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.
What to Expect
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.
You will be traveling in small groups and on arrival will take a tour of the village, made up of fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow streets.
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. Once your tour of the village is over, join a wine tasting session free of charge, or continue to explore the village on your own.
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.
- Visit and wine tasting in a classified growth chateau of Saint Emilion
- Guided walking tour of Saint Emilion
- Wine tasting session in the village at no extra cost
- Driver/wine guide
- Transportation in modern, comfortable, fully-equipped Mercedes Minivan
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than those specified in the program
In front of central Bordeaux tourism office, located at 12 cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux
What to Remember
• 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 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 Euro 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 Euro 50 valet cleaning fee will be taken from 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 on board the vehicles