Our Famous Monk Tour of the Saint Émilion appellation

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, history and our famous picnic (season depending) all in the comfort of a small group with a passionate guide!



Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

10:00 am, departures daily – 98€
1:30 pm departures daily – 94€


Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar

10:00 am departure – 98€
Everyday except Sunday

from 94€


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

Tour and tasting of 2 Chateaux (1 prestigious ‘classified’ Chateau and 1 traditional French family Chateau). Each of these will last 1 hour.

Enjoy a picnic (summer) or raclette (winter) including the best produce France has to offer.

Visit Saint Émilion, the famous UNESCO listed medieval village, and indulge in more wine tastings at our favourite wine merchants of St-Émilion.


  • Rustic Vines Office, 26 Rue de la Devise – Bordeaux
  • 10:00am (return 4:30pm) or 1:30pm (return 7:30pm)
  • 26 Rue de la Devise, Bordeaux


  • Transport to and from Bordeaux in modern minivans with A/C
  • English speaking guide
  • Visit 2 contrasting Chateaux
  • Over 8 wine tastings throughout the day
  • Lunch included with 10am departure (Summer salad or sandwich OR Winter raclette, cheese, meats and vegetable, depending on the season)
  • Guided visit of the medieval village of Saint Émilion
  • Wine tastings at a wine merchant
  • Bottled Water


  • 8 maximum


  • 6 ½ hours (+/- 15 mins)

General information

Lunch option for the 10 am departure is to be selected when booking. 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.

For more information and other questions, please visit our FAQ.

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