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An introduction to French wine

10 days from CAD10,080pp

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Tour 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.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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Paris
 
Amboise
 
Bordeaux
 
Saint-Émilion
 
Lyon
 

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