Chic getaway in Queenstown à la française - Antipodes travel
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Chic getaway in Queenstown à la française

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4-8 people

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Imagine you’re in the French Alps… Gourmet food, an après ski glass of wine by the fire, followed by a cheese fondue. You’re almost there! Treat yourself with this unique & exclusive package in Queenstown this autumn or winter 2021. In a small group (4 to 8 people),...
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Imagine you’re in the French Alps… Gourmet food, an après ski glass of wine by the fire, followed by a cheese fondue. You’re almost there! Treat yourself with this unique & exclusive package in Queenstown this autumn or winter 2021. In a small group (4 to 8 people), learn about France and Switzerland with your native French guide.

  • 3 nights at Browns Boutique Hotel with gourmet breakfast
  • Cheese fondue or raclette
  • A four-course dinner at an award winning restaurant
  • A private French tasting menu with matching wines in a unique setting overlooking the Remarkables
  • One day Ski pass with gear and clothing, and transfer to either Coronet Peak or the Remarkables / Or a Guided Wine Tour
  • Entry to Millbrook’s Resort  spa pool and hot pools and access to the pétanque court
  • Private screening of a French movie
  • Highly experienced, native French speaking guide
  • Gather a group of friends and choose your dates! All levels of French welcome. The program can be tailor-made.
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Day 1: | Arrival in Queenstown
Day 1:  | Arrival in Queenstown

- Arrival in Queenstown. Transfer to the Browns Boutique Hotel, your home for the next 3 nights
- Welcome by your experienced native French guides
- Introduction, walk along Lake Wakatipu and around the Botanic Gardens
- Welcome glass of wine at the hotel
- Four-course dinner with wine at an award winning restaurant

Day 2: | Walk, Spa, Pétanque and Fondue
Day 2:  | Walk, Spa, Pétanque and Fondue

- Gourmet European breakfast.
- Stretch your legs with a walk around Moke Lake. Your French guide will share his wildlife and photography expertise along the way.
- Lunch at leisure (not included) and some free time in Queenstown.
- Relax in Millbrook’s Resort spa pool and hot pools or play a game of pétanque. Your guide will explain the rules and techniques of this iconic French sport.
- Private screening of a French movie (with subtitles) at Dorothy Browns Cinema in Arrowtown.
- Enjoy a traditional cheese fondue or raclette prepared by your guide at your hotel.

Day 3: | All day Ski or Wine tasting tour - Private French dinner with matching wine
Day 3:  | All day Ski or Wine tasting tour - Private French dinner with matching wine

- Gourmet European breakfast.
- Two options for the day:
1/ Explore the city center and lakeshore at your leisure. Or practice your conversation French with your guide!
At midday, your French guide will take you on a private wine tasting tour of the local vineyards to discover some of the best wines in the area. Lunch is included at one of the vineyards.
Optional (at extra cost): in the morning, rent a bike to cycle from Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley before joining the rest of the group for winetasting.

2/ Enjoy a full day Ski pass to Coronet Peak or the Remarkables (gear and clothing included)

- Enjoy a private French tasting menu with matching French wines in a unique setting overlooking the Remarkables.

Day 4: | French tips and tricks or French conversation class
Day 4:  | French tips and tricks or French conversation class

- Gourmet European breakfast
- French tips and tricks: get the insider’s guide so you can plan your ultimate trip to France, Switzerland, New Caledonia or French Polynesia!
- Or just practice your conversational French with your guide!
- Transfer to the airport (if required) at midday.

Gather a group of friends and choose your dates! All levels of French welcome. The program can be tailor-made to your group.

From NZD 2,550 per person (double/twin share)

Choose your dates!

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Price includes:

  • Highly experienced, native French speaking guide
  • 3 nights at Browns Boutique Hotel, a charming European styled hotel in downtown Queenstown
  • Gourmet European breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with French wine (1 four-course dinner at the Left Bank Bistro, the Award-winning restaurant of the Sofitel Queenstown, 1 cheese fondue or raclette at the hotel, 1 private tasting menu with wine pairing in a unique setting)
  • Access to Millbrook’s health and fitness centre (pétanque, tennis court, spa pool, hot pools)
  • Private screening of a French movie (with subtitles) in the unique Dorothy Brown Cinema at Arrowtown
  • Transfers within Queenstown
  • GST.

Price doesn’t include:

  • International/domestic flights. ­
  • Personal expenses.

Tour Categories

Food & Wine experiences
French Twist
NZ Tours with a French twist

Durations

Multi day

Languages

French

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Is it for me?
- For people who want to immerse themselves in French language and culture
- If you want to relax, enjoy gourmet dinners, re-discover the Queenstown region from a different perspective: this is for you!
- A must do for any international travel to France, New Caledonia or French Polynesia! Be ready when borders reopen!
- All levels of French accepted
- Minimum 4 participants, maximum 8
- Private, à la carte packages available on request
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