Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Experience One of France’s Most Enchanting Towns
Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of St Emilion
Taste Fabulous Wines, Guided By a Knowledgeable Hand
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
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Prices & Dates:
Low Season – 1 Dec 2017 to 14 Mar 2018
Afternoon Tour: 60€ per person
2pm to 6pm – Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Only
High Season – 15 Mar 2018 to 31 Oct 2018
Morning Tour: 65€ per person
9am to 1pm – Daily
Afternoon Tour: 70€ per person
2pm to 6pm – Daily
Shared Wine Tour.
Minimum 2, Max Group Size 19. Larger groups please contact us.
Shared trips are available to be booked by different groups of people. For a tour to be confirmed, we need a minimum booking of 2 people.
In front of the Bordeaux tourism office, 12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000.
Hotel pick-up not available.
Tour returns to departure point.
English speaking driver-guide
Visit and Wine tasting in a carefully selected winery
Guided walking tour of the village
Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans
Bottled water in the minivan
Free Wifi access on board
Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions
Meals and drinks
Personal insurance or expenses
Gratuities for the guide
Experience the Magic of One of Our Favorite Villages
The history of the village goes back to medieval times and the whole jurisdiction is classified as UNESCO World Heritage for its natural landscape. St Emilion is made up of fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. The village was named after the monk Émilian, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th century.
Concerning the wines of Saint Emilion, known as the right bank, the Romans were the ones who originally planted the vineyards as early as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates such as chateau Bellevue, owned by world famous Angelus winery.
Begin the tour with the visit of a carefully selected Grand Cru Winery that elaborates complex Merlot based red wines. After a short introduction about the history of the domain, you will follow a short tour through the technical installations of the winery, ending with an explanation about the oak barrels and the aging process. Your tour of the winery will end with a commented tasting of the Chateau wines that will reveal the different characteristics and aromas of the wines produced in Saint Emilion.
After the winery visit, travel to the village of Saint Emilion. By far one of the most beautiful in the area, it has retained most of its 13th c. monuments as well as some of the most unique landmarks such as the underground monolithic church. As you stroll through the village, listen to your guide as he narrates the incredible story of the monk Emilian who became a Saint. But that not all! The history of the village is so rich and fascinating that you might hear tales of Templar Knights, the 100 Years War, the French Revolution or WWII… After the visit of the village, enjoy some free time at leisure.
Good to Know
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
- Maximum 19 passengers per tour.
- Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Visits in the wineries are not private.
- Prices are listed as a guide only.
- Not suitable for infants under age of 4.
- Children aged 4 – 12 years: half price.
- Prices are per person.
- Currency is in Euro.
Totally enjoyed the experience! – Found the tour guides to be knowledgeable and competent of the area and wineries. They were highly courteous and respectful.
Wonderful tours in Bordeaux – During our stay in Bordeaux, we went on two wine tours. We enjoyed them a lot! My favorite was the tour of Margaux. Delphine is a sweet girl, she is a great tour guide!
Excellent!! – Very nice trip. Our guide Karim was very cool and showed a great knowledge about wines. The wineries visited were very good too!
Great tour to Medoc! – Highly recommend this tour, will do it again next time someone visits. Our guide was enthusiastic, funny and knowledgeable, and we learnt a lot at the château’s we visited.
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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