Provence (Chateauneuf du Pape) Wine Tour & Photography Vacation Explore the wines, the vines and the Fall foliage in one of Provence's largest protected park regions! Enjoy the week exploring the Cotes du Rhone wines, including Chateauneuf du Pape, privately tour the vineyards and perhaps view the harvest or attend a wine festival.
October 18th - 23rd 2012 Be there, photograph it, experience it all for youself. An insider's tour and photographer's dream. Starting at $2,700 ($2,400 non-photography track)
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Trip Overview We have designed and planned a very special photo and wine trip to the south of France. The Luberon Region of Provence is one of the most sought after destintations and one of the most beautiful places to explore. Here you will find roman bridges and roads, perched medieval villages, farms with world-renowned produce and some of the best wines in the world. The landscapes and vistas should not be missed.
Trip Highlights and Photo Ops Our trips are interesting. They are a nice balance between having a set itinerary (so you know what to expect) and a spontaneous flare that you might get if you just ventured out on your own. The big difference is that we go to places that most tourists don't know about or need to know a local for access.
So here are some of the amazing places we'll visit and things we'll do. And with each, there is the opportunity for photographs or just soaking it in:
Visit to a Roman mill for an olive oil tasting¦Visit to a Roman bridge - walk down along the river bed & under the bridge and also walk across the bridge.
Visit to a local Provencal market in our village - wines, artisan products, clothing, jewelry, books, music, gifts, linens,flowers and music….Something for everyone.
Visit to an old Bories village (ancient structures) in the woods.
Tour through a church built by the Knights Templar (not usually open to the public) with beautiful views of the Luberon mountains and the Fall foliage.
Visit to the “painted village” of Rousillon where you can take the "Ocher walk" - this is a great art village with gifts, boutiques, artist’s supplies and galleries, not to mention natural wonders!
Visit to a family run Auberge built into the base of the surrounding cliffs where we'll indulge in a traditional four-course Provencal lunch and enjoy the local wines.
Visit to a perched village built into the side of a mountain. We will walk to the ruins of an old chateau and church followed by a private wine tasting and gourmet lunch, specially prepared for us by the owners of a restored 400-year-old bakery that will be opened just for us.
Visit to the home workshop of an amazing artisan sorbet and jam maker for dessert in her private garden
Tour Chaeauneuf du Pape and taste your way through the village.
Multiple Cote du Rhone tastings.
Visit the village of Menerbes, made famous by Peter Mayle in “A Year in Provence”
Who Should Go? If you have a desire to visit a beautiful place, are curious about other cultures, appreciate fine food and wines, want to enjoy authentic hard to find experiences when you travel, this trip is for you. And if you have ANY interest in creating great photos of your travels, this trip is a must! Don't think twice!
“Certainly the photography instruction experience and immersion in the culture and lore of Provence cannot be duplicated. It added a dimension to the trip that was absolutely priceless.” -C.H., Connecticut, 2012
There are two options for this trip: "Provence 5-Night" and "Ultimate Paris/Provence 7-Night"
October 18-23rd, 2012 This is a 6 day/5 night trip and includes all lodging, pick up and drop off at the Avignon train station, daily sightseeing with private guide, 2 meals per day and wines, private ground (van) transportation, and our Photography Track (photo sessions with assignments, photo reviews, sunrise shoot (weather permitting) and post processing/book design sessions).
Price: $2,700 per person (dbl occupancy)
Price w/o Photography Track: $2,400 per person (dbl occupancy)
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Ultimate Paris/Provence 7-Night October 17-24th, 2012 Includes everything in the Provence 5-Night package (including the Photography Track) plus 2 additional nights in Paris, in a luxurious Left Bank boutique hotel, a gourmet breakfast, a Michelin-starred meal by one of Paris' top chefs, a wine and chocolate pairing on the Left Bank, round trip hotel/train transfers in our Mercedes van, first class train travel to/from Provence (with a gourmet picnic and carefully chosen wines) along with an exclusive wine event in the famed Chateauneuf du Pape, lunch in a castle, a walk through the vineyards, a multi course gastronomic meal with specially chosen Chateauneuf du Papes and Crozes Hermitage, and, last but not least, a private wine event and tasting of the best Cote du Rhones out there --all in the 15th century cave/cellar, accompanied by a special meal prepared by the chef/owner.
Price: $4,900 per person/dbl occupancy for ground-inclusive Paris and Provence travel and all photography and private lessons, sessions, photo walks.