Bordeaux wine tour - St Emilion full day
Key Details
Duration
8 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Visit and wine tasting in 2 Classified growth chateau's
  • Walking tour of St Emilion village and optional wine tasting in the village
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
  • Small group tour of maximum 8 passengers
Overview
Discover this unique Bordeaux wine tour that will head towards the charming village of St Emilion. Not only is the village famed for its wines it is also considered as one of those beautiful hilltop villages that visitors of France cherish so much.
What to Expect
The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion that are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damper, cool soils of the area makes it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used.

Saint-Émilion wines were first classified in 1878 and have been continuously revised with the most recent revision occurring in 2006. Chateaus are divided into two First Growth classification-Premiers Grands Crus Classés A, which currently includes Château Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc, and Premiers Grands Crus Classés B which currently includes 13 chateaux such as Château Angélus and Château Figeac. Below the Premiers crus are the Grands Crus Classés which currently includes 55 chateaux.

Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified growth Chateau of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation.

Then, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discover the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, why not discover the underground monuments of Saint Emilion?

In the afternoon experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of our selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion. The wine tasting fees, the guided walking tour of the village and a fresh small bottle of water per person included.
What's Included
  • Visit and wine tasting in 2 classified growth chateaux of Saint Emilion
  • Walking tour of Saint Emilion village
  • Driver/wine guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable, and fully equipped minivan
  • Small group tours of 8 passengers at maximum
What's Not Included
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums and attractions other than those mentioned
  • Eventual gratuities
Meeting Point

In front of central Bordeaux tourism office located at 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000 BORDEAUX (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Visits to the wineries are not private, but most of the time the visit and wine tasting has been booked for the small tour groups only

• All wineries have been carefully selected and are all classified growth Chateaus/Cru Bourgeois, with a guarantee of quality

• The vendor reserves the right (and delegates to its drivers the right) to refuse to carry any person who is thought to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and/or whose behavior is considered to a threat to the chauffeur, the vehicle, or other passengers.

• Customers who soil the interior of a van are liable to an on-the-spot fine of €50. This fine is payable immediately to the driver. If the customer refuses to pay, or has no money with which to pay, then a €50 valet cleaning fee will be charged to their credit card.

• Passengers are not allowed to take onto vehicles any alcoholic drinks for the purpose of consumption, or to drink such drinks on the vehicles. Smoking is not allowed onboard the vehicles

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