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Small-Group Saint-Emilion and Pomerol Day Trip from Bordeaux

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  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2016BORDEAUX
Join this small-group day trip to the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol wine-making region of France. This full-day guided excursion from Bordeaux offers picturesque scenery, sightseeing and fine wines – the perfect day out from the city! Sample Bordeaux wines in two fascinating chateaux and explore the charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Saint-Emilion.

Numbers are limited to a maximum of eight people, ensuring personalized attention from your expert local guide.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
Traveling by luxury, air-conditioned coach, you’ll head north from Bordeaux to the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol wine-making region, home to the charming village of Saint-Emilion. Not only is it one of the most picturesque places in France, it's also one of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux wine region.

The chateaux (French for 'castles') that produce the region’s famous wines are divided into two distinct geographical areas, known as appellations. Chateaux in the immediate villages around Saint-Emilion produce wines for the Saint-Emilion appellation, whereas chateaux in the western Libournais region (an area known as Pomerol) produce wines for the Classified Growth Chateau of the Pomerol appellation.

Your full-day tour starts with a visit to a chateau in Saint-Emilion, where you’ll enjoy a Bordeaux wine-tasting session with your knowledgeable local guide. During the tasting, learn about the dominant grapes used in the individual appellation, and how factors such as climate and soil can enhance or influence a wine’s flavor.

Continuing on to the hill-top village of Saint-Emilion, enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour around its quaint and pretty streets. You’ll have time to spend at leisure in the village, so you use that opportunity to grab some lunch, admire the historic UNESCO World Heritage-designated buildings or enjoy some retail therapy in the local boutiques.

Then depart Saint-Emilion and travel to a nearby wine estate in the Pomerol appellation, where you will enjoy a wine tasting in a Grand Cru Classé chateau. You will be introduced to the art and techniques involved in the wine-making process and taken on a tour of the vat house and the cellars before returning to Bordeaux.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Bordeaux, near Place des Quinconces
Departure Time:
10am
Return Details:
Return to original departure point

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Small-Group Saint-Emilion and Pomerol Day Trip from Bordeaux

Small-Group Bordeaux and St Emilion Tour by minivan

Inclusions:
  • Small-group guided trip
  • One bottle of water per person
  • Guided walking tour of St Emilion village
  • Professional tour guide
  • Two wine tasting sessions (in either Saint Emilion or in Pomerol)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Tom D, October 2014

Alain was a marvelous guide and offered excellent information on the countryside, history and vineyards. We wrere met on time and deposited back as promised and had a fine day in between.

Reviewed by: M Gran, October 2014

A bit pricy compared to other wine tasting tour in Bordeaux but we found it worth paying an extra. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide took us to visit a number of vineyards and chateau and and a small village of St Emillion. Wine tasting in 3 different places, which was a great opportunity for us to try different age and taste of Bordeaux wine. 6 participants in total from different areas of this planet and we all became good friends by the time this tour was completed. We would definitely recommend this tour to make the most of the day in Bordeaux.

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Tour code: 2016BORDEAUX