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    Saint Emilion to Chinon: A week in the Vineyards
VIneyards - 7 days in Bordeaux

Saint Emilion to Chinon: A week in the Vineyards

8 days
Bordeaux & Loire Valley
Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
US$ 2,200 Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
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Are you a gourmet and a wine lover? If the answer is yes, you might like this itinerary.

Bordeaux from Saint emilion area

Vineyards of Saint Emilion - 7 days in Bordeaux

Vineyards in Saint Emilion


  • Start your journey in Bordeaux region for 3 nights, in a gorgeous mansion overlooking the Dordogne river. Your cozy B&B is located 7 miles to Saint Emilion worldwide famous wine town but away from the crowds. Isa, the lovely hostess, knows the whole area inside out and will be happy to help organize last-minute wine tastings. One night, you will enjoy a delicious table d’hôtes hosted dinner at the huge table in her majestic dining room. 

  • Built along the banks of the Garonne river the opulent merchants' homes are very specific to Bordeaux. The rise of colonial trade together with the growth of the wine industry contributed to the amazing expansion of the Gironde region during the 18th century. You will find everything you need: from villages nestled into the Medoc or St Emilion vineyards, to the bustling night life in Bordeaux. Also, bear in mind that Bordeaux's Sainte Catherine Street is the longest shopping street in Europe!
  • To discover one of Bordeaux famous vineyards: Saint Emilion you will enjoy a private tour of a local estate which was renovated lately and has beautiful facilities. After the tour, you will enjoy a picnic lunch together with a tasting of different wines from the estate.
  • On the 4th day, you will drive North for about 3hrs30, towards the Loire Valley.

Bordeaux tour planner 7 days in Bordeaux and Loire

The Loire Valley Away from the crowds

  •  Spend the last 4 nights of your journey in a restored 15th century farmhouse where you will be warmly welcomed by your English speaking hosts. They know the Loire Valley inside out and can give you off-the-beaten-path addresses and tips on finding places that tourists usually miss. 
  • Located on the south banks of the Vienne River, this charming Bed & Breakfast is within short driving distance of Amboise and Saumur, beautiful, historic cities.
  • Touraine is also famous for its vineyards – Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and many more – and we have planned a special wine tasting in a troglodyte cellar. You will have the opportunity to taste 5 different wines – some of them very old - accompanied by delicious local cheeses or cold cuts. If you prefer not to drive immediately after the tasting we can recommend either good restaurants or a good teahouse where the pastries are wonderful.

  • Feel the real French "good life" strolling around peaceful villages on market days.

On your last day, you can chose where you want to return the car: you can drive 3 hours to Paris, 3hrs30 to CDG Airport or drop off the car in the Loire Valley and take a high speed train to your next destination. 


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This itinerary includes

7 nights at Bed & Breakfasts that we personally selected for you
A rental car, with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 8 days
A «Table d’Hôtes» home-cooked dinner, with your Hosts and other travelers
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made especially for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities and visits
A French Smartphone with GPS & all Apps you need for this trip

Activities included in this tour

wine tasting st emilion


Visit a wine estate near St Emilion with a private English speaking guide. After the tour, you will enjoy a picnic lunch together with a tasting of different wines from the estate.

loire valley wine tasting

Loire Wine Tasting

Enjoy a wine tasting experience in a limestone troglodyte cave and discover 3 different wines paired with cold cuts or cheeses. You will learn the 5 steps of wine tasting so you will be able to recognize and appreciate the wines of the Loire Valley.

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