Trip Overview

France Wine Trail

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 8 Reviews
Private tour to France

Enjoy fine French wine? This tour is a perfect match for wine enthusiasts as it provides a chance to discover the cities on walking tours as well as the heritage of wine-making in several regions of France, including Alsace, Burgundy, Provence, Bordeaux & Champagne region during day-trips. Wine tours with tastings, best location hotels, as well as all the transportation is included.
 

France Wine Trail

14 days5 cities
France1 country
Private tour to France
From
$6,798
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 8 Reviews

Enjoy fine French wine? This tour is a perfect match for wine enthusiasts as it provides a chance to discover the cities on walking tours as well as the heritage of wine-making in several regions of France, including Alsace, Burgundy, Provence, Bordeaux & Champagne region during day-trips. Wine tours with tastings, best location hotels, as well as all the transportation is included.
 

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Day-By-Day

Paris

first destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
4 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Bonjour! Arrival to Paris
Transfer
Transfer

As they say, Paris is always a good idea! Bonjour and welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris!  Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Paris Sightseeing Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your private guide and have a 4-hour walking tour of the city highlights. Paris is one of the most romantic and beautiful European capitals.

Your tour of the fabulous capital of France begins with a stroll along the charming Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens. Next, you make your way to the world's most famous gothic cathedral, Notre Dame, as well as the renown Arch de Triumph, and, of course, the best-recognized symbol of Paris, the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Tour to Champagne Region
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Early in the morning meet your driver-guide and join a small group tour which takes you to Champagne region that is bubbling over with heritage sites and fine Champagne.

During the tour, you get to visit two famous Champagne houses as well as one smaller local producer to have an excellent overview of the process of making world-class Champagne, its history and have tastings.

Then continue to Reims to see its main sight from the outside, the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims. This Gothic cathedral was the site of 25 coronations of the kings of France, from Louis VIII in 1223 to Charles X in 1825.

After the tour, you are taken back to Paris.

Breakfast and champagne tasting included.

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Day 4
Day at Leisure
Free day
Free day

Following breakfast at your hotel, you have a full day at leisure. You may continue exploring the city on your own or join our carefully planned tours such as a French Pastry cooking class, a trip to magnificent Versailles or the Loire Valley.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Opera Richepanse, Paris
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The gorgeous Hotel Opera Richepanse boasts a top location right in the center of the prestigious district of Paris. It’s just a 5-minute walk from the amazing Champs Elysees and dozens of luxury shops.

Welcome to Paris

The French capital, Paris is the most beautiful and romantic one of all cities. Dubbed "The Capital of Fashion", it is home to the world's finest fashion designers and a breadth of iconic landmarks, paying ode to more than 15 centuries of history.

car
Paris
Strasbourg
4 hrs 20 min

Let our trusted driver take you on one of the most scenic routes in France, making its way along the Montagne de Reims Natural Regional Park and Parc Naturel Regional des Vosges du Nord. Picturesque sceneries are an inseparable part of the journey so sit back and enjoy the views.

Strasbourg

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Transfer to Strasbourg & City Tour
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out, meet your driver, and continue your journey. Upon arrival, you have a transfer to the hotel. In the lobby, you meet your private guide and start a 3-hour walking city tour of Strasbourg.

Together you see all treasures of the old town and the amazing cathedral with 1000 years of history. Walk around the whole Great Island and its unique wilhelminian district well-preserved from the German times. Your guide unveils secrets and history of the Krutenau District, which gradually changed over the years and was mainly inhabited at the time by townspeople looking to tend their own vegetable or fruit patch, market gardeners and monastic communities. After the tour, you return to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Alsace Wine Trip
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

After breakfast in the hotel, join a small group of wine enthusiasts to have a full day trip along the renown French Alsace Route which winds its way from north to south for more than 170 kilometers.

Today you enjoy stops in 3 different wine producing regions so that you can compare the diversity of the terroirs. During the tour, you learn more about wine & food pairing, taste local wine, and also have some stops in stunning locations to take photos. After the trip, you return to Strasbourg.

Breakfast and wine tasting included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Strasbourg

Set just on the border with Germany in the historical region of Alsace on the banks of the River Rhine, the French city of Strasbourg represents the embodiment of the refined French allure and the renowned German order.

train
Strasbourg
Beaune
2 hrs 30 min

Train-travel is always a fun experience! Enjoy the comfortable journey and some truly scenic landscapes while exploring the most beautiful cities in France. 

Beaune

third destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Train to Beaune & Sightseeing Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and make your way to the rail station for your train to Beaune. Upon arrival, you are taken to the hotel for check-in, where after you're settled in, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and start a walking tour of the wine capital of Burgundy, charming Beaune.

During the tour, you get to see the main attractions of the city, including the famous Hotel-Dieu, housed in a prestigious place built in 1443 which is a former hospital.

After the tour, you may continue an exploration of the city on your own or return to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Burgundy Region Tour
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast in your hotel, join a small group tour with a driver-guide. Enjoy your first stop to witness a breathtaking view over the Corton Grand Cru hillside in the Côte de Beaune. This one-of-a-kind site in Burgundy is renown for red and white Grand Cru wines. Here you have a prestige tasting including exceptional Premier Cru or Grand Cru.

Continue to the second tasting in a Pinot Noir paradise. Visit the cellars of a boutique winery, housing oak barrels, and old vintages.

Upon return to Beaune you have time to for lunch and free time in the historical town of Beaune, we recommend visiting Hospices de Beaune, the place for the most famous wine auction in the world. Find yourself taken through Burgundy's "Champs Elysees" with its legendary vineyard plots: Romanée Conti, Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, where you have a short stroll among the vines of the Côte de Nuits.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Beaune
train
Beaune
Aix-en-Provence
3 hrs 50min

Enjoy some of the most beautiful sights during train-travel in France. The trains all provide plenty of legroom, comfortable seating, as well as luggage compartments, power sockets and other amenities for your convenience. 

Aix-en-Provence

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Transfer to Aix-en-Provence
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and head to the rail station for your train to Aix-en-Provence. At the train station meet your driver and have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Luberon Villages Tour
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

After breakfast in the hotel, join a small group to explore the Luberon region, easily recognized by its hilly panoramas and history-rich centuries-old villages.

During your trip, you visit a local market, where you may see products and souvenirs. In selected places, you may try local rose wines which are very famous in this area. Plus, you have free time in the charming village of Lourmarin. After the tour, you are taken back to Aix-en-Provence.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Aix-en-Provence

Located in southern France, Aix-en-Provence is a city providing splendid architecture, numerous opportunities to explore art and other pieces of cultural heritage, as well as admire the beautiful nature.

plane
Aix-en-Provence
Bordeaux
1 hr 10 min

A plane is one of the best ways to travel long distances in France, thus hop on a quick and comfortable flight and reach your destination in an hour to continue your French adventure.

Bordeaux

fifth destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 11
Provence Wine Tour & Flight to Bordeaux
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel and join a small group of wine enthusiasts for a half-day trip to Provence countryside.

Today you drive past the famous scenic landscape of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain which was a source of inspiration for Cézanne. Upon arrival in Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards, you sample delicious full-bodied reds with excellent structure and subtle and elegant rosés.

You then return to the airport of Aix-en-Provence to catch your flight to Marseille airport. Upon arrival in Bordeaux, you are met by your private driver and transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

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Day 12
Tour to Medoc
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Today after breakfast prepare for a small group tour to one of the most famous red wine districts in the world, Medoc. You get to visit a top winery in the Margaux appellation where you learn about the winemaking process and taste fine wines.

Then you continue to two more renown wineries in Pauillac, where you have wine-tastings as well. On the way back, you ride along the Route des Chateaux, the legendary castle road, and see beautiful wineries. You are the taken back to Bordeaux and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

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Day 13
Tour to Saint Emilion
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast, you start a small group tour to Saint-Emilion where more than 800 French producers make wine. This wine region is located on the right bank of the Bordeaux region and today you take the chance to walk along its lavish vineyards.

You visit Chateaus, dive into the heritage of Bordeaux winemaking, grape varieties, and experience wine tastings. Plus, you also discover the charming UNESCO-listed village of Saint-Emilion during a short walking tour. After the tour, you return to Bordeaux and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

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Day 14
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your outstanding tour of France. Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your private driver takes you to the rail station for a connection to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight back home (1st class train tickets included).

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Bordeaux

Beautifully set in southwestern France, Bordeaux is the capital of the world-famous wine-making region, offering much to discover.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Paris, Strasbourg, Beaune, Aix-en-Provence and Bordeaux;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Paris - Strasbourg, Strasbourg - Beaune, Beaune - Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux - Charles de Gaulle Airport;
  • Economy class flight tickets Aix-en-Provence - Bordeaux;
  • Walking city tours with professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • Small group tours up to 8 people with professional English-speaking driver-guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Meals and tastings according to the program;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interests
  • Accommodation at best hand-picked 4-star hotels all situated in the city centers, close to major attractions
  • Time-saving and high-comfort intercity connections
  • Discovering Paris, Strasbourg, Beaune, and Aix-en-Provence during sightseeing tours
  • Day trips to unique parts of France such as Luberon Villages, Saint Emilion, among others
  • Enjoying fine wines at select French wineries, including the Champagne Region and Medoc

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops, restaurants, and museums closed for lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • French breakfast is not as heavy as other European breakfast meals, it usually includes sweet pastries, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal
  • Tipping in restaurants might be included in the bill, "service compris" (tip included) or "service non-compris" (tip not included), but in any case, if you liked the service you can leave few Euros on the table either way
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