Simply Avignon

Southern Rhône Wine tour

Rhone wine tour

Please note that Simply tours are online offers only and cannot be customised. Please use our online booking form in the pricing table below to secure your booking.

At a glance

Region: The Rhône
Type of Tour:
Duration: 2/3 Days
Guide Price: from £245 to £352 per person
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.

Trip Summary

If 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. Here, 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.

Avignon Wine Tour
Rhone wine tour

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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Outline Itinerary

Simply Avignon Wine Holiday

Day One of your Simply Avignon wine holiday

  • 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 driver/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).
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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.

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 £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
Le Cloitre Saint Louis - Avignon Superior 4* 2 Days £265 Book Now
Le Cloitre Saint Louis - Avignon Superior 4* 3 days £352 Book Now
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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.
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Further Information

Travel to your Rhone wine tour

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

Simply Tours

For more information on our Simply tours please see our Simply 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 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to requests a booking form.

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“My daughter and I visited Avignon on one of your wine tasting trips. It was absolutely superb. Your choice of wine merchant who explained the regions wine and its history was excellent, he is a local wine merchant who was very knowledgeable of the local wine growing area and very proud of the local wines.”

Gerry - Cheshire, UK