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

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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 winter. In a small group (4 to 8 people), learn about France...
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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 winter. 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 & private tasting menu with wine pairing
  • One day Ski pass with gear and clothing, and transfer to either Coronet Peak or the Remarkables
  • 2h Spa Experience at the Spa Nugget Point
  • Private screening of a French movie
  • Highly experienced, native French speaking guides
  • Gather a group of friends and choose your dates!
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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
Cheese and wine tasting
Five-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: | Wine tasting tour and Private French dinner with matching wine
Day 3:  | Wine tasting tour and Private French dinner with matching wine

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

Day 4: | French tips and tricks
Day 4:  | French tips and tricks

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!
Transfer to the airport (if required) at midday.

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

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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.

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

Durations

Multi day

Languages

French

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For clientele who want to immerse themselves in French language and culture
A must do for any international travel to France, New Caledonia or French Polynesia!
All levels of French accepted
Minimum 4 participants, maximum 8
Private, à la carte packages available on request
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