Banish the Blue Monday blues with a sun-drenched wine tour

If you hadn’t already heard, today is Blue Monday. It usually falls on the third Monday of January, and is statistically – according to research – the most gloomy day of the year. Why? Well, the research takes into consideration the following: bad weather, bad financial situations following the spending sprees that tend to happen over the Christmas period, the fact that by the third Monday in January many people will have already broken at least one of their New Year’s resolutions, and – as a result – low motivational levels.


Here in the Arblaster & Clarke office, we seem to spend every cold, wet and dark January sitting on the sofa dreaming of drinking amazing wines in sun-soaked locations, so, with that in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of tours that will see you soaking up vitamin D and boosting your serotonin levels in no time, as well as tours that will get you moving! As you’ll know, the only thing that’s better than fantasising about a wine tour is actually taking one…


What’s more, our January sales offers end on February 2nd, so if you book your tour now, you’ll secure it for a very special price!


1) Barcelona


Enjoying 2,524 hours of sunlight on average each year, Barcelona is a vibrant city with a hard-to-beat climate. Join expert Lys Hall there on our Barcelona & Cava tour in June and explore the delicious world of Spanish sparkling wine.


2) A Mediterranean cruise


Renowned for its gorgeous weather, treat yourself to a place on our luxury cruise from Malta to Nice and experience the very best the Mediterranean has to offer. Cruising aboard Le Ponant is a privileged, and we have privately chartered the entire yacht for this one-of-a-kind, indulgent wine tour by sea.


3) Burgundy


A little cooler in the month of September than the previous two tours, but sunny nonetheless, Walking Burgundy will take you from vineyard and producer, to restaurant and hotel – all on foot. Set among the beautiful slopes and valleys just west of the Saône, join Matthew Boucher for a delicious and active wine experience unlike any other.


4) Crete & Santorini


Narrowly missing the overbearing heat of summer, visiting Greece in September is a pleasant delight. On our Crete & Santorini wine tour, discover a wealth of ancient archaeology alongside sumptuous flavours at renowned wineries.

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Oakridge Office Park,
Southampton Road, Whaddon,
Salisbury, England, UK
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