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CAD9,810 Per person
10 days
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This trip is ideal for visitors that seek a broad introduction to a few of France’s most renowned wine regions. Explore both family-owned and major-label wineries across five controlled appellations. You will sip crisp Vouvray wines and visit noble chateaux in the Loire Valley. From there, you'll uncover the city of Bordeaux and learn about its rich wine culture and history before heading out into the classified Médoc region and cycle through the vineyards of Saint-Émilion. Finish your wine exploration in the Rhône-Alpes region where you will taste fine foods in Lyon and venture into the Beaujolais and Burgundy regions to complete your wine education.

Itinerary highlights

  • Discover the famous chateaux and wineries of the Loire Valley.

  • Cycle through the vineyards in Saint-Émilion.

  • Taste the wines of the Médoc appellation.

  • Explore the Beaujolais and Burgundy wine regions.

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to France. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
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  • Paris
  • Saint-Pierre-des-Corps
  • Amboise
  • Loire Western Region
  • Amboise
  • Loire Eastern Region
  • Amboise
  • Saint-Pierre-des-Corps
  • Bordeaux
  • Saint Emilion
  • Bordeaux
  • Lyon
  • Paris

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Day 1 Amboise

Paris , Saint-Pierre-des-Corps , Amboise

Upon arrival at the airport in Paris, collect your baggage and board a high-speed train to the Loire Valley. Once there, your private driver transfers you to Amboise where you can enjoy the afternoon at your leisure..

Day 2 Amboise

Loire Western Region , Amboise

Discover the wines of the Loire Valley today with your private driver. Stopping at several vineyards, learn about the unique way that stone quarries have been re-used as wine caves as you taste red, white, and sparkling wines many of which are from the famous Vouvray appellation.

Day 3 Amboise

Loire Eastern Region , Amboise

Today you visit two of the most famous chateaux in the Loire Valley, Chenonceau and Chambord, with your private driver-guide to admire their grand architecture and rich histories.

Day 4 Bordeaux

Amboise , Saint-Pierre-des-Corps , Bordeaux

Today you travel to Bordeaux by high-speed train where you will master the art of wine blending in a private class and create your own special blend to take home.

Day 5 Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Embark today on a small group activity of the famous Médoc wine region. Together you will stop at several vineyards to taste a variety of vintages and learn about the wine-making history of the area.

Day 6 Bordeaux

Saint Emilion , Bordeaux

Make the short transfer to Saint-Émilion to meet your private guide and embark on a bike tour down countryside roads and visit some local vineyards. Your private driver will return you to Bordeaux at the end of the day.

Day 7 Lyon

Bordeaux , Lyon

Head to the airport with your private driver and take a short flight to Lyon. Upon arrival, you will go on a gastronomic tour to taste some regional specialties and visit the renowned Les Halles Covered Market.

Day 8 Lyon

Lyon

Together with your private driver-guide, you will explore the Beaujolais wine region and visit several family-run wineries.

Day 9 Lyon

Lyon

Round off your last day in France with a full-day discovery tour of the Burgundy wine region. Discover the capital city of Beaune and sample the famous wines of this region.

Day 10 Return home

Lyon , Paris

Today you say au revoir to France as you board a high-speed train to the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for your onward journey home.

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