August 2-8, 2020

You know Kate Weiser for her colorful, handcrafted bonbons but do you know where the idea of a bonbon originated? France! Explore Paris and Lyon’s vibrant world of decadent chocolate, with an expert by your side, as you taste your way through famous chocolateries, try your hand at making the world’s most known bonbon, and expand your idea of cacao past what its traditionally known for – sweets. Don’t miss this exclusive experience and join Kate at the birthplace of her truest passion for a chocolate lover’s dream holiday. Let’s make some magic!

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$2,995 per person

when you book before February 4, 2020

*limited spots available

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DAY 1 (August 2): ARRIVE IN Paris

Arrive in Paris on your own.  In the afternoon, you’ll meet your tour leader, Kate, and fellow travelers for a quick meeting before getting your first taste of the city over dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal Included: Dinner

Hotel: Hotel Maison Nabis or similar

DAY 2 (August 3): Paris

The day has arrived to discover the best chocolate spots in Paris. In the morning, we’ll go for a walk along the Right Bank of the Seine to discover some of the most famous places around Madelaine Church. We’ll learn about, and more importantly, taste the different chocolates and sweets from these delicious Chocolateries. Then, we’ll take a break to enjoy lunch together before continuing our chocolate explorations in St Germain des Pres.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Hotel: Hotel Maison Nabis or similar

DAY 3 (August 4): Paris

Now that we’ve learned about chocolate, it’s time to dive in and become chocolatiers ourselves by making some of the most famous bonbons – Ferrero Roche. After this tasty workshop, we’ll unwind together over a tea or better yet, a hot chocolate!

Meal Included: Breakfast

Hotel: Hotel Maison Nabis or similar

DAY 4 (August 5): Paris

Enjoy a free day in Paris to explore all the city has to offer.

Meal Included: Breakfast

Hotel: Hotel Maison Nabis or similar

DAY 5 (August 6): Paris – Lyon

Today, we’ll hop aboard the high-speed train to Lyon.  The city has developed a reputation as the gastronomy capital in France and we’ll get a taste for why that is over the next few days. Once we arrive, we’ll venture to one of the best chocolateries in the city – Bernachon. We’ll experience the traditional Bernachon taste before our relaxing lunch in their restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Hotel: Hotel Le Silky or similar

DAY 6 (August 7): Lyon

In the morning, we’ll head outside of Lyon to the world-renowned chocolate factory – Valrhona. We’ll have one of the most interesting menus of our trip during our masterclass where we’ll see how cacao is used not only in sweets but to create a variety of different dishes. While devouring chocolate is the perfect way to spend a day, this area is also known for wine. So, we’ll make sure to expand our palate in the stunning wine country before heading back to the city for our last dinner together at a local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel: Hotel Le Silky or similar

DAY 7 (August 8): Depart Lyon

Say goodbye to your new friends and depart Lyon at any time.

Meal Included: Breakfast

INCLUDED

✓ 6 Breakfasts

✓ 3 Lunches

✓ 2 Dinners

✓ 6 Nights hotel accommodation

✓ Activities included in the itinerary

✓ Local English-speaking tour leader throughout the tour

✓ Photo book filled with memories from the trip

NOT INCLUDED

× Flight to Paris (CDG) and from Lyon (LYS)

× Incidental expenses

× Tips for drivers, guides + tour leaders

× Travel Visa (if needed)

× Mandatory Travel Insurance

  • ACTIVITY LEVEL

  • 2/5: On this tour we’ll spend time exploring the cities on foot so you must be comfortable walking around 3 miles throughout the day.
  • WHO IS THIS TOUR FOR?

    Any chocoholic that wants to explore the birthplace of bonbons with a chocolate expert by their side.

  • TOUR CONFIRMATION

  • Typically, your order status will be pending once you complete the registration process. In most cases, your order status will be confirmed about 24 hours after booking. In cases where the trip hasn’t reached the minimum number of bookings required for confirmation, your pending status can last longer. While we typically notify much sooner, you’ll get notified on whether your spot on the trip is confirmed or not at least 60 days prior to your trip. Please hold off on booking your flight and making other arrangements until your tour is confirmed.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Our trips are priced based on double accommodations.  You can share a room with a significant other, friend, or whoever else, but you must be comfortable sharing a room.  If you are traveling solo and choose to forgo the single supplement, you will be placed in a room with another solo traveler of the same gender.
  • PRICING & PAYMENTS

    The cost of the trip is $2,995 per person sharing a room when you book before February 4, 2020 and $3,195 per person sharing a room when you book after February 4, 2020.  If you’re traveling solo and would like to guarantee your own room for the duration of the trip the additional cost is $485.  Please note that there are limited single rooms available.  To guarantee your reservation, you must make a 25% deposit.  The 25% deposit is non-refundable and final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure.  Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information about our cancellation policy.

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Travel insurance is REQUIRED.  You can find our requirements here and request a quote here .
  • TRAVELERS

  • This is a small group experience tour.  It is limited to 18 travelers.

 

Have any additional questions?  Check out our F.A.Q. page!

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I would totally do this trip again in a heartbeat, this was my first trip where someone did all the planning and it was great. I just sat back and enjoyed every activity, no complaints or regrets here.

Jenny

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15 elephants….in the wild…..o….m….g….AH-MAZING

Tina

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I honestly can’t say enough good things about this trip. It was life changing to say the least, and also made me realize how doable travel can be. International travel has always been something I’ve wanted to do more of, but I just had no idea how within reach it was. Thank you for putting this trip together, and for also being an incredibly knowledgeable resource. I’ll definitely be traveling with you again in the (hopefully) very near future!

Jessi