Exclusive Saint Emilion

Luxury Saint Emilion Wine Tour

Saint-Emilion Wine Tour

At a glance

Region: Bordeaux
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £1012 to £2401 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch + 1 dinner (3 days)
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches + 1 dinner (4 days)
Number of Winery Visits: 3 Châteaux (3 days)
5 Châteaux (4 days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 10 (3 days)
Approximately 17 (4 days)
Tour Transport: Full day guided and transported tour in a luxury vehicle (Mercedes S Class) (3 days)
2 Full day guided and transported tours in a luxury vehicle (Mercedes S Class) (4 days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends from Mid-February to Mid-December

Trip Summary

Saint-Emilion Wine Tour Hostellerie de Plaisance 2If you are looking for a decadent short break which encompasses an unforgettable location and world-class wines, look no further than Exclusive Saint-Emilion! Based at the luxurious 5* Hostellerie de Plaisance in the heart of the UNESCO classified village of Saint-Emilion, Grape Escapes guests are accommodated in the hotel’s main building and there are five different room grades to choose from.

After checking in on day one and spending a relaxing evening admiring the breath-taking views of the village and vineyards from the hotel’s panoramic terrace, you will be met on the morning of day two by a luxury chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Merlot is the predominant grape variety in Saint-Emilion and guests are free to choose their preferred two Châteaux for tours and tastings. The Grape Escapes Bordeaux specialists are happy to offer advice and make suggestions if you would prefer. Please note that a number of the more exclusive estates do not tend to receive visitors at weekends and some of them do not receive visitors at all. We would be pleased to discuss the various options with you and contact the individual estates accordingly. Saint-Emilion Wine Tour Michelin starred dining- Credits Philippe ExbrayatYour driver/guide will also take you to another estate, where a picnic lunch alongside a range of the Château’s smooth and velvety wines will be served. In the evening, a gastronomic four course wine tasting dinner will be served in the hotel’s double Michelin-starred restaurant. The Chef, Ronan Kervarrec, originally from Britany, was trained by the most famous French Chefs including Georges Blanc, Joël Robuchon and Yannick Alléno. His cuisine perfectly combines an impressive technique and a lot of passion. Please note that the hotel’s restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

For those booking the four day break, your guide will return on the morning of day three and accompany you on a second day of tours, this time focusing on the Médoc and its majestic Châteaux with powerful Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Again, you are free to let us know your two favourite Châteaux and we will contact the estates on your behalf to arrange a visit for you. A three course lunch with drinks will be served on the tour in one of the best restaurants in the region, a renowned establishment in the heart of the Pauillac vineyards, owned by Château Lynch-Bages. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, and will be substituted with a premium restaurant of equal standard in the event that your tour falls on these days.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Saint Emilion Wine TourSaint-Emilion Wine Tour Bordeaux Vineyards- J J Le Fur

  • Upon arrival in Saint-Emilion, check into your chosen room at Hostellerie de Plaisance.
  • Free afternoon and evening to explore the village and relax at the hotel.
  • We will provide you with a list of recommended restaurants in Saint-Emilion and we would be pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Day Two of your Saint Emilion Wine Tour

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by a luxury chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tours and tastings at your two preferred Châteaux in Saint-Emilion.
  • A tour and tasting with a picnic lunch at a prestigious Château.
  • In the evening, a four course wine tasting dinner will be served in the hotel’s double Michelin-starred restaurant.

Day Three (Optional) of your Saint Emilion Wine Tour

  • After breakfast, your chauffeur guide will return and accompany you on the final day of tours. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Saint-Emilion Wine Tour Bordeaux Trip- Credits OphorusTours and tastings at your two preferred Châteaux in the Médoc.
  • A three course lunch with drinks in a gastronomic restaurant in Pauillac.

Final Day of your Saint Emilion Wine Tour

  • After breakfast, check out of the hotel.

 

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

Nic and I really loved Hostellerie de Plaisance. Having our own balcony overlooking the village was such a treat. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the hotel to our friends and family, and our stay was very special.

Josh- Cape Town, SA

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

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  • The package price is dependent on your specific travel dates. We are more than happy to provide you with a definitive price for your preferred set of dates.
  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less!Bordeaux wine tour- Credits Deepix and CIVB

A discount of £190 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £350 per person on the four day break.

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know which room you prefer and we will provide you with the relevant supplement to spend longer in Saint-Emilion.
  • Spend a night in Bordeaux. Why not stay a little longer and indulge yourself in one of our favourite hotels in Bordeaux?
  • First Growth tasting session in Bordeaux : Stroll through the quaint side streets to a city centre wine bar, where an experienced sommelier will lead a prestige tasting session of three First Growth Bordeaux wines, which will not be tasted on the tour, Château Latour, Château Margaux and Château Cheval Blanc.
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  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to Bordeaux, we also arrange holidays to Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Champagne, the Rhône Valley, Alsace, Provence, Cognac and the Languedoc-Roussillon.

 Travel

 Please contact us to request a more detailed information sheet about travelling to Saint-Emilion.

 

Further Information

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

 About Exclusive Breaks

We have introduced Exclusive Tours to accommodate our clients who are looking for the ultimate luxury break in their wine region of choice. These tours are available over a wide range of dates throughout the year, mid-week and weekends, and offer wine lovers the opportunity to visit their favourite Châteaux, wineries and Champagne Houses. Please note that securing visits for individual clients at some top estates can be difficult and many of the most exclusive estates do not receive visitors on weekends, or even at all. Our expert team are always very happy to discuss the specific wineries and Châteaux with you and advise/recommend accordingly.

The hotels proposed are Grape Escapes Luxury grade hotels (predominantly 5* properties) and guests are met at and returned to their hotels for all-off site visits. The tour transport is completely private and the tours offered at each winery include the opportunity to sample Prestige Cuvées and superlative wines. Where meals are included, these will usually be prepared by a Michelin starred Chef. Exclusive tour guests usually prefer to discuss wines with the sommelier and select themselves from the extensive wine list and we therefore do not generally include drinks as part of the meal packages (unless detailed in the tour description).

Services Included as part of your Grape Escapes Package

 At Grape Escapes we offer a range of different services to meet all budgets and customer expectations.

Our Exclusive packages include our premium level of service.  Your sales representative will continue to work with you in order to create your perfect trip, and additional services (including travel to and around the region, restaurant reservations, additional winery visits including assistance with securing visits at your preferred estates where possible, and managing special requests etc.) can be built into your package during the sales process as required.  We will also continue to provide the same assistance with arranging any additional services that you require once your booking has been confirmed. Our premium service also includes access to our 24hr emergency duty manager during your trip.