Enjoy the very best to France's top wine regions. A combination of private and shared tours throughout, you'll also have some free time to explore on your own. Enjoy this sojourn based in the wine-centric towns, as the local villages and landscapes are showcased. All our tours can be modified with value, premium, or luxury hotels and services and shared or private tours.
Enjoy the fast speed train TGV ride from Paris to Dijon. The duration is approximately 1 hour and 45 mins.
Take the short train ride to Beaune. Journey takes 20-30mins.
A welcome package with your vouchers, and itinerary, city map(s) and train tickets (where relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer today.
There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in and near Beaune to choose from. If you would like your reservation and bill looked after in advance, you could enjoy dinner at the historical Abbaye De Maizieres. Situated near the Hospices de Beaune in a historical cellar of the 12th century and just 2 minutes by foot from the Hotel Athanor, you can enjoy a delicious 3-course-dinner. (Drinks not included). Please contact your Sales Advisor if you would like to include this in your tour.
Hotel de la Poste (4*) is located in the heart of the wine-growing country of Burgundy, loved by professional oenologists and wine amateurs alike. This prestigious establishment, a former post house in a magnificently picturesque building, is located very close to the cobbled streets, typical houses and ramparts of Beaune's historic city centre. The hotel also has the advantage of being close to the Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of 15th century gothic architecture, with its multicoloured tiled roofs, the venue for the famous annual auctions. The hotel has 36 rooms, including 3 suites, and 2 restaurants which perpetuate the Burgundy tradition of hospitality, good food and great wines. This is the ideal start point for the discovery of the legendary Burgundy vintages, candidates for listing as UNESCO world heritage appellation, and the architectural jewels of one of France's most beautiful regions.
Enjoy a 2 hour shared tour with an English speaking driver to guide you, as you discover the vineyards of Burgundy and some spectacular panoramas. Marvel at the beauty of the picturesque town of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy - a medieval town of stunning Burgundian/Flemish architecture. The tour includes a visit and wine tasting in the cellar of to the Corton Charlemagne.
The nearby city of Dijon is a mere 25 mins by local train which runs frequently throughout the day. Consider doing a self guided walk through town; The rue de la Liberté forms the spine of the town, running east from the wide, attractive Darcy square and the 18th century triumphal arch of Porte Guillaume, past the palace of the dukes of Burgundy on the semicircular place de la Libération. From this elegant square, Rue Rameau continues directly east to Place du Théâtre, from where Rue Vaillant leads on to the church of St Michel. Be sure to check out the lavish town houses in the streets behind the palace: rue Verrerie, rue Vannerie, rue des Forges, rue Chaudronnière (look out for no. 28, Maison des Cariatides). Particularly fine are the Renaissance Hôtel de Vogüé, 12 rue de la Chouette, and at no. 34, the Hôtel Chambellan (1490), housing one of Dijon's tourist offices. Take a look in the cobbled alleys by the Tour St-Nicholas, off rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau. Also in this quarter in the angle between rue de la Chouette and rue de la Préfecture, is the church of Notre-Dame, built in the early thirteenth century in the Burgundian Gothic style. Outside on rue de la Chouette, make your way to rue de la Musette passing just south of the market square and the covered Halles. The whole area is full of sumptuous displays of food and attractive cafés and restaurants. The market operates on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, and all day on Saturday and is well worth a visit.
Enjoy discovering the picture-perfect Burgundian town of Beaune. The capital of Burgundy's wines, the principal occupation in Beaune is wine - in one form or another. Known for it's tiled roofs and centrally located hospices, (hospital), boasting mostly intact ramparts surrounding the town, it is the perfect place to while away a few hours. There is a local market on Wednesdays and Saturdays which is worth checking out. Be sure to wander into the Bascilica of Notre Dame to view the magnificent 15th century tapestries depicting the story of Marie of Burgundy. Under the cobblestoned streets are dozens of kilometers of wine cellars. And so, it is only fitting to taste some...Patriarche Pere et Fils offers on-hour tours of its underground wine cellars, which closely resemble the Catacombs in Paris. Wine tastings are offered at the end of each tour for adults. Address: 6 rue du College Beaune, France 21200 Tel: +33 3 80 24 53 02.
Take the train to Paris with one change in Dijon. Journey takes approx. 2.5hrs
Enjoy the train ride from Paris to Reims. There are numerous departures throughout the day and some that are direct. Train travel time on a direct train is approximately 45 minutes.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
The Best Western Hôtel de la Paix (3*) is located in the heart of Reims, in an exceptional setting, a stone's throw from the Cathedral, the Conference Centre, and the shops, our establishment, which combines modernity and cultural heritage, possesses 165 comfortable rooms with a free Wifi access and air conditioner.The rooms, whose contemporary design emphasises the light and the colours, fall into 3 categories, according to their size and equipment. You enjoy an exclusively area reserved for the hotel’s clientele, for relaxation and well-being. At the bottom of the garden between the old stones and the deck chairs, a covered, heated swimming pool, a hammam and a fitness room are there to help you to relax in all serenity.
Enjoy a shared, 2h30mins visit of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne house followed proceeded by a tasting of 4 vintage champagne of the house produce accompanied with cheese. Transfer not included.
Bike along the Green Road of the "Aisne a la Marne" Channel. All equipment including the helmet and bike are included in the rental cost. Please note this excursion is self-guided.
Enjoy the train ride from Reims to Paris. There are numerous departures throughout the day and some that are direct. Train travel time on a direct train is approximately 45 minutes.
Enjoy a private transfer between train stations today.
Enjoy the train ride from Paris to Bordeaux. The train duration is approximately 3 hours (direct).
The Quality Sainte Catherine Hotel (3*) has a fantastic location in the heart of Bordeaux and just off Sainte Catherine Street, which is said to be the longest pedestrian street in Europe. It is set in an attractive 18th century building with modern decor throughout. Adjacent to the Grand Theatre, many attractions and famous restaurants are nearby the hotel. The on-site bar and restaurant provide excellent meals and drinks, ensuring a comfortable and pleasant stay for guest who base themselves in the hotel as they explore Bordeaux and its surroundings.
Enjoy visiting various vineyards and tasting some of the wines of this world-famous region on a 4.5 hour shared tour with a Driver-Guide. Begin with a visit and wine tasting session in a prestigious Classified growth chateau (1855 & Cru bourgeois) of the Margaux or Saint Julien appellations. Then follow the castle road to admire some of the most famous castles such as Margaux, Palmer or Beychevelle. Finally experience a wine tasting at "La Winery" set in the heart of a 26-hectare park. Discover 5 different Bordeaux wines during a personalized wine tasting. (includes wine tasting & a small bottle of water per person).
Consider spending the day enjoying a private tour taking in pretty towns such as Margaux, Pauillac, St Estèphe, St Julien,Haut Médoc and Saint Emilion. Perhaps take a barge down the river. Or enjoy the day on a private tour to Arcachon where you could get to discover the largest pine forest in Europe, lush greenery spreading as far as the eyes can see, before proceeding to the Bay, a true inland sea, moving according to the tide. Have Oyster fishermen explain the long breeding process of an oyster before enjoying a sampling of local, fresh oysters washed down with a glass of white wine. Then continue to the impressive117 meter high dunes which you can climb to get an outstanding view. Please contact your Sales Advisor if any of these activities are of interest or if you have a specific request.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of France for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/france.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Paris. Government: Republic since 1792. Language: French is the official language. Many people speak at least some English. Religion: Approximately 83% Roman Catholic; Protestant 2%; Muslim 5% Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are widely used. Telephone: Country code +33. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is excellent. Internet: Public access is available at Internet cafes in most cities.
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