There are a lot of travel agencies in Atlanta that offer wine tours. But there’s one in particular that specializes in wine tasting excursion river cruises, Food and Wine Vacations. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or wine enthusiast you can expand your horizons and wine knowledge by giving yourself a gift of a wine county vacation. Picture this; you and a companion or group of friends arriving in Paris, the city of lights, you go sightseeing, you experience the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower and all the sights, smells and tastes of Parisian life….bakery’s and cafes, for an entire day. Afterwords you drive to Burgundy stopping along the way to enjoy the wines and the sites of the Cote d’Or area, which produces the region’s finest vintages of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
You’ll continue on to Chalon-sure-Saone where you’ll board the Avalon, your river cruise vessel, that will take you to cruise and tour the vineyards along the Saone and Rhone rivers, all the while learning about the grape varieties of the region, how the grapes are cultivated, and what to look for in a great wine. You’ll visit a wine cave in Beaune, tasting more Burgundy wines and the famed Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Have a guided walk through the town of Tournus, then cruise to the city of Macon which is rich in history and plays an important role in the wine trade….Beaujolais and Lyon are next.
Enjoy wine tasting and food markets in Lyon
Lyon is the second largest city in France and its gastronomic capital, so you’ll have a full day to explore and taste the foods and visit the local markets. That evening you’ll enjoy a Beaujolais wine tasting and wine pairing gala dinner aboard the Avalon, which includes a scrumptious wine and chocolate pairing. There are many cities and towns that follow…Tain l’hermitage, Avignon, the capital of the Vaucluse (Provence) region (the most picturesque part of Provence). You’ll also visit the town inspired by artist Vincent Van Gogh, Aries, and the capital of Provence. Twelve (12) days of wine country bliss through Burgundy and Provence. Who doesn’t deserve that? First hand wine education in one of the most famed wine regions in the world….a once in a lifetime education that will last a lifetime. Oh! and if you’re really adventurous, they offer wine tasting excursions to Germany.
To book your trip and for more information: Food and Wine Vacations Call Smadar – 1.877.457.3177 or 770.457.3177
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