In less than 4 hours: an introduction to the History, the underground heritage and the wine of Saint-Emilion
Lunch in a restaurant or in a wine estate
You are welcomed by your guide at the Tourist Office of Saint-Émilion.
09:30 am – Visit of the underground monument
45 minutes in the heart of the underground monuments and its amazing church
During this visit, immerse yourself in the ancient pilgrimage site! From the legend of Emilion to the digging of the largest underground church in Europe, your guide will also take you through the catacombs, without forgetting the Chapelle de la Trinité and its superb 14th century paintings. A summary of Medieval History through 4 monuments.
11.00 am – Visit of a wine estate completed with a wine tasting
The guide introduces you to the city of Saint Emilion and its Jurisdiction as well as the specificities of the area. You will then go and discover a family-owned vineyard. You will be received by the owner who will explain the different steps of the wine-making process in Saint-Emilion. The tour is completed with a wine-tasting.
> This tour (including the wine tasting) lasts about 1 hour and a half.
13.00 – Lunch in a restaurant in Saint-Emilion or the surroundings
Lunch in a local restaurant. Discover the pleasure of connection between wine and food. The lunch includes : starter, main course, dessert, coffee and 2 glasses of wine. We offer 3 menus: terroir, tradition and gourmet. > Details of the menus on request.
Possibility to have lunch in a wine estate with a themed "winegrower lunch" or "steak party". Programme on request.
End of the programme
N.B. Your coach is necessary for this programme during the trip in the vineyards from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (about 10 km long).
This programme is also possible in the afternoon. Consult us.
2018 GROUP RATES
Price per person
(guide fees not included)
Guide fees for the group
Monday to Saturday
Guide fees for the group
Sunday and Bank Holidays
Terroir option € 40
Tradition option € 50
Gourmet option € 64
General terms and conditions :
Booking must be made in advance ; the tours are available all year long (except December 25th and January 1st).
The schedule can change on request.
Minimum capacity : 10 people (for the menu option Tradition / Gourmet) or 20 people (menu option Terroir).
Maximum capacity : 50 people , beyond 50 contact us.
1 person free for 20 paying people.
This programme can only be made with a Tourist Office guide.
The fee per person (without guide) includes : the visit, admission fees to the monuments, tasting fees (lunch including wine and coffee). Contact us for the menu options.
The fee does not include : transportation (on request) or personal expenses.
If you wish to visit and taste a "Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé" instead of "Grand Cru", please note an additionnal fee (between 3 and 5€ per person).
The guide fees are per guide and for one group of a maximum 50 people. These include the guide service for the whole programme as mentioned.
Months during which visitors are welcome