Morning or afternoon tour in Saint-Emilion (Luxury Minivan)

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Enjoy a half-day of relaxation and discovery, in Saint-Émilion, in the comfort of a luxury air-conditioned minivan.

You will start with a visit and a tasting in one of the prestigious domains of the Pomerol or Saint-Émilion appellations, then will follow a guided walk in the village.

We will take you to visit one of the magnificent châteaux which make the wines of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol famous. Grape varieties, destemming, vatting, fermentation, fining … you will learn all about vinification, the different grape varieties used and the blended wines. You will be able to see that the modernism of today’s cellars blends wonderfully with ancestral working techniques, in order to give birth each year to wonderful vintages, always having an assertive temperament.

This visit will be concluded with a tasting of the wines of the visited property. During this tasting you will be given precious advice on aging, for your future purchases of Saint-Émilion or Pomerol wines.

Let us know if you would like to visit a particular castle. We will do our best so that you can visit it.

You will then discover, through the charming cobbled streets, the pretty little medieval village of Saint-Emilion. Your guide will tell you about the many anecdotes and adventures of its long and tumultuous history. You will discover how religious practice and the vine are intertwined and complement each other. You will relive the history of France, which made this village an exceptional site classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

During your walk in the village, you can stop in one of the many stalls of wine merchants, to bring back bottles of your favorite chateaux.

Included

  • Bottled mineral water
  • Parking fees in Saint-Émilion
  • Guided walking tour of Saint-Emilion and discovery of its cultural heritage
  • Luxury air-conditioned van equipped with Wi-Fi
  • Round-trip private transportation with your driver / guide

Not included

  • Tip or gratuity
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or castles
  • Lunch, dinner, food and drinks, unless otherwise indicated

Itinerary

Day 1
Departure to Saint-Emilion

As soon as you leave Bordeaux, you will discover the green countryside, and the multitude of plots of vines with evocative names. First the parcels of Entre-Deux-Mers between Garonne and Dordogne, then the appellations of Libournais, Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol, Fronsac, and finally Saint-Émilion and its satellite appellations, Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Saint- Georges Saint-Émilion, Lussac Saint-Émilion, Puisseguin Saint-Émilion.

You will enjoy discovering these châteaux in the middle of the vineyards. You will be charmed by the beauty of this heritage, which since the French Revolution has continued to improve.

Day 2
Visit of a chateau in Pomerol or Saint-Émilion

We will take you to visit one of the magnificent châteaux for which Saint-Emilion or Pomerol wines are famous. Grape varieties, destemming, vatting, fermentation, fining … you will learn all about winemaking, the different grape varieties used and the blended wines. You will be able to see that the modernism of today’s cellars blends wonderfully with ancestral working techniques, in order to give birth each year to wonderful vintages, always having an assertive temperament.

This visit will be concluded with a tasting of the wines of the visited property. During this tasting, you will be given valuable aging advice for your future purchases of Saint-Émilion wines.

Let us know if you want to visit any particular castles. We will do our best so that you can visit your favorite castles.

(Example of visit. The visit you will make depends on the availability of the chateaux.)

Day 3
Visit of the village of Saint-Émilion

During your half-day tour, you will discover, through the charming cobbled streets, the pretty little medieval village of Saint-Emilion. Your guide will tell you about the many anecdotes and adventures of its long and tumultuous history. You will discover how religious practice and the vine are intertwined and complement each other. You will relive the history of France, which made this village an exceptional site classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

During your walk in the village, you can stop in one of the many stalls of wine merchants, to bring back bottles of your favorite chateaux.

Overview

Trip Facts

  • 2 to 7 persons
  • Luxury Minivan (Mercedes V-Classe or similar)
  • 4 hours
  • 1 Chateau + village
  • 1 to 3 wines
  • 60€ per person

Bacchus Tours is an Aquitaine Limousine entity specialized in wine tours and touristic experiences. We offer tailor-made tours in the vineyards of Médoc, Saint-Émilion, Sauternes, Pessac-Léognan or Cognac, as well as discovery days towards the Arcachon Bay and the Dune du Pilat, or Sarlat-La-Canéda, and the Dordogne.