ophorus tour privé
ophorus tour privé
ophorus tour privé
ophorus tour privé
ophorus tour privé
ophorus tour privé
ophorus tour privé
ophorus tour privé
ophorus tour privé
ophorus tour privé

Private guided half day tour to St Emilion

350€ from 2 to 8 people

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
350€ from 2 to 8 people
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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.

Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

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!

They had this experience with OPHORUS

Insgesamt sehr empfehlenswert
Steffen Pfister 07/19/2021
Guide Luigi ist auch ausgebildeter Sommelier und konnte sachkundig und kurzweilig unterhalten. Inclusive Sensorikkurs auf der Heimfahrt????
Natallia Vinahradava 09/09/2021
Our tour guide Emily was excellent. Great knowledge combined with her delightful sense of humour. She is a true Bordeaux lover. We loved the first vineyard more than the second one in bunker. More history and better presentation, but that’s a subjective opinion.
Leisurely, enjoyable discovery.
canuckshutterbug 08/16/2021
Overall, a wonderful day. Good weather helps. Chateaux selected were very clean, well-maintained, and yet contained historic elements. Indoor areas were easy to navigate and the staff were enormously helpful. The pace wasn't too brisk and there was always plenty of time to ask questions. Complimentary souvenirs were a nice touch. Downsides would be the van. It was a bit tight, but then cars in France don't really have a rep as being roomy. The choice of vintages was a bit thin, I thought there might be more available. Super plus was our guide Julie who was very patient, full of fun facts, prompt, and very organized.
Very informative wine tour
Nolly 02/25/2020
While we believed we have decent level of knowledge about wine making, we still enjoy the tour. Their program of three wineries (two in morning, one after lunch) is well constructed. We had enough time to see each winery and wine tasting along with reasonable time to recover our tongue. The choice of wineries is decent and reasonable. The staff at each winery has sufficient knowledge to explain and answer the questions. They can explain the uniqueness of Saint-Emilion which makes us some surprises. Moreover, explain about background of winery like changes in ownership is quite interesting. A good thing is none pushes to sell their wine. It is very comfortable. The guide has a sense of humor along with some respect to his customers. His knowledge about wine making is also super. The car is clean and no complain at all. We cannot find any point we did not like. One thing I can recommend is providing a sheet of summary about each winery after the tour would be more helpful.

Answer from Nancy DELPECH

Bonjour Nolly, Thank you very much for this wonderful feedback! It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in France! Kind regards Nancy
Saint Emilien Wine Tour ( Half Day)
Ronald Gazdowicz 08/05/2019
Fantastic half day tour if you wish to have a good look ant and taste if the district this is a great start.

Answer from Carole from Ophorus

Bonjour Ronald, Thank you for sharing this wonderful feedback! We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your half-day tour with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in France very soon. Kind regards, Carole from Ophorus
It was good, but your own time in the village is too short.
Arto Makinen 07/17/2019
We like wine estate visit and tasting. Village is very nice, but as i mentioned, there is too short time to walking around. I would recommend this offer.

Answer from Carole from Ophorus

Bonjour Arto, Thank you for this 4-star review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take note of your comment, and sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Carole from Ophorus
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What's included

Hotel pick up and drop off

Guided walking tour of Saint Emilion village

Chateau reservation

Qualified guide (French, English, Spanish, Italien, German)

Transportation by recent, fully equipped and comfortable Mercedes minivans

Bottled water

Not included

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

2 to 8 persons

Good to know

This activity operates rain or shine

This tour is organized by Ophorus

Meeting point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux, France