Food & Wine of France

8 Days Paris to Paris. Group rates on Request

An 8 day itinerary based in the wonderful French cities of Paris and Bordeaux. This tour is perfect for every food lover.Enjoy cooking classes and talks with a French food critic, visit local vineyards and enjoy plenty of tasting opportunities.Top off this delicious tour with visits to some of France’s most famous and iconic sights, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées and visit the historic Place de la Bourse and the Cathedral of Saint André in Bordeaux

Highlights: Paris, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, Bordeaux,  Place de la Bourse, Cathedral of Saint André
Since this is just a suggested itinerary you can switch it up any way you want, more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests.  You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Contact them at 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, press send, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Food & Wine of France

DAY 1 ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE:  Upon arrival at Paris airport you are welcomed to France by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel where you are assisted with check-in procedures. Spend the afternoon at leisure before meeting your driver this evening for your transfer to where you can board the Don Juan II cruise boat. Enjoy dinner on board and watch Paris go by from your window seat as you cruise along the River Seine. The waiters on board will be happy to give you information as you sail by some of the best sights in town. Afterwards you will be returned to your Hotel.
Hotel Name: Hotel Balzac. (D)

DAY 2 PARIS: Enjoy a half day (4 hours) sightseeing tour in Paris with your English-speaking guide. This overview tour will include famous Parisian sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées and the Ile de la Cité, where you will visit the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral.

The remainder of your day is free to explore.
Hotel Name: Hotel Balzac. (B)

DAY 3 PARIS FOOD WALK: Today you are met at your hotel by a Paris food expert, who spends the morning pointing you to some of the best food suppliers in Paris during your 3 hour walking tour. There are a number of different possibilities depending on you group interests. You might like to visit a world-renowned boulangerie where you can meet the baker and learn about the French art of bread baking or perhaps catch a glimpse into the life of a dedicated chocolatier who trained with the very best. Afternoon free to explore.
Hotel Name: Hotel Balzac. (B)

DAY 4 PARIS – BORDEAUX: Today you will be met at your hotel and transferred with your local guide to the Paris railway station. Here you will be shown to your pre-reserved 1st class seating and your luggage will be handled onboard for you. Upon arrival at the Bordeaux railway station you will be met from the door of the train and your luggage will be handled for you. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
Hotel Name: Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa. (B)

DAY 5 BORDEAUX: Today you will experience historic Bordeaux as you visit some of its famous monuments and buildings. Meet your qualified English-speaking guide for a 3-hour walking tour. Your guide will show you the 18th century Place de la Bourse. Spend some time visiting the 13th century Cathedral of Saint André, now a World Heritage listed monument. You will also have a chance to admire the neo-classical facades of the Bordeaux Law Courts, St. André Hospital and the 18th century Palais Rohan, now the City Hall. Explore Old Bordeaux town with its 15th century Cailhau Gate and the 14th century ‘Grosse Cloche’, former belfry of the town hall in the Middle Ages.
Hotel Name: Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa. (B)

DAY 6 BORDEAUX – EXPLORE ST EMILION REGION: Meet your English-speaking driver-guide for a full day (8 hour) tour in and around St. Emilion. The medieval streets of St. Emilion are lined with wine stores. Visit the Eglise Monolithe, one of France’s largest underground churches, and the 13th century ramparts which encircle the village. Subject to availability, a private service with a local priest can be organized for you in the monolithic church cut into the rocks. Also visit some of the local vineyards such as Chateau Franc Mayne or La Tour du Pin Figeac.
Hotel Name: Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa. (B)

DAY 7 BORDEAUX – PARIS: Today you will be met at your hotel transferred to the Bordeaux railway station. Here you will be shown to your pre-reserved 1st class seating and your luggage will be handled onboard for you. Upon arrival at the Paris railway station you will be met from the door of the train and your luggage will be handled for you. You will then be transferred to your hotel, where the remainder of your day is free.
Hotel Name: Hotel Balzac. (B)

DAY 8 DEPART PARIS: Transfer to the airport for your home-bound flight. (B)

Inclusions

  • Private airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8
  • Twin-bedded rooms in the 5-Star hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and baggage handling
  • 7 breakfast
  • 1 Dinner
  • Services of English-speaking local travel experts
  • Transfers by luxury, air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Pre-reserved 1st class rail tickets Paris / Bordeaux / Paris
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Portfolio of travel documents

Departures

Please Call 1-855-220-6450 for Group Rates on this Custom Group Journey

Operates all-year. Since this is just a suggested itinerary you can switch it up any way you want, more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests.  You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Contact them at 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, press send, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Please Note: Luxury Custom Group bookings may require additional deposits which in some cases may be non-refundable.

Additional Information: *  Above are Land Start Dates in Paris. Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request.

Group Discounts

On custom journeys, discounts vary depending on group requirements. Typically, travel with a group of 20 and the 21st traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price. A second traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land on a group of 40 paying passengers.

*Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.

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