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Rum tour of Martinique

from €1300 per person (air fares not included)

The discovery of finding the gold of the Islands

(Group trip)

Do you know where the word Rum comes from?

"Rum” is the diminutive of "saccarum officinarum" that is the original name for sugar cane. The word time has been transformed over by the French language and has become the “Rum” that we know today.

The history of rum is by definition related to that of sugar cane.

It was introduced to Martinique in 1640 and thus constituted a profitable crop that allowed Europe to be provided with a supply of sugar. Years ago, the sugar factories multiplied, and the production of the precious crystals required more and more manpower. Therefore, it was for the requirement of cheap labour that was at the origin of the arrival of the first slaves on the island.

The production of sugar cane held important economic weight for many years before experiencing a period of recession at the start of the XIXth century due to the combination of several factors including the competition of beetroot sugar, the continental embargos of the Napoleonic years and the abolition of slavery that considerable increased manufacturing costs. To survive the recession, the sugar factories needed to adapt and find new by-products from sugar cane. It is in this way that, little by little, they started to produce agricultural rum, coming from the distillation of sugar cane juice (vesou). Over time, production techniques developed and know-how refined to give birth to the first French protected designation of origin certification rum in the world.

A distillery from the north of the island

Voyager Vrai and the Epic Rum Tour invite you to discover the world of the most prestigious agricultural rum during a rum tour at the heart of the Authentic Martinique. Live a real experience of spirit tourism, between culture, tradition and gastronomy.
In the company of a dozen other rum connoisseurs and an oenologist guide, who is highly reputed in the industry, you will discover the manufacturing secrets of the precious beverage during a journey through the 7 distilleries that are still active on the Island of flowers.

The concept :

  • All inclusive stay reserved for adults (+ 18 years old)
  • Groups of 12 people max
  • 1 departure per month (see calendar below)
  • Accommodation in charming hotels
  • Local food
  • Discovery of heritage and tradition

Pelee Mountain

The price includes :

  • Accommodation in typical hotels or boutique hotels
  • All of the meals, (breakfast, lunch and dinner) - Alcohol and soft drinks included
  • Transfers
  • Visits and master classes
  • Tastings
  • Launch and closing parties of the EpicRumTour
  • An expert guide of the industry  

The price does not include :

  • Plane tickets
  • Meals during the free days
  • The options

Calendar :

  • from 8 to 15 December 2018
  • from 19 to 26 January 2019
  • from 2 to 9 February 2019
  • from 16 to 23 March 2019
  • from 23 to 30 March 2019
  • from 4 to 11 May 2019
  • from 6 to 15 June 2019
  • from 29 June to 6 July 2019

The highlights of your stay

Day 1:

  • Arriving in Martinique
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Free time

    Day 2:

    • Free time
    • Possible to plan some one-day trip (in option)
    • Epic Rum Tour launch party

    Day 3: North-Atlantic Day

    • Visit of the Saint James Distillery
    • Lunch in a local restaurant
    • Discovery of the rums from the JM Distillery

    Day 4: A day on the land

    • "Dékolaj" at the Habitation Saint-Etienne
    • Local food experience with catering
    • Visit of the last steam distillery "La Favorite"

    Day 5: North-Caribbean Day

    • Discovery of the Depaz Distillery and Castel
    • Lunch on the Plantation
    • Relaxing at the beach at Carbet

    Day 6: South Day

    • Visit of the La Mauny Distillery
    • Culinary workshop and lunch
    • Cultural visit of Trois Rivières

    Day 7: A Day at the François

    • Discovery of the A1710 Distillery and rums
    • Visit of the "Habitation Clément"
    • Closing party

    Day 8:

    • Free time
    • Transfer to the airport

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