Private wine tasting tour in Bordeaux area
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Saint-Emilion & Pomerol full day tour

Discover Saint-Emilion and its surroundings, visit top wineries

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Elodie's TEAM | about the guide

Part of the major wine area of Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion is worldly known for its refined red wines. To learn about its history and reputation, follow a local professional guide on a unique full day tour in this appellation. Meet your private driver and wine expert guide at your Bordeaux hotel (or anywhere else in the city center) and settle into a comfortable vehicle while enjoying the ride going to Saint-Emilion. For about 45 minutes, you will drive down the most scenic roads lined with endless vineyards, while your guide tells you about the history of the Bordeaux wine region and its different Appellations. Your first stop will be a top family-run winery and Grand Cru Classé (Classified Growth) in Saint-Emilion where you will enjoy a commented tour and wine tasting. You will then head to the heart of the UNESCO-listed village of Saint-Emilion, whose famous vineyards date back to the Roman Times. There, you will experience the delicious local gastronomy during a lunch on a sunny terrace surrounded by the vineyards. In the afternoon, you will visit another top Château of the region and you will taste its wine. Afterwards, you will come back to Saint-Emilion village and follow your guide for a little stroll in the steep cobbled streets filled with traditional artisan boutiques and historical sites such as the beautiful Monolithic Church and its Tower Bell or the Cordeliers Cloister. You will also marvel at the magnificent views over the village. Last but not least, you will enjoy your last wine tasting in a local wine store, learning more about the tasting techniques and the different wines of the Bordeaux region. A great way to end the day before coming back to the center of Bordeaux with your guide.

  • Bordeaux and the wine region
    France
  • 8 hrs
    DURATION
  • 8
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Bordeaux wine tour, Bordeaux wine region visit, Bordeaux wine day tour, Saint-Emilion day tour, wine Saint-Emilion tour, Grands crus classés wine tour Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion tour
transport :
Comfortable and spacious private vehicle (minivan)
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Light
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Espagnol/Spanish (Bilingual), Français/French (native), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
8

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Service of a private English-speaking local guide expert in wine for 8 hours - Private transportation between Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion (45 mins each way) - Visit and wine tasting in two Châteaux - Private wine tasting and introduction to the Bordeaux wines in a local Saint-Emilion wine store - Tour of the most beautiful points of interest in the medieval town of Saint-Emilion

NOT INCLUDED

- Food and drinks - Personal expenses - Extra fees for transfer when pickup and drop-off points are not in Bordeaux

ITINERARY

On this exclusive day tour, become a wine connoisseur, escaping to Bordeaux' famous wine region to discover two of the major fine wine areas such as Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Your driver and wine expert guide will pick you up in the center of Bordeaux in a comfortable vehicle and drive you 45km (28 miles) North East to the UNESCO-listed town of Saint-Emilion. There, you will visit a family owned Château producing some Grand Cru Classé (Classified Growth) wine that you will taste after discovering all the secrets of winemaking. You will then discover the tasty regional cuisine during a lunch in the middle of the vineyards. Your tour will continue in the afternoon with a second visit in the region. There, you will enjoy another tour and tasting in one of the top local wine Châteaux. To keep your palate stimulated, you will then go back to Saint-Emilion village where you will enjoy a last tasting in a wine store. You will then discover the tasty regional cuisine during a lunch in the middle of the vineyards. Your tour will continue in the afternoon with a second visit in the region. There, you will enjoy another tour and tasting in one of the top local wine Châteaux. To keep your palate stimulated, you will then go back to Saint-Emilion village where you will enjoy a last tasting in a wine store. You will also discover the history of Saint-Emilion on a panoramic walking tour by admiring the most beautiful points of interest. Your guide will drive you back to Bordeaux at the end of the day.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Pick up at your hotel in Bordeaux center (or other location close to Bordeaux)
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Arrive at your hotel in Bordeaux center (or other location close to Bordeaux)

about
your guide

Elodie

BORDEAUX

languages :
Espagnol/Spanish, Français/French, Anglais/English

I was born and raised in the Bordeaux area, few steps away from the picturesque village of Saint-Emilion and its endless vineyards. In my family, wine runs through the veins. My grandfather was a wine-maker, my brother manages a winery, and my cousin sells wine. Working in the fine food industry abroad (US and Latin America) for twelve years, I decided to change my life and career from marketing director to professional tour guide, coming back to my beautiful region to share its treasures. Passionate about meeting with people from different countries and cultures, becoming a guide was quite a destiny, especially after organizing several amateur wine tours for friends visiting from the US. Today I am never tired of showing the beauty, culture and bustle of the Bordeaux region. Holding a level 3 WSET (certificate in wines and spirits education trust), I can lead wine-oriented tours in the Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and many other areas of the Bordeaux region, in Spanish, French and English languages. I also work with two other guides and wine experts, Laura and Laetitia. Exploring my region with visitors is always a new and inspiring experience. I invite you to follow me in the top wineries and discover the Bordeaux area through the eyes of a native. NB: My tours are always tailor-made to suit your needs and interests.

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