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Discover St Emilion Thursday - A one day tour in the Bordeaux vineyards


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 

  • Full day tour 9:30am - 6pm
 
  • Semi - Private tour (8 max)
 
  • Private transportation in a luxury Mercedes Vito mid-sized van
 
  • Fluent and comprehensible English-speaking wine guide
 
  • Commented visit & tasting at two Chateaux (all visit fees included!)
 
  • A delightful lunch on the Dordogne River (included
 
  • A French "apéritif" at the end of the day (sparkling wine and snack) (included)
 

Visit three different wine appellations (regions) on this full day tour to the St Emilion area.  From family vineyards to underground caves and lunch, this tour has it all.


Itinerary


9:30 Departure from Bordeaux
10:30
Stop for your first château visit and tasting in the Fronsac appellation. At the confluence of the Isle & Dordogne rivers, at the top of the limestone plateau, this impressive Chateau overlooks the Dordogne valley and offers you a plunging view over the river.. 

Discover the labyrinth of underground cellars,  20 acres of caves, wind your way through 700 000 bottles of ageing wines. The visit ends with a tasting of 3 wines.

12:30 Lunch in a popular restaurant on the banks of the Dordogne river. Enjoy lovely views of the river and the busy little town that is nestled here. 
2:00 Chateau visit and tasting in a winery in Pomerol. Did I mention Merlot? Leave your preconceptions at the door.  This is not what you may know of as Merlot.  Learn what "terroir" has to do with taste.
3:30 Departure for the medieval village of Saint Emilion for a guided visit. Free time in this UNESCO World Heritage town to explore on your own and do some shopping.
4:30 Finish your day with a very French "aperitif" of cremant and local specialties.  

5:00
Departure for Bordeaux
5:45 Arrival in Bordeaux.
   

Included

All winery visits and tastings, lunch, French "aperitif" (drink with snack), transportation in a luxury Mercedes Vito mid-size van with wifi.

Not Included

Gratuities, accommodation, wines with meals, anything generally not stated in the itinerary.

Practical information:

Wear sensible shoes and layers. 

Each visit last between 1 to 1-1/2 hrs. and is conducted by an english speaking guide in the chateaux. The visits cover the vines, grape varieties, wine making  and end with a tasting of several wines.  
NB:  Tasting sizes are small in France, generally 2-3 oz. 

Please be on time for departure.


Duration 8 1/2 hrs
Language English
Group 8 max
Tastings 6
Transportation Mercedes mid-sized van
Apéritif Included
Lunch Included
Price : 143 €
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