|Region:||Provence and the Côte d’Azur|
|Type of Tour:||Foodie tours, Wine & Beyond|
|Guide Price:||From £1128 to £1385 per person|
|Number of Meals:||3 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner|
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 wineries|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 10|
|Tour Transport:||Transfer to your cookery class + 1 private chauffeured vehicle for the day|
|Dates / Availability:||Available in April, May, June, July, September and October.|
This four day / three night break has been designed to give you the best experience of the renowned Provençal art de vivre. Combining delicious Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with fresh and savoury products with refreshing and aromatic wines, our Bandol and Gastronomy package is a heaven for the palate.
Upon arrival at the charming Hostellerie Bérard, check into your preferred room grade and enjoy the stunning views from your window. The remainder of the day will be free for you to unwind and explore your lovely surroundings independently. In the evening, a delicious four course dinner will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Drinks have not been included as part of this package but can be ordered and paid for locally on the day.
On the morning of day two, we will arrange for you to be transferred to the 19th Century Provençal Bastide des Saveurs where an entertaining cookery class will take place led by Michelin-starred Chef René Bérard. Here, you will learn all about the Provençal and Mediterranean gastronomy. At the end of the class, you will be able to taste your delicious dish on the terrace or in the traditional dining room of the Bastide. The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying a spa afternoon. The package includes spa access as well as one hour spa treatment. Let yourself be pampered! The evening will be free for you to do as you please.
On day three, you will be met at the hotel by a private chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day for a tour of the Bandol and Cassis appellations. You will firstly be taken to the Cassis appellation for a tour and tastings at a premium local domaine. Here, you will learn about the Cassis AOC and the specificities of the local wines. After such an enlightening morning, you will be given some free time for lunch in the picturesque port. In the afternoon, you will be taken to two different wineries in Bandol and its surroundings. Here, you will learn everything about the wine growing history of the region, its AOC as well as the wine-making process. You will visit the wine-making facilities of the estates and your tour will conclude with tastings of their aromatic rosé wines. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Day Three (Optional)
(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.
Bring friends and spend less: A group discount of £250 per person applies for groups or 4 people or more travelling together.
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.
No complaints! This is our second good experience with Grape Escapes. It will most likely not be our last experience. Thank you!
Susan- Philadelphia, USA
Given the wide range of travel options to Provence, the package price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for detailed information about how best to travel to the region.
For more information on our Wine and Beyond breaks please see our Wine and Beyond page.
To secure your booking, a 20% 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
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