Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Ophorus

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

Activity provider: Ophorus
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From US$ 79.14 per person

Discover the wines and village of St Emilion on this half-day Bordeaux adventure. Classified as a UNESCO world heritage site for its outstanding landscape, explore the quaint village and surrounding vineyards, and taste magnificent Bordeaux wines.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit and enjoy wine tasting in a Classified Growth Chateau of St Emilion
  • Enjoy a short walking tour of St Emilion
  • Learn about the history of wine making in the region
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Visit and wine tasting in a classified growth chateau of Saint Emilion
  • Walking tour of Saint Emilion
  • Driver/wine guide
  • Transportation in modern, comfortable, fully-equipped Mercedes Minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, and attractions other than those specified in the program
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet in front of the central Bordeaux tourism office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Visits to the wineries are not private but most of the time the visit and wine tasting has been booked for the small tour group only
  • All wineries have been carefully selected and are all classified growth Chateaux, with a guarantee of quality
  • Adult only tour, not suitable for children under 18 years of age
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • This activity operates rain or shine
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers (adults) to run
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 384 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Had a fabulous half day with the very entertaining Ugo. On a very hot day he looked after us so well, was full of so much information, had fantastic English and was also great fun. Was amazed to learn so much about wine, who knew there was so much to learn! St Emilion is beautiful.

June 18, 2022

Just one hour after we landed in Bordeaux, we had booked this guided tour. It was the best introduction for our short trip. The heart of this tour was our guide, Rodolphe, who in a 4 hours tour had managed to convey to us his deep knowledge and love for the wines and St Emilions region but also for Bordeaux. With a big smile, friendly but certainly a professional attitude he did his best to make our tour an experience. He even tried to find us something to eat as we arrived straight from the airport. The chateau was ok, the wines just ok, St. Emilions village was so nice and picturesque. Will definitely recommend this tour with Rodolphe.

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June 4, 2022

The guide was excellent. Comical, easy to understand, knowledgeable. Learned about wine, history of the area and saw not only a chateau and a vineyard but also wine caves in the town. It was enjoyable to be in the village of St Emilion. I would add 15-30 minutes so people can have a chance to look around more or sit and have a drink.

May 29, 2022

Product ID: 3317