French Rendez-vous at Larnach Castle




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Discover in Dunedin what you wished to find in France!
Immerse yourself in French culture and language with your experienced native French guides. Enjoy great French food and wine over a long weekend à la française in laid back, beautiful Dunedin. All levels welcome!


  • 3 nights in the unique chateau Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula
  • Gourmet French food and wine
  • Guided tour of the Peninsula with your native French guide, specialised in wildlife and photography
  • French movie in Larnach Castle’s private theatre
  • Exclusive access to native French guides for all your questions about travelling in France, New
  • Caledonia and French Polynesia when the borders re-open!
  • Choose your dates!

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Day 1: | Arrival in Dunedin

  • Arrival in Dunedin
  • Transfer to Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula, your home for the next 3 nights
  • Meet & Greet with your experienced, native French guides
  • Introductions, walk around the gardens and guided tour of the Castle
  • Welcome drinks and dinner at the Castle

Day 2: | Otago Peninsula

  • Breakfast at the Castle
  • Guided tour of the Otago Peninsula with your native French guide, specialised in wildlife and photography
  • 2 hour private cruise around the Harbour
  • Tour of Glenfalloch Gardens and lunch at Careys Bay Historic Hotel in the harbour
  • Dinner followed by a French movie in the Castle’s private theatre

Day 3: | Dunedin

  • Breakfast at the Castle
  • Guided tour of Dunedin, its landmarks and attractions: Otago Farmers Market, Railway Station,
  • Baldwin Street (still the steepest Street in the world!), Otago Museum
  • Lunch in town (not included) & free time
  • French dinner at an award winning restaurant (tasting menu with matching wines)

Day 4: | Dunedin

  • Breakfast at the Castle
  • Tips and tricks about travelling in France like a local
  • Transfer back to Dunedin City (or airport)
  • 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
Pricing Information

Price includes:

  • Highly experienced, bilingual driver-guide (English-French)
  • 3 nights at French Farm Winery 4 Star Lodge
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners & 1 lunch
  • Guided tour of French Peak Winery
  • Introduction to Barrys Bay cheeses
  • Visit of the Akaroa museum
  • Visit of the Giants House mosaic garden
  • Evening penguin tour with Pohatu Penguins
  • Cruise in Akaroa Harbour
  • Private 4-hour hands-on French cooking class
  • All transfers to/from Christchurch City centre (or airport)
  • GST


Price doesn’t include:

  • Lunch on days 2, 3 & 4
  • Domestic flights
  • Personal expenses


From NZD 2,440 per person (double/twin share) based on 6 people

Get In Touch!

+64 (0)3 477 33 00

Capitol Building
67 Princes Street
PO Box 265
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand