Graves & Saint Emilion: Bordeaux Essentials (full day)
Graves & Saint Emilion: Bordeaux Essentials (full day)

Graves & Saint Emilion Full Day tour: Bordeaux Essentials

From 170€ / pers

A tour for the truest of wine enthusiasts, this full day tour gives you a unique taste of the variety of Bordeaux’s plentiful vineyards, learning all about their varying qualities. You’ll first visit a chateau in the Pessac-Leognan wine region for a tour and wine tasting, before moving to the medieval village of Saint Emilion, amidst its ancient walls and cobbled streets, tasting local sparkling wine as well as age-old reds. Here you will have a guided visit of a local chateau, followed by a picnic lunch amongst the vines and a degustation of their richly fragrant white wines. Your final stop before heading back to Bordeaux includes a visit to a family-owned Grand Cru vineyard for one last delicious tasting. Your passion for wine and knowledge of Bordeaux’s finest will be truly enhanced by the end of this wine adventure!

  • 3 winery tours each including wine tasting (includes up to 9 tastings in total!)
  • Sightseeing of up to 4 different wine appellations
  • Picnic style lunch at the chateau with only your group including 2 glasses of the estate’s wines
  • Local bilingual (French/English) guide

9:00 AM: Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Office de Tourisme at 12 cours du XXX Juillet.

9:15 AM: En route to the Pessac-Leognan vineyard! Making the way to the first stop, your guide will teach you about the numerous Bordeaux appellations, whilst discovering the quintessential French landscape you are driving through.

10:00 AM: Visit at a Graves Grand Cru Classé winery with wine tasting of the estate’s white and red wine varieties.

12:00 AM: Tour of a family-owned vineyard in the Saint Emilion wine region where a freshly prepared lunch will be served with matching wines.

2:30 PM: Enjoy a glass of Crémant, a local sparkling wine, in a stunning ruined abbey from the middle ages.

3:00 PM: Charming guided tour, walking through the ancient streets of Saint-Emilion village.

4:00 PM: Final step to the tour at a family-owned wine estate. You’ll be greeted by your host for a last visit and tasting in a Saint Emilion Grand Cru winery.

6:30 PM: Back to Bordeaux

by Bordeaux Wine Trails
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

Sustainable commitments

Bordeaux Wine Trails works exclusively with local products and favors vegetarian meals for their grouped tours in order to promote short circuits and limit their impact on the environment. The majority of the chateaux they work with are in a sustainable approach or certified Organic Agriculture. They have also purchased a hybrid minivan for their private tours and no longer use plastic water bottles but only metal ones.

Good to know



What's included

Transport in a comfortable 8 seater minivan 

A local bilingual guide

3 winery tours each including wine tasting

A picnic lunch at the chateau served with 2 of the estate’s wines

Saint Emilion village guided walk 

A vineyard map

Number of participants

Tour operates from 2 to 8 people

Good to know

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements at least 48 hours prior the tour. The picnic is mostly composed with local cheeses, cured meats and salad or fresh seasonal vegetables.

All tours leave precisely at the scheduled departure time. Please, be on time to avoid missing your tour.


Meeting point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux, France

They had this experience

Amazing Wine Tour Day
Kimmy Meegan 03/20/2023
My husband and I decided to book a group tour on my 30th birthday and it was the best decision ever! I was a little nervous what kind of experience we would get in off season and we had a fabulous time visiting 4 different wineries and a quick tour of St Emilion! We were even able to have a barrel tasting at one of the wineries! The wineries we went to were all great quality with nice and welcoming staff. Jon was our group’s guide and he was awesome, extremely knowledgeable, welcoming and outgoing! He made our rainy day a joyous one! Overall, we learned a lot about Bordeaux wine and the region and had a memorable day. Highly recommend this company if you’re looking for a guided wine tour/adventure option in the Bordeaux area.
A perfect taste of Bordeaux!
Emma & Ben Holmes 02/19/2023
A seamless booking experience, easy instructions as to where & when to meet. Clem met us at the time given & we couldn’t have asked for a better guide. His knowledge was invaluable giving us lots of really detailed information throughout the journey. We visited 3 châteaux’, again learning so much more about the process & Appalachians. Lunch was provided, exceeding all expectation with soup, charcuterie, quiche, salad & dessert. Of course wine was provided too. A visit to Saint-Émilion was also included which was stunning & bursting with history. Again, Clem was full of knowledge. This trip far exceeded our expectations & really was worth every penny.
Perfect wine tour
Ed So 11/15/2022
First of Julie was an amazing guide. Perfect English, knowledgeable and fun. Right from the start, when I contacted the company by email, the response was quick and professional. We went to great spots that were all memorable and bought wine to ship back to Canada at a few locations. I would highly recommend, as she took us to spots that catered to our desires. We are real fans of the Pomerol wines. Julie help to bring us to a vineyard that produced Pomerol. Thank you again.
Madeline Connor 11/06/2022
Everything was great. Wine food was amazing. The smaller group made it very easy. We got very lucky with weather which made our picnic even better. Overall wonderful