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Germany South 2020: April 27 – May 05
Germany East 2020: June 03 – 13
Rhône 2020: May 11 – 20
Bordeaux 2020: September 01 – 10
Burgundy 2020: October 08 – 18




Wine, History, Culture:

10 Days: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Accommodation: 9 nights:
Night 1: Monday, October 15:
Grand Hôtel des Terreaux in Lyon, a 4 star, beautiful hotel in the heart of Old Lyon, the Unesco World Heritage site. It combines the atmosphere of an old-fashioned 19th century town house with a modern, innovative décor. It also has an interesting indoor pool and hot tub.
Nights 2: Tuesday, October 16:
Hôtellerie Beau Rivage in Condrieu, a 4 star very charming hotel overlooking the Rhône river and right next to the most famous vineyards of the northern Rhône.
Nights 3: Wednesday, October 17:
Hôtel Le Pavillion de l'Hermitage in Tain-l'Hermitage, a 3 star hotel right in the center of Tain-l'Hermitage at the foot of the Hermitage vineyards.
Nights 4 + 5: Thursday, October 18 + Friday, October 19:
Hostellerie du Domaine de Cabasse in Séguret, a 4 star wonderful "provençal" place with a pool and a great terrace belonging to a wine domaine. The hotel sits right in the middle of the vineyards and provides for gorgeous views over the surrounding landscape and the medieval town of Séguret.
Night 6: Saturday, October 20:
Hôtel Benvengudo in Les Baux de Provence, a 4+ star very relaxing luxury resort hotel with a genuine "provençal" feel at the foot of the famous mountain village Les Baux de Provence.
Nights 7 + 8: Sunday, October 21 + Monday, October 22:
Hôtel Cloître Saint-Louis in Avignon, a 4 star extraordinarily charming hotel in a historic monastery right in the city center in close proximity to all major sightseeing attractions in Avignon.
Night 9: Tuesday, October 23:
Hostellerie Château des Fines Roches in Châteauneuf du Pape, a 4 star hotel and wine domaine in a magnificent, fairy-tale castle in the middle of the Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards and with a spectacular view of the Papal Palace of Avignon in the distance.

On our first day in Lyon we will travel a couple of miles north of Lyon to visit Domaine de Pergaud. Eric Texier is one of the dynamic, winemakers in the Rhône valley, although his domaine is located in the very southern tip of the Beaujolais region. The nest two days we spend in the Northern Rhône area visiting domaines in the Côte Rôtie, Condrieu,  Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage. We will then travel to Séguret. Séguret lies picturesquely at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, a mountain range visible from afar because of the dramatically jagged shape of their peaks. From here we will explore domaines in Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rastau. Th weekend we spend in "real" Prvovençe at the foot of the famous village Les Baux de Provence. Here almost every wine domaine also produces olive oil. We are going to visit a winery and olive oil production. The next two nights we will spend in Avignon. We will trace the footsteps of van Gogh in Arles, we will travel to the Pont du Gard to be amazed at what the Romans already achieved 2000 years ago, we will visit the famous Papal Palace in Avignon as well as the famous Pont d'Avignon. We also visit a domaine in Châteauneuf du Pape. The last day and night we explore Châteauneuf du Pape with visits and tasting of famous and not so famous wineries and the last evening we will have a fabulous wine pairing dinner at the beautiful winery and hostellerie Château des Fines Roches on the outskirts of Châteauneuf du Pape.


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