This is the perfect way to spend a Saturday in France. After meeting your guide in Bordeaux, you’ll travel with a small group to St. Emilion. You won’t have to worry about how to get between dispersed sites, as a van will transport you from place to place throughout the day. Enjoy visiting wine estates, having a delicious picnic, a guided tour of St. Emilion, a French aperitif (snacks with wine), and free time to explore St. Emilion alone.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Emilion
Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
For your first visit, you will stop at an elegant Classified Growth, with a impeccable architecture.
A hamlet in Saint Emilion bears its name, revealing the long History of this prestigious estate. After learning how to distinguish different grape varieties by comparing their leaves, you will stroll inside the recently restored vat house to learn about the secrets of their wines… before enjoying a tasting of 2 of them.
The lunch will take place in the lovely kitchen garden of the chateau, in the oldest part of the estate from 16th century. After lunch, you will have the time to wander in the aromatic garden, taking in the view or even just enjoying the moment.
Your next visit of a family-run First Classified Growth estate, of the appellation Saint Emilion Grand Cru. Located on the best sun-exposed slopes of the Saint Emilion limestone plateau. This estate has belonged to the same family for the past 300 years. The richness of their cabernet franc does justice to their worldwide fame. We will finish by an extensive tasting of minimum 4 wines in a wine shop in the village.
Travel through time now with a guided visit of Saint Emilion, a one of kind medieval village. You will learn all about this UNESCO World Heritage site while admiring the most gorgeous landscapes of the region.
Our last stop of the day will take us deep into the heart of Saint Emilion, literally. You will have the privilege to explore its caverns at length where over 10 centuries these caves were quarries which supplied the stone to construct the chateaus and many buildings in Bordeaux. These limestone caves, of which there are over 250 kms are the charm of the St Emilion "terroir" as well as the key to the wines' flavour profile.
You will learn everything there is to know about storing and ageing wines properly. After a visit of this Grand Cru, we will clink glasses and share a very French "aperitif" (snack before a meal) with your group to the end this fantastic day. You will taste at least 2 wines here.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 18 years
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required, otherwise we can not guarantee a vegetarian menu.
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
If you are looking for a great, personalized, informative and one-of-a-kind experience, this is it. From the minute we met our guide, she was warm and joyful. Her knowledge and joy about wines was delivered in such a comfortable and inclusive way. Our picnic was just delightful and Saint Emilion was stunning. The vineyards we went to were very welcoming.