Cotes De Provence Wine Tour From Aix-en-Provence - Aix-en-provence

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Overview

Visit Côtes de Provence St-Victoire winemaking region on this half-day trip from Aix-en-Provence! With an expert guide, travel to the scenic foothills of St-Victoire Mountain, and learn about the French painter Paul Cézanne who is said to have painted the peak nearly 60 times! Explore two traditional wineries in the area, enjoying wine-tasting sessions in each, and discover the delight of Provencal red and rosé wines!

Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money

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Leave Aix-en-Provence in the morning, and travel east with your guide by minivan to the foothills of St-Victoire Mountain, a stunning peak that rises some 3,317 feet (1,011 meters), dominating the Provencal landscape. The landmark was a source of inspiration for the painter Paul Czanne in the late 19th century, featuring in many of his Post-Impressionist masterpieces like Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley.

A popular winemaking region, the softly sloping hills are home to countless vineyards that thrive with the temperate climate and fertile, yet shallow, soils. In turn, this produces some of Provences best wines full bodied with abundant minerality.

Visit two of the renowned Ctes de Provence St-Victoire wineries, and sample glasses of their prized reds and ross during wine-tasting sessions with your guide. Learn about the region, the different wines and their subtle complexities that afford their winning flavors. After each wine-tasting session, explore the wineries to see where the wines are aged and bottled and to soak up the rustic Provencal ambiance.

Return to Aix after your second wine estate tour, and then end your tour with a drop-off at the start point.

Inclusions for Cotes De Provence Wine Tour From Aix-en-Provence

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • 2 wine tastings

Exclusions for Cotes De Provence Wine Tour From Aix-en-Provence

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Beautiful tour and worth doing. Half-day felt a bit rushed, hence the 4 star. The vineyards choices weren't out of this world. The wine was good not great. However, the rose were very Provencal or at least that's what our tour guide said.

  • This was a good, quick way to visit a few of the wineries in the Aux en Provence region. We only went to 2 wineries, but when you only have 3 hours its doesn't leave you much time. First winery we visited was fantastic, we took a behind the scenes tour and literally drank for the tap. We walked on top of the tanks and were able to look down into the tanks and see what was going on inside. We also had a chance to view them bottling, labeling and packing wine in cases for delivering. That was a bonus. The second winery we went to was very low key, in fact our tour guide pretty much took over and served us and told us about that particular winery. Good little tour if you only have a few hours and for wine tasting. Rose is a very different tasting wine than many of your american wines.

  • Great tour guide. She was very knowledgeable in the history of the area as well as the wine. We went to two fantastic vineyards and sampled 6-8 wines at each of them as well as olive oil at one of the vineyards. At the end of the tour, the tour guide gave us recommendations for lunch restaurants.

  • Very good! Tour guide very pleasant and informative.

  • The tour guide was fun, energetic and very knowledgeable. The only minus was, that during the wine tastings there was no finger foods available. :

  • Guide was lazy, uninterested, boring, on her phone, scolding and retuned me to starting point an hour early. No history, no enthusiasm, she seems like she was on auto pilot . Thank goodness for the other guest and also the two winery's staff did a good job.

  • Guide was excellent, funny and very informative. Well organised relaxed tour. Could benefit by limiting the technical process explanation to just one winery, rather than both. View and tasting was excellent.

  • Nice compact tour experience. Tour guide was patient and helpful. She answered our questions on the local area and the local wine making traditions with the right level of detail for our tour group. Vehicle was comfortable and clean. The wineries we visited provided interesting and insightful descriptions of their business and traditions. Scenery was beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

  • We had a wonderful time. Our guide, Renaud, was very informative and had a very likable personality. We especially enjoyed the tour of Mas De Cadenet winery with Maude, a 7th generation owner! I wish we'd had time to go on other available tours.

  • This wine tour was informative, had beautiful scenery and we tasted great wine. We went to Mas De Cadenet and Mathieu the owner gave us our tour. He was incredibly informative about his vineyards and the wine making process. Next was a small vineyard at the foot of the Saint VIctoire Mountains. Love

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