Guided tour

From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

Activity provider: Ophorus

From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

Activity provider: Ophorus
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From US$ 76.29 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the wines and village of St Emilion on this half-day Bordeaux adventure. Classified as a UNESCO world heritage site for its outstanding landscape, explore the quaint village and surrounding vineyards, and taste magnificent Bordeaux wines.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit and enjoy wine tasting in a Classified Growth Chateau of St Emilion
  • Enjoy a short walking tour of St Emilion
  • Learn about the history of wine making in the region
Full description

Take a half-day tour to the charming village of St. Emilion, and sample a selection of wines. The history of the village goes back to medieval times, and the whole jurisdiction is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural landscape. Upon arrival in the village, embark on a guided walking tour. Explore the charming lanes, Romanesque churches, and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow laneways. It was the Romans that introduced wine making to the village as far back as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates, such as Chateau Bellevue, owned by the world-famous Angelus winery. The village was named after the monk Émilian, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th-Century. Follow your guide for a walking tour of the village to discover all the main attractions.  Then, enjoy a visit and wine tasting session in a Classified Growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion wine region. During the visit, you will learn all there is to know about the estate as well as the techniques used to produce this world-famous wine. From here return to Bordeaux.

Includes
  • Visit and wine tasting in a classified growth chateau of Saint Emilion
  • Walking tour of Saint Emilion
  • Driver/wine guide
  • Transportation in modern, comfortable, fully-equipped Mercedes Minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, and attractions other than those specified in the program
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet in front of the central Bordeaux tourism office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

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 group only
  • All wineries have been carefully selected and are all classified growth Chateaux, with a guarantee of quality
  • Adult only tour, not suitable for children under 18 years of age
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • This activity operates rain or shine
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers (adults) to run
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 416 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Hugo was a really excellent friendly and knowledgeable guide! Was great to learn more about the wine making progress at Chateau Cadet and also getting the opportunity to try some lovely wines. We also enjoyed our walking tour of St Emilion. Such a pretty place! Some people might prefer the full day tour but the half day suited us perfectly as we were only in Bordeaux for a short city break.

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July 30, 2022

Our experience was wonderful from start to finish. Rudolph, not to be confused with the one you hear of in the songs, but equally as joyful, was fantastic. His knowledge of the region, the practices and history was second to non. It was not long before we headed to Chateau Villemaurine for a wine tasting. We explored the caves, we were given all the history and technique's of the trade, before we had an actual wine tasting which blew all our minds. We left with one of the finest bottles in all the region. Would recommend.

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July 27, 2022

Luigi was a great guide. We learned a lot about Bordeaux, St. Emilion, and of course wine. Not only was the visit to the château interesting, but even in the car ride over Luigi was entertaining the group with interesting stories and wine knowledge. Would definitely recommend! You will also have the chance to taste three different wines at the end.

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July 17, 2022

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