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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.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

2. 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: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

3. From Bordeaux: Half-Day 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.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Guided Wine Tasting Tour

4. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Guided Wine Tasting Tour

Depart Bordeaux and journey to the charming medieval village of Saint-Émilion and its UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit a prestigious winery for a wine tasting of the local produce, and learn more about the history of the area. Then, stroll through the village to experience its many charms before an additional wine tasting, Discover a village of Romanesque churches and ruins that stretch the length of the steep and narrow streets.  Finish the afternoon at a family-owned winery where you’ll be offered delicious specialties of the region, such as local cheeses and cured meats that complement the wines – a perfect way to experience the French lifestyle!

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.

Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

6. Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

This guided walk will allow you to learn more about the history of the development of the city, from its origins to the present day. Walk along the ramparts, imagine the life of the monks through the old monasteries and the magnificent views of the city. An outside explanation of the monolithic church, the collegiate church, the palace of the archbishops, and the remains of the fortifications will be possible with the tour guide. The advantage of booking a private walking tour is that the visit takes place at your own pace. This tour offers a high degree of flexibility whether you are looking for a tour that takes in all the famous sites or something more off the beaten track. Your private guide will have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect walking tour, according to your wishes!

Bordeaux: Half-Day Morning Small Group Wine Tour

7. Bordeaux: Half-Day Morning Small Group Wine Tour

Departing from Bordeaux, you will explore the charming medieval village of Saint-Emilion and its vineyard which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First, enjoy a guided walk of Saint-Emilion village. Then, visit a Grand Cru winery and enjoy some tastings while being told about the winemaking processes, the ageing and, most importantly, some tips for wine tasting. Enjoy a local Bordeaux chocolate to pair with your wine. Learn about Bordeaux wines and their uniqueness, share stories with the locals, all in a fun and friendly atmosphere. You'll be back in Bordeaux just in time to enjoy the whole afternoon there, ask your guide for lunch recommendations. Saint Emilion is a quaint, charming little village. This tour includes a 1h guided tour of the town, however, we will not be able to fully explore everywhere, as we have strict appointments at each chateau. If you wish to stay longer in the village, you can take a train back to Bordeaux after the tour by your own means. For any further information about this, please feel free to contact us.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Private Wine Tour

8. 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

Our guide Julie was informative, chatty and very personable. Her knowledge of the vineyards and the area was exceptional. She made it an inclusive experience for all on the minibus by engaging us in conversation. I thought she was also a good driver and I felt quite safe. The visit to St Emillion has been on ‘our list’ for sometime and did not disappoint us in the least. The tour of the wineries and the wine tasting was quite exceptional to see the new and old ways of working. The vineyards expert who showed us round (Audrey) spoke excellent English and obviously knew her stuff. A great afternoon and a beautiful location.

The tour itself was interesting and well done. Our driver was charming and very knowledgeable of the region. We missed our original tour as booked but were accommodated on the tour the next day. The tour company has a real desire to accommodate and assure that their clients have a good experience. All of our experiences in Bordeaux showed this sincere desire by local businesses to be welcoming and eager to provide whatever makes a wonderful holiday.

René was a fantastic tour guide who took us to some absolutely beautiful wineries. The picnic lunch was also very tasty and paired perfectly with the wines

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!