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Let us help you create your own tour

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France is an agricultural country, and thanks to this, the French countryside offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Among the most breath-taking vineyard landscapes in the world are those in France, and the wines they produce are among the most renowned.


We have a deep and long-lasting respect for those who work the soil to produce real food and real wine, as it is only these that provide real taste. 


Tasting living wines from living vines, and foods that have been grown locally, in season, without chemical intervention, is the basis of all we do. Our slogan of "the spirit of place through taste" is a celebration of locally produced seasonal foods, and an implicit acknowledgement of terroir. 


Our extensive knowledge of France and its people, its vineyards, gardens, villages, and backroads along with an accumulation of nearly 30 years of personal contact with vineyard owners, wine growers, boutique hotels, the most authentic restaurants, bistros and cafés, private castles, local traditions and festivals, makes TASTE TOURS a store of value for unique, personalised, cultural, wine and food tours.


In addition to small group wine and gastronomic tours, themes which somehow find their way into everything we do in France, we also organise cultural tours, and can respond to requests for very specific interests. We are attentive to your needs and place your personal comfort above all. Years of experience and a broad background in guiding luxury tours have provided us with a vast resource of first-hand knowledge and know-how.

You can be sure that when you engage our services, or book a tour, we will do everything we can to make your travel dreams a reality, and your comfort a priority. You're in good hands, so you can simply sit back and enjoy the ride. 

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Recent tours

Among the luxury tours we have organised and lead over the past ten years are the following: 


2013 - Self-drive tours through Champagne, Burgundy, Drome, Provence, Côte d’Azur; South west France and Toulouse; Loire Valley Castles…

2014 - Cycling Saint-Emilion (4-day cycling tour in and around the vineyards of Saint, Emilion, Montagne, Pomerol, Puisseguin, St-Laurent des Combes, Saint-Philippe d'Aiguille)


2015 - Epic tour de France (Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Maconnais, Beaujolais, Northern Rhone, Châteauneuf du Pape, Avignon)


2016 - Bordeaux Grands Crus (Médoc, Graves, Sauternes, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol - included visits to many of the first growth wineries converting to organic practices along with the best of the new generation of biodynamic producers)


2018 - Loire Valley Wines (Sancerre, Touraine, Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil, Saumur, Angers, Muscadet, Côte Vendéenne)


2019 - Alsace & Germany (Frankfurt, Rhine, Geisenheim, Mosel, Strasbourg, Colmar, Rouffach)


2022 - Bordeaux in Brief (Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol)


2023 - Ultimate Bordeaux (Grand cru tour of Bordeaux including Lafitte, Latour, Ausone, Troplong Mondot, Petrus, Le Puy…)

2023 - Scandinavian Adventure (Oslo, Fjords of Norway, Louisiana Museum Denmark, Wonas Sweden, Malmo, Lund, Copenhagen)

2023 - Piedmont, Italy (Turin, Pinerolo, Saluzzo, Monforte, Barolo)

2023 - Umbria, Italy (Rome, Perugia, Assisi, Citta di Castello, Gubbio, Arrezzo...)


We have also organised a number of tailor-made self-drive tours throughout France and have prepared itineraries for wine tours in Spain, the Languedoc Roussillon, the Île-de-France, Corsica, the Jura, Italy, in-depth Burgundy, and day tours to Champagne. 

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Terms, Dates & Availability

Take advantage of our travel expertise to organise your own bespoke tours and discover "The Spirit of Place Through Taste"!

From day excursions to in-depth themed tours lasting a week or longer, we are here to help you live your dream. You choose where you want to go, set the dates, and your budget, and we do the rest.

"And wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile." – Alexander Pope

Contact us now for personalised,
tailor-made itineraries

Beynac on the Dordogne River
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