Saint-Emilion Day Trip from Bordeaux

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Saint-Emilion Day Trip from Bordeaux
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Join this day trip to the Saint-Emilion (and surrounding) wine-making region of France. This full-day guided excursion from Bordeaux offers picturesque scenery, sightseeing and fine wines – the perfect day out from the city! Sample Bordeaux wines in 3 fascinating chateaux and explore the charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Saint-Emilion.
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In Brief

Location:
Bordeaux, France
Country:
France
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
March to November
Daily
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Small-group tour by minibus
Great overview and orientation of the city
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

A Full Day Tour Taking in Some of Bordeaux’s Most Famous Appellations

Duration: 8 hours

Inclusions

  • Small-group guided trip
  • One bottle of water per person
  • Guided walking tour of St Emilion village
  • Professional tour guide
  • Three wine tasting sessions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Free WiFi access on board

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • NOTE: Adult only tour, not suitable for children under 18 years of age
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • On High Frequency Dates minivan can be replaced by 19 seat minibus
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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

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

I am a solo traveler and rely upon tours to stay connected with people while exploring new places. I had such a wonderful day enhanced by the knowledge, experience and guidance of my tour guide Luigi. We visited 3 Chateaus and although there was a small glitch at one of them, Luigi handled it like a true professional. I only wish I had a little more time to spend in the town for shopping. However, now I have a reason to return and spend more time there. I will be back. Donna
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Great wine tasting tour. Very informative too. My only suggestion would be to allow for more time in Saint Emilion. A beautiful place to explore!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
Our guide, Luigi, was excellent. He was knowledgeable, personable and professional. The “chateaus” were well chosen, all offering something different. The last chateau stop was surprisingly informative with an emphasis on the microclimate and plant itself. A wonderful day trip!
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
We had Helene as a tour guide and her knowledge of wines and wine making was astounding, we had a really great experience - toured multiple vineyards and also had unscheduled stops (like peeking at Petrus) - I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
We highly recommend this wine tour in the St. Emilion region. Our host- Clement was very knowledgeable about both wine and the Bordeaux area. He also had recommendations for lunch in St. Emilion, and dinner in Bordeaux after the tour. Meeting at the Tourism Office in Bordeaux was easy and on time. Our group had four couples and we visited two Chateaus before lunch, and one more after lunch in the city of St. Emilion. We also got a bonus tasting at a local wine shop! If you can take the time, I highly recommend the full day tour so that you have some time to explore St. Emilion and visit more wineries.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
This tour was a great introduction to Saint-Emilion. The village was beautiful and FULL of all things wine. You are given a perfect amount of time in the city as well, which is not always the case with these types of tours. We also very much enjoyed the wine at each location we visited. The people were beyond friendly and the Chateaus were beautiful. Getting a chance to talk to the owners and wine makers was also fun and informative. Can't go wrong with this one.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
This was a great value for the money. Clement met us in the city center and after a brief overview of Bordeaux and the surrounding wine country, we headed to the right bank in a small van, which was clean, spacious, and air conditioned. During the ride he provided us a lot of history of the region, the appellations, and the wine. I was kind of amazed at his knowledge, to be honest. We went to two vineyards in the first half of the day, and each one consisted of a tour and a tasting of a couple of different wines. For lunch we went into St. Emilion proper, where we could purchase wine (and even ship it to the states), have lunch, and explore the city on our own. He gave us a recommendation for a great sandwich shop and some local attractions and my fiance and I had a great time. We went to one more vineyard in the afternoon, and on the way back to Bordeaux he gave us some great recommendations for dinner, wine, and canele. I like that throughout the day he gave us enough time in each place to stop and take pictures or ask questions and we never felt rushed. You can tell he's really passionate about Bordeaux in the way he talks about the food, the wine, and the things to do in the city. He also brought water for everyone, which maybe is a small thing but very appreciated because it was a hot day. We were with 3 other couples, all very nice as well, and the time really flew by. I would recommend this one for sure!
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
All was good, excellent tour guide (Julie speaks good English and is very nice), comfy transport means, well paced and good selection of houses to visit... I enjoyed it and do recommend this tour to others.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
My wife and I had an excellent time on this tour from Bordeaux into the right bank wine region. Our tour guide Morgan was extremely friendly and knowledge about the area without being overwhelming with information. We visited 3 wineries which all were very different and gave us a great expression of the region. The free time for lunch in the village of Saint-Emilion was very enjoyable. I would highly recommend booking this tour!
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Our guide, Karim, was great! He made the tour fun and eventful. Loved all the wines and wineries. So glad we took the full day trip.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Helene was an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and engaging tour guide. The tour provides plenty of time at each chateau and in Saint Emilion. Learned a lot and loved the small group setting!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Oh, what a lovely day. Lea was so fun and seems to know everything! The chateaux we visited were warm and gracious and the little place of Saint Emilion was charming. Oh and the wine everywhere was superb!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We are not novices at wine excursions. We did a wine tour in the champagne region in 2009, Maddox wine tour in 2010 and one to the Napa Valley in recent years. Karin, our guide was easy to understand and assisted with giving thorough explanations about the wine making processes. He was attentive to the clients needs and after getting a feel for what we wanted to do for lunch, made reservations for us at a fantastic place. Would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great group, Julie was an excellent tour guide (and driver!) and the chateaux were gorgeous. The wine was great and we were lucky enough to meet a handful of owners and winemakers. Definitely recommend!
• Submitted 02 Apr 2019
Our guide met us exactly at 9:30 in front of the Tourist Office. I highly recommend you have a hard copy of your reservations, as it makes asking questions easier since it can be a bit chaotic. There were 8 of us on the tour with a single/driver guide, whose English was flawless, in a 9 passenger minivan. He took us to 2 wineries in the morning where the guides there explained about the wines. It wasn't so much a tasting trip, but more of an education about the region, AVAs and wine making techniques. When we visited Saint-Emilion, we made the mistake of taking a long lunch. We should have read up more on this village and spent time exploring it. After lunch, we went to one more winery and then headed home. The wineries were presented in the order of lowest to highest and offered a variety of different histories, wines and winemaking techniques. Although we visited during crush, we never felt rushed and were shown the actual grapes being sorted and crushed. I came away more informed about wines from Saint-Emilion and am not so intimidated by them. Karim our guide was so focused on our enjoyment and was always wanting to ensure each person was happy.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2018
This tour was fantastic. Beautiful sites, great chateaus and our tour guide, Simon, was simply awesome. Great balance between sightseeing, learning the wine making process, and getting to enjoy the process of wine tasting. Simon was very knowledgeable, friendly, and made the tour extremely enjoyable. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2018
Our fantastic guide Karim made this tour an unforgotable one! He was great, a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about the wine region and different types of wine, We visited 3 wonderful family owned wineries in saint Emilion and Pomerol. The medieval town of saint Emilion is lovely, very charming place, we enjoyed lunch there.If i could rate this tour 10/10 , i would, it was fantastic, thanks again to our guide Karim, his sense of humor was extremely entertaining and warm. He made everyone in the car feel included! Highly recomend him for the tour..
• Submitted 19 Aug 2018
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the wine making in the region. I learned a lot!! The 3 vineyards we went to were very different, which was great and meant there wasn't too much repetition between them. The medieval town of St Emillion is lovely. the only challenge the day I was there was that there were some cruise ship tour groups there. And also many of the less touristy restaurants were closing about the time our second wine tasting was ending so it was a bit difficult to find a restaurant for lunch. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn about the wines of this region mainly merlot grapes, I learned
• Submitted 23 Jul 2018
we very much enjoyed this tour...was an
• Submitted 17 Jun 2019
Fantastic trip!!!!! Guide was very entertained me and friendly. The stops on this tour are amazing and the day is just log enough. One warning- if you purchase wine, shipping to the US was very problematic when purchased in St-Emilion at the shop. Might want to carry home.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
Fantastic tour in all ways and tour guide Hugo was marvellous. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this tour. Yhe restaurant recommended by Hugo in the town centre was excellent.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
Excellent excursion, visits to 3 different wineries, Pomerol and St. Emilion Chateau La Dominique my favorite. We even stopped in front of Petrus. Enough time in beautiful St. Emilion. Emilia was very kind and full of knowledge.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2017
This day trip was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide was amazing, she was a great driver, narrator and A very nice person!
• Submitted 22 Dec 2017
Fantastic tour, our guide was brilliant.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2017

In Brief

Location:
Bordeaux, France
Country:
France
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
March to November
Daily
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Small-group tour by minibus
Great overview and orientation of the city