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From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

1. From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

Depart from Bordeaux at 9:30 AM and drive to the beautiful town of Saint-Émilion, known for its vineyards and beautiful hills scattered with 1,000 castles. Learn what makes Bordeaux wines so special as you drive through vineyards and wine estates where bold contemporary cellars compete with 18th-century classical buildings. Take a walking tour of the village and enjoy a tasting of authentic handmade Saint-Emilion macarons. Visit 2 wineries on the same site, taste their wines, and take a short break with a fresh picnic lunch at the Château. Enjoy another guided tour at a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru property and have a lively tasting of the wines. Return to Bordeaux around 3:30 PM.

From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

2. 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.

Saint-Emilion: Wine & Food Tasting at the Chateau’s Terrace

3. Saint-Emilion: Wine & Food Tasting at the Chateau’s Terrace

Enjoy a day at the Chateau's Wine Bar, from 5:00 PM  to 6:00 PM. Taste a range of selected wines and local delicatessens overlooking the vineyard’s terraces. Have a tasting of 3 wines representing Bordeaux's Wine Region (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Margaux, Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur).  Spend an afternoon relaxing with good company. Look out from the terrace, with background music. Taste some of the best known wines in the world, paired with wonderful tapas. 

Saint-Emilion: History and Vineyard Day Trip With Lunch

4. Saint-Emilion: History and Vineyard Day Trip With Lunch

8:30 am: meeting point in front of the Bordeaux Tourist Office. Your guide will present you the program of your day and you will take the road towards Saint-Emilion. In the morning, we will visit, during a private tour, the underground passages of Saint-Emilion and its incredible monolithic church from the Middle Ages: a masterpiece of architecture. Then your guide will introduce you to the village of Saint-Emilion and lead you through its narrow streets, squares and main monuments. A digest of medieval history in one of the most beautiful villages in France! We will then have lunch in a local restaurant: a fresh menu made of local and seasonal products. Then we will go to an organic winery. The winemaker will tell you about the environmental approach, the land and will show you the cellars, before a wines tasting. We will finish the day with several stops around Saint-Emilion: panorama, places and unusual objects will be there! 5:30 pm: return to Bordeaux.

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.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Afternoon Tour

6. 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. 

From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Private Wine Tour

7. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Private Wine Tour

Depart Bordeaux and journey in a minivan to the beautiful town of Saint-Émilion, known for its vineyards and fabulous hill of 1,000 castles. Learn what makes Bordeaux wines so special as you drive through vineyards and wine estates where bold contemporary cellars compete with pure 18th-century classical buildings. Appreciate the friendly hospitality and great wines of the region. Passion-driven owners and their staff welcome you with open arms to share family and local history. Hear about their terroirs, how wines are blended, and the art of wine tasting.  Have a typical Saint-Emilion style lunch, that can be booked through the local partner. Then explore the village on foot with your guide. Marvel at the medieval atmosphere of the winding streets and preserved limestone buildings. Have a final visit and wine tasting before returning to the city.

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What people are saying about Saint-Émilion

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Julie was a wonderful companion for the day. We got an extensive insight into the area. The choice of wineries is very well thought out. The picnic was of very good quality and fit perfectly. I am happy to recommend this tour.

We had a great time. Tour is very well designed (great balance between the history site and wine testing that suits our needs) and the tour guide is very knowledgeable. Highly recommended

Excellent day! Our guide was friendly, helpful and informative! The tastings were well organised - it would be very difficult to plan such a day yourself! We would recommend this trip!

Great day! We really enjoyed this tour. We were not rushed & our tour guide answered any questions that we had. The picnic lunch was very good as well. This tour is very good value.

This tour was amazing. Selection of wineries was amazing, our tour guide was nice, funny and informative. We had a beautiful day:)!