Bringing wine with you over the border - this is the ultimate private culinary tour of France and Switzerland.

It features private touring and tasting in some of the world’s most important wine regions, visits to local food markets and specialty food purveyors, reservations at top restaurants serving authentic regional cuisine, in-depth cultural touring in each destination, and spectacular accommodations, including a palace hotel in Paris, historic chateau in Beaujolais and luxury resort on Lake Geneva.

  • Day 1

    Arrival Paris.

    You will be greeted by your private guide and transferred to hotel for the next 3 nights.

    In the evenings, enjoy reservations at select bistros, brasseries and restaurants according to your tastes, whether rustic regional fare, classic French haute cuisine or the latest adventures in innovative contemporary gastronomy.

  • Day 2

    Half-day private culilnary tour with expert guide and driver

    With your sophisticated expert guide, enjoy a private culinary tour of the city according to your interests. Experience epicurean delights at local markets, bakeries, cheese shops, chocolate stores, tea salons, specialty stores and more.  Also tour the city's most interesting neighborhoods, shops, gardens, museums and other cultural attractions.

  • Day 3

    Paris & Champagne wine region

    Enjoy a private excursion to the Champagne wine region. Drive through vineyards along the Route du Champagne, stopping to visit the most interesting wine cellars and sample top local vintages. With your private guide, enjoy a tour of Reims, an ancient city with Roman roots.

    Visit highlights such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic Art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site where 25 French kings and queens had their coronations.

    Also, see Art Deco architecture and browse specialty shops selling chocolates and biscuits roses de Reims, the town’s famous pink cookies. Time and interest permitting, perhaps opt for a gourmet lunch at Les Crayeres, a magnificent manor surrounded by parkland.

  • Day 4

    Private transfer to Burgundy

    Continue to Burgundy, and stay two nights in charming Beaune, the capital of the Burgundy wine country.

  • Day 5

    Burgundy wine route

    Enjoy a private tour of the Burgundy wine route through the Cote d’Or vineyards, visiting local cellars to sample the best of Bourgogne. Also, explore the well-preserved medieval center of Beaune, browse the local market, and perhaps purchase renowned local wines such as Chambertin, Romanee-Conti and Montrachet. Time permitting, also visit Dijon, famous for its mustard and other fine culinary offerings.

  • Day 6

    Finding good Beaujolais wine

    Next, transfer to the Beaujolais wine region of French Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée just outside Lyon. Spend two nights at the spectacular Chateau de Bagnols, a meticulously restored 13th-century castle filled with antique furniture, wall paintings and Gothic fireplaces.

    In the afternoon, enjoy a private tour of the surrounding vineyards, wine cellars, and ancient villages.

  • Day 7

    Private culinary tour of Lyon

    One day, enjoy a private excursion to Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, to explore local culinary traditions, see cultural highlights such as Roman ruins, churches and museums, and dine at one of the country's best restaurants.

  • Day 8

    Switzerland’s gourmet paradise, Lausanne

    Continue to Lausanne for two nights at the elegant Beau-Rivage Palace, a luxurious resort hotel set in lush parkland on the shore of Lake Geneva.

    During private touring, visit the Lavaux wine region, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of 800-year-old terraced vineyards that skirt the edge of Lake Geneva and offer dramatic views of the Alps. Meet winemakers at local wineries, sample Chasselas and other delicious local varietals in Lavaux cellars, and perhaps enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the finest restaurants in Switzerland.

  • Day 9

    Lausanne & Vicinity

    Also, tour Chateau de Chillon, a well-preserved castle on a small island in the lake that offers evocative insights into the daily life of medieval aristocracy. Alternatively, take a private excursion to the atmospheric hill town of Gruyeres to visit a local cheese maker to learn about and taste the region’s renowned Gruyere cheese, and perhaps visit the nearby factory of one of Switzerland’s premier chocolatiers.

  • Day 10

    Depart Geneva

    Private airport transfer and finish your gourment tour in France and Switzerland!

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Hotels

  • Paris: Four Seasons Hotel George V
  • Burgundy: Hotel Le Cep
  • Beaujolais: Chateau de Bagnols
  • Lausanne: Beau-Rivage Palace

The private tour is always included

  • Personalized private touring with expert guides and drivers
  • Preferred rooms at the very best hotels
  • Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Restaurant and spa reservations, performance and sporting event ticket arrangements
  • Admission fees
  • Internal transportation and private airport transfers
  • Around-the-clock support in each destination during the trip

Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All flights
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

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