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Private half-day tour to Saint-Emilion

350€ 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.

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!

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Toller Ausflug
Sabina Cannarozzo 04/27/2022
Schöne und guter Ausflug

Answer from Carole from Ophorus

Bonjour Sabina, We are pleased that you enjoyed your wine tour in Saint-Emilion, thanks for letting us know! Best regards Carole from Ophorus team
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????
Really nice quick tour
Heidi Lyra 05/01/2022
Everything was good, the trip started from the office on time and the car ride was fun to talk about stuff on the way, nothing to complain about! Will recommend this to anyone who isn’t that experienced with wines and wants go for a small tour.
St Emilllion wine tour
james ford 03/15/2022
Host excellent and engaging - tasting good A little more time to wander St.Emillion would have been good

Answer from Carole from Ophorus

Bonjour James, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your wine tour in Saint-Emilion. Indeed, depending on the itinerary of the day, the walking tour of the village is more or less long. We hope to be your guide again in the future. See you soon in France Best Carole from Ophorus team
Amazing experience
Sugar 01/22/2022
Our guide is lovely. She is very knowledgeable. We had a good time on this tour

Answer from Carole from Ophorus

Bonjour Sugar, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to see that you enjoyed you wine day tour in St-Emilion. We will be very pleased to have you back on tour very soon. Best, Carole from Ophorus
If you can rent a car do that
Millie 11/22/2021
Sort of a waste of time. Tour guide gave basic info that everyone knows and you go to the most basic, unimpressive vineyards(just two). Sorry.

Answer from Carole d'Ophorus

Bonjour Millie, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are very sorry to read how much you did not enjoy your experience with us. We always have very good comments regarding our guides and select carefully the Chateaux in order to offer a great experience to our clients, it is sad to see that your visit did not meet your expectations. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on tour to regain your confidence. Best, Carole from Ophorus
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What's included

Hotel pick up and drop off

Guided walking tour of the village of Saint-Emilion

Château 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 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

2 to 8 persons

Good to know

This activity operates rain or shine

2 adults minimum required to confirm the tour

This tour is organized by Ophorus

Meeting point

Bordeaux, France

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