Famous Monk Summer Wine Tour of the Saint Émilion Region

Join us on the famous road from Bordeaux through ‘les vignobles du bordelais’ as we showcase the best of the Merlot-strong right bank in an all encompassing tour to 2 Contrasting Chateaux, including stops at many historical and a visit of the UNESCO-listed medieval village of Saint Emilion.

Naturally, the Famous Monk Tour includes many different wine tastings and a few facts to give you a better understanding of the region. Because after all, there’s no better way than to learn than by experience!


Indulge in amazing picturesque scenery, excellent wine, rich history and a picturesque French picnic lunch, all in the comfort of a small group with a knowledgeable and friendly guide!


Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

10:00 am Departures from Bordeaux



Chateau Wine Tour & Picnic Lunch Itinerary

Depart from our office in Bordeaux center and travel to the Saint Émilion region, in our comfortable minivans on a quick 45-minute journey.

Tour and wine tasting at 2 Chateaux ; 1 prestigious ‘classified’ Chateau, and 1 traditional French family Chateau. Each Chateau tour last 1 hour.

Visit Saint Émilion, the famous UNESCO listed medieval village, and indulge in more wine tastings at our favourite wine merchants ‘cave’.


  • Rustic Vines Office, 26 Rue de la Devise – Bordeaux
  • 10:00am


  • Transport to & from Bordeaux in modern minivans with air conditioning
  • Friendly English speaking guide
  • Visit & Tour 2 contrasting Chateaux in the region
  • Over 8 wine tastings throughout the day
  • Guided visit of the medieval village of Saint Émilion
  • Homemade gourmet sandwiches with French baguette or salad for lunch
  • Snack with local cheese & wine at a Château
  • Tour of the UNESCO-listed village
  • Wine tastings at a wine merchant’s ‘cave’
  • Bottled Water for guests


  • 8 maximum


  • 7 hours (+/- 15 mins)

General information

We cater to all dietary requirements (please notify us of your needs during the booking process).

Cancellation policy : 100% refund if cancelled more than 7 days out from the tour. No refund if cancelled within 7 days of the scheduled tour. You can take insurance when booking the tour which will ensure 100% refund up until the start time of you tour.

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