Vineyard terraces in the Lavaux wine region

Food & Wine Tour of France and Switzerland

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

France, Switzerland

Places Visited

Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Reims...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Champagne pops and fizzes as the vineyards grow with lush leaves and plump grapes; the scent of chocolate truffle fills the confectionery with the promise of decadence to come on your custom tour of France and Switzerland. Medieval cathedrals glisten with stained glass windows as jewelry shops glint with gilded window displays. The layers of history accentuate the contemporary styles of chic restaurants and lavish chocolatiers. Enjoy full immersion into luxury from hidden wine regions to wine...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in the sweet chocolates of the oldest neighborhood in Paris on a private tour of the city learning about the history of confections
  • Stroll along a wine route meandering through the highest vineyards attitudinally in the world at the Lavaux wine region in Switzerland
  • Explore countryside villages and hamlets leading you across the treasured vineyards of the Champagne region, including a tasting at Dom Perignon
  • Experience the markets, sweet treats, and savory dishes of France’s culinary capital at Lyon
  • Immerse yourself in the luxurious flavors of Gruyeres cheese and chocolate while visiting the local factories producing the Swiss delicacies
  • Sip cherished Grand Cru wine in historical cave cellars around the Beaujolais region along the sensational wine route
  • Visit a storybook-style castle located on an islet spreading from the shore of Lake Geneva
  • Travel along the magnificent and charming Burgundy wine route, connecting enchanting medieval villages with historical winemakers’ homes
  • Delight in a scenic cruise along Lake Geneva with superb dinner to accompany the unforgettable view
  • Relax in the comforts of five-star properties across France and Switzerland, allowing you to experience grandeur in both luxury and flavor

Detailed Description

From the Eiffel Tower to the Lyon Cathedral, the Place de la Palud in Lausanne to the Art and History Museum in Geneva, France, and Switzerland have preserved the grandeur of their past and blend it with the wonder of their present. Your 12-day tour takes you on a culinary journey to highlight the ways in which the two countries utilize their celebrated histories to influence their cuisine in all of its glory, from appearance to taste. Your luxurious tour begins with your arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris as your private transfer escorts you to the heart of the city. Relax in the comforts of your hotel, or venture out into the treasured streets of Paris to enjoy the intoxicating aromas.

Your guide will meet you at the hotel to lead you on a half-day tour of the monuments and culinary delights of the city, including tastings at the chocolateries in St. Germain. Travel next to the Champagne region on the wine route to visit charming villages and delight in tastings across the hillsides, including a sampling at Dom Perignon. Continue to Reims, the site of the French monarchy’s coronations, before moving on to Beaune, the capital of the Burgundy region. Explore the city to see the medieval remnants around the streets.

Next, traverse the vineyards around Burgundy to sample the preferred wines of the region as you visit the medieval villages that rise out of the vineyards and the culinary offerings of Dijon. Make your way next to Beaujolais for a private tour of the vineyards, wine cellars, and ancient villages situated near your castle accommodations. The brilliance of Lyon’s gastronomy, along with the beauty of the city considered France’s culinary capital, comes to light during a private full-day tour. Travel into Switzerland to discover the majesty of hillside city of Lausanne with its views of Lake Geneva. Partake in a luxurious scenic dinner cruise for a unique view of the lake and its surroundings.

Wander next to the grounds of Chateau de Chillon to discover the often-overlooked vineyards of the Lavaux wine region. Relish the charms of the village of Gruyeres before following a master cheese-maker through the process of making cheese at the local factory. In the afternoon, the delicacies continue at the chocolate factory, where you learn the secrets of producing indulgent sweets. Transfer to Geneva for a half-day tour of the cosmopolitan city and its treasured restaurants. Your private transfer will meet you at the hotel and escort you to the Geneva airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$4,039 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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