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Luxury France tours

Best of Paris
(5 Days)

Family Tour of France
(10 Days)
Normandy, Paris & Versailles, Cote d'Azur


Best of Normandy & Paris
(8 Days)
Honfleur & Deauville, Port-en-Bessin & D-Day Beaches, Mont Saint-Michel, Paris


Essence of France
(9 Days)
Loire Valley, Normandy, Paris & Versailles


Highlights of Paris & Normandy
(7 Days)
Paris, Honfleur & Deauville, D-Day Beaches & Mont Saint-Michel, Giverny or Rouen


Exclusive Provence & the French Riviera
(7 Days)
Luberon Valley, Cote d'Azur


Paris, Chateaux, Wine & Caves
(10 Days)
Paris, Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Dordogne


Discover Normandy
(6 Days)
Rouen, D-Day Beaches, Bayeux, Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur, Deauville, Giverny

Paris & the French Riviera
(8 Days)
Paris, Versailles, Cote d'Azur


Romantic France
(11 Days)
Paris, Versailles, Provence, Cote d’Azur


Art Tour of France
(8 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Cote d'Azur


Biking in France
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux


Journey Through France
(19 Days)
Paris, Normandy, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Provence, Cote d'Azur


Garden Tour of France
(8 Days)
Versailles, Loire Valley, Paris



Multi-country Tours
Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
(10 Days)
London, Paris, Rome


Paris & Morocco
(9 Days)
Paris, High Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh


London & Paris
(9 Days)

Paris & Beirut
(8 Days )
Paris, Beirut, Byblos, Beiteddine, Baalbek


Food & Wine of France & Switzerland
(10 Days)
Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Lyon, Lausanne & Lake Geneva


Monaco to Barcelona
(12 Days)
Monaco, Avignon, Carcassonne, Costa Brava, Barcelona


Bordeaux to Basque Country
(9 Days)
Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Rioja

 
Brussels, Amsterdam & Paris
(10 days)
Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, The Hague, Delft, Amsterdam, Paris



Food & Wine of France & Switzerland

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Lyon, Lausanne & Lake Geneva

This is the ultimate private culinary tour of France and Switzerland. It features private touring and tasting in some of the world’s most important wine regions, visits to local food markets and specialty food purveyors, reservations at top restaurants serving authentic regional cuisine, in-depth cultural touring in each destination, and spectacular accommodations, including a palace hotel in Paris, historic chateau in Beaujolais and luxury resort on Lake Geneva.

Begin with three nights in Paris. With your sophisticated expert guide, enjoy a private culinary tour of the city according to your interests. Visit epicurean delights such as local food markets, bakeries, pastry shops, fromagerie (cheese shops), chocolate stores, tea salons, specialty stores and more.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to the Champagne wine region. Drive through vineyards along the Route du Champagne, stopping to visit the most interesting wine cellars and sample top local vintages. With your private guide, enjoy a tour of Reims, an ancient city with Roman roots. Visit highlights such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic Art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site where 25 French kings and queens were coronated. Also, see Art Deco architecture and browse specialty shops selling chocolates and Biscuits Roses de Reims, the town’s famous pink cookies. Time and interest permitting, perhaps opt for a gourmet lunch at Les Crayeres, a magnificent manor surrounded by parkland.

Continue to Burgundy, and stay two nights in charming Beaune, the capital of the Burgundy wine country. Enjoy a private tour of the Burgundy wine route through the Cote d’Or vineyards, visiting local cellars to sample the best of Bourgogne. Also, explore the well-preserved medieval center of Beaune, browse the local market, and perhaps purchase renowned local wines such as Chambertin, Romanee-Conti and Montrachet. Time permitting, also visit Dijon, famous for its mustard and other fine culinary offerings.

Next, transfer to the Beaujolais wine region just outside Lyon. Spend two nights at the spectacular Chateau de Bagnols, a meticulously restored 13th-century castle filled with antique furniture, wall paintings and Gothic fireplaces. In the afternoon, enjoy a private tour of the surrounding vineyards, wine cellars, and ancient villages. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, to explore local culinary traditions, see cultural highlights such as Roman ruins, churches and museums, and perhaps dine at one of the country's best restaurants.

Continue to Lausanne—Switzerland’s gourmet paradise—for two nights at the elegant Beau-Rivage Palace, a luxurious resort hotel set in lush parkland on the shore of Lake Geneva. During private touring, visit the Lavaux wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 800-year-old terraced vineyards that skirt the edge of Lake Geneva and offer dramatic views of the Alps. Meet winemakers at local wineries, sample Chasselas and other delicious local varietals in Lavaux cellars, and perhaps enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the finest restaurants in Switzerland. Also, tour Chateau de Chillon, a well-preserved castle on a small island in the lake that offers evocative insights into the daily life of medieval aristocracy. Alternatively, take a private excursion to the atmospheric hill town of Gruyeres to visit a local cheese maker to learn about and taste the region’s renowned Gruyere cheese, and perhaps visit the nearby factory of one of Switzerland’s premier chocolate makers.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Paris, France

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2

Paris

Private half-day culinary tour

Day 3

Paris & Champagne wine region

Private excursion to tour Reims and wine cellars

Day 4

Paris – Burgundy

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Private half-day tour

Day 5

Burgundy wine route

Private excursion and wine tasting

Day 6

Burgundy – Beaujolais

Private transfer to chateau hotel for 2 nights. Private afternoon touring

Day 7

Beaujolais & Lyon

Private culinary tour of Lyon

Day 8

Beaujolais – Lausanne, Switzerland

Private transfer to resort hotel for 2 nights

Day 9

Lausanne & vicinity

Full-day flexible private cultural and culinary tour. Options include Gruyeres, Lavaux and/or Chateau de Chillon

Day 10

Depart Geneva

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Paris:

Four Seasons Hotel George V

Burgundy: Hotel Le Cep
Beaujolais: Chateau de Bagnols
Lausanne: Beau-Rivage Palace

Cost
$17,375 Per person (double occupancy)
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