JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHERN FRANCE
13 DAYS • 17 MEALS $ FROM 4799
CULTURAL EXPERIENCES • See the Medoc wine region, along the stunning Route des Chateaux. • Spend time in the charming village of SaintAntonin-Noble-Val. • Walk alongside the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard. MUST-SEE INCLUSIONS • Join your local guide for a walking tour of Bordeaux, “The Sleeping Beauty.” • Walk through the fairy-tale village of Carcassonne with a local expert. • Get an inside look at the town of Avignon with a local guide.
IT’S YOUR CHOICE! (Be sure to arrange before trip departure)
DAY 8 | In Toulouse, head out on a walking tour with a local guide or a tour of the Airbus
SMALL GROUP TOUR TRAVEL WITH NO MORE THAN 24 GUESTS
facility, maker of the world’s largest passenger airliner.
taste the food and wine
CULINARY INCLUSIONS • Enjoy dinner of Provencal cuisine complete with a crème brulee demonstration.
and come to know the local culture on a scenic journey through southern France.
• Savor the delicious wines of Bordeaux, St. Emilion, Medoc and Dordogne Valley. • Stop to discover an iconic chateau winery, its vineyards, and renowned wine.
ACCOMMODATIONS Day 1 Overnight Flight Day 2 Mercure Tour Eiffel, Paris Days 3, 4 Mercure Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux Days 5, 6 Château des Vigiers, Dordogne Valley Days 7, 8 Grand Hotel de L’Opera, Toulouse Day 9 Hotel de La Cite, Carcassone Days 10 -12 Le Vallon de Valrugues, Saint-Rémyde-Provence On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL See page 165 for details.
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Day 1: Overnight Flight Join us as we travel from the cultural hub of Paris to Bordeaux, the world’s most renowned wine region, and on to colorful Provence. Day 2: Paris, France - Tour Begins Your tour opens today in Paris, the “City of Light.” With your hotel just blocks from the Eiffel Tower, you are right in the center of the magic that is Parisian life. This evening, see some of Paris’s most iconic sights at night while en route to a welcome dinner at a Parisian café. (D) Day 3: Paris - Bordeaux Take the high speed TGV train to the city of Bordeaux. Join your local guide as you discover this incredible city, often referred to as “La Belle Endormie” or “The
Sleeping Beauty,” due to its charm that often gets overlooked by Paris and Provence. After walking through the heart of the city, visit the newly-opened “Cité du Vin” wine museum in Bordeaux, already referred to as the Guggenheim of wine. This sensory adventure takes you on a fascinating discovery of wine culture and history, ending with a glass of wine overlooking a 360-degree view of Bordeaux. Tonight, let the charm and romance of the city capture your heart as you meander through the narrow streets on your way to a “tucked away” local restaurant. Here a chef’s tasting menu is carefully prepared with the day’s freshest ingredients; this will be a culinary moment to remember. (B, D) Day 4: Bordeaux - Médoc - Bordeaux This morning, head to the Médoc wine region. Travel along the stunning “Route des Châteaux,” viewing the historic wine estates of the region. Along the way, stop at one of these châteaux to learn about the growth and popularity of wine production in the region. Savor three delicious wines along with regional snacks on the winery grounds, and learn how the regional cuisine and terroir
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