Gastronomy Tour of Paris & Provence

Paris – Avignon

Gastronomy Tour of Paris & Provence

Welcome to France

Highlights

Your Gastronomy Tour of Paris & Provence is the perfect introductory tour of France. Take the road to where ever it may take you.

Above all, consult with your Destination Specialist. We will ensure that the highlights of your trip are booked in advance so you won’t miss out on the fun!  Lots of time at leisure will be built in so you can explore on your own, and at your own pace. Let the journey guide you.

Read more about why we love the Gastronomy Tour of Paris & Provence.

Make it Yours

  • Accommodation – France offers a wide range of accommodation styles including boutique hotels, charming B&B’s, and luxurious castle hotels.  Juniper will select where you stay based on your preferences.
  • Transportation – All of the dots will be connected based on your preferences and budget.  Airport transfers, car rentals, train passes, even private chauffeurs!
  • Day tours and entrance tickets – pre-scheduled tours and experiences for a seamless and enriching travel experience!

Gastronomy Tour of Paris & Provence Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Paris

Welcome to France!  Paris has global recognition as the world capital of cuisine, both traditional and the cutting edge.  Upon arrival, a private driver will collect you from the airport.  Check into your hotel and enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Overnight in Paris

Day 2: Paris

Today you will enjoy a sweeping tour of Paris’ city center and witness sights including: The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Napoleon’s Column in the Place Vendome, Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Luxembourg Gardens, Napoleon’s Tomb, La Sorbonne, among others.  A photo stop will be included for the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Next, you will enjoy time in the fairytale Montmartre neighborhood for a superb wine and cheese tasting.

The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy on your own.  We recommend taking an evening cruise down the Seine River.

Overnight in Paris

Day 3: Paris

Another beautiful day in Paris!

Your morning is at leisure to enjoy the city.  This afternoon you will meet with a local chef who will walk you through the steps to prepare a complete French meal.  From shopping the markets for local ingredients to cooking and enjoying a complete meal (with dessert!) this will surely be a memorable day of your trip.  The best part is that your chef will be sharing delicious recipes that can be replicated at home!

Overnight in Paris

Day 4: Paris to Avignon

After breakfast this morning you will check out of your Paris hotel, and make your way to Avignon.

For transportation, we recommend the quick and efficient rail system or a private driver-guide.  The total journey by train takes approximately 4 hours.  Upon arrival, check into your Avignon accommodation and enjoy this charming town.

Overnight in Avignon

Day 5: Avignon

Today is a full day to experience Avignon and the surrounding area.  

This morning you will meet with another local chef to explore the markets and help select the ingredients for lunch today.  Once everything is collected, you will continue onto his restaurant for a cooking demonstration with some participation.  Luckily, again you will be able to enjoy the meal that’s been prepared.  This is a wonderful opportunity to compare local Provençal cooking with the Parisian experience you already had.

This afternoon you will experience a tour of the local vineyards including multiple tastings.  Each stop will include some history of the house, along with a visit to the cellars.

Overnight in Avignon

Day 6: Avignon

Today is a full day to explore at your leisure.  Your destination specialist can assist you with sightseeing recommendations or optional day tours.

Overnight in Avignon

Day 7: Depart for Home

After breakfast, a private driver will collect you from your Avignon accommodations and bring you to the airport Departures Hall for your return flight home.

Get Ready to Travel!

Your Gastronomy Tour of Paris & Provence at a glance:

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Selected activities based on your interests

Why We Love this Tour

Your Self Drive Tour of Ireland is the perfect introductory tour of the Emerald Isle.  It offers the freedom and flexibility of a chauffeured experience with a price point closer to a group guided tour. You and your loved ones can have the best of Ireland!

We love this itinerary because it allows you to see the highlights of Ireland as a first-time visitor. Or you can relive the best of Ireland if you’ve been before.  By staying in Dublin, swinging down to Kilkenny, then continuing to the beloved County Kerry you’ll have many sightseeing and touring opportunities.

Why We Love Dublin

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin blends modern amenities with charming historic neighborhoods. A flourishing food scene for everyone to enjoy. Explore the iconic sites such as the Guinness Storehouse, the Glasnevin Cemetery, and the Kilmainham Gaol.  Enjoy a pint and live music in a pub in the famous Temple Bar neighborhood. Join a walking tour about the Easter Rising or Ireland’s rich literature, or take a day trip up to Belfast for a bit of Northern Ireland.

Why We Love Kilkenny 

Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s oldest cities, dating as far back as the 6th century.  On the way there take some time to hike the stunning Wicklow Mountains. Then visit Powerscourt Estate to see the impressive house and manicured gardens.

Why We Love Country Kerry

County Kerry is ideal for those partaking in a self-drive tour of Ireland.  The rambling roadways of County Kerry cut through patchwork fields. Drive alongside the dramatic and rocky coastline. It’s home to some of the most striking castle ruins and charming villages Ireland has to offer.
Make this independent adventure yours!  

Nights can be added or reduced, your route can be changed. Tours and activity options can be selected based on your interests and purpose of travel.  Having a rental car allows you to visit the pockets of Ireland that the train doesn’t reach. All of this without the expense of constraints of a private chauffeur.  Come and go as you please. You never know what you’ll discover when you’re exploring this special country at your own pace!

Your Destination Specialist knows Ireland and will take the time to learn what’s important to you.  Your itinerary will be designed just for you, to make the most of your time and experience in the Emerald Isle!

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