Since our first tour in 2005, we have created our Premium tours with the same philosophy. Firstly, we carefully select three or four wine / Champagne makers to visit each day. These will be chosen to offer a cross section of winery sizes and wine styles from across the region to best illustrate its characteristics. We then select somewhere for a top quality lunch. This may be as the guests of one of the wineries that we are visiting or at a premium restaurant where you can enjoy a gourmet lunch accompanied with a selection of fine wines. Finally, we arrange for one of our English speaking local guides to accompany you on the tour. By using locals, we find that they add a personal touch to each tour with their own anecdotes from their home region.
To ensure that the quality of your Grape Escapes Premium tour is of the highest standard, we strictly limit the number of guests on each tour. Unlike other operators who often take groups of 30 or more people in a coach, Grape Escapes Premium tours operate with a typical group size of between 10 and 16 guests. Even our most popular tours are capped at a modest 20 people. This has a number of benefits including access to the broadest range of wine makers and restaurants, better service, less time waiting and a more social and intimate atmosphere on the tour.
Arriving in your chosen region on day one at a time of your preference, the remainder of the day and the evening would be free for you to do as you please. Day two (and three if you are booked onto one of our three night tours) would begin between 9 and 9.30 am, with collection from your hotel by a luxury chauffeured minicoach and a Grape Escapes guide followed by a full day of visits and tastings including lunch. You would select your own travel time on your last day, giving you as much time as you would like to further explore the region before heading home.
With all of our Premium tours we are happy to arrange additional nights in the region (or another region if you would like a longer vacation) and can arrange further winery visits and activities to complement the tour. For customers booked onto a premium tour, we will gladly reserve a table for your party at any of the restaurants on our recommended restaurant list (in advance of departure).
All Premium Tours
|Burgundy||£647-£850 per person|
|Champagne||£369-£986 per person|
|Champagne||£415-£1024 per person|
|Champagne||£363-£980 per person|