Created in 2004 by wine lovers for wine lovers, we are a small team of passionate and well-travelled people who collectively believe that there is no substitute for knowledge and experience. We are delighted to provide an inexhaustible selection of holidays to Europe’s premium wine regions.
Our aim is to provide high quality, good value holidays and tours in the premium wine regions of Europe by adopting a flexible, friendly and knowledgeable approach to the planning and delivery of every element of each trip.
From our Premium tours as part of a small group in the world-famous regions of Champagne and Bordeaux, to exclusive birthday celebrations in Tuscany and mouth-watering gastronomy experiences in Piedmont, our expertise lies in creating your perfect wine tasting holiday.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our existing customers, for whom we have been delighted to arrange trips and whose feedback has been invaluable to us in perfecting the quality of our tours. A very large number of our customers return to us year on year and many more come through recommendations. The reason that we attract such loyalty from our customers is that not only do we provide an unforgettable trip; we also pride ourselves on giving superb customer service.
To be the world’s premier provider of high quality wine experiences.
To that end,
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We believe that there is absolutely no substitute for individual knowledge and experiences, which enables us to deliver a truly personal service to all of our customers. We specialise in a limited range of destinations, so you can be sure that we have a deep and extensive knowledge of our featured regions.
We believe that you deserve the very best value and service, irrespective of whether you are spending £500 or £50,000 on your holiday. We keep our suppliers under constant review with regular inspections and assessments to ensure that the quality of service and welcome meet our high standards. We also closely monitor all customer feedback, which in turn enables us to consistently improve our offerings.
We offer a very flexible range of holidays to suit all tastes and budgets, and the majority of our standard packages are available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. In addition, we are able to arrange completely tailor-made trips! Whatever your requirements, we promise to have a tour for you!
With every Grape Escape, you will have the opportunity to visit a number of vineyards and wine-makers. We know from personal experience and consistent feedback that the most enjoyable tours are not necessarily given by the big names, but often by our carefully selected smaller growers who are always excited to share their passion for their wines with our guests. We therefore organise visits to a range of both small and large wineries and on many occasions, you will enjoy the privilege of being welcomed by the wine-maker personally.
An essential element of every Grape Escapes trip is the opportunity to enjoy the wines as the makers intended; alongside an excellent meal. We take the same care in selecting and recommending restaurants as we do with the rest of your trip. Meals arranged by Grape Escapes range from hearty and traditional as the guests of a winery to multi Michelin-starred tasting experiences; and everywhere in between.
We specialise in sending a large numbers of customers to a small number of regions. As a result, we have a buying power across Europe that provides us access to the best rates and consequentially, allows us to offer our customers a lowest price guarantee. If you believe that you have found a comparable package for less than the Grape Escapes price, we guarantee to match or even beat it.
Escaping since April 2022
Favourite wine : Chateau de Berne Rose – and to stay here, see several of our Provence packages 😉
Best travel experience : Spending a month travelling around Sri Lanka
Random fact : I was an extra in a Bollywood movie
Top of the bucket list : Ski in Patagaonia
Strangest food ever eaten : Scorpion
16Escaping since February 2022
Pet Peeve : Slow walkers
Random fact : I was in an episode of Eastenders riding a donkey
Best holiday experience : New Orleans Mardi Gras festival
Strangest food ever eaten : Crickets and ants in Cambodia
Escaping since : June 2022
Best travel experience : Safari in East Africa (Kenya- Tanzania), the game drives, lodges in the wild.
Best dining experience : The Ivy, London
Top of the bucket list : Tuscany, Dine at Santa Elisabetta Brunelleschi (see our Exclusive Florence package for details)
Strangest food is ever eaten : At a restaurant called Carnivore in Nairobi (I’m never trying this again – Crocodile and Ostrich Meat)
Escaping since February 2019
Favourite wine : Rioja is my favourite red wine, although the white Rioja’s aren’t bad either 😊
Favourite Grape Escapes destination : Porto and the Douro Valley the 2 complement each other so well, you get to experience a city and then finish up in the middle of nowhere – bliss! Although the windy roads to get to the Douro can be a little unsettling!
Strangest food ever eaten : Kumache in Venezuela which is a hot sauce containing red ants and termites!
Escaping since April 2022
Favourite wine : Any red wine from Douro! Quinta do Crasto is one of my favourites.
Favourite Grape Escapes destination : Porto and Douro Valley, of course!
Strangest food ever eaten : I lived in Namibia for two years and I ‘ve had a few unusual gastronomic experiences during that time! I was once served crocodile as a main course!