SLOW TRAVEL SAINT EMILION - VILLAGE & WINES FULL DAY TOUR FROM BORDEAUX

A Full Day Tour at a Relaxed Pace to Ensure You Enjoy Every Moment

Relaxed Guided Wine Tasting

Visit the Magical Village of Saint Emilion and Explore on Your Own After a Short Guided Tour

All Wine Tasting Fees 100% Included

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

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Trip Details

Prices:

110€ per person.

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


When:

Daily departures at 10:00am

From April 1st to October 31st 2019


Duration:

6 1/2 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:

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

Enjoy a Late Morning Departure

On this slow pace tour, it all starts with a late morning departure! Take your time for breakfast and reach the historical center of Bordeaux smoothly to begin your tour. Meeting point is centrally located and that is where you will meet your driver guide for the day. Morning traffic has now passed and after a short introduction of the day’s program it will be time to driver to Saint Emilion without any difficulty.

Follow a Relaxing Winery Tour in a Magical Setting

Your first stop will be in a carefully chosen Winery of the Right Bank. Here, we have organized a very chilled out visit in a winery that is ideally located. A little bit of history, some touch of technique, the wine tour will focus mainly on the wines of the Chateau and end by a commented tasting.

Luxuriate in a Local Trendy Restaurant (optional)

As the tour moves in on, you will arrive in the small village of Saint Emilion. Follow your guide on a short walking tour so that you can get your bearings rapidly. It will be time for the guide to suggest some of the best activities that can be done in the village such as strolling through the medieval streets, visiting the unique underground monuments, climb up the 55 meter bell tower, visit the shop that “owns” the original “Macaron of Saint Emilion” recipe and eat your fill out of this delicious cake. Another option is to just sit at one of the numerous terrace’s and sip on some delicious wines of the area such as Pomerol, Saint Emilion, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux. Another fantastic feature of Saint Emilion is the very high number of quality restaurants that can be found. Just ask your guide for recommendations, there are many options that range from historical Wine Bars to Michelin Starred restaurants. Some of our favorites include (but not limited to) Logis de la Cadène, Bistrot des Vignobles, Café Saigon (Great Vietnamese restaurant for an interesting food & wine pairing experience), Envers du Décor, Huitrier Pie, Le Tertre, Délices du Roy…

Take Your Time to Explore the Village on Your Own

After lunch you will have enough time to stroll through the village including several possible visits on your own such as climbing up the 55 meter high bell tower for a most unique view on the vineyards. Another option is to hop from one wine shop to another and participate in tastings of local appellations – your guide can suggest some of the wine cellars that are present in the village. Another option is to just sit and relax in one of the numerous terraces and sip on delicious Saint Emilion red wines! After your free time it will be time to return to Bordeaux.

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.

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

Read more about the Ophorus experience.