|Type of Tour:||Multi Region|
|Guide Price:||From £971 to £1024 per person|
|Number of Meals:||4 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner|
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 winery + 2 tasting sessions|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 15|
|Tour Transport:||Visits on foot and rail travel between the regions|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Not available for Saturday or Sunday start.|
This five day Rhône and Lyon break offers a great introduction to the Northern Rhône, giving you the opportunity to spend a few nights in Lyon, also known as the City of Lights, and to discover its unique local cuisine. The second part of your trip will be spent in Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain l’Hermitage where you will taste some renowned local wines surrounded by picturesque Northern Rhône vineyards.
Upon arrival in Lyon, check into your Classic room at the 4* Hotel Globe et Cecil. The hotel is ideally located at the heart of Lyon city centre and gives you an easy access to Lyon’s main sights, as well as a superb range of shops, bars and restaurants. In the evening, we will arrange a three course dinner with drinks in a traditional Bouchon Lyonnais for you. A Bouchon is a type of restaurant specific to Lyon which serves traditional Lyonnaise cuisine in a convivial atmosphere.
After breakfast on day two, meet a local guide at a central departure point in the centre and enjoy a four hour gourmet walking tour of Lyon. You will discover the historic district of the old Lyon with its peculiar passageways called Traboules. From the latin word “to cross” these were used for centuries by the inhabitants of the city and by the silk workers to transport textiles between the workshops and the merchants. During the tour, you will also be taken to several shops to taste delicious local delicacies. The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to do as you please. You may wish to further explore Lyon independently. Alternatively you may prefer to relax at your hotel. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like us to suggest activities for the afternoon or a restaurant for dinner.
After a leisurely breakfast and check out on day three, check out of the hotel. Make your way to Lyon-Part-Dieu station and board the 14:20 train departing from Lyon-Part-Dieu and arriving in Tain l’Hermitage at 15:19. You will travel Standard Class. Check into your Comfort Superior room at the 4* Hotel la Villeon in Tournon-sur-Rhône. The hotel is located across the river from Tain l’Hermitage and has spectacular views over the Hermitage Hills. The walk between the station and the hotel is just over 15 minutes. If you do not wish to walk, there will be taxis waiting at the station. The evening will be free for you to do as you please. In your travel pack will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants. We would be very pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.
On day four, make your way back across the bridge to the quaint little town of Tain l’Hermitage. Here, you will enjoy a guided tour of a prominent local winery, seeing first-hand the fascinating wine-making process, followed by extensive tastings of their wines. You will then be welcomed at the Paul Jaboulet Aîné boutique. One of the biggest names in the Northern Rhône and producer of the world-revered “La Chapelle,” this estate has been making highly sought-after wines for almost two Centuries and you will have the opportunity to taste six different wines; reds and whites from both the Southern and the Northern Rhône. A three course lunch with a further two Jaboulet wines will then be served. After lunch, enjoy a tasting session of five Syrah wines at the prestigious Chapoutier.
(ii) 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.
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.
The price of this package doesn’t include travel to Lyon and Tournon-sur-Rhône. Please see our travel page for further information.
For more information about our Multi Region breaks please see our Multi Region Breaks page.
To secure your booking, a 20% per person deposit is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail email@example.com to request a booking form.
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