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Luxury Gastronomy and Wine tour with Serge Dansereau,

30 August - 12 September 2008

Our 4th tour with Serge

Bigger, Better, Bolder

Starts in Paris  August 30

Finishes in Nice September 12

This tour and Serge's travel is proudly sponsored by Emirates

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Serge Dansereau

 

 

This is the ultimate food and wine adventure for discerning hedonists who appreciate and want the best France has to offer.

Note: You can click on all words in blue for more detailed information on each hotel, restaurant or town.

Join our forth tour with Serge Dansereau, one of our most acclaimed and creative chefs of The Bathers’ Pavilion restaurant fame and author of many fabulous cook books in the most unique and luxurious trip of gastronomy, wine, and good time. The tour will depart Paris then meander leisurely through the Champagne region, Chablis, Burgundy, Rhone Valley, Provence and finish on the French Riviera at Nice. The tour will take you on a discovery of the very best of the gastronomy, wines, culture and history of these stunning regions. We will take you to places normally not accessible to the public and open the doors for you to many exclusive and fascinating experiences.

You will be able to experience some of France's most amazing restaurants with their superstar chefs, rated 2 and 3 stars by the Michelin guide (several of the meals will cost between $400 and $500 per person) and stay in the best hotel in each region combining style, luxury and history.

The 2004, 2005 and both 2007 tours sold out very quickly, so make sure you book as early as possible to avoid missing out, as this tour is limited to a small group of about 20 privileged participants. Your travel companions will be generally mature well travelled individuals, all linked harmoniously by a common interest in great food, wine and having a good time, as well as a great love and interest in France. Most have travelled extensively but want to enjoy a trouble free trip where everything is taken care of faultlessly.

This is no ordinary tour, and you will feel that you are experiencing something special. You will benefit of the considerable local knowledge of the two leading experts on gourmet food and luxury travel in France. At the same time you will have plenty of opportunities to do your own thing, if you so desire, to indulge in your own individual activities.

 

In addition to the obvious emphasis on French cuisine and wine, you will be able to discover the fascinating history, traditions, rich culture and medieval architecture of the diverse regions visited during a number of small informed presentations and guided visits, and meet some interesting locals who will share with you their special personal knowledge and passion of France.

 

Your co-host on this extraordinary tour will be Christopher de Doby, Managing Director of French Indulgence, recognized as the foremost expert on travel in France, especially in unique and luxurious style. Christopher and the French Travel Connection, which he founded and owned for 14 years, have been named as the "Best French travel specialist in the world" in October 2004 by the French government and in August 2006, Christopher was awarded the "Gold Medal for Tourism" by the French Minister for tourism. These are two of the highest and most prestigious awards available and are rarely given outside of France.  They recognise our superior professional service together with our quality and innovative products.  Christopher will lead you to many of his secret places to help you discover and wonder at the special hidden parts of France rarely seen by ordinary tourists and immerse you in the many historical anecdotes surrounding the villages and towns visited.

 

Travel will be in your own private luxury coach, also unusual by the comfort offered. Slightly longer than the standard 53 seater coach, it has only 26 seats with exceptional leg room and space, a kitchenette, two tables as well as a round salon at the rear. The coach is air conditioned with a toilet, stereo sound system, 3 video screens.

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation in luxury hotels as indicated, with breakfast, service charges, porterage and taxes included.

  • Travel in luxury air conditioned coach with driver.

  • Gourmet lunches and dinners with wine as indicated.

  • Visits with entrance fees and professional guides as indicated.

  • Serge Dansereau's incomparable knowledge of French gastronomy, cuisine and passion for all things French and his unique contacts which will open the doors to many fabulous places not available to the general public.

  • Services of a multilingual Tour Manager

  • Private chauffeur driven arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Paris.

Not Included:

  • Travel insurance. We strongly recommend that you take out the best possible cover.

  • Expenses of a personal nature.

  • Passport is compulsory. Australian passport holders do not need to obtain an entry visa to France prior to departure.

COST excluding airfares. Ask us for a quote for travel with Emirates.

* Price is subject to change until final itinerary and to currency fluctuations until final payment is received.

* Prices in

Price per person Twin Share $AUD 11,900*
Price per person Single Occupancy basis

$AUD 13,900*

This represents outstanding value for money in view of the very high standard and cost of accommodation, meals, wines etc.

 

 
 

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