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

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Gironde, France
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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Indulge in two top-selling Bordeaux wine tours at a discount with this Bordeaux Super Saver. Enjoy a morning wine workshop in Bordeaux during which you'll sample some of France's most beloved wines from famous wine regions like Côtes du Rhône, Burgundy and the Loire Valley as you nibble on cheese, cured meat and bread. Spend the afternoon visiting two châteaux in nearby St-Emilion for vineyard tours and wine tastings. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
  • Bordeaux and St-Emilion full-day wine tour
  • Taste at least 10 types of French wine paired with bread, cheeses and cured meats
  • Enjoy lunch at an apartment in Bordeaux’s city center
  • Visit two châteaux in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of St Emilion for more wine tours and tastings
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

If you really want to learn as much as possible in one day about local wine, this is the tour for you! You won't be an expert after this but you will be able to impress your friends with your new-found knowledge.
Combine two best-selling Bordeaux wine tours with this Super Saver. Spend the morning in central Bordeaux learning about wines from a variety of French regions. In the afternoon, take a road trip to nearby UNESCO-listed St-Emilion for vineyard tours and wine tastings at two classic French  châteaux.

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.

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Patrice C
, Oct 2018

You'll spend more time in the tour van than actually wine tasting. Lunch was a slice of quiche with a small salad of greens and a glass of mediocre wine. The young woman who led our tasting was not a wine expert by any means, though she was personable. The tours at the chateaus were interesting but not very in-depth about the wines they produced. The wine tastings at the chateau were extremely limited to 2-3 tastes, and they were tiny. There was no chance to buy a glass of wine if you found one to your liking. My suggestion would be to book a car and driver and go to the chateaus you most want to visit on your own.

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Graham K
, Sep 2018

Both the tasting sessions and the tour were fantastic!

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Greg
, Aug 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.

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jjwalden2
, Apr 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.

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Gerald S
, 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!

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Lisa C
, Feb 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.

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Karen M
, Jan 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.

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Ian F
, Nov 2017

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.

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Elizabeth A
, Oct 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!

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June G
, 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!


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