Graves & Saint Emilion Full Day tour: Bordeaux Essentials

A tour for the truest of wine enthusiasts, this full day tour gives you a unique taste of the variety of Bordeaux’s plentiful vineyards, learning all about their varying qualities. You’ll first visit a chateau in the Pessac-Leognan wine region for a tour and wine tasting, before moving to the Entre-Deux-Mers appellation. Here you will have a guided visit of a local chateau, followed by a picnic lunch amongst the vines and a degustation of their richly fragrant white wines. The tour continues in the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, amidst its ancient walls and cobbled streets, tasting local sparkling wine as well as age-old reds. Your final stop before heading back to Bordeaux includes a visit to a family-owned Grand Cru vineyard for one last delicious tasting. Your passion for wine and knowledge of Bordeaux’s finest will be truly enhanced by the end of this wine adventure!

  • 3 winery tours each including wine tasting (includes up to 9 tastings in total!)
  • Sightseeing of up to 5 different wine appellations
  • Picnic style lunch at the chateau with only your group including 2 glasses of the estate’s wines
  • Local bilingual (French/English) guide

Transport in a comfortable 8 seater minivan 

A local bilingual guide

3 winery tours each including wine tasting

A picnic lunch at the chateau served with 2 of the estate’s wines

Saint Emilion village guided walk 

A bottle of water and a vineyard map

Duration9 Hours
Bring along

Comfortable footwear

ParticipantsTour operates from 2 to 8 people
Important information

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements at least 48 hours prior the tour. The picnic is mostly composed with local cheeses, cured meats and salad or fresh seasonal vegetables


Further information

9:00 AM: Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Office de Tourisme at 12 cours du XXX Juillet.

9:15 AM: En route to the Pessac-Leognan vineyard! Making the way to the first stop, your guide will teach you about the numerous Bordeaux appellations, whilst discovering the quintessential French landscape you are driving through.

10:00 AM: Visit at a Graves Grand Cru Classé winery with wine tasting of the estate’s white and red wine varieties.

11:40 AM: Tour of a family-owned vineyard in the Entre-Deux-Mers wine region where a freshly prepared lunch will be served with matching wines.

2:00 PM: Departure to the Saint-Emilion via the beautiful scenery of the Entre-Deux-Mers region, considered globally as Bordeaux’s ‘little Tuscany’.

2:30 PM: Enjoy a glass of Crémant, a local sparkling wine, in a stunning ruined abbey from the middle ages.

3:00 PM: Charming guided tour, walking through the ancient streets of Saint-Emilion village.

4:30 PM: Final step to the tour at a family-owned wine estate. You’ll be greeted by your host for a last visit and tasting in a Saint Emilion Grand Cru winery.

6:30 PM: Back to Bordeaux

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