Rhône and Gastronomy – La Pyramide

3 or 4 day Hermitage tour in the Northern Rhône

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At a glance

Region:The Rhône
Type of Tour:
Duration:3/4 Days
Guide Price:From £862 to £1745 per person
Number of Meals:2 breakfast + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 1 dinner (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits:3 wineries (3 Days)
6 wineries (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 11 (3 Days)
Approximately 20 (4 Days)
Tour Transport:1 full day transported tour from your hotel (3 Days)
2 full day transported tours from your hotel (4 Days)
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Please note that the hotel is usually closed for a month in February (annual closure).

Trip Summary

The Rhône and Gastronomy – La Pyramide package is designed to give our guests the opportunity to sample some of the best Northern Rhône wines at well regarded local estates as well as to experience the regional cuisine. La Pyramide Patrick Henriroux 2 Michelin starred restaurant is highly rated for its refined French dishes made from top quality ingredients and the restaurant has proudly kept its two Michelin stars since 1992.

Upon arrival in Vienne, check into your Deluxe room at the 4* hotel La Pyramide. The afternoon will be free for you to settle in and explore independently. In the evening, a delicious 7 course gastronomic dinner will be served in the hotel’s double Michelin starred restaurant. Drinks can be ordered and paid for on the day.

After breakfast, on the morning of day two, you will be met at your hotel by an executive chauffeured vehicle who will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Your driver will take you to Tain l’Hermitage and its surroundings where you will learn all about the sought after Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas, Saint-Péray and Saint-Joseph wines. You will firstly visit a local domaine where you will be taken on a cellar tour followed by an extensive tasting session of the domaine’s wines. Following the visit, you will be taken to the Vineum wine bar and restaurant in Tain l’Hermitage, owned by the well regarded Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné. Here, you will enjoy a tutored tasting session of three Hermitage wines, followed by a delicious lunch paired with two additional local wines. In the afternoon, you will visit another winery where you will follow a full tour of the wine making facilities and take part in a tasting session of the estates’ wines. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour. The evening will be free for you to do as you please.

Hermitage tour

On the morning of day three, your chauffeured vehicle will return to take you on a second day of tours and tastings in the Northern Rhône. This time you will explore Ampuis and its surroundings and discover all about the Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie wines. Your day will include visits at three carefully selected local domaines, with tours of the facilities and tastings of the unique wines of these appellations. An authentic five course lunch paired with wines will be served in a charming restaurant. Your driver will take you back to your hotel at the end of the tour. You will have a free evening in Vienne to further explore on your own.

After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Hermitage tour

  • Upon arrival in Vienne, check into your Deluxe room at the 4* hotel La Pyramide.
  • In the evening, a 7 course dinner will be served in the hotel’s 2 Michelin starred restaurant. Drinks can be ordered and paid for on the day.

Day Two of your Hermitage tour

  • After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel by an executive chauffeured vehicle who will accompany you through the day on a private basis.
  • Today you will be taken to Tain l’Hermitage and surrounding areas. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A tour and tasting at a premium winery in Tain l’Hermitage,
  • A tasting session followed by a 3 course lunch with wine at the famous Domaine Paul Jaboulet-Aîné,
  • An extensive tour and tasting at a second local estate.
  • You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
  • The evening will be free for you to do as you please. We would be pleased to reserve you a table for dinner if required.
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Day Three (Optional) of your Hermitage tour

  • On the morning of day three, your private chauffeured will return to accompany you on a second day of tour.
  • Today you explore the area around Ampuis and Condrieu. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A tour and tastings at a local estate,
  • A traditional lunch with wine in an authentic restaurant,
  • A second tour and tastings at a well-regarded domaine in Ampuis,
  • A third visit to another winery in Ampuis.
  • You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

Final Day of your Hermitage tour

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

(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.

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Accommodation

A great foodie experience.

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Package Prices

  • 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). 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 NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
La Pyramide - VienneDeluxe Room4*3 Days£1050Book Now
La Pyramide - VienneDeluxe Room4*4 Days£1745Book 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 three day break. The discount increases to £300 per person on the four day break.

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Enhance your Experience/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 the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
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Further Information

Travel to your Hermitage tour

The price of this package doesn’t include travel to Vienne. Please see our travel page for detailed information.

Wine and Beyond Tours

For more information on our Wine and Beyond tours please see our Wine and Beyond 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 travel. Please call us on+44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to requests a booking form.

Thank you very much. As a gift for my parents it was perfect. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it made everything very hassle free for me.

Ryan - Cardiff, UK

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