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Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour
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Indulge in two top-selling Bordeaux wine tours at a discount with this Bordeaux Super Saver. Enjoy a morning wine workshop in Bordeaux during which you'll sample some of France's most beloved wines from famous wine regions like Côtes du Rhône, Burgundy and the Loire Valley as you nibble on cheese, cured meat and bread. Spend the afternoon visiting two châteaux in nearby St-Emilion for vineyard tours and wine tastings. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
  • Bordeaux and St-Emilion full-day wine tour
  • Taste at least 10 types of French wine paired with bread, cheeses and cured meats
  • Enjoy lunch at an apartment in Bordeaux’s city center
  • Visit two châteaux in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of St Emilion for more wine tours and tastings
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

If you really want to learn as much as possible in one day about local wine, this is the tour for you! You won't be an expert after this but you will be able to impress your friends with your new-found knowledge.
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Local guide
3 wine-tasting sessions
Guided winery tours (2 wines tasted at a winery - 2 wineries included)
Lunch
Tasting of 10 wines throughout the day
Transport by minivan
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
3 Rue d'Enghien , 3 Rue d'Enghien, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Bordovino A la Francaise Appartment Please be there 5min before tour departure (10.25am)

10:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Combine two best-selling Bordeaux wine tours with this Super Saver. Spend the morning in central Bordeaux learning about wines from a variety of French regions. In the afternoon, take a road trip to nearby UNESCO-listed St-Emilion for vineyard tours and wine tastings at two classic French  châteaux.
Itinerary
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Saint-Emilion
Spend the first part of your day experiencing all types of French wine in the heart of Bordeaux, followed by a trip to nearby St-Emilion for wine tours and tastings at two beautiful château wine estates. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- Bordeaux Wine Tasting and WorkshopStart your day with a 2-hour, small-group wine-tasting session in Bordeaux’s city center. During this informative workshop, taste four different wines as an expert wine educator gives you an overview of French wine. You'll discover the unique characteristics of France’s main wine regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône and the Loire Valley. Gain insight into the terms ‘terroir’ and ‘appellation’ and learn how to read a French wine label. Taste two more wines as you enjoy a typical French appetizer platter of cheese, saucisson (sausage) and fresh bread. You’ll then practice blending wines using two leading varieties of Bordeaux, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Discover how to analyze various aspects of wine including its color, smell and taste, and mix different varieties to create your own blend according to your personal tastes. Follow your wine session with lunch at a traditional apartment in the city center. St-Emilion Tour and Wine TastingsAfter lunch, leave the city of Bordeaux behind and drive to the vineyards of St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval village, home to 800 châteaux and renowned for its spectacular wines. Your guide will teach you about the Bordeaux and St-Emilion wine regions along the way. Visit the traditional vat room and cellar of an authentic, private château. Wander through the vineyards while your guide explains the main varieties of wine in the region. After your tour of the family-run estate, enjoy another wine-tasting session to learn more about French wine, discover proper wine-tasting techniques, and practice your skills while sampling some of the château’s wines. In the late afternoon, you’ll head to a classified-growth château overlooking the St-Emilion vineyards. Enjoy a welcome glass of wine accompanied by a platter of local bread, cheese and saucisson (dried sausage), and learn about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. The specific châteaux you visit vary, but may include Soutard, Ferrand or Pressac. You’ll then take an evening tour of the village of St-Emilion, a typical charming French village dating back to medieval times and surrounded by the vineyards that took its name. Afterward, it’s back to Bordeaux to conclude your full-day tour.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The minimum age to drink alcohol is 18
  • The tour may be cancelled if there is only 1 participant. We legally require a minimimum of two people to operate the tour. If so, we will contact the client and he will get a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BORDOVINO
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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star-5
Great wine experience
troy_l
, Jun 2022
FULL day. Started with wine tasting class with wine blending class. Great food pairings provided as well. After a couple hours of this a break then mini van drive to 2 chateaus for a couple tastings and tour of an old church. Very busy and fun day!
star-5
Trip of a lifetime
Anita_M
, Jun 2022
Such a wonderful experience with our guide Hugo who was so knowledgable about all things wine 🍷 St Emilion was spectacular
star-3
Pass on this one.
Wade_R
, Jun 2022
The wine tasting started good, tried a bunch of varieties and had a knowledgeable guide on wines and tastings. They provided prepared sandwiches and brownies for 12 people, but individual water bottles for only 10. the response when asked was, that was all they had. The afternoon was an hour drive, one way, to taste a combined total of 5 wines at three chateaux's.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
- Dear Wade_r, Thank you for your feedback, all comments are important to us. We are trying to reduce plastic consumption and be more careful with the planet. Bordeaux A la française Team
star-5
Good overview of wines followed by visits to wineries
David_K
, May 2022
Tour began in a private tasting room and our tour guide Remi was very knowledgeable about the different regions in France and the different varietals coming from each of the regions. We did tastings, a simple blending and even a blind taste test before enjoying a sandwich outside followed by visits to wineries. There was also a small walk through the town and a historical review of the town. Very full day with just the right amount of info and time for each activity, highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your excellent comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the A la Française experience with our guide Rémi Do not hesitate to contact us the next time you come to France, to visit Bordeaux again or another "A la Française" region: Provence, Loire Valley, Champagne. Sincerely, Bordeaux Team
star-5
Highly Recommend, Great Guide
Katherine_M
, Apr 2022
Loved starting at the wine room and learning about Bordeaux/French wines before going to the wineries. Theo was knowledgeable and forthcoming, which I really appreciated! Lunch was sandwiches from a nearby cafe but yummy.
star-5
Lovely day out
David_R
, Apr 2022
Great guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Spent the morning tasting wine at an apartment, followed by lunch at Jardin Public and then met up with the half day group for a trip to St Emillion and a couple of chateaux. Lovely day and would recommend.
star-5
Our tour guide was great...
Joshua_V
, Mar 2022
Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable about wines and the history of the region. Great way to spend a day!
star-5
Amazing day out
Susan_V
, Sep 2021
Quentin was an amazing tour guide, the day was great fun, we learned loads! A lot of laughs and a lot of great wine 🍷
star-5
Wine Class ,History, Vineyard, St-Emilion
Chen N
, Nov 2019
Wine Class ,History, Vineyard, St-Emilion We had amazing time, the Wine class (tasting), was a real eye opener for the hole wine culture. Remi the guide has a broad view that include vast knowledge in history of the region and the wine culture. The vineyard tour was really interesting, and we were able to see the different between 2 chatos. We finish the tour in the village of St-Emilion, a must-see place.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun! Informative! and overall a great tour! Highly Recommend!!
K_Will91011
, Aug 2019
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Not only did we learn a ton about French wine, we enjoyed the overall experience as well. Quinton was our tour guide and he did an awesome job! We learned that our pallets probably prefer the wines made in the Rhone region as opposed to the Bordeaux region, but we still really enjoyed visiting the chateaus and tasting the wines. It just means we'll have to come back to tour some of the other regions! I highly recommend this tour. It's a great way to spend a day in Bordeaux.
star-5
Great combo of two excursions!
Johnathan_M
, Jul 2019
We really enjoyed both the short class/lunch to start as well as the trip to two wineries in the afternoon/evening. I particularly liked our guide, Hugo, who integrated components of the morning's lesson into the winery visits (like the aroma kit he brought). We also got a short tour of St. Emilion the town, which was beautiful, but I would have liked even just 30 minutes of time to explore on our own (and buy souvenirs!). Still, the wineries we visited were marvelous and would recommend this tour experience for other travelers.
star-5
Educational, Fun, Fascinating, Worthwhile
Hilary F
, May 2019
We fully enjoyed our day. We learned a lot about the history of wine making in France and Bordeaux's unique place in the pantheon of wine cultures. Our guide/teacher was charming, knowledgeable, easy going and fun. All around a totally worhwhile day. Great food. Great chateaux and Saint Emilion village tour. The day was a highlight of our wonderful trip.
star-5
An amazing experience
Tourist04659583418
, Mar 2019
We had a lovely day with winetasting and visits to St.Emilion and two different winemakers. Our guide Quentin made our day!
star-1
You'll spend more time in the tour van...
Patrice C
, Oct 2018
You'll spend more time in the tour van than actually wine tasting. Lunch was a slice of quiche with a small salad of greens and a glass of mediocre wine. The young woman who led our tasting was not a wine expert by any means, though she was personable. The tours at the chateaus were interesting but not very in-depth about the wines they produced. The wine tastings at the chateau were extremely limited to 2-3 tastes, and they were tiny. There was no chance to buy a glass of wine if you found one to your liking. My suggestion would be to book a car and driver and go to the chateaus you most want to visit on your own.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Both the tasting sessions and the tour...
Graham K
, Sep 2018
Both the tasting sessions and the tour were fantastic!
star-5
Adult Fun
Gregory_E
, Aug 2018
The Bordovino Group that operates this tour was outstanding. Our guide walked us through how to view, taste and smell wines as we tried pure Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends. We had an excellent lunch prior to heading to two outstanding vineyards and a brief tour of St. Emilion. We were very comfortable with our vehicle on a very hot day.
star-5
Informative and fun (and delicious)!
Tess_K
, Jul 2018
We had Tiph (Tiphaine) as our guide. She was FABulous! She’s very knowledgeable about Bordeaux wines and very down-to-earth. She taught us about both Bordeaux wine and French wines. She was born and raised in Bordeaux, so she knew the area and places to go (as well as the wine). She made the wine tasting “class” fun and enjoyable. The wines were delicious, and we learned a lot. We happened to be in an all USA group, so the class and tour were both in English. We went to two vineyards (one more fancy/commercial and one small/intimate) - great wine, informative/enjoyable tour guides and wine tastings by those vineyards. We walked around the village of Saint-Émilion, which has beautiful( old) architecture and history. Overall, a great addition to our European honeymoon experience!
star-5
An awesome introduction to French...
JoyD_W
, Apr 2018
An awesome introduction to French wines, a must do. We spent the morning learning about wine, how to small, taste and enjoy. We had a wonderful home baked lunch and then went to two chateaus for more tasting with a trip to the medieval village of St Emilion. Pierre certainly knew his wine and made the morning very enjoyable indeed. Our guide for the afternoon was Adele and she was also very friendly and knowledgeable.
star-5
Great learning experience for the...
Gerald S
, Apr 2018
Great learning experience for the Bordeaux wine region. J was an excellent guide and extremely knowledgeable and friendly - including other areas of France!
star-5
A great tour. Remi was a great guide...
Lisa C
, Feb 2018
A great tour. Remi was a great guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable and taught me a lot about wine tasting and wines for different regions of France. He also made it fun too so that it did not matter if you did not have a good knowledge of wines and the different regions. St Emilion was very beautiful and it was great to break up the visit to the two wineries with the visit to St Emilion.

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