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The Tastes of Burgundy and Champagne (11 Days)

Treat your taste buds to a tantalizing array of local specialties on this bucket-list tour through France's celebrated Burgundy and Champagne regions. Savor French cuisine in the rustic vineyards and charming restaurants of quaint villages with names that epitomize culinary greatness, such as Chablis and Dijon. Tour beautiful landscapes that have inspired artists for centuries before ending your gastronomical adventure in the country's culinary melting pot. From Paris' bistros to Lyon's bouchons, this tour will satisfy every appetite!
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
  • 2 lunches
  • 6 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • Private, small group cooking lesson
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Select admission with priority entry 
  • La Sante Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials Only)

France's Champagne Road

Chablis, France

The Beaune Hospice

Cathedral in Lyon

Historic Village of Perouges

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Price: $5,543.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $429.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:

October 2020 (FRBC1020)
September 2021
May 2022 (FRBC0522)
October 2022 (FRBC1022)

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Edventure Highlights

~ Welcome Dinner

~ The city of lights, Paris, on a guided tour of its best known icons, including the Arc De Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palais Garnier Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, the Seine River and Place de la Concorde

~ Walk through some of Paris’ foodie-flavored neighborhoods, stopping at shops and patisseries to sample specialties like chocolates and cheeses

~ The beauty of the City of Light at night with an evening cruise on the River Siene following dinner at a local Parisienne restaurant

~ Chantilly, a historic retreat on the outskirts of Paris, and a guided tour of the magnificent Château de Chantilly with its sprawling castle grounds, and a taste of the town’s famous vanilla whipped cream

~ The Gothic Basilica of St. Remi and the Palace of Tau, a palatial 13th-century Gothic chapel and hall, as a local guide introduces visitors to the charming city of Reims and its Notre-Dame de Reims, the city’s Gothic cathedral

~ A visit to one of the most reputed wine cellars in Champagne, including a tasting of the famous bubbly, a tasting in the village of Chablis, the center of Burgundy’s wine-making heritage, for this quaint little town's finest white wines, and a visit to Dijon, including a taste of the famed mustard

~ A stop at the Palace of the Dukes and Estates of Burgundy, the original ducal residence, before visiting the Church of Notre-Dame de Dijon and Dijon’s medieval streets

~ A feast of boeuf bourguignon, a dish that was perfected by peasants but is now served all over France

~ The historic village of Beaune, where Nicolas Rolin, the Duke of Burgundy's chancellor, built the Hospices de Beaune to earn a place in heaven by caring for the thousands left poor and starving after the Hundred Years' War

~ A tour of the Château de Cormatin, an elegant private castle surrounded by a moat and formal gardens in the heart of the Burgundy region, and nearby Tournus, to see the town’s church and Benedictine abbey

~ Historical and cultural landmarks of Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with both Roman and Renaissance significance, beginning with an exploration of the city’s ancient quarter 

~ A visit to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Vieux Lyon, and the city’s traboules, a series of ancient passageways

~ A tour of Lyon’s famous indoor market, Halles de Lyon, followed by a cooking lesson at a local school, where a chef teaches visitors how to whip up French pastries and confections, such as macaroons and éclairs

~ Travel to Perouges, a charming village with winding cobblestone streets and medieval architecture, including a visit to the central Tilleul Square for a panoramic view of the area, and the Fortress Church of Sainte-Marie Madeleine

~ A stop at a local bakery to sample some of the region’s sweetest specialties, including galette (a round, flat tart filled with berries) and hypocras, a spiced wine flavored with honey, ginger and cinnamon

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 3.5 Hours
Average Activity Level:  Moderate (mostly uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, cobblestone streets, some hills and stairs)

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