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.
SmoothRed organised an amazing holiday for my Mum and I- we went to Bordeaux for three nights and stayed in a wonderful hotel. We had the perfect mixture of trips and free time and the visits to the Chateaus were wonderful. From start to finish, my experience of booking the holiday was great- excellent customer service and I loved the travel pack that was sent before we departed. I will definitely be booking another trip with SmoothRed again!
We had a great visit to Bordeaux with Smooth Red, whilst we were there they organised a cycling tour of the vineyards and the village of Saint Emilion. The whole day was amazing, Soline our guide was fantastic, fun to be with and very knowledgeable. We visited two vineyards which were very different, one was a family run Chateau whilst the second was more commercial, although it was great to see both the family run Chateau Cote de Baleau was our favourite. We had a fabulous lunch in their gardens accompanied with great wine, cannot praise them enough. And the village of Saint Emilion is somewhere not to be missed.
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