Please note that Simply tours are online offers only and cannot be customised. Please use our online booking form in the pricing table below to secure your booking.
|Type of Tour:||Simply|
|Guide Price:||from £265 to £352 per person|
|Number of Meals:||1 breakfast (2 Days)|
2 breakfasts (3 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries and 1 tasting session|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 11|
|Tour Transport:||Half day transported tour and 1 visit on foot in Avignon|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year, except July. The half day tour is not possible on Sundays between November and the end of March.|
If you are looking for a low-cost introduction to the powerful, spicy wines of the Southern Rhône, our Simply break is the package for you. Having settled in at your chosen hotel on day one, enjoy an early evening wine tasting of three Southern Rhône wines in an authentic tasting boutique in the city centre. Your wines will be accompanied by platters of cheeses and meats. On the morning of day two, you will be met at your hotel by an English-speaking driver/guide, who will accompany you on a half day transported tour to the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. During the course of the morning, you will discover the unusual terroir that is responsible for the ultra-ripe grapes that come from Châteaneuf-du-Pape vines, followed by tours and tastings at two wineries. Here, you will gain an insight into the domaines’ individual wine-making philosophies before being taken back to Avignon. If your half day tour falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, this will include a visit to one Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery and a tour of the Roman amphitheatre in Orange.
For those opting for the three day break, spend the afternoon exploring Avignon independently and spend a second night in the city.
(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.
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.
The price of this package doesn’t include travel to Avignon. Please see our travel page for further information.
For more information on our Simply tours please see our Simply 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 travel. Please call us on +44(0)1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to requests a booking form.
“My daughter and I visited Avignon on one of your wine tasting trips. It was absolutely superb. Your choice of wine merchant who explained the regions wine and its history was excellent, he is a local wine merchant who was very knowledgeable of the local wine growing area and very proud of the local wines.”
Gerry - Cheshire, UK