Find all the elegance, romance and excitement of Paris, paired with your favourite wine region for a town and country experience. Discover major landmarks and hidden gems of the city of light, the most beautiful city in the world. Stay at a lovely 4 star luxury boutique hotel on the Left or Right Bank. This is the city for food, wine, culture and bliss! Next, travel to your favorite wine region and discover all the beauty and splendour of wine touring. This is the perfect combination tour for a week of the good life.
Arrival at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, where youll be greeted by your English-speaking driver.
Enjoy a private transfer to your lovely 4* centrally located hotel in the heart of Paris. Choose from a luxury boutique property near the Opera or in St. Germain. Both have undergone major renovations, providing the most modern conveniences with old world charm. (Other options and upgrades available)
Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Enjoy a local market visit followed by a special cooking class with a local chef. Other options available as well.
Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Enjoy evening on your own.
Check-out and enjoy a private transfer to the train station, and continue your journey to the wine region of your choice. Choose from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Avignon (Chateauneuf du Pape), Loire Valley or Champagne.
Take a high speed train to the region of choice, roundtrip 1st class tickets included.
Arrive around noon at the train station, where youll be greeted by your English-speaking, wine expert driver.
Start your day of touring with a welcome lunch featuring specialities of the region.
Continue your private wine tour which will highlight the best the region has to offer. (Please refer to the specific wine region Sojourn Package for specific itinerary details.)
After spending the afternoon touring, check into your 4* Luxury Hotel, Relais and Chateau member property, or Chateau Hotel, and enjoy an evening on own. We will provide recommendations for dining based on your preferences, and will make reservations for you at your hotel should you choose to dine there.
Breakfast and lunch provided.
Today we embark on a full day of wine touring. You will be hosted as VIP guests at some of the most impressive estates of the region of choice, chosen especially for you based on your wine preferences or specific requests. In the morning, enjoy 1-2 tours and tastings with your wine expert guide.
Take a pause as you enjoy a lunch filled with local specialties of the region.
Continue on your explorations with another tour and tasting before returning to your hotel for an evening on own.
Breakfast and lunch provided.
Another full day of guided touring with your wine expert/guide awaits you. We will customize your day to suit your preferences.
Have a cooking class with a local chef. Want a couple of different activities today? Just let us know and we will be happy to accommodate to your requests.
Enjoy another lunch, a favorite of the locals of the region.
End your day with a transfer to the train station and travel via high-speed train back to Paris.
Continue your journeys with fond memories of your Taste of Paris and Beyond Tour. (If flying home the next day, we recommend you stay at the Sheraton in the airport.)
Breakfast and lunch provided.
There is no better way to understand the complexity and nuances of "terroir" than to visit Burgundy, one of France's most prestigious wine regions. As you explore the world-famous Cte d'Or ("Golden Slopes") home to illustrious Grand Cru's such as Romane Conti, Chambertin, and Montrachet, you'll discover the subtle play between land, sun, and vine that brings out the most noble and diverse expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
Burgundy is also one of the most beautiful and historically important regions in France, and you'll experience its rich cultural heritage at fascinating sights like the Clos de Vougeot with its 13th century wine presses and the Htel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune), the Renaissance hospital famous for its yearly wine auction.
Champagne is synonymous with celebration and the good life, and a trip to Champagne is a non-stop celebration of great wine and food. Only 1 1/2 hours from Paris, Champagne is a fabulous destination for a long weekend, or it can be combined easily with Burgundy for a superb and varied wine touring experience in France.
Visit France's most romantic castles and taste great wines on your next wine tour in France. Visiting the royal castles like Chenonceau or the impressive Chambord Castle is like taking a walk back into the greatest moments of France's history. The Loire boasts a large variety of fine wines - red, white, sparkling and it is a perfect destination for those who want to add wine country touring to a visit to Paris or elsewhere in France.
Paris is a city that feeds the soul, exuding history, culture and romance. Known as the City of Light, the capitol of France is the center of haute couture, and contains some of the world's most illustrious art and architecture.
Parisians enjoy a perfect pairing of fine dining and bohemian cafes; upscale neighborhoods and vibrant ethnic enclaves; haute couture and trend setting street style. It is one of the most visited cities in the world and its lights shine brighter than ever.
One might expect to visit the Eiffel Tower, or perhaps to take a tour by boat on the Seine, both of which are worthy of the acclaim they have achieved. There are many other places visitors can go to feel the history as well as gain a sense of daily life in Paris.
Paris is a city that has endured as the cultural capital of France (and Europe). Its history is rich and its culture has influenced the wider world. It is a place where food is revered, where fashion is art, and where fine art is fashionable. Taking time to discover this amazing city and seeking paths unknown will create an immeasurably memorable experience.
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