Whether a travel agency, a wine tours organiser, an association or a private group, climb aboard the ‘Great Vineyards Train’ and enjoy an unforgettable and educational journey into the heart of the Saint-Emilion vineyards. 

Along the route, the little train winds its way through the old ramparts, past the village’s monuments, before taking you alongside some of the appellation’s most prestigious wine estates, occasionally even along the châteaux’ private paths, with stunning views over the village and the Dordogne valley.

After this journey by train, a guided tour of Château Rochebelle’s amazing monolithic caves can be offered together with a tasting of this Grand Cru Classé’s wine.

Don’t miss this amazing excursion!

 

Instant Découverte

Option 1

Enjoy an amazing guided tour by small train into the heart of the Saint-Émilion vineyards.

More than 24 persons …………….7.00 €
Fewer than 24 persons …………..7.50 €
Students | Disabled persons ….6.00 €

DURATION: 35 minutes.

DATES: from the beginning of April to November 11.

 

Immersive Excursion

Option 3

Enjoy an amazing guided tour by small train into the heart of the Saint-Émilion vineyards together with a visit to Château Rochebelle, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé.

You get to learn about the vigneron’s savoir-faire in the vines and the cellars and then go down into the cosy atmosphere of the château’s famous monolithic caves, which are enhanced by stunning interplays of light.

  At the end of your 35-minute excursion, you will be picked up when you get off the train and guided with your bus to Château Rochebelle for a complete visit.

More than 24 persons ……………19.00 €

TASTING : 1 wine
DURATION : 2h30.
DATES: from the beginning of April to November 11.

Gastro wine tours with the "Great Vineyards Train"

Option 3

This package is scheduled to take place between the hours of 10.30am and 3pm and offers visitors the following:

– A guided tour by small tourist train of the appellation’s most prestigious châteaux, including Château Rochebelle, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, where a guided tour is given of the vat room and its stunning 18th century monolithic caves, which are enhanced by the cellars’ beautiful interplays of light and their glass pyramid. 

At the end of the 35-minute tour, as you get off the train, you are met and guided to Château Rochebelle for a complete tour.

– An introduction to wine tasting is given with a tasting of a vintage of this Grand Cru Classé in the château’s specially designed tasting area with its panoramic view of the Dordogne valley.

– Lunch with specialities from the local terroir, served in the château’s function room:

  1. Gourmet Days: 52 €
  2. Saint-Émilion Days: 58 €

This legendary ‘Great Vineyards Train’ wine tour is today one of the leading wine tour experiences in the Bordeaux area.

  At the end of your 35-minute excursion, you will be picked up when you get off the train and guided with your bus to Château Rochebelle for a complete visit.

Gourmet Days

From 30 to 70 persons*

Melon –Serrano ham
or Landes-style salad
or salmon steak – white butter

Leg of guinea fowl
or chicken fricassee with tarragon
or beef steak sauce bordelaise
Accompanying vegetables

Iced cake
Coffee
1 bottle of wine per 4 persons

Saint-Émilion Days

From 30 to 70 persons*

Duo of salmon and scallop
or
Medallion of foie gras with fig compote

Rib steak grilled on vine shoots
or roast beef braised over vine shoots
or breast of duck grilled over vine shoots
Accompanying vegetables


Strawberry Melba or Tarte Tatin
Coffee
1 bottle of wine per 4 persons