Scottsdale, AZ (Vocus) March 25, 2009
Discover France, the leading specialist in travel services throughout France from Paris to the countryside, features creative food and wine itineraries that offer the best of each region at the greatest possible value to the traveler. Their website features more than 30 different self guided tour itineraries, several in region of which are food and wine focused and well priced far below the guided tour options--an incredible value for travelers who yearn to visit France but are afraid to spend the money during challenging economic times.
These trips offer visitors the opportunity to get more than just a snapshot of French culture and lifestyle--they offer an experience in true cultural immersion at an amazing value. The price of these trips includes accommodation in top quality hotels, expertly chosen routes, and ample support, proving that it is possible to combine both luxury and value. Self-guided travel is a growing trend due to the flexibility it presents and the extraordinary price that accompanies it. Offering support and independence, guests don't have to put forth much effort in order to generate a relaxing and memorable vacation. Here is just a sampling of Discover France's Food and Wine Itineraries:
Savor the Tastes of Provence: Vineyards and Lavender Tour
On this 8 day bicycling tour, travelers will discover the wines of Provence, from the Rhone Valley to the Haut-Vaucluse area to the Drome and back to Ventoux area. Cyclers will have the opportunity to taste the grand wine of Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, chocolates, and lavender flavored honey. Gourmet stages combine with astonishing visits along the Castle and Abbey route like Rochegude and Grignan; Roman art in Vaison la Romaine; the Dentelles de Montmirail, the fields of lavender at the foot of the Mont Ventoux, and more. Guests will enjoy being hosted in charming hotels such as a luxurious Relais & Château castle in Rochegude, a unique manor house in Grignan, a 16th century mansion in Vaison la Romaine and a typical Provençal hotel in Bedoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Dates: April 1 -Nov 1. Cost: 1425 Euros per person, double occupancy; Single supplement: 499 Euros; triples at 1310 Euros/person.
Cycling for Foodies: Explore Burgundy Gastronomy and Wine
Burgundy is hallowed ground for foodies because of its most important treasured assets: wine and cuisine. This trip takes cyclists through the stunning Burgundy region to explore the mouth-watering food and unforgettable wines that make this area so famous. Starting in Dijon, a beautiful city with sites, history, and gateway to vine country, travelers will make their way across the vineyards of the most famous vignobles. As great wine requires great cooking, adventurers will have many gastronomical experiences in the restaurants that are included, but participants can also venture out to explore the many excellent choices available in both Dijon and Beaune on their own. Dates: April-October. Cost: 1544 Euros per person, double-occupancy.
For more information or to see a complete listing of itineraries, please visit the website or contact Loren Siekman at (480) 905-1235.