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From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

1. From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

Take a half-day tour to the charming village of St. Emilion, and sample a selection of wines. The history of the village goes back to medieval times, and the whole jurisdiction is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural landscape. Upon arrival in the village, embark on a guided walking tour. Explore the charming lanes, Romanesque churches, and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow laneways. It was the Romans that introduced wine making to the village as far back as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates, such as Chateau Bellevue, owned by the world-famous Angelus winery. The village was named after the monk Émilian, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th-Century. Follow your guide for a walking tour of the village to discover all the main attractions.  Then, enjoy a visit and wine tasting session in a Classified Growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion wine region. During the visit, you will learn all there is to know about the estate as well as the techniques used to produce this world-famous wine. From here return to Bordeaux.

Saint Emilion: Guided Grand Cru Classé Winery Tour & Tasting

2. Saint Emilion: Guided Grand Cru Classé Winery Tour & Tasting

During this tour. you will see 2 different winery styles. First, discover a traditional winery with an authentic cellar and typical architecture of Saint Emilion, producing a traditional style of wine for the region. The second winery is a forward-looking one with modern cellar on the cutting edge of technology. Discover how the winemakers use cutting-edge technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovate style of wine. Learn all about the winemaking process from the vines, the varietals, the aging, and everything around it. The visit will be followed by the tasting of 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines, from the different estates with an introduction to wine tasting technics.

From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

3. From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

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.

Enjoy a Day Discovering Two Famous Bordeaux Wine Regions

4. Enjoy a Day Discovering Two Famous Bordeaux Wine Regions

Meet your guide in the center of Bordeaux and drive to the Medoc wine region. Learn about the Bordeaux wines during the journey to the chateaux. Upon arrival, be welcomed at a prestigious Classified Growth estate, operating since 1855. Walk around the vineyards and cellars, learn about the estate’s wine making process, and finish with wine tastings.                                     Then, drive to Saint Emilion to discover a beautiful Growth Classified winery and taste their wines while savoring a mouth-watering lunch. After lunch, enjoy the beautiful Saint Emilion region. Continue your tour by visiting an authentic and charming family-run estate along the right bank. Feel the intimacy of the private chateau as you tour this estate's traditional vat room and cellar. Then delight in a tasting class, learning the steps of wine tasting and educating your nose to identify a variety of wine aromas. After this visit, enjoy a guided tour of the village of Saint Emilion, classified as a UNESCO's World Heritage site.

Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

5. 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: Wine Region Tour w/ Wine Tasting & Aperitifs

6. Saint-Emilion: Wine Region Tour w/ Wine Tasting & Aperitifs

Embark on a tour to explore the Saint-Emilion wine region. Visit a chateau, tour the village of Saint-Emilion, enjoy 2 wine tastings, and indulge in an aperitif of French products, including cheese, cured meat, and dark chocolate. Meet your guide in the center of Bordeaux and drive to the Saint Emilion wine region. On the way, learn about Bordeaux wines as you make your way to the chateaux.                                             Begin your visit at a chateau with a local guide and learn about the history and secrets of the village of Saint-Emilion, dating back from 5th century, on a walking tour. Then, be welcomed at a Classified Growth Chateau, or "Grand Cru Classé" in French, just outside the village. Take a tour to learn about the process of wine making. Enjoy a tasting and learn about all the specificities of this wine region, before making your way back to Bordeaux.    

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4.7 / 5

based on 417 reviews

Our guide, Jerome, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the wines and production, rating, and all other aspects. Jerome was very courteous and helpful as it was raining all day, he did his best to make sure that he parked where we wouldn’t be walking in the rain too much. The entire tour was fun and very interesting. Even though we have been on several different wine tours in the past, we learned several things on this tour. We were very glad we took this tour and are going to make sure to recommend it to our friends.

As part of the tour, we had three wine tastings in the St. Emilion region. The wine was amazing. As a bonus, we were able to have a chocolate tasting and toured the church. The guide, Jerome (sp?), was highly knowledgeable and spoke excellent English.

It’s was a good experience! Hugo our guide n driver n new found friend was an amazing person. Very caring and helpful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The guide was fun, had the knowledge, was interested and kept everyone talking and asking questions.

Amazing tour, our guide was very helpful and really know about the wine.