Wine Tour Luxury France

The Sublime Wines of Mont Blanc

8 Days / 7 Nights

In the foothills of the mythical Mont Blanc, nestled in an unusual and enchanting countryside there are vineyards to be found whose ancient grape varieties now produce rare wines that attain the highest peaks of quality.

Number of participants

Experience designed for a group of 1 to 8 participants.

 

Possible for larger groups upon request.

Exclusive experience

There is also the possibility that we open dates for other participants.

 

April to October.

Price

From 3600 € per person sharing.

My trip
Luxury hotel in Geneva
Day 1
Arrival in Geneva
Day 1
Arrival in Geneva

Night in a Four-star hotel in the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Geneva Switzerland, and ideally situated just a few steps from the lake and the city center.

 

Gourmet dinner prepared by the Chef.

 

Wine tasting tour in Switzerland
Day 2
The Vineyards of Geneva and Lavaux
Day 2
The Vineyards of Geneva and Lavaux

Charming Geneva winelands - Wine tasting and buffet lunch on the estate.

Our tasting includes the following wines:

  • Pont de Soupirs
  • Gamanote Noir
  • Garanoir

 

Vineyard of Lavaux (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) - Wine tasting

The magnificent mountains and Lake Geneva serve as a backdrop to our tasting which will include these wines:

  • Le Gilles St-Saphorin AOC Lavaux
  • Oeil de Perdrix AOC Bonvillars
  • Tastegrain Ollon AOC Chablais
  • Gamaret AOC Lavauc

 

Dinner and night at our four-stars hotel on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Mountains in Italy
Day 3
The Valais wines
Day 3
The Valais wines

Visit a lakeside Château, former residence of the Savoy royalty, and an architectural jewel embedded in the crown of Lake Geneva and the surrounding Alps.

 

Valais vineyards - Wine tasting of a multitude of grape varieties

Our tasting will include the following grape varieties:

  • Fendant
  • Petite Arvine
  • Ermitage
  • Humagne Rouge
  • Cornalin
  • Pinot Noir

 

Dinner and night at a four-star spa hotel, where you can unwind and recharge your batteries in the heated swimming pools, thermal river, wellness center, and sauna and hammam.

Mont Blanc view
Day 5
Wines of the Mont Blanc
Day 5
Wines of the Mont Blanc

Free time in the ski and mountaineering town of Courmayeur. The architecture of the homes and hotels were carved out of the surrounding mountains, with the slate roofs and chimneys.  

 

Wine tasting and visit a wine cellar where we will discover the uniqueness of wines produced at the highest altitude in Europe. We will have the privilege of tasting the local grape variety: le Prié Blanc.

 

Lunch is at a gourmet restaurant at 7874ft (2400m), offering a panoramic view of the Aosta Valley. A surprise awaits us after the meal when we find ourselves above the glaciers at the Helbronner Point (11 371ft /3466m) to sample the famous Cuvée des Guides.  A memory for a lifetime!

 

Dinner and night in a hotel in Chamonix Mont Blanc. 

 

Wine tour in Mont Blanc France
Day 6
Savoie wines
Day 6
Savoie wines

Visit high mountain pastures where we get to savor some delicious local cheeses. 

 

Wine tasting at a renowned Savoie vineyard, including some rare and « forgotten » grape varieties.

 

Lunch of local cuisine at a family Inn.

 

Visit a historic church – there is only one other like it in the world. 

 

Chambéry, the former capital of the Duchy of Savoy. Discover this medieval city with its quaint alleyways, emblematic « elephant fountains », and ancient castle of the Dukes of Savoy.

 

Dinner and night at the hotel in the old town.

Panoramic view of French vineyards near Mont Blanc
Day 7
Wines from Chautagne
Day 7
Wines from Chautagne

Jongieux vineyards with their breathtaking views of Riviera des Alpes. Here we will taste the delicious

  • Marestel
  • Gamay de Chautagne
  • Malvoisie

 

Visit of an Abbey which is the burial place of the Princes of Savoie. Today it serves as a spiritual retreat tucked away on the mountainside and looking down on the aquamarine lake.

 

Typical lunch in a charming little village.

 

Visit of Annecy, the «little Venice of the Alps». We have some time to stroll among the canals and cafés and through the mediaeval alleyways.

 

Private boat trip on Lake Annecy during which we'll sample wines typical of Haute Savoie:

  • Chasselat
  • Ayze

  

Dinner and night in our charming 4 star lakeside hotel. 

Geneva tour
Day 8
Back to Geneva
Day 8
Back to Geneva

 

After breakfast, we'll head back to Geneva and bid « Au revoir » to the amazing Alps.

Swiss Alps
Day 4
From Switzerland to Italy
Day 4
From Switzerland to Italy

Short walk to visit the world's smallest vineyard – just 3 vines in an area of 17.42 ft² (1,618m²). The vineyard is owned by the Dalai Lama.

 

You have Lunch in a traditional brasserie offering regional dishes and local Valais wines.

 

Visit a hospice to pet it's famous dogs at 8113ft (2473m) on the border of Switzerland and Italy (Val d'Aosta).

 

Back down into the Aosta valley, we go to your charming hotel in Courmayeur, an emblematic resort at the foot of Mont Blanc on the Italian side.

bernard-vissoud
Bernard
Wine and gastronomy specialist of the Alps

After his senior graduate studies in viticulture and oenology and receiving his mountaineering qualifications, Bernard became the first person to organize oenological excursions in France. He has obtained several distinctions in wine tourism.

 

Bernard’s family originate from Les Marches, a tiny town nestled in the foothills of the famous Mount Granier. He has a duel “culture” only known to the people that live in the mountains and who cultivate wine.

 

Bernard will surely awaken your taste buds with his choice in wine and your mind with his knowledge. Balto, Bernard’s loyal dog will be along for the tour!

Details of your trip

Included

  • 7 nights at charming 4 and 5-star hotels

  • Full-board from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7, served in typical restaurants

  • Private professional guide services during the whole tour

  • Transportation for the group from Geneva on Day 1 to Geneva on Day 7

  • Wine tasting as described in the program

    • D2 in the Geneva vineyard
    • D2 in the Lavaux vineyard
    • D3 in the Valais vineyard
    • D5 in the Val d'Aoste vineyard
    • D6 in the Savoie vineyard
    • D7 in the Chautagne vineyard and on the Lake Annecy
  • All mentioned activities as described in the program

 

Not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Single room extra charge

 

Terms of payment

Your tailor designed trip/tour is confirmed when we have received the first payment, 30% of the total cost of the trip. Full payment is required one month before your departure date. If your trip/tour is less than one month from your departure date then we require payment in full.  

 

Cancellation terms

A cancellation fee will be charged as follows:

  • confirmation, more than 30 days before departure: 60 € per person
  • 30 to 22 days before departure: 25% of the total price (min 60 €)
  • 21 to 8 days before departure: 50% of the total price (min 60 €)
  • 7 to 3 days before departure: 75% of the total price (min 60 €)
  • Less than 3 days before departure and after departure: 100% of the total amount.

Our specialist services of the Alps Mont Blanc

Options

  • Private transfers from Geneva, Switzerland, Lyon, Grenoble, Paris, etc…
  • Activities – private guided visits, boat cruises, cooking classes, private wine tasting, paragliding, almost anything under the sun…
  • Accommodations – A cozy family Inn to a 5 star hotel and everything in between. We will find your ideal place.

 

Important information

As this program is custom designed it is subject to change to better accommodate weather conditions and other factors.

 

The feasibility of this program is subject to change according to availability.