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Sample Pleasures - Wine Tasting at the Saint Emilion Vineyards

  • When does it run?
    29 Apr – 21 Oct: Monday
  • Start time
    9:15am
  • Duration
    Approx. 9 hours
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Bilingual guide (English and French)
  • Wine tasting sessions
  • Lunch
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Discover why Saint-Emilion, the vineyard and the landscape are listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoy wine tasting and lunch
  • Learn about the history of the region with your guide

Overview

Field upon field. Row upon row. It’s a sight that all wine lovers should see. The vines of the grape, ripening before harvest. On this day-long excursion, you will see these sights and learn much more. You’re heading for Saint Emilion, a great among the world’s wine growers and one of the worlds most famous vineyard regions. The Saint-Emilion vineyards are located in the north-east part of the Gironde department, on hillsides overlooking the Dordogne valley.
Spread across 5 400 ha, this region boasts of no less than 822 winegrowers. Vines grow all around this medieval town and create an unimaginably picturesque scene (camera ready!) Most of the vineyards are also family-owned. It is said that the Romans planted vines here as early as the 2nd century A.D, and after touring you’ll see exactly why.

Due to its fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets and its vineyards, Saint Emilion is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s little wonder this area is explored. Enjoy wine and food and discover this stunning region.


About your Guide:
Looking for the perfect Bordeaux experience? Then the Office du Tourisme de Bordeaux will help you find your tour. You are in wine country, then they will ensure you find the tour that will suit your palette.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    29 Apr – 21 Oct: Monday

  • Duration

    Approx. 9 hours

  • Start time

    9:15am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts from the Tourist Information Centre, 12 cours du XXX Juillet, 33080 Bordeaux Cedex.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Itinerary

  • Arrive at the Tourist Information Centre, 12 cours du XXX Juillet 33080, Bordeaux Cedex. Your bilingual guide (English and French) will meet you here. Board an air-conditioned coach and set out for a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saint Emilion.

    Here is a time-wise break-up of your itinerary:

    9:15am: Departure from Bordeaux Tourist Office city-center.

    10:00am: Guided tour and tasting at a classified growth (either Château Beau-Séjour Bécot ).

    11:30am: Visit followed by a wine-grower‘s lunch at Chateau Haut-Sarpe.

    2:30pm: Tour of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion. Visit the Romansque church and a monolithic church carved from a limestone cliff.

    5:30pm: Return to Bordeaux by 6:00pm

    The tour ends at the starting point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Bilingual guide (English and French)
  • Wine tasting sessions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Anyone under 18 years of age are not allowed to undertake this tour

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

Customer Reviews

  • picturesque views, excelent wine!
    Sergey Polev, Russian Federation 07/09/2014

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