What's Included in my Journey?
For your DOMAINES & TERROIRS JOURNEY we designed an all inclusive package, which covers accommodations, transportation, each meal and their associated beverages, all fees to events and venues and gratuities for them.
- All accommodations; meals; selected wine and other beverages
- A social hour each evening; private tours and tastings
- Entrance fees to all group and individual events
- The services of your experienced guide
- All transportation during the tour; luggage transfers
- Comprehensive regional literature
- Complimentary DOMAINES & TERROIRS amenities
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels and restaurants
We have selected the most representative hotels in each region for your stay. TERROIRS JOURNEYS frequent 3-star hotels with the occasional 4 star thrown in.
DOMAINES JOURNEYS are based on 4-star hotels with an occasional 3 star used because it is a superb example of terroirs of the region.
All meals are included in the price of your trip. We have worked with each of the regional chefs to create special tasting menus (normally with several choices) representative of foods from each region to make your discovery process complete. Typical regional wines have been selected for each meal and are included, as are other beverages, such as regional waters, aperitifs, digestives. Special requests, such as diet drinks can be made available depending on their availability in the region.
If guests wish to discover other treasures from the region, they also have the opportunity to select wines, beverages or foods other than those associated with each meal and during the rest of the trip, at their own expense. Your guide and our select restaurateurs will be happy to assist you in your selection of course!
Since fostering conviviality and meeting new people are our goal, here at DOMAINES & TERROIRS, we host a social hour, commonly called l’heure d’apero, on your trip to give everyone a chance to relax over a local aperitif, share their views on the day’s discoveries and get better acquainted.
Private tours, tastings, entrance fees and all those travel details
The main point of a DOMAINES & TERROIRS JOURNEY is to be exposed to all the region has to offer. All of the cultural events, site visits, tastings described in the JOURNEY itinerary are covered in the cost of your trip, which leaves you free to consider acquiring examples of the region’s terroirs, like wine, cheese and other goodies. We will transport your treasures and at the end of your JOURNEY can arrange to have them ship home to you.
Support & Pampering
Your guide is there to pamper you and provide for your needs (within reason of course!) during your JOURNEY. Your guide is at your service to help you with anything you might need-massage & spa information, wine suggestions, or to unearth that local delicacy you have always heard about and yearn to try.
At DOMAINES & TERROIRS, we spend a great deal of time researching and investigating a region to make certain your JOURNEY will be representative of the region. Your guide is responsible for all the details of the trip so you can focus on enjoying yourself and discover the terroirs and authenticity of the region.
Transportation during the Journey
On your JOURNEY, we provide transportation beginning to end, starting at the pickup location and ending there.
On our JOURNEYS, porterage service is also included, which means we transport your bags and ensure they are safely delivered to your hotel room.
DOMAINES & TERROIRS JOURNEYS are all about discovery and learning. The more you know about where you’re headed, the more you will enjoy it, so you can find region specific DISCOVERY EXPOSÉS under each regional JOURNEY heading. These pieces are designed to help you decide on which of the many astounding areas to explore by offering a window into the regions you might like to discover on your JOURNEY.
Once you have booked you JOURNEY, we will augment these DISCOVERY EXPOSÉS with a full-scale colour brochure, a complete description of our day-to-day activities and our accommodations as well as photographs of the region you will be visiting. Answers to questions, like what to pack, how to get to and from the pickup location and basic cultural information will be provided.
Everyone likes thoughtful things on a trip, so we have arranged for DOMAINES & TERROIRS Travel Amenities during you JOURNEY. It’s our way to provide you with a little something to remember us by and thank you for your custom.
For all of the countless people that will be taking care of you on your JOURNEY, our driver, local experts, hospitality staff and the like, gratuities are covered by us.
Each JOURNEY has a dedicated guide who is there to lead, guide, enlightened and illuminated, as well as provides answers to any questions you will undoubtedly have. Their first task will be to get to know each of you before you meet to better provide for your individual needs.
Prior to Your Trip
To make your departure concern-free, we communicate with you one week prior to your JOURNEY, providing the names and phone numbers of your guide, a brief bio about your travelling partners and confirm our pickup location, list any final changes and give you other details such as the most current weather conditions. In exchange, we will ask you to provide us with your travel contact information and details of your trip to our pickup location.
Having discovered the region, we will provide you with a JOURNEY MEMOIRES, which can include a collection of photos, an itinerary, menus and producers contact details. We will also send a follow up guest survey and correspondence with new DOMAINES & TERROIRS and other important information. You will become a member of LES CONNOISSEURS DE TERROIRS, an exclusive group for DOMAINES & TERROIRS participants.
For solo travellers who prefer a room to themselves, we offer a Single Supplement to ensure you are comfortable in your own room throughout your trip. Prices vary by destination and are based on local room rates.
DOMAINES & TERROIRS strives to make every aspect of organizing your JOURNEY simple and hassle-free. We can provide you with an introduction to a travel agent we work with who can further assist you with flights, hotels pre and post JOURNEY and any other reservations you might require. And if you prefer, through our membership with the Protected Travel Services, we can provide you with a list of associated travel agents who are available as well.
We strongly suggest you purchase trip insurance, regardless of who your secure it from, to protect you in case of cancellation, travel interruptions and medical emergencies on your trip. To make this easy we can provide you with this service for a small handling fee; coverage restrictions will apply and our policies are industry standard. If you prefer, we can provide you with a list of independent providers as well. For more information and complete policy coverage information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation and Shipping
Each DOMAINES & TERROIRS JOURNEY strives to make your time free of travel details so you can concentrate on the experiences of your JOURNEY. We know that you will be tempted to acquire some examples of the sublime terroirs you will be sampling along the way, so we can offer transportation and shipping of these goodies to your home for an additional charge and a small handling fee.
We have secured estimates for certain items based on specific quantities or weight for general information. All shipping will be made in accordance to your home countries Customs and Duties regulations, with importation taxes and duties to be paid by you and arrange with the transporter. We can coordinate the process for you, so if you have specific requirements or are thinking of making particular purchases, such as wine or cheeses, please contact us so we can provide an estimate prior to your JOURNEY.
- Transportation costs to and from the pickup location
- Lodging before and after the JOURNEY
- Gratuities for your DOMAINES & TERROIRS guide
- Special wines, beverages and food products other than those included
- Additional requests outside of the proposed menus
- Special services not noted in the JOURNEY documentation
- Personal items purchased or required during your JOURNEY
- The cost of shipping your acquisitions
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