Provence Wine and Beach

Luxurious Seven Night Provence Tour

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At a glance

Region:Provence and the Côte d’Azur
Type of Tour:,
Duration:8 Days
Guide Price:From £2033 to £2948 per person
Number of Meals:7 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits:4 wineries + 2 cruises
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 17 wines
Tour Transport:2 full day private transported tours
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends from May to the end of September

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Trip Summary

Sun, Sea… and lots of lovely wine! Bandol ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable summer holiday. Located an hour’s drive from Marseille airport or two hours from Nice, this seaside town is the perfect base to relax and bask in the Provençal sunshine. On this sumptuous seven night break, you’ll have plenty of time to unwind as well as discover the region’s highly-regarded red, white and rosé wines.

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Accommodation with breakfast will be arranged for you at the luxurious 5* Ile Rousse Thalazur Hotel & Spa and on day two, you will be met by an English-speaking specialist driver/guide for a full day private discovery of the wines of Bandol. During the course of the day, you will visit three wineries to taste extensive examples of the region’s white Clairette, red Mourvèdre and premium blend rosé wines. You will have free time for lunch in the picture-perfect medieval village of Le Castellet, which is perched on top of a hill with breath-taking views across the vineyards and countryside. In the evening, a four course dinner will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Please note that drinks have not been included as part of the package and can be ordered and paid for locally.

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The next three days will be completely free to do as you please, and we would of course be very pleased to make some suggestions for activities depending on your desires and interests. However you may wish to simply relax and enjoy the hotel’s superb spa, or while away the days sunbathing on the beach. On one of the evenings, we will arrange a sunset “apéro” cruise for you. Departing from Bandol as part of a small group, spend three memorable hours on board a peaceful sailing yacht, swimming, watching the sunset and indulging in a Provençal aperitif.

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Following your three days of downtime, your driver/guide will return on day six to accompany you on a second day of tours. This time, you will discover the wines of the Cassis appellation, with a tour and tasting at a charming local winery. Cassis is particularly revered for its elegant white wines, made principally from Clairette and Marsanne. A three course lunch with drinks will then be served in the postcard-pretty port of Cassis. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a two hour small group cruise to visit the region’s famous Calanques (narrow, steep-walled inlets along the coastline). As well as admiring the Calanques from the boat, you will also have the opportunity to swim in the crystal blue sea.

You will then have a final free day for sunbathing and relaxing before checking out of the hotel on the morning of day eight.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Provence tour

  • Upon arrival in Bandol, check into your preferred room grade at the 5* Ile Rousse Thalazur Hotel & Spa.
  • Free afternoon and evening. We would be very pleased to recommend a restaurant for dinner and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

Day Two of your Provence tour

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by an English-speaking specialist driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tours and tastings at three Bandol wineries.
  • Free time for lunch in the medieval hilltop village of Le Castellet.
  • In the evening, a four course dinner (excluding drinks) will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
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Day Three of your Provence tour

  • The next three days will be completely free to do as you please, and we would of course be very pleased to make some suggestions for activities and things to do.

Day Four of your Provence tour

  • Free day.

Day Five of your Provence tour

  • Free day.
  • In the evening, you will be taken on a three hour sunset cruise as part of a small group.
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Day Six of your Provence tour

  • After breakfast, your driver/guide will return and accompany you on a second day of tours. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A tour and tasting at a Cassis winery.
  • A three course lunch with drinks in the Port of Cassis.
  • A 2 ½ hour small group cruise to visit the famous Calanques.

Day Seven of your Provence tour

  • Free day.

Final Day of your Provence tour

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

 

(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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Accommodation

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

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Hôtel Ile Rousse - BandolPrestige with Sea View5*8 Days£2948Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less!

A £485 per person discount applies for groups of four or more travelling together on this break.

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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

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.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
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Further Information

Travel to your Provence tour

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.

About Wine and Beyond Breaks

For more information on our Wine and Beyond breaks please see our Wine and Beyond page.

Further Information / To Book

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 info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

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"Absolutely brilliant! Everything was above expectations and planned to perfection. Thoroughly enjoyed it and thoroughly recommend."

Penny- West Yorkshire, UK

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