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  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
This day trip from Bordeaux takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region of St-Emilion for a full day of wine tasting. Visit two château wine estates to tour the cellars, learn about the winemaking process, and taste the wines that give St-Emilion its prestigious reputation. Enjoy a buffet lunch with your fellow wine lovers, and end with a guided tour and free time in the village of St-Emilion.

Highlights

  • Full-day wine tour of St-Emilion from Bordeaux
  • Visit two château wine estates in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region of St-Emilion
  • Tour the cellars, admire the vineyards, and taste a variety of the region’s finest wines
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch at Château Haute-Sarpe with your fellow wine lovers
  • Take a guided tour of the village of St-Emilion to discover its medieval treasures
  • Enjoy free time to explore on your own

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What You Can Expect

Saint-Emilion Day Trip from Bordeaux: Château Wine Tastings and Lunch

Saint-Emilion- UNESCO World Heritage Site

Head to the the Bordeaux Tourist Office in the morning for your full-day wine tour. Relax aboard the air-conditioned coach as you travel to St-Emilion. On your way there, your guide will give you an overview of Bordeaux and its many wineries and vineyards.

Arrive in the St-Emilion AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée), a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region. One of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux wine region, St-Emilion is known for its blended grape varieties, particularly merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon.

Your first stop is a classified growth château — Château Figeac, Château Beau-Sejour Becot or Château Canon — where you’ll take a tour of the cellar to learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a tasting of the château’s finest wines.

Next, head to Château Haute-Sarpe. Admire a beautiful view of the vineyards, visit the wine cellar, and taste the estate's elite Grand Cru wines before sitting down to a lovely buffet lunch.

You’ll spend the afternoon exploring the village of St-Emilion itself, which dates back to the 8th century and is full of fascinating medieval history. Your guide will take you to the remarkable underground monuments and then give you free time to discover the town’s wine shops, cafés and boutiques on your own.

Return to Bordeaux around 5:30pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour. We had great guides explaining the history and the 'science' of wine making. To add to that there was a lovely variety of friendly people on the tour. The town of ST Emilion was incredibly picturesque. I would thoroughly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We have taken this tour before but did it again with our friends who had not been. The guide at the first Chateau was very knowledgeable and interesting although she had a challenge curtailing some of the behaviours of other party members who continuously "clicked" and chattered over her. Unfortunately our tour of the second Chateau was disappointing for us this time as the usual guide was preparing lunch and his replacement didn't speak English so our main tour guide had to interpret and translate. However the lunch provided was as good as we remembered and our friends enjoyed their experience, it was just us who were a little disappointed in comparison to our last visit where we enjoyed the attention of our previous host through the entire tour and all through lunch.

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