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From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

Activity provider: Ophorus

From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

Activity provider: Ophorus
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From US$ 160.94 per person

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Discover this unique Bordeaux wine tour that will head towards the charming village of St Emilion. Not only is the village famed for its wines it is also considered as one of those beautiful hilltop villages that visitors of France cherish so much.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit and enjoy wine tastings at 3 classified growth chateaux
  • Enjoy a short walking tour of St Emilion village
  • Be transported in comfortable and fully equipped minivans
Full description

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 which 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 damper, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used. Depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting at a famous classified growth Chateaux of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation. Afterward, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discovering the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, visit the underground monuments of Saint Emilion. In the afternoon, experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of the selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion.

Includes
  • Visit and wine tasting in 3 classified growth chateaux of Saint Emilion
  • Walking tour of Saint Emilion village
  • Driver/wine guide
  • Transport in a comfortable and fully equipped minivan
  • Group tour of 8 passengers at maximum
  • Free Wi-Fi access on board
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions other than those mentioned
  • Eventual gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

In front of central Bordeaux tourism office located at 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000 BORDEAUX

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This is an adult only tour and children under 18 years old are not allowed
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • There is a minimum number of 2 people required for the tour to operate
  • Please note that visits to the wineries are not private but most of the time the visit and wine tasting is for your group only
  • All wineries have been carefully selected with a guarantee of quality
  • This activity operates rain or shine
  • The tour is operated in English only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We had a great time visiting 3 wineries during the day. First one was a traditional, family owned chateau while the second one is a mixture between a traditional and modern winery. We then stopped by in a quaint village of saint emilion for lunch and our guide pointed us a few places of interests to visit. Last winery is purely for tasting and we had such a great time there. Highly recommended!

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October 17, 2022

We had an amazing guide! Valorie. We toured 3 chateaux and tasted excellent wine. We were out 9:30-5:30. She was so knowledgeable about the region. I would highly recommend this tour. It is physical, not handicap accessible at all. After the second chateaux we were on our own for several hours in the beautiful little town of St. Emilion. Then on to a third in Fronsac. There is no way we could have done this on our own, especially in a beautiful new Mercedes van. All of the wines were excellent! We honestly didn’t expect that!

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October 5, 2022

very well organized tour, with 8 people in a Mercedes Van, the Guide Rodolphe very friendly and informative, we toured 2 wineries in the first part and stopped for lunch in Saint Emilion, which in itself deserves much more time to discover it. We finished with one more visit and returned at the agreed time.

May 24, 2022

Product ID: 3295