Private half-day tour to Saint-Emilion
410€ for 2-8 pers
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 (not included).
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 suit 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 Château's. Here, we have scheduled an appointment for you. You will be greeted at the Château and will get to discover the vineyards, tour and taste different vintages. 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 gorgeous village of Saint-Emilion. Stroll through the quaint, cobbled streets of this medieval town, while your tour guide recounts local history. 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 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.
This half-day excursion can be taken as a morning tour or an afternoon one.
Good to know
Hotel pick up and drop off
Guided walking tour of the village of Saint-Emilion
Qualified guide (French, English, Spanish, Italien, German)
Transportation by recent, fully equipped and comfortable Mercedes minivans
Entrance / tasting fees for the Château visit (to be paid at the Château directly)
Entrance fees to underground monuments
Meals and drinks
Personal insurance and expenses
Gratuities for the guide
Number of participants
Good to know
Private tours require a delay to reserve the services; please make the request at least 72 hours before the desired date of the excursion
This activity operates rain or shine
2 adults minimum required to confirm the tour
This tour is organized by Ophorus