The Great European
October 19 - Nov. 2, 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
concoctions. But, it is not all chocolate orientated. If you are not into
chocolate you will still enjoy this tour. Great destinations, great sights,
great food and drink. Google as you may,
there is nothing out there that's even comes close. It is a one-of-a-kind
fantasy tour for
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge them. Chocolates pictured are by Favarger,Geneva
Oct. 19 - Depart for your flight to Paris.
Oct. 20 - Arrive in Paris. After checking into the hotel we meet in the afternoon for a little stroll to show you what's where.
Oct. 21 - This morning we visit the shop of a famous Chocolatier to get a behind the scenes look at the making of extraordinary chocolate. If you want to forgo the chocolate shop, the day is on your own. In the evening it is dinner at Jules Verne, the Michelin-star restaurant in the Eiffel Tower whose chef is Alain Ducasse, one of the great chef's of France and of Europe. Exceptional food and wine and a grand view of Paris 375 feet above the ground. B D
Oct. 22 - After breakfast meet your local guide for a walking tour through some of Paris's most famous chocolate shops. after which the day is on your own. Those who do not care to join the walking tour may want to visit the Louvre Museum which is but a 15 minute walk away, or the Museum D'Orsay which is equally close and has a fabulous collection of Impressionists, , or you can take a cruise on the Seine, perhaps a lunch cruise or pursue your own interests. B
Oct. 23 - This morning we leave Paris to travel to Zurich in Switzerland. There is no denying that Switzerland has some of the world's best chocolates. After arrival early in the afternoon we'll take a short walk to the old town which is close to the hotel, to pause at Schober's, a famous little patisserie for a sinfully delicious cup of hot chocolate. In the evening enjoy a dinner of Swiss specialties in a popular restaurant in the old town of Zurch. B D
Oct. 24 - Today we have an appointment at one of the best Chocolate Boutiques in Switzerland for a Chocolate tasting. Those not opting for the chocolate shop may want to join me to visit the Swiss Landesmuseum which even those not into museums enjoy, visiting there is like a walk through the pages of a storybook. Later on you are on you own for the remainder of the day. B
Oct. 27 - Our destination today is Vienna where you will stay in a charming Viennese hotel adjacent to the Stephansdom Cathedral and in the center of everything. After arriving and getting settled we are off to Demel's, Vienna's oldest Coffee House to indulge in a slice of the original Chocolate Sacher Torte along with a cup of coffee, with or without Schlag. We explain what this is. The evening is on your own. B
Oct.30 - This morning we drive to Krems on the Danube, the oldest town in Lower Austria going back to the year 995. Here we have a private visit the workshop of a fabulous chocolate and pastry shop. Many Viennese make the 50 km drive from Vienna just to shop for their chocolates and pastries. Later there is time to stroll through this historic town. In the evening dinner is in a local restaurant down the hill from the castle. B D
Nov. 1 - After breakfast we return to Vienna and to the airport for an overnight. Most flights to the US leave Vienna quite early thus we have booked a hotel by the airport for convenience sake. B
Nov. 2 - Board your homeward flight. B
Single Supplement if you have a room to yourself is: $5,230.00
12-nights first class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, dinners as per
fees to included chocolate venues, transportation by first class train and
private coach 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.