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Self Drive Tours
We receive many calls from people who, for one reason or another, are not able to join us on a guided tour. If we can’t be with you on your trip, at least you can have the benefit of our knowledge and contacts in helping you plan your independent vacation!
We will book your hotels, chateau/winery visits and dinner reservations, and we can also arrange rail tickets and car rental. You will receive detailed driving instructions as part of your custom-written itinerary.
You’ll benefit from our personal introduction to your hosts in the hotels, staying in the accommodation we use on our guided tours. We will suggest the most interesting chateaux and wineries for you to visit, and you will be expected as friends of ours when you arrive. Likewise, we will arrange dinner reservations with special instructions to take care of our friends.
Our motivation is to make sure that your experience is as pleasant as possible, and we hope that you will be encouraged to return for a guided tour with us in the future.
Self Drive Rates
Rates per Day of Visits for 1 or 2 People Bordeaux, Chile or Italy Burgundy/Rhone/Spain
Set-up of Hotels, visits and dinner reservations 1-4 days $150.00/day $195.00/day
Set-up of Hotels, visits and dinner reservations over 4 days $135.00/day $160.00/day
Additional people in party (over 2) $ 30.00/person $ 40.00/person
Services of Escort/Wine Expert (subject to availability) $475.00/day $525.00/day
Services of Escort /Wine Expert (subject to availability) $280.00/half-day $310.00/half-day
Train reservations and car rental Complimentary Complimentary
The ideal of course is to come with us, but if you can’t we’ll make sure you still have a great vacation! Note: set-up fee is waived for days accompanied by an Escort; only the cost of the Escort and additional people in party (over 2) is charged. Escort expenses are additional – generally up to $140-160 per day, to cover hotel and dinner if needed. Escort travels in client’s car; does not drive. For chauffeur/guide service, please ask about our Private/Custom itineraries.