Learn about wine & culture in a different way and make memories to last a lifetime!
We love love love to travel for wine and food with other like-minded people and with a guide who's immersed in the wine country every day.
Pierre is a winemaker from Bordeaux and Rebecca has run wine tours out of Tuscany for two decades.
That's how Grapetrotters Journeys was conceived. Special multiple-day wine tours we've designed that we personally guide through different wine regions. From 3 to 7-day-long trips depending on the area, all-inclusive, exclusive itineraries for life-lovers who want to discover off-the-beaten-path in a well-planned manner with knowledgeable guides.
Each year we organize different trips for small groups, joinable options for individuals or couples or small groups of friends to join. Because these are "destination tours" there are different group sizes according to destination, but the absolute max on any trip is 18.
The founders of Grape Tours, Pierre & Rebecca Gouttenoire, personally join the tours.
How to book a Grapetrotters Journey
How to book
When you decide to book a tour, follow the booking button link that you'll find at the bottom of the page of the trip that you've chosen. There is a 500 euro per person registration fee/deposit that is requested at the moment of registration.
Tours will be confirmed when the minimum attendance number has been reached, and at least 120 days prior to the beginning of the tours. Should the tour not run due to low attendance the deposit will be refunded.
Once the tour is confirmed with the minimum number of participants, the balance of the tour is due 120 days before the beginning of the tour.
Should you not be able to go due to force majeure (e.g. pandemic), you will be able to reschedule and use your deposit towards another tour (up to 120 days before the tour starts).
Regarding cancellations, please see Art 5.4 in Grape Tours "general terms & conditions".
We highly recommend getting trip insurance that covers you fully in any unforeseen events.
Other important info
On tours where transportation from place to place is involved, please pack light (or consider how much you want to carry into each accommodation. You are recommended to have no more than one large suitcase (22 inches would be ideal) and one carry-on (eg. backpack).
There is not a lot of walking required on the tours, though some activities (e.g. visits to historical towns may require some walking most often on uneven cobblestoned streets - which one can always skip if not up to it). We do not organize strenuous hikes, but you should be able to walk with ease as sometimes we have to meet the bus down a driveway, etc. Stairs are also commonly found inside the wineries and elevators are not always available.
What's not included
Your travel to the meeting point at the beginning of the tour, and the travel onwards afterward. All guests will travel to the meeting point (hotel) on their own (if you need guidance as to how to reach it, we are happy to assist). Our tours are mostly all-inclusive. This however does not include the mini-bar in the hotels and beverages other than host-ordered.
Guests can opt out of activities, but these cannot be refunded.
Changes to scheduled activities could occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this happen, we will rearrange the activity or schedule a similar one in order to make up for the inconvenience.