6 Days A Taste of Paris Wine Tour and Beyond

  • Paris, France

Overview

Cooking & Wine Tours in France

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.

Highlights

  • 2 wine tours, 2 wine tastings
  • 2 market visits, 2 cooking classes
  • Culinary activities or excursions in Paris
  • Wine tours in the finest chateaux and wine estates
  • Choose one of the great wine region to explore
  • 5 nights luxury accommodation
  • 5 buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Day 1: Arrival, free time

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.

Day 2: Market visit, cooking class, free time

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.

Breakfast provided.

Day 3: Free time

Breakfast provided.

Day 4: Transfer, train ride, wine tours, free time

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.

Day 5: Wine tours, wine tastings, free time

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.

Day 6: Wine tour, cooking class, free time, transfer, train ride, departure

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.

Burgundy

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

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.

Loire Valley

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

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.

  • City tour
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Museum visits
  • Paris tour
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Wine tastings
  • Wine tours
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Testimonials

  • Review by Marion U

    "Thank you for arranging a wonderful tour. We appreciated the diversity in wineries you presented, the traditional to the new bio- organic. We also enjoyed the tour guides, very knowledgeable, and the country, as well as all of the people we met. Again, thank you for making all of the arrangements that made this tour so enjoyable."

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  • Review by Dick B

    "I want to thank you and Pierre for putting together an outstanding itinerary for our trip to Paris and Bordeaux. It was an awesome trip. We loved the hotels you selected, the drivers/guides were wonderful, the wineries you selected for us were terrific, and your recommendations for activities and restaurants turned out to be fantastic."

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  • Review by Barbara W

    "Lafite was truly special… lunch at P.S. was even more special… Alex and Pascal were fantastic... everything was truly wonderful."

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  • Review by Tom & Lynda M

    "Staying at Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron was magical. We watched the sun rise over the vineyards of Chateau Latour from the windows of our room. We enjoyed dressing for dinner, sharing an aperitif with new friends in the sitting room recalling memories of the day while nestled among the vineyards. Dinners at the Chateau were more intimate and memorable than at even the finest restaurants."

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  • Review by David & Sandi Wood, British Columbia, Canada

    "Everything was first class, from the accommodations to the meals. Colette B was wonderful, and the itinerary was excellent. We had access to tastings and chateaus that wine enthusiasts can only dream of. And then there was the food - magnificent!We made some great new friends and will certainly be telling our old wine enthusiastic friends about your future trips. Your tour confirmed that the art of good living is drinking fine wines with great food and great friends. Thanks for making this our best vacation ever!"

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  • Review by Susan & Nelson Gonzalez from Connecticut, USA

    "The tour was fantastic! We enjoyed the knowledge of wine that Dewey shared with us (he's also fun), the other people on our tour (we all got along well), the beautiful, spacious and private chateau we stayed in, the vineyards we visited, the wines we tasted, the delicious meals, and the big, air conditioned bus."

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  • Review by Dr. Clay Robertson and Vida Robertson from South Carolina

    "The instruction/teaching/guidance was excellent. The food was superb - the wines were magnificent. Our tour hosts were simply wonderful, and made the trip as exciting as it was."

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