Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:00 AM
British holidaymakers who love sampling new food and drink while abroad might be especially interested in the latest offering from Grape Escapes.
The firm has launched its new Rhone by Rail tour, which whisks travellers off on an adventure around the vineyards of the Rhone Valley.
Guests will spend six days travelling between wineries by train and get the chance to sample the produce of each throughout the trip.
From a starting point in Vienne, the group will move on to the famous Chapoutier domain, before travelling to the oldest active Maison in the valley for tastings and an exploration of the new cellars.
They will then check out Avignon in the south of the valley, with stops at the award-winning Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation and the villages of Vacqueryas and Gogonas.
Holidaymakers will also have free time to explore the historical sites around Avignon, such as the Papal Palace and Pont D’Avignon.
The trip costs £775 per person based on two sharing and includes an English-speaking guide, as well as all rail and taxi transfers.
Five night’s B&B accommodation and all tours and tastings are also covered, but guests will have to make their own way from the UK.
The Rhone Valley is located in southern France and is home to one of Europe’s largest rivers, which originates in Switzerland.
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