Gastronomy & Champagne

French Indulgence

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Embark on an unforgettable Parisian holiday to luxuriously indulge in the world renowned French gastronomy. Begin your adventure in the cultural heart of Saint Germain des Prés and make your way through the fairytale countryside villages to enjoy exclusive tastings of prestigious French champagnes and Alsace wines. Wander provincial gardens & colorful vineyards, delight in the diversity of fresh produce, and find yourself completely smitten by the sweet and charming essence of Parisian culture. 

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Once-in-a-lifetime Tips

- Opt for an opulent night out to the Paris Opera at Cité de la Musique

- Enjoy classy cocktails at a secret rooftop bar with views of the Eiffel Tower

- Opt for a panoramic helicopter tour of the city

Before you go

-Unvaccinated visitors must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) within 72 hours or Antigen (quick-test) within 48 hours before departing to France

-Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test

- You DO NOT need to fill out a health pass to enter France

A Mesmerizing Arrival in Paris & Apértif on the Seine River | Saint Germain des Prés

  • Settle into the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, and explore the charming Parisian life full of lively cafés, small boutiques, art galleries, and antique libraries. Feel the buzz of intellectuals sharing ideas & partaking in expansive conversation while discovering the delicious cuisine served at authentic local bistros. Catch a glimpse of the Abbey marveling in all its beauty as the centerpiece of Saint Germain de Prés. Learn about the history of Bon Marché, an elegant shopping center built in the 19th century. Get to know a bit about Parisian gastronomy at La Grande Epicerie, a supermarket full of the highest quality food products. After a day out on the town, embark on a private boat cruise on the Seine River. Bask in the warm & friendly evening ambiance while admiring the beautiful city skyline views. Let your mind wander as you sip on French champagne and snack on savory canapés.

A Gastronomic Experience in Le Marais

  • Live like a local Parisian while learning how to pair your food with the proper wines in the fashionable district of Le Marais. Fall in love with the dreamy Impressionist art collection housed at Musée d’Orsay. Engage in friendly conversation with the locals while visiting the most crazed neighborhood markets & shops to taste incredibly appetizing bread, cheeses, delis, and pastries. Stop by a beautiful vaulted cellar for an exclusive French wine tasting experience where you personally pair your glasses to match the food in your basket. In the evening, roam the charming cobblestone streets of Montmartre. Let the bohemian atmosphere of the village seep into your essence as you contemplate the revolutionary history of artists like Picasso and Renoir in the quietness of a French provincial garden. 

Enjoying the World’s Most Prestigious French Champagne

  • Discover the secrets of the world’s most prestigious French champagnes with a private visit to Moet et Chandon, Dom Perignon, and Veuve Clicquot. Indulge in an exclusive tasting of the 3 different vintages known for their exquisite flavor. Then, have an intimate experience at a family vineyard where the owners reveal the specific techniques behind producing champagnes of exemplary quality. 

Adventure through Reims

  • Head over to the lovely city of Reims for a guided walking experience to discover the famous cathedral where generations of French Kings were crowned. Visit an 11th-century architectural wonder, the Saint Rémi Basilica, and bask in the harmonious energy where historians report numerous miracles taking place. Stimulate your intellectual curiosity at the Carnegie Library while taking note of the admirable art-deco throughout the building. Take a leisurely stroll in nature along the free-flowing Marne River. In the afternoon, become a cellar master as you learn how to blend your own vintage in an exclusive champagne pairing workshop. In the evening, allow for peaceful energy to fill your soul as you set sail on an elegant boat ride through the vineyards, castles, and villages of the Grand Est region.

Plunge into the Alsatian Culture in Strasbourg

  • Immerse in the unique, long-established Alsatian culture in Strasbourg, a city of historic crossroads. Feel as if you’ve landed on the set of a movie scene as you embrace the rich architectural styles inspired by the Medieval, Renaissance, and Romantic eras. Take in the charming atmosphere of colorful flowers hanging over timber balconies as you roam through this ancient city with your expert local guide. Together, explore iconic sites such as the gothic cathedral and the prestigious House of Rohan. In the afternoon, awaken all senses with an exceptional culinary adventure. Touting more than 30 Michelin-star restaurants, take a plunge into the traditional Alsatian gastronomy known for its hearty decadence. 

An Exclusive Alsatian Culinary Class & Luxurious Spa Day in Baden Baden

  • Have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the local Alsatian cuisine while learning secret recipes from a professional chef in Strasbourg. Cross the border over to Germany to soothe your essence in the gentle spa town of Baden Baden. Take a walk along the healing waters of the green river banks before entering a state of total relaxation with a luxurious spa treatment at elegant mansion house, Villa Stéphanie.  

An Enchanting Fairytale through the Alsace Villages

  • Spend the day exploring the heart & spirit of Alsace’s enchanting village towns. Embrace your spiritual essence while peering out into the beautiful landscapes atop the region’s most important monastery, Mont Sainte-Odile. Then travel back in time with a visit to Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, a medieval castle that boasts spectacular views of the Rhine Valley down below. Awaken your inner child as you visit the fairytale villages of Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé, which are said to have been the inspiration behind the classic Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast. 

A Captivating Experience along the Alsatian Wine Route

  • Embark on a captivating tasting experience through the Alsatian wine route while some of the most prestigious producers in the area share their passion and expertise. Take in the stunning vineyard landscapes as you hop from village to village feeling as if each one was more beautiful than the last. Explore the exciting diversity of wines with bold aromas and unique flavors as you enjoy private tastings of Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Pinot Gris. This wine route is a truly enamoring experience where there are beautiful landscapes, genuine kindness of the locals, and delightful diversity of wine.

Explore the Colorful City of Colmar & Take a Bike Ride through the Eguisheim Vineyards

  • Take a trip over to the age-old town of Colmar. Enjoy a gorgeous morning walk as your local guide takes you through the ancient streets to discover the colorful half-timbered houses, lovely boutiques, and dreamy canals. Marvel at the classic Isenheim altarpiece on your visit to the Unterlinden Museum, housed in an old convent dating back to the 13th century. In the afternoon, let your hair blow in the wind on a quaint bike ride through the vibrant Eguisheim vineyards, home to some of the most prominent wineries in the region. Have an unforgettable culinary experience that can't be missed with an extraordinary dinner at your hotel. 

Contemporary Art Culture in Basel

  • Set out on a scenic 50 min. drive to discover the charming town of Basel situated on the banks of the Rhine River in Switzerland. Take in the contrasting scenes of modern architecture and many historical landmarks spread throughout the city.  Follow your guide to the heart of town to get an up close look at the colorful tiles that decorate the red sandstone cathedral. Then, satisfy your inner art connoisseur while visiting a couple of the city's contemporary art museums. Experience a world renowned exhibit at the Fondation Beyeler, housing a unique collection of modern and tribal art. Afterwards, take a visit to see the oldest public art collection at Kunstmuseum, which has a special room solely dedicated to the works of Picasso. Enjoy a traditional Swiss dinner before heading back to your hotel in Paris. 

Return

  • Soak in the Parisian morning and savor a final French breakfast before catching a flight to your next once-in-a-lifetime destination.
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Day 1

Welcome to Casablanca, Morocco
Airport Meet & Greet
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Travel by train to Faro in Algrave
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Tasting
Visit to Quinta dos Vales vineyard and winery for wine tasting.

Day 2

Breakfast:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel
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Travel by train to Faro in Algrave
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Day 3

Breakfast:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel
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