Hidden Gem – Château de Berne

Provence Wine Tours based at the Château de Berne

Provence Tours - Credits Chateau de Berne

At a glance

Region: Provence
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £502 to £1613 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)

Trip Summary

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.

Provence Wine Tours - Credits Chateau de Berne
Provence Wine Tours - Credits Chateau de Berne

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.

Provence Wine Tours - Credits Chateau St. Roseline 2

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.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival at Château de Berne, check into your preferred room grade.
  • The remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you to relax and enjoy your stunning surroundings.
  • In your travel pack there will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants. We would be pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner. The Château has its own traditional bistro, therefore you may prefer to dine on-site.
Provence Wine Tours Credits- Chateau Pesquie

Day Two

  • After breakfast, enjoy a full tour of the Château de Berne’s winery, including a stroll through the picturesque vineyards, a tour of the wine-making facilities, and a tutored tasting session of six wines accompanied by the local delicacies: tapenade and anchoiade.
  • You will have free time for lunch and perhaps a dip in the beautiful outdoor pool.
  • The remainder of the day will be free for you to do as you please.
Provence Wine Tours - Credits Chateau de Berne

Day Three (Optional)

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the Château by an executive chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis.
  • The morning will be spent as the guests of an authentic Provençal winery. Here, you will be taken on a guided tour of the vineyards and the wine-making facilities. At the end of the tour, you will taste a selection of the estate’s wines.
  • You will then be taken to a historical wine producing Château for a tour and tastings at the Grand Cru Classé winery as well as a delicious picnic lunch in the Château’s lovely grounds.
  • In the afternoon, you will be taken to a third local estate for a full tour of their facilities and extensive tastings of their wines.
  • You will 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.
Provence Wine Tours Credits- Chateau Pesquie

Final Day

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

(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.

Accommodation

What a lovely hotel! Friendly and welcoming with a lovely pool.

Carole- Lincoln, UK

Package Prices

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.

  • 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). Considerable 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 Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Château de Berne - Lorgues Classic room 5* 3 Days £682 Book Now
Château de Berne - Lorgues Classic room 5* 4 Days £1613 Book Now

Special Offers

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.

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

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.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know which room grade you prefer and we will provide you with the supplement for an extra night.
  • Spend a night or two in Avignon. We thoroughly recommend spending some time in the fantastic city of Avignon whilst you are in the region. One of the city’s most famous attractions is the Palais des Papes. The palace is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe and was once the papal residence and the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th Another must-see is the Pont d’Avignon, an authentic medieval bridge, with picturesque views of the Rhône River. Our Exclusive Avignon breaks offer the ultimate luxury experience in the city. See our web site for full details.
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to Provence, we also arrange holidays to Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Champagne, Bordeaux, Alsace, the Rhône Valley, Cognac and the Languedoc-Roussillon.
Provence Wine Tours - crédit Sophie Spiteri

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

Further Information

Travel to your Provence Wine Tours

The price of this package does not include travel to Provence. Please contact us for further information.

About Hidden Gems Breaks

For more information on our Hidden Gem Breaks, please see our Hidden Gems page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). 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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