The Famous Monk Saint Émilion Wine Tour

The Famous Monk Tour

Half Day Shuttle Small Group 8 Wine Tastings

Saint Émilion Wine Tour


Join us on a breathtaking wine tour to Saint Emilion : visit TWO Châteaux and discover 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. 

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!


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 Day Wine Tour

Spend a full day in the picturesque St-Emilion region.


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


10:00 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.

11:00 am : Chateau Visit, Tour and Wine Tasting

Visit to the first château, learn about their wine making process and taste the fruit of their labour. Beautiful wine tasting guaranteed!

12:00 am : Wine Tasting at the Village + Lunch

Enjoy another wine tastings in the UNESCO village of St Emilion followed by a lunch (homemade baguette sandwich or salad).

1:00 pm : Saint-Emilion village Tour, Sightseeing

Wonder around our beautiful UNESCO heritage village, learn about the History and the hidden treasures of Saint-Emilion

2:15 pm : Chateau Visit, Tour and Wine Tasting

Visit to the second château, learn about their wine making process and taste the fruit of their labour. Promised great wine tastings!

3:00 pm: Return to Bordeaux

Drive back to Bordeaux in our nice and warm vans, drop off at our office in Bordeaux.

4:00 pm Back to Bordeaux

More or less 4 pm return to our office in Bordeaux.

*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.

From November until April

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 our new wine boutique.

  • Transport to & from Bordeaux
  • Friendly English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee & guides at 2 Estates
  • Tasting in the heart of Saint-Emilion
  • 12 + Wine Tastings Guaranteed
  • Guided visit of St-Émilion village
  • Bottled Water


*If you’re too unsure to choose a date yet, book your tour now and pick your date later by contacting us.

Full Day

only available over winter season

Half Day

available all year long


Half Day

available all year long


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


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...

our commitment to address the health crisis

In dealing with Covid-19, our priority is to take care of you, our employees and our partners.

Rustic Vines undertakes to comply with the following health regulations:


When it will not be possible to respect the distance of one meter between two people and during visits to the Castles.


We will regularly disinfect our agencies (and ventilate!), our vehicles and common equipment (ebikes etc).


As far as possible, our team will respect a distance of 1 meter and we have adapted our group excursions.

For the well-being of all, please respect them and bring your own mask.

Famous Monk Tour
"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"
- TripAdvisor, Oct 2018
Famous Monk Tour
"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
"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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