Join this day trip to the Saint-Emilion (and surrounding) wine-making region of France. This full-day guided excursion from Bordeaux offers picturesque scenery, sightseeing and fine wines – the perfect day out from the city! Sample Bordeaux wines in 3 fascinating chateaux and explore the charming UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Saint-Emilion.
Traveling by luxury, air-conditioned coach, you’ll head north from Bordeaux to the Saint-Emilion (and surrounding) wine-making region. Not only is it one of the most picturesque places in France, it's also one of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux wine region. The chateaux (French for 'castles') that produce the region’s famous wines are divided into distinct geographical areas, known as appellations. Your full-day tour starts with a visit to a chateau in Saint-Emilion, where you’ll enjoy a Bordeaux wine-tasting session with your knowledgeable local guide. During the tasting, learn about the dominant grapes used in the individual appellation, and how factors such as climate and soil can enhance or influence a wine’s flavor.In the hilltop village of Saint-Emilion, enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour around its quaint and pretty streets. You’ll have time to spend at leisure in the village, so you use that opportunity to grab some lunch, admire the historic UNESCO World Heritage-designated buildings or enjoy some retail therapy in the local boutiques.Then depart Saint-Emilion and travel to a nearby wine estates, where you will enjoy 2 other wine tasting in wineries (Chateaux). 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 before returning to Bordeaux.