Your day trip starts with the drive from Bordeaux to St-Emilion, learning about winemaking in the region along the way from your guide. Then board your helicopter for a private 15-minute flight over the vineyards of wine regions, aka appellations, like St-Emilion, Margaux or Pomerol.
When your pilot lands the helicopter in the private parklands of a St-Emilion château, you’ll feel like a VIP as you’re welcomed with a private lunch on the estate, which has been run by the same family for generations. Your lunch of seasonal, local food is paired with wine from the estate’s winery. Then walk off your meal with a leisurely stroll in the park and around the vineyard with your host, who provides information about winemaking here.
Next, continue your day trip to another St-Emilion winery, a prestigious classified winery that produces one of the Bordeaux region’s top wines. Take a guided tour of the estate, and enjoy a wine tasting. Then head into St-Emilion’s medieval village, a UNESCO World Heritage site where your guide will point out historical landmarks and tell you about the history of the village. Don’t miss the chance to taste one of the village specialties—macaroons.
Your day trip ends with return to your Bordeaux hotel.