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Saint-Émilion Half Day Private Wine Tour

Saint-Émilion Half Day Private Wine Tour

4 hours From
AU$121 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-18-4624
  • Capacity
    19 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
4 hours From
AU$121 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Private tour Private tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-18-4624
  • Capacity
    19 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    InclusionInclusion English speaking escort guideActivityActivity Wine tastingTransportationTransportation Transportation by minibus/van

Summary

The half-day private tour departs from Bordeaux to the beautiful French wine town of Saint-Émilion. First stop is at a carefully selected Winery where a short tour to uncover the history of the domain awaits before a commented tasting of the Chateau wines. After the visit, explore the village of Saint-Émilion and discover its popular landmarks, such as the underground monolithic church. Listen while your guide narrates the colourful history of the village, including the story of how the monk Emilian became a Saint. Finally, enjoy some free time for personal discovery.

Departure Time: 
Morning tour (high season) - 9:00 am (Daily)
Afternoon tour (low & high season) - 2:00 pm (Daily)

Meeting Point: In front of the Bordeaux tourism office, 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000

Afternoon tour (low season) - Available from November 1 to March 31
Morning & afternoon tours (high season) - Available from April 1 to October 31

Itinerary

The history of the village goes back to medieval times and the whole jurisdiction is classified as UNESCO World Heritage for its natural landscape. St Emilion is made up of fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. The village was named after the monk Émilian, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th century.

Concerning the wines of Saint Emilion, known as the right bank, the Romans were the ones who originally planted the vineyards as early 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 world famous Angelus winery.

Begin the tour with the visit of a carefully selected Winery that elaborates complex Merlot based red wines. After a short introduction about the history of the domain, you will follow a short tour through the technical installations of the winery, ending with an explanation about the oak barrels and the aging process. Your tour of the winery will end with a commented tasting of the Chateau wines that will reveal the different characteristics and aromas of the wines produced here.

After the winery visit, travel to the village of Saint Emilion. By far one of the most beautiful in the area, it has retained most of its 13th c. monuments as well as some of the most unique landmarks such as the underground monolithic church. As you stroll through the village, listen to your guide as he narrates the incredible story of the monk Emilian who became a Saint. But that not all! The history of the village is so rich and fascinating that you might hear tales of Templar Knights, the 100 Years War, the French Revolution or WWII… After the visit of the village, enjoy some free time at leisure.

Inclusions

  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Visit and Wine tasting in a carefully selected winery
  • Guided walking tour of the village
  • Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board

 

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance or expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

Important Notes

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Visits in the wineries are not private.

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