Barge cruises along the majestic Rhone, en route to the grand cities and dramatic landscapes of Provence. The 4-12 guest charter deluxe barges are complete with all the modern amenities of a deluxe hotel. Excursions lead to the wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the delightful towns of Avignon and Arles.
Short, value-priced, pre-packaged private Provence wine tours that feature the region's top estates, best 4-star hotels, and finest restaurants. A great value, just choose your package and choose your dates!
We design these tours personally in close collaboration with guests who prefer a totally customized Rhone Valley wine tour or Provence wine tour and the highest level of personal service. Custom tours include VIP tastings at the very top wine estates, fascinating local sightseeing, and the finest hotels or chateaux and gourmet restaurants.
Wine Tours in the Rhone Valley and Provence boast some of the most spectacularly beautiful vineyards in France. Vines cover the landscape as far as the eye can see, punctuated by olive groves and lavender fields. You'll find an incredibly rich variety of fascinating sites to discover while enjoying the full-bodied, expressive local wines and sun-drenched Provençale cuisine.
Following the wide Rhone River south from Lyon, vineyards are perched perilously on impossibly steep slopes, giving this part of the valley a distinctive and dramatic look. The Northern Rhone is where Syrah and Viognier make prestigious wines such as Côte Rôtie, Hermitage, and Condrieu. Your tastings will include the best négociants such as Chapoutier and Guigal, and the top boutique producers, Cuilleron, Clape or Gérin. Enjoy luxury accommodations with Michelin-starred dining on the banks of the Rhone or in the charming city of Vienne with its amazing Roman ruins.
Heading south, you'll discover the charming medieval villages and colorful red-tiled roofs of Provence. Explore the famous appellations of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, Gigondas, and Côtes du Rhône Villages with tastings at some of their finest estates, including the renowned Chateau de Beaucastel and Chateau de la Nerthe. Stay in Avignon's historic walled city, close to the majestic Pope's Palace, shopping, and restaurants, or in the countryside among the vineyards. Between tastings, you'll experience the rich history and flavors of Provence as you visit Roman ruins and open-air markets, and you'll enjoy the delectable cuisine of Provence at some of the area's best restaurants.
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