Saint-Emilion wine tour (afternoon)

Summary

Step into the very heart of Saint Emilion and its surrounding vineyards, uncovering the mysteries of this certified UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as relish its elegant world renowned wines. The tour will begin at a distinguished Grand Cru chateau, gaining an intimate experience of the wine making process with a tour of the winery and private tasting. Afterwards, you’ll be taken on a guided walking tour of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion to explore its thousand-year-old history, followed by a degustation of regional wines with a local expert. We’ll finish the afternoon on a high note, at a family-owned winery where you’ll be offered delicious local specialties such as cheeses and cured meats with wines to match – French art de vivre at its finest!

Tour only available from April to October (private tours for any day on request). From November to March check our winter tour!

Program

1:50 p.m.  Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Office de Tourisme located 12 cours du 30 Juillet.
2:00 p.m.  Departure to Saint-Emilion. Along the way, your guide will tell you about Bordeaux’s vineyards and test your wine knowledge. You’ll see some of the region’s fabulous scenery.
3:00 p.m.  Wine tour of a Grand Cru classé chateau (top growth winery)  learning the various stages of the winemaking process and tasting its beautiful wines.
4:15 p.m.  Arrival in the village of Saint-Emilion, short guided walk along the charming streets and tasting local wines at a wine shop.
5:15 p.m.  Tour of a family-owned winery in either the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru or Pomerol appellation, wine tasting with local specialties.
7:15 p.m.  Back to Bordeaux in front of the Tourist Office of Bordeaux.

Partner wineries : Château La Gaffelière, Château Yon Figeac, Château du Tailhas, chateau La Croizille, Château de Ferrand… depending on availabilities and days.

Highlights

lieu-de-depart MEETING POINT Bordeaux Office de Tourisme
duree DURATION 5hrs
vehicule TRANSPORTATION Brand new 8 seater minivan
distance DISTANCE around 100kms
nbre-de-personnes NUMBER OF PERSONS 8 people max.
langue LANGUAGE Tour only in  English
visite VISIT/TASTING 2 visits – 7/8 tastings (red wines only)
tenue_vestimentaire CLOTHING  Comfortable footwear
food FOOD Regional specialities at the winery

 

CANCELLATION FEES IF THE CLIENT CANCELS

More than 72 hours before the day of the tour: no cancellation fee. Less than 72 hours before the day of the tour or no-show: 100% of the cost of the tour. The minimum number of people for each tour is 2. We reserve the right to cancel the tour 48 hours before departure if the minimum number of 2 people is not met and you will receive a full refund.

 

Tourist Office of Bordeaux

12 cours du XXX Juillet
33000 Bordeaux

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