Top 5 Wine Tours for 2017 with Grape Escapes

    As 2016 draws to a close, we are certainly ready for the New Year, and can’t wait to start planning our 2017 wine holidays! We’ve rounded up the best selection of newly released 2017 tours here, to help provide you with some much needed inspiration for your next trip… it’s okay, you can thank us later!

    • Pop to Prosecco!Top 5 Wine Tours for 2017

    Italian bubbles have been absolutely booming over the past few years and by popular demand, Grape Escapes have recently launched a brand new destination- Prosecco! Located conveniently close to Venice, the beautiful Prosecco vineyards are a sight to behold, and our Essential Prosecco break includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a charming rural spa hotel and a full transported tour to visit three different Prosecco wineries.

    Prices from £516pp, based on 2 people sharing a Comfort room.

    The closest airport is Venice Treviso, which is around 20 minutes’ drive.


    • 5* Provençal Luxury Including Wine Tour, Cookery Class and Explore the Vineyards by Electric BikeTop 5 Wine Tours for 2017

    Enjoy a sumptuous 5* stay in the heart of the Provençal vineyards (sure to be a top destination for 20171) at the luxurious Château de Berne. The two night Grape Escapes package includes accommodation with breakfast, electric bike hire for a full day to admire the breath-taking views across the vineyards from the sprawling estate, a tour and tastings at Château de Berne’s winery and a fantastic cookery class to learn traditional Provençal dishes with dinner.

    Prices from £464pp, based on 2 people sharing a Classic room.

    The closest airport is Nice, which is around 1 hours’ drive.


    • Bilbao, Rioja and San Sebastiàn Premium Wine Tour with Grape EscapesTop 5 Wine Tours for 2017

    Taking place from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th June 2017, this Premium Rioja tour is the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime trip for any Rioja wine lover and is newly launched for 2017! Across two full days of transported tours with a specialist guide, you will be welcomed as the guests of some of region’s most prestigious Bodegas. You will see what goes on behind the scenes at each of these famous estates, allowing a unique insight into how some of the Spain’s best wines are made. For the ultimate experience, stay in the amazing Gehry Suite as the architecturally-astonishing 5* Marqués de Riscal hotel. Before the Rioja tour, we will arrange for you to spend a night in the palatial Imperial Suite at the 5* Carlton in Bilbao with a private tour of the Gehry-designed Guggenheim. Following the tour, spend two nights in the Royal Suite at the 5* Maria Cristina in the beautiful seaside city of San Sebastián.

    Prices from £1179pp, based on 2 people sharing a room at a 4* hotel.

    The closest airport is Bilbao, which is around 1 ½ hours’ drive.


    • Blend your own Wine at a Grand Cru Classé ChâteauTop 5 Wine Tours for 2017

    Bordeaux has long been a top destination amongst wine lovers, but this in 2017 we offer something exciting and new! Staying for two nights at the boutique hotel on site of the Château, you’ll enjoy a picnic in the picturesque vineyards as well as having the opportunity to visit the estate and cellars! And after that, the best part of the trip- creating your own blend; forming a personal bottle of your own unique wine to take home. The question is, do you save it to mature, or drink it straight away? The choice is yours, but this is certain to be an unforgettable experience.

    Guide prices start from £1280pp, based on 2 people sharing a room.

    The closest airport is Bordeaux, which is around 20 minutes’ drive.


    • Head for HermitageTop 5 Wine Tours for 2017

    The Northern Rhône – a haven for top quality Shiraz/Syrah – awaits travellers of 2017, now that Grape Escapes have launched a brand new tour – Essential Hermitage. The tour gives you the opportunity to stay in the shadows of the famed Hermitage Hill, renowned for its Syrah wines, consistently rated the best of the Northern Rhône. On the three day/two night break you’ll enjoy discovering the wines of the region, with a highlight being the insightful tasting session of no less than six Northern and Southern Rhône wines at the Jaboulet tasting boutique!

    Prices start from £411 per person, based on 2 people sharing a room.

    The closest airport is Lyon, which is around 1 hours’ drive.

    Grape Escapes is a specialist wine tour operator offering a broad selection of holidays and trips to the premium European wine regions. Visit our web site at or contact the team for more information about wine tour holidays on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or email