Private guided half day tour to St Emilion
Meet your English speaking guide who is an expert on Bordeaux Wines. Your driver / guide is also a certified guide which means that he is licensed to conduct tours in historical Saint Emilion and has access to the underground monuments.
This tour can be adapted exactly to your wishes.
- Experience the magic of Saint Emilion village
- Visit a Grand Cru Winery
- Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines
- Tour can be customized to suite your interests
This private half day wine tour packs a lot of delights into a few hours. On this exclusive private tour for 2 to 8 persons maximum of St Emilion organized by Ophorus, you will enjoy tasting delicious classified growth Bordeaux wines.
Starting in the city of Bordeaux, a short drive in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan brings you out of the city to the picturesque countryside plains and rolling hills of the right bank wine producing area. This is the heart of Bordeaux's famous wine region, where many vineyards carry the Saint Emilion AOC designation. Each of these local wineries produce vintages with distinct soil features backed by a long winemaking heritage. Your first major stop on this personalized St Emilion half day trip will be in one of the local estates for a visit and wine tasting at one of the Grands Crus Classés Chateau's. Here, we have scheduled an appointment for you. You will be greeted at the Chateau and will get to discover the vineyards, tour and taste different vintages in this carefully selected domain. The wines are a blend of Merlot grapes with deep, bold flavors, along with other local grape varieties, especially Cabernet Franc and to a lesser degree, Cabernet Sauvignon. The guide will reveal all the steps in the wine production process for you, as well as share some historical details about the estate.
Following your wine tasting session, your trip continues with a guided walking tour of the eponymous village. Stroll through the quaint, cobbled streets of this medieval town, while your tour guide recounts local history, from the days of the 8th century hermit Emilion, to the 19th century mining galleries, which still lie beneath the village. Important historical sites include the Romanesque cloister and the Monolithic church carved into the limestone cliffs, also known as the underground monuments.
Since this is a private tour and our guides have a privileged access to this monument, we can organise a private visit of this attraction on your private tour if you are interested in mixing culture & wine. Another option is to enter one of the many wine cellars to continue your tasting session.
Finally, you will head back to Bordeaux where the wine tour concludes after having learned a lot about this famous wine producing area.
Since 2005, Ophorus is a specialist Tours & Activities travel agency based in Bordeaux and that organizes Excursions & Tours all over France for individuals and groups. Conducted by professional certified guides, our tours take place on board recent and fully equipped Mercedes Minivans. Ophorus is a proud Bordeaux Tourist Office partner. Discover our fun and informative tours now!
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Hotel pick up and drop off
Guided walking tour of Saint Emilion village
Qualified guide (French, English, Spanish, Italien, German)
Transportation by recent, fully equipped and comfortable Mercedes minivans
Entrance / Tasting fees for the Chateau visit
Entrance fees to underground monuments
Meals and drinks except those mentioned
Personal insurance and expenses
Gratuities for the guide
Number of participants
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This activity operates rain or shine
This tour is organized by Ophorus