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Champagne & Loire Wine
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Champagne - Loire Valley
Ce programme est en anglais, car dédié à toute la communauté internationale LGBTQIA et à leurs amis alliés.

This program is in English, because dedicated to the entire LGBTQIA international community and their straight ally friends.

To savor in the Christmas cheer: Champagnes, Loire wines and delicacies, this 'hetero-friendly' circuit requires children's eyes and sensitive taste buds! This trip is the perfect way to kick of the holiday season!

Our trip begins with in the well-known Champagne region! Surrounded by the gentle hills covered by the vineyards that grow the precious French grapes. This region is also home of the world famous Champagne Moet & Chandon. We will be joined by a guide who will leads us deep into the maze of underground cellars for an in depth look at the history and craft of how champagne is developed, aged and bottled. Our visit here will finish with a thorough champagne tasting of the famous “bubbles,” followed by an opportunity to shop for souvenirs and stock up on Champagne for Christmas and New Year's Eve from the Reims Christmas Market.

Our final stop offers complete Christmas immersion into the Loire Valley, a Christmas cheer with French flair. Chambord Castle turns into an enchanted and magical fairy tale not to be missed! Chambord adorns the chateau’s interior with majestic fir trees and lavish decorations throughout the ground floor, entrance way and first floor. The outside paths are also decorated with almost 100 magnificent fir trees, which will be illuminated as night falls. I also reserved for you a Renaissance Lunch at l’Auberge of the Clos Lucé and to make your tour thorough, I will take you to meet the Genius: Leonardo da Vinci in his Manor of the Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle.

Noël - Chambord

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7 days / 6 nights

From 2 775€/pers.

Itinerairies

Day 1 - Arrival in Champagne
Day 2 - Reims and Christmas market.
Day 3 - Festive Champagne
Day 4 - Transfer to the Loire Valley
Day 5 - Tours & Amboise
Day 6 - Chenonceau & Clos Lucé
Day 7 - Chambord & Transfer to Paris.

Day by day

Day 1 - Monday, December 2nd 2019 - Pick up of the group in Paris CDG Airport (place to be determined). You meet with your private expert national licensed English-speaking guide. Transfer to Champagne in a comfortable coach. We take you to the Marne Valley on a journey through the vineyard to meet with another prestigious figure: Dom Pérignon who finalized the process to elaborate Champagne. He highly contributed to the fame of Champagne and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers. Around 06.00PM, drop off at your hotel in Reims. Dinner at your leisure.

Day 2 - Tuesday, December 3rd 2019 - Pick up at your hotel after breakfast. Your private English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel. Guided tour of Reims Cathedral. Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Reims. In the afternoon, tour and tasting at famous Champagne House Veuve Clicquot – Clicquot Private Experience. Guided tour of Reims and of its Christmas market. Stroll through the streets of Reims: many sites, monuments and museums show the history of Reims, from the Gallo-Roman to the modern era, going through the Art Deco period. Around 05.30PM, drop off at your hotel. Dinner at your leisure.

Day 3 - Wednesday, December 4th - Tasting of biscuit de Reims or chocolate in Reims. Discover the very traditional "Biscuits Roses de Reims", a genuine institution of the capital of Champagne. Colours, smell, flavors, here everything is tempting! Visit the biscuit factory, and the lovely boutique, and of course taste these delicious specialties as light as cotton... Private Christmas Champagne tasting lunch at a family estate, drinks included. In the afternoon, discover a small producer for a tour and tasting. Around 05.30PM, drop off at your hotel. Festive party in Reims. Aperitif and dinner with drinks included at a restaurant in the city centre of Reims. Your guide will be able to recommend some nice places to take a drink and/ or dance after the dinner.

Day 4 - Thursday, December 5th - Transfer to the Loire Valley. After brunch, check out and transfer to the Loire Valley. Your private English-speaking driver meets you at your hotel. Transportation in a comfortable coach. Around 03.00PM: In the afternoon, guided tour of the city of Tours, with a stop at the Christmas market. Around 05.30PM, drop off at your hotel in Amboise. Dinner at your leisure.p>

Day 5 - Friday, December 6th - Christmas in the castles. Pick up at your hotel after breakfast and check out. Market in Amboise. Enjoy a great French atmosphere in one of the most beautiful markets of the region! Transfer to Les Caves Duhard! Private tour and wine tasting lunch at a troglodyte cellar caves with a special Christmas meal. Guided tour of the Castle of Amboise (skip the line entrances included). Around 05.30PM, drop off at your hotel. Dinner at your leisure.

Day 6 - Saturday, December 7th - Pick up at your hotel after breakfast. Guided tour of the castle of Chenonceau (skip the line entrances included). Transfer to Amboise. Renaissance Lunch at l’Auberge of the Clos Lucé (3 courses, aperitif and drinks included). Guided tour of the Clos Lucé. In order to make your tour thorough, we take you to meet the Genius in his Manor du Clos Lucé, a few yards away from the Royal Castle. Leonardo da Vinci spent there the last three years of his life and died there in 1519. After you tour his bedroom, office, reception room and kitchen, you will be in awe in front of the invention room, displaying models of the most spectacular machines Leonardo invented. Around 05.30PM, drop off at your hotel. Dinner at your leisure

Day 7 - Sunday, December 8th - Guided tour of the Castle of Chambord with its Christmas decoration (skip the line entrances included). For Christmas, Chambord turns into an enchanted and magical fairy tale not to be missed. Lunch at the nice restaurant (3 courses, drinks included). Transfer to Paris. End of the services.


From:

2 775€/pers.
at the HÔTEL DE LA PAIX**** - REIMS and LE CHOISEUL**** - AMBOISE


Included:

Transportation and English speaking guide as mentioned + 3 nights in hotel**** in the city centre of Reims and 3 nights in hotel**** the city center of Amboise based on a double occupancy room + all breakfasts and taxes included + Champagne tasting lunch at a boutique Champagne bar + Guided tour of the village of Hauvillers + Sightseeing of the Avenue of Champagne + Tour and tasting at Moet & Chandon - Grand Vintage + Sightseeing of the Route de Champagne + Guided tour of Reims Cathedral + Tour and tasting at famous Champagne House Veuve Clicquot (Clicquot Private Experience) + Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Reims (3 courses, 3 glasses of wine, water and coffee) + Guided tour of Reims and of its Christmas market + Tasting of biscuit de Reims or chocolate in Reims + Private Christmas Champagne tasting lunch at a family estate (drinks included)+ Tour and tasting at a small Champagne producer + Aperitif and dinner with drinks included at a restaurant in the city centre of Reims + Guided tour of the city of Tours, with a stop at the Christmas market and Amboise + Private tour and wine tasting lunch at a troglodyte cellar caves with a special Christmas meal at Les Caves Duhard + Guided tour and entrance fees at the Castles of Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord and Clos Lucé + Renaissance Lunch at l’Auberge of the Clos Lucé (3 courses, aperitif and drinks included) + Lunch at the nice restaurant near Chambord (3 courses, drinks included).


Not included:

International flights. Assistance-repatriation insurance. Drinks and personal expenses. Tips.


Be noted

Program limited to 20 people maximum.
All places of residence are gay friendly and located in city centers.
General conditions: https://www.france-guided-tours.com/fr/content/3-general-conditions

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