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Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux
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Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux

By Ophorus
Recommended by 91% of travellers
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The village of St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Bordeaux’s most famous wine appellations. On this tour, enjoy wine tasting at a grand cru classified chateau in the area, explore the historic village on a guided walking tour, and enjoy free time for shopping and sightseeing.
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Ages 18-99, max of 8 per group
Duration:4h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Guided wine tasting at a grand cru wine estate
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Bordeaux
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Guided walking tour of St-Emilion

  • Wine Tasting Sessions (red wine) in a Château
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)
  • Short walking tour of St Emilion
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Free WiFi access on board
What's not included
  • Hotel drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses and insurance

After pickup from central Bordeaux, set out on the journey to St-Emilion, traveling by air-conditioned minibus. Along the way, stop to visit a grand cru classified wine chateau in the St-Emilion wine region and enjoy a tour of the estate. As you stroll around the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process, the importance of “terroir,” and the different cru classifications of French wine. Finally, sample a selection of Bordeaux wines during a guided tasting. Continue to the hilltop town of Saint-Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour of the picturesque medieval village. After taking in the highlights, browse the shops, or visit the town’s wine cellars. Then, board your transport for drop-off in Bordeaux.

Departure details
  • 12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France Please meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Tourism Office, 10 minutes before departure time. 12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2016EMILION

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult only tour, children under 18 years of age are not allowed
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 adults to operate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tour involves some walking, good walking shoes recommended
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux?
Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux price starts from €79.75. Discover and book Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux on Tripadvisor
What is the Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux cancellation policy?
Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux?
Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux is hosted by Ophorus. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ophorus on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Saint Emilion Half-Day Trip with Wine Tasting & Winery Visit from Bordeaux on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2016EMILION

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    12 Cr du 30 Juillet
    12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
    Please meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Tourism Office, 10 minutes before departure time. 12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France.
    See address & details
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    Saint-Emilion
    Stop: 4 hours
    Taste fabulous St. Emilion red wines, guided by a knowledgeable hand.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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139stacies
139stacies
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Perfect day in Southwest France
Camille was amazing. Very nice, funny and informative. The wineries we visited were very good and beautiful.
LiMao2014
LiMao2014
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A very enjoyable tour!
I really enjoyed this trip, with Camille as our guide. Camille is happy, lively and knowledgeable which completes w
Jim F
Jim F
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Highly recommend this tour, and the guides are highly knowledgeable, professional, and entertaining!
We visited two chateaux, and made other stops along the way to see an actual castle and the famous Chateaux Margeau
rossw640
rossw640
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Knowledgable and informative trip & excellent guide in Ilia
A superb trip to St Emilion and 3 very different vineyards. Our guide, Ilia was excellent, extremely knowledgeable
Journey610467
Journey610467
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St Emilion Wine Tasting Day Tour
SUV tour so great that only 6 people in total on the tour - no waiting for a coach load. Knowledgeable and friendly
skimama74
skimama74
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Great tour of Medoc and wine tasting
We chose this tour to Medoc and were very pleased! We traveled in an air conditioned van with only 8 people, and ou
esther m
esther m
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Very enjoyable tour
Charming village with enormous history. Enjoyed all three vineyards and learned much sbout wine production from kno
GregNeb
GregNeb
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Great half day tour and definitely recommend
This was an excellent tour. Highly recommend if you only have a few hours. Visited Margaux region and Chateau Marqu
pragyas205
pragyas205
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Amazing Experience
It was a wonderful tour… Roxanne was amazing and we had a good time throughout the day! Definitely worth taking the
Brian O
Brian O
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Red wine day drinking in Bordeaux
Nice small group. Outstanding tour Gide Angie. Funny, informative, conversational, personal. St Emillion town was
tomliiii
tomliiii
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Camille was great
Very friendly Camille was, knowledgeable and always smiling ,we really enjoyed the trip and the guide and the time.
gemmahX4476ML
gemmahX4476ML
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Great way to spend an afternoon
Karim was a fantastic guide! The trip was fabulous and lots of fun, but also informative plus a nice selection of w
travellin-man800
travellin-man800
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Top notch winery tour !
Fabulous! Entertaining and educational experience touring 2 major wineries in the Medoc region. Our guide Karim was
joycer542
joycer542
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Day out in St. Emilion
The beautiful scenery! A sunny day is important for this trip. Our guide was very informative and chose. Three exce
Zazazazzzz
Zazazazzzz
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Excellent day trip
Such a great way to spend the day while traveling through Bordeaux! Expertise from the driver adds color and charac
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Paul
Birmingham, UK99 contributions
Jun 2022
Overall this wine tour was great. But I would say this only because of Emily our initial tour guide and driver.
Her comedical talent and wit I believe is wasted on this job ! It was really her that made the trip unforgetful and also the journey of travel much more quicker and enjoyable. She also boats great knowledge of Bordeaux which was helpful and interesting also.
We were also given around an hr free time in Saint Emillion, by which we just went to see the Chocolate shop which also had a very friendly lady.

Overall however sadly, for 75 euro each, for a 4 hr trip by which 2 hrs were travelling, did not leave much of a "wine tour" feel, sure we visited a chateau and taught about the process for a short time, and tasted 5 very nice wines.

But I just felt like there was something missing, perhaps at a different point of season we could visit the actual grapes and learn more on that side of things as well and I would still recommend this. The full day tour felt a bit too long thats why we chose this, but perhaps if we had more time then the longer trip would be better.

Thanks again Emily !
Written 10 June 2022
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LH R
Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Camille was the most excellent tour guide we could have wished for! The drive to the vineyard was spent listening to Camille telling us about Bordeaux and the history of the city, she shared her own experiences of growing up with a vineyard within her family and she was so knowledgeable on the wine and area. The vineyard visited was stunning and the guide there, who also facilitated the wine tasting, was charming and informative. Camille was so flexible with timings and what we did, giving the option of a tour guided by herself in Saint Emilion or free time, we chose the tour. The drive back was equally as engaging and the whole day was made so much fun. Thank you Camille! Highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Written 15 September 2022
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domn
5 contributions
We went on a half day tour to Saint-Émilion in the morning. We had a pleasure of being accompanied by 6 Scotish ladies which were hella fun and Charles, the tour guide, was amazing. He briefly explained us the whole philosophy, winemaking and classification of St. Émilion so when we got to the winery, we already knew what was talked about. Spent a lovely time at the Chateau, followed by a winetasting in the city itself. After tasting four wines of the Chateau we visited, Charles took us between the streets of the city and explained the history, followed by some free time. He was very nice and well prepared in advance, being a really hot day he gave us some water. He was a very careful driver to! :D Overall a very pleasant experience, 10/10 woukd recommend.
Written 9 August 2022
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Alexandra H
15 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
To say we were disappointed with this company would be an understatement.

We booked this a couple weeks before our trip and spent £130 which was quite a big treat for us in terms of our budget.

On the day of the tour, we left our hotel with plenty of time but three cabs cancelled on us due to traffic and we called the company to apologise and explain we would be late. By the time we finally got in a car, my boyfriend who is a fluent French speaker born near Paris, called again and said we’d be 20 mins late max, 10 mins past the cut off point they had stipulated. They said they wouldn’t wait and that our only other option would be to get another cab directly to Saint Emilion (which costs about €100). We begged them to try and wait and, if not, could we be flexible and join another tour either that day or the next day as we could move our plans around. Our cab driver even got on the phone to ask if she could meet them half way. They said no and that, while they had space on other tours, we would have to fully rebook / repay.

Unfortunately they did leave without us and refused to give us some more considerate options so we lost all our money. We called ViaTour as well who agreed it was a harsh way to treat us and tried to request a refund, to no avail.

It has been so disappointing and we feel fully taken advantage of. Especially as we did end up making it to Saint Emilion ourselves a couple days later and had a tour & tasting for €14 which we wish we’d just done instead. We also think we bumped into their tour at the Chateau and they were in fact 10 mins late so not sure why we were so harshly treated.

We tried our best to get there and explain and be flexible, so don’t consider ourselves to be a no show or cancellation. I would not recommend this experience based on how they treat their customers, especially based on how pricey it is.
Written 24 July 2022
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CaroleOphorus
Bonjour Alexandra H, First of all, let me inform you that we are sorry that things did not go as planned for you on that day. Please understand that our reservation team did the maximum to assist you and offer you a reasonable alternative. We always mention on the vouchers of all our tours that it is recommended to arrive at the meeting-point 10 minutes before departure time. Of course, there may be unforeseen events with taxis or public transports, but we can't make the whole group late. Our guides can always wait for the clients 10 minutes after the original departure time but it's difficult to do more. Imagine that the other clients were at the meeting-point 10 minutes before the departure time, they were all waiting for 20 minutes! The visits at the Châteaux were planned and the guide had to start the day for the group. My colleague from the reservation department suggested to join the group at the first Château, it was the option in order to not lose the entire day. You can understand that we are not able to cover the costs of the taxi in this kind of situation. I know that all our shared tours the following days were full, so yes the options were very restricted. However, you're right, nobody should told you that no matter what the availability of the tours is, you would have to pay for another one. It is not our usual way to proceed. We are pleased to know that you were able to discover a Château in Saint-Emilion and enjoy a wine tasting a couple of days after. As previously mentioned, or groups can be 10 minutes late, but not more. Indeed, the price is different if you drive by yourself to Saint-Emilion, our price includes the transport, the services of a guide and the reservation at the Châteaux. I understand your disappointment because the situation of that day impacted your vacations and it is never pleasant but your comment regarding Ophorus' services is very harsh too. We sincerely hope you will keep a nice souvenir of France despite the event. Best Carole from Ophorus team
Written 12 August 2022
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defensedph
Chicago, IL16 contributions
Jan 2020
Overall, a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The guide was nice and fairly informative and the winery was pretty. However, you really do not get much for your money... basically you get a bus ride out to St. Emillion and back (with some information on the bus) and a ~30 minute walking tour of the city. You also taste a few wines at the winery and get a brief tour, but that's not worth much--I'd assume the winery would do these things for free anyways, since they're trying to sell their wine. No specific complaints, but it leaves you wondering what you were really paying for.
Written 6 January 2020
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Mike T
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Emily was an outstanding tour guide with her knowledge of the wines, the region, and the historical underpinnings of both. We had an informative and educational drive from the city center to the "right bank," an interesting tour and wine tasting of a Grand Cru Classe chateau, and a casual stroll through the winding streets of Saint Emilion. I was a solo traveler, but my tour was composed of solo travelers and couples, so it ended up being a fun group. I'd definitely recommend taking advantage of this tour while in town!
Written 24 February 2020
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Jacob N
Guernsey, UK2 contributions
Our guide Angie was fantastic. She was friendly, approachable and provided us with a great deal of information regarding the area, the wine production process and the history. In addition, we were able to sample more wines than I had expected. The tour was excellent value for money and one of the best wine tours I have been on.
Written 15 May 2022
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skimama74
Rochester, NY57 contributions
Sep 2022
We chose this tour to see Saint Emilion and taste some great wines and we were not disappointed! There were just 6 of us in an air conditioned van and our guide, Karim, was so knowledgeable. We had some time to explore Saint Emilion on our own, and then we visited a local winery to learn about the wine making process - again we learned so much. Finally we went back into town to taste - had 8 tastings and an opportunity to purchase wine to be shipped home. I'd highly recommend this tour.
Written 30 September 2022
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Hamzah S
8 contributions
I went solo. I know nothing about wines whatsoever, have hardly tasted any, don’t know the history or process about wine or grapes etc. Karim was extremely knowledgable and friendly and I had a lot of fun and learned a lot about wine and the history of the area, and now I know what kind of wines I like too. This is definitely worth the money, I was hesitant because it’s a bit expensive for a young backpacker but it was well worth it. Highly recommend thank you so much!!
Written 15 February 2020
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CaroleOphorus
Bonjour hikinghamster, Thank you for sharing this 5-star review! We are always very pleased to read how much our clients enjoyed their St-Emilion half-day trip along with our guides. Karim is indeed very friendly and always ready to speak about the history of Bordeaux area. Thank you for your recommendation, we siincerely look forward to welcoming you back in France very soon. Kind regards, Carole from Ophorus team
Written 17 February 2020
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Seán
20 contributions
Aug 2021
The highlight of the road trip was to see all the various chateaux and wineries along the route to Saint Emilion. Our trip included a visit to the winery, an explanation of the process and the caves where the barrels were stored. We later visited the village of St Emilion where we sampled six local wines in the Grand Cru Classé range.
Luigi was our main guide and driver. He is a sommelier and was very knowledgeable, helpful, informative and kind.
Our one suggestion to improve the wine tasting experience is to offer some tapas with it.
Some tours also include a meal but they cost around 150 euro per person, and are an expensive option.
Written 6 August 2021
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