[WED] Saint-Emilion, a world heritage site - Full day with lunch
People usually go to Saint-Emilion for its superb wine but they also discover an extraordinary well-preserved historic village.
Located one hour by coach from Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion is an adorable medieval town surrounded by 5,500 hectares of vines listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999!
- A full day combining wine and heritage
- A buffet lunch with seasonal products
- Visit of 2 chateaux with tastings
- Opportunity to visit the amazing underground monuments in Saint-Emilion village
- Tour conducted by guides with professional card, French and English
09:15am: Departure from the Bordeaux Tourist Office by coach
Our day tour leaves in the morning to visit a Grand Cru Classé of the appellation château Balestard La Tonnelle, a good example of the modernity included in the traditional wineries of Saint-Emilion.
After the first tour and tasting, it is time to move on to Château Haut-Sarpe. This magnificent estate is one of the only one in Bordeaux that still provides accommodation and meals to pickers and a whole hamlet has been set aside for this purpose*. In the vintage dining hall visitors have lunch consisting in a buffet of fresh local products and snacked meat. Look at the reviews, it is a great moment of the day!
*During your visit, ask Xavier to show you Glou-Glou, the town's minuscule nightclub.
The afternoon is devoted to the underground Saint-Emilion village by visiting the sites - including the monumental underground church and the hermitage; the monk Emilion lived there and gave his name to the town. Then visitors are free to roam around the village's steep streets to discover cloisters, chapels, wash houses, intimate small squares, etc. at their own pace. There is almost too much to take in!
06:15pm: return to the Bordeaux Tourist Office.
Operator: Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole
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Guide, transport by coach, visit of 1 wine estate in the morning, one patrimonial visit and lunch according to the program.
Number of participants
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Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time
Minimum age: 18 ; young minors children babies are not allowed on this tour
Pets are not accepted.
Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole
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Answer from Visiter BordeauxDear Jessica, We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with certain points of your tour. We hope that you enjoyed your tour in spite of that and thank you for your review. In the hope that we will have the chance to make your experience a better one in the future.Best regards. Bordeaux Tourism Office Team