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Delve into heady delights on your tailor-made French gastronomy tour! From organic wine trails of Nice to a seat at the chef’s table in famous vineyards of the Rhone Valley, learning the art of French cooking by the Mediterranean, burgundy-fueled excursions, sweet treat sampling in Paris, and fine dining in Champagne – experience the best of French food and wine!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3NiceGorgeous Beachside Town, Old Town Market, Castle of NiceSplendid Hotel & Spa Nice, Le Suisse
3 - 5AvignonPont d’Avignon, Avignon Cathedral, Palais des PapesAvignon Grand Hôtel, Hotel Cloître Saint Louis
5 - 7LyonGastronomy, Renaissance Architecture, Fashion & NightlifeLe Phénix Hôtel, InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu
7 - 9Burgundy Region: BeauneVineyards, Chateaux & Abbeys, BikingHôtel Henry II Beaune Centre, Hotel Abbaye de Maizières
9 - 11Champagne RegionUNESCO World Heritage Site, Champagne Cellars & Vineyard Tours, Gastronomy, ArchitectureChateau de Sacy, Hostellerie La Briqueterie
11 - 14ParisEiffel Tower, The Louvre & Art Museums, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, VersaillesHôtel A La Villa Des Artistes, Le Mathurin - Hôtel & Spa Paris

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

You will be transferred from Nice airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Nice

2 Days

A Mediterranean seaside with palm trees, sunny days and balmy nights, a grand boulevard and the old-world opulence of the South of France – that’s Nice for you in a nutshell. The glittering queen of the French Riviera, Nice has attracted the bold and the bountiful to its sunny shores along the Cote d’Azur for ages.

Included Activities

Organic Wine Trails of Nice
Enjoy an organic wine tour and tasting session when in Nice. Meet your local guide at the popular Downtown Nice Hotel or at Waterfront Tourist Office on Promenade des Anglais, well in time for your tour. Learn all about the region’s organic wines and pick up interesting anecdotes on the subject from your guide. Enjoy a delicious wine tasting session, appreciating the distinctive bouquet. Also, visit the well-known Fragonard perfume factory in Nice and learn a bit about the resort town’s local economy. After being dropped off at your meeting point by the tour’s end, return to your hotel. (Half Day; Time: 1400 hrs; Shared Activity & Private Transfer; Group size: Min 2 guests; Wine tasting included; Fitness level: Easy; Please note there are no gluten-free or dairy-free alternatives. Please inform ahead of food allergies, if any; children are not allowed for this activity).

Cooking the Niçoise Way
Make the most of this opportunity to learn the delicious secrets behind authentic Niçoise cuisine in this private cooking class with a local home chef. Meet your home chef at the designated location well in time for the session, before visiting your chef’s home kitchen and cooking up a storm. Watch, learn and assist as a typical Niçoise lunch is prepared and shared around your host chef’s table, accompanied by laughter and storytelling. Learn how to make with a traditional Niçoise salad, a delicious local apple dessert and a traditional Niçoise onion tart. Time to sit around the table to enjoy your hard work over wine, bread, cheese, and perhaps another typically Niçoise dessert! Return to your hotel after a satisfying lunch. (Private Activity; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Time: 1500 hrs; Group size: Max 7 guests; Lunch included; Fitness level: Easy; Please inform ahead of food allergies, if any).

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Le Suisse – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Sea View With Balcony
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 3 - 5

You will be transferred from your hotel to Nice train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Nice (Ville) to Avignon (TGV) (Duration: 4 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Avignon train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Avignon

2 Days

The graceful architecture and historical significance of Avignon has earned the centre of the city the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once part of the dukedom of Anjou, a vassal of the Pope, Avignon has had its share of colorful medieval history.

Included Activities

Wine Sampling and Picnic in Rhone Valley
Embark on this comprehensive exploration of the wine region on this full-day tour. Drive past the scenic Rhone Valley vineyards and olive groves at the foothills of Mount Ventoux until you reach a beautiful family-owned winery. Pick up the nuances of wine tasting from local experts. Enjoy a leisurely stroll across the vineyards as you take a closer look at grapes at different stages of growth. Then, it’s time to grab your picnic basket and head to the terrace of the elegant chateau. Settle down to savor your lunch comprising of local delicacies and wash it down with an extra glass of your preferred wine chosen during your tasting session. After lunch, travel to the vineyards of Tavel, famed for its dry and refreshing rosé wines. Bring the day to a perfect end with yet another tasting session, this time with full-bodied red wines at a cellar in Châteauneuf du Pape. (Full Day; Time: 0930; Meal Included: 3 Wine Tastings and Picnic Lunch; Group Size: Max 8 guests; Shared Activity; Fitness Level: Easy. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 5 - 7

You will be transferred from your hotel to Avignon train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Avignon (TGV) to Lyon (Part Dieu) (Duration: 1.25 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Lyon train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Lyon

2 Days

Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France, standing at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Tracing its roots back two millennia to its Roman avatar as Lugdunum, this vibrant city has always functioned as the industrial and commercial backbone of the nation down the centuries.

Included Activities

Culinary and Cultural Exploration of Presqu’Ile
Discover culinary and cultural delights in the lively Presqu’Ile district in the heart of Lyon. Wander through the arterial commercial streets dotted with 19th century buildings that house luxury boutiques, theatres, cultural venues, and restaurants. Amble along traboules or narrow, medieval streets and admire quirky street art and listen to your guide’s explanation of the techniques, possible interpretations, and influences of the street art movement. Meet passionate local craftsmen who readily share historical snippets and local knowledge and taste their delicious artisanal products. Stop at five “bouchon lyonnais” (typical restaurants) to taste the region’s authentic brioche with praline, quenelle, craft beers, chocolates, cheeses and wines. (Duration: 3 hrs; Time: 1500 hrs; Shared Activity; Group size: Max 12 guests; Fitness Level: Easy; Five tasting breaks with more than 10 products included. Transfer not Included; Meeting Point: in front of Paul Bocuse on the Lyonnais Fresco, 2 Rue de la Martinière 69001 Lyon).

Walking Food Tour of Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
Discover the best of Lyon’s iconic indoor food market with a passionate local gastronomic guide! Walk past close to 50 stalls selling fresh produce and gourmet delights – Mere Richard and his legendary Saint Marcellin cheese, Colette Sibilia (queen of saucisson de Lyon), and confectioneries such as the “coussin de Lyon” and the praline. Listen to the secrets and fascinating history of the establishment that started in 1971 from your guide, Eric. Stop to sample fine wines and taste the best local delicacies at four stalls, giving you a flavour of why Lyon is considered the French capital of gastronomy. (Duration: 2 hrs; Time: 1100 hrs; Private Activity; Group size: Max 6 guests; Fitness Level: Easy; Transfer not Included; Meeting Point: in front of the entrance of “Les Halles” – Lafayette side, 102 cours Lafayette – 69003 Lyon).

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 7 - 9

You will be transferred from the Lyon train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Board your train from Lyon (Part Dieu) to Beaune (Duration: 2 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Beaune train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Burgundy Region: Beaune

2 Days

Beaune could very well be another name for wine. Located right in the heart of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or vineyards, this old medieval town lives and breathes for the ‘draught of vintage tasting of Flora and the country green’.

Included Activities

Walking Tour of Beaune City and Old Mustard Factory
Discover the charming old town of Beaune set amid the vineyards of Burgundy, on this leisurely walk. Stroll down the medieval streets in the company of your local guide, learning about the long history and picking up interesting tidbits about the town. Did you know that an underground maze of wine cellars run below the old cobbled streets of Beaune? Visit the town’s major monuments during your walk, such as the famous Hospices de Beaune and many more such iconic structures. You’ll be greeted by a plethora of sights and smells at Beaune’s old Mustard Factory, and see workers busy at the production line. Don’t forget to sample the interesting flavors, before making your way back. (Duration: 3 hrs, flexible timings; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy, walking; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

Burgundy Sampling in Beaune
Enjoy an extensive wine tour and tasting session at the charming villages of Côte de Beaune. Meet your local guide at the Beaune Tourist Office in the popular Boulevard Perpreuil, well in time for your tour. Drive along the Grands Crus roads via Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet, enjoying your ride through the pretty little villages of Pommard, Volnay, and Meursault. Visit the famous monuments of Bâtard-Montrachet, Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, and Chevalier-Montrachet, during your day-long excursion. Learn all about the region’s classic wines and pick up interesting anecdotes on the subject from your guide. Enjoy tasting a variety of delicious wines in Beaune. You will also visit a little known but impressive wine estate in the town, right off the beaten tourist path! Savor white wines such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er cru ‘Les Charmes’ or the famous Grand cru Corton–Charlemagne. Relish a sumptuous lunch in Beaune after your tasting tour and then return to your hotel. (Full Day, Time: 0930; Shared Activity; Group size: Max 8 guests; Wine tasting included; Fitness level: Easy, Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 9 - 11

You will be transferred from your hotel to Beaune train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Beaune to Champagne Region (Champagne Ardenne) (Duration: 5.5 hrs).

You will be transferred from the Champagne Region train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Champagne Region

2 Days

The UNESCO World Heritage site of the Champagne Region is best known for its globally renowned product: champagne. While in the region, traveling through the beautiful rural countryside and visiting old family-run champagne cellars and vineyards are a sensuous treat.

Included Activities

Moët & Chandon: Luxury Champagne Tasting
Make the most of this opportunity to visit the legendary champagne house of Moët & Chandon for an unforgettable champagne tasting session. Did you know that the house of Moët & Chandon co-owns the luxury brand LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE? Revel in the luxurious experience of visiting the spectacular Château de Saran, belonging to one of the largest and most prestigious champagne producers around the globe. Set amid the impressive Champagne countryside, the château is proudly hosting celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of Moët Impérial. Meet the house ambassador who will graciously host you through this luxurious experience of tasting the product of the largest cellars in the Champagne region. Savor a flute of Möet Imperial and another of Möet Rosé Imperial before returning to your hotel and carrying away unforgettable memories. (Duration: 1 hr; Shared Activity; Champagne tasting included; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable sturdy shoes & warm jacket. Please inform ahead of food & drink allergies, if any).

Of Vineyards & Vino at Champagne
Enjoy a day out in Champagne, visiting medieval monuments, quaint villages and vineyards, and of course, tasting the elixir the region is best known for: champagne! Meet your local guide at the Reims Cathedral for this pleasant walk through Reims and its surrounding countryside, or request your guide for a pick-up from your hotel. Pick up trivia about the grand Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, before continuing your walk to the Carnegie Library, Tau Palace and Saint Remi Basilica. Visit the lovely countryside around the Mountain of Reims and walk over to the picturesque little village of Rilly-la-Montagne, learning about the region’s wine and champagne making traditions all along the way. It’s finally time to stop at a typical champagne cellar in the village for a relaxed hour of tasting and savoring the luxurious vino from the legendary vineyards of this region. On your way back to your hotel in Reims, pass by the Royal Square and several globally-renowned Houses of Champagne. (Duration: 2.5 hrs; Private Activity; Group size: Max 3 guests; Champagne tasting included; Fitness level: Easy; Please inform ahead of food & drink allergies, if any. Do note that children below 10 years of age are not allowed on this tour;Transfer not Included; Meeting Point: Reims Cathedral or hotel pick up in Reims on request. A supplement applies for pick ups outside Reims.).

Hotel Options
Chateau de Sacy – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 11 - 14

You will be transferred from your hotel to Champagne Region train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Champagne Region (Champagne Ardenne) to Paris (Est) (Duration: 45 mins)

You will be transferred from the Paris train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Paris

3 Days

Paris, standing by the romantic River Seine, by any other name would have been just as enigmatic and iconic. The city conjures up visions of cafés, wide tree-lined avenues, riverside promenades and a proverbial nightlife set to a background score of lively accordions playing Edith Piaf’s La Vie en Rose.

Included Activities

Sweet Treats Tour in a Parisian Neighborhood
Explore an upscale Parisian neighborhood while relishing the sweet treats it has to offer. Walk into bakeries (boulangeries or patisseries) on the street corners and indulge your sweet tooth with macarons, tartes, crepes, eclairs, gateaux, caneles, madeleines, and cheese and fruit. Learn all about these famed pastries from various regions of the country and the modern spin that new chefs give them. Discover the difference between various French breads and the story of how the croissant came to be. (Times: 1500 hrs; Shared Activity; Group size: Max 6 guests; Please be sure to let us know about any dietary requirements prior to the tour. All tours are guided by Lynne in English. Transfer not Included. The exact address of the meeting point will be confirmed via email with your tickets. This activity does not run from 1st to 31st August 2020).

Mastering Croissants in Paris
Learn the delicate French art of turning out the most delicious croissants to go with your morning coffee at this fun cooking class in Paris. Pick up the intricate steps that go into making the perfect croissant straight from a French master pastry chef. What’s more, by the end of the class you’ll be able to tell a croissant “au beurre” from a croissant “ordinaire” too: c’est magnifique! Before baking and tasting the world’s best croissants, learn all the tricks of the trade – right down to the kind of chocolate used for making Pains au Chocolat. Enjoy your delicious works of art in the company of steaming cups of tea and coffee, sharing stories and anecdotes on French culinary culture. Come back with a heavenly box of fresh croissants after class. (Duration: 3 hrs; Time: 1000 hrs; Shared Activity; Meeting Point: Le Foodist Cooking classes 59 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France; Group size: Max 6 guests; Croissants & hot beverages included; Fitness level: Easy; Please inform ahead of food allergies, if any).

Sampling Wine & Cheese in Paris
Make the most of this convenient way to get to the heart of some of the best and most iconic French cheese and wines enjoyed in Paris. Meet up with your local English-speaking fromager at the Rue du Faubourg du Temple in the afternoon, well in time for the trip. This Decouverte tasting tour will introduce you to the region’s best cheese and wine, with the heritage ambiance adding to your experience. Walk down to the 17th century cheese cellar of the Marais cheese shop at the Paroles de Fromagers, located in the heart of old Paris. Learn the intricate cheese making process and the subtle art of tasting and pairing them with the best wines. Enjoy sampling a variety of perfectly-aged French cheeses, along with a range of deliciously matured French wines to go with them in the heritage tasting room. (Duration: 1.5 hrs, Time: 1630 hrs; Private Activity; 7 cheese & 3 wine tastings included; Meeting Point : 41 rue du Faubourg du temple 75010, Paris; Fitness level: Easy; Please inform ahead of food allergies, if any).

Around Paris in a Bustronome With Lunch
Discover the most beautiful views in Paris in a Bustronome – a unique double decker bus, while enjoying gourmet food and wine. Settle down at one of the tables on the glass-roofed, panoramic terrace on the upper deck of the custom designed bus. Take in amazing views of the city’s squares, monuments and avenues as you enjoy a commentary on each attraction that you pass by using an audio guide. Relish the best of Parisian cuisine with a four-course lunch prepared using seasonal ingredients and paired with fine wines, to the accompaniment of eclectic French music. Be rest assured, you will glide comfortably on the city roads in the stable bus, which adapts to all road conditions. (Duration: 1 hr 45 min; Times: 1215/1245 hrs; Shared Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Lunch included with wine pairing; Please note that this activity is for 18+ only. Please arrive 15 mins early; Meeting Point: 2nd Avenue Kleber, Place de l’Etoile, Paris, 75006)

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

You will be transferred from your hotel to Paris airport in a private vehicle

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,590 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,790 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 14 days / 13 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • Nice (Ville) – Avignon (TGV)
    • Avignon (TGV) – Lyon (Part Dieu)
    • Lyon (Part Dieu) – Beaune
    • Beaune – Champagne Region (Champagne Ardenne)
    • Champagne Region (Champagne Ardenne) – Paris (Est)
  • All activities as listed :
    • Nice: Organic Wine Trails of Nice
    • Nice: Cooking the Niçoise Way
    • Avignon: Wine Sampling & Picnic in Rhone Valley
    • Lyon: Culinary and Cultural Exploration of Presqu’Ile
    • Lyon: Walking Food Tour of Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
    • Beaune: Walking Tour of Beaune City & Old Mustard Factory
    • Beaune: Burgundy Sampling in Beaune
    • Champagne Region: Moët et Chandon: Luxury Champagne Tasting
    • Champagne Region: Of Vineyards & Vino at Champagne
    • Paris:  Sweet Treats Tour in a Parisian Neighborhood
    • Paris: Mastering Croissants in Paris
    • Paris: Sampling Wine & Cheese in Paris
    • Paris: Around Paris in a Bustronome With Lunch
  • All activities specified in the itinerary including transfers and entrance fees unless otherwise specified
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Visitor’s tax 1.50 to 3 Euro per person and night, payable directly at the hotels
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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France: From the Chef’s Table

14 days $ 6,590 / person

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