Depart from central Bordeaux and pass through the picturesque French countryside as you head east towards Saint-Emilion, the prestigious wine region on the right bank of the Garonne river specialising in complex red wines made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varieties. Your first stop is a Grand Cru Chateau where you’ll be introduced to the history of local winemaking, which goes back as far as the ancient Romans. You'll get a tour of the vineyards that UNESCO included in its list and then taste a selection of fine Bordeaux wines. The excursion continues with a walking tour of the medieval village, where you will learn about the legendary monk who founded it and the labyrinth of underground caves created to extract the limestone used for the village's construction. At the end of the tour, you'll have some free time to explore on your own before returning to Bordeaux.