Exclusive Saint-Emilion

Luxury Saint Emilion Wine Tour

Saint-Emilion wine tour - credits entree giscours

At a glance

Type of Tour:
Duration:3/4 Days
Guide Price:From £1231 to £2316 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

If 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.

Exclusive Saint-Emilion - Credit Anne Lanta
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour- Credit T Sanson

Your 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 eight course 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. Wine pairing can be arranged on request, please let us know if this would be of interest to you.

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 Tour

  • 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 tastings with a picnic lunch at a prestigious Château.
  • In the evening, an eight course dinner will be served in the hotel’s double Michelin-starred restaurant. Please contact us for wine pairing prices.
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour - Credit Deepix and CIVB
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour - Credit Hostellerie de Plaisance

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:
  • Tours 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.


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 and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to
  • Stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Hostellerie de Plaisance - Saint-ÉmilionSuperior5*3 Days£1452Book Now
Hostellerie de Plaisance - Saint-ÉmilionSuperior5*4 Days£2339Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less!

A discount of £200 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £450 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 two First Growth Bordeaux wines, such as Château Latour, Château Margaux and Château Cheval Blanc.
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • 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.


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

Saint-Emilion Wine Tour - Credit Pape Clement

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.

Saint-Emilion Wine Tour - Credit Cordeillan Bages
Saint-Emilion Wine Tour - Credit CDT Gironde TV Tourism

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.

Saint-Emilion Wine Tour - Credit Terrasse 2 Deepix and CIVB-OTB

Having just returned yesterday evening from our trip to the vineyards of Bordeaux, this is just a quick note to thank you and your team at Grape Escapes Ltd. for helping to make this trip absolutely first class. Everything went so smoothly and you and your team made my job, as trip co-ordinator and leader, stress-free and thoroughly enjoyable.

Ken- Buckinghamshire, UK

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