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Vine & wine

From the heart of the Provencal Vineyard between Mountain and Sea, from the Luberon, to the legendary Chateauneuf du Pape, discover the ancestral history of the French grapevine in this magnificent region. The vine was introduced by the Phoceens 2600 years ago, but it was the Romans who really developed the vine in France from 200 BC and organized the Romana Province, today called Provence. 

Take a cultural and historical journey under the Sun in the South of France among remarkable sites such as Sainte Victoire, Cassis, the Luberon,  Châteauneuf du Pape,  Beaumes de Venise, Gigondas and Vacqueyras.

Every day, discover different vineyards and appellations, accompanied by wine experts – More than a wine tasting tour, we propose enriching encounters with winemakers, oenologists, sommeliers, historians, speakers… Embark for an educational and tasteful journey in the heart of the Provencal Vine.

This 7 days and 6 nights package include:

•          Transfer from and to Marseille Provence International Airport

•          Accommodation in 4* Hotels

•          Half board (Breakfast and lunch)

•          Tours of Vineyards, Wine tastings

•          Oenology workshops and Tasting Initiation

•          Visits & Sightseeing

•          Selected dinners at a restaurant (Day 1, 4, 6)

Designed for groups of 10 to 15 participants:

Arrival & departure from Marseille Provence international airport

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Day 1: Aix en Provence

Arrival at Marseille – Provence Airport and transfer to 4* Hotel in Aix-en-Provence.

Welcome Wine Pairing Dinner in the historical center of Aix en Provence

 

Day 2: Sainte Victoire - Rians

At the foot of the Mt Sainte Victoire, the vineyard of COTE DE PROVENCE, SAINTE VICTOIRE is considered one of the most natural vineyards in France, benefiting from the drying action of the MISTRAL wind.

Morning: Discovery of Mt Sainte Victoire Site

Visit and Wine tasting in one of the most prestigious vineyards of Mt Sainte Victoire site

Wine trail discovering the flora and fauna and also the geology of the Vineyard.

Wine Pairing lunch at a vineyard

Afternoon: RIANS

Tour of an astonishing Vineyard with breathtaking views, accompanied by a Wine Expert.

Tour of the cellars, Art Gallery, and gardens.

Evening: Free time in Aix en Provence

 

Day 3: Cassis & the Calanques

Morning: Visit of the village

Boat tour in the Calanques of Cassis

Lunch in a local restaurant (Seafood Specialties)

Visits of a Vineyard with a Professional oenologist

Tour of the cellars

Wine tasting initiation

Local Products tasting

Evening: free evening in Aix – en – Provence

Day 4: Le Luberon - Vaucluse

Morning: After breakfast departure for Lourmarin listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Visit of the village and its castle, wine tasting in the Castle cellars.

Visit of a vineyard and meeting with the Winemaker

Lunch: in the village of Menerbes

Visit of the Truffle & Wine Museum

Afternoon: The Luberon in its entire splendor

Roussillon and its former Ochre mines

Gordes and the Sénanque Abbey

Evening:   Isle sur la Sorgue (famous worldwide for its Antique shops and   markets.)

Wine pairing dinner featuring wines from the Luberon

4* Hotel in Isle sur la Sorgue

 

Day 5: Avignon - Chateauneuf du Pape

The History of the Rhône Valley Vine & Wines

Historic guided tour of Avignon focusing on the history of the introduction of the Vine by the Popes.

Visit of Châteauneuf du Pape Village

Lunch: in a restaurant in the historical village of Châteauneuf du Pape

Afternoon: Visit of a renowned Châteauneuf du Pape vineyard.

Visit of the Wine museum dedicated to the work of winemakers

Audio Guided educational Wine trail

Wine Tasting

Oenology Workshop

Evening: 4* Hotel in Avignon

Day 6: Dentelles de Montmirail

This wine route extends around the “Dentelles de Montmirail” – Magnificent serrated mountains which dominate the Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

Morning: Visit of the medieval village of Beaumes de Venise   (discovery of the appellation Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, one of France best sweet wines)

Guided tour of the Cooperative Cellars and tasting of 4 of their best Vintages)

Lunch in the cellars’ Restaurant

Afternoon: Visit of the Village of Vacqueyras and Gigondas

Wine Tasting tour onboard a Combi 1965, through the vineyards

Evening: Farewell Dinner in Avignon

Night in a 4* hotel in Avignon

Day 7: Marseille

Transfer to Marseille Provence international airport