The Famous Monk Tour

from €63.20/person
Half / Full Day Shuttle Small Group Wine Tastings

BOOK now*, GET 20% OFF & TRAVEL TOMORROW

*This offer is valid until Rustic Vines will start operating tours again.

Full Day

only available over winter season

Half Day

available all year long

€110

€88

€79

€63.20

To buy your voucher, click below to select between full or half day !

Saint Émilion Wine Tour

Join us on a breathtaking wine tour to Saint Emilion : visit two contrasting Châteaux and discover the UNESCO-listed medieval village of Saint Emilion. The Half Day Tour will be a similar experience but just one Château visit.

Naturally, the Famous Monk Tour includes many different wine tastings and a few facts to give you a better understanding of the region. 

Indulge in amazing picturesque scenery, excellent wine, rich history and a French lunch* (with baguette!), all in the comfort of a small group with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Because after all, there’s no better way than to learn about wine than by experience!

*full day tour only

You want to combine it with a Médoc wine tour?

Picturesque Vineyards

See first-hand the rolling hills and vineyards of the most famous wine country in the world

Discover Different Wines

Let your taste buds explore the different wines from several appellations surrounding St-Émilion

Shuttle Pickup & Dropoff

Shuttle in between Bordeaux and St-Émilion in our modern minivans with heating and AC

Full & Half Day Wine Tour*

There is something for everyone ! Choose to spend either a half or full day in the picturesque St-Emilion region. (*depends of the season)

ITINERARIES

Choose the tour that suits you best & click on each schedule to see more details

FULL DAY

Winter only

10 am : Departure from Bordeaux

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

11 am : 1st Chateau Visit, Tour & Wine Tasting

Tour a Chateau, learn about their production methods and taste the fruits of their labour. +/-1hr

12:15 pm : Lunch - Visit Medieval Saint Emilion

Enjoy a sandwich or salad in the heart of the village. Tour the famous UNESCO listed medieval village, and indulge in more wine tastings at our favorite wine merchants ‘cave’ cellar.

2:30 pm : 2nd Chateau Visit, Tour & Wine Tasting

Tour a contrasting Chateau or wine estate, learn about another production method and taste the difference. +/-1hr

4:30 pm : Return to Bordeaux

Ride back in our minivans for a Drop-off at our agency in Bordeaux center around 5:30 pm

HALF DAY

All year long

9:00 am : Departure from Bordeaux

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

9:45 am : Visit Medieval Saint Emilion

Tour the famous UNESCO listed medieval village, and indulge in more wine tastings at our favorite wine merchants ‘cave’ cellar.

11:15 am : Chateau Visit, Tour & Wine Tasting

Tour a Chateau, learn about their production methods and taste the fruits of their labour. +/-1hr

12:15 pm : Return to Bordeaux

Ride back in our minivans for a Drop-off at our agency in Bordeaux center around 1 pm

*Please note that the itinerary may slightly change from one day to another, but the departure time, return time (+/- 15 minutes) and what’s included in the tour will always be the same.

WINTER from November to March – SUMMER from April to October

Famous Monk Tour Pricing

Tour the Saint Émilion wine region, and the famous UNESCO listed medieval village, indulge in chateaux tours and wine tastings at our favourite estates and in wine merchants cellars.

HALF DAY
€63.20/person
  • Transport to & from Bordeaux
  • Friendly English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee & guides at 1 Estate
  • 5+ Wine Tastings
  • Guided visit of St-Émilion village
  • Bottled Water
FULL DAY
€88/person
  • Transport to & from Bordeaux
  • Friendly English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees & guides at 2 Estates
  • 8+ Wine Tastings
  • WINTER: Gourmet sandwiches or salads lunch with dessert
  • SUMMER: Picnic lunch at the Château
  • Guided visit of St-Émilion village
  • Bottled Water

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Famous Monk Tour
5/5
"A wonderful day spent in St-Émilion learning about the wines and of course tasting some. Our guide Tomas had an excellent knowledge of the area and the wine making process. He provided us with a lovely picnic lunch and a fabulous afternoon surprise at the organic winery. We were able to walk around the medieval village and take in it’s enchanting surrounds while listening to the history and the stories of this place. It was expertly organised and along with the weather, a perfect day. Thank you Tomas"
NormaL_10
- TripAdvisor, Oct 2018
Famous Monk Tour
4.5/5
"This week my friend and I did the Famous Monk Tour of St. Émilion Wine Tour by Rustic Vines. We visited 2 chateaus, a wine merchant, had an in depth talk about the wine making process, and tasted approx 10 red wines, lunch was also included for €99 pp! It was a really fun day although the talk about the wine making process was a bit too long in my opinion. Rustic Vines also do a wine tour by electric bike which we really wanted to do but it was sold out due to it's popularity, so i'd definitely recommend booking a tour early!"
Vicky D
- TripAdvisor, Oct 2018
Famous Monk Tour
5/5
"We had a wonderful tour with Tim, our lovely Kiwi guide, who was very knowledgeable and clearly, loved his Bordeaux blends! The tour was very well organised and Tim was so considerate to get us some gluten-free bread for the picnic, which was such a pleasant surprise! Bordeaux is definitely on the list for a future getaway visit. Merci & au revoir!"
Marina C
- TripAdvisor, Sept 2018

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