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Saint-Emilion Wines & Village Tour - Full Day

Saint-Emilion Wines & Village Tour - Full Day

8 hours From
AU$208 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-4627
  • Capacity
    19 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
8 hours From
AU$208 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Minivan TourMinivan Tour
  • France Region
    Bordeaux
  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Tour Code
    OPH-19-4627
  • Capacity
    19 passengers
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideTransportationTransportation Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus/van

Summary

The full-day tour departs from Bordeaux and takes you to the Saint-Émilion wine region. Start by visiting carefully selected Classified Growth Chateaux. Then, use some free time for personal discovery and lunch. In the afternoon, walk around the charming village with your guide to discover the iconic landmarks of St. Emilion. Head to another local winery for an expert-guided wine tasting session.

Departure Time: 9:30 am (Daily)
Meeting Point: In front of the Bordeaux tourism office, 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000

Available from November 1 to March 31 (low season) and April 1 to October 31 (high season)

Itinerary

Discover the Magic of the ‘Right Bank’ Wine Region of Bordeaux
The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion that are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damp, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and, as such, they are less often used.

Saint-Émilion wines were first classified in 1955 and have been continuously revised with the most recent revision occurring in 2012. Chateaus are divided into two First Growth classification-Premiers Grands Crus Classés A, which currently includes Château Ausone, Château Cheval Blanc, Château Pavie and Château Angélus and Premiers Grands Crus Classés B which currently includes 14 chateaux such as Château Beau-Séjour Bécot and Château Figeac. Below the Premiers crus are the Grands Crus Classés which currently includes 63 chateaux.

Mix Incredible Wineries With the Enchanting Village of Saint Emilion
Today, depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…). Then, arrive in the village and participate in another visit of a Classified Growth Chateau, followed by some free time for personal discovery and lunch.

In the afternoon after a walking tour of the village, experience another visit and wine tasting session in a local winery of the Chateau of the Saint Emilion appellation or surrounding (Pomerol, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol…).

The wine tasting fees, the guided walking tour of the village and bottled water in the minivan are all included.

Inclusions

  • Visit and wine tasting in 3 Classified growth chateaus
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Guided walking tour of St Emilion
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped vehicles
  • Group tour of 19 passengers maximum
  • Free Wifi access on board

Exclusions

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

Important Notes

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

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