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  • BORDEAUX PRIVATE HALF DAY WINE TOUR - TASTING FEE FOR 1 WINERY

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    Visit & Wine tasting fee per adult in 1 carefully selected winery during your half day wine tour from Bordeaux.
    (By going to Saint Emilion wine region : Allows time to visit Saint-Emilion medieval village)
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Ophorus Tours - From Bordeaux Saint Emilion Wine Tour half-day private

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From Bordeaux Saint Emilion Wine Tour half-day private

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A perfect private half day Saint Emilion Wine Tour from Bordeaux. Visit top Grands Crus Wineries and Taste fabulous Saint Emilion red wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand. Visit Unesco St Emilion village & Underground Monuments.

Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO village of St Emilion
  • Guided walking tour of St Emilion
  • Visit a Grand Cru Winery of Saint Emilion
  • Bordeaux Wine Tour can be customized
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Bordeaux Wines
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Program & Itinerary

Uncover the treasures of Saint Emilion, a charming village renowned for its exceptional red wines, on our exclusive private tour departing from Bordeaux. Let our expert guides take you on a journey through the prestigious Grands Crus Wineries, where you'll indulge in the flavors of fabulous Saint Emilion wines. Immerse yourself in the UNESCO-listed St Emilion village and its captivating Underground ...

Uncover the treasures of Saint Emilion, a charming village renowned for its exceptional red wines, on our exclusive private tour departing from Bordeaux. Let our expert guides take you on a journey through the prestigious Grands Crus Wineries, where you'll indulge in the flavors of fabulous Saint Emilion wines. Immerse yourself in the UNESCO-listed St Emilion village and its captivating Underground Monuments, all while being accompanied by our knowledgeable and friendly guides.

Unveil the Secrets of Bordeaux Wines with our English-Speaking Experts

Join us for an immersive Bordeaux Wine Tour, guided by our team of English-speaking experts. From the moment we pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Bordeaux, you'll be introduced to our certified driver/guides, who possess the necessary licenses to conduct tours in historical villages like Saint Emilion. With their exclusive access to monuments and museums, you'll enjoy a truly enriching experience.

Travel in Comfort and Style aboard our Premium Minivans

Our private Bordeaux Wine Tour to Saint Emilion ensures a comfortable journey in our luxurious and spacious Mercedes Minivans, designed to accommodate up to 8 individuals. Equipped with an on-board P/A system, you'll easily hear the informative commentary from your driver/guide, regardless of where you're seated.

Indulge in the Perfect Blend of Wine and History on our Saint Emilion Half Day Wine Tour

Delight in a wine and history combo on our private half day small group wine tour, an exquisite blend of wine tasting and historical exploration. Limited to a maximum of 2 to 8 persons, this exclusive tour organized by Ophorus offers the opportunity to savor exquisite classified growth Bordeaux wines. Enhancing the experience is the wealth of historical attractions found in this UNESCO World Heritage site, making it an exceptional choice for a half day excursion.

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey to the Right Bank Wine Region from Bordeaux

Embark on a remarkable journey from Bordeaux as our comfortable air-conditioned minivan swiftly transports you to the picturesque countryside plains and rolling hills of the right bank wine producing area. Immerse yourself in the heartland of Bordeaux's renowned wine region, where numerous vineyards carry the prestigious Saint Emilion AOC designation. Each winery showcases vintages with distinct soil characteristics, reflecting a rich winemaking heritage.

Your first major stop on this personalized St Emilion half day trip will be at one of the Grand Cru estates, where we have arranged an exclusive appointment for you. Enjoy a visit and wine tasting session at one of the Grands Crus Classés Chateaux. Upon arrival, you'll be warmly greeted and invited to explore the vineyards, tour the estate, and savor a selection of carefully crafted vintages.

These exceptional wines, predominantly made from Merlot grapes, offer deep, bold flavors complemented by other local grape varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Accompanied by a knowledgeable winery guide, you'll gain insights into the intricate winemaking process and uncover fascinating historical details about the estate.

Throughout the visit, your Ophorus guide will be available to answer any questions you may have. Our driver/guides possess extensive knowledge about wines and are delighted to share both basic and technical information about French and Bordeaux Wines. Whether you seek insights into history, winemaking techniques, flavors, aromas, or food and wine pairings, feel free to make this half day tour truly special by engaging with your guide.

Explore the Enchanting Village of St Emilion

Following the wine tasting experience, your private half day trip continues with a guided walking tour of the captivating village of St Emilion. Wander through the charming cobbled streets of this medieval town while your guide regales you with local history, from the tales of the 8th century hermit Emilion to the underground mining galleries dating back to the 19th century.

Highlights of the tour include the Romanesque cloister and the Monolithic church, a remarkable underground monument carved into limestone cliffs. As a private tour with privileged access, we can arrange a private visit to this attraction upon request, allowing you to immerse yourself in both culture and wine.

It comes as no surprise that Saint Emilion was bestowed the UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999. After the guided walk, enjoy some free time to explore the village at your leisure. Take the opportunity to visit one of the many wine cellars, extending your tasting session. 

Finally, we will return to Bordeaux, where the wine tour concludes, leaving you with a wealth of knowledge about this renowned wine-producing region.

Unravel the Legend of Emilian and Centuries of Wine Making

Perched atop a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley, the captivating village of Saint Emilion boasts picturesque rooftops and medieval stone buildings that captivate the eye. Blessed with a unique microclimate and fertile soil, Saint Emilion has thrived as a haven for wine making.

This cherished tradition dates back to the later centuries of the Roman Empire, with the first vineyards planted in the area during the second century AD. As early as the fourth century, the Roman poet Ausonius praised the delectable grapes of Saint Emilion.

The legend of Saint Emilion traces back to the eighth century AD when a monk from Brittany sought refuge in a natural cave near the settlement of Ascum Bas, escaping persecution in his hometown of Vannes. Rumored to have performed miraculous acts, Saint Emilion's fame spread far and wide, attracting pilgrims and disciples from distant lands. The small settlement flourished, eventually becoming a renowned religious center. To honor Saint Emilion, the town of Ascum Bas adopted the name Saint Emilion.

In later centuries, monks expanded the vineyards, propelling the reputation of Saint Emilion wines to its present-day prominence. The region's fertile plains produce rich Merlot-based blends, garnering international acclaim and prestigious awards under the French appellation wine rating system.

Immerse yourself in the legend, history, and exquisite wines of Saint Emilion on this exceptional wine tour, where every moment promises to be truly unforgettable.

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  • 09:00 am
    or 02:00 pm

    Depart from your Accommodation in Bordeaux to Saint Emilion wine region

  • 10:00 am
    or 03:00 pm

    Visit and wine tasting at a Saint Emilion Grand Cru winery

  • 11:00 am
    or 04:00 pm

    Guided walk through the village of St Emilion

  • 01:00 pm
    or 06:00 pm

    Drop off at your accommodation in Bordeaux

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Ophorus Tours - From Bordeaux Saint Emilion Wine Tour half-day private

Know before you book

  • Bordeaux Wine Tour available all year round (except Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st)
  • 4 hour private Bordeaux wine tour to St-Emilion
  • Tasting fees can be included during the booking process
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Chateaux reservations will be made once the booking is confirmed
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or AirBnB in Bordeaux

Departure

We will come and pick you up at Train Station, Hotel or Airbnb in Bordeaux or surrounding area, circle of 30 kms (20 miles) around Bordeaux at no extra cost.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

4.8/5 (13 reviews)
  • Roisin Timmins

    16, Aug 2023

    Had a wonderful tour with Rudolphe today. Really enjoyed our almost private tour. Lots of great information and loved the smell game on way back to the...
  • Martin O

    15, Aug 2023

    The St. Emilion Wine Tour was well done. The tour guide was perfect. Rodolphe spoke clearly and was thorough. My wife and I were very happy we had taken...
  • Marianne T

    01, Aug 2023

    Marianne T Emily was phenomenal! She is an amazing human being and we had the BEST time. I am so grateful for our experience with her today - she was...
  • Stephannie Davies

    27, Jun 2023

    Jerome was absolutely amazing! Informative and beautiful tour! You must go!!! Do not walk- run to book this tour! Incredible!
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Pre-booking for 1 or 2 Saint Emilion Chateaux Visits
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium, spacious vehicles
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Wine tasting fees
  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Where is Saint Emilion France?

    Saint Emilion is a village located to the East of Bordeaux in the South West region of Nouvelle Aquitaine in France. At approximately 27 miles (44 kilometers) from Bordeaux, our Wine Tours from Bordeaux are the easiest way to reach the village and experience a great Bordeaux wine tour.
  • What is Saint Emilion Wine?

    Saint Emilion wine is a Bordeaux red wine that is produced in the area of appellation called Saint Emilion; like most Bordeaux wines, Saint Emilion red wines are blended wines which means that to obtain the premium wine, wine makers will mix different grape varieties. Traditionally, the most common grape varieties used for St Emilion wines are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • What to do in Saint Emilion?

    The village of Saint Emilion located near Bordeaux in France is a most charming village classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are many things to see & do in Saint Emilion village including:
    1. Tasting local Saint Emilion Wines
    2. Visit the unique Underground Monolithic Church
    3. Taste the local delicacy, the Macarons of Saint Emilion
    4. Climb the Bell Tower for an exceptional panoramic view over the St Emilion vineyards
    5. Taste the local cuisine in one of the numerous top restaurants located within the village.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a Bordeaux private wine tour?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.

  • Who conducts your private wine tours from Bordeaux?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on. In some regions, where wine tours prevail (Bordeaux, Alsace) the tours are conducted by professional local guides, that are experts in Wines.
  • Can we choose which wineries we will visit on your Saint Emilion half day trip from Bordeaux?

    Yes, we will be happy to make the pre-bookings for your winery tours of Saint Emilion. Please note that most wineries open their doors to visitors but some high end wineries such as Cheval Blanc, Petrus, Ausone and a few others do not welcome any visitors. Also, it is important to mention that we only make the required Chateau reservations once you have booked your tour with Ophorus.
  • Are the Winery Tours private in Bordeaux?

    Yes, we do our best to privatize the wine tasting sessions during our Private Bordeaux Wine tours such as this one. This means that you will follow a private visit of the winery, followed by a private commented wine tasting session.
  • How many / much wines are served in the Wineries?

    In Bordeaux, the Wineries will typically serve 1 to 3 wines during the tasting sessions. It is always the wine produced by the chateau that will be tasted. Usually the first and second wine of the estate.

    Important note: For all our guests who have experienced wine tours in other countries, please note that the average pour of wine in Bordeaux is less important than in other destinations. Even though we strive to work with Wineries that are more generous, they remain the only ones that can determine the quantity of wine poured in a glass.
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