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A Taste of Bordeaux and the Chateaux Valleys (11 Days)

France is the ultimate destination for food and wine lovers, and this Edventure gives travelers a taste of the country’s renowned regions in its west. Taste the bold red wines of Bordeaux; the foie gras, goat cheese and decadent artisan offerings of the Dordogne Valley; and the reds, whites and rosés of Loire Valley’s châteaux country. Experience what was once reserved for royalty, while exploring the period of decadence that led to the French Revolution.

Your Edventure includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional gateway choice)
  • 9 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 Lunch
  • 6 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • Private, small group cooking lesson
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Select admissions with priority entry
  • Fleury-Merogis Prison and/or La Sante Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials Only) 

Walled City of Carcassonne

Medieval Town of Saint Emilion

Sarlat en Canada

Chenonceau Chateau

Famous Berthillon Gelato

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Price: $5,582.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $429.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:

August 2020 (FRCH0820)
June 2021 (FRCH0621)
April 2022 (FRCH0422)
July 2022 (FRCH0722)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner

~  A walking tour of Toulouse to explore the palatial Capitole building, the city’s historic mansions and UNESCO-recognized Basilica of St. Sernin

~ The fresh flowers at a Toulouse outdoor market, and the Maison de la Violette, a barge anchored on the UNESCO-named Canal du Midi that celebrates all things violet, from chocolates and teas to beauty supplies

Carcassonne, home to the quintessential medieval castle, Château Comtal, and a walk with a local guide around the UNESCO-recognized citadel, where fortified city walls surround the castle, gothic cathedral and medieval streets

A wine tasting in Pessac-Léognan, a wine growing area in Bordeaux’s Graves region known for cabernet sauvignon, merlot and dry white wines

~ T
he city of Bordeaux and a guided sightseeing tour of its UNESCO-named historic district, including the Place des Quinconces, the Bordeaux Cathedral, the lively hub of the Place de la Comédie and Grand Theatre

A scenic cruise around Arcachon Bay, and Iles aux Oiseaux, an island in the middle of the bay that’s known as the oyster capital of the world, and a visit to an oyster farm

The breathtaking countryside of Saint-Émilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring Romanesque churches and medieval ruins

Bergerac, a region in the foodie-adored Dordogne Valley, known for sweet white wines, for a wine tasting in a spire-topped château, and a sampling of foie gras, a gourmet specialty of the Dordogne region

A walking tour of Périgueux, off the radar of many travelers, and home to Roman and medieval architecture, quaint streets and amazing food

The village of Pezuls to visit a goat farm and taste the best goat cheese imaginable, and a tour of Sarlat with a local guide, winding through tiny medieval streets and past well-preserved architecture

~ The 
UNESCO-listed Loire Valley, with its lavish castles, charming villages and mouthwatering cuisine, including a stop in the elegant city of Jarnac to visit the iconic Courvoisier Distillery for a Cognac tasting and dessert pairing

A stroll through the outdoor stalls in Amboise to seek out the most delicious-looking local specialties from the region’s farmers and cheesemongers

~ A visit to the Chenonceau Château for a guided tour before sitting down for a picnic on the castle grounds overlooking the picturesque castle moats

~ A
 cooking lesson led by local chefs to prepare dinner while sampling, including a local Vouvray aperitif and Chinon wine

~ Dinner and wine-tasting following a guided tour of the Montmartre District that begins with a funicular ride to the Sacre-Coeur Cathedral, a stroll through the artists' booths and quaint shops of the district, and a walk though Pigalle, passing the Moulin Rouge theater   

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2 Hours
Average Activity Level:  Moderate (mostly uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, cobblestone streets, steep hills and stairs)

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