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 £224 to £380 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.

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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 £269 Book Now
Le Cloitre Saint Louis - Avignon Superior 4* 3 days £362 Book Now
Hôtel De L’Horloge - Avignon Tradition 4* 2 Days` £271 Book Now
Hôtel De L’Horloge - Avignon Tradition 4* 3 Days £367 Book Now
Le Cloitre Saint Louis - Avignon Exclusive 4* 2 Days £278 Book Now
Le Cloitre Saint Louis - Avignon Exclusive 4* 3 days £380 Book Now

Special Offers

Hotel de l’Horloge. A discount of £25 per person on the two day break or £55 per person on the three day break applies for travel between November and the end of March. A smaller discount of £10 per person on the two day break or £20 per person on the three day break applies for travel between the 26th of July and the 31st of August.

Le Cloître Saint Louis. The price in all room grades reduces by £5 per person on the two day break and £15 per person on the three day break between the 1st and the 27th of April and between the 1st and the 18th of October. If you book the two day break between the 19th of October and the end of March, enjoy a discount of £25 per person on the two day break or £50 per person on the three day break.

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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Travel to your Wine Holiday

Avignon airport is around 15 minutes from the city centre by taxi or 45 minutes by shuttle. Avignon is less well served by direct flights than Marseille, which is around an hour’s drive. Flying to Nîmes and taking a 40 minute taxi drive is also an option. Grape Escapes is ATOL registered, number 10831 and we would be happy to book your flights at cost, however a booking fee of £25 per person applies.

The journey time with Eurostar from London via Paris or Lille to Avignon is around 6 to 6 ½ hours. Between July and September, there is one direct train every Saturday from London. We would be happy to book your tickets for you at cost, however a booking fee of £10 per person applies.

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Further Information

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person 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.

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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