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Classic Car Experience

The wine route: Savoie, Côtes Rôtie, Beaujolais, Burgundy and Jura

A pure Wine and French Gastronomy experience
8 Days 7 Nights - £1873  / Person
Luxury accommodations - Wine testings - Starred restaurants, Car, Guide & Assistance included

Departures 3 June 2017 and 10 September 2017

Day 1 - Savoie
French country and vineyards

Your tour starts early in the afternoon in Challes Les Eaux, a charming spa town of Savoie, in a beautiful castle at the foot of the Parc Naturel Regional des Bauges: The Château des Comtes de Challes.
A welcome coffee will be offered, during which you will have the opportunity to get to know the other teams in your group and will allow us to present your adventure to you in detail, along with the necessary safety rules and tips.

Later in the day we will head back to the Château, throughout the famous vineyards of Chignin, where you will be offered a wine tasting in the 1450 cellar.

Day 2 : Savoie – Côtes du Rhône
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This morning we drive towards the west and begin our wine discovery in the vineyards of Chignin, where the Bergeron is experiencing growing popularity, followed by crossing the vineyards of Apremont whose fame has toured all Alpine ski resorts. You then cross the Regional Natural Park of the Chartreuse Mountain Range. North face of Mount Granier, Monastery of the Grande Chartreuse, cliff roads, this leg of the journey is dotted with stories and anecdotes. You arrive in the late afternoon in the heart of the Pays Viennois to discover the Côte Rotie vineyards, certainly one of the most famous of the Rhone valley, and you will have the opportunity to taste the wines during dinner.

Day 3 : Côtes du Rhône – Beaujolai
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Today, we drive north towards Beaujolais to penetrate the heart of the wine territory of this famous region. Small roads gently lead you to the vineyards: Beaujolais, Beaujolais Village, Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, etc. You will enjoy discovering the diversity of southern Beaujolais wine and will fall under the spell of the beauty of the mountains and villages that make up the landscape. An oenological break in one of the best wineries in the area that will remind you that the Beaujolais offers many other flavours on top of those of the Beaujolais Nouveau!

Day 4 - Beaujolais – Mâconnais
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We continue our discovery of Beaujolais wines and your path takes you across the vineyards to celebrated yet unknown wines: Chiroubles, Fleury, Morgon, Julienas, Moulin à Vent, etc.  We end our tour with the northernmost vintage wine, Saint Amour, and we enter the southern route in the foothills of Burgundy: the Mâconnais. Our route, guided by the Saône river, takes us into the lands of St Veran, Pouilly and Chasselas, which we will enjoy tasting in the evening during dinner, with a menu also containing culinary specialties of the region.

Day 5 : Mâconnais – Burgundy
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In the morning you head to the Burgundian vineyards, where wine and scenery are inseparable. Here, grape cultivation has shaped the land and the rhythm of human life through the seasons. You will browse the characterful villages along the Route des "Grands Crus", first through Côtes de Beaune: Santenay, Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, but also the most famous such as Pommard or Aloxe Corton, finally ending with iconic Vosne Romanée, the undisputed king of the Côtes de Nuits. Our day, dotted with wine cellar visits and wine tastings, will end with an overnight stay and dinner in the heart of Burgundy, which will give you the opportunity to enjoy the wines that are among the most famous in the world.

Day 6 : Burgundy – Jura
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This morning, the scenery changes as we cross the Saône river towards Jura for exploring lesser-known vineyards that will nevertheless surprise you: Côtes du Jura, Arbois, Etoile and Château Chalon. You will discover extraordinary landscapes and welcoming winemakers along the Jura Wine Route. This is the most surprising part of our trip because it takes you to the heart of little visited vineyards and invites you to taste amazing and rare vintage wines, produced with heart by winemakers in the midst of rugged, wild and unspoilt nature. Overnight stay in the foothills of Jura country.

Day 7 : Jura – Savoie
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On the last stage of this journey, you'll cross the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Jura enjoying lakes, rivers, forests and meadows along the way to finally reach the vineyards of the Savoie and Bugey. This is an opportunity to complete our journey by returning to Savoie wines, but which are this time quite different in character from those encountered at the start: Seyssel, Chautagne, Marestel, Jongieux have so many different flavours that they will show you the great diversity of the Savoyard wine territory. Arriving late in the day at the Château des Comtes de Challes for an oenological evening and a dinner especially prepared in honour of all the discoveries of this eventful week.

Day 8 : Savoie
cave-a-vinHoliday ends after breakfast. Upon request, we can arrange an extension of your stay in our beautiful region or take care of your transfers.

DEPARTURE DATES:

From 3 to 10 June 2017
From 10 to 17 September 2017

TOUR INCLUDES :

• A classic car for 2, insurance and petrol included
• 7 nights in 4* & 5* hotels
• 8 Typical lunchs
• 7 Fine and gastronomic diners (exc. drinks)
• 1 Private concert
• 5 Visits and wine testings
• 1 Private guide and assistance vehicle during the trip

*Tour starts with minimum 5 teams

Special offers for groups and early bird bookings, please contact us on 01924 283803 for more information.


The route of the Sun: the Alps to Saint Tropez

A tour between mountains & sea

6 Days 5 Nights

Hébergement de luxe - Repas Gastronomiques - Voiture, Guide & Assistance inclus

Depatures : 8 May 2017 and 25 September 2017

Day 1 - Challes les Eaux - 30 km

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Your tour starts early in the afternoon in Challes Les Eaux, a charming spa town of Savoie, in a beautiful castle at the foot of the Parc Naturel Regional des Bauges: The Château des Comtes de Challes.

Day 2 - Challes-les-Eaux - Vercors Mountain Region  - 120 km

After breakfast, followed by a briefing on safety and driving, it's time to get to know your vintage car. You're off for a first trip to the mountains with the crossing of the Regional Natural Park of Chartreuse.

Day 3 - Vercors Mountain Range - Provence

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Departure at dawn to take the southern route of France. Your journey begins with stunning landscapes on the magnificent Vercors plateaux.

Day 4 - Regional Parks of Luberon and Verdon

We drive in the morning for a 100% natural and Provencal trip. Today's route takes us along roads in the two most famous south natural parks: The Luberon and the Verdon.

Day 5 - Saint Tropez

900__600__auto__-wp-content-uploads-noesit-medias-153459-sitrares316310-412826-chateau-0 On the way to our final stage that gently leads us to the most famous resort on the French Riviera, the sublime Saint Tropez. There are fewer tourists at this time of year allowing you to appreciate its charm to the fullest and giving you plenty of time to appreciate its picturesque streets, beaches, the sixteenth century citadel, the famous museum of the Annunciation and its infinitely charming hidden treasures.

Day 6 - Saint Tropez

Last day of our trip with a free morning in Saint Tropez. End of our services.

Depending on everyone's wishes, we can arrange for you:
*One or more additional nights on the Riviera
*Transfer to local airports (Nice or Marseille)
DEPARTURE DATES :
From 8 to 13 May 2017
From 25 to 30 September 2017
TOUR INCLUDES :

  • • A classic car for 2, insurance and petrol included
    • 5 nights in 4* & 5* hotels
    • 6 Typical lunches
    • 5 Fine and gastronomic diners (exc. drinks)
    • 1 Private concert
    • 1 Visit and wine testing in the Château cellar
    • 1 Private guide and assistance during the trip*Tour starts with minimum 5 teams
    *Special offers for groups and early bird bookings, please contact us.