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From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

1. From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

Take a half-day tour to the charming village of St. Emilion, and sample a selection of wines. The history of the village goes back to medieval times, and the whole jurisdiction is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural landscape. Upon arrival in the village, embark on a guided walking tour. Explore the charming lanes, Romanesque churches, and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow laneways. It was the Romans that introduced wine making to the village as far back as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates, such as Chateau Bellevue, owned by the world-famous Angelus winery. The village was named after the monk Émilian, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th-Century. Follow your guide for a walking tour of the village to discover all the main attractions.  Then, enjoy a visit and wine tasting session in a Classified Growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion wine region. During the visit, you will learn all there is to know about the estate as well as the techniques used to produce this world-famous wine. From here return to Bordeaux.

Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour

2. Medoc Half-Day Bordeaux Wine Tour

Departing from a central location in Bordeaux, this small group, half-day tour explores the beautiful Medoc wine-growing region of France. The region you will explore includes the southern region of the Medoc wine area. You will visit 2 wine estates of Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of the wine.  Learn all there is to know about the history of the estate, the wine-making process, as well as the techniques used during wine-making. A wine tasting session follows the visits. After your tasting session, follow the castle road to see some of the most famous chateaus of the region, such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Palmer.

From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

3. From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion which are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damper, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used. Depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting at a famous classified growth Chateaux of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation. Afterward, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discovering the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, visit the underground monuments of Saint Emilion. In the afternoon, experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of the selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion.

Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

4. Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

Tantalize your taste buds in an historic cheese cellar and taste different cheeses and the wines that make the Bordeaux region so famous throughout the world. Soak up the fun and informative atmosphere as you savor 9 AOC cheeses from all over France, complemented by 3 regional wines from Bordeaux. Discover how to pair wine and cheese and experience a wide range of flavors and aromas on this exciting tour.

Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour

5. Full-Day Medoc Wine Tour

Departing from a central location in Bordeaux, this small group tour explores the beautiful Medoc wine-growing region of France. You will head towards the famous wine-producing appellations such as Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estephe. You will enjoy 3 visits in Classified Growth or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality of wine. You will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process, as well as the techniques used during wine making. A wine tasting session follows the visits. The Medoc area covers approximately 5,700 hectares of declared vineyards, producing an average 300,000 hectoliters of wine per year. Of the grape varieties permitted, 50% of the viticultural area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and to a lesser extent Petit Verdot and Malbec. Also allowed within the AOC regulations are the varieties Cabernet Franc and Carménère. After your tasting sessions, follow the castle road to see some of the most famous châteaux of the region, such as Chateau Margaux, Chateau Palmer, or Chateau Pichon Longueville.

Tour of the winery and tasting of 3 appellations

6. Tour of the winery and tasting of 3 appellations

Enjoy a guided tour of Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière while learning the secrets of Bordeaux wine production. Taste three different types of wine. Meet your guide in front of the family château. Begin your tour and learn the history of local winemaking. Discover the terroir's characteristics and visit its traditional vat room. End with a commented tasting featuring AOC Bordeaux Supérieur, AOC Margaux, and AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. Stop at the winery boutique if you wish to purchase a bottle with the help of your guide. Enjoy extra time to explore the park of the château and take beautiful pictures of your experience.

Wine tour and vertical tasting

7. Wine tour and vertical tasting

You’ll begin your guided winery tour at the reception of the Château Haut Breton Larigaudière. Nestled in the prestigious Margaux Appellation and ideally situated on the Road of the Châteaux, you’ll go on to discover the secrets behind the elegance of the special wines crafted here. Your tour will start in front of the winery with a presentation of the property and its history. Next, your expert guide will show you around the fermenting room, explaining the winemaking process as you go, before continuing down to the barrel cellar for an introduction to the art of wine aging.

Bordeaux: Old Town City Exploration Game

8. Bordeaux: Old Town City Exploration Game

Solve riddles with an app on your phone to discover the top sights in Bordeaux's historic center. Visit the city's landmarks and hidden gems at any time of day and at your own pace. Navigate the city by foot on this interactive tour without the need for a map, GPS, or a guide.  This city game starts at Monument aux Girondins. It will take you between 1 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Grosse Cloche. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Bordeaux: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone tour

9. Bordeaux: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10+ of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends (not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Bordeaux? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Bordeaux in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. Start your tour at Bordeaux Cathedral, the largest church in Bordeaux! Visit the Porte Dijeaux, a gate that has stood there for centuries. Photograph the Presbytère de l'église Notre-Dame while learning about its history and admire the Opéra National de Bordeaux with its excellent acoustics. Afterwards, Pl. des Quinconces which is one of the largest city squares in Europe awaits you, don't forget to take pictures. The Place de la Bourse will leave you speechless with its beauty. Admire the little Pl. Camille Julian! Porte Cailhau is worth your time and phone memory space is the monumental gate built in 1495 with a castle-like exterior that was once the main gate of the city, while the Porte de Bourgogne reminds you where the gate used to be for entering Bordeaux from Paris. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Grosse Cloche(where the tour ends) with its heavy history... Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. You will receive a serial key via SMS , What’s app and email in order to login. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Bordeaux: Nighttime Sidecar Tour with Wine Tasting

10. Bordeaux: Nighttime Sidecar Tour with Wine Tasting

Watch Bordeaux come alive at night as you travel around the city in the comfort of the passenger basket of a vintage sidecar. In the company of a private driver/guide, discover the most beautiful illuminated sights of the city, including the Opera, the Place de la Bourse, and the Saint-André Cathedral. Later, pass through the narrow side streets of the city and let yourself be seduced by the subtle charm and lively atmosphere of the area. Finish your tour by cracking open a bottle of wine to celebrate your time in Bordeaux. You may choose to be dropped off at a restaurant of your choice once the tour has finished.

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What people are saying about Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Amélie was a wonderful tour guide. Lovely and smiley. Very informative about the buildings we passed and their history. Chatty but not forcing conversation just letting it flow. She took us to a wonderful restaurant for lunch and a wine tasting else where. Also stopped off at some great sweet dessert places. She also gave us names of restaurants and bars to visit while we are in bordeaux.

My husband and I enjoyed the wine experience in St Emillion. Therese was very informative about the area and wine regions. Had 2 hours to eat in the town and walk around.

A must-do for any wine enthusiast (or novice). Julie was a superb guide and the staff at both wineries were so welcoming and knowledgable.

We loved this half-day tour. Our tour guide Karim was perfect, great energy and very knowledgeable. 100% recommend!

Charles was an amazing guide, really kind and able to answer to all of our questions. Thanks!