Small-Group Saint-Emilion and Pomerol Day Trip from Bordeaux
Numbers are limited to a maximum of eight people, ensuring personalized attention from your expert local guide.
- Small group ensures personal service
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Great overview and orientation of the city
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.
In the hilltop 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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Small-Group Bordeaux and St Emilion Tour by minivan
- 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
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Reviewed by: Charles B, November 2015
Absolutely loved this trip. It was thrilling to visit the ares where these famous wines are made and then to experience actual chateaus where the wine is produced. We learned so much about the plants and how they are tended to the creation of the wine. We would recommend this to any one: oenophile to amateur such as ourselves.
Reviewed by: Alejandro M, November 2015
This tour was wonderful. We were also lucky because on the day of the tour we had:
(a) excellent weather
(b) an excellent guide: Delphine
(c) in the two Chateaus that we visited we had a chance to be guided by the owners
We also had a wine tasting at a small wine shop at Saint Emilion where we were able to test examples of all the qualified wines. The tour was well organized and paced. Highly recommended indeed.