St Emilion is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a beautiful place to spend your time in port in Bordeaux. On this half-day shore excursion, you’ll tour this charming French village. Walk along the original city walls and climb the steep cobblestone streets, exploring wine cellars, artisan studios and art galleries with your guide. You’ll also have free time to enjoy a wine tasting, or you can pay a visit to the famous underground church carved out of solid limestone. Numbers are limited to eight people, ensuring personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.
When your ship arrives in Bordeaux, allow this small-group Bordeaux shore excursion to show you the best of the charming village of St Emilion. Named after a Breton monk from the eighth century whose followers started wine production in the area, St Emilion is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux wine region.
After the scenic drive, you’ll have a 45-minute guided walking tour of St Emilion. You’ll then get free time to explore this sleepy town on your own. Grab some lunch, stroll the narrow streets full of beautiful building or engage in retail therapy in the local shops. You can even enjoy a wine tasting in one of the many wine cellars in the village before returning to your cruise ship in Bordeaux.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Bordeaux port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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Bordeaux cruise port
4 hours 30 minutes
Returns to original departure point
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Bordeaux Shore Excursion: Small-Group St Emilion Half-Day Trip
Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 people)
Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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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.
We were very pleased with our guide. She was excellent
Reviewed by: Maria Socorro L,
Our party of 12 signed up for 2 vans for this tour. Our friends in the other van were very happy with their guide. Unfortunately our guide had not much information to share with us. When we asked her if we could visit the underground monuments she replied that we should have booked that in advance and it was not possible to take us there anymore. Later on we found out that our friends in the other van were accommodated by their guide and got to enter the site. We were also led by our guide to walk a steep, slippery cobbled path to the road below where she took us to a wine store for wine-tasting. She left us there and went to pick up her car which she parked around the corner from the shop. Why she made us negotiate the steep incline (4 of us were seniors) instead of dropping us off from the start is beyond my comprehension. She told us to take as long as we needed at the wine store, after which she said it was time to drive us back to the ship. It seemed she was only interested in taking us to buy wine (probably had commission) instead of showing us the place and sharing information as tour guides are paid to do. We got back to our cruise ship about an hour earlier than our friends in the other van, whose guide took her time to show them the sights. Needless to say, all 6 of us were terribly disappointed with this tour.