FRANCE

June 19-28, 2020  - SOLD OUT  

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This trip is truly a dream vacation for wine aficionados and even for those who have an appreciation of learning more about how wines, champagne and cognacs are created.  With visits to the vineyards in all three areas, you will return home with new-found knowledge of the process.

One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to the personal chateau of the legend, Josephine Baker.  Ms. Baker arrived in France in 1920 and made an indelible impression on the country and the French people.  She fought in the French Revolution, as well as the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, and adopted 12 children from different countries.  She and her Rainbow Tribe lived a beautiful life at Milandes, the family home in the South of France.

Of course, let's not forget Paris, we'll spend three beautiful days there before we leave for our amazing tour of the wine regions of France.

OUR FRANCE PACKAGE INCLUDES

THE FOLLOWING:

  • Meeting and assistance at at Charles de Gaulle and Bordeaux-Mérignac airports upon group arrival and departures from Italy

  • Guiding, as per program, by licensed English-speaking representative

  • RT airport transfers  (for the group arrival and departure)

  • 9 nights accommodations in 4 star hotels

    • 3 nights in Paris​

    • 1 night in Cognac

    • 3 nights in Les Milandes

    • 2 nights in Bordeaux

  • Opening reception hosted by Going Places International

  • Farewell dinner hosted by Going Places International

  • Daily breakfast

  • All ground transportation

  • Hop On Hop Off bus tickets in Paris

  • Jazz at the Caveau de la Huchette in St. Germain

  • Day tour of Champagne with vineyard tour and tastings

  • First class high speed train transportation Paris to Cognac

  • Cognac Museum

  • Tasting at Remy Martin, Hennessy or Courvoisier distillerie

  • Boat ride on the Dordogne River

  • Visit to Josephine Baker's castle

  • Visit to Eyrignac Manor and Gardens in Sarlat

  • Wine tasting at the History of Wine Museum

  • Visit to St. Emilion

  • Visit to the wine quarter of Chartrons

  • Visit to the Chateau de Monbazillac

  • Tasting at the Maison de Vins in Bergerac

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Attractions you will enjoy:

PARIS

  • Tickets to jazz nightclub in St. Germain de Pres

  • Day trip to Champagne, France including lunch, vineyard tour and tastings at champagne distillerie

COGNAC

  • First class, high speed train ride to Cognac, France

  • Visit to Cognac Museum

  • Tour and tasting of Remy Martin, Hennessy or Courvoisier

DORDOGNE

  • Tour of Dordogne
  • Boat ride on the Dordogne River
  • Visit to Milandes, the French chateau of famed Josephine Baker.
  • Visit to Sarlat
  • Tour of the Eyrignac Manor and Gardens, designated by French Ministry of Culture as a Notable Garden of France

BORDEAUX

  • Wine tasting at the History of Wine Museum

  • Visit to the wine quarter of Chartrons

  • Marché des Capucins

  • Walking tour of the Bordeaux waterfront

  • Visit St. Emilion with fascinating underground cellars and quarries

  • Sample red wines at the Chateau de Monbazillac

  • Wine tasting at La Maison de Vins (House of Wines) in Bergerac 

  • Time permitting, we will sample more bottles in Chateau de Tiregand, Chateau Belingard and Chateau de la Jaubertie.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • RT airfare U.S. - France - U.S.

  • Meals not mentioned

  • Beverages during meals

  • Gratuities to guides and drivers

  • Personal extras

  • Travel insurance

 

Maximum availability: 20 guests

Minimum requirement: 12 guests

NOTE:  If minimum number is not met 60 days prior to departure, all monies paid by registered guests will be refunded without penalty.

 

Packages from $3,970 per person based on double occupancy. ​ Single occupancy please add $1,250 to the package price.

​A $500 non-refundable deposit per person is required to reserve space with minimum monthly payments of $500 per person due on the first of each month following payment of deposit.  Total payment due 60 days prior to departure.

You will receive a complete copy of our company's terms and conditions, with reservation documents.

Going Places International can provide you a quote on RT airfare for your consideration.  You are under no obligation to purchase your airfare through us.

Please contact us with any questions  at info@goingplacesinternational.com.

Looking forward to sharing this amazing experience with you!

"We wander

for distraction

but we travel

for fulfillment."

DAY 1

After checking into the hotel, witness first hand, the recon-struction of Notre Dame.  Lunch in the area and afterwards enjoy a blissful walk on the famous Champs Elysees where the finest shopping and people watching abound.  After a welcome reception and dinner see more evening, Parisien sites.

Overnight: Marriott Metropolitan Hotel

DAY 2

With your Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets, you can see all of the major sites in Paris.  Stop where you want and hop back on at your convenience.  Tonight we will enjoy dinner and jazz in St. Germain de Pres, where underground jazz clubs can be found everywhere!

Overnight: Marriott Metropolitan Hotel

DAY 3

Explore the region of Champagne, France for a full day tour with a visit to the world-renowned Moet & Chandon, Mumm or Veuve Clicquot.  Experience 8 tastings and learn how the popular bubbly drink is made while strolling the awe-inspiring vineyards. 

Overnight: Marriott Metropolitan Hotel

DAY 4

We will relax on a first-class train ride to Cognac, France where we will enjoy lunch and a visit to the Cognac museum followed by a tasting of your choice at the distillerie: Remy Martin, Hennessy, Courvoisier, which shall it be?!

Overnight: Hotel Chais Monnet

DAY 5

Today we will drive to Dordogne, one of France's best kept secrets with historical chateaux, medieval fortresses and Roman remains sprinkled throughout.  It's like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set.  We will also take a ride down the Dordogne River, a fantastic way to appreciate the beauty of the region.  

Overnight: Les Milandes Hotel

DAY 6

Milandes, the castle of the famed Josephine Baker will be the highlight of the day.She purchased the castle in 1930 and turned it into a Resistance center in World War II.  You will learn her life story and be amazed at the contributions she made to both France and the United States during the civil rights era. 

 

Overnight: Les Milandes Hotel

DAY 7

We'll spend the morning in the magical town of Sarlat built in the 16th century, and shop in the open-air market. Afterwards, we'll visit the Eyrignac Manor, a 17th century manor home with an 18th century Italian Renais-sance garden.  The garden is listed as a Notable Garden of France by the French Ministry of Culture.

Overnight: Les Milandes Hotel

DAY 8

Bordeaux awaits us and today we arrive to start our wine adventure in the most renown vineyards in the world.  We will visit the History of Wine Museum for our first wine-tasting, then continue on to the old wine quarter of Chartrons to enhance our experience.  We will visit the Marche des Capucins and the riverfront which is like an urban Versailles.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel

DAY 9

On our last day in Bordeaux, we will visit St. Emilion with fascinating underground cellars and quarries, sample red wines at the Chateau de Monbazillac and in Bergerac La Maison de Vins (House of Wines).  Time permitting, we will sample more bottles in Chateau de Tiregand, Chateau Belingard and Chateau de la Jaubertie.  Farewell Dinner hosted by Going Places International.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel

DAY 10

Following breakfast this morning we will return to the airport for our flights home.

The experiences offered on this trip are certainly unique and we hope you enjoyed them all!

BREAKFAST INCLUDED

PLEASE NOTE:  The descriptions above give a brief overview of our daily activities.     

There are even more experiences, that are not listed, that you will enjoy during your stay.

Also remember you are not required to participate in all activities, it's totally up to you!

Great to meet you!

Thanks for visiting our site and also for your interest in exploring the world.  I am so blessed to have met so many amazing men, women and children that have crossed my path in this blissful universe and I especially am grateful for the opportunity to travel with them to exciting parts of our world.  I really hope we can experience a travel journey together soon!

 

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