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Simply Avignon

Southern Rhône Wine Holiday

At a glance

Region: The Rhone
Type of Tour:
Duration: 2/3 Days
Guide Price: from £184 to £336 per person
Travel: None
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.

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Rhone Crussol VineyardsIf 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. Avignon- Credits ©MP_JULIENHere, 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.

 

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Simply Avignon Wine Holiday

Day One of your Simply Avignon wine holidayAvignon- credits ©Comite_de_Promotion_des_vins_de_Châteauneuf_du_pape

  • Upon arrival in Avignon, check into your chosen hotel in the city centre.
  • In the evening, a tasting session of three Southern Rhône wines will take place in an authentic tasting boutique.

Final Day of your Simply Avignon wine holiday

  • After breakfast and check out, you will be met by an English-speaking Avignon- Credits ©JL.Seilledriver/guide,
    who will accompany you on a half day guided and transported tour of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, visiting two wineries (or one winery and the Roman amphitheatre if your tour falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday).

Day Two of your Simply Avignon wine holiday (Optional)

  • If you opt to spend two nights in Avignon, the afternoon of day two will be free for you to explore the city independently.

(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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These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £20 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hôtel De L’Horloge - Avignon Tradition 4* 2 Days` £219 Book Now
Hôtel De L’Horloge - Avignon Tradition 4* 3 Days £302 Book Now
Grand Hotel Avignon - Avignon Superior 4* 2 Days £219 Book Now
Grand Hotel Avignon - Avignon Superior 4* 3 Days £302 Book Now
Grand Hotel Avignon - Avignon Superior with Garden View 4* 2 Days £228 Book Now
Grand Hotel Avignon - Avignon Superior with Garden View 4* 3 Days £319 Book Now
Cloitre Saint Louis- Avignon Superior 4* 2 Days £228 Book Now
Cloitre Saint Louis- Avignon Superior 4* 3 days £319 Book Now
Cloitre Saint Louis- Avignon Exclusive 4* 2 Days £236 Book Now
Cloitre Saint Louis- Avignon Exclusive 4* 3 days £336 Book Now

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Hotel de l’HorlogeHotel de L'Horloge 2

A discount of £15 per person on the two day break or £30 per person on the three day break applies for travel between
November and the end of March.

 

Avignon Grand Hotel

avignon-grand-hotel-chambre-2For those opting for a Superior room, the price reduces by £20 per person onthe two day break and £40 per person on the three day break between November and the end of March. The price based on accommodation in a Superior room with a garden view reduces by £20 per person on the two day break and £50 per person on the three day break. If you book the three day break in April or October, enjoy a complimentary third night at the hotel.

 

Le Cloître Saint Louis

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For those opting for a Superior room, the price reduces by £20 per person on the two day break and £50 per person on the three day break between April and October. The price based on accommodation in an Exclusive room reduces by £30 per person on the two day break and £60 per person on the three day break. If you book the three day break in April or October, enjoy a complimentary third night at the hotel.

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Travel to your Wine Holiday

Avignon airport is around 15 minutes from the city centre by taxi or 45 minutes by shuttle. Avignon is less well served by direct flights than Marseille, which is around an hour’s drive. Flying to Nîmes and taking a 40 minute taxi drive is also an option. Grape Escapes is ATOL registered, number 10831 and we would be happy to book your flights at cost, however a booking fee of £25 per person applies.

The journey time with Eurostar from London via Paris or Lille to Avignon is around 6 to 6 ½ hours. Between July and September, there is one direct train every Saturday from London. We would be happy to book your tickets for you at cost, however a booking fee of £10 per person applies.

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To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Hermitage Tour - Jaboulet Vineum- Credits ©Julie Rey – Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Simply Northern Rhône

This 2 or 3 days Simply break will give you the opportunity to discover the region through a Tournon-sur-Rhône and Hermitage tour with tastings of several Northern Rhône wines as well as a delicious traditional lunch

from £140 to £205 per person