Bordeaux, France

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Overview

Spend a day sipping French reds and whites in the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol wine region. Departing from Bordeaux, visit two chateaux to taste the region’s famous wines and wander the streets of beautiful Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 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
Depart from Bordeaux in a climate-controlled coach and travel north to two wine-producing regions — Saint-Emilion and the Pomerol. The latter is located within the Libournais area.

Near Saint-Emilion, you’ll visit a chateau — the French word for ‘castle’ — for a guided wine tasting. Find out how factors like soil and climate combine to give wine grapes distinct characteristics, and how those contribute to the flavor of the wine. Learn what grapes grow best in this area and create Bordeaux’s famous wines.

Next, make your way into the town of Saint-Emilion itself, where you’ll get to explore this exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Site during a 45-minute walking tour. After that, enjoy some free time to see the town on your own, do some shopping and get some lunch (own expense).

The last stop of your tour is a wine estate in the Pomerol. Sample more of the wines during a wine tasting in a Grand Cru Classé chateau. Learn more about the detailed process of making wine during a tour of the wine cellars and vat house before climbing back into the coach and heading back to Bordeaux.

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, Oct 2018

Our guide met us exactly at 9:30 in front of the Tourist Office. I highly recommend you have a hard copy of your reservations, as it makes asking questions easier since it can be a bit chaotic. There were 8 of us on the tour with a single/driver guide, whose English was flawless, in a 9 passenger minivan. He took us to 2 wineries in the morning where the guides there explained about the wines. It wasn't so much a tasting trip, but more of an education about the region, AVAs and wine making techniques. When we visited Saint-Emilion, we made the mistake of taking a long lunch. We should have read up more on this village and spent time exploring it. After lunch, we went to one more winery and then headed home. The wineries were presented in the order of lowest to highest and offered a variety of different histories, wines and winemaking techniques. Although we visited during crush, we never felt rushed and were shown the actual grapes being sorted and crushed. I came away more informed about wines from Saint-Emilion and am not so intimidated by them. Karim our guide was so focused on our enjoyment and was always wanting to ensure each person was happy.

m
, Aug 2018

This tour was fantastic. Beautiful sites, great chateaus and our tour guide, Simon, was simply awesome. Great balance between sightseeing, learning the wine making process, and getting to enjoy the process of wine tasting. Simon was very knowledgeable, friendly, and made the tour extremely enjoyable. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

R
, Aug 2018

Our fantastic guide Karim made this tour an unforgotable one! He was great, a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about the wine region and different types of wine, We visited 3 wonderful family owned wineries in saint Emilion and Pomerol. The medieval town of saint Emilion is lovely, very charming place, we enjoyed lunch there.If i could rate this tour 10/10 , i would, it was fantastic, thanks again to our guide Karim, his sense of humor was extremely entertaining and warm. He made everyone in the car feel included! Highly recomend him for the tour..

m
, Jul 2018

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the wine making in the region. I learned a lot!!
The 3 vineyards we went to were very different, which was great and meant there wasn't too much repetition between them.
The medieval town of St Emillion is lovely. the only challenge the day I was there was that there were some cruise ship tour groups there. And also many of the less touristy restaurants were closing about the time our second wine tasting was ending so it was a bit difficult to find a restaurant for lunch.
I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn about the wines of this region mainly merlot grapes, I learned

C
, May 2018

Do not miss this tour

J
, Mar 2018

Fantastic trip!!!!! Guide was very entertained me and friendly. The stops on this tour are amazing and the day is just log enough. One warning- if you purchase wine, shipping to the US was very problematic when purchased in St-Emilion at the shop. Might want to carry home.

J
, Jan 2018

Fantastic tour in all ways and tour guide Hugo was marvellous. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this tour. Yhe restaurant recommended by Hugo in the town centre was excellent.

T
, Dec 2017

Excellent excursion, visits to 3 different wineries, Pomerol and St. Emilion Chateau La Dominique my favorite. We even stopped in front of Petrus. Enough time in beautiful St. Emilion. Emilia was very kind and full of knowledge.

R
, Dec 2017

This day trip was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide was amazing, she was a great driver, narrator and
A very nice person!

D
, Dec 2017

Fantastic tour, our guide was brilliant.


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