Car and Wine TOUr:
PorschE, Alsace, Champagne, and PARIs luxury triP
The Porsche, Alsace, Champagne and Paris luxury trip will take you from Stuttgart to France to two of the famous wine regions of France – Champagne, and Alsace then to Paris. This luxury trip includes 5-star hotels, Michelin starred dining, Champagne in Reims, and best of all you will have the opportunity to drive a Porsche GTS 911 on the unlimited speed Autobahn!
JUNE 4 - 12, 2018 / SEPTEMBER 15 - 23, 2018 / 8 NIGHTS / COST: $5,898
Rates are per person land only - Hotel accommodations double occupancy - Meals as described on itinerary (wines/beverages included) - All group visits - All taxes and service fees
B=breakfast / L= lunch / D=dinner
Day 1 | ARRival in Stuttgart, Germany | Porsche, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE AND PARIS LUXURY TRIP
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 OR SATURDAY 15, 2018
After a late morning landing in Frankfurt, we will go directly to Stuttgart which is a 2 1/2 hour drive away. You will check in at the Hotel Althoff Am Schlossgarten, a luxury hotel which is part of The Leading Hotels of the World® association. This 5-star hotel situated in the castle gardens of Stuttgart is in immediate proximity to the Königstraße shopping district as well as many cultural institutions including the city theater, the famous ballet and opera house, the city gallery, the castle and the train station.
The afternoon is yours for a nap, a walk in town, or the State Gallery, a five-minute walk from our hotel. To welcome you our first convivial dinner will be in a Weinhaus (wine house) which is a short walking distance from the hotel.
Well deserved first night at the Hotel Althoff. D
day 2 |Porsche Day| PORSCHE, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE AND PARIS LUXURY TRIP
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 OR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
We start with a guided visit of the superb Porsche museum.
NOTE: If you are a member of a Porsche Club of America, a Porsche factory visit can be arranged instead of visiting the museum. Reserved only for Porsche owners belonging to Porsche Clubs or buyers coming to pick up the car they ordered, the factory visit is an extraordinary experience. Froggy Travel will make your reservation for you, but the factory will need proof of your affiliation to a PCA. This visit is not always available.
If this visit inspired you, it is time to set your hands on a steering wheel adorned with your favorite crest! After the necessary paperwork you will pick up your 911 GTS, and the German Autobahns are yours for the afternoon! If you would like to drive another model such as Boxster, Cayman, Panamera or a Cabrio, please let us know.
Sections of "no speed limit" highway are around 20 kilometers from the Porsche facilities.
PLEASE NOTE: ONE PORSCHE PER ROOM. Please Request a quote at email@example.com if you wish to have two cars at your disposal for this afternoon.
You will dine at the remarkable hotel Michelin starred table.
Second night at the Hotel Althoff.
B - D
Day 3 |Train to Alsace REGION OF FRANCE | PORSCHE, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE AND PARIS LUXURY TRIP
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 OR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
In the morning you will board train to Strasbourg and the Alsace region. Mountainous landscapes, charming villages and famous wineries are on the program.
Alsace is known mostly for its white wines. The region produces a large variety of "cépages" such as Riesling, Sylvaner, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and the highly aromatic Gewurztraminer. The 15,298 hectares (37,800 acres) of classified "Alsace" represents 119 villages and 150 million bottles a year.
We are in France! Closed on Sundays are the markets and on Monday most of the restaurants! We will enjoy dinner in a Winestub, a traditional wine and beer restaurant bar typical of the region.
Our hotels for these two nights are the beautiful 4-star hotel Cour du Corbeau, a classified historical monument where each room reflects a small part of the history and culture of the region, and The Regent Petite France located in the historic district of La Petite France, on the banks of the river Ill.
B - L - D
Day 4 |alsatian villages and wine tastings | PORSCHE, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE AND PARIS LUXURY TRIP
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 OR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
The very Alsatian villages of Kaysersberg, Obernai, Colmar and the Haut Koenigsberg castle are on the road; touristic sites will alternate with wine tastings. Although some of these villages look like Walt Disney studios built them, they were there in Medieval times!
For lunch, you will experience a local "Cave" which is a wine cooperative consisting of a building with winemaking facilities, a wine shop, and cafe. Paired with your meal will be different Crus.
In the evening you will dine at the exceptional table of the "Crocodile" a Michelin starred restaurant.
day 5 |VISIT TO WWI SITE IN VERDUN, FRANCE | PORSCHE, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE AND PARIS LUXURY TRIP
FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 OR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
In the morning we will drive to the town of Verdun located on the WWI front line. A guided tour by a knowledgeable historian will allow us to understand better the terrible conditions and courage of the English and French soldiers defending this part of the front. We will stop to see some preserved trenches and drive through a landscape carved by shells 100 years ago. We will also visit the Douaumont Ossuary and the galleries under Verdun's fort.
Lunch on the road.
You will spend the night and dine in Verdun at the 4-star Hotel Chateau de Monthairons.
B - L - D
day 6 |visit maison de champagne and THE REIMS CATHEDRAL IN REIMS, FRANCE | PORSCHE, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE AND PARIS LUXURY TRIP
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018 9, 2018 OR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
In the morning we will drive to Reims, a two and 1/2 hour drive, for the first visit to a "Maison de Champagne" and have lunch.
In the afternoon we will visit of one of the most beautiful surviving examples of Gothic art the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Reims. Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site this extraordinary Cathedral is the where many kings of France were crowned. During your guided tour you will discover the rich and tumultuous heritage of Reims.
We will dine and spend the night at Les Crayeres, a superb property located in a park near downtown Reims. The exceptional table at Les Crayeres is a Michelin starred restaurant.
B - L - D
day 7 |ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE | PORSCHE, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE AND PARIS LUXURY TRIP
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018 OR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
You will have the option to visit another Maison de Champagne for one last tasting, or perhaps you will prefer to enjoy the comfort of Les Crayeres for a leisurely morning. Afterwards, you will board a high-speed train and arrive in Paris an hour later. If this is your first time in the French Capital, we suggest a brief guided visit of the city to get your bearings and an overview of the different districts and sites so you can decide what you would like to visit in depth the next day.
You will stay at the charming 5-star Hotel d'Aubusson located in the 6th arrondissement. Intellectual and cultural center of Paris, the neighborhood as an authentic and intimate character. A genuine townhouse, the origins of which date back to the 17th-century, the Hotel d'Aubusson has preserved its old day charms: Versailles parquet, open beams, grand fireplace in Burgundy stone and Aubusson tapestries which inspired the hotel's name.
To prepare you for your discovery walk in Paris tomorrow, a one-hour body massage is waiting for both of you at Ban Thai Spa, 100 feet from your hotel.
In the evening, you will dine next door at the simple but convivial and good "Chez Fernand."
B - L - D
Day 8 | EXPLORE PARIS, FRANCE | PORSCHE, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE AND PARIS LUXURY TRIP
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2018 OR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
You will spend the day on your own in Paris. You may choose to explore Le Louvre, the Champs Elysees, the Opera, the Marais district, the d'Orsay, Montmartre, Ile de la Cite, or the Latin Quarter! If those ideas don't suit you, your Froggy Travel guide will provide suggestions which to match your tastes.
For our last evening together, you will board a cruise ship for a special and unforgettable dinner on the Seine. You will see illuminated Paris banks passing by, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame Cathedral while enjoying excellent food, wines, and service.
Second night at the Hotel Aubusson.
B - D
Day 9 |DEPARTURE FROM PARIS, FRANCE TO SFO | PORSCHE, ALSACE, CHAMPAGNE AND PARIS LUXURY TRIP
MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 OR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
To catch your flight back to SFO you will have to leave the hotel at 7:00 am. Sunday traffic will be light which removes the stress of a possible delay on your way to CDG airport.
OPTION TO ADD AN EXTRA DAY (additional cost upon request):
If you wish to spend one more day in Paris or this region and sleep at the CDG airport for a stress-free morning departure, the following option is available: a tour of Versailles' castle and gardens followed by a trip to Giverny to visit Monet's house and garden. If you have already visited Versailles and Giverny, an alternative is the Chantilly castle, less known but spectacular offers a fascinating visit.
Car and Wine Tour:
Porsche, Alsace, Champagne, and Paris luxury trip
Rates + Dates + Registration
JUNE 4 - 12 , 2018 | 8 NIGHTS | CODE: CAW0618 | COST: $5,898
SEPTEMBER 15 - 23, 2018 | 8 NIGHTS | CODE: CAW0918 | COST: $5,898
RATES ARE PER PERSON - LAND ONLY - HOTELS ACCOMMODATIONS (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) / ALL MEALS AS STATED ABOVE / ALL VISIT-TASTING FEES / TRANSFERS / TRAINS / ALL TAXES AND SERVICES FEES
NOT INCLUDED: ALL DEVIATIONS FROM ORIGINAL ITINERARY / EXTRAS AT HOTELS OR DURING STAY SUCH AS BAR, ROOM SERVICE, TELEPHONE BILLS / NO REIMBURSEMENT ON DECLINED SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES