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Cite du Chocolat Valhrona Admission Ticket

Visit: Cite du Chocolat Valrhona, Tain-l'Hermitage, Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpesmmerse yourself in the fascinating world of chocolateThe Valrhona Chocolate City opened on October 24, 2013 in Tain l'HermitageLocated on the historic site of the Chocolaterie Valrhona, the Cité reveals to the general public and the professionals behind the scenes of the Grand Chocolat.During a gourmet and surprising stroll in the heart of the City, you will discover all the secrets of chocolate making and the range of know-how of Valrhona and its customers.Gourmets and gourmands, amateurs or professionals, come live a magical experience with this exceptional ingredient that is chocolate!From cocoa beans to the creations of great chefs, come explore, smell and taste chocolate in all its forms.Monday to Saturday9 am till 7 pm Closing of the box office at 17:30Sunday and bank holidays10 am till 6.30 pmClosing of the box office at 17h00

$504.21 Shore Excursions

Way Up North Invergordon Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Like all of my Private Tours this tour will take you at a relaxed pace over Struie Hill Route to Million Dollar View, then onto Shin Falls waterfall and wild Salmon leap, then onto Dunrobin Castle, Golspie (entry fee payable) which is home to a fantastic Falconry display then its South via Loch Fleet where tides allowing a colony of harbour seals can be observed on the sand bars there. Departing Loch Fleet continue onto Dornoch Historic Burgh then down to Edderton Old Church to view the Celtic Cross Slab and Tain where the Collegiate Church can be visited and viking graves can be viewed. Lunch is discretionary and your driver will find you somewhere suitable on request. Itinerary is not hard and fast and items can be substituted for a distillery visit, This route passes by Balblair Distillery, Glenmorangie Distillery and Dalmore Distillery.. There is also good shopping venues including a studio where beautiful hand made tweeds are created.

$245.47 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Uisge beatha ( water of life)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, ScotlandGuided tour of distillery alongside tasting!Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Cardhu Distillery, Aberlour, Moray, ScotlandGuided tour of distillery and tasting!Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, ScotlandEnjoy a two course lunch at the Malt bar (included in your ticket price) before a guided tour of the distillery and tasting.Duration: 3 hours

$530.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Invergordon Small Group Private Tour (North) - max 4 people

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Invergordon, UKHeading north, we will go over Struie Hill to the spectacularly named Million Dollar View which lives up to its name. From there we’ll head to Falls of Shin which is famous for being one of the best places in Scotland to watch the salmon leaping upstream. From there we’ll head to Dunrobin Castle (entrance payable) where you can witness a spectacular falconry display.From there we’ll head down Loch Fleet and onto the historic Burgh of Dornoch. Next up is Edderton Old Church where you can see the Celtic Cross Slab (a Pictish standing stone), and then onto the Collegiate Church in Tain where you can experience hundreds of years of history including Viking burials! We will also be passing close by Balblair, Glenmorangie, and Dalmore Distilleries, so if the water of life (whisky) is of more interest to you than ancient history, we can take substitute these in your itinerary as you wish. We’ll then be heading back towards Invergordon Cruise Port and your liner.This is a suggested itinerary, however as you are booking the driver and the vehicle for the day, additional time can be added to the tour and the itinerary can be adjusted as you’d like. Stop At: Struie Hill ViewpointWe will head out north from Invergordon to the viewpoint from Struie Hill, also called "Million Dollar View".Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Falls of Shin, Lairg, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandBetween May and September, the Falls of Shin visitor attraction offers one of the best places in Scotland to see salmon leaping upstream. Throughout the summer, salmon return from the ocean, up the Dornoch Firth and Kyle of Sutherland to attempt to reach their spawning ground. Before they reach this, they must get past the waterfall on the River Shin. From the viewing platform, you can watch as they try to get up the river as well as enjoying the views up and down the river.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandResembling a French Chateau, this castle can be best described as like something out of a fairy tale. It originally dates back to the 1300s and has gone through a number of changes and additions through the centuries. Ticket prices includes entry to falconry display, museum and gardens.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Loch Fleet, Dornock, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, ScotlandAs we head down Loch Fleet towards the historic Burgh of Dornoch, you have the potential to see harbour seals hauled out on the beach. We will go from here to the Edderton Old Parish Church where within the graveyard stands the Edderton Pictish Cross Slab dating to the 9th century AD. It is made of sandstone, stands six feet three inches high, and is carved in high relief on both sides. From here we will head onto St Duthus's Collegiate Church in Tain where you can experience hundreds of years of history including Viking burials.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Balblair Distillery, Edderton, Tain, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandOPTIONALLY if you wish to substitute one of the items on the agenda, we can stop at Balblair Distillery instead. Please discuss this with your driver either on to the day, or in advance.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Invergordon, UKDepending on your time ashore, you can extend the tour (at additional cost) and see more attractions; please discuss this with your driver before the tour commences. Otherwise, we will now return you back to your boat to continue on with your cruise.

$114.17 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Northern Côtes du Rhône wine Private tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Route des Belvederes, Tain-l'Hermitage, Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will start with a breathtaking view on the vines and the Rhône river at the Hermitage hill Belvedere. Your guide will tell you the story of this legendary wine.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chapoutier Tasting Room, Tain-l'Hermitage, Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will push the door of a local winery and taste 5-6 different Cotes du Rhône wines among them, Hermitage and Croze-Hermitage AOC.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cave Aux Cinq Sens Tain, Tain-l'Hermitage, Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesLunch : Free. Your guide will be happy to show you good local restaurants.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Domaine Stephane Ogier, Ampuis, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will be heading north to the prestigious Côte-Rôtie vineyards.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Domaine Gallet, Ampuis, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesAlong a stroll in the vineyard you will learn why this wine is exceptional. You will immediately be seduced by the magnificent view over the Rhône valley and the abrupt hillsides of these vineyards.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Domaine Gallet, Ampuis, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will delight yourself with 5 or 6 different wines among them, Saint-Joseph, Condrieu and Côte-rôtie AOC.You will enjoy the intense aromatic Viognier and the fruity and silky taste of Syrah grape of the Northern Côtes du Rhône in their original terroir.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bar de l'Hotel Carlton Lyon, Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesAt the end of the day, your driver guide will drive you back to Lyon.Duration: 1 hour

$114.17 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cornas and Saint Peray tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chapelle Notre Dame de la Mure Cornas, Cornas, Ardeche, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesIn the vineyards of Cornas you will savour a very dark red wine, almost black, with nice purple highlights when it is young and amber-coloured when it gets older. It is one of the most full-bodied wines in France. You will taste this powerful wine with roasted chocolate aromas in a local winery.Duration: 1 hourStop At: La Fromagerie de Saint Peray, Saint-Peray, Ardeche, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesSaint-Peray is an authentic AOC wine area that makes a very original white wine, but also delicate and fresh, aromatic and well-balanced. You will absolutely like the toasted bread, honey and almonds taste. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Compagnie de l'Hermitage, Tain-l'Hermitage, Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will taste the legendary Cru, the Hermitage in one of the wineyards here around. Planted on a granitic soil since the Roman times, this wine is mostly red, powerful and fleshy and at the same time very round and soft in the mouth.The white wines have instead, creamy and honey hazelnuts, peach and apricot aromas. They will inevitably seduce you during the tasting!Duration: 1 hour