Saint Emilion wine half-day private tour from Bordeaux
Attractions & guided tours

Saint Emilion wine half-day private tour from Bordeaux

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£299.00
Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit a Grand Cru winery of Saint Emilion and learn about Bordeaux wines
  • Get privileged access to monuments and museums
  • Customize your tour according to your interests
What to expect

In the morning, your guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Bordeaux and go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, you'll begin to make your way to the Saint Emilion wine producing region and its picturesque countryside plains and rolling hills. Each of these local wineries produce vintages with distinct soil features backed by a long winemaking heritage.

Your first major stop on this personalized half day trip will be in one of the local estates for a visit and wine tasting at one of the Grands Crus Classés Chateau's where you will get to discover the vineyards, tour the estate and learn about its history, learn about winemaking and taste carefully selected vintage wines. They 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.

Then you'll arrive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Saint Emilion village, where you'll stroll 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 that lie beneath the village. Important historical sites include the Romanesque cloister and the Monolithic church carved into the limestone cliffs, also known as the underground monuments. Your guide has privileged access to this monument, so a private visit can be arranged if you'd like.

You'll end your tour with some free time to explore on your own in the village. Why not enter one of the many wine cellars to continue your tasting session? Then, you'll be driven back to Bordeaux.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Reservation for 1 or 2 Chateaux Visits
    • Driver/guide
    • Travel in Mercedes minivan equipped with an on board P/A system that allows you to hear the commentary of your driver/guide no matter where you are seated
    • Bottled water in the minivan
    • Free WiFi access on board
    What's not included
    • Wine tasting fees (30€/person for 1 winery visit, 60€/person for 2 winery visits)
    • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
    • Personal insurance & expenses
    • Meals & drinks
    • Gratuities for the driver/guide
    Where

    Bordeaux, France

    Meeting point:
    You can be picked up at your Hotel or Airbnb in Bordeaux or its surrounding area (up to 30 kms / 20 miles from Bordeaux).
    What to remember
    • The final indicated price is per group of anywhere from 2 to 8 people
    • This tour is customizable: the tour operator will get in touch with you after booking to organize its itinerary according to your preferences
    • Please specify your accommodation address at checkout for pick-up
    • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • Chateaux reservations will be made after booking is confirmed
    • Tasting fees will be paid on site (30/person for 1 winery visit, 60/person for 2 winery visits)
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    Provider
    Ophorus Excursions & Tours in France
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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