This day trip from Bordeaux takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region of St-Emilion for a full day of wine tasting. Visit two château wine estates to tour the cellars, learn about the winemaking process, and taste the wines that give St-Emilion its prestigious reputation. Enjoy a buffet lunch with your fellow wine lovers, and end with a guided tour and free time in the village of St-Emilion and its underground monuments as the church and the hermitage.
Head to the the Bordeaux Tourist Office in the morning for your full-day wine tour. Relax aboard the air-conditioned coach as you travel to St-Emilion. On your way there, your guide will give you an overview of Bordeaux and its many wineries and vineyards. Arrive in the St-Emilion AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée), a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine region. One of the principal red wine areas of the Bordeaux wine region, St-Emilion is known for its blended grape varieties, particularly merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon.Your first stop is a first classified growth château: Château Beau-Sejour Becot where you’ll take a tour of the cellar to learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a tasting of the château’s finest wines. Next, head to Château Haut-Sarpe. Admire a beautiful view of the vineyards, visit the wine cellar, and taste the estate's elite Grand Cru wines before sitting down before sitting down to a lovely buffet lunch. You’ll spend the afternoon exploring the village of St-Emilion itself, which dates back to the 8th century and is full of fascinating medieval history. Your guide will take you to the remarkable underground monuments including the fascinating underground church and the hermitage where used to live the monk Emilion. Then you will have some free time to discover the town’s wine shops, cafés and boutiques. Enjoy around 45 minutes of free time to explore the area on your own, take pictures, buy a souvenir to bring back home or just relax in this lovely village.Return to Bordeaux around 6:15pm.