Champagne and Bordeaux, September 23 – October 1, 2021

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Champagne and Bordeaux wine tour, luxury and gastronomy at the very highest level

Experience two of France’s most prestigious wine regions on the same tour

— On this 9-day tour you will enter into the magical world of outstanding wines and gastronomy of Champagne and Bordeaux. You start with 4 nights in Champagne and continue with 4 nights in the beautiful city of Bordeaux. Join us and discover two unique and classic French wine regions.   

Tour Highlights

  • 8 nights
  • Private prestigious Champagne and Bordeaux tastings
  • Magnificent lunches at Bordeaux châteaux
  • Luxurious Champagne lunches
  • €4,800
  • Beautiful landscapes
  • Classics and innovation
  • Organic vineyards
  • Stay in Reims and in Bordeaux
  • Independent growers & famous houses and châteaux

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This tour will take you to the two most well-known and prestigious wine regions of France, Champagne and Bordeaux, both with centuries of history and glamour.

The tour will start in Champagne. The world boasts many sparkling wines but there is only one region roughly 75 miles east of Paris which can call its wines “champagne.”

We will explain the terroir, the secrets of the soil and the climate, and the viticultural and oenological challenges of making this high-quality wine. By the end of the tour, you will know almost all the secrets of champagne and why it is different from other sparkling wines.

We will visit both larger, famous champagne houses and smaller, independent growers who only make wine from their own grapes. We will focus primarily on these smaller, more exclusive, quality-oriented producers, so called “growers’ champagnes”.

A village, vineyards and the Marne river in Champagne
A village, vineyards and the Marne river in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography
A village, vineyards and the Marne river in Champagne
A village, vineyards and the Marne river in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

Our lavish lunches will give you plenty of opportunity to decide how best to pair champagne with delicious dishes, and to discover how a “champagne all the way” dining experience works. There will be several of these.

We will stay in Reims, roughly 95 miles (150 km) directly east of Paris. The city is home to several famous houses and its cathedral is one of the most beautiful and impressive in France, and it features on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

After having bubbles for several days, you will enjoy getting to know the (mostly) red wines of Bordeaux. The fast train will take us from Reims to Bordeaux, with change of trains in Paris.

Bordeaux is home to world-famous châteaux and world-class wines, but it’s also home to some exciting new initiatives, important for the future of this outstanding wine region, and some younger, highly motivated winemakers. On this trip we will visit grand cru classé estates, as well as others that are less well-known but equally quality-conscious, taking in the renowned regions of Médoc, Saint-Émilion, Graves and Sauternes.

A grand chateau in the Medoc
A grand château in the Médoc, copyright BKWine Photography
A grand chateau in the Medoc
A grand château in the Médoc, copyright BKWine Photography

We will enjoy private tastings at all the châteaux, welcomed by hosts who are delighted to share their passion for fine wine with us.

We will stay four nights in the city of Bordeaux, an elegant, truly beautiful city of just over half a million inhabitants. In the evenings you will have the possibility to explore the many landmarks, sights and restaurants of Bordeaux.

The city of Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage site; read more about it in our City Guide to Bordeaux.

This exclusive tour is led by one of BKWine’s wine and travel expert guides. It has a maximum of 12 participants, so you will undoubtedly feel like privileged guests.

Also worth noting is that we at BKWine have written an internationally award-winning book about Champagne, one of the few books with complete and up to date information about Champagne, as well as an award-winning book about Bordeaux, a concise guide to the wines and regions of Bordeaux.

So you will have a hard time finding a more insightful guide to this exciting wine region. More on this below.

The magnificent cathedral in Reims in Champagne
The magnificent cathedral in Reims in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography
The magnificent cathedral in Reims in Champagne
The magnificent cathedral in Reims in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

Programme — Champagne and Bordeaux wine tour

Preliminary programme.

Contact BKWine for more details.

There may be changes to some details of the programme, e.g. which wineries we visit. We put great effort into making your visits both exceptional and memorable. For this reason we often visit other than the most obvious, big-name producers (where there are often a number of guides employed). Instead we chose to give you a more unique, personal experience at our carefully selected estates, often (but not always) meeting the owner or the winemaker.

Programme overview

  • Day 1, Thursday — Arrival in Champagne
  • Day 2, Friday — Southern Montagne de Reims
  • Day 3, Saturday — Côte des Blancs
  • Day 4, Sunday — The major champagne houses, and organic champagne
  • Day 5, Monday — Fast train to Bordeaux (over Paris)
  • Day 6, Tuesday — Médoc
  • Day 7, Wednesday — Saint Emilion
  • Day 8, Thursday — Graves, Sauternes
  • Day 9, Friday — Tour ends, heading back home

Thursday, September 23 — Arrival in Champagne

You arrive in Reims and check in at our centrally located hotel.

It is easy to get from Paris (Gare de l’Est) to Reims. The trip takes about 45 minutes and there is a train almost every hour. You can also take a train to Reims from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

Reims is a lively, pleasant town with around 200,000 inhabitants, some good restaurants and of course, plenty of wine and champagne bars. The Cathédrale Notre Dame de Reims is one of the most beautiful in France. Although it was damaged in the First World War much of it was miraculously saved.

Many champagne houses are based in Reims including Pommery, Krug and Veuve Clicquot. There are many miles of underground cellars running beneath the city, dug out of the chalk rock, with the most ancient said to date back to Roman times. The houses, hillsides and cellars of the Champagne region are included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Champagne has long been considered a luxury wine associated with glamour and prestige, and you can see from the palatial-looking wineries that image is all-important here.

We will meet in the evening for a welcome dinner, with champagnes of course, in Reims.

Chardonnay in a traditional press in Champagne
Chardonnay in a traditional press in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography
Taking a barrel sample of champagne vin clair to taste
Taking a barrel sample of champagne vin clair to taste

Friday, September 24 — Southern Montagne de Reims

After breakfast our driver will collect us from the hotel. We drive south through the magnificent Montagne de Reims area with its sloping hills, famous for the excellent Pinot Noir grapes that grow here.

In the morning we will visit a small grower for a detailed explanation of the unique vinification and production of champagne, why the harvest is always done by hand, the special way the grapes are pressed, the second fermentation process, and so on. We will taste through his range of champagnes, including vintage, rosé and brut zéro.

We continue south and stop near Épernay to have lunch at one of the best gastronomic restaurants in the Champagne region, where a highly creative chef will prepare dishes that are not just delightful but also artfully presented.

In the afternoon we will stop at a small, exclusive champagne house to visit their modern wine making facilities and historic cellar.

Blending is a unique aspect of making champagne that exists in almost no other wine region, and we will discuss the importance of this process before a tasting of their top flight, elegant wines. Our visit will end with a short walk in the vineyards to understand more about the terroir and micro-climate at this five-hectare vineyard, and to admire the attractive location and views of the river Marne.

We return to Reims in the late afternoon, and your evening is free to spend as you choose. The city offers many dining options.

A village and vineyards in Champagne
A village and vineyards in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography
A village and vineyards in Champagne
A village and vineyards in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

Saturday, September 25 — Côte des Blancs

After breakfast we board the bus and head south to the Côte des Blancs district just south of Epernay.

The Côte des Blancs is known for its vineyards planted with Chardonnay. Here you will find famous, picturesque grand cru villages like Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant and Avize. Many of the growers make blanc de blanc, a wine made exclusively from Chardonnay.

We will visit a small grower in Mesnil-sur-Oger. It is a family winery with 18 hectares of vineyards, mainly in Mesnil and in the neighbouring villages. They only use their own grapes, and make wines with great finesse and concentration.

Lunch will be in Avize at the attractive restaurant “Les Avisés”. This restaurant and boutique luxury hotel is owned by producer Champagne Jacques Selosse (the winery is next door). We will enjoy a three-course menu matched with different styles of champagne, including from Selosse.

The day ends with a visit to the Vallée de la Marne and the opportunity to take a deep dive into champagne by tasting vin clair, i.e. the still wine from which champagne is made, before it has undergone the second fermentation which gives it its bubbles. There will be more champagne to taste as well…

We return to Reims in the early evening. You are free to relax, take a stroll in the town and muse on what you have seen and tasted during the day.

Tasting and lunch in Champagne
Tasting and lunch in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography
Tasting and lunch in Champagne
Tasting and lunch in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

Sunday, September 26 — The major houses, and organic champagne

Today we will visit one of the major champagne houses in Reims or Epernay, where many big names have their offices and cellars. These are the brands whose savoir-faire (and considerable marketing budgets) have made champagne famous around the world.

Our day starts with one of the “must-see” sights, namely the impressive underground cellars (the oldest dating back to Roman times) where millions of bottles of champagne are aged.  After walking through some of the tunnels, it will be time to taste the champagnes of this famous house.

Next stop will be the famous grand cru villages of Verzy and Verzenay in the Montagne de Reims area where we will admire the breathtaking vineyard views. 

Our lunch will feature some of the classic cuisine champenoise, elegantly presented and made from the very finest local produce and accompanied by a selection of champagnes, this time in the fuller-bodied Montagne de Reims style.

After lunch we will visit a small organic grower in Verzy, who will explain how it is possible to make great wines in this cool climate region without having to spray the vines with traditional systemic pesticides. Naturally, he will also present his wines for us to taste and enjoy.

We return to Reims at the end of the day, and the evening is free for you to spend as your choose.

Bottles in pupitres in a carved-out cellar in Champagne
Bottles in pupitres in a carved-out cellar in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography
Bottles in pupitres in a carved-out cellar in Champagne
Bottles in pupitres in a carved-out cellar in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

Monday, September 27 — Fast train to Bordeaux

Time to go south. After breakfast we will take a short stroll to the train station. We board the TGV train to Paris. It will take us 45 minutes. In Paris we change train stations and continue to Bordeaux. The fast train ride will be 2 hours.

When we arrive we check in at our 4-star hotel in the city centre.

The city of Bordeaux is the centre of the Bordeaux wine trade. But today you’ll see more beautifully renovated Renaissance or baroque mansions, luxury boutiques and university students than wine warehouses.

Situated on the banks of the Garonne river, Bordeaux is without a doubt one of France’s most elegant cities. What used to be warehouses and car parks have been transformed into a multitude of cafés, wine bars and restaurants. Here you can find everything from Michelin-starred dining destinations to simple neighbourhood bistrots.

When in Bordeaux, there are two “must-do” items for your list. One is to explore the Old Town on foot, soaking up the atmosphere and admiring the many characterful streets and squares. The other is to take a stroll at dusk along the river banks and admire the magnificent Place de la Bourse with the Miroir d’Eau as the light falls. 

Maybe a call in at a bar and try a Lillet, a fragrant, wine-based apéritif created by brothers Paul and Raymond Lillet in 1872? It found fame thanks to an appearance in the James Bond film Casino Royale, and it is still made in the original location today.

We will all meet for a Bordeaux welcome dinner in the evening.

Cafés and restaurants, Quai des Chartrons, in Bordeaux city
Cafés and restaurants, Quai des Chartrons, in Bordeaux city, copyright BKWine Photography
Cafés and restaurants in Bordeaux city
Cafés and restaurants on the Quai des Chartrons in Bordeaux city, copyright BKWine Photography

Tuesday, September 28 — The Médoc

Our bus will pick us up at our hotel after breakfast. We will spend the day in Médoc, home to many of the major châteaux and famous for its wines made primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Here in the Médoc the vines grow on a narrow strip of land along the Gironde estuary, sheltered from the rain and Atlantic Ocean winds by the pine forest area of Les Landes.

We will drive along the route des châteaux heading north on a spectacular journey, passing magnificent fairytale châteaux dotted along the road like a string of pearls as our bus takes us through the villages of Margaux, Saint-Julien and Pauillac, and up to Saint-Estèphe.

You will see many world-famous wine estates and gently rolling hills with vineyards planted predominantly with Cabernet Sauvignon. The best have a view over the river, or so it is said.

We will visit three different châteaux, including impressive grand cru classé names and smaller, family-owned domaines.

At lunch time we will visit a magnificent, family-owned château and start with a private tour of the cellar.

If our visit falls during harvest time, we will see the meticulous sorting of the grapes, a key element in producing top quality wine, carried out when the fruit arrives at the winery.

This is followed by a wine tasting and lunch. This is an exceptional gastronomic experience on a par with a luxury restaurant meal, the only difference being that you will enjoy it in the calm setting of the dining room of the château, or in the garden, weather permitting. Naturally, a selection of wines will be matched with the various courses.

By early evening we will be back in Bordeaux. A riverside walk is a must. The famous water mirror feature in front of the Place de la Bourse is at its most spectacular at dusk. There are also many excellent restaurants along the newly renovated and redesigned river banks.

A barrel cellar in a chateau in Bordeaux
A barrel cellar in a chateau in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography
A barrel cellar in a chateau in Bordeaux
A barrel cellar in a chateau in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Wednesday, September 29 — Saint Emilion

Today we cross both rivers, the Garonne and the Dordogne, visiting the rive droite (Right Bank) of Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion, Fronsac and Pomerol.

The landscape is hillier here than in the Médoc and the châteaux are smaller. This is also where the most expensive wines of Bordeaux are to be found.

Here we will visit small family estates with high ambitions. We will have the opportunity to walk in the vineyards, and the winemakers will explain how they work to get the very best grapes, which is of course of utmost importance to the final quality of the wines. One of the châteaux we will visit is certified organic.

Lunch will be at a renowned grand cru classé property with an impressive, state-of-the-art winery and a spectacular limestone cellar, the same stone which over the years has been painstakingly hewn and used to build houses in the area. After the visit, a delicious lunch will be served in the dining room of this smaller château.

There will be time for a stroll in picturesque Saint-Émilion before our afternoon visit. This charming, small medieval town features on the UNESCO World Heritage list and is not to be missed.

We arrive back at our hotel in Bordeaux in the early evening. The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy discovering the city centre. If you haven’t already done so, take a walk  and admire the magnificent architecture of the Old Town.

The Medieval town of Saint Emilion
The medieval town of Saint Emilion, copyright BKWine Photography
The Medieval town of Saint Emilion
The medieval town of Saint Emilion, copyright BKWine Photography

Thursday, September 30 — Graves and Sauternes

Today we head south to the regions of Pessac-Léognan, Graves and Sauternes. Pessac-Léognan and Graves are known for red wines as well as dry white wines, while Sauternes makes some of the world’s most delicious sweet wines.

In Sauternes our group will visit one of the area’s grand châteaux. Here we will learn about the painstaking process by which these exclusive wines are made (each parcel of vines is carefully harvested several times to make sure that only the best grapes are picked), and the noble rot which brings not only sugar but also the rich honey and spice notes for which Sauternes is recognised.

During our visit we will taste several different vintages to see how a Sauternes wine evolves.

Lunch will be served in the elegant dining room of a grand château in the Pessac-Léognan area. An enclave in the Graves region, the Pessac-Léognan appellation was created in 1987. It is close to the city centre and today some of the châteaux are totally surrounded by suburban housing.

We will visit the vineyard and the cellar before enjoying a lunch prepared by an extremely talented chef and paired with a selection of excellent wines, creating a gastronomic experience worthy of a Michelin-starred restaurant.

In the afternoon we will have our last visit of the day at a château in the Graves appellation where our group will taste both red and white wines.

The white wines of Bordeaux are truly magnificent and well worth trying, particularly as today, less than 10% of wines made in Bordeaux are white. Compare this with 50 years ago, when white wine accounted for half of this region’s production, and you will understand that this is an excellent opportunity to taste some of the best examples of what is a shrinking category.

We will be back in Bordeaux in the afternoon and you will have some time to rest before we meet again for our great farewell dinner.

Grapes ready for harvest in Bordeaux
Grapes ready for harvest in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography
Grapes ready for harvest in Bordeaux
Grapes ready for harvest in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Friday, October 1 — Heading back home

The tour ends after breakfast. Departure.

There may be changes to some details of the programme, e.g. which wineries we visit. We put great effort into making your visits both exceptional and memorable. For this reason we often visit other than the most obvious, big-name producers (where there are often a number of guides employed). Instead we chose to give you a more unique, personal experience at our carefully selected estates, often (but not always) meeting the owner or the winemaker.

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Decanting wine and preparing the tasting, Bordeaux
Decanting wine and preparing the tasting, Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography
Decanting wine and preparing the tasting
Decanting wine and preparing the tasting, Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Even more info

We have written a lot about Champagne and about wine touring in the region, what to do and what to expect.

We have also written a lot about Bordeaux and about wine touring in the region, what to do and what to expect.

The Champagne Wine Book

One of the many internationally award winning wine books we, the BKWine Tours founders, have written is on Champagne, but unfortunately it is not currently available in English. It is called “Champagne, the Wine and the Growers“, winner of “best book on French wine” in the Gourmand Awards.

Champagne, the Wine and the Growers is our ninth book (we’ve done more than ten now). It gives you everything you could need to know about champagne. Having written this book and many others, we feel confident that you will enjoy an extremely competent, top quality tour experience with us. 

As far as we know, no other wine tour operator has a track record of authoring ten or more wine books, so you can feel confident that you will get the most competent and high-quality wine tour with BKWine.

Champagne Book, Britt Karlsson, Per Karlsson
The Champagne Book, by Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson

The Bordeaux Wine Book

One of the many internationally award winning wine books we, the BKWine Tours founders, have written is on Bordeaux, but unfortunately it is not currently available in English.

As far as we know, no other wine tour operator has a track record of authoring ten or more wine books, so you can feel confident that you will get the most competent and high-quality wine tour with BKWine.

Bordeaux-vinerna-distrikten-producenterna-Book cover

More wine books

We have written more than ten wine books. They have won both national and international wine writing awards.

No other wine tour organiser has a comparable knowledge, competence and experience.

A collection of wine books written by BKWine

Tour Details — Champagne and Bordeaux Wine Tour

Dates: September 23 – October 1, 2021

Price per person: €4,800

Single room supplement: €530 euro

Included in the price:

  • 8 hotel nights, good quality, mid-range European-style hotel, double occupancy, including breakfast
    • 4 nights in 4-star hotel, centrally located in Reims
    • 4 nights in 4-star hotel, centrally located in Bordeaux
  • Meals as described in the programme above (*):
    • 3 gastronomic “champagne all the way” lunches
    • 3 gastronomic multi-course lunches including prestigious wines; at least 2 of the lunches at a wine château
    • 3 multi-course dinners: welcome dinner in Reims (incl. champagnes), welcome dinner in Bordeaux (incl. wines), farewell dinner in Bordeaux (incl. wines)
  • Start point: Reims
  • End point: Bordeaux
  • Bus transport throughout the whole trip
  • Train tickets, first class, for transfer from Reims to Bordeaux (over Paris)
  • All vineyard and winery visits
  • Private, high-quality tastings at wineries, approx. 3 per day
  • Interpretation from French as needed (many visits will be in English)
  • Wine guiding and wine tutoring by an expert BKWine guide

(*) See below for more important information on our meals.

Not included:

  • Travel (flights etc) to the destination and back to your home location.
  • Taxi transfer between railway stations in Paris
  • Taxi transfer from railway station in Bordeaux to hotel

You are responsible for organising your travel to Reims and from Bordeaux yourself.

If you would like assistance organising your flight tickets etc, please contact us.

We warmly recommend that you plan a few extra days here if you have the time. It is a very interesting place and well worth some regular, non-wine related tourism too. We can assist you with booking additional hotel nights as needed.

For this tour to take place we must have a minimum of 6 participants registered by the “book before” date. Maximum number of tour participants: 12.

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Book before: June 15, 2021

Booking is confirmed by paying the booking fee of 900 euro. Full payment should be received at the latest one month before the departure date (see our terms and conditions). Details on how to pay will be sent to you when you register.

It is important that your read our travel booking terms and conditions.

We also invite you to read more on why you should travel with BKWine, about customer protection, and about what you can expect from our wine tours in the section below “More on our wine tours”.

You book by contacting Britt Karlsson, BKWine:

  • phone: +33 1 58 88 04 66 or +33 6 80 45 35 70 (+33 is the country code for France)
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More on our wine tours

Why travel with BKWine?

We are Britt and Per Karlsson. We are specialists in wine and food tours and wine tourism, but also experts in wine in general. We are internationally published wine writers and have written ten award-winning wine books.

No other tour operator has a comparable knowledge and experience of wine, wine regions, wine tourism and gourmet travel.

We have organised hundreds of wine and food tours, and this is what we love to do. We take it very seriously – it is not a sideline or a hobby – and what we want more than anything is to share all these wonderful experiences with you.

All our tours are led and managed by guides who have in-depth wine knowledge, and in many cases we lead the tours ourselves.

Read more on why you should choose BKWine for your wine and food tour.

Thousands of happy customers

Over the years, thousands of wine lovers have travelled with us. Many come back to tour again and again with BKWine to new wine regions. Our record-breaking client has been on more than ten BKWine tours. We are happy and proud to have such faithful customers.

Read more on what travellers have said about our tours.

Awards and Mentions

We’re pleased and proud to have received many accolades, including:

  • “World’s Top Wine Tours”, Travel+Leisure Magazine, the world’s biggest travel magazine
  • “Best wine tasting holidays”, AOL Travel’s list of top wine tours
  • “Recommended Wine Tours”, Munskänkarna, the world’s biggest wine appreciation association
  • “World’s Best Wine Book for Professionals” as well as “Best Wine Book of the Year”, Gourmand International awards, and many other book prizes
  • Three OIV book awards, International Organisation of Vine and Wine
  • “Wine Personality of the Year”, an honour bestowed on Britt Karlsson by Munskänkarna in 2011, the world’s biggest wine appreciation association
  • Inclusion on the Wine Media Power List, by Wine Business International magazine

About the wine producers and wineries we visit

Our aim is for you to experience some of the very best and most interesting aspects of the wine world, in terms of wine and food.

We put great effort into creating outstanding winery visits, and in this way we are quite different to many wine tour organisers. It is not always the most renowned, internationally known estates that offer the best experiences. Organising a wine tour featuring famous names of the wine world is relatively easy: it is merely a question of making lists and ticking boxes. On those kind of “bucket list” wine tours, you rarely meet the winemaker or the owner. You will simply be one of thousands of visitors they receive each year.

We do things differently. With BKWine Tours, you will meet the people behind the label, often the winemakers and/or the owners. Thanks to them, you will have a unique, truly personal experience and an insight into the wine world that no one else can offer. When you travel with BKWine, you are more like a special guest than a tourist.

We have personal connections and unparalleled knowledge thanks to more than 20 years as wine journalists, with 10 wine books published, and as wine tour organisers with more than 30 years’ experience. You can be sure of getting the best wine travel experiences with BKWine Tours.

Read more on the wine producers and wineries we visit.

A true gourmet experience: food and gastronomy

For us, wine and food are intimately linked, and this is a fundamental part of our wine travel philosophy. For this reason, a wine tour with BKWine is always an outstanding culinary experience both for the wine enthusiast and for the gourmet. A BKWine tour is a gastronomic voyage that explores the deep relationship between food and wine.

Read more On Meals: Food and Gastronomy on Our Tours.

Customer Protection,  Financial Travel Guarantee, and Terms and Conditions

You can always feel safe when you book your tour with BKWine. BKWine has a bonded bank guarantee that gives full protection according to EU and Swedish law. BKWine is a Swedish limited company and as such is regulated by strict rules.

Read more on Customer Protection, Financial Travel Guarantee. and our Terms and Conditions.

When you book a tour it is important that you read the terms and conditions. BKWine’s booking terms and conditions follow the guidelines developed by the Consumer Protection Agency.

Health, vaccination and allergies

Our tours have no particular health requirements although inevitably we will be walking a certain amount in wine cellars and vineyards. Sensible footwear is a must.

Most of our travel destinations have no particular health guidelines or requirements for vaccinations or medical certificates, but if in doubt, you should always consult a medical professional, vaccination centre or relevant embassy in your country of origin.

We can always accommodate food allergies. However, in order for us to manage such requests you must let us know about any allergies before the tour starts.

Read more in our FAQ and in our Terms and Conditions.

Travel insurance

BKWine does not sell travel insurance. If you want travel insurance, check if your regular home insurance policy includes some kind of travel insurance, or contact your regular insurance company or a travel insurance specialist.

Custom Tours

We also offer custom wine and food tours if you want to travel on different dates, or if you want something different to what we currently offer on our scheduled tours. This tailor-made service can be offered for individuals, companies, professionals, wine tastings clubs etc.

Important information

Our groups are always small. The number of people in the group may vary. The maximum can range from 8 to around 20; check the details in each programme. But our groups are always modest in size. This is important because it guarantees a quality experience and a personal welcome at the wineries we visit.

Read the BKWine Booking Terms and Conditions here. They are important to you!

You are expected to organise your travel independently to the destination for most of our tours, but once you are at the location, we take care of everything.

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