This tour is perfect for those who want to enjoy the most relaxed tour to Saint Emilion starting from Bordeaux! This tour allows for more free time in the inescapable village of Saint Emilion. This is the perfect combination of an easy going visit and wine tasting in a local winery with that of a relaxed visit of the Chateau and plenty of time to enjoy on your own and discover all that Saint Emilion has to offer.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ophorus Excursions & Tours in FranceOn this slow pace tour, it all starts with a late morning departure! Take your time for breakfast and reach the historical center of Bordeaux smoothly to begin your tour. Meeting point is centrally located and that is where you will meet your driver guide for the day. Morning traffic has now passed and after a short introduction of the day's program it will be time to driver to Saint Emilion without any difficulty.Follow a relaxing winery tour in a magical settingYour first stop will be in a carefully chosen Winery of the Right Bank. Here, we have organized a very chilled out visit in a winery that is ideally located. A little bit of history, some touch of technique, the wine tour will focus mainly on the wines of the Chateau and end by a commented tasting.Luxuriate in a local trendy restaurant (optional)As the tour moves in on, you will arrive in the small village of Saint Emilion. Follow your guide on a short walking tour so that you can get your bearings rapidly. It will be time for the guide to suggest some of the best activities that can be done in the village such as strolling through the medieval streets, visiting the unique underground monuments, climb up the 55-meter bell tower, visit the shop that "owns" the original "Macaron of Saint Emilion" recipe and eat your fill out of this delicious cake. Another option is to just sit at one of the numerous terrace's and sip on some delicious wines of the area such as Pomerol, Saint Emilion, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux. Another fantastic feature of Saint Emilion is the very high number of quality restaurants that can be found. Just ask your guide for recommendations, there are many options that range from historical Wine Bars to Michelin Starred restaurants. Some of our favorites include (but not limited to) Logis de la Cadène, Bistrot des Vignobles, Café Saigon (Great Vietnamese restaurant for an interesting food & wine pairing experience), Envers du Décor, Huitrier Pie, Le Tertre, Délices du Roy...Take your time to explore the village on your ownAfter lunch you will have enough time to stroll through the village including several possible visits on your own such as climbing up the 55-meter-high bell tower for a most unique view on the vineyards. Another option is to hop from one wine shop to another and participate in tastings of local appellations - your guide can suggest some of the wine cellars that are present in the village. Another option is to just sit back and relax in one of the numerous terraces and sip on delicious Saint Emilion red wines! After your free time it will be time to return to Bordeaux.Duration: 7 hours