London, 27 September 2017: Four new luxury wine tours in the south of France are now available from SmoothRed (020 8877 4940; www.smoothred.com). The specialist in tailor-made wine travel and holidays, run by the sixth generation of a family immersed in the wine business, has drawn on its deep knowledge and excellent contacts to create these unique holidays, which take in the region’s finest chateaux and top sights.
French Collection – Carcassonne to Cannes by Porsche puts guests behind the wheel of a luxury sports car for an exhilarating seven-day journey along the rural lanes of Languedoc-Roussillon and glamorous highways of the Côte d’Azur. This ultimate road trip visits the cities of Carcassonne, Avignon and Cannes, with privately chauffeured trips to specially selected wineries in Minerve, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Îles de Lérins. From £4,980 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights from the UK, a Porsche 911 hire car, six nights’ B&B in five-star hotels, wine tastings and tours, some meals, and the services of English-speaking expert guides.
The Luxury Wine Experience Provence is an extravagant new three-day trip exploring the region renowned for its specialism in producing rosé wines. Based at La Réserve, a contemporary five-star hotel and spa near the beaches of the Côte d’Azur, guests will enjoy a full-day private tour of the Provençal vineyards, including tastings at the famous Chateau Minuty estate and a boutique organic vineyard, as well as a gourmet meal at La Verdoyante, overlooking St Tropez bay. From £1,870 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights from the UK, private transfers, two nights’ B&B at La Réserve, tours and tastings, some meals, and the services of English-speaking expert guides.
Gourmet Provence Experience is a gastronomic three-day break featuring Michelin-star dining, a trip to a leading winery, and time to relax in the spa. Based at Château de Berne, a five-star spa hotel near Marseille, guests will dine on a tasting menu paired with wines, explore the château’s vineyards and cellars, and enjoy a VIP picnic lunch among the vines. From £1,395 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights from the UK, private transfers, two nights’ B&B at Château de Berne, wine tastings and tours, some meals, and the services of English-speaking expert guides.
Provence Wine & Boat Experience is a four-day, fully chauffeured wine tour of Avignon and its vineyards featuring a boat trip to the dramatic calanques, the ‘fjords’ of the Mediterranean coast, near Cassis. The exciting itinerary includes a chauffeur-driven, expert-led wine tour in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, wine tastings accompanied by local cheeses, and the sea voyage. From £1,394 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights from the UK, private transfers, three nights’ B&B in a four-star hotel, wine tastings and tours, boat trip, some meals, and the services of English-speaking expert guides.
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SmoothRed is a specialist in tailor-made wine travel and events, as well as other themed holidays, for the leisure and corporate markets. The London-based tour operator was established in 2004 and is run by the Stebbings family, which has been immersed in the wine trade for six generations.