The Great wines
Send us an email to request a quote
Day 1: Paris for 2 nights
Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel
1 double sup single use, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Vernet*****
Hotel Vernet is located just 329 feet from Avenue Champs Elysées and George V Metro Station. It offers spacious rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi internet access and a minibar. Decorated with modern fabrics, natural colours and wood furnishings, the rooms at Vernet are contemporary in style and offer a safe and a TV. The private bathrooms feature a bathtub and the extra comfort of bathrobes and slippers. Featuring an impressive glass dome designed by Gustave Eiffel, the restaurant offers traditional French bistro food. Guests can also enjoy a drink in the hotel’s lounge. Additional facilities include private parking onsite with a valet service and a 24-hour reception. Local transport, including George V Metro Station, offers direct access to Le Louvre and the Bastille Opera.
Bateaux Parisiens Cruise
Day 3: Reims for 3 nights
Local train from Paris to Reims
1 double deluxe queen, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel de la Paix****
Best Western Hôtel De La Paix is a design hotel set in the heart of Reims. It is just a few minute’s walk from the shops and conference centre and offers an indoor pool and a hammam. Decorated in a contemporary style, the guest rooms at Hôtel De La Paix are air conditioned and feature complementing tones. Each is equipped with a mini-bar and a TV with satellite channels. After relaxing on the sun terrace or working out in the fitness centre, guests can eat in the onsite restaurant. As well as being eco-friendly, the hotel also has a bar with a private terrace. Additional facilities include on site parking and a 24-hour reception. The SNCF Train Station is 1,969 feet from the hotel and Reims Cathedral is a 10-minute walk away.
4 tasting at Don Ruinart
Visiting the Crayères is an exceptional experience. This chalk mining pits are designated Historical Monument since 1931. The tour includes both the tour and a guided tasting of two cuvées of your choice:
– Ruinart Blanc de Blancs or Ruinart Rosé
– Dom Ruinart or Dom Ruinart Rosé cuvées A House Ambassador will accompany you during the two hours of your visit (tour and tasting).
Our tours are organized in small groups, upon a reservation, only from Tuesday to Saturday depending on the availabilities.
Rest of the day at leisure to go to Taittinger
One of the last great Champagne houses to have retained its independence and bear the name of its owners and managers, guaranteeing its expertise remains intact and of a style characterized by a high proportion of Chardonnay, synonymous with finesse and elegance in the Champagne region. With its 288 hectares of vineyards, among the largest in Champagne and run using the most environmentally-friendly techniques, Taittinger guarantees a flawless signature and wines recognised worldwide for their consistent quality. Open every day from Easter to 11 November (tours begin from 9:45am to 4:15pm). Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12 November to Easter (tours begin from 9.45am to 11.50am and from 2.00pm to 4.15pm).
Half day private guided Champagne Tour
It is time for you to board the minivan again and head to the vineyards for a commented tour through the Champagne Scenic Road. Admire the hillsides of the Champagne vineyards – they have just been listed on Unesco World Heritage – and discover the most important treasure of the region : the grapes. The magnificent village of Hautvillers is your next stop-over. There, you trace the origin of Champagne visiting the church where the famous Dom Perignon is buried. This monk, who gave his name to a famous brand, is also known as the inventor of the Champagne blending process.
At the end of the day, an independent Champagne producer welcomes you on his domain. He shares with you his passion for cultivating the grapes and the secrets of his savoir-faire. Tasting his cuvées is then a chance for you to understand the diversity of Champagnes and to stimulate your senses.
Day 6: Beaune for 3 nights
Local train from Reims to Dijon
Meet & greet private transfer from train station to hotel
1 double room, single use, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Le Cep****
Located in the heart of the historic town of Beaune, in the Burgundy Wine Region Hôtel Le Cep offers accommodation with a luxury spa and restaurant. Beaune owes its charm and warm atmosphere to the union of many old homes built between the 14th and the 18th centuries. All rooms and suites are air-conditioned and each one is unique. They are furnished with antiques and are named after famous Burgundy wines. Each room has a private bathroom with bath, shower and complimentary toiletries. The hotel’s gastronomic restaurant Loiseau des Vignes managed by the famous Groupe Bernard Loiseau proposes gourmet cuisine and a wide range of wines. Guests can enjoy a wide range of spa treatments and massages at the hotel’s spa, Marie de Bourgogne. Additional facilities include the Philippe Le Bon meeting and banqueting space, which includes 4 adjustable rooms that can host up to 80 people. The nearest station is Beaune SNCF Train Station, 0.8 miles from Hôtel Le Cep.
Full day private tour Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits and Hautes Côtes (8 hrs)
3 winery visits with their tastings.
Visit Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits and Hautes Côtes in a private vehicle with an English speaking driver-guide specialized in wines after you are picked up from hotel. Depart from Beaune for a visit of a famous white area, Meursault, and enjoy a visit and wine tasting at Château de Meursault. Back to Pommard, with a visit and wine tasting at Chateau de Pommard. Driving by the wine road to the Cote de Nuits you will make a stop for a lunch (not included) in Domain Comte Senard. Then, visit of the Chateau de Clos Vougeot followed by a wine tasting at cave Pierre Laforest. Afterwards you will head back to Beaune to return to hotel. Includes wine tastings, and entrance fees. Please note the wineries listed in the itinerary are subject to availability upon booking. Other similar wineries carefully selected by a local wine expert could be booked as alternates to your final itinerary if not available.
Cooking Class The Cook’s Atelier Day
The Cook’s Atelier Day in Burgundy is a full day of exploring, cooking, and tasting. It’s designed to introduce visiting guests to the delightful gastronomic culture of the region (and to Beaune, of course!). The program includes a market tour in the heart of Beaune, a hands-on cooking class in our atelier, teaching the classics of Burgundian cuisine, and a seven-course lunch, including a cheese tasting of local fromages, and a wine tasting paired with the menu.
We meet in the morning to explore the famed local market, where we select our ingredients for the cooking class. As class begins, crisp white aprons accompany a glass of chilled bubbly. The menu is seasonal and market-inspired and highlights the small artisan food producers of the region. We prepare lunch together and learn classic techniques guests can use at home. After the cooking class in our atelier kitchen, guests sit down in our dining room and enjoy a seven course French lunch with table service, sophisticated and generous wine pairings exploring Burgundy’s terroir, and a full cheese course, in celebration of the bounty of Burgundy. Expect to learn the secrets of shopping and cooking as the French do, while tasting all that Burgundy has to offer. All instruction is in English.
Day 9: Departure
1st class train from Beaune to Paris via Dijon
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL AGENT FOR A QUOTE
Operations & Reservations
3477 Rushbrooke street, Suite 302
Verdun, QC, H4G IS8 CANADA
107-27 71st Avenue, Suite 403
Forest Hill, NY 11375
Toll free: 1-866-285-8758