Picturesque Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion is all about elegant Merlot-dominated blends, breathtaking views of hilly vineyards and history all around.

You will visit famous chateaux of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, walk the Medieval village of Saint-Emilion and taste many wines.

Private Tour

This is a your tour. I will create an itinerary just for your group. Simply let me know the style of wines you like or maybe your favourite chateaux, the type of activities you enjoy and your dining preferences. I will do my best to check all boxes. Alternatively, just relax and let me suggest the best plan.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Your driver-guide will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or apartment in Bordeaux. A pick up at the port of Bordeaux, Bordeaux train station or in Saint-Emilion or other location is possible too.

Medieval Saint-Emilion

Saint-Émilion is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. This gem is about 45 minutes East of of Bordeaux by car, on the right bank of the Dordogne river. The famous Pomerol is a neighbour.

Your Guide is a Wine Pro

My partner guides are experienced wine professionals who are happy to share all they know about Bordeaux wines and history. Ask for wine buying advice and for local restaurant recommendations.

Pricing Chart

Customized Best of St. Emilion Tour
2-7 people
€790/group
  • Duration 8-9 hours
  • Visit of Saint-Emilion if requested
  • Pick your favourite Chateaux, top wineries, professional tours (tasting fees are extra)*
  • Arranged private driver with a 6 or 7-seater comfortable Mercedes-Benz van**
  • Stop for lunch (own expense)
  • Bottled water
Wine Tour Booking Service
Best chateaux
€250/group
  • Your own car
  • Your are the driver
  • Reservations at 2-4 wineries*
  • Lunch reservation
  • Detailed full-day itineraries with directions
  • Travel hassle-free

*Winery fees are paid directly to the wineries or prepaid to them.

**Transportation and guiding services provided by trusted partners.  Their fees are included in the price estimate above but paid directly to them.

What to Expect During Winery Visits

Each winery tour lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours. Typically, it includes a guided stroll through vineyard, a tour of the cellars followed by a tasting of 2-3 wines.

Winery visits can be private or public. Private tours give you more attention of the guide or owner and more time to ask questions. As well, you can be flexible with various tasting options, such as include famous vintages, or wine and food pairing in your tasting. 

Please note that winery visits and tastings are own expense and are paid per person directly to the chateaux. Typical winery fees are 12 to 45 euros per person per chateau. Private tours can be slightly more expensive. Please let me know if you prefer private visits or want to upgrade your tasting.

Most wineries sell wines at their boutiques and many would ship wines to your country. You can request to make a stop at a local wine shop. 

Read more in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

 

Saint-Emilion Wine Tour Itinerary

Leave Bordeaux around 9 am and return around 5-30 pm. This is a sample full-day itinerary. Your unique program with the time schedule and the chateaux to visit will be provided to you in advance of your tour. Tours with cooking classes would include a cooking class in the morning, lunch at chateau, visit of 1 or 2 wineries in Saint-Emilion after lunch and visit of the village.

Pick-up from your hotel or apartment in Bordeaux
Trip to Saint-Emilion or Pomerol takes approximately 45 minutes through the beautiful Entre-Deux-Mers.
Visit of 2 wineries
Enjoy tours and tastings at the first two wineries.
Lunch
I will arrange lunch at a nice local restaurant or organize a picnic lunch at a chateau. There is a variety of great choices including Michelin-starred restaurants in Saint-Emilion, local French bistros in the village, or restaurants at wineries.
Visit of Saint-Emilion
Explore the Medieval town of Saint-Emilion on your own or with our guide.
Visit of the 3rd winery
I will arrange tour and tasting or just a tasting at the third winery of the day.
Return to Bordeaux
A guide will drop you off at your hotel or your apartment.

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