Saint Emilion Wines & Village Full Day From Bordeaux

A Full Day Tour Taking in Some of Bordeaux’s Most Famous Appellations

3 Distinct Expert-Guided Wine Tastings

Visit the Magical Village of Saint Emilion

All Wine Tasting Fees 100% Included

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Trip Details

Prices:

Low Season: 120€ per person.

 

High Season: 130€ per person.

 

NOTE: Adult only tour, not suitable for children under 18 years of age


When:

Every day, all year round

9:30am to 5:30pm


Duration:

8 hours


Trip Style:

Shared Wine Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 19. Larger groups please contact us.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: A great majority of the tours take place in 8 seater Mercedes minivans. On dates with high demand, tour will be conducted in VIP Mercedes 19 seater minibus.

Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.


Meeting Point:

In front of the Bordeaux tourism office, 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000
Hotel pick-up not available.
Tour returns to departure point


Inclusions:

Visit and wine tasting in 3 Classified growth chateaus
Wine tasting fees
Walking tour of St Emilion
English speaking driver guide
Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped vehicles
Group tour of 19 passengers maximum
Free Wifi access on board


Exclusions:

Personal insurance & expenses
Meals and drinks
Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
Gratuities for the guide

Discover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of Bordeaux

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 that 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 damp, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and, as such, they are less often used.

Saint-Émilion wines were first classified in 1955 and have been continuously revised with the most recent revision occurring in 2012. Chateaus are divided into two First Growth classification-Premiers Grands Crus Classés A, which currently includes Château Ausone, Château Cheval Blanc, Château Pavie and Château Angélus and Premiers Grands Crus Classés B which currently includes 14 chateaux such as Château Beau-Séjour Bécot and Château Figeac. Below the Premiers crus are the Grands Crus Classés which currently includes 63 chateaux.

Mix Incredible Wineries With the Enchanting Village of Saint Emilion

Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). Then, arrive in the village and participate in another visit of a Classified Growth Chateau, followed by some free time for personal discovery and lunch.

In the afternoon after a walking tour of the village, experience another visit and wine tasting session in a local winery of the Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…).

The wine tasting fees, the guided walking tour of the village and bottled water in the minivan are all included.

Good to Know

  • Maximum 19 persons per tour.
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
  • Chateau visits are not private.
  • Tour is operated in English.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Adult only tour, no children allowed under 18 years.
  • Prices are per person.
  • Currency is in Euro.

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