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

Bordeaux, France
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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.


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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Wine Class ,History, Vineyard, St-Emilion
Chen N
, Nov 2019
Wine Class ,History, Vineyard, St-Emilion We had amazing time, the Wine class (tasting), was a real eye opener for the hole wine culture. Remi the guide has a broad view that include vast knowledge in history of the region and the wine culture. The vineyard tour was really interesting, and we were able to see the different between 2 chatos. We finish the tour in the village of St-Emilion, a must-see place.
Fun! Informative! and overall a great tour! Highly Recommend!!
, Aug 2019
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Not only did we learn a ton about French wine, we enjoyed the overall experience as well. Quinton was our tour guide and he did an awesome job! We learned that our pallets probably prefer the wines made in the Rhone region as opposed to the Bordeaux region, but we still really enjoyed visiting the chateaus and tasting the wines. It just means we'll have to come back to tour some of the other regions! I highly recommend this tour. It's a great way to spend a day in Bordeaux.
Great combo of two excursions!
, Jul 2019
We really enjoyed both the short class/lunch to start as well as the trip to two wineries in the afternoon/evening. I particularly liked our guide, Hugo, who integrated components of the morning's lesson into the winery visits (like the aroma kit he brought). We also got a short tour of St. Emilion the town, which was beautiful, but I would have liked even just 30 minutes of time to explore on our own (and buy souvenirs!). Still, the wineries we visited were marvelous and would recommend this tour experience for other travelers.
Educational, Fun, Fascinating, Worthwhile
Hilary F
, May 2019
We fully enjoyed our day. We learned a lot about the history of wine making in France and Bordeaux's unique place in the pantheon of wine cultures. Our guide/teacher was charming, knowledgeable, easy going and fun. All around a totally worhwhile day. Great food. Great chateaux and Saint Emilion village tour. The day was a highlight of our wonderful trip.
An amazing experience
, Mar 2019
We had a lovely day with winetasting and visits to St.Emilion and two different winemakers. Our guide Quentin made our day!
You'll spend more time in the tour van...
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.
Both the tasting sessions and the tour...
Graham K
, Sep 2018
Both the tasting sessions and the tour were fantastic!
Adult Fun
, 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.
Informative and fun (and delicious)!
, Jul 2018
We had Tiph (Tiphaine) as our guide. She was FABulous! She’s very knowledgeable about Bordeaux wines and very down-to-earth. She taught us about both Bordeaux wine and French wines. She was born and raised in Bordeaux, so she knew the area and places to go (as well as the wine). She made the wine tasting “class” fun and enjoyable. The wines were delicious, and we learned a lot. We happened to be in an all USA group, so the class and tour were both in English. We went to two vineyards (one more fancy/commercial and one small/intimate) - great wine, informative/enjoyable tour guides and wine tastings by those vineyards. We walked around the village of Saint-Émilion, which has beautiful( old) architecture and history. Overall, a great addition to our European honeymoon experience!
An awesome introduction to French...
, 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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