Day 1: Arrival to Paris
As they say, Paris is always a good idea! Bonjour and welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris!
Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Day 2: City Tour
Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your private guide and have a 4-hour walking tour. Paris is one of the most romantic and beautiful European capitals.
During this tour, you stroll around charming Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens, see Notre Dame, the Triumphal Arc and of course, the symbol of Paris - Eiffel Tower.
Day 3: Tour to Champagne Region
Early in the morning meet your driver-guide and join a small group tour which takes you to Champagne region that is bubbling over with heritage sites and fine Champagne.
During the tour you get to visit two famous Champagne houses as well as one smaller local producer to have an excellent overview of the process of making world-class Champagne, its history and have tastings.
Then continue to Reims to see its main sight from the outside, the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims. This Gothic cathedral was the site of 25 coronations of the kings of France, from Louis VIII in 1223 to Charles X in 1825.
After the tour, you are taken back to Paris.
Day 4: Day at Leisure
Following breakfast at your hotel, you have a full day at leisure.
You may continue an exploration of the city on your own or join our carefully planned tours like French Pastry cooking class, trip to magnificent Versailles or Loire Valley.
Day 5: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel you check out, meet your driver and continue your journey.
Day 5: Arrival and City Tour
Upon arrival, you have a transfer to the hotel.
In the lobby you meet your private guide and start a 3-hour walking city tour of Strasbourg.
Together you see all treasures of the old town and amazing cathedral with 1000 years of history. Walk around the whole Great Island and its unique wilhelminian district from the German times. Your guide unveils secrets and history of the Krutenau district, which gradually changed over the years and was mainly inhabited at the time by townspeople looking to tend their own vegetable or fruit patch, market gardeners and monastic communities.
After the tour, you return to the hotel.
Day 6: Alsace Wine Trip
Following breakfast in the hotel, join a small group of wine lovers to have a full day trip along the Alsace Route, which winds its way from north to south, for more than 170 kilometers.
Today you enjoy stops in 3 different wine producing regions so that you can compare the diversity of the terroirs. During the tour you learn more about wine & food pairing, and also have some stops in stunning locations to take photos.
After the trip, you return to Strasbourg.
Day 7: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Strasbourg.
Day 7: Arrival and City Tour
Upon arrival, you are taken to the hotel for check-in.
In the hotel lobby you meet your guide and start a walking tour in a wine capital of Burgundy, charming Beaune.
During the tour you get to see the main attractions of the city, including the famous Hotel-Dieu, housed in a prestigious place built in 1443 which is a former hospital.
After the tour, you may continue an exploration of the city on your own or return to the hotel.
Day 8: Burgundy Region Tour
Following breakfast in your hotel, join a small group tour with a driver-guide.
Enjoy a first stop to witness a breathtaking view over the Corton Grand Cru hillside in the Côte de Beaune. It is a unique site in Burgundy for red and white Grand Cru wines. Here you have a prestige tasting including exceptional Premier Cru or Grand Cru.
Continue to second tasting in a Pinot Noir amateur’s paradise. Visit the cellars of a boutique winery, housing oak barrels, and old vintages.
Upon return to Beaune you have time to for lunch and free time in the historical town of Beaune, Burgundy’s wine Capital, and we recommend visiting Hospices de Beaune - the place for the most famous wine auction in the world.
Find yourself taken through Burgundy’s «Champs Elysées» with its legendary vineyard plots: Romanée Conti, Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, where you have a short stroll among the vines of the Côte de Nuits.
After the tour you return to Beaune.
Day 9: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Beaune.
Day 9: Arrival
At the train station meet your driver and have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 10: Luberon Villages Tour
Following breakfast in the hotel, join a small group to explore the Luberon region, characterized by a series of strikingly picturesque perched, hill-top villages, dating back 1000 years or more.
The Luberon is an area of lush vegetation and exceptional wildlife and a place where vineyards and cherry orchards dot the hillsides.
Together you visit a local market, where you may see products and souvenirs. In selected places, you may try local rose wines which are very famous in this area. Have free time in the charming village of Lourmarin.
After the tour, you are taken back to Aix-en-Provence.
Day 11: Provence Wine Tour and Departure
In the morning after breakfast, join a small group of wine enthusiasts and have a half-day trip to Provence countryside.
Drive by famous scenic landscape of Sainte-Victoire Mountain which was a source of inspiration for Cézanne. Arrive in Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards to sample tasty, full-bodied reds with excellent structure, and subtle and elegant rosés.
Upon your return to Aix-en-Provence you have a transfer to the airport to catch the flight.
Day 11: Arrival
Upon arrival at Bordeaux, you are met by your private driver and transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.
Day 12: Tour to Medoc
Today after breakfast prepare for a small group tour to one of the most famous red wine districts in the world - to Medoc. You visit a top winery in the Margaux appellation where you get to learn about the winemaking process and taste wines.
Then continue to two renown wineries in Pauillac, where you have wine-tastings as well.
On the way back you ride along the Route des Chateaux, the legendary castle road, and see beautiful wineries. You are taken to Bordeaux and have the rest of the day free.
Day 13: Tour to Saint Emilion
In the morning after breakfast, you start a small group tour to Saint-Emilion where more than 800 producers make wine. This wine region is located on the right bank of Bordeaux’ region and today you take a chance to walk in its lavish vineyards.
You visit Chateaus, dive into the heritage of Bordeaux winemaking, grape varieties, and experience wine tastings.
Today you also discover the charming UNESCO-listed village of Saint-Emilion on a short walking tour. After the tour you return to Bordeaux and have the rest of the day free.
Day 14: Departure
Today is the last day in Aquitaine region. Following breakfast, you have a check out from the hotel and your private driver take you to the rail station or airport depending on where you travel next.
Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
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