Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting And Lunch Plus St-Emilion Wine Tour

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Overview

Enjoy wine tastings galore with this Bordeaux Super Saver, which combines two best-selling wine tours for a discounted price. In Bordeaux, taste and learn about wines from Frances major wine regions including Burgundy, Ctes du Rhne and the Loire Valley and pair your tastings with bread, cheeses and cured meats. After lunch, visit two chteaux in the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of St-Emilion for more wine tastings and a walking tour of the vineyards. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Spend the first part of your day experiencing all types of French wine in the heart of Bordeaux, followed by a trip to nearby St-Emilion for wine tours and tastings at two beautiful château wine estates.

Inclusions for Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting And Lunch Plus St-Emilion Wine Tour

  • Local guide
  • 3 wine-tasting sessions
  • Guided winery tours
  • Lunch
  • 10 wine tastings throughout the day
  • Entrance fees to two châteaux
  • Transport by minivan

Exclusions for Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting And Lunch Plus St-Emilion Wine Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Itinerary:

Bordeaux Wine Tasting and Workshop
Start your day with a 2-hour, small-group wine-tasting session in Bordeaux’s city center. During this informative workshop, taste four different wines as an expert wine educator gives you an overview of French wine.

You'll discover the unique characteristics of France’s main wine regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône and the Loire Valley. Gain insight into the terms ‘terroir’ and ‘appellation’ and learn how to read a French wine label.

Taste two more wines as you enjoy a typical French appetizer platter of cheese, saucisson (sausage) and fresh bread. You’ll then practice blending wines using two leading varieties of Bordeaux, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Discover how to analyze various aspects of wine including its color, smell and taste, and mix different varieties to create your own blend according to your personal tastes.

Follow your wine session with lunch at a traditional apartment in the city center.

St-Emilion Tour and Wine Tastings
After lunch, leave the city of Bordeaux behind and drive to the vineyards of St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval village, home to 800 châteaux and renowned for its spectacular wines. Your guide will teach you about the Bordeaux and St-Emilion wine regions along the way.

Visit the traditional vat room and cellar of an authentic, private château. Wander through the vineyards while your guide explains the main varieties of wine in the region. After your tour of the family-run estate, enjoy another wine-tasting session to learn more about French wine, discover proper wine-tasting techniques, and practice your skills while sampling some of the château’s wines.

In the late afternoon, you’ll head to a classified-growth château overlooking the St-Emilion vineyards. Enjoy a welcome glass of wine accompanied by a platter of local bread, cheese and saucisson (dried sausage), and learn about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. The specific châteaux you visit vary, but may include Soutard, Ferrand or Pressac.

You’ll then take an evening tour of the village of St-Emilion, a typical charming French village dating back to medieval times and surrounded by the vineyards that took its name. Afterward, it’s back to Bordeaux to conclude your full-day tour.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The minimum age to drink alcohol is 18

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • LOVED this tour. I was a solo female traveler - and loved every minute of this experience. The lesson was super informative - I am a novice at best. I wish we would have gone to more castle looking chateaus ... but that was quickly forgotten when we had our stop over in St Emilion to check out the CUTEST little old French village. It was a dream!

  • A great trip! I learned so much and the tourguides and wine experts were all wonderful. We also got to spend time in the very quaint town of St Emilion. The food and the wine were great too!

  • Absolute fun and informative day. Reme and Estelle went out of their way to give us all the information we asked for. We are in the industry but learned a lot about the Bordeaux way things are done here. Highly recommended.

  • Fantastic experience! It starts with an education/tasting experience followed by lunch.....and then a short van ride to St-Emilon to visit 2 wineries for tastings. Our guide, Frank, was awesome!

  • This Bordeaux wine workshop and vineyard tour is something I can commend to everyone. We had an interesting tasting class in the morning with JEROME who is very patient and accommodating we were 8 wine enthusiasts who are either French or English-speaking. Then we were served quiche, salad, desert and coffee/tea for lunch in Bordovino apartment. After that JEROME drove us to Saint-Émilion where we visited first the Château Côte de Baleau. We had some short wine lecture again, then went around the lovely vineyard with its amazing ripening grapes, and then we were taught sniffing different wine aromas. JEROME was even kind enough to go beyond and picked some fresh figs direct from the tree for all of us to try! Then we drove to another vineyard, Château Fombrauge de Bernard Magrez which is opulent compared to the traditional family-run chateau that we earlier visited. Again for the 2nd time, we were served saucission and cheeses while tasting their wines. After that we visited the beautiful village of Saint-Émilion and have seen its historical church. I personally learned a lot for the day, thanks to Jerome who is French but speaks perfect English. We had indeed spent the sunny warm day beautifully and we will always treasure the wonderful experience we had in Bordeaux with our knowledgeable guide, Jerome. It was well done, real thumbs up! I will surely come back to Bordeaux to visit Médoc, Graves and Sauternes, definitely with Bordovino Wine Tours again. Thank you very much for the enriching and amazing day!

  • A very worthwhile experience. Christelle our educator and tour guide for the day was very good. Her English was very easy to understand and delivered the information with humour. Our trip out to the Chateaux was interesting, however, one of the guides from one of the Chateaux had a very strong accent which made it very difficult for me to understand - fortunately Christelle picked up on this and gave an explanation to us to fill in the missed information before driving back to Bordeaux.

  • Excellent value for money. With the classroom teaching in the morning was followed by lunch. Very comprehensive teaching of the Bordeaux wine region with excellent knowledge and experience of the area displayed by the tutor and her colleagues .Then a trip out to two vineyards in St Emilion. Friendly driver / guide and we explored the vineyards, both inside and out going into all areas. Even sampled the wines there. Rounded off with a visit to the old town of St Emilion and a guided tour there.Great day - would do it again.

  • Wonderful day.
    Soline is very knowledgeable and made the whole day very enjoyable.
    Highly recommended.

  • The tour was very informative providing information on wine tasting, the visit to two wine makers the wines at both were excellent. I would recommend the tour to all those that are interested in wine.

  • Super experience! Learned a lot about Bordeaux wine and had a great time

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