|Type of Tour:||Multi Region|
|Guide Price:||from £4489 to £4523 per person|
|Number of Meals:||6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners|
|Number of Winery Visits:||7 wineries|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 38|
|Tour Transport:||3 full day transported tours|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Not available in February and early March. Please note that due to specific availabilities the itinerary may be reversed|
This package offers a once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic experience, and has been designed to include the absolute best of French hospitality. On this unique multi-region food and wine tour, you will stay in luxurious establishments with triple Michelin-starred restaurants and you will try some of the best food and wines that France has to offer.
Staying at triple Michelin-starred Chef, Arnaud Lallement’s 5* hotel in Reims, Champagne, Grape Escapes guests will enjoy a luxurious level of service at the hotel as well as a gastronomic dinner in his award-winning restaurant. Please note that drinks have not been included as part of the journey of gastronomic discovery.
On day two, you will be met at the hotel by a luxury chauffeured vehicle (a Mercedes E or S Class), which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. The day will consist of a visit to your favourite large, prestigious Champagne House for a tour and a flute or two of their Champagnes. There are several options subject to your preference and availabilities, including Mercier, GH Mumm, Pommery, Ruinart, Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot. Please note that a number of the more exclusive estates do not tend to receive visitors at weekends and some of them do not receive visitors at all. We would be pleased to discuss the various options with you and contact the individual estates accordingly. Afterwards, you will be taken to a quaint Champagne-making village, where you will visit a premium, up-and-coming boutique Champagne House to see first-hand, the fascinating Champagne making process from vine to bottle. The visit will be followed with a delicious three course lunch served at their estate, accompanied by a selection of their Champagnes. The highlight of your tour will without a doubt be the experience as the VIP guests of Moët and Chandon in Epernay. Here, you will be taken on a private Dom Pérignon tour, visiting some of the oldest areas of the cellars which are seldom visited by the public. A tasting of Dom Pérignon will conclude the visit in an elegant reception room at the Moët mansion.
On day three, you will be transferred in an executive chauffeured vehicle to the elegant Maison Lameloise in Chagny, Burgundy. You will have a free afternoon to settle in and do as you please. In the evening, a gastronomic dinner including cheese and dessert will be served at Eric Pras’ triple Michelin-starred restaurant. Please note that drinks have not been included as part of the package.
On day four, you will be met at your hotel by an executive chauffeured vehicle which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. You will firstly visit the famed appellation of Puligny-Montrachet, where you will be welcomed as the guests at one of the biggest names in the village. The experience will include an hour spent in the vineyards, learning all about the work undertaken here, before returning to the winery, where you will enjoy a tour of their estate and cellars. Following the tour, you will be invited into their tasting room, where a broad tasting of six wines from the Côte de Beaune (including Premier Cru wines) will be offered alongside a delightful three course lunch. The owners and staff are very gracious hosts and the wine tastings and meal always prove both enjoyable and enlightening. After lunch, you will be taken to the magnificent Château de Chassagne-Montrachet. Here, enjoy a full tour of the Château’s beautiful cellars dating back to the 11th and 14th Centuries, and your tour will conclude with tastings of five wines from across the region. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
On day five, you will be transferred in an executive chauffeured vehicle to the 5* luxurious Maison Pic, in Valence at the heart of the Rhône Valley. The afternoon will be free for you to settle in and explore your surroundings independently. In the evening, a five course gastronomic dinner including cheese and dessert will be served at Anne Sophie Pic’s triple Michelin-starred restaurant. Please note that drinks have not been included as part of the package.
On day six, you will be accompanied by an executive chauffeured vehicle on a third day of tours and tastings. You will firstly be taken to a quality producer of St Péray wines for a full tour and tastings of several of the estate’s award-winning 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, you will have plenty of time to admire the breathtaking views across the Valley from the iconic “La Chapelle,” a stone chapel which was allegedly built by a 13th Century knight who fell in love with the vineyards here. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour and a tasting session of five wines at the prestigious Chapoutier. You will be taken back to Valence at the end of the tour.
(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.
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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 does not include travel to France. Please contact us for further information.
For more information on our Multi Region Tours please see our Multi Region page
To secure your booking, a deposit of 20% of the booking value 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
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