Wine Tour with Tony Aspler: France's Northern and Southern Rhone Valley

This year's annual wine tour with hosts Tony and Deborah Aspler takes us to France's Rhone Valley.  The first three days will focus on the Northern Rhone from our base in Lyon.  Lyon is renowned for its gastronomy and is widely acknowledged (even by Parisians) to be the food capital of France, if not Europe.  The city is fames as much for for its excellent family-run eateries known as bouchons as for its Michelin-starred restaurants established by local legendary chefs such as Paul Bocuse.

The final four days of the tour will be spent in the Southern Rhone Valley where our base will be Avignon- one of the most fascinating cities in the South of France and a perfect launching point to explore the many famous AOC's of the Southern Rhone including Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Lirac, Tavel and of course Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  This particular corner of the country is as famous for its fascinating history as it is for its natural beauty (regularly featured in the works of Cezanne, Van Gogh and Picasso).  The scenic hilltop villages of the Luberon, cosmopolitan Aix-en-Provence and pretty Saint-Remy-de-Provence are all within an easy days travel.  

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BOOKING INFORMATION

May 06 - 13, 2024

$9,595

Land Only

Waitlist Only

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ITINERARY

Day 1 - Monday, May 06:

Arrival on your own in Lyon.  Transfer to Hotel Intercontinental.

Day 2 - Tuesday, May 07:

Winery visits and sightseeing in Northern Rhone Valley

Day 3 - Wednesday, May 08:

Sightseeing and  visits in Northern Rhone Valley.

Day 4 - Thursday, May 09:

Transfer from Lyon to Avignon.  Sightsseeing and visits enroute.  Later afternoon check into Hotel d'Europe for 4 nights stay.

Day 5 - Friday, May 10:

Sightseeing and visits in Southern Rhone Valley

Day 6 - Saturday, May 11:

Sightseeing and visits in Southern Rhone Valley

Day 7 - Sunday, May 12:

Sightseeing and visits in Southern Rhone Valley

Day 8 - Monday, May 13:

Breakfast before transferring to Marseille airport.  End of tour

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