The Great European
October 15 - 30, 2014
This tour is a dream tour for
chocolate aficionados. It will take participants to the most luscious of
chocolate shops, and the factories of famous purveyors of outrageous chocolate
can even opt to have a chocolate facial or a chocolate bath! Google as you may,
there is nothing out there that's even comes close. It is a one-of-a-kind
fantasy tour for chocolate lovers.
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge them. Chocolates pictured are by Favarger,Geneva
Oct. 16 - After arrival in Amsterdam **transfer to our hotel which is within a few minute walk to the bustling Leidesplein and to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum. After checking in there is time to rest for a while before we take you for a walk to show you what's where. **Since group members will arrive throughout the day, airport transfers are on your own. We will however, help you organizing the transfer, or if several group member arrive within an hour of each other you can take advantage of lower group transfer rates.
17 - Holland's harbors is where most all of the cocoa beans arrive to be
shipped to chocolate factories around the World. We start the tour with a visit
to a chocolate museum that used to be a real chocolate factory in the 19th
century. It will introduce everyone to the extensive process from the cocoa bean
to the chocolate you eat. Learn all there is to learn about chocolate production
through a real jungle where cocoa beans grow. Afterward it is on to the
shop of Holland's most famous chocolate trader. Romantic lighting, tables heaped
with chocolates, dark and intensely flavored, and sultry classical background
music will assure you that you have just gone to chocolate heaven. But it is not
only chocolate that's a real treat, a Dutch Indonesian Rijstafel for dinner is
an equally exotic experience. B D
Oct. 18 - Free day to pursue your own interests. The fabulous Rijksmuseum is just around the corner from the hotel and the Van Gogh Museum is also just a couple of blocks away. The canal boats depart within a five minute walk from the hotel and the Leidesplein Square is a mere hop and a ski from the hotel. B
Oct. 19 - Today we travel by private coach on to Bruges in Belgium along a scenic route through Zeeland. After checking into your hotel which is located just steps from the town square of Bruges, and close to anything you want to see, we take a stroll through town to learn what is where. Most likely we will run into a chocolate shop o, two, or three along the way. In the evening dinner is a typical Belgian pub serving upscale local fare and of course, Belgian beer. Try a cherry beer. B D
Oct. 20 - This morning we go on a walking tour for a visit to the shop of a famous Chocolatier to get a behind the scenes look at the making of extraordinary chocolate. We then continue with a visit to a Diamond Dealer for a look at Chocolate Diamonds (the real ting) Afterwards the remainder of the day will be on your own. B
Oct. 21 - Today we transfer by deluxe coach to Paris where a chic little hotel, a hop and a skip from a famous chocolate shop is our abode for two nights. After arrival and getting settle we will take you for a walk to get to know what's where and visit the shop of the famous Chocolatier Patrick Rogers after which the remainder of the afternoon is on your own until we meet for a dinner of Alsatian fare in a popular local restaurant . B D
Oct. 22- After breakfast meet your local guide for a walking tour through some of Paris's most famous chocolate shops. After the tour the remainder of the day is on you own. B
Oct.23 - Free day in Paris. You are staying in the best of location with all the major sites within a short distance. B
Oct. 24 - This morning we leave Paris to travel to Geneva in Switzerland. There is no denying that Switzerland has some of the world's best chocolates. After an early afternoon arrival we walk the short distance to Switzerland's oldest chocolate factory for a tour and a tasting of some of the finest chocolates in Geneva. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is on your own.
Oct. 25 - Today we have an appointment at well known conficerie for a hands-on lesson in chocolate making. Afterwards you are on you own for the remainder of the day - a chocolate facial anyone? Yes, you can indulge in a chocolate facial or even a chocolate bath. B
Cost: $4,860.00 per person
Single Supplement if you have a room to yourself is: $1,255.0
Please add 7% to the total cost if you pay by credit card
the tour exceeds 12 participants we deduct $150.00 per person from the tour
cost. However we limit participation to 16 persons.
14-nights first class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, dinners as per
fees to included chocolate venues, to Demel's in Vienna, to Cafe Munding in Innsbruck, all chocolate tasting sessions, transportation by private coach and by first
class train, and the services of Posh Journeys as your hosts and guides.
INCLUDED: International air fare, airport transfers, soft drinks, bottled water or alcoholic drinks
with dinners if not part of a featured meal and any other personal expenses.