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This was a great full day trip. The guide was very good. The 2 chateau we went to were excellent, very informative and lovely wine. Full marks to Chateau Haute Sarpe, our guide here Philipe was so amusing, showing us around the chateau. Lovely views of the vineyards, loved the little nightclub they have called Glou Glou, imagine the fun they had there. At lunch, Philipe put on a jesters hat and we all had such a fantastic buffet lunch with some very nice wine. We then went on to Saint Emilion a lovely UNESCO Medieval village where we had a couple of hours free time. Highly recommend this full day trip.
The group was a little larger than we expected (about 30) but it didn't prove an issue. The guide was very pleasant and informative although listening to the information repeated in French can get a bit tiring by the end of the day. The smorgasbord lunch at the winery was superb, meat, duck, cheeses and salads. This washed down with the hosts great wines (we finished 5 bottles on our table of 8) was a real treat. The guided tour of St Emilion after lunch was interesting but a bit of a slog.........would recommend this to be moved to before lunch.
We appreciate wine but I wouldn't describe ourselves as experts and this tour was perfect for us. Very interesting and informative, but also fun. The buffet lunch was excellent. The coach was clean, comfortable and air conditioned Saint-Emilion is a beautiful village, definitely worth visting.
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.
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.
Wonderful way to spend a day with a knowledgable tour guide and welcoming Chateaus. The lunch we were served at HautSarpe was fantastic!
Another excellent tour, St. Emilion was amazing and lunch at Chateu Haute Sarpe was superb.
Excellent day, the wine tours are both interesting and delicious, the coach was comfortable, the guide excellent and very helpful with a lovely tour of the town and church. The lunch was fantastic, highly recommended.
Fabulous trip. Very interesting. Yummy lunch with wine. Love St Emilion. Would do it again.
one word- FABULOUS!! we were treated to a "gourmet" rustic wine makers luncheon at the chateau. The tour was very informative, and we were made to feel like we had been friends of the winemaker forever. DO NOT miss this tour when in Bordeaux- well worth close to the 100 euro's
th whole trip was a great experiance ,our guide was very informative. I would recomend this trip to anyone not just for the wine tasting but what goes into making a grand cru wine and to learn about the history of Saint-Emilion and the area .
CATHERINE V W
Superb, is the only word that best describes the perfect relaxing day out in St Emilion the guide was friendly and knowledgeable the 2 vineyards we visited were extremely interesting, the first due to age the 2nd likewise but the marketing guy was the most friendly funny and interesting, he made the tour "great" the lunch provided was equally one of the best meals I ate in Bordeaux during my break. this tour in my opinion was the best value, I took 2 others which were dearer and not of this quality, I would definitely book again when I return to Bordeaux.
Excellent day. Wineries first class, lunch very pleasant and the village of Saint-Emilion a very nice surprise exceeding expectations.
An excellent day made extra special by an informative and well spoken guide. Both chataeux visited provided us with a well rounded insight into the making of wine, its grading and subesquent cost. That was the only "sad" part. Had a lovely buffet lunch at the second chateau where the owner entertained us with a wry sense of humour, much appreciated by me. I would recommend this tour to anyone making their first visit to the St Emilion region.
Nice trip, nice guide, visited good vineyards and had a good lunch! Be prepared to get a 5050 FrenchEnglish guide, meaning that heshe will talk in French first and then in English. It worked out ok! We printed out the voucher the last minute and found out that we were supposed to call the tourist office the day before the trip. Everything turned out ok even though we didn't do it, so I dont quite get why we were supposed to do so. Overall, an interesting and nice day trip!
This was one of the highlights of our time in Bordeaux. It was a lovely day and the lunch was just beautiful. The winery visits were fun and informative and our guide was professional. We dont usually go on large coach tours but this one was well worth it. Great Value.
Had great time in the day out. The wine tasting trip was great experience we visted Chateaux Figeac and Haut Sarpe. People in the chateaux are very friendly. The trip is organized with enough time for us to look at some shops in St Emilion.
Amazing tour and tourguide. The lunch was excellent and we were able to taste a good amount of wine at each vineyard. Worth every penny!
Great trip. The city is wonderful, and our guide spoke French and English fluently. She did a good job of explaining things in both languages. The two vineyard tours were great, and the lunch at the vineyard was awesome. Really cool trip. Well worth it.
Excellent lunch with wines included in the price. Informative visit to two chateau vineyards. The guide spoke both English and French but more of the latter. Ample time to visit the town of St. Emilion.
Both chateaus are wonderful. Saint-Emilion is very charming, and our guide is very enthusiastic and loves her job. Highly recommend this day trip to everybody. Has a slightly different flavor than the Medoc day trip.
It was excellent trip and really well organized. Love the vineyards!!!
Enjoyed the complete trip - guide superb, wine tasting excellent, lunch great with fantastic company from many countries followed by a very interesting visit to St Emillion which is a fascinating place. Great value for money.
We had an excellent guide. She really was an expert on the whole wine-making process and was able to make it understandable to the people on the tour in both French and English. I wish there had been more time in St. Emilion.