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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)
 



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. Cellars can be cool and we may tried through the vines.

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 van
Apéritif Included!
Lunch Included!
Price : 143 €
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