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Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux

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Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Saint-Emilion is both a UNESCO-listed town and home to some of Bordeaux’s most famous red wines, and this small-group tasting tour from Bordeaux makes it possible to experience both in one afternoon. Learn the secrets of winemaking and ‘terroir’ on a tour and tasting at a Grand Cru winery; sip wines in a Saint-Emilion wine cellar; and pair fine Bordeaux reds with delicious cheeses and charcuterie at a family-run winery.
  • Saint-Emilion wine tasting tour from Bordeaux
  • Sample Grand Cru wines with a tour and tasting at a Saint-Emilion winery
  • Explore the pretty village of Saint-Emilion on a walking tour
  • Indulge in expert-led wine tastings at a Saint-Emilion wine cellar and a family-run winery
  • Great-value tour includes wine tasting and round-trip transport by minivan
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a personalized experience
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Pickup and drop-off in central Bordeaux
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
English speaking local guide
2 winery visits and tastings (red wines only)
Saint Emilion medieval town guided walk
French aperitif: wine and cheese at a winery
A small bottle of water
Recommendation for your stay in Bordeaux
An extra glass of wine per person with our French apero!
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Mask (Covid)

Departure Point

12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Meeting point in front of the Tourist Office : 1:50 p.m

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide and small-group of no more than eight people in central Bordeaux and travel by minivan to your first destination—a Grand Cru winery in the Saint Emilion wine region. Learn the secrets of Saint Emilion’s famous red wines, the importance of ‘terroir’ and the art of producing ‘Grand Cru’ wines on a guided tour of the winery. After strolling the vineyards and peeking into the barrel room, head to the tasting room to sample a variety of fine wines.

Continue to the hilltop village of Saint-Emilion and soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour, admiring the medieval architecture, maze of cobbled lanes and spectacular views over the surrounding vineyards. In the village, stop at a local wine cellar for another tasting and perhaps sample famous varietals like Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Enjoy a tour of Grand Cru winery, with a one-of-a-kind tasting that you are only able to do on this tour—compare the château wine with three wines from elsewhere in the world to better understand the meaning of “terroir” (only from November to March).

Make one more stop before heading back to Bordeaux—at a family-run winery, where the wine tasting is paired with a selection of regional cheeses and cured meats. Finally, with your appetite sated and a newfound appreciation of French wine, return to Bordeaux, where your tour ends back in the city center.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Bordeaux
Take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan at 1:30pm or 2pm (depending on the season) in central Bordeaux, then spin out of the city toward Saint-Émilion to begin your 5-hour tour. Along the way, listen as your local guide shares information about Bordeaux’s wine making history and enjoy sweeping views over the rolling hillsides.
Stop At:  
Saint-Emilion
On arrival in Saint-Émilion, enjoy a short stroll through the medieval streets with your guide followed by a wine-tasting at a local wine cellar. Here, learn of the grape varietals like merlot and cabernet franc, and gain insight into the flavors they create in your glass. Head onward to a Grand Cru winery to enjoy a private visit and tasting. As you taste the wines, learn what makes Bordeaux wine so unique! 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kids from 12 years old. Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • The minimum number of people for each tour is 2. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the minimum is not reached and proceed to a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Daily desinfection of our fleet / Mask is mandatory during transporation until further notice
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BWT SAS - Bordeaux Wine Trails

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux.

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A delicious afternoon of wine in St. Emilion
Hayley_M
, Sep 2021
Thank you to Marie for a great tour! My brother and I loved the châteaux we visited, the insightful commentary, and the delicious wines.
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Fabulous wine tasting trip!
neil_j
, Aug 2020
Our guide Anthony was excellent. He was really knowledgeable about the region and also about the wine! He had a great sense of humour and made the trip that extra bit special. The stop In St. Emilion Was beautiful. The 2 chateau that we stopped at were beautiful and the hosts were very welcoming and new their stuff! A great day and a great experience all round!
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Great introduction to Saint-Emilion
Sean
, Jul 2020
Visited two wineries. Learned a lot about St-Emilion and Pomerol wines. Visited the quaint town of St-Emilion. Delicious "apero" to end the tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Measures were put in place (social distancing, hand sanitizers) to safely enjoy the tour. Would recommend to those interested in wine or simply curious, since a variety of different wines can be sampled in one day.
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Great trip!
Ruthie_B
, Jun 2020
Such a fun trip and Julie, the guide was wonderful! She patiently translated in English for the only non French speaking person in the group! The vineyards and the tasting were such fun experiences as well!
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June 2020 tour
LSK
, Jun 2020
We had a great experience on this tour. The vineyards were beautiful and the tour guide very friendly and knowledgeable!
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Great guided tour
Eva
, Feb 2020
The guide was great, not only was he very knowledgeable, he also had a great sense of humor and made the outing delightful. The two Châteaux we visited were beautiful and the wine was great. However, the tasting of the wine, which I had anticipated to be the main event was just a minor part of the excursion, we only tasted three wines at each place, which didn’t make me feel like I really learned enough about the different types and combinations of grapes etc. The little walking tour of Saint-Émilion was a highlight.
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Good afternon
Bala A
, Nov 2019
The tour is 5 star for following reasons. 1) Great guide in Chloe 2) Small group of eight 3) St Emillion is a great place to visit 4) Chateau Bernateau wines were excellent and host is so good that we all overstayed there more than an hour
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Fun, fun, fun
lorenec396
, Nov 2019
Helena is an excellent tour guide . She gave an excellent overview of the local wine areas, terroir and production. Great tour of St.Emillion and then wine tasting at a chateaux. Great Sat morning adventure.
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Exceptional Wine Trip
L4902QGalisonh
, Oct 2019
Well planned half day trip to St. Emilion. Our guide was lovely. She was a local from the wine region and had exceptional knowledge of the area. This was by far the highlight of our trip. Would highly recommend.
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Great Wine Experience
Sunshine258983
, Sep 2018
We were able to experience the differences between a modern winery and an old school family run winery. Both were amazing in their own ways. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I wish that we could have had more time in Saint Emilion, but that will be for another trip.
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