Wine Tour of Central France

Lyon – Bordeaux – Amboise

Wine Tour of Central France

Welcome to France


Your Wine Tour of Central France is the perfect introductory tour of the wine country of France. Take in all the sights and tastes of Central France.

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 Wine Tour of Central France.

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!
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Wine Tour of Central France Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lyon

Welcome to France!  Upon arrival, a private driver will collect you from the airport and bring you to your accommodation.  Check In to your hotel and begin exploring the town!  This afternoon you will meet a private guide for a food tour to sample some local delicacies.

Overnight in Lyon

Day 2: Lyon

Today is a full day to explore the Burgundy wine region.  A private driver-guide will collect you from your hotel after breakfast and take you on a day tour of the best vineyards and wineries in the area.

Overnight in Lyon

Day 3: Lyon to Bordeaux

After breakfast today, you will make your way to Bordeaux.  Options include a short flight or a private driver-guide.  Flights are a little over an hour (not including time spent at the airports), and to drive would take approx. 5 hours without making any stops.  Your destination specialist can help you decide the best option for you.

Overnight in Bordeaux

Day 4: Bordeaux

Today is a full day to explore the Bordeaux vineyards and wineries.  Another private guide will collect you from your hotel after breakfast and take you on a sweeping tour of the area, including tours and tastings.  It would be possible to attend an exciting class to create a blend of your own!

Overnight in Bordeaux

Day 5: Bordeaux

Today is another full day to explore the area, but this time it can be at your leisure.  Bordeaux is a beautiful city filled with museums, a cathedral, public squares, and fountains.  Spend the day wandering the streets of this historic city, enjoy leisurely dining, and do some shopping.  If you’re looking for more, your destination specialist can help you choose the best option for your full day in Bordeaux!

Overnight in Bordeaux

Day 6: Bordeaux to Amboise

After breakfast today, you will take a high speed train north to Amboise, located in the central part of Loire Valley.  Upon arrival, you can check in to your accommodation and enjoy the town at your leisure.

Overnight in Amboise

Day 7: Amboise

Today you will be introduced to another driver-guide, for an opportunity to explore the vineyards and wineries of this area.  Enjoy tours and tastings, as you explore this beautiful region.  You will have a unique vantage point to be able to see the similarities and differences of the Bordeaux wine culture.

Overnight in Amboise

Day 8: Amboise

Today is another full day to explore this enchanting place. The Loire Valley is more than fabulous wine!  Today you will tour two grand Chateaux and learn about their storied histories.  Afterward, return to Amboise for one last night in France!

Overnight in Amboise

Day 9: Depart for Home

The time has come to say “Farewell!” to la belle France.  After breakfast, a private driver will collect you from your accommodation and bring you to the airport for your return flight home.

Your Wine Tour of Central France at a glance:

Wine Tour of Central France Highlights:

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!

Get Ready to Travel!