flavours of france

Eastern France
5 - 12 June 2023
( US$4450 ) : 3 vacancies

Robbi and I are very excited to now be offering this fabulous new gourmet tour expereince, exploring the beauty, culture and rich gastronomic traditions of eastern France featuring Lyon, Burgundy and Alsace.

You will enjoy many highlights, delights and delicious surprises along the way as we explore more of the wonderful places, people and experiences that we have discovered during our 25 years of research, combined with ongoing new discoveries, to create a unique and delightful journey, "just for you" that highlights our Aroma Tours style, foodie fascination and interest in the genuine and offbeat.

Experience the elegant heart of Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France and enjoy journeying through the beautiful vine clad countryside of Burgundy and Alsace with their enchanting hilltop villages, medieval towns, lush vineyards, spectacular chateau and gardens.
Fine food and wines are a feature of this tour and your taste buds will be tantalized in some of France's finest restaurants, from hidden gastronomic treasures, to spectacular 3 Michelin star fine dining; with a total of 7 Michelin stars during our week together.
Our accommodation is at three elegant 4 and 5 star small luxury hotels, each with its own unique style and character. Each hotel offers delightful rooms and facilities and is situated within easy walking distance of the beautiful places we will be visiting.

Daily Itinerary

Rendezvous at our beautiful 4 star hotel in the heart of Lyon followed by a "highlights and secrets of Lyon" tour by private coach. Time to freshen up and relax then a leisurely walk through the colourful and historic streets to dinner at a legendary Lyonaise bistro patronized in the past by celebrities and presidents.
Fascinating walking tour of Lyon with our charming and knowledgeable guide Virginie, followed by lunch at a fabulous 2 Michelin starred restaurant, renowned for its exceptional contemporary cuisine. Visit to the Beaux Arts museum then leisure time for shopping and exploring.
Visit to a spectacular 17th century chateau and gardens, followed by an exploration of the vine clad countryside of Burgundy, dotted with beautiful small villages famous for their world renowned wines, including the "Route des Grands Crus". Check in to our elegant 5 star hotel. Dinner at our hotel.
Fascinating guided tour through historical Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy; including the spectacular 15th century Hotel-Dieu Hospice. Lunch at a fabulous Michelin starred restaurant followed by a delightful wine tasting. Evening at leisure to shop and explore.
Scenic drive through beautiful countryside to enjoy a fabulous Michelin starred lunch. Visit to the world's largest automobile collection, La Cite de l'Automobile. Check in to our fabulous 5 star hotel in the heart of Colmar. Evening at leisure to shop and explore.
Guided walking tour of Colmar, followed by lunch at a world renowned 3 Michelin star restaurant - the gastronomic highlight of our tour. Evening at leisure to shop and explore one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Enjoy exploring the beautiful villages of Alsace along the Route du Vin. Lunch in a pictuesque village then on through glorious vines and villages to a tutored wine tasting at one of Alsace's finest wineries. Farewell drinks and canapes to celebrate our lovely week together.
Depart for Strasbourg airport with arrival expected at 11am. We will then continue on to the Strasbourg railway station with arrival expected at about midday.

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Tour name Flavours of France Tour
Dates 5 - 12 June 2023
Price $4450 US dollars ( per person in a shared room )
Private room additional $1375 US dollars
Starts Lyon ( in our hotel ) at 14:00
Finishes Strasbourg airport at 11:00
Group size 18 maximum
Transport Small luxury coach
Includes Shared room accommodation, all breakfasts and either lunch or dinner, daily transport and tours, local English speaking guides, entrance fees and the services of Robbi Zeck and Jim Llewellyn throughout the tour.
Vacancies 3 vacancies

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