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Magical Rhône Valley

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The Rhone Valley : 7 nights, 6 days to enjoy its wines and charms !
Important river route since the Antiquity, the Rhone River is dotted with prosperous cities along his banks like Lyon and Avignon. The Rhone Valley wines take their strenght from this abundant and powerful river which shares his personality and sculpts the landscape.
Come and discover the emblematic grape varieties : Syrah (also called Shiraz), viognier and grenache. You will understand their charcateristics tasting the crus from the Nothern and Southern valley : Côte Rotie, Condrieu, Châteauneuf du Pape, Tavel, Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise.
A little further from its banks, you will visit charming medieval villages such as Pérouges and Oingt and discover some wine appellations like Beaujolais and Ventoux.

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  • Northern AND southern Rhone Valley vineyards
  • A wine expert by your side during the excursions
  • 3 charming accommodations in 3 places to discover : Lyon, Châteauneuf du Pape and Avignon.
  • The beginning of this stay has to be on a Monday or a Friday

Day 1

Arrival in Lyon

  • beaujolais wine tourPrivate transfer from Lyon airport or Lyon train station to your hotel in Lyon city center.
  • Rest of the day on your own to discover the city.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 2

Beaujolais and Perouges

  • perougesEscape from city for a full day shared excursion and discover Lyon’s magnificent countryside.
  • In the morning explore the Beaujolais : visit the picturesque village of Oingt in the Golden Stones Country.
  • Then taste award winning Beaujolais wines at a small family winery.
  • In the afternoon, discover the town of Pérouges,  listed among the 156 most beautiful towns in France which makes you travel back to the Middle Ages! Walk along cobblestone streets and learn about French History as you discover this unique setting.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 3

Shyraz and Viognier in Lyon

  • Enjoy a morning shared excursion to discover the wines from the Nothern Rhône Valley. You will do a first stop in Vienne to admire a spectacular view on the 2000 year’s old roman theatre and the stunning panorama on the Rhone Valley.
  • We'll drive through the homeland of the legendary Syrah & Viognier grapes, passing by  Cote Rotie and Condrieu vineyards. You will learn some secrets about the unique Rhone wine-making savoir faire and the art of barrel aging.
  • You will taste some Condrieu, St Joseph or/and Cote Rotie in two different wineries.
  • Few hours at leisure in the afternoon to explore Lyon.
  • Private transfer to the train station to join Avignon.
  • Pick up at Avignon train station and private transfer to your guesthouse in Châteauneuf du Pape.
  • Meal tray at disposal at the guesthouse.

Day 4

Ventoux, Beaumes de Venise, Gigondas

  • vineyards in south of franceAll about wine ! Enjoy a full day shared excursion to discover 3 different AOC ! Start with an interactive wine education to improve your senses. Learn about the wine making process visiting the vatroom, the aging cellar and the bottling room of a winery located a the foot of the Mont Ventoux.
  • Practise profesional wine tasting with an expert.
  • Appreciate a picnic lunch in the garden of the winery.
  • In the afternoon, continue to 2 crus of the Southern Rhône Valley : Beaumes de Venise for its sweet muscat and Gigondas for its full bodied red wines. Enjoy the panoramic view from Gigondas village.
  • Dinner at the guesthouse.

Day 5

Tavel and Châteauneuf du Pape

  • chateauneuf du pape vineyardsIn the morning enjoy the pool or a walk in the middle of the vines.
  • At the end of the morning transfer to your hotel in Avignon.
  • In the afternoon, discover the appellations Tavel and Châteauneuf during a shared excursion.
  • You will stop in two wineries to taste the famous rosés of Tavel and the structed long kiping reds in Châteauneuf du Pape.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 6

Avignon

  • avignon city of the popesEnjoy the last day of your stay to explore Avignon to your liking. 4 places are waiting for you during the day.
  • A touch of history and culture with the audioguided visits in the Popes'Palace and the Pont d'Avignon.
  • Then, tasting of local products with a sweet break to discover the provencal biscuits & candies and a tasting with Rhone Valley wines enthusiasts.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 7

End of the stay

  • corksCheck out.
  • Private transfer to Avignon TGV Station.
  • End of our services.
  • Prices are subject to availability at the moment of the booking.
  • Sunday or bank holiday supplement are NOT included
  • Go to the TRIP INFO section below:
    - to check the minimum person BASIS of this trip
    - to check the single room ( 1 pers. ) supplement
    - if you're travelling SOLO: please contact us
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Choose your level of comfort according to your wish & budget !

  • For a single room ( 1 pers. ) a single supplement will be charged
  • See in our TRIP INFO section
  • Keep in mind that the hotels mentionned are always subject to availability at the moment of the booking

  • Hotel des Celestins - Lyon

    The hotel des Célestins is a 3-star hotel in the heart of the city of Lyon.

    Ideally located, you will need less than 10 minute walk to reach the Tourism Office in Bellecour square.

  • La Bastide des Princes - Châtea...

    La Bastide des Princes is located in the vineyard of Châteauneuf du Pape.

    The guesthouse is a beautiful building from the 17th century. You will enjoy the swimming pools and a green park for a relaxing stay.

  • Hotel Danieli - Avignon

    Charming 3-star hotel in the city centre of Avignon.
    Located on the main avenue Rue de la République, this situation is perfect for anyone who wants to discover the city centre just walking. 
    The building is a very old monument looking almost like an Hausmanian building from Paris.

  • Hotel Mercure Plaza - Lyon

    Fully renovated in 2015, the 4-star Mercure Lyon Centre Plaza République hotel is the perfect adress in the center of Lyons.

    You are sure to fall for this Haussmann-style hotel with its renovated rooms and bar.

  • La Bastide des Princes - Châtea...

    La Bastide des Princes is located in the vineyard of Châteauneuf du Pape.

    The guesthouse is a beautiful building from the 17th century. You will enjoy the swimming pools and a green park for a relaxing stay.

  • Hotel de l'Horloge - Avignon

    Charming 4-star hotel ideally located near the main square Place de l'Horloge in Avignon city centre.

    This location will enable you to wander around very easily without having to take public transportation. 

  • Hotel Sofitel - Lyon

    The 5-star Hotel Sofitel Lyon Bellecour is set in the heart of the city center and offers a stunning view over the river. Built in 1969, the charming hotel was renovated in 2009.

  • La Bastide des Princes - Châtea...

    La Bastide des Princes is located in the vineyard of Châteauneuf du Pape.

    The guesthouse is a beautiful building from the 17th century. You will enjoy the swimming pools and a green park for a relaxing stay.

  • Hotel de l'Europe - Avignon

    The 5 star Hotel d'Europe is a magnificent 16th century residence, offering 39 rooms and 5 spacious and luxuriously decorated suites.

    The restaurant "La Vieille Fontaine" is one of the best restaurant of the region.

  • The rates are subject to availability at the moment of the booking
  • Private tours are only available for 2 persons minimum
  • Hotels prices are calculated on a 2 pers. basis
  • You will be able to select the exact number of traveller(s) when completing your reservation form
  • If you're travelling SOLO : please contact us
  • An extra day to discover the wonders of Provence.
  • Visit the Pont du Gard, the villages of Les Baux de Provence, Gordes and Roussillon, the Antics in St Rémy de Provence and the Lavender Museum.
  • Warning : additional night will be at your charge
  • Available on day 3 : from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm 
  • Private sightseeing of Lyon
  • Pick up directly at our hotel and drop off at the train station.
  • The price is calculated on a 2 passengers basis (please contact us if you are more than persons)

Prices

The prices for this package are based on a 2 people basis (double room) and subject to availability.

Included

  • 6 nights in a 3-star hotels (or similar), double room, B&B and city tax included (2 nights in Lyon, 2 nights in Châteauneuf du Pape, 2 nights in Avignon)
  • Train tickets (2nd class) Lyon / Avignon TGV (on day 3)
  • Private transfers on days 1, 3, 5 and 7
  • Shared full-day wine excursion on day 2
  • Shared half-day wine excursions on days 3 and 5
  • Private full-day wine tour on day 4
  • Dinners on days 3 and 4, picnic lunch on day 4 (drinks included) and breakfasts
  • Wine tastings as mentionned in the program
  • Tickets to visit the Popes'Palace and the Pont d'Avignon with audioguides

Not included

  • All the meals not mentioned in the program
  • Train tickets (from Paris to Lyon) on day 1

Single supplement

  • Comfort : 193 € for the stay
  • Charme : 460 € for the stay
  • Prestige : 732 € for the stay

Important

  • The beginning of the stay has to be on Monday or Friday.
  • The Popes' Palace and Pont d'Avignon opening hours change in the winter time, last entrance at 4.45PM.
  • Our partners for the tastings of biscuits, candies and wines are opened from 10.00AM to 7.30PM (on day 6).
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