Saint Emilion Day Trip With Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings From Bordeaux

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join this day trip to the Saint-Emilion (and surrounding) wine-making region of France. This full-day guided excursion from Bordeaux offers picturesque scenery, sightseeing and fine wines the perfect day out from the city! Sample Bordeaux wines in 3 fascinating chateaux and explore the charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Saint-Emilion.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

Traveling by luxury, air-conditioned coach, youll head north from Bordeaux to the Saint-Emilion (and surrounding) wine-making region. Not only is it one of the most picturesque places in France, it's also one of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux wine region.

The chateaux (French for 'castles') that produce the regions famous wines are divided into distinct geographical areas, known as appellations.
Your full-day tour starts with a visit to a chateau in Saint-Emilion, where youll enjoy a Bordeaux wine-tasting session with your knowledgeable local guide. During the tasting, learn about the dominant grapes used in the individual appellation, and how factors such as climate and soil can enhance or influence a wines flavor.

In the hilltop village of Saint-Emilion, enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour around its quaint and pretty streets. Youll have time to spend at leisure in the village, so you use that opportunity to grab some lunch, admire the historic UNESCO World Heritage-designated buildings or enjoy some retail therapy in the local boutiques.

Then depart Saint-Emilion and travel to a nearby wine estates, where you will enjoy 2 other wine tasting in wineries (Chateaus). You will be introduced to the art and techniques involved in the wine-making process and taken on a tour of the vat house and the cellars before returning to Bordeaux.

Inclusions

One bottle of water per person

Short walking tour of St Emilion village

Professional English speaking qualified driver / tour guide

Three wine tasting sessions

Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Adult only tour, children under 18 years of age are not allowed

A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required

Near public transportation

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

Tour involves some walking, good walking shoes recommended

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

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  • 07-Nov-2022

    Our host Ange (sorry for spelling) was amazing! She was very knowledgeable, made great conversation and really made the day. The wine tours were all great as wye're the wine tastings. Perfect amount of time to explore Saint-Émilion as well.

  • 06-Nov-2022

    Our guide (Emily) was fantastic! She was funny, thoughtful and knowledgeable. The day was delightful with several wine tastings and a little tour of the town of Saint Emilion

  • 03-Nov-2022

    Emily was so great! She made everyone feel welcome and was very informative as our guide. The Chateaus were beautiful and each gave us a different experience! So great! We would totally do it again!

  • 01-Nov-2022

    We had a great group that made a wonderful excursion even better. Stan, our guide for the day, was fantastic and I would highly recommend him for future participants. All of the wine tastings were superb and the town of St Emilion is very special. Only negative I can say was that it took over two hours for lunch which significantly reduced our time to explore the town. Would rather have grabbed a quick bite in lieu of a big sit down lunch that took so long.

  • 01-Nov-2022

    It was a great experience. We went to three different wineries and got the history of how the wine is made and the 3 wine tastings sessions. Also we stopped at the city of St. Emillion which is old and beautiful and has lots of character. We got a chance to walk visit it and have lunch. Then we met out guide back and he he gave us a tour about the main church/castle of the city. The ride was on time, clean and professional. It was a very nice and relaxing day and very good experience. I highly recommend it it’s a little pricey but worth it.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Great wine tour visiting some really good variety of different vineyards. Lunch stop in St Emilion was an additional bonus. Tour guide was exceptionally well informed and very entertaining. Would recommend to anybody considering a tour that this is by far the best way to do it and get the most out of a day.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Cam was a wonderful guide. Really nice and welcoming. She also gave us some good recommendations in where to eat in Bordeaux.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    Angie, good God! We weren't in the van five minutes and she said, "...you know the smell of the forrest after a fresh rain? That is the beauty and fragrance of Saint-Emilion." My heart melted away, as did my troubles. And that was the experience just beginning the drive. Angie is a fountain of knowledge, sure. But that's incidental. I'd expect and frankly insist upon being in the company of a wine expert on a wine tasting tour of Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux. But Angie is not a tour guide. She is a passionate lover of the experiential nature of wine. Hand me a paint brush and I'll convince you I'm seconds I'm no artist. Hand Angie the keys to a van, fill it with petrol and aim it at Saint-Emilion and Angie is a force. She spoke seemingly limitlessly about how wine transforms any innocuous or monumental moment into a life-long dream. I know this all sounds gratituitous and pretentious. But you weren't there. Angie is the kind of person you want drinking wine. Nothing of the undertaking is lost on her and she passes this love from her to you throughout your entire day tasting. My brother and I did an all-day tasting tour at three wineries. In order they were, Château Rol Valentin, Château Franc Mayne, both in Saint-Émilion and Château Ferrand, in Pomerol. Each host was gracious, an ardent student of wine and at each turn stressed the unquestionable quotient of the wine-making process that demands love. The wines were transcendent, of course. Duh. But the experience? There's no lens on earth, mounted to any camera on earth that will capture the experience. Drop what you're doing, leave the late report late or PowerPoint undone. Book this tour, demand Angie be your guide and shoot me a note to thank me later. Travel well, My Friends! Xo!

  • 26-Oct-2022

    An excellent and comprehensive tour with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Learned a lot about French wine an culture.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    Highly recommend. Very nice introduction for St. Emillion and its beautiful wineyards. You will have enough time to discover St. Emillion also. If you have just one day to see wineyards, you must choose this tour.

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