Saint Emilion Half Day Wine Tour From Bordeaux
From: 70,00 €
This half day wine tour packs a lot of delights into a few hours. On this tour of St Emilion you will enjoy tasting delicious Bordeaux wines. Add to this the rich historical attractions of this UNESCO World Heritage site and you see why the half day option makes for such a great tour.
- English speaking driver-guide.
- Visit and Wine tasting in a carefully selected winery.
- Guided walking tour of the village.
- Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans.
- Bottled water in the minivan.
- Free Wifi access on board.
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions.
- Meals and drinks.
- Personal insurance or expenses.
- Gratuities for the guide.
- Morning Tour (09:00 AM): 70 €/adult
- Afternoon Tour (02:00 PM): 75/adult
Starting in the city of Bordeaux, a short drive in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan brings you out of the city to the picturesque countryside plains and rolling hills of the right bank wine producing area. This is the heart of Bordeaux’s famous wine region, where many vineyards carry the Saint Emilion AOC designation. Each of these local wineries produce vintages with distinct soil features backed by a long wine-making heritage.
Your first major stop on the St Emilion wine tour half day will be in one of the local wineries. Here, you will get to tour and taste different vintages in a carefully selected domain. The wines are a blend of Merlot grapes with deep, bold flavors, along with other local grape varieties, especially Cabernet Franc and, to a lesser degree, Cabernet Sauvignon. An expert English-speaking guide will reveal all the steps in the wine production process for you, as well as share some historical details about the estate.
Following your wine tasting session, the Saint Emilion wine tour half day continues with a tour of the eponymous village. Enjoy a guided walk through the quaint, cobbled streets of this medieval town, while your tour guide recounts local history, from the days of the 8th century hermit Emilion, to the 19th century mining galleries, which still lie beneath the village. It is no coincidence that Saint Emilion has been awarded the UNESCO World Heritage status. After the walk, enjoy some free time to explore on your own in the village. Finally, you will head back to Bordeaux where the wine tour concludes after having learned a lot about this famous wine producing area.
*Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate. Tour limited to 19 passengers.