Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy

9 days from $9,072 per person*
  • Enjoy two full days of private tastings in Bordeaux, including Médoc and UNESCO-protected Saint-Émilion.
  • Find new favorites via private wine tours and tastings around Beaune.
  • Take a privately guided tour of Paris, including a stop at the famous Eiffel Tower.
  • Sip Champagne as you enjoy a thrilling show at the Moulin Rouge.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of luxurious accommodations.
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France may not have invented wine, but it’s arguable that nowhere else on Earth has gone so far to perfect it. And to oenophiles, “Bordeaux” and “Burgundy” are magic words. Best known for their spectacular reds, sophisticated whites, and terroir that makes the flavor of each vineyard’s product distinct from its neighbors, the charming towns and magnificent landscapes of these regions are almost worth coming for on their own. And then, of course, there’s Paris; the inimitable “City of Light” that’s home to so many of the country’s pleasures and fascinating history. All that’s missing is you.

It begins in Paris with a privately guided half-day tour of the city and its famous landmarks — including Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and the iconic Eiffel Tower — before stepping into the world-renowned spectacle of the Moulin Rouge. In Bordeaux, explore the UNESCO-protected Old Town with a private guide, then embark on a full day tour of the renowned fairy-tale like Saint-Émilion, enjoying three wine-tasting stops along the way. Later, devote a full day to the extraordinary wines of the fabled Médoc region with the help of a private driver. The scene then shifts to Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wine country, where you’ll embark on a half-day private tour of scenic wine regions like Pommard, Volnay, and Puligny-Montrachet and be treated to a tasting at a Chassagne-Montrachet chateau. Your last full day in Beaune is one to remember, with a full-day private tour of Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, and Hautes Côtes, complete with tastings in gorgeous chateaus and the services of your very own driver. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Paris
    Paris
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Airport (CDG or Orly) - Vehicle/Driver
    • France - Welcome Package Paris
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Paris
    Paris
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Eiffel Tower (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Moulin Rouge Show (9pm) - Show: Fri & Sat
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Paris to Bordeaux
    Paris to Bordeaux
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Paris - Bordeaux [2-4 hrs] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Walking Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 4 Bordeaux
    Bordeaux
    • Private Tour - Saint-Emilion & Wine Tasting Tour (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 5 Bordeaux
    Bordeaux
    • Private Tour - Medoc Wine Region Tour (with Wine Tastings, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 6 Bordeaux to Paris to Beaune
    Bordeaux to Paris to Beaune
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Bordeaux - Paris [2-4 hrs] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Paris - Beaune [3.5 hrs ] - First Class
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 7 Beaune
    Beaune
    • Private Tour - Chablis Wine Tour (with Wine Tasting, 10 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 8 Beaune
    Beaune
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Cote de Beaune (with Wine Tasting, 3.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 9 Beaune
    Beaune
    • Private Transfer - Beaune - Paris [Airport, 3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Paris

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you outside of airport customs, holding a sign with your name on it. They will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: Le Saint

A haven of peace, intimacy is the sole identity of Le Saint, a deluxe hotel in Paris' peaceful Saint-Germain-des-Pre´s quarter, combining classic Parisian style and discretion, with the charming surroundings of this legendary neighborhood. Behind the fine Haussmanian facade of a private mansion, Hotel Le Saint is hidden away on the quiet sunny street of Prés-aux-Clercs, harbored from the city bustle. Neither a boutique hotel nor a palace, Le Saint is simply a place where every detail inspires comfort. Each of the 54 rooms and suites create an environment where classic meets modern, and where one immediately feels at home. An on-site restaurant and bar, and a spa and wellness center provide additional comforts for discerning guests.

Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Paris
Paris
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Le Saint
Hotel Le Saint

Day 2: Paris

With your private guide and driver, embark on a half-day exploration into the history of Paris, while bearing witness to all of the must-see highlights in the City of Lights. Make your way to Ile de la Cite, where the medieval city was focused, and home to the cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the most famous Catholic churches in the world. In Le Marais district, a chic quarter known for its food, you can see the stunning Place des Vosges, a historic planned square formerly populated by Parisian nobility. After, make your way to see the courtyards of the world famous Louvre, the largest palace and museum in Europe. Admire breathtaking architecture while your guide stimulates the imagination with tales and legends from the palace's past. Continue on to learn about Paris at the time of Napoleon as you see the imposing Arc de Triomphe on the renowned Champs-Elysees, then learn about the World's Fair held in 1900 as you head over towards the Eiffel Tower, and Trocadéro – which boasts the best view of the Tower in the entire city! Head up the Eiffel Tower with your guide, and see the city's true beauty from the third floor observation deck, where the views are remarkable.

Please note: Eiffel Tower tickets are subject to availability.

The Moulin Rouge is a cabaret that was built in 1889, close to the extravagant setting of Montmartre in the Paris red-light district of Pigalle. The original house burned down in 1915 but was rebuilt and reopened in 1921. The Moulin Rouge, which literally translates to the 'Red Windmill' is marked by the red windmill on its roof and is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Enjoy your show tonight amidst the lavish costumes and sumptuous sets.

Accommodation: Le Saint
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge

Day 3: Paris - Bordeaux

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Paris to Bordeaux. Approximate travel time ranges from 2 to 4 hours, depending on scheduled departures.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Meet your private guide, setting out on foot for a two-hour walking tour of Bordeaux, and its historic UNESCO World Heritage-Listed city center. Discover the largest square in France, Place des Quinconces, with its ornate fountains and 175-foot Column of the Girondins. See the 18th century Grand Theater, and admire the Saint-Andre Cathedral, with its massive skyline-topping 15th century bell tower. Stroll past numerous historic churches, with their Gothic, Baroque or Romanesque exteriors, some with original sections dating back as far as the 6th century. Bordeaux is second only to Paris as far as the highest number of preserved historical buildings in France, so there's never a lack of things to discover.

Accommodation: Le Boutique Hotel

Ideally situated in the historic center of Bordeaux, Le Boutique Hotel is an 18th-century town house adapted into a design hotel, blending historic and contemporary style. It's sandstone exteriors, so characteristic of Bordeaux‘s grand residences, along with a majestic staircase, are testimony of the building's prestigious past. Each of the 27 rooms and suites reveal a different environment where the juxtaposition of classical flourishes enhances the overall elegance. Enter the green oasis that is the secret garden and terrace, and unwind at the Wine Bar with Bordeaux wines paired with local cheeses and meats.

Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Historic Bordeaux
Historic Bordeaux
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bordeaux
Bordeaux

Day 4: Bordeaux

Meet your private driver-guide and set out on a full day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Saint-Emilion. Also a renowned appellation, Staint-Emilion is a principal red wine area of Bordeaux, where famous wines Beauséjour Bécot, Villemaurine and Franc-Mayne are produced. Just an hour from the town of Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion's wine history dates back 1700 years, when Romans used the land to plant vineyards back in the 2nd century AD. In the afternoon, you'll visit three Classified Growth chateaux of Saint-Emilion, tasting and learning the unique characteristics of different wines of the appellation, while your morning is spent on a walking tour of the medieval town, an open-air museum. Admire the 8th century church which towers over the rest of the village, and learn of the underground monuments hidden below street level. Return to Bordeaux at the end of your day.

Accommodation: Le Boutique Hotel
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Saint-Emilion
Saint-Emilion

Day 5: Bordeaux

Meet your private driver-guide at your hotel and depart on a full day excursion in the Medoc wine region. A mere half hour from the city of Bordeaux, find yourself in the midst of the vineyards and wineries of the Medoc, a formerly swampy area, converted by Dutch traders for wine production in the 17th century. The area is particularly renowned for producing some of the world’s most famous wines. Over the course of your day, you'll visit 3 Classified Growth and/or Cru Bourgeois estates that have been carefully selected for their exceptional setting and quality wine. During these visits you will learn all there is to know about the history of the estates, the wine making process, as well as their unique techniques used during the wine making. The visits are followed by an included wine tasting session at each location, as you refine your palate and learn to recognize a wine according to the appellation: Margaux, Pauillac, St Estèphe, St Julien, or Haut Médoc. Driving along the Castle Road, you'll be able to admire some famous chateaus today like Chateau Margaux or Chateau Pichon Longueville.

Accommodation: Le Boutique Hotel
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Medoc Wine Region
Medoc Wine Region

Day 6: Bordeaux - Paris - Beaune

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Bordeaux to Paris. Approximate travel time ranges from 2 to 4 hours, depending on scheduled departures.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Depart by train from Paris to Beaune. Approximate travel time is 3.5 hours.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer.

Accommodation: Najeti Hotel de la Poste

The charming Najeti Hotel de la Poste is located in the heart of Beaune, gateway to the wine-growing region of Burgundy. This prestigious establishment, a former post house in a magnificently picturesque building, offers 36 individually styled rooms and suites, and a restaurant which perpetuates the Burgundy tradition of hospitality, good food, and great wines. Located near the cobbled streets, traditional houses and ramparts of Beaune's historic city center, as well as the Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of 15th-century Gothic architecture, Najeti Hotel de la Poste is ideally situated for a discovery of Beaune and the surrounding wine region of Burgundy. 

Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Beaune
Beaune
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Najeti Hotel de la Poste
Najeti Hotel de la Poste

Day 7: Beaune

Discover the renowned vineyards of Chablis today with a private wine specialist acting as your driver-guide. One and a half hours northwest of Beaune, Chablis is the most northerly wine district of Burgundy, with a cooler growth climate creating a unique taste. Arrive to the Chablis Grand Cru hillside and stroll through the best Chablis appellations. Learn about the specific cultivation methods and the flinty terroir of the area. Indulge in a wine tasting in a carefully selected traditional cellar, trying Chablis ones. You'll sample at least 14 wines over the course of your day, 3 of which will be prestigious Grand Crus. In the afternoon you'll continue to a wine estate, enjoying a visit of the winery, its vat rooms, presses and cellar, along with a private wine tasting with a selection of fine Chardonnays through different appellations from Petit Chablis to Chablis Grand Cru. A third vineyard will dazzle you on a final tasting of some additional incredible wines, growing your appreciation for Chablis Burgundies. Conclude your day with the return 1.5 hour drive to Beaune.

Accommodation: Najeti Hotel de la Poste
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Chablis Wine Tour
Chablis Wine Tour

Day 8: Beaune

You'll be picked up from your hotel to embark on a half-day tour of the Cote de Beaune, visiting wineries in the area in the company of your private English speaking driver-guide specialized in wines. Your day will include tastings of up to 14 different wines, including 3 Grand Cru wines, considered the best of the best. Travel along the Grands Crus Wine Road, around Pommard and the Golden Triangle of Burgundy’s Great White Wines: Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Discover one of the area’s local wineries for a private tasting of some of the greatest appellations. Stop off on the Corton hillside, a unique location in Burgundy for red and white Grands Crus. Afterward, continue to another tasting at an estate with several generations of winemakers: trying elegant Pinot Noirs and unoaked white wines. Conclude your tour on arrival back to Beaune.

Accommodation: Najeti Hotel de la Poste
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Wine Trail
Wine Trail

Day 9: Beaune

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to the airport in Paris. Approximate travel time is 3 hours.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Le Saint: Paris

A haven of peace, intimacy is the sole identity of Le Saint, a deluxe hotel in Paris' peaceful Saint-Germain-des-Pre´s quarter, combining classic Parisian style and discretion, with the charming surroundings of this legendary neighborhood. Behind the fine Haussmanian facade of a private mansion, Hotel Le Saint is hidden away on the quiet sunny street of Prés-aux-Clercs, harbored from the city bustle. Neither a boutique hotel nor a palace, Le Saint is simply a place where every detail inspires comfort. Each of the 54 rooms and suites create an environment where classic meets modern, and where one immediately feels at home. An on-site restaurant and bar, and a spa and wellness center provide additional comforts for discerning guests.

Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Le Saint
Hotel Le Saint
Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lounge
Lounge

Le Boutique Hotel : Bordeaux

Ideally situated in the historic center of Bordeaux, Le Boutique Hotel is an 18th-century town house adapted into a design hotel, blending historic and contemporary style. It's sandstone exteriors, so characteristic of Bordeaux‘s grand residences, along with a majestic staircase, are testimony of the building's prestigious past. Each of the 27 rooms and suites reveal a different environment where the juxtaposition of classical flourishes enhances the overall elegance. Enter the green oasis that is the secret garden and terrace, and unwind at the Wine Bar with Bordeaux wines paired with local cheeses and meats.

Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Le Boutique Hotel
Le Boutique Hotel

Najeti Hotel de la Poste : Beaune

The charming Najeti Hotel de la Poste is located in the heart of Beaune, gateway to the wine-growing region of Burgundy. This prestigious establishment, a former post house in a magnificently picturesque building, offers 36 individually styled rooms and suites, and a restaurant which perpetuates the Burgundy tradition of hospitality, good food, and great wines. Located near the cobbled streets, traditional houses and ramparts of Beaune's historic city center, as well as the Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of 15th-century Gothic architecture, Najeti Hotel de la Poste is ideally situated for a discovery of Beaune and the surrounding wine region of Burgundy. 

Paris and the Wines of Bordeaux & Burgundy Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Najeti Hotel de la Poste
Najeti Hotel de la Poste

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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