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Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux

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Bordeaux, France
Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Spend a half-day in the charming medieval town of Saint-Emilion on a  trip from Bordeaux. Explore the best of this UNESCO-listed village, including a wine tasting at a grand cru wine estate, a walk along the historic city walls, and visits to unique artist galleries and studios. Enjoy some free time in Saint-Emilion, too.
  • St. Emilion half-day tour from Bordeaux
  • Enjoy a visit and wine-tasting in a grand cru estate of St. Emilion
  • Explore a UNESCO World Heritage-listed village
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
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Wine Tasting Sessions in a Château
Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)
Short walking tour of St Emilion
Professional English speaking tour guide
Free WiFi access on board
Hotel drop off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Personal expenses and insurance

Departure Point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide and climb into an air-conditioned minivan to begin your half-day trip to Saint-Emilion from Bordeaux. Enjoy the scenery out the windows as you travel to this beautiful town, named for an 8th-century Breton monk. It was his followers who first began growing grapes and making wine in this area, now one of the most famous wine-growing regions in the world.

Stop along the way to Saint-Emilion at a grand cru winery to sample some of the local wines and see the beautiful chateau.

Join your guide for a walking tour of Saint-Emilion, learning more about this historic village, and then enjoy free time to explore the town at your leisure—including any shopping you might want to do—before climbing back into the minivan for the return trip to Bordeaux.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Saint-Emilion
Taste fabulous St. Emilion red wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult only tour, children under 18 years of age are not allowed
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 adults to operate
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY OPHORUS Excursions Tours in France

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux.

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Traveler Tips


  • "With limited time in Bordeaux, this half-day tour to St Emilion was a great way to see the countryside and do a little wine tasting." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour with Luigi as the guide." See review
  • "I went alone and met some great people so a good thing when traveling solo." See review

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Exceptional guides make exceptional tours!
Diane_H
, Jul 2021
Amazing tour! Our guide Karim was exceptional. His knowledge of the region and wine was thorough and his enthusiasm for it was infectious. If you want an introduction to the region and a chance to see a picturesque town, this is the tour to take. Merci for an amazing day!
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star-5
Wonderful tour!
Angela_P
, Jul 2021
Karim was the best! Full of so much information and energy and really tried to make the tour special for everyone. And the delicious wine helped too :) Would highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Angela, Thank you for your review and your comments about Karim. I'm sure he will appreciate!
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star-5
Eye opening
Alan_S
, Jul 2021
Luigi is knowledgeable and both wineary visit and wine tasting is superb. Tour of the town is also super interesting
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trip to St.Emilion
Daniela_S
, Jul 2021
Nice trip to beautiful St. Emilion. Unfortunately there was no time to visit the vineyard. All in all nice experience
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star-5
Totally Worth It
Vanessa_Z
, Mar 2020
Wow! My fiancé and I are so glad we booked this tour. Hugo ( hope Im spelling his name correctly) was amazing! He shared so much knowledge, answered all our questions regarding wine, Bordeaux, and St. Emilion. He was very friendly and enthusiastic from beginning to end. The tour was 6 people in total. We rode in a clean, air conditioned van with WiFi to and from St. Emilion. Hugo even had water bottles for us for free! We visited a vineyard that makes biodynamic wine, drove around the town so that we could see the scenery, and Hugo also gave was a nice walking tour of the square. Keep in mind this tour is 4 hours long and st. Emilion is a bit of a drive away. For us, This tour was perfect as it gave us a chance to see the highlights of St. Emilion and also spend the first half of the day doing our own exploring. Definitely recommend this tour with Hugo!
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Nice
Daniela_C
, Mar 2020
The tour guide was excellent. But if the whole afternoon (4 hours in total) you spend 2 hours driving and less then 2 hours on the tour. It could be considered to spend more time visiting the wineyard
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Bonjour Daniela_C, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! It is a pleasure to read that your overall experience was enjoyable Indeed, a half-day tour allows only one winery visit and a walking tour of the village of Saint-Emilion It takes almost 45 minutes to reach the village of Saint-Emilion from Bordeaux. Our guides always try to minimize the journey duration. We can suggest you to try the full-day option next time, it allows you to discover 3 wineries. We are very pleased to know that your guide was excellent! We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in France soon, Kind regards, Carole from Ophorus team
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star-5
I liked the atmosphere of the chateau
Melissasullivan
, Feb 2020
Our guide was wonderful. I would have liked to have seen more on how the wine is made vs. standing in the facility and having someone explaining it. It was still an enjoyable experience.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Bonjour Melissasullivan, Thank you so much for sharing this valuable comment! We take note of your feedback, and are pleased to read that overall your experience was enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back in France very soon, Kind regards Carole from Ophorus team
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St. Emilion
ewhyte1
, Jan 2020
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would have enjoyed the opportunity to visit a second winery. Overall a great experience.
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star-5
Really fantastic experience!
vaz81
, Dec 2019
Karim was an amazing guide, it was very personalized and we enjoyed every minute of it! The information provided on the way really helped us understand when we got there too. Thank you!
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star-5
Great day out to the region where some of world's best vines are made
ana080773
, Dec 2019
Fascinating story behind the glass of vine (traditions, land, weather, technology) + some history in UNESCO listed town. Karim, our excellent guide to St Emilion as well as to Medoc, gave us a glance at what Bordeaux vine is, and made all these terruars and appelacions understandable.
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