French Wine Explorers, America’s leading luxury French wine tour company, is once again offering exciting France wine tour packages in 2016.
The tours include the ultimate in luxury accommodations, meals at Michelin-starred restaurants and private chateaux, and feature France’s most exclusive and prestigious wine estates. The 2016 wine tour scheduleincludes six scheduled departures, plus private and customized France wine tour vacations to Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Rhône Valley, Provence, the Loire Valley, and Paris.
Bordeaux and Burgundy are the focus of the 2016 season. The Bordeaux Prestige Tour is the ultimate wine tour experience, including VIP tastings of all five First Growth chateaux (Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Margaux, Haut-Brion, Mouton Rothschild) and the most legendary estates of Pomerol, Sauternes and Saint Emilion. The Grand Cru Tour of Burgundy is an in-depth exploration of the Côte d’Or’s finest estates and a unique opportunity to taste the 32 Grand Crus of Burgundy, as well as experience special winemakers’ meals and exclusive tastings at some of the best estates of the region.
“We are offering our Bordeaux Harvest Tour again 2016 because it was so popular in 2015,” explains Pascale Bernasse, President of French Wine Explorers. “And we added a day to our Burgundy Grand Cru tour so our customers can get the most out of their tour and have that extra time to discover all that the region has to offer.”
The Maryland-based company recently celebrated 15 years crafting once in a lifetime tours for its guests, and under Bernasse’s stewardship French Wine Explorers has received accolades from the international travel and wine press. Bernasse has garnered recognition also, earning one of the coveted spots on Condé Nast Traveler’s List of Top Travel Specialists since 2011. Her extensive wine and travel industry connections open the doors to top wineries and private estates for their guests, providing visitors an exclusive insider’s view not available to the public.
“We are excited to release our 2016 tour dates early, as our 2015 group dates sold out so quickly,” notes Bernasse.
The group size of 10-12 guests maximumkeeps the tours intimate and ensures personal attention. All tours include deluxe, air-conditioned motor transportation, luxury hotels, gourmet meals with premium wines, all wine tastings, sightseeing, and services of a bilingual wine expert guide throughout. Prices range from US$6900.00 to US$7600.00 per person, double occupancy, for the land-only packages.
French Wine Explorers also offers custom-designed wine tours for guests wishing to choose their own dates and itinerary, accompanied by a wine expert. Corporate programs are also available, as well as special private tours for wine and gourmet clubs and wine and food professionals.
For more information, call toll free 1-877-261-1500.