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Savor the Cognac Region
La Rochelle Shore Excursion - Savor the Cognac Region


This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port in La Rochelle
  • Private Vehicle with English Speaking Driver / Local Guide
  • Included: Remy Martin & Hennessy winery Tours with Tastings
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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $1038 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $756 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $600 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $508 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $446 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $406 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $372 Per Person (Private Tour)

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La Rochelle Shore Excursion

This full day La Rochelle tour visits Cognac, the most famous brandy region in France. While you are there you will visit the Remy Martin and Hennessy wineries for tours and tastings. There is also free time for lunch in the historic town of Cognac.

After meeting your driver-guide at the La Rochelle pier, you depart for the Cognac vineyards in the Charente region. This area is located northeast of Bordeaux and has been producing brandy for over 300 years.

Once you are in Cognac you will enjoy both morning and afternoon visits to tour the Remy Martin and Hennessy wineries. Your visits will include tours of the facility where you learn about the grape varieties, the fermentation and blending process of making Brandy before you have the enjoyment of tasting several different kinds of brandy produced by the House of Cognac.

At Hennessy you enjoy their Initiation experience with tastings of Hennessy V.S and Hennessy V.S.O.P. Then at Remy Martin you enjoy a tour of the property followed by a tasting of their 1738 Accord Royal Cognac, served with a small delicacy. As a small bonus you can keep the tasting glass as a memory.

Some people ask what is the difference between brandy and Cognac. In fact Cognac is a specific type of brandy which can only be produced in this very small region. Requirements also say that it must be double-distilled in both a copper pot and then aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of two years.

There will be free time in the historic town of Cognac for you to enjoy lunch on your own.

At the end of this La Rochelle shore trip you will be brought back to La Rochelle pier.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our La Rochelle shore excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private La Rochelle tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet and drive to Cognac- 1.5 Hours
  • Visit a House of Cognac - 1.5 Hours
  • Free time for lunch- 2 Hours
  • Visit a second House of Cognac - 1.5 Hours
  • Return to pier in La Rochelle- 1.5 Hours