|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||From £899 to £2165 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.
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.
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.
Day Three (Optional)
(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.
Thanks to the very high quality of service (one that is unfortunately rare) we had an incredible weekend.
Meredith- London, UK
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.
Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £325 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £530 per person on the four day break.
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.
The price of this package doesn’t include travel to Avignon. Please see our travel page for further information.
For more information on our Exclusive tours please see our Exclusive tours page.
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 email@example.com to requests a booking form.
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