An unique private excursion for cruise ship passengers
St Emilion is a unique trip destination. Of course, you think immediatly about wine which is world wide famous but Saint Emilion is also an exceptionnal medieval village built at the top of a rocky limestone promontory.
St Emilion area was the first one to be listed as a cultural landscape by the UNESCO including the village and the surrounding vineyards in 1999!
Welcome to the merlot world ! This area is the best suited to grow the merlot grapes. Most of the Saint Emilion wines will be merlot-dominated.
The whole underground of Saint Emilion has been dug to extract the limestone then sold to built the surroundings and today those galleries are used by some lucky owners to age their wines !
I will also take you to the village, through the narrow, cobbled and steep streets. . . You will discover an exceptional undergroung place : the largest monolithic church in Europe that we access through a gallery of catacombs !
Let yourself be guided through this wonderful village and discover a part of its secrets!
Leave Bordeaux city or Bassens port of call
Drive 45 minutes to reach St Emilion
Guided tour of the village
Visit and tasting in 2 familial wineries (minimum)
Drive back to your waiting ship in Bordeaux/Bassens port of call
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Liners port of call : Bordeaux city center or Bassens
End location: Liners port of call : Bordeaux city center or Bassens
Duration: 8 hours
The standard tour is about 8 hours but we can customize the tour depending of you scheduled call in Bordeaux
9 seater minivan (leather seats, air-conditionned vehicle)
Your private tour guide/driver
Transportation in a 9 seater minivan
Estimated Local Cash Needed
75 EUR - Average price of lunch per person 25/30€ + wine tasting fees + monolithic church 9€
Lunch : I can help you with choosing a restaurant
we can also choose a pic-nic offer in a family run winery (about 20/25€ per person)
Entrance fees for the monolithic church : 9€/pers.
Wine tastings on the estates depending on your expectations (8€/12€ on average per tasting and per person) - I will always let you know the price of each wine tasting in advance
9 seater minivan (7/8 passengers maximum) -
Of course, I will be glad to help you with organisation if your group is above 7 members
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Our tour guide, Marie was exceptional. Her tour of St Emilion and the wineries was the highlight of our trip in that part of France. She met us at the cruise ship in a clean van and took us to a beautiful winery with a tour and a fabulous lunch at a chateau on the grounds. She created a customized tour . Her knowledge of the area is quite impressive. Marie has a great personality and we had a wonderful day with her.