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From Bordeaux: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

1. 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-Émilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting

2. From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Journey from Bordeaux to Saint-Émilion, a beautifully-preserved historical town dating back to the Middle Ages. Enjoy a half-day tour of this UNESCO-listed village, including an organic wine tasting. Take a stroll through the village's narrow streets, and explore its old market square and famous monuments. Climb to the top of the King's Tower for panoramic views of the town. Learn all about the wine-making history of this quintessential French village and its surrounding vineyards. Visit an organic winery where the winemaker shares his winery's environmental approach. Take a tour of the vineyard and beautiful cellar before sitting down for a delectable wine tasting. Return to Bordeaux at the end of the excursion.

Saint-Emilion Small Group Wine Tour

3. Saint-Emilion Small Group Wine 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!

Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

4. 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!

Saint-Emilion: History and Vineyard Day Trip With Lunch

5. 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: Half-Day Morning Small Group Wine Tour

6. 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.

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 345 reviews

Really well organised and enjoyable day. 8 people per tour so you get to ask questions, you aren’t crowded and don’t feel rushed. It was a really relaxed and informative day. Everyone was so kind and keen to help and answer questions. I’d thoroughly recommend it! Not as much walking as I though and not as much wine (so don’t expect to come back drunk!)

Although the photo shows people walking along rows of grapevines, our tour didn’t take us off of pavement or flooring. However, there were gorgeous views, interesting sites, informative presentation, delicious wines! Unfortunate traffic coming back to the city. It was a great afternoon.

Really fun trip, Vincent was a great tour guide. The 2 chateaus we went to were right next to each other but very different. The tour around St Emilion itself was also very interesting

A really lovely tour. Our guide Cristal was very informative. A great way to see the vineyards and saint emillion too

We had a wonderful tour with René, we loved the wine tasting, tour of the chateaus & tour of St Émilion town.