Day Tour

St Emilion (8 Hours)

Découvertes Inc & Sarl - France

Saint-Émilion, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 26 May 2100

St Emilion (8 hours)

Saint-Émilion, France

Tour Features


  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



9:00 am:  Be met in your hotel or at your boat in Bordeaux.

Drive towards the spectacular village of St Emilion. For many, the name St Emilion conjures up the taste of rich red wines, but the town of St Emilion is worth a visit in itself. Most of the famous sites (including Europe's largest underground church) can be seen only as part of the excellent official tour. St Emilion is the oldest wine area in the Bordeaux region. The UNESCO organization recognized the great territory and put the site on the World Heritage List. St Emilion wines are considered the most robust of all the Bordeaux. Enjoy lunch at leisure in a restaurant suggested by your guide.  

In the afternoon, you will visit 2 of the most famous wineries: Chateau Franc Mayne* and Chateau Troplong Mondot*. The Château Franc Mayne, Grand Cru Saint Emilion, whose cellars are located in former stone quarries, is located on the Right Bank of France's Bordeaux wine region. As with most Saint-Emilion wines, Franc Mayne is produced mostly from Merlot grapes. The Château Troplong Mondot is grown on extensive vineyards rich in limestone clay soils. Powerful, well-structured with pronounced complex tannins, its deep aromas of truffles and blackberries develop over time. Mondot is the estate's second label and was created in 1985. Made mostly from Cabernet, this elegant wine displaying silky  tannins has grown into a grand cru in its own right.

5.00 pm: Return to your boat or hotel in Bordeaux.

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By: Marie

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

Travel Advisor:  Maria De La Torre

highly recommended

By: RingoStarr

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2014

Love the Virtuoso travel with upgrades and amenities.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Howell

Highly Recommended

By: Susie75

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Myrna Shaw

Very thorough

By: Dawn54

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2014

We went through various options for our trip and Didier at Decouvertes was very prompt in updating the plans and quotes to accomodate us. the only issues that came up during the trip were the rental car agency who wanted to charge us twice and the hotels requesting to see a voucher of our payment. Both were resolved through discussions with their staff on duty, but I wonder if there could have been more information made available to us to show that we had pre-paid for these items.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Calvert

Perfect Normandy tour

By: Paul & Kay

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2015

We never had a moment of worry. Our guide John-Noel was so wonderful and professional. We had our high school Junior with us and we were able to see where history was made. It was so exciting to see him so interested and engaged. Thank you for making our trip an amazing experience!!! Excellent hotel recommendations and choices too! It was perfect for us.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Howell


By: Sue

Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2016

Very professional and on time.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Field

Friendly customized service

By: LoriL

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016

The guides on our tours in Southern France were extremely knowledgeable and willing to please. They were flexible to our requests throughout the day to make sure we saw and did what we wanted, which we really appreciated. They were all very well studied in the history of the area and very passionate in sharing that with us. It was a pleasure to discover this beautiful part of the world with Decouvertes.
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson

Exemplary Travel Service

By: DEfr2016

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2016

Descouvertes was an absolutely perfect travel service. Their arrangements of lodging and transportation were done to ensure the maximum of comfort and travel experience in our trip. Every travel guide who met us catered to our desires and demonstrated a full knowledge of the organization they were dealing with on our behalf, especially in airports and train stations. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we toured and did everything to show us the things we were interested in. The Descouvertes service was essential to the overall success and enjoyment of our trip!
Travel Advisor:  Michele Benigno

Enhance Your Experience!

By: GMissyZ

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

We were delighted with our guides. Their knowledge of history, local economy, geography, art and culture was truly impressive. And they both had great personalities, too! Instructions were clear on how to meet to get started. The pace was relalxed but we got a lot done! Restaurants chosen for meals while we were out and abut were charming and our meals were delicious. We also did a large group dinner in Paris, arranged by Decouvertes which went off without a hitch. Here is an agency you can count on for caring service and attention to detail.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Lou Yeager

Fantastic Rhone River Cruise + Paris and Loire Valley Tours

By: Mickie

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

Boy, these were great tours! It was destiny that Elvira and Morgane were our guides. They both meshed perfectly with all of our personalities. These knowledgeable and personable guides brought the French countryside and Paris alive for us! We would love to return to France to tour with these guides.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Lou Yeager


By: C&J

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2017

We had an excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide take us to Fontainebleau and a tour of Paris. We really appreciated the Meet and Greet at the airport. They arranged a dinner for us at Guy Savoy Restaurant. We would recommend Descouvertes to any and all.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

South of France

By: South of France

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

Wonderful service. Knowledgeable, prompt and pleasant!
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Everhart

Paris ground arrangements

By: Mike and Susan

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

This group provided us a well-qualified and responsive guide for several days of viewing the sites of Paris. They were well-organized and responsive. The guide (Elvira Mendes-Gregoire) was especially good. She understood that we did not want to spend a great deal of time in museums but rather wanted to see neighborhoods and have a sense of the City over a limited amount of time. Based on her guidance we were able to ride the Metro and get around ourselves on the several days we did not have a guide. It was a very enjoyable introduction to Paris for both of us.
Travel Advisor:  Denise Sullivan


By: klo

Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

We loved the tours they scheduled for us and our guide, Denise. We were treated like VIP's every step of the way and experienced things that most tourists do not see. Denise knows all the guides at the local attractions and gets us right into places that others cannot go. She is very knowledgeable and interesting. We would recommend and use this Tour Operator again any time. Our driver was great too.
Travel Advisor:  Lynda Turley

France Normady

By: Sidney

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Very good all well done
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Howell

South of France

By: Rhonda

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

We were able to experience the best of the best in the South of France with the assistance of Decouvertes Inc. Highly recommend working with them if you are looking for the trip of a lifetime!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Hartman


By: Lovetotravel

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

Very knowledgeable tour guides. Always on time. Excellent transports.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Howell


By: JoeD

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

All arrangements made for local events etc were all very good. No issues at all.
Travel Advisor:  Marci Oakley


By: Michele

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

I enjoyed each of our tours. The guides were very knowledgeable and lovely people.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

Thank you!

By: Patti c

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

Private tours of Versailles and the Louvre were made special by our guide. We would not have enjoyed the experience without him. Meet & Greet at airport upon arrival made our entry into Paris smooth. Wine tasting experience was interesting. Guide and skip the line at Eiffel Tower was helpful. Our week in March was without sun so our plans were essential to our enjoyment of the magnificent city of Paris.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit


By: Peggy

Reviewed on: 29 May 2018

Every tour was so well planned and organized. With the small groups we had the opportunity to step into doors that would not ordinarily be open to tourists. The guides were so well informed about the local events, customs, foods, history and fun little facts that made each excursion special.
Travel Advisor:  Lee Lennon


By: Brame & Hendrix

Reviewed on: 29 May 2018

Our tour operator in France worked seamlessly with us while we were in country. Every detail was well planned and thought out, even when our train was delayed and they had our new train tickets emailed to us ASAP. Special thanks to our Guide in Normandy Diane...she has to be the most well-rounded guide in the area for the D-Day beaches and Mont St. Michel. An absolute pleasure to spend two days with her. Likewise in Paris with our Guide Rebekah...her knowledge of the Louvre is unsurpassed. We would recommend this group for anyone who wants to experience the best of France.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald

Great Service

By: WillA

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2018

Excellent. They were very reliable and did everything I had hoped for. They were flexible with changes that we made. The French Open day was great.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Klippel

Tour operator

By: Girls trip to France

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2018

While I don't feel this tour operator service was poor, we had several problems that should have not occurred. The car rental was not as represented when we go to the airport agency and when we got the car we expected they charged us an additional charge. That charge was reversed by Carissa Gulyas upon our return. The hotel in Cannes was less than satisfactory - represented as a 5 star hotel it was not of that quality. More importantly the driver who was scheduled to drive us to the Nice airport from our hotel was 45 minutes late as he went to the wrong hotel in the wrong town! The drive to the airport was uncomfortable given that the driver appeared to be somewhat impaired (too much of a late night?). He took us to the wrong airport terminal after being told several times which terminal we were going to. He was very unprofessional and his dispatcher didn't know what was going on either. We are waiting for a refund. This is all the tour operator's responsibility.
Travel Advisor:  Carissa Gulyas

Behind the scenes

By: Larry Wright

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

We were not in direct contact with Decourvertes Inc. Genger Travel Services handled the contact with Decouvertes. However, they were responsible for our itinerary being so detailed and timed perfectly. Decouvertes was also responsible for our tour guides all of whom were fantastic. A great company to work with.
Travel Advisor:  Vanessa Genger

Great day in Paris

By: BetBet

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

4 hrs touring Paris and we could have gone longer!!! Great guide and very accommodating!
Travel Advisor:  Dee Dyer

Professional and friendly

By: Livvy

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

Our guide, Marie, shared her expertise and knowledge with us in the very best way. We were able to “see” areas of France and Italy through her eyes. In just two days, I feel we learned a lot. Marie was accommodating and easily understood our wishes of where to go and what to see. Her dining recommendations will not be forgotten!
Travel Advisor:  Henya Lish-Gebeloff

Traveling Cote D’Azur and Provence

By: Melanie

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2018

Wonderful experience traveling with this group!
Travel Advisor:  Melissa McKinley

Taste of Bordeaux

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2018

👍🍷🍷We were totally impressed!
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel


By: Monica B

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

Mostly positive. The guides were very well i formed. Misstep by not having a big enough bus on one leg, and no bathroom on the bus for a 4 hour ride back to Paris. Although we did stop twice for short breaks, it would have been nice to have one on the bus itself.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel


By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

We did some interesting things
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

Interesting sites and great hotels.

By: Brookdent

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

While bus riding is not my favorite mode of travel, we were able to stop at worthwhile and interesting sites along the way. The hotels were well chosen and the meals were excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

France and Italy Adventure

By: Army Ranger

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

Excellent service!! Courteous, prompt and professional.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Cole


By: Scott D

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018

Our guide Beatrix was very nice and knowledgeable. Make for a very educational and enjoyable trip
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2018

Our guide was a terrific fountain of knowledge. Not only was he local and grew up in Normandy but was a history major as well.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott


By: Angela

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Lucie (in Champagne,) Pierre (in Burgundy,) and Florence (in Alsace) were absolutely fabulous. It was like traveling with friends. We were blown away. Their friendliness and warmth were only matched by their impressive knowledge of the history, architecture, and culture of their respective regions. Bravo!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Cole