Shore excursion to St Emilion from Bordeaux port of call


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



French (fluent), English (fluent)

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

Lunch break

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)

What’s Included

Other: 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€

What’s Extra

Other: 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

A Recent Review of this tour

Marie went out of her way to share St. Emillion and its underground monuments. We experienced a wine tasting at a family run vineyard and shared a picnic lunch (all prearranged) at a little restaurant. She also drove us around Bordeaux so we could get our bearings and even helped us buy tram tickets to use the next day. Marie is an extremely knowledgeable guide and could get the keys to the underground monolithic church so we could experience it without crowds! It was an an amazing day.
Madeline Nelson

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