|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £517 to £793 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 Lunch (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 1 Lunch + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries + 1 tasting boutique (3 Days)
3 wineries + 1 tasting boutique (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 18 (3 Days)
Approximately 25 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Return taxi transfers to St Jean de Muzols, the other visits are within easy walking distance from the hotel|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
Based in a superb private mansion with a rich and impressive history, this three day break is the perfect holiday for those who would like to enjoy a unique and romantic experience in the stunning Northern Rhône Valley. Inspired by the 18th Century, the décor of the Hôtel de la Villeon is a subtle blend of tradition and modernity, where comfort meets pleasure and relaxation.
After a lovely breakfast on day two, make your way to the quaint little town of Tain l’Hermitage, which is just on the other side of the river. Here, you will enjoy a private guided tour of a prominent local winery, seeing first-hand the fascinating wine-making process, followed by extensive tastings of their wines. You will then be welcomed at the Paul Jaboulet Aîné boutique. One of the biggest names in the Northern Rhône and producer of the world-revered “La Chapelle,” this estate has been making highly sought-after wines for almost two Centuries and you will have the opportunity to taste six different wines; reds and whites from both the Southern and the Northern Rhône. A three course lunch with a further two Jaboulet wines will then be served. After lunch, you will have plenty of time to admire the breathtaking views across the Valley from the iconic “La Chapelle,” a stone chapel which was allegedly built by a 13th Century knight who fell in love with the vineyards here. You will also be taken by a pre-booked taxi to a quality producer of St Péray or Cornas wines for a full tour and tastings of several of the estate’s award-winning wines. Please note that we are unable to pre-pay taxis in Tain l’Hermitage / Tournon sur Rhone. We will pre-book your transfers for you and we expect the taxi transfers to cost in the region of 50 euros.
If you opt for the four day break, enjoy a visit to the Cité du Chocolat Valrhona in the morning. You will learn the secrets of fine chocolate making, and you will be given plenty of samples to master the art of tasting. In the afternoon, you will be electric bikes will be provided to take you on a picturesque ride through the lovely Hermitage vineyards. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tutored tasting session of five wines at the prestigious Chapoutier. In the evening, a delicious three course dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Day Three (Optional)
Such a wonderful hotel. The views were amazing!
Joan- Buckinghamshire, UK
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.
The price of this package doesn’t include travel to Tournon-sur-Rhône. Please see our travel page for further information.
For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before travel. Please call us on+44(0)1920 46 86 66 or e-mail email@example.com to requests a booking form.
We wanted to tell you what a special day we had. The wines were impressive, the food just right in its elegance and simplicity, the various vineyards and processing amazing. A delight.
Deb - Australia