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Saint-Émilion Walking tours

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Saint-Émilion: Bordeaux Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

1. Saint-Émilion: Bordeaux Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Dive into the world of Bordeaux wines with an intimate visit to a local family vineyard and explore their cellars. Visit the quaint medieval community of Saint-Émilion for a tour of the renowned Château Saint-Georges and taste some of their high-quality wines. Start your visit by hearing about the history of the founding family, still working on the estate after five generations. Learn about the different grape varieties used and the unique soil that heightens the quality of the wines produced at this property with a privileged location on Pavie Hill. Step into the cellar for a detailed explanation of winemaking and the aging process that takes place in the barrels. Taste a selection of their wines, which are known for their elegance and fall under the exclusive Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation.

Saint-Émilion: Vineyard Walking Tour and Tasting

2. Saint-Émilion: Vineyard Walking Tour and Tasting

Take a tour of the family-run Château Haute-Nauve in Saint-Émilion. Walk through the vineyards and learn about the production of French wine from the makers, visit the wine cellars, and finish the experience with a tasting of three wines from the premises. Start with a tour of the vineyard, where you'll hear about the family history of the estate, and the specificities and varieties of the Saint-Émilion wine appellation. See various plots of vines and learn about how work on the vineyard changes throughout the year. Amongst other sights, you'll spot a wind turbine and a bottle of wine 6 meters tall. Hear how the Château tackles challenges like crop frost, prioritizes sustainability and diversification, and develops new wine varieties. Next, visit the vinification cellar to learn about the entire production process, including fermentation, pumping, and pressing. The tour ends in the barrel cellar, where you'll see the methods used for aging wine. Finish with a guided tasting of three wines from the Château, including two with Grand Cru appellations.

Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

3. Saint-Emilion: Guided Winery Visits and Picnic

During this tour, you'll 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 forward-looking, with a modern cellar and cutting-edge technology. Discover how the winemakers use current technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovative style of wine. Learn about the vines, the varietals, the aging, and everything about it. Continue the tour by tasting 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines from the different estates with an introduction to wine-tasting techniques. The visit and tasting will be followed by a picnic paired with your choice glass of wine.

Saint-Émilion: Private Walking Tour & Magnificent Views

4. 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-Émilion: Private Guided Walking Tour

5. Saint-Émilion: Private Guided Walking Tour

Follow your guide through several centuries of history. From the village's foundation in the 8th century to the French Revolution in 1789 through the period of English domination:Discover the rich past of Saint-Émilion through its main monuments. Traditional streets, cloisters, city gate, fortifications and underground monuments have so much to tell you. Without forgetting a viewpoint to admire the beautiful sleeping city. 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!

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What people are saying about Saint-Émilion

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 283 reviews

Honestly, this was one of the best value experiences I have ever booked. We couldn't believe our luck when we found this tour for such a low price, especially as all of the others in the area seem to be start at around €50 and extend into the hundreds. Our tour guide was absolutely lovely - funny, interesting and with excellent English. The location is an easy and pretty walk from the centre of the town, and the chateaux itself is small but perfectly formed. The wine we got to taste was delicious and the portions were generous. I would highly recommend this tour, and I am very grateful to the vineyard for offering it at such a reasonable price.

The vineyard is absolutely beautiful. Mathieu, our guide, was ever so pleasant and accommodating. We actually took a wrong turn and ended up being late. He was quick to find us a solution so that we didn’t miss out. Overall lovely wine and highly recommended (definitely recommend going around Saint Emilion before/after your tour; it’s a magical town)

We really enjoyed our experience in Saint Emilion, the picnic was very good, and our guide was very interesting, very knowledgeable, and could easily answer all our questions. The tasting at the end was also very pleasant. Thanks

Excellent experience. Matthieu is so knowledgeable and affable. We really enjoyed our visit.

Excellent visit followed by a beautiful picnic lunch