Trafalgar 14-day package The Champagne Dame 6-day package World Expeditions 13-day package
CHAMPAGNE lovers are invited to France in June to join a unique new ‘‘ Insider’s Tour’’ of the Champagne region that will see them meet and dine with the winemakers and the owners of some of the world’s most prestigious champagne houses. Hosted by one of Australia’s champagne experts, Kyla Kirkpatrick, the five-night tour is priced from $4990 a person, twin share (land only). The 5-star tour is limited to 12 people and includes a stay at the 17th-century Chateau de Mairie and private visits to 15 champagne houses. The allinclusive itinerary starts in Paris on June 23 and includes private champagne tastings, long lunches in vineyards and formal degustation dinners with members of famous champagne families such as Taittinger, Bollinger and Clicquot. Ph 0403 149 809 or see thechampagnedame.com EMBARK on a foodie’s tour of California with Trafalgar’s new 14-day Wonders & Flavours of the Golden State priced from $3675 a person, twin share (land only). Travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco and be treated to a smorgasbord of foodie experiences including a Be My Guest lunch in Santa Barbara, a culinary tour through San Fran’s famed Ferry Building Marketplace and see the production of award-winning cheeses in Hilmar. The tour also includes a Highlight Dinner at the top of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. This tour is valid for departures from April 25 to September 19 and includes first-class accommodation, many meals, sightseeing and experiences as per itinerary, all transport, travel director plus some local guides. Guests who pay six months prior to departure receive a $184 discount.