• Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Spend a half-day in the charming Medieval town of Saint-Emilion on a small-group trip from Bordeaux. Explore the best of this UNESCO-listed village, including a wine tasting at a grand cru wine estate, a walk along the historic city walls and visits to unique artist galleries and studios. Enjoy some free time in Saint-Emilion, too. A tour group size of no more than eight people ensures personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Small-group St Emilion half-day tour from Bordeaux
  • Enjoy a visit and wine-tasting in a grand cru estate of St Emilion
  • Explore a UNESCO World Heritage-listed village
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Limited to 8 people to ensure personalized attention from your expert guide

What You Can Expect

Small-Group St Emilion Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux

Discover the vineyards of St Emilion on your half-day trip

Meet your guide and climb into an air-conditioned minivan to begin your half-day trip to Saint-Emilion from Bordeaux. Enjoy the scenery out the windows as you travel to this beautiful town, named for an 8th-century Breton monk. It was his followers who first began growing grapes and making wine in this area, now one of the most famous wine-growing regions in the world.

Stop along the way to Saint-Emilion at a grand cru winery to sample some of the local wines and see the beautiful chateau.

Join your guide for a 45-minute walking tour of Saint-Emilion, learning more about this historic village, and then enjoy free time to explore the town at your leisure — including any shopping you might want to do and time to get some lunch (own expense). If you haven’t had enough of the region’s famous wine, you can also stop into one of the many wine cellars in Saint-Emilion for another wine tasting before climbing back into the minivan for the return trip to Bordeaux.

Customer Reviews

Kerren M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our tour guide, Julia, was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the wine industry in Bordeaux-- she gave us a great intro in a comfortable ride to St. Emilion, and then a very nice and relaxing stroll around St. Emilion itself. We visited Vignobles Carles, where a very bright woman named Berengere shared what it is like to make some of the best wine in the world! She was fantastic! The perfect way to spend a half day trip to wine country!

beck60990

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We went to Chateau La Croizille for our wine tour and tasting. The host had a nice tour of their facilities and did a good job talking us through it. The wine was good too. Our driver/guide for the day was very good. Very knowledgeable about the area, not overdone though. She led us around the town of St. Emilion but you can also tour it on your own if you'd like.

Anthony C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour and our guide Ugo was very friendly, knowledgeable and happy to tailor aspects of the tour to suit the objectives of our small group. At the winery Chateau de Ferrand, Charlie was our guide and we found it very informative and there was an opportunity to taste and buy wine but no pressure or heavy selling. At St Emilion we saw some fabulous sights before being taken to a private tasting with the very knowledgeable and passionate Jeremy and learned a lot about this regions wines and then had free time to wander at our leisure. We found the small group tour much better than a large group where it only takes one or two people to disregard others and throw the schedule out and subsequently cut short some of the highlights. This tour ran perfectly from start to finish and would recommend to anyone

Jan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an excellent tour and our guide and driver Hugo was exceptional in his knowledge, especially of wine. The trip to winery was very informative as was the visit to the wine shop in St Emilion. Love the heritage township of St Emilion - so quaint.

linn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour, loved our guide!

Joanna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We only wanted to spend half a day wine tasting so this was perfect for us. Plenty of time in St Emillion. Informative host, Amy. All ran to time would highly recommend.

Caroline S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

Maureen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A great tour of the old town as well as two tastings of local wine. Our guide was great, would highly recommend

Ann B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an excellent tour. Our guide, Ugo, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about wine and the wine making process. The wine tasting at the chateau was excellent. St. Emilion is a beautiful medieval town and very worth the trip.

bob.7t.morgan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

What a wonderful time. Our guide Karim was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable about wines, the wineries and vineyards. He took us around the backroads of St. Emilion to see every aspect of wine grape cultivation, even talking with workers and harvesters. One could not have gotten any closer to the ground-to grape-to-wine process than this. The tour of the wineries, both small and large, was informative. The wine and cheese parings at one winery sorry, can't remember the name was memorable. Karim's professional, enthusiastic, congenial nature and pleasant dialogue was refreshing. Definitely a well-worth experience! Thank you Karim and Viator.

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