Rhone Valley Wine and Chocolate tour

This complete experience will delight all your senses and let you fully experience the attractions of this beautiful wine-making region.

Wine tasting, Food tasting, Culinary experience, Walking & Sightseeing
€145.00
Tour date

When to book - availability

All year long, Every Tuesday, From 9 am to 6 pm / Available as private tour

Highlights

  • Discover the northern region of Côtes du Rhône and the hillsides form a magnificent landscape and breathtaking views. 
  • Visit the Valrhona Cité du Chocolat and enjoy a gourmet experinece in Tain l’Hermitage. 
  • Savour the most prestigious wines of the region during our wine stopovers.
Languages: English, French
Duration: 9 hours
Group size: min 2 - max 8
Starting / Meeting point: Bellecour, outside Lyons Tourist Office
Description

Leave the city for an entire day and set out along the Rhone for an oenological and gourmet itinerary that combines wine and chocolate. 

Full day itinerary:

Morning: We will head southwards to Cornas, north of Valence. On the right bank of the Rhone, the steep south-facing hills offer wonderful views over the Rhone and its valley. We will then visit a winemaker and tour his estate in a 4WD. This will be followed by an exceptional opportunity to taste seven major wines. We will then return northwards along the Rhone.

Free time for lunch: We will stop in Tain l’Hermitage for lunch. With the help of our advice, you will be able to savour a meal at one of the many restaurants set around the typical Place Taurobole or on the banks of the Rhone for a more rural atmosphere.

Afternoon: When the weather is fine, a walk to the Chapel, built on the top of the hill, reveals a stunning viewpoint over the Rhone and its vineyards.

Located in the centre of Tain l’Hermitage for more than 90 years, the Valrhona chocolate factory now invites you to visit its Cité du Chocolat. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of its manufacturing process and discover its history and its secrets. In this interactive space you will be able to enjoy a virtual tour of the authentic chocolate making workshops. Naturally, there are many things to taste during the visit.

We will then continue our route northwards towards the Côte Rôtie vineyard. The northernmost vintage in the Rhone Valley enjoys one of the best reputations in the world. With its steep hills and vineyards planted on terraces, this wine-making area will delight you with its unique charms.

Finally, we will visit a family estate and discover its production as we taste five of its wines.

What's included

  • Luxurious minibus excursion (such as a Mercedes Viano) 
  • A wine-tasting and gourmet itinerary with two tastings at wine-makers 
  • Visit to the Valrhona Cité du Chocolat; du Chocolat 
  • Copious tasting (a total of 15 wines) 
  • Breathtaking views

What's not included

  • Lunch not included

Cancellations

For cancellations made up to 48 hours before the activity starts, the paid amount will be fully refundable. Otherwise you will be charged the full amount. If you don´t show up for the activity, you will also not receive a refund.

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FR99-11
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