After pickup from central Bordeaux, set out on the scenic journey to Saint-Emilion, traveling by air-conditioned minivan. The first stop of the day is at a Grand Cru winery in the Saint Emilion wine region, where you’ll learn about the winemaking process, the importance of ‘terroir’, and the different ‘cru’ classifications of French wine on a guided winery tour. Once you’ve explored the vineyards, sample a selection of Bordeaux wines during an expert-led tasting.
Next, visit the hilltop town of Saint-Emilion and enjoy a guided tour of the picturesque medieval village, perhaps stopping at some of its historic wine cellars. Before returning to Bordeaux, stop for another wine tasting at a family-run winery, and taste at least three different wines, accompanied by regional cheeses and cured meats.
Your tour ends back in central Bordeaux.