Discover the historical city of Saintes and Cognac tasting tour
After pick-up at the port of La Rochelle, drive to Saintes.
This historical city has been awarded as an history and art city. The panoramic drive will take you to the highlights such as the ruins of the roman amphitheater or the roman arc on the river Charente banks, but also the beautiful romanesque churches.
Then, you will enjoy a nice lunch in town before driving to the vineyards for a Cognac tasting tour. In the estate, you will be explained all the steps for making the famous brandy from the harvest, the distillation in the specific cooper pot still and the art of blending.
After the tasting drive back to La Rochelle to join your waiting ship.
Leave La Rochelle port in the morning
One hour drive to reach Saintes - Guided tour of this beautiful city
Lunch (not included)
Drive to the vineyards and visit in a Cognac estate (including a tasting)
Drive back to La Rochelle Port of call
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
*** I will be your guide and driver. I am said to be cautious and good driver (and modest too).
***9 seater minivan (air-conditionned and comfortable clean vehicle)
*** Ford Tourneo Custom : roomy space on board (more than enough for 7 passengers + wine cases and suitcases :-), footboards and sliding doors for easy access, ooportunity to charge connected devices
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euros - consider 25€ on average for a nice lunch in a french brasserie
No restriction with a licence allowing me to guide you in museums and monuments
Fully knowledgeable with wine making and Cognac distillation but one restriction is mandatory : "Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please consume in moderation"