A Foodie Tour of Paris, Champagne & Bordeaux

10 Days | Honeymoons & Romance, Wine & Food

Experience the Best of Paris, Bordeaux, and Champagne's Wonderful Gastronomy

Premium | From $6,199 pp

Discover French gastronomy on a tour of the Paris, Champagne, and Bordeaux regions! Our local guides and producers will let you in on the secrets of the culinary specialties in France. This trip is all about food tours, wine and cheese tastings, and delicious dinners. Of course, you will also have the opportunity to visit famous sights in Paris and experience the stunning scenery like the highest dune in Europe on the Atlantic Coast and so much more.

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Day 1: Paris

Private Transfer to Hotel

A private driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you safely to your hotel.

Private Tour of Paris by Night

In just an hour, this night tour of Paris will reveal the magic of the French capital at night! Paris, City of Light, is never more stunning than at night, when she truly lives up to her name, with her illuminated avenues and spot-lit monuments taking on a fairy-tale dimension.

However, this is not a conventional tour: your night tour of Paris will be undertaken in a red-white-and-blue, open-topped Citroën 2CV, with an English-speaking Parisian at the wheel!

During your nocturnal Paris trip you’ll be able to see all the highlights of central Paris: the Avenue des Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadéro, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Pont Alexandre III, Petit and Grand Palais, Place de la Concorde, Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, Musée du Louvre, Île de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Hôtel de Ville.

paris lights at night

Day 2: Paris

Private Guided Tour of Paris with River Cruise and Lunch on the Eiffel Tower

Discover Paris’s most famous sites with an expert guide. You’ll travel in style and comfort aboard a chauffeured luxury minibus to ensure an intimate experience.

Stop for a photo in front of the majestic Hôtel des Invalides before heading down the Champs Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. Marvel at the Palais Garnier opera house. Try to spot Quasimodo at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Admire the impressive architecture of the Place Vendôme.

Next up is a three-course lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant inside Paris’s most famous tower. The large bay windows boast spectacular views over the Seine River, Champs de Mars, and Trocadero. You’ll get priority skip-the-line access to the elevator.

Your tour ends with an hour-long river cruise. Sit back, relax, and enjoy iconic views of Paris while learning about its monument’s history and architecture.

Cheese and Wine Pairings in a Historic Parisian Cheese Cellar

In a 17th-century cheese maturing cellar in the heart of Paris, le Marais, you will embark on an incredible cheese and wine tasting experience. Learn and enjoy the art of tasting and pairing exceptional cheeses with wines, in an exclusive historic Parisian cellar – you will never taste cheese and wine like this again!

people eating wine and cheese

Day 3: Versailles

Private Full-Day Guided Tour of Versailles

A stone’s throw from Paris, Versailles is perhaps the greatest symbol of France’s monarchy, with more than 700 rooms and over 721,000 square feet.  Enjoy a guided tour and explore this opulent palace.

Originally a hunting lodge, this breathtaking château was transformed by Louis XIV, the Sun King, in the 1660s. It became a playground for French monarchs, and the center of royal and political power until the French Revolution. In 1789 Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were forced out.

Marvel the unique Hall of Mirrors as your guide takes you on a tour through this magnificent building. See the Royal Chapel, as well as the King’s and Queen’s Royal Apartments, and be amazed by the Royal Opera, an auditorium constructed entirely from wood. Take in the stunning beauty of the gardens and fountains, which contain over 386 works of art and more than 200 statues.

You will visit the Trianon Palaces as well as Queen Marie Antoinette’s country hamlet. This full-day tour will give you an unforgettable trip into an integral part of French history. 

After the tour, your driver-guide will drop you back at your hotel.

paris and versailles fields

Day 4: Paris - Reims

Private Transfer from Hotel to Train Station

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and the train station.

Train in First Class from Paris to Reims

Private Transfer from Reims Train Station to Hotel

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between the train station and your hotel.

Cathedral of Reims, France

Day 5: Reims

Full-Day Private Driving Tour of the Champagne Region

Your private driver-guide will pick you up in a luxury vehicle from your accommodation for an immersion in the world of Champagne. You will enjoy a commented drive along the Champagne scenic roads and discover the villages that are part of the Champagne appellation area. Stop at the charming UNESCO-listed small town of Hautvillers, where you can visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pierre Pérignon is buried. 

After many postcard-worthy views, you will visit a family-run boutique winery. You will learn about how a well-known beverage is made. Enjoy tastings of Champagnes conducted in the cellar of an independent producer. You will also drive through the picturesque Avenue De Champagne in Epernay, where several prestigious Champagne Houses have their headquarters.

Next, you will head to visit two small family producers and have a comparative tasting in their respective cellar sof different types of Champagnes. Upon the conclusion of your tour, you will return to your accommodation.

tour group in champagne vineyard

Day 6: Reims - Bordeaux

Private transfer: Chateau de Sacy to Reims Train Station

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your accommodation and Reims Train Station.

Private Transfer from Train Station to Hotel in Bordeaux

A chauffeur will drive you between the train station and your accommodation in Bordeaux.

bordeaux beautiful monuments and history

Day 7: Bordeaux

Private Guided Wine Tour in Graves and Sauternes

You will be picked up from your hotel in Bordeaux and will head to visit a Grand Cru Classé in Sauternes. After your visit, you will stop for lunch at a local gourmet restaurant in Sauternes. Stretching over 50 kilometers (31 miles), Graves is an important subregion of the Bordeaux wine area. It is located to the west of the Garonne River, south of the city of Bordeaux. The name Graves comes from its intense, gravelly soil, a very important characteristic of quality wine. Indeed, gravelly soil enables drainage, preventing grapes from having too much water.

Visiting a wine estate is an enriching experience. Walking through the vines listening to a winegrower’s explanations will enable you to become acquainted with viticulture methods, while a tour of the cellar followed by a guided tasting will provide a rare opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of winemaking with your host.

saint-emilion town in france

Day 8: Bordeaux - Arcachon

Private Tour of Arcachon and the Bassin

Discover the beautiful Bassin d’Arcachon, a magical place to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean and some of its delicacies, including oysters.

Your private chauffeur will pick you up from the hotel in Bordeaux and take you to visit the oyster ports on the Bay of Arcachon. After your visit, you will stop for lunch at a local gourmet restaurant.

Next, you will proceed to visit the Ville d’Hiver (Winter Town) in Arcachon for an architecture tour of the most beautiful villas of the city. The day will finish with a stop at the Dune du Pilat before returning to your hotel in Bordeaux.

beach in arcachon, france

Day 9: Bordeaux - Paris

Private Transfer from Accommodation to the Bordeaux Train Station

A chauffeur will pick you up for a private transfer between your accommodation and the Bordeaux train station.

Train from Bordeaux to Paris in First Class

A chauffeur will pick you up for a private transfer between your accommodation and the Bordeaux train station.

Private Transfer from Paris Train Station to Accommodation

A private driver will pick you up at the railway station and drive you safely to your hotel. 

Dinner Cruise on the Seine River with Private Roundtrip Transfer

See the City of Lights as it was meant to be seen. At dusk, Paris transforms into a glittering light show. Climb aboard a panoramic boat for a dinner cruise along the Seine River in central Paris, and enjoy a three-course meal as you take in views of the lit monuments from the unique perspective of the Seine river.

This is an ideal opportunity to combine lunch with a cruise on the Seine alongside the splendid panorama of the city’s historic buildings. Take in the stunning beauty while enjoying a typical French menu.

seine river in paris, france

Day 10: Paris

Private Transfer from your Accommodation to the Paris Airport

Time to say goodbye! A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and the airport.

paris sun and vacations

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About This Trip:

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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