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  • Location:Bordeaux, France
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Saint-Emilion and Pomerol Day Trip from Bordeaux

Join this small-group day trip to the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol 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 two fascinating chateaux and explore the charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Saint-Emilion.

Numbers are limited to a maximum of eight people, ensuring personalized attention from your expert local guide.


  • Full-day trip to the St Emilion wine region in Bordeaux
  • Enjoy wine tasting sessions in Saint Emilion or Pomerol chateaux
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Saint Emillion on a 45-minute, guided walking tour
  • Small-group tour, with a maximum of eight people, ensures a personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get to visit a region where some of the most renowned Bordeaux wines are made.

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Saint-Emilion and Pomerol Day Trip from Bordeaux

Small Group Bordeaux UNESCO and St Emilion by minivan

Traveling by luxury, air-conditioned coach, you’ll head north from Bordeaux to the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol wine-making region, home to the charming village of Saint-Emilion. Not only is it one of the most picturesque places in France, it's also one of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux wine region.

The chateaux (French for 'castles') that produce the region’s famous wines are divided into two distinct geographical areas, known as appellations. Chateaux in the immediate villages around Saint-Emilion produce wines for the Saint-Emilion appellation, whereas chateaux in the western Libournais region (an area known as Pomerol) produce wines for the Classified Growth Chateau of the Pomerol appellation.

Your full-day tour starts with a visit to a chateau in Saint-Emilion, where you’ll enjoy a Bordeaux wine-tasting session with your knowledgeable local guide. During the tasting, learn about the dominant grapes used in the individual appellation, and how factors such as climate and soil can enhance or influence a wine’s flavor.

In the hilltop village of Saint-Emilion, enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour around its quaint and pretty streets. You’ll have time to spend at leisure in the village, so you use that opportunity to grab some lunch, admire the historic UNESCO World Heritage-designated buildings or enjoy some retail therapy in the local boutiques.

Then depart Saint-Emilion and travel to a nearby wine estate in the Pomerol appellation, where you will enjoy a wine tasting in a Grand Cru Classé chateau. You will be introduced to the art and techniques involved in the wine-making process and taken on a tour of the vat house and the cellars before returning to Bordeaux.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely loved this trip. It was thrilling to visit the ares where these famous wines are made and then to experience actual chateaus where the wine is produced. We learned so much about the plants and how they are tended to the creation of the wine. We would recommend this to any one: oenophile to amateur such as ourselves.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was wonderful. We were also lucky because on the day of the tour we had:
(a) excellent weather
(b) an excellent guide: Delphine
(c) in the two Chateaus that we visited we had a chance to be guided by the owners
We also had a wine tasting at a small wine shop at Saint Emilion where we were able to test examples of all the qualified wines. The tour was well organized and paced. Highly recommended indeed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent trip. Boris was a superb guide and very knowledgable. Good tips on where to eat for lunch too. The afternoon wine tasting in St Emilion was the icing on the cake. Very comfortable transport.

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Peter Bleasby

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip. Guide was well informed, the entire day was informative and totally a pleasure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. Knowlegableand interesting guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour, very personable and knowledgeable guide David. He kept the tour moving well and we had a thoroughly enjoyable day along with some nice wine!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An excellent and very enjoyable day trip. Our guide Matt was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the wine growing business and he spoke excellent English. A little more free time in St Emilion would have been helpful. However all in all very good value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was FANTASTIC. It was worth every penny we paid. But the greatest thanks and appreciation goes to our super guide ISABELLE. She gave us every single information about the vine industry with special emphasis of Bordeaux. She answered all of our questions with patience and displayed amazing in depth knowledge. She was pleasant and handled our small group from different corners of the world very professionnaly. Thank you Isabelle, thank you for making our day. Claudia and Turhan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The old petite town of Saint-Emilion is a must if you are visiting Bordeaux and this tour is the perfect way to do it as it also visits 3 beautiful chateaux wineries as well. Wine tasting is of course included at each winery and optionally at the town of Saint-Emilion as well. The overall tour guide Marion was excellent. Each winery also has its own guide and all of them were excellent. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a wonderful day touring this region with our guide who was very knowledgeable of the history of the area, of the growing of the grapes, the wine making process and the differences between the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol appellations. At our first chateaux we had a great tour of the winery and then a very comprehensive wine tasting lesson. Our time in the lovely town of Saint-Emilion was fun with an informative tour, a delicious lunch of Croque Monsieur, followed by an enjoyable wine tasting in a local establishment run by a delightful Irishman. He regaled us with stories and had us taste two wines at a time without telling us the price. We then would pick our favorite and more times than not it would be the less expensive wine. Lesson learned. Finally we went to a chateaux in Pomerol for another tour and wine tasting. It was a thoroughly pleasurable day and well worth the money.

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