Exclusive Avignon

Luxury Rhone Valley Wine Tour Based in Avignon

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At a glance

Region: The Rhône
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: From £876 to £2305 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts + 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 2 dinners (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits: 2 wineries (3 Days)
4 wineries (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 10 (3 Days)
Approximately 16 (4 Days)
Tour Transport: Luxury chauffeured vehicle for a half day (3 Days)
Luxury chauffeured vehicle for two half days (4 Days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year (excluding July). Please note that the gastronomic restaurant of La Mirande is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, however we would be delighted to propose a suitable alternative for you if you wish to travel on these days.

Trip Summary

Our three and four day Exclusive breaks in Avignon give you the opportunity to discover the very best of Avignon and the Southern Rhône region. They offer both unique wine tasting experiences and a sumptuous 5* setting. Staying at the stunning 5* Hotel la Mirande, guests will enjoy an exceptional level of service and access to the hotel’s first-class facilities. To complete the experience, the package also includes a gastronomic dinner with drinks in a Michelin-starred restaurant.

On day two, you will start your day by exploring the iconic town of Avignon. A qualified guide will take you on a three hour private walking tour to discover the city’s stunning cultural heritage as well as its fascinating history. You will then enjoy some free time for a relaxing lunch. After lunch, you will be met at the hotel by an executive chauffeured vehicle and English-speaking Grape Escapes guide, who will accompany you throughout the afternoon on a private basis. Guests are free to choose their preferred two estates in famous appellations such as Châteaneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras for tours and tastings. The Grape Escapes specialists are happy to offer advice and make suggestions if you would prefer. Please note that a number of the more exclusive estates do not tend to receive visitors at weekends and some of them do not receive visitors at all. We would be pleased to discuss the various options with you and contact the individual estates accordingly. After such an enlightening day, a gastronomic five course dinner including a flute of Champagne, three glasses of wine, water and coffee will be served in Christian Etienne Michelin-starred restaurant.

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The four day break includes a free morning to relax and do as you please. In the early afternoon, you will once again be met at your hotel by your private executive vehicle and driver as well as your English-speaking guide. You will enjoy a further two tours and tastings at your selected favourite estates in Châteaunauf-du-Pape. Subject to availability, options include Château Vaudieu, Domaine Beaurenard, Château la Nerthe, Domaine Pegau, Château Beaucastel, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, and Domaine la Janasse. In the evening, a five course wine tasting dinner will be served in the hotel’s highly regarded gastronomic restaurant. Each course will be paired with a different wine, selected by the sommelier.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Avignon, check into your preferred room grade at the 5* Hotel la Mirande in the heart of the city centre.
  • The remainder of the afternoon will be free for you to relax and explore the city independently.
  • We will provide you with a list of recommended restaurants in Avignon, and we would be delighted to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, a private guide will take you on a tour to explore the iconic city of Avignon and discover its rich cultural and historic heritage.
  • After lunch, you will be met at the hotel by a luxury chauffeured vehicle and Grape Escapes guide, who will accompany you throughout the afternoon. Your tour will comprise of two visits to your preferred Southern Rhône wineries for cellar tours and tastings of their wines.
  • In the evening, a five course gastronomic dinner with drinks will be served at the Christian Etienne Michelin starred restaurant, ideally located right next to the Popes’ Palace.
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Day Three (Optional)

  • Enjoy a free morning to do as you please. You may wish to take advantage of your hotel’s superb facilities or alternatively you may prefer to further explore the city independently.
  • After lunch, you will be taken back out into the vineyard for a second half day of tours and tastings. Your luxury chauffeured vehicle and your guide will meet you at the hotel and will accompany you to visit two of your favourite wineries in the world-famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation.
  • In the evening, a five course wine tasting dinner will be served in the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

Final 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

Thanks to the very high quality of service (one that is unfortunately rare) we had an incredible weekend.

Meredith- London, UK

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 for this Rhone Valley wine tour 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.

 

Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
La Mirande - Avignon Deluxe Room 5* 3 Days £1261 Book Now
La Mirande - Avignon Deluxe Room 5* 4 Days £1992 Book Now
La Mirande - Avignon Grand Deluxe Room 5* 3 Days £1470 Book Now
La Mirande - Avignon Grand Deluxe Room 5* 4 Days £2305 Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £250 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £400 per person on the four day break.

Low season discount. A discount of £80 per person applies for the three day break based on accommodation in a Deluxe room or £120 per person for the four day break from the 15th to the 30th of December. The discounts increase to £150 and £225 in a Grand Deluxe room.

Between the 02nd of January and the 29th of March as well as between the 21st of October and the 14th of December, book the three day break and enjoy a £100 per person discount in a Deluxe room or £185 per person in a Grand Deluxe room. For those booking the four day break, a discount of £155 per person in a Deluxe room or £275 in a Grand Deluxe room can instead be offered.

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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of 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 France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! An extra night’s bed and breakfast costs £212 per person in a Deluxe room or £301 per person in a Grand Deluxe room. Please contact us for low season extra night prices.
  • Spend a night or two in a Provençal Château. Just a 40 minute drive from Avignon is the beautiful Château de Mazan, nestled in the foothills of the Mont Ventoux. Bed and breakfast accommodation here starts at just £76 per person.
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to the Rhône Valley, we also arrange holidays to Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Champagne, Bordeaux, Alsace, Provence, Cognac and the Languedoc-Roussillon.
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Further Information

Travel to your Rhone Valley wine tour

The price of this package doesn’t include travel to Avignon. Please see our travel page for further information.

About Exclusive Breaks

For more information on our Exclusive tours please see our Exclusive tours 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 468 666 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to requests a booking form.

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Just a quick note to say that the trip was amazing - all went to plan and we were thoroughly spoiled, especially our friend whose birthday it was.

Nishi - Middlesex, UK