from 79€/person
Half / Full Day Shuttle Small Group Wine Tastings

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!

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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.

ITINERARIES

Choose the tour that suits you best !

FULL DAY

WINTER Monday - Tuesday Thursday - Saturday

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

WINTER & SUMMER Wed - Fri - Sat (Sunday - summer only)

8:45 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.

9:30 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

FULL DAY

SUMMEREveryday

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 : Picnic Lunch at the Château

Enjoy a French picnic lunch at the Château with fresh and local products such as ham, cheeses, bread, veggies, dips and Bordeaux specialty dessert.

1:30 pm : 2nd Chateau Visit, Tour & Wine Tasting

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

2:45 pm - Visit Medieval Saint-Emilion

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

4:15 pm : Return to Bordeaux

Ride back in our minivans for a Drop-off at our agency in Bordeaux center around 5 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 01/11/19 to 31/03/20 – SUMMER from 01/04/2020 to 31/10/2020 

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
79€/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
110€/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

OUR CANCELLATION POLICY

For further safety, you can take insurance when booking for €5 per person where we will provide refund under the below conditions. Failure to notify us by email or phone will result in zero refund.If you cancel more than 7 days out from the tour: 100% refundIf you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled tour: 0% refund if you haven't purchased the cancellation insurance. 50% refund if you purchased the cancellation insurance and notified us less than 24 hours before the departure time. 100% refund if you purchased the cancellation insurance and notified us more than 24 hours before the departure time.RUSTIC VINES reserves the right to cancel if the minimum number of guests (2) is not reached.*updated 06/10/19 - if you bought the cancellation insurance before the update, the previous policy applies.

LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION?

Fortunately for us, our years of experience have taught us the in's and the out's of what makes a great wine tour, so if you're the curious type and looking for more info...

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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Combine Tours for Discounts

We offer a great range of tours to Saint Emilion, Medoc, Bordeaux either by bike, minivan or on your own two feet ! Combine different tours to organise your stay in the Bordeaux region and ensure you are getting great value for money. Discounts and tips on how to maximize your experience !

Starting at 74€ pp

Electric Bike Half Day Tour of Saint Émilion Wines & Chateau

Bike through St Emilion vineyards while you visit one Chateaux and enjoy a nice local picnic, including many tastings

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Starting at 79€ pp

The Napoleon Tour to Médoc Wine Region

The best way to discover the Route des Châteaux and see some of the most prestigious Châteaux in the world.

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Starting at 120€ pp

Electric Bike Full Day Tour of Saint Émilion Wines & Chateaux

Bike through 4 different appellations in comfort while you visit different Chateaux and the medieval village, including many tastings and picnic lunch.

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Rustic Vines Bordeaux Office

26 Rue de la Devise, 33000 Bordeaux(+33) 9 86 41 88 83Monday to Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM

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