Enjoy a a full days wine tour discovering the quaint village and vineyards of Saint-Émilion – the Right Bank of Bordeaux’s wine region. You’ll be picked up (and dropped off ) by your English speaking wine guide from a centrally located point in Bordeaux city. Enjoy a scenic drive with visits to three Grand Classé Châteaux where you’ll meet the passionate wine makers and taste the wines.
Highlights of this Wine Tour1 day from £129pp
- Explore in style on your chauffeured wine tasting tour of the St. Emilion region, the home of the Merlot grape (but also known for its Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varietal blends)
- Visits and tastings at the region’s three finest Grand Cru Classé Châteaux, to taste the finest of the Libournais red wines, known for being fruity and long-lived with soft tannins
- Uncover local secrets with a guided walking tour through the village of St. Emilion
A Sample Itinerary
After meeting your English-speaking wine guide in the centre of Bordeaux, enjoy a 45 minute drive to the scenic vineyards of St Emilion. You’ll be chauffeured to three Grand Cru Classé Château throughout the course of the day where you’ll meet the winemakers, taste the wines and share their passion. In between visits you’ll stop for a guided walking tour of St Emilion where you’ll have some free time over lunch to explore the cobbled streets, bars and brasseries and soak up the view from this UNESCO listed village. After your second tasting, your driver will drop you back to Bordeaux city where you can continue to explore this vibrant European city.
Need to know: This tour involves a 45 minute drive into the vineyards on a minibus. It also involves an optional walking tour of St Emilion. The tour is semi-private which means there could be up to 8 other wine enthusiasts with you – but still allows for a very intimate experience with the winemakers! We would be more than happy to make lunch arrangements for you in advance and have some wonderful recommendations. Should this tempt you to stay an extra night upgrades are also possible. Private tours and specific tastings can also be arranged. Please contact us for more details.
We had a fantastic trip to Rioja with Smooth Red. The tour guide, wineries and hotels were all magnificent. A truly memorable trip and a great wine and food experience.
This was such an amazing trip and I will be booking through Smoothred again to do this same trip and will book many more trips them. There constant support was awesome. It was a perfect holiday and we didn’t have to lift a finger; they arrange the transfers to and from the airport, the chateau, food & wine on the first day and a full day of tours.
The chateau was the perfect location in a quaint little town called de Lilly. It is about a 15-20min taxi ride from the Reims train station. There are a handful of champagne houses in the town and a bakery and butcher. We walked around the town in about 20 mins. It is a beautiful chateau with some of the best hotel staff we have come across ever. We had a beautiful room which faced the courtyard which was lovey when you opened the windows to hear the water from the fountain and birds. The bed was huge and the room was spacious and clean. There was really good Wi-Fi and we received a glass of champagne on arrival. With the smooth red package, you get a 5 course meal which was AMAZING and 3 bottles of alcohol which was really good quality; champagne, white & red wine. There is Jacuzzi and sauna downstairs which is very nice and clean. The chateau is perfectly located in-between Reims and Epernay via a 20/30 min taxi ride. Smoothred book you 3 tours which I highly recommend to do. We did the Moet tour which was really informative and a good start to the day. Then we went to 2 family run houses which we by far the tastiest champagne. The lunch was really good quality at the first champagne house. You taste around 10 glasses for champagne across the day so do stay hydrated! We will be coming back again soon. I could not fault the trip at all. Perfect location, divine food, amazing staff, beautiful rooms, stunning grounds and just a perfect trip all round. Thank you Smoothred!
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