The pleasures of wine, cuisine, and history in Champagne, Alsace, and Burgundy are sure to seduce you. Vineyards drape across the valleys and hillsides, creating a sea of emerald. Charming castles and villages resemble pictures out of storybooks. Towns celebrate wine production, and locals relish the chance to sit in the sunlight and sip a local varietal. Explore the robust and delicate flavors of dishes being paired with regional wines. Your custom tailored tour of Alsace, Burgundy and Champagne...
Reims - Enticing First Taste
Reims has the culture of a big city and the relaxed, friendly ambiance of a small town. Gothic architecture creates an impressive skyline. Public squares gracefully open up to quiet cafes and chic restaurants. Your private transfer meets you at Charles de Gaulle International Airport upon your arrival in France and escorts you to the dazzling city of Reims, located 90 miles away. The famous Cathédral Notre-Dame de Reims was where French kings were crowned, and continues to act as a stupendous example of French Gothic architecture.
The structure was erected in the 13th century over the foundations of churches that have decorated the area since the 5th century. A rainbow of stained glass shines from the elegant windows. The grand rose window contains 12 petals on the western façade. An early 20th-century statue of Joan of Arc in full body armor decorates the organ case. The famous French general once stood by the side of Charles VII during his coronation in 1429. The tower climbs to a height of 266 feet, containing 250 steps from the base to the top. In the afternoon, you venture to the world-famous Mumm House with over 200 years of history and encompassing more than 537 acres. Follow your guide through the soul of the home and its lavish history, with a family lineage dating back to the 12th century. At the end of the tour, you celebrate with a sample of champagne, tasting the quality of the drink and the characteristics of the region. Consider learning more about your France travel agents who strive to produce a highly personalized and exceptional touring experience for you.
Reims - Following Champagne
Strasbourg - European Attraction
Strasbourg - Castles and Charms
Beaune - Delights of Beaune
Beaune - The Route des Grands Crus
Beune - A Day in Beaune
Beaune - Lingering Finish
- Indulge in the luxuries of private guides, comfortable transfers, decadent meals, and lavish accommodations across the French countryside
- Witness the grandeur of the Reims Notre Dame Cathedral where French kings were once ordained
- Relish the perfect pairing of flavors during a multi-course lunch with an accompaniment of wines in a celebrated vineyard in the Burgundy Region
- Stroll along the cobblestone streets of storybook villages accentuated with narrow canals winding beneath half-timbered buildings
- Discover the fantasy-like design and historical significance of Koenigsbourg Castle
- Travel along the impressive Route des Grands Crus for an immersive look at the wines of Burgundy
- Revel in a private tour of a vineyard in Champagne, which produced some of the finest quality and widely acclaimed champagnes of the 20th century
Indulge in the majestic qualities of the landscape that have inspired wine and culinary creativity across the French countryside. Your 8-day tour of Alsace, Burgundy and Champagne highlights the magnificent regional qualities of Champagne, Alsace, and Burgundy, allowing you to travel through historical flavors and contemporary tastes in across vineyards, restaurants, and towns. Your France wine tour begins with your arrival in Paris. Your private transfer meets you at Charles de Gaul International Airport and escorts you to the charming city of Reims. Tour the cobblestone streets to discover the marvelous cathedral before your guide leads you through the estate that produces Mumm champagne.
The following morning, you visit the enchanting town of Hautvillers, home to the legendary Dom Perignon, which provides an exceptional view of Epernay and the surrounding vineyards. Venture to the Moet and Chandon Estate for a tour of the grounds and tasting of their famous bubbly. Continue to Billecart-Salmon to sample the luscious flavors of the vineyard that produced some of the finest champagnes of the 20th century. Your guide then escorts you to the village of Strasbourg. Enjoy the quiet cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses before your wine tasting located in the heart of the town. Next, you make your way to Chateau Koenigsbourg to discover the fantastical lanes and décor.
Tour the enchanting fairytale streets of Ribeauvillé and Colmar before your Alsace Grand Cru tasting. Transfer to Beaune to experience the lavish region of Burgundy. You travel along the Route des Grands Crus, visiting Chateau Clos Vougeot and the celebrated Gevrey-Chambertin. Discover the splendor of the Hospice de Beaune, along with the festive wine culture of the city. Indulge in a tasting menu at lunch, pairing a selection of freshly prepared dishes with elegant wines produced on the Olivier Leflaive property. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Paris for your flight home.
$2,195 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.
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