A WEEK IN FRENCH WINE COUNTRY
DEPART: ASHLAND,OREGON FALL 2017
UPDATE: TWO WEEKS IN THE RHONE VALLEYI will be in the Rhone Valley of France from October 7- 21, 2017. Follow me on Facebook for my boots-on-the-ground wine reports from France.
This tour package begins right here in Southern Oregon! Starting with two focused local wine tastings of Rhône varietal wines. Learn where each grape makes its home and how our local wines compare to the French vines. Please CONTACT ME if you are interested in traveling to France.
Join me and other wine enthusiasts from Southern Oregon for a week long visit to the Rhône Valley of France. We'll explore the vineyards of both the Northern and Southern Rhône Valley, while enjoying the sights of French wine country. You'll have plenty of time to venture out on your own from your peaceful country lodgings. Unpack once and settle into your surroundings.
Let me handle the details so you can focus on the magic of this world renowned wine region. This will be my 14th visit to France. My experience includes conducting bicycle tours in France from 1992-2001 (Brittany).
Being a fellow wine explorer I understand the need to keep costs down while insuring a trouble free experience. Having conducted many tours to France I can put together a varied itinerary that will give you the best value for your dollar.
Here's your opportunity to customize your tour. We will discuss which activities the group would like to include on the tour. During the pre-travel meetings you gain insights on what to expect while traveling in France.
Our group will be staying at a quaint rural Chambres d'Hôte, the equivalent of a B & B. I believe that you rather spend your time exploring the area than packing and un-packing every night.
PACKAGE. Seven nights (eight days) in Châteauneuf-du-Pape! You will be staying in a secluded charming country hotel (chambre d'hôtes.) Cost of lodging with breakfast, transportation, and personalized wine guide service are included. Food, wine tasting, airfare are not included. The week long tour (7 nights) will provide many opportunities to discover the food and wine of the Rhône.
Your cost is $1150 per person.
GUIDED. I'll be both your guide and driver. This will be my 14th visit to France! I have taken many groups to France when I operated a bike tour company for ten years (1992-2001.) Travel with me and I'll help eliminate the surprises!
Your tour will experience such activities such as Wine and Black Truffles
Dégustation. In a word: wine tasting. Visiting the wineries in France is very different than here in the USA. Most are by appointment. I'll make all the arrangements! Fees are extra. It is always polite to purchase a bottle (if you like it) at the tastings.
FOOD.Breakfast is included. All other food is up to you. However, if you chose, the lodging can provide dinners. I will provide a list of local restaurants. As for your Lunch, the group may decide to put together a Picnic and head for the countryside.
LODGING. You will be staying in a comfortable country "chambres d'hôte." These are rural B & B's that provide your breakfast and dinner (when available.) Each couple has there own private room. Unpack once, then relax in the quiet gardens or take a stroll through the French countryside.