Bordeaux Shore Excursion: Private Bordeaux and St-Emilion Tour

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Tour description provided by Viator

When your ship arrives in Bordeaux, spend your time in port on a private city shore excursion of Bordeaux and St Emilion – two of the area’s most delightful towns. With a private guide you’ll have a one-hour tour of Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a tour of the charming village of St Emilion, full of narrow streets and historic buildings. You will also enjoy a wine-tasting session in a breathtaking Grand Cru Classé chateau. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.

When your ship docks in Bordeaux, a small-group shore excursion is the best way to see this famed city, known for its well-preserved 18th-century buildings and its wonderful wine-producing region. With a wine tasting and a tour of St Emilion, another World Heritage Site, this shore excursion makes for a fabulous day in port in France.

Your private shore excursion tour begins with a panoramic tour of the city of Bordeaux. During this tour, you’ll get a nice overview of the city and see many famous attractions of Bordeaux including the Grand Theatre, St Andrew's Cathedral, Place des Quinconces and Pey Berland tower.

Next you will travel to the charming village of St Emilion, full of Romanesque architecture. Not only is it one of the most picturesque villages in France, it's also one of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux wine region. In St Emilion, enjoy a 45-minute walking tour and then explore this sleepy town on your own during your free time. You can grab some lunch, admire the narrow streets full of historic World Heritage-designated buildings or enjoy some retail therapy in the local shops.

You will then depart St Emilion and travel to a nearby wine estate, where you will enjoy a wine tasting in a Grand Cru Classé chateau. You will be introduced to the art and techniques involved in the wine-making process and taken on a tour of the vat house and the cellars.

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.

What's included

  • Panoramic tour of bordeaux
  • Walking tour of st emilion
  • Visit of 1 winery
  • Private guide
  • Map of bordeaux vineyards
  • One bottle of water per person
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum of 8 people)
  • Pick up and drop off at cruise ship terminal in bordeaux
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Wine tasting fees (between 5 € and 15 € per person / per visit)