|Region:||The Loire Valley|
|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £502 to £502 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts and 1 dinner |
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries |
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 15|
|Tour Transport:||Full day guided and transported tour and dinner on foot in Sancerre |
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Please note that the full day tour is not possible on Sundays and the restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.|
For lovers of crisp, dry and deliciously fruity white wines, Sancerre is the region for you. Being home to arguably one of France’s most well-recognised white wines, it is no surprise that vineyards cover 2500 hectares of the land here. The picturesque village of Sancerre itself perches on top of a hillside overlooking a stunning panorama of vineyards in all directions. Our Essential Break is available mid-week and weekends throughout the year and introduces you to the reds and rosés of the region, as well as the highly-regarded white wines.
The compactness of the village and proximity of the hotel, wineries and restaurants mean that each destination can be reached on foot. After checking into the hotel and enjoying a complimentary bottle of Sancerre in your room, meet your English-speaking guide in Sancerre on the morning of day two, for a full day transported tour of the region.
During the course of the day, you will visit various Sancerre vineyards, where your guide will explain in detail the specifics of the unique terroir which allows the appellation to produce its world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, and the work which takes place throughout the year. In the morning, you will visit a highly-regarded producer of Sancerre wines for a full tour of the wine-making process from press to bottle and tastings of five wines. You will also taste the local Crottin de Chavignol goat’s cheese with a reputed cheese affineur. There will be free time for lunch and your guide will be more than happy to suggest a suitable restaurant depending on how hungry you are feeling on the day. Before being taken back to the hotel at the end of the afternoon, you will be taken to visit a winery across the river in Pouilly-Fumé for a full tour and tastings of five wines in a different style to those tasted earlier in the day. In the evening, a five course wine tasting dinner will be served in a fabulous Michelin-starred restaurant in the village. Each course will be perfectly paired with a different wine.
If you would like to stay longer in Sancerre, please speak to a member of our team and we would be delighted to put together a tailor-made itinerary for you.
Day One of your Sancerre Wine Tour
Day Two of your Sancerre Wine Tour
Final Day of your Sancerre Wine Tour
(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.
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
If you would like to make your Sancerre wine tour 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.
Please contact us to request a more detailed information sheet about travelling to Sancerre.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. We can arrange Eurotunnel or P&O Ferry crossings from the UK if required and the driving time from Calais to Sancerre is approximately 5 ½ hours. Please contact us for Eurotunnel and ferry crossing prices.
Tracy-Sancerre station is around 2 hours from Paris Bercy by train, giving a total journey time of around 5 ½ hours from London with Eurostar. Please contact us for further information about travelling by Eurostar and prices. From Tracy-Sancerre, a taxi to the hotel costs around 20 Euros and will need to be pre-booked (we would be happy to arrange this for you).
If you do not wish to take the ferry, Eurotunnel or Eurostar, you could fly to Paris CDG and take the train to Tracy-Sancerre via Paris Bercy. Grape Escapes is ATOL registered, number 10831 and we would be happy to book your flights at cost, however a booking fee of £25 per person applies. Another option is to fly to Orly and hire a car for the two hour drive to Sancerre. Please feel free to use our car hire engine if you would prefer to have access to a vehicle whilst in the region.
For more information on our essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
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