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Saint-Emilion Day Trip from Bordeaux: Château Wine Tastings and Lunch

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  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2915SM
This day trip from Bordeaux takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region of St-Emilion for a full day of wine tasting. Visit two château wine estates to tour the cellars, learn about the winemaking process, and taste the wines that give St-Emilion its prestigious reputation. Enjoy a buffet lunch with your fellow wine lovers, and end with a guided tour and free time in the village of St-Emilion.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included
Head to the the Bordeaux Tourist Office in the morning for your full-day wine tour. Relax aboard the air-conditioned coach as you travel to St-Emilion. On your way there, your guide will give you an overview of Bordeaux and its many wineries and vineyards.
Arrive in the St-Emilion AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée), a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region. One of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux wine region, St-Emilion is known for its blended grape varieties, particularly merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon.
Your first stop is a classified growth château — Château Figeac, Château Beau-Sejour Becot or Château Canon — where you’ll take a tour of the cellar to learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a tasting of the château’s finest wines.
Next, head to Château Haute-Sarpe. Admire a beautiful view of the vineyards, visit the wine cellar, and taste the estate's elite Grand Cru wines before sitting down to a lovely buffet lunch.
You’ll spend the afternoon exploring the village of St-Emilion itself, which dates back to the 8th century and is full of fascinating medieval history. Your guide will take you to the remarkable underground monuments and then give you free time to discover the town’s wine shops, cafés and boutiques on your own.
Return to Bordeaux around 5:30pm.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Bordeaux Tourist Office, central Bordeaux
Departure Time:
9:15am
Duration:
8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Saint-Emilion Day Trip from Bordeaux: Château Wine Tastings and Lunch

Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Day Trip from Bordeaux

Inclusions:
  • Wine tastings
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Please note the tour is conducted in English and French at the same time
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Ammar A, USA, June 2016

Very informative and pleasant. The St Emilion Chateaus are not as grand as the Medoc ones, but they are charming nonetheless. A beautiful location and delicious lunch. Well done.

Reviewed by: Cynthia A, June 2016

The tour was excellent. There was lots of information from each vineyard without too much redundancy. The lunch was great with lots of wine! The tour through the underground church in St Emilion was impressive, and the free time in town to explore was nice.

From AUD171.87

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