|Region:||Provence and the Côte d’Azur|
|Type of Tour:||Wine & Beyond|
|Guide Price:||From £1153 to £1307 per person|
|Number of Meals:||3 breakfasts|
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 wineries|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 9|
|Tour Transport:||A private chauffeured vehicle for one full day|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
The French Riviera has been known for years for its health resorts. Its warm climate, delicious healthy food paired with Provençal wines and stunning coastlines are the perfect mix for a relaxing break. Our four day Bandol and Spa package offers a very comfortable stay in a haven of peace, the Thalazur Hotel île Rousse located at the heart of Bandol, as well as tours and tastings at premium local wineries of the Bandol and Cassis appellations.
Upon arrival in Bandol, check into your preferred room grade at the 5* Hotel île Rousse. The remainder of the day will be free for you to do as you please. You may wish to enjoy the hotel’s private beach and make the most of the Provençal sun. Alternatively, you may prefer to explore Bandol independently.
On day two, we will arrange a spa morning for you at the hotel. This will include a hydrotherapy treatment and a massage. You are able to choose between a massage under Sea shower with relaxing balm and a relaxing massage with precious oil. You will then be given a free afternoon 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.
(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.
We have just returned from our trip and would like to let you know how much we enjoyed ourselves. During the trip everyone was so friendly and helpful. The hotel was great. It was really interesting to visit such a variety of Domaines and taste their excellent wines. We thought that the choice of Domaines and Caves was well thought out. We will definitely book again with Grape Escapes and thank you for organising this trip for us.
Lesley- Edinburgh, 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.
Bring friends and spend less: A group discount of £150 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.
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.