France is known for having the best gastronomy in the world and gorgeous landscapes ranging from stunning vineyards to the magnificent Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Understand the beauty and culture the region of Burgundy, famous for its history and culture and of course indulge in the world famous wine and cheese.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Start: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive Day 1 by 9:00 AM.
Finish: Paris City Center
Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to airport, and are welcome to depart at any time on Day 6.
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
-6 day / 5 night stay in shared boutique hotel rooms
-6 Breakfasts and 5 dinners
-Entrance to Fontainebleau castle
-Biking tour, cooking class and wine tasting in France
-Seine river walk in Paris
-Food tour in Paris
-Guided walking tour of Paris
-Airport pickup at Paris CDG and ground transportation
Attendees are responsible for their own airfare
-Enjoy an insightful tour of the City of Lights and be mesmerized by its unique buildings and architecture style
-Visit the magnificent Castle of Fontainebleau, a real gem of the French Renaissance
-Wander through Beaune one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
-Stay in a private chateau in the heart of the French countryside
-Take a cooking class with a French Chef
-Become an expert in wine tasting
-Bring home unforgettable memories
French cuisine and wine is world renowned for its quality and rich natural flavors. UNESCO has even named French cuisine a "world intangible heritage".
If you want to enjoy some of the best food and wine in the world from epic countryside chateaus and mesmerizing cities, this trip is for you!
This trip is designed for people who are curious about learning and experiencing the French culture and its gastronomy while relaxing in the French countryside. The trip is also open for adventurers who enjoy hiking and riding bikes.
There are a few long drives on this trip but this will be the opportunity to enjoy the French scenery and get to know your group!
-Age requirements: 21+
-Group size: 16 max, average 13
-Physical rating: Light. In France the most physical part is the biking tour.
Travel connects us. Community keeps us connected.
Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to the Under30Experiences Travel Community.
Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Sample Breakfast Menu:
Sample Dinner Menu:
If you have any diet restrictions or allergies, we’ll do our best to arrange a special menu for you.
Some restaurants offer a vegetarian option. It's suggested that gluten free travelers bring snacks.
Our Chef in Burgundy can offer vegetarian or vegan options only if diet restrictions have been communicated in advance.
You’ll be traveling on a private bus throughout your trip.
There will be early morning departures on some days in order to optimize your itinerary.
Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to airport on final day.
Cabs and other public transportation are not included unless specified on the itinerary.
Shared boutique hotel rooms for the duration of your trip
Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender
Please be aware that some hotel rooms in Europe can be smaller and don't always provide minibar, safe or air-conditioning.
Laundry available at most hotels for an extra fee (inquire with front desk).
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.
*Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge).
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.
The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
We recommend using a travel backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with! All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and certified organic when possible.
Do not forget: Three prong power adaptor for electronics, be sure to bring a converter if devices can’t handle 220v.
Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you U30X will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.
Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)
Average high in France from April - September is 61-77°F.
Average low in France from April - September is 45-61°F.
Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.
Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.
It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.
Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.
Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.
Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!
Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.
Recommended Hotels in Paris
Check out this article on Travel Hacking
Read our Ultimate Guide to Traveling Abroad
To avoid missing out on special offers and community updates from Under30Experiences, get our newsletter here.
U30X is such an amazing travel community. Once your trip is over, the experience is not. They keep in touch with their alumni & provide platforms for travel questions, personal development, & community connections in your own backyard! If you're a young person looking to travel I highly recommend U30X!
There are not enough ways for me to describe how amazing this company is. After my first trip I always told people, it wasn't about the location, but the experience that u30x gave me. I have some of the best experiences of my life with u30x, and now a passion for travel. Also, their alumni community and groups are awesome too!
Traveling with U30X has been life changing for me. I've made lifelong friends with both travelers and staff. I can't come up with enough good things to say about the company, the people, and the experiences I've had!
Just returned from my second trip with Under30Experiences. My first trip was to the Costa Rica rainforest. My most recent trip was to Iceland. Both trips were such an amazing experience. I loved learning about Iceland and its origins. I enjoy the small groups and I made some great new friends! Recommend them for anyone wanting to travel alone or with a couple of friends.
I was so scared to travel abroad alone and then I came across their website and they made international travel so easy! And the people I’ve met on the trips are some amazing individuals! I’ve done 6 of their trips and plan on continuing to do even more!!
My Hike the Inca Trail trip was beyond amazing, and I couldn't have asked for anything more from a trip. Our leaders made us all feel instantly comfortable, and the group was fantastic. The trip was well planned and the hike was unforgettable. Memories to last a lifetime.