The Great Escape Experience (full day)

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Summary

Wine tasting in Bordeaux couldn’t be better than our Graves and Saint-Emilion tour, which is truly the ultimate French lifestyle experience. In just one day you’ll discover the richness and remarkable diversity of Bordeaux wines. First you’ll visit a prestigious winery in the Graves area, followed by a gourmet picnic lunch amongst the vines, where you’ll be savoring local charcuterie and cheeses with château wines under the warm south west sun! The wine tour continues in the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, tasting several world-renowned red wines as well as the local sparkling wine known as crémant. We can guarantee that by the end of your journey with us, you’ll know all there is to know about Bordeaux wines. An exclusive tour that will not disappoint to impress your taste buds and give you a real sense of life in France!

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements at least 48 hours prior to your tour. The picnic is mostly composed of local cheeses, cured meats and salad or fresh seasonal vegetables.

Tour available only on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays  from April to October. Private tours for any day on request

Program

09:05 Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Tourist Information Office at 12 Cours du 30 Juillet.
09:15 En route to the Graves vineyards.
09:45 Visit of a Pessac-Léognan or Graves prestigous winery, wine tasting of the Château’s red and white wines.
11:30 Tour of a family-owned vineyard in the Entre-deux-Mers wine region with a picnic style lunch at the vineyard accompanied with wine selected from the winery.
14:00 Departure to the vineyards of Saint-Emilion via the sumptuous landscapes of Entre-deux-Mers, considered as Bordeaux’s 'Little Tuscany'.
14:30 Enjoy a glass of the local sparkling wine (crémant) in a magical spot located in the medieval town of Saint-Emilion.
15:00 Explore the quaint streets in a short guided walking tour of the village of Saint-Emilion.
16:30 Tour of a chateau in the Pomerol or Saint-Emilion appellation. You’ll be welcomed by the château host for one last exclusive wine tasting!
18:30 Back to the Tourist Information Office.

Highlights

MEETING POINT Bordeaux Tourist Information Office
DURATION 9 hrs
TRANSPORTATION Premium 8 seater minivan
DISTANCE Approximately 160 kms round-trip
NUMBER OF PERSONS 8 people maximum
LANGUAGE English/French
VISIT/TASTING 3 visits and up to 9 tastings including red, white and sparkling wines)! 2 glasses of wine with lunch
CLOTHING Comfortable footwear
FOOD Traditional French lunch at the Château

Cancellation Policy:

Any cancellations made 48 hours prior to the departure time of your tour will be fully refunded.

Any cancellations made 48 – 24 hours prior to the departure time of your tour will be refunded, minus an administration fee of €10/person.

Any no-shows or cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the departure time of your tour are fully chargeable.

The minimum number of people per tour is 2. We reserve the right to cancel any tour 48 hours prior to the departure time of the tour if the minimum number of people is not met. You will receive a full refund in the case of such unforeseen events. The lunch may take place in Saint-Emilion as an alternative depending on chateau availability.

 

Tourist Information Office

12 Cours du 30 Juillet 33000 Bordeaux