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La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

1. La Cité du Vin Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

Enjoy the standing itinerary of La Cité du Vin, covering 18 exhibits on the theme of wine. Skip the line to enter, and then spend around 3 hours making your way through the exhibits with the aid of a hand-held companion, a digital guide available in 8 languages. At the end of the tour, head to the 8th floor and its belvedere, where you'll have a 360-degree, panoramic view of Bordeaux and the surrounding area. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine at a tasting session, choosing from a regularly renewed selection of 15 world wines. After your visit you can browse the on-site boutique, and visit the wine cellar with a vast international selection, the restaurants (with one on the 7th floor offering a panoramic view) and also the reading room.

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé: Guided Visit Tour & Tasting

2. Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé: Guided Visit Tour & Tasting

During this tour. you will see 2 different winery styles. First, discover a traditional winery with an authentic cellar and typical architecture of Saint Emilion, producing a traditional style of wine for the region. The second winery is a forward-looking one with modern cellar on the cutting edge of technology. Discover how the winemakers use cutting-edge technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovate style of wine. Learn all about the winemaking process from the vines, the varietals, the aging, and everything around it. The visit will be followed by the tasting of 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines, from the different estates with an introduction to wine tasting technics.

From Bordeaux: Afternoon Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Trip

3. From Bordeaux: Afternoon Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Trip

Take a scenic drive to the beautiful wine region of Saint-Emilion and tour this World Heritage Site. Experience the intimacy of the private chateau, learn the secrets of wine production, and taste some of the finest wines. Depart Bordeaux in the afternoon and visit a charming family-run wine estate on the right bank of the Dordogne River. Tour the traditional vat room and cellar of this private chateau. Learn the steps of proper wine tasting at a tasting class. Train your nose to identify wine aromas before enjoying some fine wines. Next, visit a "Great Classified Growth" (Grand Cru Classé) wine estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards. Hear about the wine-making process and reward yourself with an aperitif served with quality fresh bread and cheese.   Then, take a guided tour of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion in the early evening, and discover why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Bordeaux for a drop-off at the end of the tour.

Bordeaux: Wine Country Vineyards Tour w/ Local Wine Tastings

4. Bordeaux: Wine Country Vineyards Tour w/ Local Wine Tastings

Take a few hours to see the Bordeaux wine country on a guided tour. Discover Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Graves, and Sauternes or Entre-deux-Mers — each with its own charm. The wine region depends on the day of your visit. Depart from the Bordeaux Tourist Office and discover different types of châteaux and taste the colors of the wines according to the wine region. During the trip, your guide will explain Bordeaux wine and give a lot of information. From Tuesday to Saturday, stop at 2 wine estates, visit the technical part with the oak barrels, the vats, and learn about the wine-making process. Discover the prevalence of the seasons which shape the varieties of flavors and more. At the end of each visit, enjoy a tasting of two wines of the property with advice about the steps of the art of tasting (the quantity is limited by French law). On Sunday and Monday, the destination is Saint-Emilion, one of the most famous places in the world for wine and heritage. Follow your guide through the Saint-Emilion village to admire some of the old and remarkable buildings and go into the amazing underground church. The second part of the afternoon includes a visit to a wine estate and a tasting of two wines. On the way back to Bordeaux your guide can answer any questions or give advice. Arrive in Bordeaux in the evening. Monday: Saint-Emilion or Fronsac Tuesday: Medoc Wednesday: Graves and Sauternes Thursday: Entre-deux-Mers Friday: Bourg & Blaye Saturday: Medoc Sunday: Saint-Emilion

From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

5. From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

Depart from the city center of Bordeaux aboard a van to discover Saint-Emilion, its wines, and its history. Visit 3 wineries and relax with a picnic at a chateau. First, learn about the history of Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its historical monuments. Discover the secrets of this medieval town and its role as the birthplace of Bordeaux viticulture. At noon, enjoy a tasting of 3 wines at a castle. Indulge in a picnic from an artisanal and traditional caterer, who provides fresh, local products presented in jars, as well as charcuterie from the Basque Country, and cheese accompanied by a glass of wine. Afterward, visit a second castle and enjoy a tasting of 2 wines. Learn more about the specificities of this appellation, including the grape varieties and the winemaking techniques used to create these unique wines. To finish the day, go to another chateau for a final tasting of 3 wines.

Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion and Medoc Full-Day Wine Experience

6. Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion and Medoc Full-Day Wine Experience

Spend a day exploring the wineries and vineyards in Bordeaux on a guided wine tasting trip. Sample wines at three wineries and tour the historic town of Saint-Emilion. Savor local specialties during a picnic at a French castle in Margaux. Depart from the city center of Bordeaux to discover the most beautiful vineyards of both banks. To start, visit Saint-Emilion with your guide. Tour the village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover its historical monuments. Later, visit a Château (winery) and enjoy a tasting of 3 wines while learning about Saint-Émilion. Then, a picnic and tasting of 3 wines await you in a Château in Margaux on the left bank. Enjoy food prepared by an artisanal and traditional Bordeaux caterer who offers fresh, local, and tasty products as well as Basque country charcuterie and cheese. In the afternoon, stop by the famous Château Margaux and take photos before heading to your third guided tour and wine tasting at a 5th grand cru vineyard in the 1855 classification. Finish your tour with a new perspective on the art of winemaking.

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

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

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.

Saint-Emilion: 2 Guided Winery Visits & Picnic Lunch

8. Saint-Emilion: 2 Guided Winery Visits & Picnic Lunch

During this tour, you'll see 2 different winery styles. First, discover a traditional winery with an authentic cellar and typical architecture of Saint-Emilion, producing a traditional style of wine for the region. The second winery is forward-looking, with a modern cellar and cutting-edge technology. Discover how the winemakers use current technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovative style of wine. Learn about the vines, the varietals, the aging, and everything about it. Continue the tour by tasting 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines from the different estates with an introduction to wine-tasting techniques. The visit and tasting will be followed by a picnic paired with your choice glass of wine. During the tour, you will enjoy three wine tastings, allowing you to experience a variety of exquisite wines. Additionally, a delightful picnic lunch will be provided, which includes a glass of wine and a selection of local delicacies. The picnic menu features summer basket with Basque spread cream, poultry with vegetables and local delicacies (St-Emilion macaroons and Canelés) , and delectable Saint-Emilion desserts, among other culinary delights. Please note that we offer a unique menu that can be adapted to accommodate vegetarian dietary restrictions. If you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies, kindly contact us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements. However, please note that we do not offer vegan options.

Bordeaux: Half-Day Margaux Tour

9. Bordeaux: Half-Day Margaux Tour

Depart from the city center of Bordeaux and enjoy a scenic tour that takes you to prominent chateaus in the region. Taste wines, and learn about the unique qualities of wines produced by these appellations. At the 5th Grand Cru, discover the history and architecture of the castle as you try its unique wines. Begin your tour with a visit to the Margaux appellation and learn about the history and methods they use in making their wines. Head to the first Chateau, and admire the surrounding vineyards while you learn about the different grape varieties used to produce the wines of the Margaux appellation. Take the opportunity to discuss with wine experts who will explain the production and winemaking techniques. Then, pass by the famous Chateau Margaux, and take a photo before going on to your second guided tour in a 5th Grand Cru classified Chateau. Discover the history and architecture of this iconic castle while tasting at least 3 of their wines. List of the Châteaux Médoc: Château Siran Château DauzacChâteau Paveil de LuzeChâteau Marquis de TermeChâteau Paloumey

From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Guided Wine Tasting Tour

10. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Guided Wine Tasting Tour

Depart Bordeaux and journey to the charming medieval village of Saint-Émilion and its UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit a prestigious winery for a wine tasting of the local produce, and learn more about the history of the area. Then, stroll through the village to experience its many charms before an additional wine tasting, Discover a village of Romanesque churches and ruins that stretch the length of the steep and narrow streets.  Finish the afternoon at a family-owned winery where you’ll be offered delicious specialties of the region, such as local cheeses and cured meats that complement the wines – a perfect way to experience the French lifestyle!

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What people are saying about Bordeaux Vineyards

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based on 4,155 reviews

Emily was fantastic. She is very knowledgeable, personable and brings wonderful energy and kindness to the tour. We enjoyed visiting the two wineries and the representative who gave the full tour/explanation at Chateau Margaux was equally excellent. Very informative in a succinct way. We highly recommend this tour and this tour guide in particular.

We loved this tour - so much fun and learned a lot. It would have been 10 times more challenging to catch the train to Saint Emilion and trying to do this tour yourself - definitely book this tour. Our guide, Mel, was awesome!! Super knowledgeable and friendly. Cheers.

I cannot recommend enough this experience. The group was small allowing to have the right attention from the guide. From the tour in Saint Emilion to the lunch and the wine tastings, all was well prepared and in time. Just very nice memory of this day!

We had a superb day and Hugo was amazing He was so well informed about everything 👏👏 We would love to do a trip to burgundy if it is as good as the one we did yesterday have you any recommendations

Excellent visit, information through videos, games, tastes, colors, smells, tests...cultural and fun. We had a great time with a glass of wine tasting. Thank you for this day.