Bandol and Gastronomy

Gastronomy and Bandol wine tour in a Provencal setting

BAndol wine tour hostellerie berard et spa-facade (hotel entrance)

At a glance

Region: Provence
Type of Tour:
Duration: 4 Days
Guide Price: from £1024 to £1473 per person
Number of Meals: 3 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits: 3 wineries
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 10
Tour Transport: Transfer to your cookery class + 1 private chauffeured vehicle for the day
Dates / Availability: Available in April, May, June, July, September and October.

Trip Summary

Provence vines - Bandol wine tourThis four day / three night break has been designed to give you the best experience of the renowned Provençal art de vivre. Combining delicious Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with fresh and savoury products with refreshing and aromatic wines, our Bandol and Gastronomy package is a heaven for the palate.

Upon arrival at the charming Hostellerie Bérard, check into your preferred room grade and enjoy the stunning views from your window. The remainder of the day will be free for you to unwind and explore your lovely surroundings independently. In the evening, a delicious four course dinner will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Drinks have not been included as part of this package but can be ordered and paid for locally on the day.

On the morning of day two, we will arrange for you to be transferred to the 19th Century Provençal Bastide des Saveurs where an entertaining cookery class will take place led by Michelin-starred Chef René Bérard. Here, you will learn all about the Provençal and Mediterranean gastronomy. At the end of the class, you will be able to taste your delicious dish on the terrace or in the traditional dining room of the Bastide. The remainder of the day will be spent enjoying a spa afternoon. The package includes spa access as well as one hour spa treatment. Let yourself be pampered! The evening will be free for you to do as you please.

Bandol wine tour Provence Rosé

On day three, you will be met at the hotel by a private chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day for a tour of the Bandol and Cassis appellations. You will firstly be taken to the Cassis appellation for a tour and tastings at a premium local domaine. Here, you will learn about the Cassis AOC and the specificities of the local wines. After such an enlightening morning, you will be given some free time for lunch in the picturesque port. In the afternoon, you will be taken to two different wineries in Bandol and its surroundings. Here, you will learn everything about the wine growing history of the region, its AOC as well as the wine-making process. You will visit the wine-making facilities of the estates and your tour will conclude with tastings of their aromatic rosé wines. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

Region Map

Outline Itinerary

Bandol wine tour hostellerie berard et spa-salle a manger-cuisine-80 mdDay One

  • Upon arrival at the Hostellerie Bérard, check into your preferred room.
  • The remainder of the afternoon will be free for you to do as you please.
  • In the evening, a four course dinner (excluding drinks) will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, you will be taken to the Bastide des Saveurs for an entertaining cookery class with Michelin-starred Chef René Bérard.
  • You will be taken back to the hotel at the end of the class.
  • Bandol wine tour - customer 1 ProvenceEnjoy a spa afternoon at the hotel. The package includes full spa access as well as a one hour treatment.
  • The evening will be free for you to do as you please.
  • In your travel pack there will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants. We would be pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Day Three (Optional)

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by a private chauffeured vehicle who will accompany you throughout the day on a tour of the Bandol and Cassis vineyards.
  • In the morning, you will visit a Cassis winery for a tour of the facilities followed by a tasting session of the estate’s wines.
  • You will be given some free time for lunch in Cassis.
  • In the afternoon, you will be taken to two premium Bandol wineries for a tour of their estates followed by tastings of their delicious rosé wines.
  • You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.

Bandol wine tour customer 2 ProvenceFinal Day

  • 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.

Accommodation

Package Prices

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 £35 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.
  • A peak supplement applies for travel between the 07th of July and the 01st of September.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hostellerie Bérard & Spa - La Cadière-d'Azur Superior Room 3* 4 Days £1309 Book Now
Hostellerie Bérard & Spa - La Cadière-d'Azur Junior Suite 3* 4 Days £1473 Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less: A group discount of £250 per person applies for groups or 4 people or more travelling together.

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.

Further Information

Travel to your Bandol wine tour

Given the wide range of travel options to Provence, the package price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for detailed information about how best to travel to the region.

About Wine and Beyond Breaks

For more information on our Wine and Beyond breaks please see our Wine and Beyond page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a 20% deposit 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.