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From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

1. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

Take a scenic drive to the beautiful wine region of Saint-Emilion and tour this World Heritage Site. Experience the intimacy of the private chateau, and learn the secrets of wine production and taste some of the finest wines. Depart Bordeaux at 13:45, and visit a charming family-run wine estate on the right bank of the Dordogne River. Tour the traditional vat room and cellar of this private chateau. Learn the steps of proper wine tasting at a tasting class. Train your nose to identify wine aromas before enjoying some fine wines. Next, visit a "Great Classified Growth" (Grand Cru) wine estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards. Hear about the wine-making process and reward yourself with an aperitif served with quality fresh bread and cheese.   Then, take a guided tour of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion in the early evening, and discover why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Bordeaux for a drop-off at the end of the tour services.      

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

2. 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. You will be traveling in small groups and on arrival will take a tour of the village, made up of fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow streets. 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.

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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 that 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 makes 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. Afterwards, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discover the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, why not discover 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.

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From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

4. From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

Visit Saint-Émilion on a half-day tour from Bordeaux, and explore the vineyards and wines of the region. Meet your guide at Olala Bordeaux wine shop (located at 2 rue Mably in Bordeaux center), and relax on the drive to Saint-Émilion. Enjoy a wine tasting session at a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Château, where the passionate staff will explain their story and introduce you to the art of wine production and tasting. After this, your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the center of Saint-Émilion. Explore this well-preserved medieval city, with its steep winding alleys and maze of hidden passages. Afterward, drive back to Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux Essentials Full Day Small Group Wine Tour

5. Bordeaux Essentials Full Day Small Group Wine Tour

This full day guided tour is the ultimate Bordeaux lifestyle experience. Impress your taste buds and get a real sense of life in France. You'll spend the day relaxing and exploring the remarkable richness and diversity of Bordeaux's wines. By the end of the day, you'll be a Bordeaux wine expert!  Start the tour with the Grand Cru Classé winery in the Graves region. Enjoy a variety of their red and dry white wines. Next, visit a family-owned wine estate in Entre-Deux-Mers, considered Bordeaux's 'Little Tuscany'. Here, indulge in a traditional French picnic with local produce, cheese, and cured meat. After lunch, visit the medieval village of Saint-Emilion. Your guide will show you the charming streets and tell you about the history of the region, which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting the village, you'll enjoy one last wine tasting at an authentic family-owned wine estate in Saint-Emilion or Pomerol. However, all good things must come to an end and you'll soon be comfortably returned to central Bordeaux.

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From Bordeaux: Full-Day Private Saint-Emilion Wine Tour

6. From Bordeaux: Full-Day Private Saint-Emilion Wine Tour

Embark on a private wine tour where you can learn about top-rated wines from the Saint-Emilion producing area. As you travel along the Chateau Road, visit 3 carefully selected wineries with an expert guide. All visits consist of a short introduction to the history of the wineries, followed by a tour of the technical installations when appropriate. Finally, you can take part in wine tasting sessions of Chateau wines as to better understand why they are so highly rated.

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The Vineyards of St-Emilion by Bicycle

7. The Vineyards of St-Emilion by Bicycle

Ride through the famous vineyards of St-Emilion. Enjoy a day visiting two beautiful chateaux: a charming family run estate and a Great Classified Growth estate. What's more, discover the mythical village of St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while ambling through beautiful medieval streets.          If you like the Merlot grape, you will love the wines of this wine region! The itinerary is as follows:             10:15 am: Be welcomed at Bordovino’s Apartment in the center of Bordeaux. Start the day with a short drive to the St-Emilion region.        11.30 am: Tour the charming medieval village of St-Emilion which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.            12.30 pm: Jump on your bike and start pedalling through the vineyards. Arrive at the first chateau: a charming family run estate. Discover the property while walking through the vineyards and learning about the estate’s traditional way of making wine. Taste the wines and continue with a nice casual and chic lunch in the gardens (or under an arbour in case of bad weather).          3.00 pm: Back on your bike, enjoy sightseeing through mythical appellations such as Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol and St-Emilion and pass by prestigious properties of the region.      4.30 pm : Visit a prestigious Classified Growth estate of St-Emilion. Tour in the estate and learn about their winemaking process from the vineyards to the bottle. At the end of the tour taste their wines.           7.15/30 pm: Back in Bordeaux after a 45-minute drive.

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Enjoy a Day Discovering Two Famous Bordeaux Wine Regions

8. Enjoy a Day Discovering Two Famous Bordeaux Wine Regions

Meet your guide in the center of Bordeaux and drive to the Medoc wine region. Enjoy explanations about the Bordeaux wines during the journey to the chateaux. Be welcomed at a prestigious Classified Growth estate, operating since 1855. Walk around the vineyards and cellars, learn about the estate’s wine making process, and finish with wine tastings.                                                Discover a charming family run estate in the region. Enjoy explanations of their traditional ways of making wine and savor their wines with French delicacies. Drive to St-Emilion and enjoy a picnic lunch with a Frehcn apéritif at the chateau in Saint-Emilion.                                              After lunch, enjoy the beautiful Saint Emilion region, kicking off your tour with a visit to an authentic and charming family-run estate - also a Classified Growth estate (Grand cru classé) along the right bank. Feel the intimacy of the private chateau as you tour the traditional vat room and cellar of this estate, and then delight in a tasting class, learning the steps of wine tasting and educating your nose in identifying wine aromas. After this visit, enjoy a guided tour of the village of Saint Emilion, classified on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

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From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Afternoon Tour

9. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Afternoon Tour

Your journey begins in Bordeaux at 1:00 PM. From here, your experienced guide will take you to the prestigious Saint-Emilion vineyard. Explore a charming family-run estate including the vineyard, the vat room and also the cellar. There, you'll learn about the conversion of grape juice into wine by fermentation and much more about the wine-making process. After this amazing exploration, you'll be invited to taste 2 wines from the cellar. The tour continues with a visit to the famous medieval village of Saint-Emilion which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. Enjoy a walking tour of the charming village, discover the main monuments, then visit the Great Classified Growth Estate of Saint-Emilion. At this impressive vineyard, you will get to tour around the vat room and discover the cellar. Following your tour of the winery, you'll be invited to taste 2 more wines from this cellar as well. Finish your Saint-Emilion visit by enjoying an aperitif with some French delicacies (cannelés). The tour is completed when you arrive back in Bordeaux at 6:30 PM. 

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From Bordeaux: Visit 3 Wineries with Tastings and Lunch

10. From Bordeaux: Visit 3 Wineries with Tastings and Lunch

Spend a day exploring the wineries and vineyards on Bordeaux on this group guided tour. Sample wines at three wineries and tour the historic town of Saint-Emilion. Be welcomed by your guide at Olala Bordeaux at 9:00 am and drive to Saint-Emilion. Visit the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru chateau to see the vineyards and taste their delectable wines at 10:00 am. Head out for a guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage village of Saint-Emilion at 11:15 am. Travel back to Bordeaux at noon and have a hearty 3-course picnic lunch paired with a glass of wine at Olala Bordeaux. Journey to the Médoc region at 2:00 pm to discover Margaux Appellation region and see the vineyards there. Stop at a family-owned estate to taste some more wine at 2:30. Snap some photos of the famous Château Margaux at 3.45 pm before heading to the Grand Cru Classé chateau to savor more wine. Return to Olala Bordeaux at 6:00 pm.

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What people are saying about Saint-Émilion

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 718 reviews

Julie was a fantastic guide. Super knowledgeable of wine making and the area of Bordeaux. The chateaux visited explained wine making process, paid attention to Covid restrictions and were generally super nice. Recommended to do for sure!

Emilie our tour guide was absolutely amazing from her energy, her explanations and historical stories which were very informative. It made the experience of St Emilio and the wine tasting all the better ! I definitely recommend it !

Great experience. The guide (Karin) has really good knowledge and made the tour even more interesting.

Excellent time tasting lovely wines with an amazing guide and a great group of people!

Great guide & excellent tour. Very informative and organized itinerary.