|Region:||Provence and the Côte d’Azur|
|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||From £999 to £2014 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries + 1 olive mill (3 Days)|
5 wineries + 1 olive mill (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 8 wines (3 Days)|
Approximately 19 wines (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||1 full day transported tour (3 Days)|
2 full day transported tours (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends from April to the end of December|
Luxury Provence Wine Break
The stunning town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a popular destination for those looking to experience the Provençal “art de vivre”. 18th Century mansions, pretty chapels and convents line the winding streets of the historic centre. Shaded boulevards, squares adorned with fountains and the shaded terraces of the town’s cafés and restaurants make Saint-Rémy-de-Provence the perfect place to soak up the unique ambiance of the South of France.
Located a short drive from the town centre, the 5* Château des Alpilles is a beautiful setting for rest and relaxation. After checking into your preferred room grade on the first day of your trip, the remainder of the afternoon and evening will be free for you settle in and enjoy your pleasant surroundings.
After breakfast on day two, you will be met at the Château 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 Château for some time to relax and freshen up, an unforgettable multi-course dinner will be served in the triple Michelin-starred l’Oustau de Beaumanière, which is a short drive from the Château (the reception team will be able to call you a taxi on the evening). Drinks have not been included as part of the package, and can be ordered and paid for locally.
For those staying a third night, your guide will return to the Château on the morning of day three, and accompany you on a second day of wine tasting. Today will be spent in the Luberon, an extremely picturesque region, rich in treasures such as lavender fields, magnificent hilltop villages and of course, superb wines! The wines produced here are usually full-bodied red wines, however white and rosé wines are also produced. You will visit three wineries, with free time for lunch in one of the villages.
You will be taken back to the Château 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 Break- Day One
Provence Wine Break- Day Two
Provence Wine Break- Day Three (Optional)
Provence Wine Break- 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.
"We thought it was fabulous!"
Sara- Bedfordshire, UK
Bring friends and spend less!
A £250 per person discount applies for four or more people travelling together on the three day break. The discount increases to £450 per person on the four day break.
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 Breaks 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.
"Undoubtedly the best wine tasting (and buying) trip that I have ever been on."
David- Maryland, USA