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From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

1. From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

Depart from Bordeaux at 9:30 AM and drive to the beautiful town of Saint-Émilion, known for its vineyards and beautiful hills scattered with 1,000 castles. Learn what makes Bordeaux wines so special as you drive through vineyards and wine estates where bold contemporary cellars compete with 18th-century classical buildings. Take a walking tour of the village and enjoy a tasting of authentic handmade Saint-Emilion macarons. Visit 2 wineries on the same site, taste their wines, and take a short break with a fresh picnic lunch at the Château. Enjoy another guided tour at a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru property and have a lively tasting of the wines. Return to Bordeaux around 3:30 PM.

From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

2. From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion which are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damper, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used. Depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting at a famous classified growth Chateaux of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation. Afterward, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discovering the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, visit the underground monuments of Saint Emilion. In the afternoon, experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of the selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion.

From Bordeaux: Afternoon Wine Tasting in the Medoc Region

3. From Bordeaux: Afternoon Wine Tasting in the Medoc Region

Enjoy a drive from Bordeaux to the Medoc region along the Chateaux Route. On this 5.5-hour afternoon tour you’ll learn about the history of Bordeaux wines. Spend some time touring the vineyards and winery at a family run estate. Hear the story of the passionate family that has kept the vineyard alive for generations. Discover the intense colors, woody aromas and distinct tastes of Bordeaux wines during a tasting class. Visit a stunning Great Classified Growth wine estate, in one Bordeaux's most prestigious chateaux areas. Learn about their wine-making process and taste the estate's wines, accompanied by French delicacies, including cheese, fresh bread and dried sausage.

Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

4. Bordeaux Cheese and Wine Tasting

Tantalize your taste buds in an historic cheese cellar and taste different cheeses and the wines that make the Bordeaux region so famous throughout the world. Soak up the fun and informative atmosphere as you savor 9 AOC cheeses from all over France, complemented by 3 regional wines from Bordeaux. Discover how to pair wine and cheese and experience a wide range of flavors and aromas on this exciting tour.

From Bordeaux: Full-Day Private Basque Country Tour

5. From Bordeaux: Full-Day Private Basque Country Tour

With your guide, Olala Bordeaux, you will spend the day learning about the Basque country, its culture, and its cuisine. Famous for its rugby, its pelote (a type of sport), its waves, and its cuisine, it's a land of tradition and contrast tucked away between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees Mountains. Olala will bring you to the heart of the splendid countryside along a route highlighting traditional Basque towns such as farms from the 15th century and the Sare Caves, the exquisite Ainhoa religious heritage, and Espelette. See the scarlet-red peppers displayed outside of houses, the Mendiguren Citadel, and other jewels from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.  In the Biarritz market, you will find all sorts of Basque specialties such as cheeses, hams, spices, the famous Basque-style cake, and even striped espadrilles, all made with local Basque material. Itinerary: - 08:00: Pickup from your hotel - 08:30: Southern Cape, the Landes Forest and the foothills of the Pyrénées - 10:00: Discover Biarritz and its market - 11:00: The Basque Village Circuit of Sare and Ainhoa - 13:00: Basque Lunch - 14:30: Basque Village Circuit: Espelette - 15:30: Visit Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and taste local products - 18:00: Northern Cape and the Landes Forest - 20:00: Drop-off at your hotel

Saint-Emilion: Wine & Food Tasting at the Chateau’s Terrace

6. Saint-Emilion: Wine & Food Tasting at the Chateau’s Terrace

Enjoy a day at the Chateau's Wine Bar, from 5:00 PM  to 6:00 PM. Taste a range of selected wines and local delicatessens overlooking the vineyard’s terraces. Have a tasting of 3 wines representing Bordeaux's Wine Region (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Margaux, Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur).  Spend an afternoon relaxing with good company. Look out from the terrace, with background music. Taste some of the best known wines in the world, paired with wonderful tapas. 

Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

7. Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

Welcome to Sarlat, one of the most fascinating small towns of France. Take a tour on market day and follow your guide through the winding streets and stroll through the colorful stalls as he introduces you to local delicacies. In addition, discover all the main sites the town has to offer including the Lantern of the Dead, Saint Sacerdos Cathedral, Saint Mary church and covered market, the house of La Boétie and so much more. The Dordogne is world-renowned for its traditional gastronomy. High quality products used to prepare local cuisine include foie gras, duck and goose dishes, the famous black truffles of the Périgord, chestnuts, walnuts (which have been awarded their own AOC Label) and Périgord strawberries. Learn about the Bergerac and Monbazillac wines (13 of which are AOC) which are produced from top grape varities that are neighbors to the Grands Crus Classés of Bordeaux. Your tour will include stops where you will tast delicious specialities of the region including duck, cheese, walnuts and wine. It's the perfect way to explore the tastes of the area and learn more about Sarlat and the Dordogne.

Bordeaux: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour

8. Bordeaux: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour

Enjoy Bordeaux's highlights as they are lit at night and soak up the nighttime atmosphere in this marvelous city. Savor a sweet local Cannelé pastry along the way. Exploring amazing landmarks, understand more about the history behind them, and find old touristic squares all lit and shining. Take in the nightlife in a city that doesn't sleep.

Bay of Arcachon: Guided Food Tour

9. Bay of Arcachon: Guided Food Tour

Over 2 hours, your local guide takes you on a walk to discover the secret places of the villages. Visit an oyster farm, ask everything you want to know about oysters and taste.  Listen to your guide tell you many anecdotes, in French or English, as they introduce you to the local producers. Each tasting will be accompanied by a drink, a glass of wine, coffee, or tea. You can choose to have the food tour in Cap Ferret village of Le Canon village.  Enjoy one sweet tasting with a famous specialty of the Cap Ferret peninsula, and an oyster tasting. Your guide will be happy to share their knowledge about the region and its people and will give you tips regarding the best places to visit on the peninsula of Cap Ferret.

Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Workshop and Vineyard Tour

10. Bordeaux: Wine Tasting Workshop and Vineyard Tour

Get a comprehensive introduction to Bordeaux wines with a convivial tasting workshop in the center of Bordeaux. Meet at Olala Bordeaux wine shop for a unique wine tasting workshop where you can learn how to taste wine like a professional, understand the art of blending, the terroir of the region, and how to read a label. Taste 6 local wines paired with a delectable selection of cheeses and cold cuts. Enjoy some free time before departing to the Margaux vineyards in the Medoc region by minivan at 2:00 PM. Drive along the beautiful "Road of the Châteaux" and stop at 2 grand chateaus. Visit 2 different wineries and learn the secrets of Bordeaux wine making and taste wine at 2 different chateaus before heading back at 6:00 PM.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 203 reviews

Fantastic day. Florentine was so knowledgeable and full of information about wine and Bordeaux. The chateaus were different, each interesting in their own way. The wine was delicious, as was the picnic lunch. Thank you!

This tour was a great way to get aquatinted with the city of Bordeaux. A good combination of city & region history, along with major sights around the city & great tips on where to go to catch a bite.

Guide was very nice, was telling us many interesting things about Bordeaux and St Emilion. Group was small, very comfortable to listen and to walk around. Thank you for a magical experience.

The visit was very good. The Guide explained everything very come. The wineries visited are very good. A good learning.

Lovely tour with a lovely guide — Saïd was very nice, knowledge and helpful. Definitely recommend!