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3 days in Bordeaux, wine tasting tour in St. Emillion,

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3 days in Bordeaux, wine tasting tour in St. Emillion,

Hi,

I am staying in Bordeaux for 3 nights with my Mum and sisters, we are looking to do a wine tasting trip to St. Emillion , one that will collect us from hotel and drop us back. We are not very serious about wine so looking for something light and fun. Any recommendations would be great.

On another day we would love to do a trip to a nearby town, what is really worth seeing?

Thanks

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1. Re: 3 days in Bordeaux, wine tasting tour in St. Emillion,

For a change of scenery, head to the coast. Have a look at Arcachon and the Dune du Pyla. Not sure whether any of you have mobility issues, but if you climb up the wooden steps (erected during the summer months) to the top of Europe's highest sand dune, you will be rewarded with magnificent views over the Gironde valley and surrounding area. There are little platforms at regular intervals along the steps where you can pause for breath.

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2. Re: 3 days in Bordeaux, wine tasting tour in St. Emillion,

Hi,

We just visited in Bordeaux and we took a tour with Ophorus. Both wines and nearby city in the same package if you want an easy one for your needs! Tour is guided in English, half day or full day tours available. For "not very serious about wine" guys I'd recommend that same we did: half day trip to St. Emilion. One nice chateau visit with tasting (included), very informative guide in the chateau. Quick visit to picturesque St. Emilion where you can walk around for a while or take another tasting in a wine shop. Tourist info helped us with a (day before) reservation while we didn't buy the trip in beforehand.

And in Bordeaux, visit in Bar a Vin, opposite to tourist info.

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3. Re: 3 days in Bordeaux, wine tasting tour in St. Emillion,

Thanks for your suggestions,Pamjo can you take a train direct from Bordeaux to Arachon?

Arja is Bar a Vin a restaurant or bar?

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4. Re: 3 days in Bordeaux, wine tasting tour in St. Emillion,

It is Wine Bar. You can taste wines for a very good price and you can also order some food tasting as well (like cheese). You can find many reviews of that in tripadvisor. If I understood it right, the place is owned by "wine makers association", being a meeting point of wine industry in Bordeaux. They arrange also wine schools.

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