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Join this day trip to the Saint-Emilion (and surrounding) wine-making region of France. This full-day guided excursion from Bordeaux offers picturesque scenery, sightseeing and fine wines – the perfect day out from the city! Sample Bordeaux wines in 3 fascinating chateaux and explore the charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Saint-Emilion.
Three Bordeaux wine tastings with an expert guide to answer your questions
Learn about wine appellations and cru classifications of French wine
Walking tour of Saint-Emilion with free time to explore and buy lunch
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group of up to 8 near Place des Quinconces in central Bordeaux. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minibus, set out on the scenic drive into the heart of Bordeaux.
The first stop is at a wine chateau in the Saint-Emilion region. Tour the winery, with views of the vineyards, to gain insight into winemaking. Learn about terroir, and discover Bordeaux varietals during a tasting.
After a second winery visit and tasting, continue to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion. Stroll the cobbled lanes on a walking tour, before enjoying free time to browse the shops and purchase lunch at a local restaurant (own expense).
Your final stop is at a Grand Cru Classé chateau in neighboring Pomerol appellation. Peek into wine cellars while your guide explains the complex system of French wine labelling and classification and you sample wines.
Your tour ends at the Bordeaux departure point.
12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Returns to original departure point
Small-group guided trip
One bottle of water per person
Guided walking tour of St Emilion village
Professional tour guide
Three wine tasting sessions
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Free WiFi access on board
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
NOTE: Adult only tour, not suitable for children under 18 years of age
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
On High Frequency Dates minivan can be replaced by 19 seat minibus
Minimum age is 18 years
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We enjoyed the day trip to the vine yards and saint-Emilion. We visited 4 vineyards during the day, with an hour or so to have lunch in the village, then a short walk around Saint-Émilion with the guide.
Our guide was well informed and also...More
Date of experience: September 2019
CaroleOphorus, Public Relations Manager at Ophorus, responded to this reviewResponded today
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We are very pleased to know that you appreciated the day trip to Saint-Emilion. We carefully selected the wineries for you, it is a pleasure to read that you also enjoyed...More
The guide just left us as soon as we arrived in St Emilion. Gave us a map and we all got lost as we had no bearings. A walking tour would have been better at the beginning not rushed after a free time two hour...More
Paid for a small group of up to 8 participants and had 20. Very knowledgeable guide with Helen but the mojo was way off with such a large group. Would not recommend.More
Date of experience: October 2019
CaroleOphorus, Public Relations Manager at Ophorus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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We are sorry to read that your tour was not as expected. However, please note that we always mention that a great majority of the tours to St-Emilion take place in 8 seater minivans but on dates...More
The day was just wonderful with Luigi, our tour guide. He helped make the day more memorable by discussing the history of St Emilion and Aquitaine. The winery, Chateaux Pressac, was lovely and the town is beautiful.
Response from SimonCruiseTauranga | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if the cruise terminal is the one in town, then yes. But you will have to walk to the city centre, which is about 20 minutes from where the ships berth. That is also an very enjoyable walk. Or you can take a taxi or Uber.