|Region:||Provence and the Côte d’Azur|
|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||From £1225 to £2368 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 wineries (3 Days)
4 wineries (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 7 (3 Days)
Approximately 11 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||1 full day guided and transported tour (3 Days)
1 ½ days of guided and transported tours (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
These two and three night breaks offer the most luxurious experience in the region, with accommodation in a sumptuous 5* hotel with incredible facilities, a private chauffeured vehicle to transport you as well as tours and tastings at your preferred Bandol and Cassis wineries. The package also includes several delicious meals for you to taste the best of the tasty and colourful Provençal cuisine.
Upon arrival in the region, check into your preferred room grade at the 5* Hotel and Spa du Castellet. The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to do as you please. You may wish to simply relax and enjoy the hotel’s superb facilities, take a dip in the pool or enjoy an apéritif on the lovely terrace. Alternatively, you may prefer to explore your charming surroundings independently.
On the morning of day two, you will be met at the hotel by a chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany throughout your day of tours on a private basis. This first day of tours and tastings will be spent in the well-known Bandol appellation to learn all about the local grape variety, Mourvèdre, and try the refreshing local rosé wines. Guests are free to choose their preferred three estates for tours and tastings. The Grape Escapes Provence specialists are happy to offer advice and make suggestions of wineries to visit. We would be pleased to discuss the various options with you and contact the individual estates accordingly. A delicious three course lunch will be served at the renowned Bistro de Jef of the Hostellerie Bérard. Drinks have not been included as part of this package, however you will be able to order and pay for them directly on the day.
In the evening an opulent gastronomic six course dinner (excluding drinks) will be served at the hotel’s triple Michelin-starred restaurant.
The four day break includes a tour and tastings at your selected estate in the Cassis appellation. You will again be met at your hotel by your private chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the half day. For lunch, you will be taken to a lovely restaurant in the breath-takingly picturesque port of Cassis, where a three course meal will be served alongside local wine, water and coffee. You will be taken back to the hotel at the end of the half day tour, and the afternoon will be free for you to do as you please.
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
Just to let you know that we all had a great time over the weekend and the consensus was that another trip is on the must do list!
John - Surrey, UK
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £200 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £350 per person on the four day break.
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 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 Exclusive tours please see our Exclusive tours 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.
Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for organising my trip which was truly wonderful!
Sonia - London, UK