|Provence and the Côte d’Azur
|Type of Tour:
|From £1131 to £2399 per person
|Number of Meals:
|2 or 3 breakfasts + 1 dinner
|Number of Winery Visits:
|2 wineries + 1 olive mill (3 Days)
5 wineries + 1 olive mill (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:
|Approximately 9 wines (3 Days)
Approximately 20 wines (4 Days)
|1 or 2 full day private transported tours
|Dates / Availability:
|Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year
Provence Wine Tour
Baumanière is a true institution in the Provence region. Set in the heart of the Alpilles, this 5* hotel and restaurant promises a sumptuous, serene stay. After checking into your preferred room grade on the first day of your trip, the remainder of the day and evening will be free to settle in and enjoy your luxurious surroundings, perhaps taking a dip in one of three outdoor pools.
After breakfast on day two, 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. Today, you will discover the wines of the Baux-de-Provence area, which also boasts incredible landscapes. During the course of the day, you will visit two wineries, to see first-hand the wine-making process and taste extensive examples of the region’s red and rosé wines, made predominantly from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. A small amount of white wine is also produced here (usually blends of Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Vermentino), and almost all of the wineries in the appellation are organic. You will also visit a local olive mill, where you will taste the Baux-de-Provence AOP olive oil. You will have free time for lunch today, and your guide will be very pleased to recommend a suitable restaurant depending on how hungry you are feeling on the day.
After being taken back to the hotel for some time to relax and freshen up, an unforgettable multi-course dinner will be served in the hotel’s incredible triple Michelin-starred restaurant. Drinks have not been included as part of the package, and can be ordered and paid for locally on the evening.
For those staying a third night, your guide will return to the hotel on the morning of day three, and accompany you on a second day of wine tasting, this time to the area surrounding Aix-en-Provence. Not only is Aix-en-Provence home to some of the world’s greatest rosés (and some superb reds and whites too), the area is also famous for the beautiful Mont Saint Victoire, a feature of many of the painter Cézanne’s masterpieces. As well as having plenty of time to admire the spectacular scenery, you will also be welcomed and three wineries for full tours and tastings. Again, you will have free time for lunch today, and your guide will be on hand to suggest a suitable restaurant depending on how hungry you are feeling.
You will be taken back to the hotel at the end of the day, and your final evening will be free to do as you please before checking out on day four.
Provence Wine Tour- Day One
Provence Wine Tour- Day Two
Provence Wine Tour- Day Three (Optional)
Provence Wine Tour- Final Day
(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.
"All in all, a truly memorable trip. I so appreciate your hard work."
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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.
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 breaks, 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.
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