Travel - French Wine School

Join us for 7 magical days of wine fun in the Rhone Valley & Provence 

Travel Experiences

Nothing beats the experience of visiting a wine region in person.

Winding through vineyards, meeting winemakers face-to-face, and sipping wine on the grounds where its grapes were grown provides a deeper understanding of that area and its wines.

Each region has a unique landscape, history and culture to explore. We want you to experience the best of it, learn, have fun and take home great memories.

Travel is complex today, so we want to simplify your wine experiences so you only have to get yourself here and enjoy. Stay tuned for new experiences coming soon!

Pictured: Beaujolais Vineyards © P. Muradian, Auvergne-Rhone Alps Tourisme

Join us in the Rhone Valley & Provence
25th Sept - 2nd Oct 2024

You’ll be spending 7 glorious days touring Northern & Southern Rhone Valley and Provence, guided by an expert & visiting some of the most iconic places in France.

Savour hand-picked wineries, cultural experiences and memories to last a lifetime.

Enjoy local delicacies

Enjoy a combination of hand-picked local, new and classic restaurants, to experience the best food of the region. 

Be inspired by the local food that works with wine in each region. You may find yourself brimming with new wine and food ideas to try at home.

Explore different landscapes

While good wine and food will be the highlight, your tour will be nicely balanced with some sightseeing and active days where you’ll get to walk or hike and explore beautiful landscapes in the region.

France’s wine regions have many unique landscapes to enjoy.

Pictured: Lavaudieu © J. Damase/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Classic or customised to suit you

Your classic tour includes benchmark wineries and local wine education. Walking and more. You will see what’s happening in the region with biodynamic and organic wineries as well as other winemakers doing interesting things.

You will eat at local and fancier restaurants, enjoy walks and a bit of sightseeing in between.

You can also have your own customised group, so if you want more or less wine, more or less walking we can make that work.

Pictured: © BIVB | LES CRÉATIONS DE L'ETOILE | BARILLEC LOUISE

What does a typical tour look like?

Choose a 3-5-7 day experience in exceptional region combining variety of beautiful walks with wine education, food and cultural experiences.

Each tour has 1or 2 guided walks in diverse landscapes of the region. Usually village-to-village, through vineyards or other renowned local landscapes. Suitable for all persons who are healthy and reasonably active.

Non-walkers can be provided with options for touring in the same regions as the walks.

Guided by professional English speaking guides with passion & knowledge of the region.

Accommodation will be in quality local hotels or auberge of quality.

1 Michelin Star or other fancy restaurant included (5-7 day tours), and other fun bistros and cafes.

Our tours put an emphasis on restaurants who focus on local fresh produce, and not tourist restaurants.

Taste regional wine at hosted dinners and some lunches.

Deepen your experience with French wine education including a minimum of 1-1/2 hours education on regional wine with an expert.

Learn more about the wine through;

  • wine & food matching experiences
  • visit to renowned wine village with tasting experiences at famous and classic wineries.

Visit an exceptional tourist site – a must see for the region.

Fill out the booking form below to enquire about our tours, or if you’d like to find out more.

Have more questions? Get in contact with us, we'd love to answer any questions you have.

Sample tour

7 Day Provence & Rhône Classic Tour Highlights

Day 1

Avignon

Starting in Avignon with a visit to the regions wine centre followed by a personalised tour of the Ancient Popes palace. An evening nestled in a beautiful farmhouse where you will be hosted by our expert wine educator.

Day 2

Chateaneuf de Pape

Visit Chateauneuf de Pape, the top wine village in the Rhone Valley. There are castle ruins to contemplate and the Popes cellar to visit. Lunch at a special venue

Day 3

Hiking, picnicking and wine tasting

A guided morning hike through a spectacular region finishing with a picnic lunch. The afternoon is spent learning about the region’s best wine with a 2 hour lesson with our wine expert. Dinner at renowned local restaurant.

Day 4

Exploring the Luberon Valley

More of a meander than a hike between 2 famous villages, wandering past prehistoric caves, ancient bories and abandoned villages. A wine tasting stop at an interesting biodynamic winery to perk us up before we head to our new home in St Remy de Provence.

Day 5

Les Alpilles

A full day in les Alpilles, starting with a guided walk from St Remy de Provence to Les Baux de Provence following a scenic trail through vineyards and orchards. After lunch a visit to a famous quarry – now gallery to famous art shows then a stop at a classic olive oil mill for tasting then back to St Remy de Provence.

Day 6

Cassis & the Mediterranean

We are cruising today. The bliss of the Mediterranean sunshine while we cruise the Calanques and visit the beautiful wine producing village of Cassis. A farewell dinner at a local gourmet restaurant in St Remy.

Day 7

St Remy de Provence

Time to explore the famous St Remy de Provence market and town before we finish our tour and transfer back to Avignon

To get even more out of your trip, learn more about the region and wine in our online courses.

Our courses are designed to work together with the tastings and travel experiences, so you can get the full immersion with French wine history, tasting the wine, and experiencing France’s wine regions in person.

Each online region course matches a region, so we recommend taking the course alongside your trip to give you a thorough grounding of the region.

Join us for 7 magical days of wine fun in the Rhone Valley & Provence 

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