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A Private Crus ClassÃ©s of Provence Wine Tour Shore Excursion From Saint Tropez
Food & Wine
Small Groups ( 2~8 )
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- Pick up and drop off at Saint Tropez Cruise Port
- Drive through stunning landscapes
- Visit 2 or 3 Crus ClassÃ©s Wineries of Provence
- Optional lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense)
- English speaking guides, local experts
- Tour can be fully customized to suit your interests
Program & Itinerary
Embark on a highly recommended Small Group full day wine tour Private Shore Excursion from Saint Tropez Cruise Port and visit Classified Growth wineries that produce exceptional and delicious wines.
Meet your English speaking driver/guide
Today, we will come and pick you up at your cruise ship in Saint Tropez port of call. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day on this private tour in the French Riviera. Then board your premium A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the vineyards of Provence far from the crowds and large bus tours.
Depart from Saint Tropez and reach the CÃ´tes de Provence wine region
Saint Tropez is certainly one of the most famous villages of France. Fashion boutiques, high end CafÃ©s and terraces, luxury yachts for all to contemplate are just but a few features that make this area so unique. Here you will discover the marina and stroll through the small streets of this picturesque fishermen village, a well known resort that attracts jet setters from all over the world. After a short drive, it will be time to reach your first Cru ClassÃ© Winery.
The Cru ClassÃ© Wines of Provence
In the heart of the Provence wine region, a few wineries obtained the status of Cru ClassÃ© (Classified Growth) in 1977 with 4 criterias to be met: direct selling of the wines, wine to be bottled at the property, to market the wines only 18 months after the vinification and the use of a name present before 1935.
Originally, 23 out of 300 properties comprised the Cru ClassÃ© and today only 18 wineries are still present in this Classification the 5 others having disappeared with time. No modification of the Classification is programmed which means that no winery can be added for the moment.
Tasting at a Cru ClassÃ© Winery
Our first stop will be in a Cru ClassÃ© winery of CÃ´tes de Provence. Located at an altitude of 190 meters (625 feet) at the foothill of Notre Dame des Anges, the vineyard benefits from both the Mistral wind and the shade of the mountain range. The soil here is composed of a mix of clay and schist (shale) with certain areas made up of sand and others made up of rock.
Nine grape varieties are used to blend the wines including Syrah (Shiraz), Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon to name the most known. The range of wines include reds, whites and rosÃ©s and you will have the opportunity to taste these local wines during a commented tasting session.
Visit & Wine tasting in a second Cru ClassÃ© Winery
After your first stop, time to move along to the next winery that is on your program for this day trip in the Provence wine region. This winery covers 300 hectares (740 acres) among which a large amount are part of the Cru ClassÃ© vineyards. The soil of the property is composed of clay and limestone and the vineyard is exposed to the sea breeze and enjoys ideal conditions for growing top quality wines.
The wines produced on the estate include 85% of RosÃ©, 10% of Red Wine and 5% of White. All the wines are made with the grapes harvested from the estate. Enjoy the stunning setting as you discover the estate and familyâ€™s history while visiting the cellars and gardens. Then enjoy a tasting during which you will learn about the various steps to tasting a wine.
Lunch in a local restaurant
The Provence region of France is known for its culinary delights. After your second winery visit, it will be time to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. You can either plan this directly with your guide and ask for recommendations in the morning of your tour, or it is possible for us to arrange a pre-booked lunch reservation in a carefully selected restaurant of the region.
End the day in style with a final Provence Wine Tasting Experience
Arrive at your last winery visit of the day that is also a Cru ClassÃ© Provence wine estate. Located just a few kilometers from Saint Tropez, the vineyard is ideally situated to the west of the plain that links the foothills of the Maure Mountain Range to the Mediterranean Sea.
The winery produces remarkable RosÃ© wines with some of the highest vine stocks of the CÃ´te de Provence appellation that are located at an altitude of around 450 meters (1500 feet). Here, follow a guided tour of the property and learn how the wine is made. Then, participate in a commented wine tasting session of 4 Cru ClassÃ© Wines paired with Cheese & cold meats.
If you think that 3 visits & tastings is too much on this full day tour, then is is possible to replace the last visit with the visit of Port Grimaud, a 50 year-old Marina that was designed by a visionary architect from the Alsace region who dreamt up this modern day, lakeside city. Here, it is possible to follow a walking tour or a small boat tour.
After the visit, it will be time for us to make our way back to your Cruise Ship in Saint Tropez. Upon arrival this will be the end of your St Tropez Shore Excursion and the end of our services.
Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Saint Tropez
Visit & Wine tasting at 1st Cru ClassÃ© Winery
Visit & Wine tasting at 2nd Cru ClassÃ© Winery
Free time for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense)
Visit & Wine tasting at 3rd Cru ClassÃ© Winery (if this option was chosen)
Visit of Port Grimaud (if this option was chosen)
Return to Cruise ship in Saint Tropez
Know before you book
- Small group, personalized experiences
- Wine tasting fees can be purchased during booking process
- Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
- Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups, contact us
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
Please proceed to exit where your guide will be waiting for you with a sign bearing lead traveler name.
Included / excluded
- Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship in Saint Tropez
- Visit & Wine tasting in 2 or 3 Cru Classé Wineries
- Optional lunch in a local restaurant
- Optional visit of Port Grimaud
- English speaking driver or driver/guide
- Premium A/C vehicle
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums
- Wine Tasting fees
- Meals and drinks
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Gratuities for the guide
What type of vehicles are used during your Saint Tropez Wine Tours?Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space
Who conducts your shore excursions from Saint Tropez Cruise Port?All our tours are conducted by English speaking drivers or driver/guides. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both a driver and a guide. On this particular tour, you will enjoy the services of an English speaking driver/guide, expert of Provence wines.
What can we expect on this full day private wine tour from Saint Tropez?After being picked up at the Cruise terminal in Saint Tropez, we will take you inland Provence where the vineyards are located. In the morning you will visit 2 Cru Classé Wineries. Then, you will have some free time for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense). In the afternoon, you will have the choice (to be made during the booking process) of visiting a 3rd and final Cru Classé winery or visit Port Grimaud, a fascinating man made small port built about 50 years ago. The wine tour is adapted to both novice and wine connoisseurs alike.
How many / much wines are served in the Wineries?On this private Provence Wine Tour you will visit 2 or 3 wineries of the area. Usually, the wineries will have you taste a number of wines depending on the type of wines they produce. In Provence, the wineries very ofter produce red, white and rosé wines. In this particular wine region, the Rosés are by far the highest quantities produced. You will therefore have the opportunity to taste 2 to 4 wines per winery. You can also purchase more wine at the property if desired.
Is lunch included on this private Provence Wine Tour from Saint Tropez?No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, if you would like to organize a lunch in a local restaurant then please let our team of travel experts know and they will do the rest. Indicate what type of restaurants you are looking for in terms of budget and meal or better let us know your choice and our team will make the corresponding arrangements.
On this particular shore excursion, there are a number of locations where it will be possible for you to stop for lunch. Depending on your travel dates, we can also arrange a nice lunch in a winery or a picnic lunch. Don't hesitate to ask your guide for recommendations in the morning.
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