|Type of Tour:||Hidden Gems|
|Guide Price:||From £500 to £603 per person|
|Number of Meals:||3 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner|
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries, 1 oyster farm, 1 cheese or olive oil producer and 1 vineyard tour|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 17|
|Tour Transport:||Self-drive on day 2 + transport to the vineyards on day 3|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
Château les Carasses is a stunning 19th Century wine Château, which has been extensively restored as a luxury hotel and boutique winery. On this trip, discover the nearby Languedoc vineyards and take time to relax and pamper yourself in your luxurious surroundings. En route to the Château, stop off at an authentic oyster farm, where you will be taken on a tour on a traditional flat-bottomed boat. Here, you will learn about the fascinating oyster farming industry before tasting a selection of oysters with the obligatory glass of white wine. After checking into your Suite with private terrace at the Château, spend the remainder of the day exploring the estate or taking a dip in the beautiful infinity pool. In the evening, a tutored tasting session will take place at the Château, introducing you to the region and the astonishing variety of wines produced here.
On day two, take a leisurely drive to your choice of Minerve, one of the most beautiful villages in France or the pretty hill-top village of Faugères. Here, you will visit a local winery for a full tour of the wine-making process and a tasting session of the estate’s wines. If you have opted to visit Minerve, a tour of a neighbouring olive oil producer will take place or alternatively in Faugères, visit a traditional goat’s cheese producer and taste a selection of the region’s famous cheeses. After returning to the Château, enjoy a Mediterranean wine-pairing dinner in the gourmet brasserie or on the terrace.
After breakfast on day three, an English-speaking guide will accompany you to the Château’s picturesque vineyards, where the morning will be spent taking a picturesque walk and discovering the different grape varieties and the terroir of the Domaine. Following a tour of the Château les Carrasses winery and a tasting session of the full range of the estate’s wines, there will then be time for a picnic lunch before returning to the Château for a free afternoon to do as you please.
Before heading back to the airport on day four, enjoy a guided river cruise along the Canal du Midi, allowing you to admire the quintessentially Southern French countryside from another perspective.
(ii) As with all Grape Escapes holidays in Champagne, 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.
Beautiful setting and an amazing break.
Elaine- London, UK
These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.
Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
Price Per Person Before Discounts (i)
|Suite with terrace||4*|
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 the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for further information.
For more information on our self-drive hidden gem breaks please see our self-drive hidden gem break page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £90 per person is required (or 15% if the price of your trip exceeds £650 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1763 273 373 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.