Wine and Gastronomy – Maison Pic

Northern Rhone Valley wine tour and gastronomy

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At a glance

Region:The Rhône
Type of Tour:
Duration:3/4 Days
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

Trip Summary

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.

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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.

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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.

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Outline Itinerary

Day one of  your Rhône Valley wine tour

  • Upon arrival in the town of Valence, check into your preferred room at the 5* Maison Pic.
  • In the evening, a seven course triple Michelin-starred dinner with wine pairing will be served in the Anne Sophie Pic restaurant.

Day two of your Rhône Valley wine tour

  • After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel by a specialist driver/guide, 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,
  • An Hermitage tasting session followed by a three course lunch with two further wines at the famous Paul Jaboulet-Aîné boutique.
  • An extensive tour and tasting at another local winery.
  • 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 recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.
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Day three (Optional) of your Rhône Valley wine tour

  • Your driver/guide will return to accompany you on a second day of tours.
  • Today you explore the area around Ampuis and Condrieu to taste Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie wines. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A tour and tastings at a local estate.
  • A five course wine tasting lunch in a charming restaurant overlooking the Rhône river.
  • 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.
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The final day of your Rhône Valley wine 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

An excellent trip, expertly constructed to meet our requirements.

Richard- Essex, UK

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). Considerable 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
Maison Pic - ValenceSuperior room5*3 Days£1557Book Now
Maison Pic - ValenceSuperior room5*4 Days£2375Book 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 Northern Rhone Valley wine tour

The price of this package doesn’t include travel to Valence. 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.

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