Beautiful cars & michelin stars - Ultimate Driving Tours
Beautiful cars & michelin stars - Ultimate Driving Tours
PARISIAN F RIVOLITY & FAREWELL CHAMPAGNE MAISONS TOURS & TASTINGS M O N 2 2 2 3 2 4 2 5 2 7 2 6 2 8 2 9 JULY BEAUJOLAIS GOURMET FOOD & W IN E TOUR W E D - F R I T U E S S AT S U N & M O N LYON ARRIVAL & W ELC OME DRIVING TOUR LYON TO CHAMPAGNE Join us on an incredible gourmet journey to celebrate the guide that brought driving and gastronomy together: Michelin. From Lyon to Paris via Beaujolais, Burgundy and Champagne, delight in epicurean adventures at a selection of the world’s most renowned and celebrated restaurants, while traversing the stunning French countryside in a fleet of luxury cars.
A gourmet adventure to remember!
M O N D A Y 2 2 - M O N D A Y 2 9 J U LY 2 0 1 9 BEAUTIFUL CARS & MICHELIN STARS T O U R S U M M A R Y
Arrive into Lyon. Following chauffeur transfers from the airport, spend the afternoon relaxing and exploring this stunning historic town. With a city centre that reflects 2,000 years of history from the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, to the modern Confluence district on Presqu’île peninsula, the city will be sure to surprise and delight. As the sun begins to set you will be hosted at a welcome aperitif at the hotel’s bar with panoramic view over the city.
From here we will continue to treat your senses at Paul Bocuse’s celebrated, 3 Michelin Star L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges.
Often referred to as the ‘father of modern French cuisine’, Paul Bocuse is one of the most globally distinguished chefs, with his eclectic family home-cum-restaurant, L’Auberge, being an obligatory stopping point for gourmets from every corner of the globe. LY O N W E L C O M E M O N D A Y 2 2 J U LY CHATEAU DE BAGNOLS ( 5-STAR ) Single, double and twin rooms available PAUL BOCUSE L’AUBERGE DU PONT DE COLLONGES 3 Michelin Stars
Enjoy a bespoke guided tour of the gastronomic capital of France – Lyon, and the surrounding Beaujolais wine region. From artisan markets to boutique growers, today you will indulge in incredible food and wine, while exploring the culture, history and architecture of the region.
Your destinations will include Lyon’s famed indoor food market - Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, UNESCO-listed sites of Roman heritage, still-bustling medieval villages, and an impressive signature vineyard for which this region of southern France is renowned.
In evening the group will return to your magnificent accommodation for the evening – Chateau de Bagnols. This beautiful 15th-century establishment boasts a beautiful topiary garden, a luxurious massage spa service, and swathes of granite and marble throughout the rooms and halls, which twin both historic and modern architecture. Here you will have some time to rest and relax before meeting in the Chateau’s lush grounds for an aperitif. From here the group will move into 1217 – the hotel’s renowned Michelin Star restaurant, to sample the signature dishes of Executive Chef, Jean Alexandre Ouaratta.
After dinner, retreat to the Chateau for a restful night in exquisite surroundings.
T U E S D A Y 2 3 J U LY LYON & BEAUJOULAIS G O U R M E T F O O D & W I N E T O U R CHATEAU DE BAGNOLS ( 5-STAR ) Single, double and twin rooms available RESTAURANT 1217 1 Michelin Star
Spend three unforgettable days experiencing some of the world’s finest super, sports and luxury cars from leading marques including Rolls Royce, Bentley and Ferrari. Your journey will take you on some of the most picturesque and enjoyable country roads in France, if not Europe. From the Chateau we will head north, straight through the lush heartland of France. Leaving the motorways in preference of the lazy bends and twists of flowing backroads, enjoy getting to know your supercars as we head for our overnight stop in a small village near Beaune.
The second day of the drive experience will be spent circumnavigating the gorgeous Morvan National Reserve, home to towering forests, traditional farming and glistening turquoise lakes. Our loop takes us through quaint villages, past the torrents of the Gouloux Waterfall, and through rolling green meadows, eventually arriving back into the centre of the historic town of Beaune. The final day behind the wheel will be spent cruising through the stunning Champagne-Ardenne region, the birthplace of countless exquisite vintages and haute gastronomic creations. The warm summer climate will present the perfect opportunity for open top motoring in the convertibles of our fleet, as we make for our final stables at the historic Franco-Roman city of Reims.
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To complement and complete your experience, along the drive you will stay in incredible luxury historic castles and chateaus, and spend your evenings dining in a selection of highly acclaimed restaurants. Your accommodation includes a beautiful 15th-century chateau, a spectacular converted abbaye in the countryside fringes of Beaune, a unique and luxurious residence in the centre of Beaune, and an exquisite epernay chateau nestled amongst rolling champagne vineyards. ABBAYE DE LA BUSSIERE ( 4-STAR ) Single, double and twin rooms available HOTEL LE CEP MARIE DE BOURGOGNE ( 5-STAR ) Single, double and twin rooms available ROYAL CHAMPAGNE HOTEL & SPA ( 5-STAR ) Single, double and twin rooms available RESTAURANT 1131 1 Michelin Star LOISEAU DES VIGNES 1 Michelin Star LE ROYALE 2 Michelin Starred Chef
Enjoy a VIP taste of Champagne, over the course of the day being immersed in the history - and bubbles - of a selection of renowned producers and finest vintages. The morning will begin with a guided tour of Reims. Here you will visit the Notre-Dame de Reims, a UNESCO Heritage Listed 13th century cathedral, and one of Europe’s most important Gothic structures. The cathedral is located on the site at which almost all of the Kings of France have been coronated since the 5th century. From here the fun will begin as you begin your tour of champagne houses and caves. Throughout the day you will be introduced to the diverse styles, processes and products of a selection of celebrated houses, ranging from boutique growers to Grande Maisons, developing your knowledge and appreciation of what Dom Pérignon described as ‘tasting the stars’.
You will also have the enjoy a champagne paired gourmet lunch of fresh regional produce at a local estate. In the evening you will return to the hotel and enjoy a more relaxed evening at the hotel’s less formal dining space - Le Bellevue. As the sun sets over Epernay, explore the region’s culinary heritage, and an extensive wine list, in a stunning setting overlooking the vineyards.
ROYAL CHAMPAGNE HOTEL & SPA ( 5-STAR ) Single, double and twin rooms available LE BELLEVUE Relaxed fine dining CHAMPAGNE MAISONS V I P G U I D E D T O U R S A T U R D A Y 2 7 J U LY
Enjoy a leisurely morning before the group departs for Paris. Following our arrival into the city, your luggage will be stored until the afternoon check in and you have time to relax and explore the city. In the early evening the group will meet for an aperitif before departing for the nearby institution of Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee. A Paris destination in its own right, Le Cinq by Christian Le Squer is synonymous with the apex of French cuisine and the combination of classic ingredients with ambitious, new techniques.
Le Squer has held his three Michelin stars here for more than a decade and is an inspired chef who defines himself as a creator of flavors and composer of tastes. Like a couturier or a perfumer, he shapes and assembles products in order to enhance them and obtain the most exacting flavors with perfect coherence. Le Cinq is a reflection of the gastronomic experience of a lifetime – in one of the city’s most sophisticated dining rooms.
Later that evening the culture and experience will continue, with a late night visit to the legendary cabaret that is the Crazy Horse. Here you will enjoy a celebration of femininity, creativity and audacity, while sipping champagne at a VIP table. PARISIAN F R I V O L I T Y S U N D A Y 2 8 & M O N D A Y 2 9 J U LY HOTEL PLAZA ATHENEE ( 5-STAR ) Single, double and twin rooms available LE CINQ 3 Michelin Star
BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT Solely responsible for the revival of the modern Bentley brand, the Continental GT is the perfect grand tourer, sporting a unique twin-turbo W12 and a truly luxurious interior.
LAMBORGHINI HURACAN LP610 - 4 The Huracan is a fantastic combination of fast, loud and sharp. With an ingenious four wheel drive system, the LP-610 offers some seriously accessible performance. ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM DROPHEAD The true pinnacle of automotive luxury, the Drophead adds an exquisitely engineered convertible roof to an already serene and blissful driving experience.
AUDI R8 V10 If you’re hungry for a gorgeous, driver-friendly and quick as lightning vehicle, the new release update to the R8 delivers. Consider your wish granted. FERRARI 488 GTB The successor to the adored 458 Italia sees the eager-revving and naturally aspirated V8 retired, in favour of a brand new turbocharged powerplant. This weapon will propel you from 0 - 100 in just 3.0 seconds. FERRARI PORTOFINO Lighter, faster and stiffer than its predecessor, the Portofino is the real deal. Possibly one of the prettiest Ferraris of all time, with performance figures now to match. Jam the loud pedal and its 590HP engine will propel you from 0-100 in around 3.5 seconds.
ASTON MARTIN DB11 Labelled as the most important Aston in the marque’s history, the DB11 is a supremely sophisticated blend of hypermodern road-crushing technologies and old-school Gran Tourer charm. THE SUPERCARS O U R S T U N N I N G F L E E T PORSCHE 911 TURBO For decades, the 911 Turbo has been the stuff of legend - a title it continues to claim today. Comfortable and capable in all situations, this precision instrument remains a timeless inclusion on our tours.
Together the Tour Package, your selected Accommodation and Dining Package(s), and any Optional Add-Ons form your total Tour Investment. The Tour Package encompasses all central aspects of your chosen tour, as outlined under the ‘Tour Package Inclusions’ section below. All elements outside of the ‘Tour Package Inclusions’ are aspects of the experience that require bespoke customisation to suit individual preferences. These include your ‘Accommodation and Dining Package’ and ‘Optional Add-Ons’. Our tours are created as exclusive end-to-end luxury travel experiences, with each and every detail meticulously arranged by our team of dedicated professionals.
THE FINER DETAILS I N C L U S I O N S & E X C L U S I O N S TOUR PACKAGE INCLUSIONS TOUR PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS FLIGHTS BEFORE OR AFTER THE TOUR Own travel arrangements are to be made before the commencement of the Tour and following its conclusion. On request, the UDT team can provide advice or assistance with arranging flights. TRAVEL INSURANCE All participants are to have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place prior to departing for the Tour. In addition to medical and luggage cover, particular attention should be paid to rental vehicle excess options.
FUEL, VEHICLE & INCIDENTAL FUND Fuel for tour vehicles is included within this fund, which is comprised of a USD $900 contribution made by all tour guests.
This fund also covers major tolls, minor damages, and other group expenses. The purpose of the fund is to keep our insurance excesses as low as possible, which is a maximum deductible of €10,000 (approx. USD $13,000), as well as limit other costs borne by you. The fund does not exclude your responsibility to ensure the vehicle you drive is not damaged under your care - wheels, tyres, windscreens or other damage not specifically covered by insurance will not be covered by this fund. We will pay for fuel where possible, but any fuel or toll receipts paid for by you during the tour must be submitted to us for payment within 30 days of the conclusion of the tour for a refund.
ACCOMMODATION AND DINING PACKAGE Due to the diversity of options and preferences, accommodation is organised separately to the Tour investment. An Accommodation & Dining Package has been designed specifically for this tour. Further details available on the following page. * Champagne houses are subject to change depending on availability. • Guided tour of France hosted over eight days and seven nights • Private tour of Lyon and Beaujolais including an expert guide to introduce the history, architecture, gastronomy and wine of the region, and a gourmet picnic lunch featuring regional produce and wine selected from the famed Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse • Three days driving a selection of super, sport and luxury cars on some of France’s best driving roads, including: • Supercar hire and insurance • Detailed route instruction / navigation with experienced guides • Two-way in-car communication system • Lunch each day of the drive • Full support including lead and sweep vehicles • Insider’s tour of Champagne including tastings at a selection of prestigious houses and caves*, while learning the history of the region and its producers, and a gourmet lunch paired with renowned vintages • A VIP package at the Crazy Horse cabaret including premium seating and a champagne nightcap with petite fours • An aperitif on arrival to the hotel each day • Luxury transfers to all destinations throughout the tour • Separate luggage transport and full porterage Tour Package: $11,490 USD (per person/shared car)* *Pricing indicative until dates confirmed.
BEAUTIFUL CARS & MICHELIN STARS A C C O M M O D A T I O N & D I N I N G P A C K A G E S Premium rooms in each luxury hotel throughout the tour, as selected from the room options at right. Gourmet dining with paired wines at renowned restaurants each evening of the tour, as well as breakfast and lunch each day. Limousine transfers for arrival and departure on tour (between point of arrival & departure and commencing & concluding tour hotels).^ (per person) Double (per person) Single (per person) Twinshare $5,450 USD $5,590 USD $8,290 USD P L A T I N U M A C C O M M O D A T I O N & D I N I N G P A C K A G E Priority access to suites and premium rooms at each luxury hotel, as selected from the room options at right.
Gourmet dining with paired wines at renowned restaurants each evening of the tour, as well as breakfast and lunch each day. Door-to-door return limousine transfers from your home to the commencement hotel, and from the concluding hotel to your home.^ Our team of luxury travel professionals will be on hand to curate every aspect of your travel experience down to the finest detail. Enjoy one complementary extra night of accommodation in a suite or premium room at the commencing hotel on the eve of the tour. (per person) Double (per person) Single (per person) Twinshare $6,550 USD $6,950 USD $10,550 USD B L A C K A C C O M M O D A T I O N & D I N I N G P A C K A G E +1 The following options cover all seven nights of the Beautiful Cars & Michelin Stars tour, as part of an all-encompassing accommodation and dining package.
The packages each include the room category of your preference in each of the luxury hotels, castles or villas featured on the tour, as well as breakfast each morning and a fine dining dinner each evening including paired wines. Coupled with the previously discussed Tour Package Investment, which covers lunch each day of the tour and an aperitif on arrival to hotels each day of the drive, your experience is designed to be simple and all inclusive, yet uncompromisingly luxurious.
Bespoke customisation is central to any true travel experience. As such, we offer three Accommodation & Dining Packages that can each be further customised to suit your individual needs and preferences. SEVEN NIGHT PACKAGE* Standard rooms in each luxury hotel featured on the tour, as selected from the room options at right. Gourmet dining with paired wines at renowned restaurants each evening of the tour, as well as breakfast and lunch each day. Transfer from the concluding hotel to your point of departure (e.g. airport) available as an Optional Add-On arranged on request. G O L D A C C O M M O D A T I O N & D I N I N G P A C K A G E $5,050 USD (per person) Double (per person) Single (per person) Twinshare $5,050 USD $7,450 USD *Pricing indicative until dates confirmed.
^Transfers are based on travel within Metropolitan regions. Regional/inter-city transfers will vary depending on location.
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