|Region:||Provence and the Côte d’Azur|
|Type of Tour:||Hidden Gems|
|Guide Price:||From £533 to £1707 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 1 picnic lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||1 winery (3 Days)
4 wineries (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 6 (3 Days)
Approximately 20 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||All the activities take place at the Château (3 Days)
All the activities on day 2 take place at the Château + 1 full day transported tour on day 3 (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year (except January to Mid-February, when the Château is closed)
Based at the stunning 5* Relais & Château property, Château de Berne, this Hidden Gem break offers a truly luxurious experience in an enchanting Provençal setting. At the heart of the lovely vineyards, you will enjoy a relaxing change of scene as well as sample some colourful local rosé wines. The Château de Berne is a prestigious 18th Century building located on-site at a celebrated wine-making estate, which offers a refined and elegant environment in which to rest and unwind.
After checking into your preferred room at the Château, the first afternoon and evening will be free to relax and enjoy the hotel’s superb facilities.
On the morning of day two, you will be taken on a tour of the Château’s historical winery, which is almost three centuries’ old. You will firstly be taken for a leisurely stroll in the vineyards followed by a tour of the wine-making facilities to witness first-hand the wine-making process from press to bottle. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tutored tasting session of six wines accompanied by the local delicacies, tapenade and anchoiade. You will then have some free time for lunch and perhaps a dip in the beautiful outdoor pool in the afternoon.
On day three, you will be met at the Château by an executive chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. You will firstly be taken to an authentic Provençal winery. Your visit here will comprise of a tour of the estate’s vineyards and wine-making facilities, followed by tastings of the estate’s red, white and rosé wines. You will then visit an 18th Century wine-making Château for a tour of its Grand Cru Classé winery, including its stunning underground cellars dating back to the Middle-Ages.
The fascinating tour will be followed by tastings of six of the Château’s wines and a delicious picnic lunch will be served in the picturesque setting of the Château’s grounds. After lunch, you will be taken to a third local estate for a full tour of their facilities as well as extensive tastings of their wines. You will then be taken back to the Château at the end of the day. In the evening, a six course wine tasting dinner will be served in the Château’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Each course will be perfectly paired with a local wine.
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.
What a lovely hotel! Friendly and welcoming with a lovely pool.
Carole- Lincoln, UK
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £150 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the four day break.
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of 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 France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
We just wanted to let you know we all had a fantastic weekend. Everything was just perfect, it was so well organised our friends were very impressed with all the arrangements. The hotel, restaurants and excursions were exceptional and we can only thank you for making our 25th wedding anniversary so special.
Catherine- London, UK
The price of this package does not include travel to Provence. Please see our travel page for further information.
For more information on our Hidden Gem Breaks, please see our Hidden Gems 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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