Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour

Review StarReview StarReview StarReview StarReview Star 63 reviews
Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour
from USD $185.41
Availablity  
Enjoy wine tastings galore with this Bordeaux Super Saver, which combines two best-selling wine tours for a discounted price. In Bordeaux, taste and learn about wines from France’s major wine regions — including Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône and the Loire Valley — and pair your tastings with bread, cheeses and cured meats. After lunch, visit two châteaux in the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of St-Emilion for more wine tastings and a walking tour of the vineyards. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Please notice that lunch is included.
Please advise us if you have any food allergies - special requirements.
No alternatives will be available the day of the tour.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: As members of ABTA and ATAS we are 100% financially bonded. You can book your day trip with us in absolute confidence, no matter where in the world you are.

In Brief

Location:
Bordeaux, France
Country:
France
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Day trip (destination A to B)
Lunch included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Overview
Important InfoInfo
Pricing
Reviews
Spend the first part of your day experiencing all types of French wine in the heart of Bordeaux, followed by a trip to nearby St-Emilion for wine tours and tastings at two beautiful château wine estates.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • 3 wine-tasting sessions
  • Guided winery tours (2 wines tasted at a winery - 2 wineries included)
  • Lunch
  • Tasting of 10 wines throughout the day
  • Transport by minivan

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Itinerary

Bordeaux Wine Tasting and WorkshopStart your day with a 2-hour, small-group wine-tasting session in Bordeaux’s city center. During this informative workshop, taste four different wines as an expert wine educator gives you an overview of French wine.

You'll discover the unique characteristics of France’s main wine regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône and the Loire Valley. Gain insight into the terms ‘terroir’ and ‘appellation’ and learn how to read a French wine label.

Taste two more wines as you enjoy a typical French appetizer platter of cheese, saucisson (sausage) and fresh bread. You’ll then practice blending wines using two leading varieties of Bordeaux, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Discover how to analyze various aspects of wine including its color, smell and taste, and mix different varieties to create your own blend according to your personal tastes.

Follow your wine session with lunch at a traditional apartment in the city center.

St-Emilion Tour and Wine TastingsAfter lunch, leave the city of Bordeaux behind and drive to the vineyards of St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval village, home to 800 châteaux and renowned for its spectacular wines. Your guide will teach you about the Bordeaux and St-Emilion wine regions along the way.

Visit the traditional vat room and cellar of an authentic, private château. Wander through the vineyards while your guide explains the main varieties of wine in the region. After your tour of the family-run estate, enjoy another wine-tasting session to learn more about French wine, discover proper wine-tasting techniques, and practice your skills while sampling some of the château’s wines.

In the late afternoon, you’ll head to a classified-growth château overlooking the St-Emilion vineyards. Enjoy a welcome glass of wine accompanied by a platter of local bread, cheese and saucisson (dried sausage), and learn about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. The specific châteaux you visit vary, but may include Soutard, Ferrand or Pressac.

You’ll then take an evening tour of the village of St-Emilion, a typical charming French village dating back to medieval times and surrounded by the vineyards that took its name. Afterward, it’s back to Bordeaux to conclude your full-day tour.

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Departure Point

3 Rue d'Enghien, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The minimum age to drink alcohol is 18
  • The tour may be cancelled if there is only 1 participant. We legally require a minimimum of two people to operate the tour. If so, we will contact the client and he will get a full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Wine Class ,History, Vineyard, St-Emilion We had amazing time, the Wine class (tasting), was a real eye opener for the hole wine culture. Remi the guide has a broad view that include vast knowledge in history of the region and the wine culture. The vineyard tour was really interesting, and we were able to see the different between 2 chatos. We finish the tour in the village of St-Emilion, a must-see place.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
Both the tasting sessions and the tour were fantastic!
• Submitted 20 Sep 2018
The Bordovino Group that operates this tour was outstanding. Our guide walked us through how to view, taste and smell wines as we tried pure Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends. We had an excellent lunch prior to heading to two outstanding vineyards and a brief tour of St. Emilion. We were very comfortable with our vehicle on a very hot day.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2018
An awesome introduction to French wines, a must do. We spent the morning learning about wine, how to small, taste and enjoy. We had a wonderful home baked lunch and then went to two chateaus for more tasting with a trip to the medieval village of St Emilion. Pierre certainly knew his wine and made the morning very enjoyable indeed. Our guide for the afternoon was Adele and she was also very friendly and knowledgeable.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
Great learning experience for the Bordeaux wine region. J was an excellent guide and extremely knowledgeable and friendly - including other areas of France!
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
A great tour. Remi was a great guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable and taught me a lot about wine tasting and wines for different regions of France. He also made it fun too so that it did not matter if you did not have a good knowledge of wines and the different regions. St Emilion was very beautiful and it was great to break up the visit to the two wineries with the visit to St Emilion.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
We had the best day of our holiday on this tour. Remi our guide was passionate and knowledge. We started off with learning how to taste like a pro, followed by learning about the regions and distinguishing the flavours and aromas. We had lovely nibbles of cheese, chocolate, sausage and lunch of quiche. Then we headed out to visit 2 Chateaus for more wine tasting and a wander round St Emillion. We would highly recommend this trip. Great value for money too.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
This was a terrific day! Our guide Remi was exceptional. We learned so much about French wine, the Bordeaux growing region, the town of St Emilion and we tasted some great French wine. We highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 24 Nov 2017
LOVED this tour. I was a solo female traveler - and loved every minute of this experience. The lesson was super informative - I am a novice at best. I wish we would have gone to more castle looking chateaus ... but that was quickly forgotten when we had our stop over in St Emilion to check out the CUTEST little old French village. It was a dream!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
A great trip! I learned so much and the tourguides and wine experts were all wonderful. We also got to spend time in the very quaint town of St Emilion. The food and the wine were great too!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2017
Absolute fun and informative day. Reme and Estelle went out of their way to give us all the information we asked for. We are in the industry but learned a lot about the Bordeaux way things are done here. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
Fantastic experience! It starts with an education/tasting experience followed by lunch.....and then a short van ride to St-Emilon to visit 2 wineries for tastings. Our guide, Frank, was awesome!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
This Bordeaux wine workshop and vineyard tour is something I can commend to everyone. We had an interesting tasting class in the morning with JEROME who is very patient and accommodating we were 8 wine enthusiasts who are either French or English-speaking. Then we were served quiche, salad, desert and coffee/tea for lunch in Bordovino apartment. After that JEROME drove us to Saint-Émilion where we visited first the Château Côte de Baleau. We had some short wine lecture again, then went around the lovely vineyard with its amazing ripening grapes, and then we were taught sniffing different wine aromas. JEROME was even kind enough to go beyond and picked some fresh figs direct from the tree for all of us to try! Then we drove to another vineyard, Château Fombrauge de Bernard Magrez which is opulent compared to the traditional family-run chateau that we earlier visited. Again for the 2nd time, we were served saucission and cheeses while tasting their wines. After that we visited the beautiful village of Saint-Émilion and have seen its historical church. I personally learned a lot for the day, thanks to Jerome who is French but speaks perfect English. We had indeed spent the sunny warm day beautifully and we will always treasure the wonderful experience we had in Bordeaux with our knowledgeable guide, Jerome. It was well done, real thumbs up! I will surely come back to Bordeaux to visit Médoc, Graves and Sauternes, definitely with Bordovino Wine Tours again. Thank you very much for the enriching and amazing day!
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
Excellent value for money. With the classroom teaching in the morning was followed by lunch. Very comprehensive teaching of the Bordeaux wine region with excellent knowledge and experience of the area displayed by the tutor and her colleagues .Then a trip out to two vineyards in St Emilion. Friendly driver / guide and we explored the vineyards, both inside and out going into all areas. Even sampled the wines there. Rounded off with a visit to the old town of St Emilion and a guided tour there.Great day - would do it again.
• Submitted 09 Aug 2017
Wonderful day. Soline is very knowledgeable and made the whole day very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 04 Jul 2017
The tour was very informative providing information on wine tasting, the visit to two wine makers the wines at both were excellent. I would recommend the tour to all those that are interested in wine.
• Submitted 18 Jun 2017
Super experience! Learned a lot about Bordeaux wine and had a great time
• Submitted 05 May 2017
Great day out, we had limited time in Bordeaux and found this tour very informative and we it felt like we covered a lot in the one day and got to try plenty of great wine. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly also.
• Submitted 25 Apr 2017
A great experience. Our guide Remi was very knowledgeable and informative. The wine testing class was entertaining and fun as well as being informative. We also enjoyed lunch, visited two chateaus, one run by a large company and one run as a family visit, and visited the medieval village of St Emilion. A very enjoyable day.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2017
The perfect intro to wine tasting and Bordeaux wine! The morning started off with a history of French wine followed by wine tasting! We had a blast creating our own blends. The 2 chateaux we visited were both unique and wonderful. We ended our day on a high note in St Emilion which is such a gem!
• Submitted 03 Apr 2017
The day was well planned and I felt I learned a lot from the different activities. The wine tasting was really interesting and taught me a lot about how Bordeaux wines were blended, something I hadnt realised was so complicated. Out instructor was friendly and patient and made everything fun. After a super lunch we went on a tour of the vineyards. The Chateaux chosen for tours and tastings were very different, one a family firm who were very proud of their long traditions where we learned a lot of the history of the area, the other a much more modern place and reflecting the new trends in wine making. Both were welcoming, and we brought bottles of wine in both, hopefully to keep and enjoy in a few years if we can resist the temptation to drink now. We finished with a guided tour around St-Emilion, somewhere I would love to return to. It didnt matter that it was February, the weather was like a spring day in the UK. It was a great day and I would highly recommend it!
• Submitted 16 Mar 2017
Fabulous day! Bert was our wine tasting teacher and tour guide all afternoon. Knowledgable about the region and knows the two Chateau's we visited very well. Chateau's employees were as well knowledgeable and the wines at both fantastic. The added bonus to the day was a trip to St. Emillion for a walk around and Bert was very knowledgable and shared information all about Bordeaux not just wines. We learned a lot, great tour.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017
Bert was the best wine teacher and tour guide. We learned so much about wines and the Bordeaux region wines! Chateaus fabulous Bert knew all about them and the chateau tour guides very fun and knowledgeable. Added bonus a trip to St Emillion, Bert shared all about this small town and Bordeaux. Wines were great and group ! Fabulous day!
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017
Amazing tour. We learnt how single grape wines blend together to form the famous Left Bank / Right Bank wines of Bordeaux, and how to appreciate the individual characteristics of each wine. The trip to St Emillion and the 2 x Chateaux was fabulous. Winter it might have been but it only added to the magic of the trip. Chateau Dominic and Chateau Dauphine were pure dreams come true. We cannot recommend this tour highly enough. DO make sure you do BOTH tours back-to-back for an amazing full day experience
• Submitted 12 Jan 2017

In Brief

Location:
Bordeaux, France
Country:
France
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Day trip (destination A to B)
Lunch included
Informative, friendly and professional guide