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Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux

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Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux

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Overview

Saint-Emilion is both a UNESCO-listed town and home to some of Bordeaux’s most famous red wines, and this small-group tasting tour from Bordeaux makes it possible to experience both in one afternoon. Learn the secrets of winemaking and ‘terroir’ on a tour and tasting at a Grand Cru winery; sip wines in a Saint-Emilion wine cellar; and pair fine Bordeaux reds with delicious cheeses and charcuterie at a family-run winery.
  • Saint-Emilion wine tasting tour from Bordeaux
  • Sample Grand Cru wines with a tour and tasting at a Saint-Emilion winery
  • Explore the pretty village of Saint-Emilion on a walking tour
  • Indulge in expert-led wine tastings at a Saint-Emilion wine cellar and a family-run winery
  • Great-value tour includes wine tasting and round-trip transport by minivan
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a personalized experience
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Pickup and drop-off in central Bordeaux
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
English speaking local guide
2 winery visits. 5/6 tastings and an additional glass of wine at the final winery visit
Saint Emilion medieval town guided walk
French aperitif: wine and cheese at a winery
Recommendation for your stay in Bordeaux
An extra glass of wine per person with our French apero!
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Mask (Covid)
Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole , 12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Please wait and meet your guide in front of the Tourist Office (Tram B or C: Quinconces). All tours leave precisely at the scheduled departure time. Please, be on time to avoid missing your tour.

1:50 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide and small-group of no more than eight people in central Bordeaux and travel by minivan to your first destination—a Grand Cru winery in the Saint Emilion wine region. Learn the secrets of Saint Emilion’s famous red wines, the importance of ‘terroir’ and the art of producing ‘Grand Cru’ wines on a guided tour of the winery. After strolling the vineyards and peeking into the barrel room, head to the tasting room to sample a variety of fine wines.

Continue to the hilltop village of Saint-Emilion and soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour, admiring the medieval architecture, maze of cobbled lanes and spectacular views over the surrounding vineyards. In the village, stop at a local wine cellar for another tasting and perhaps sample famous varietals like Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Enjoy a tour of Grand Cru winery, with a one-of-a-kind tasting that you are only able to do on this tour—compare the château wine with three wines from elsewhere in the world to better understand the meaning of “terroir” (only from November to March).

Make one more stop before heading back to Bordeaux—at a family-run winery, where the wine tasting is paired with a selection of regional cheeses and cured meats. Finally, with your appetite sated and a newfound appreciation of French wine, return to Bordeaux, where your tour ends back in the city center.
Itinerary
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Bordeaux
Take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan at 1:30pm or 2pm (depending on the season) in central Bordeaux, then spin out of the city toward Saint-Émilion to begin your 5-hour tour. Along the way, listen as your local guide shares information about Bordeaux’s wine making history and enjoy sweeping views over the rolling hillsides.
Stop At:  
Saint-Emilion
On arrival in Saint-Émilion, enjoy a short stroll through the medieval streets with your guide followed by a wine-tasting at a local wine cellar. Here, learn of the grape varietals like merlot and cabernet franc, and gain insight into the flavors they create in your glass. Head onward to a Grand Cru winery to enjoy a private visit and tasting. As you taste the wines, learn what makes Bordeaux wine so unique! 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kids from 12 years old. Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • The minimum number of people for each tour is 2. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the minimum is not reached and proceed to a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Daily desinfection of our fleet / Mask is mandatory during transporation until further notice
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BWT SAS - Bordeaux Wine Trails
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Saint Emilion Afternoon Wine Tour with Winery Visits & Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Bravo!
Emma_s
, Aug 2022
I had a lovely afternoon and got to drink some really good wine. We had Yan as our tourguide who was very competent and friendly.
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Great and personal...
Stephanie_C
, Aug 2022
Great and personal experience on the tour. Johnathan was funny as well as knowledgeable. The group was of 8 Which was a great size
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star-5
Knowledgeable and entertaining wine tour
Pio_F
, Aug 2022
This was an excellent trip, led my the knowledgeable and interesting Jonathan. At 5 hours it is a good duration - without being repetitive. The wine tasting settings are good and the town is a very charming spot. Transport was clean and comfortable. Overall the trip felt like it was as important for Jon and Bordeaux Wine Tours as it was for us.
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Nice day!
Cartia_T
, Jul 2022
Great day! First stop at the chateau was stunning, wine tasting in town was so good, with a good selection. Second tasting okay, with small snack. Driver was good.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi! Thank you for your review about your wine tour with us in Bordeaux! See you soon,
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star-5
Great your, Great wine tasting
Stephen_F
, Jul 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The wine tastings from 2 different Grand cru chateaus was definitely the highlight . We spent time with 2 expert wine makers, their knowledge on wine making really added to the experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi, Thank you for your 5 stars review about your afternoon wine tour with us! We're really glad you enjoyed your tour and appreciated the encounters with the winemakers. We now hope you enjoy Saint-Emilion wines even more! See you soon, Marie for the Bordeaux Wine Trails team
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Elise was an excellent...
Anna_C
, Jul 2022
Elise was an excellent tour guide, she was very knowledgeable and made the trip really engaging and fun.
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star-5
What an amazing day!
Keith_T
, Jun 2022
Clemont was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgable. The winery tours were fun and informative. Saint Emilion was a cool town. would love to go back and spend more time there. When we said we are from NY he asked me about Finger Lakes wine. Pretty cool! Thanks for a great day!
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star-5
Fun and wine!
Susii_H
, May 2022
Awesome tour. Clemont was a fantastic guide. Toured and tasted at two great wineries, had a wonderful overview of the area and a walking tour of Saint Emilion. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for giving us a 5 stars review and sharing your experience with us. Why not considering more fun and wine with a full day electrical bike tour with us next time? ;) See you soon, The Bordeaux Wine Trails team
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star-5
A must for any trip to Bordeaux
Martin_R
, May 2022
A perfect tour that puts a trip to Bordeaux in perspective. Lovely countryside and great winetasting experience. Our guide , Elise, was just the best!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your great review! We're delighted you enjoyed your guided tour with Elise in Saint-Emilion. The Bordeaux Wine Trails team
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star-5
Worth every penny.
Sean_Y
, May 2022
St Emillion is beautiful, the wine was excellent, the tour guides and wine tasting were excellent. Thanks Julie.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Sean for your amazing review! It is so important to us to give the best to any of our guests. We hope you can talk about your wine tour experience with us while sharing a good bottle of Bordeaux with your friends and family. See you soon, The Bordeaux Wine Trails team
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star-5
Must do when in Bordeaux
Natacha_H
, May 2022
We had a wonderful time on this tour. We had Yan as a tour guide who was super friendly and knowledgable ! Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Natacha for your 5 stars review and recommendation! We're happy you enjoyed your day in Saint-Emilion with Yan. Let us know when you'll be back in town, See you soon! The Bordeaux Wine Trails team
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A wonderful afternoon of wine!
Niamh_M
, Apr 2022
A truly exceptional trip to Saint Emillion. Lovely wine tastings and our guide Clement was super helpful and knowledgeable! Merci!
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We had a wonderful time...
Lisa_D
, Apr 2022
We had a wonderful time on the wine tour. We were able to taste some incredible wines and spend a perfect amount of time exploring St. Emilion. It was a perfect tour.
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star-5
Outstanding experience- don’t miss it!
Sameer_S
, Mar 2022
We truly enjoyed the wine tasting experience. Elise/Eliza was an excellent guide along with other hosts at each of the places we visited. We learnt not just about wine making/tasting but also about Bordeaux and St Emilion. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Bordeaux and looking for a good 5 hour experience. Thank you team!
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Great Experience
Connor_A
, Mar 2022
The tour was great! The half day was enough for us - a good amount of time to learn, explore, and try some wine. Alice (I hope that’s how you spell it) was a great guide and made our experience memorable. I would recommend to anyone.
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St. Emilion WIne Tour
Mara_T
, Feb 2022
A very good tour in St. Emilion. Our guide was excellent and we visited two quite different chateaus. The tastings we well done and a good showcase of wines from the area.
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star-5
Definitely worth the time and had a great experience
David_C
, Jan 2022
Our guide, Yan, was fabulous. What a pleasure to talk to and learn from. Both of the wineries were fabulous to see and to learn about. Each of the wineries was unique and enriched our understanding of quality wines. We definitely would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you David for your great feedback about your wine tour in Saint-Emilion with Yan. We're glad you enjoyed our selection of wineries. See you soon,
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Amazing Experience
Brittany_P
, Jan 2022
Amazing tour. Yan was fabulous as were the wines. He was helpful and knows his stuff. I highly recommend this tour and Yan as the tour guide! He made the experience so enjoyable. We even made some friends along the way on the tour. We will be back!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you so much Brittany for your lovely review and recommendation about your wine tour in Saint-Emilion with us ! We will definitely let Yan know about your kind words. You are welcome back anytime for another tour in small group or in private to discover other fabulous wineries. Just let us know!
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Entertaining and enjoyable, good value for money
YeanChoon_T
, Jan 2022
We had a most enjoyable time. The groups was small and well taken care of. Our guide Ian was entertaining and engaging, and clearly made an effort to engage everyone in the group, one of the best we’ve had . The vineyards were lovely and it was interesting to learn about the intense effort put into making each wine.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your nice comment! We put a lot of effort in sourcing the most confidential chateaux in Bordeaux for our guests. See you again in Bordeaux vineyard :) Bordeaux Wine Trails team
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Definitely a must do!
Myles_J
, Jan 2022
We had such a great time on this tour. Yan was incredible. He made the tour so enjoyable! We had a great tour of a beautiful winery with an amazing view. The wine of course was spectacular. The town itself was quiet because it was off season which was nice. No busy tourists! The second winery was also delicious. While we tasted Yan put together some cheese and bread for us to enjoy. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and would do it again!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you Myles for taking the time to write this great review about your tour with us! As you highlighted, touring Saint-Emilion during winter allows the tourists to enjoy the medieval city in a very unique way. We will gladly share your feedback with Yan! You are welcome back anytime for another tour, Just let us know! The Bordeaux Wine Trails team
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