|Type of Tour:||Wine & Beyond|
|Guide Price:||From £1325 to £2375 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 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 16 (3 Days)|
Approximately 25 (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|
Maison Pic in Valence is a family affair. Anne-Sophie’s grandfather, André won three Michelin stars for the restaurant, and Anne-Sophie’s father followed in his footsteps. Although Anne-Sophie did not initially embrace the family trade, she is now a world renowned chef and one of the most decorated Michelin-starred female Chefs in the world, currently holding eight Michelin stars across her five restaurants. With this package, stay at the famous Maison Pic in Valence itself, and experience a triple Michelin-starred dinner at the Anne-Sophie Pic restaurant as well as enjoying tours and tastings at a range of premium Northern Rhône wineries.
Upon arrival in Valence on the first day, check into your preferred room at the luxurious Maison Pic. The remainder of the day will be free for you to relax and enjoy your sumptuous surroundings. In the evening, an unforgettable seven course menu, expertly paired with wines chosen by the sommelier, will be served in the Anne-Sophie Pic restaurant.
After breakfast on the morning of day two, you will be met by a specialist driver/guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. You will firstly be taken to the iconic town of 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 Jaboulet 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 then be free for you to do as you please.
For those opting for the four day package, your guide will return on day three to accompany you on a second day of tours and tastings in the Northern Rhône. This time you will explore Ampuis and its surroundings and discover the Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie wines. Your day will include visits at three carefully-selected wineries, 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 overlooking the Rhône river . Your driver will take you back to your hotel at the end of the day.
Day one of your Rhône Valley wine tour
Day two of your Rhône Valley wine tour
Day three (Optional) of your Rhône Valley wine tour
The final day of your Rhône Valley 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.
An excellent trip, expertly constructed to meet our requirements.
Richard- Essex, UK
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.
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 Valence. Please see our travel page for detailed information.
For more information on our Wine and Beyond tours please see our Wine and Beyond 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.
A great foodie experience.
Jan - Campania, Italy