Burgundy Discovery

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Burgundy Discovery

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Destination for this trip:

Dijon, France

Length of trip:

2 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1000 to $ 2000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

There is no better way to understand the complexity and nuances of "terroir" than to visit Burgundy, one of France's most prestigious wine regions. As you explore the world-famous Côte d'Or ("Golden Slopes"), home to illustrious Grand Cru's like Romanée Conti, Chambertin and Montrachet, you'll discover the subtle play between land, sun and vine that brings out the most noble and diverse expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Burgundy is also one of the most beautiful and historically important regions in France, and you'll experience its rich cultural heritage at fascinating sights like the Clos de Vougeot with its 13th century wine presses, and the Hôtel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune), the Renaissance hospital famous for its yearly wine auction. You'll enjoy exclusive VIP tastings at the region's best estates, including top Premier and Grand Crus in the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits (below right, guests taste with renowned Montrachet winemaker Marc Colin). Enjoy free time for shopping and sightseeing in the charming town of Beaune, indulge in luxury accommodations at historic hotels or chateaux, and enjoy sumptuous dining at some of France's best Michelin-starred restaurants.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Dijon

    Private Car Service

    Arrival at Dijon train station by noon, where you’ll be greeted by your English-speaking wine expert guide/driver (if you are already in the region, you can begin your tour first thing in the morning).

    Wine

    This afternoon, you’ll enjoy your choice of one or two tastings at top estates of the Côtes de Nuits, in appellations such as Gevrey Chambertin or Vosne Romanée, followed by a walk through the renowned vineyards of Domaine de la Romanée Conti.

    Hotel

    Check in late afternoon to your luxury 4-star hotel, conveniently located in the historic city of Beaune (or choose a 4-star chateau-hotel in the countryside).

    Food and Dining

    Take the evening to enjoy the charming town of Beaune and discover its great restaurants, with our suggestions.

  • Day 2 - Dijon

    Wine

    After breakfast at your hotel, depart for a day in the Côte de Beaune with a visit and tasting at one of the finest domains of appellations like Meursault, Puligny Montrachet or Volnay.

    Wine

    You’ll enjoy a fun wine tasting lunch of delicious local specialties at top négociant Olivier Leflaive, with 14 of their finest wines to taste!

    Sightseeing

    This afternoon you will have your choice of one or two more tastings in the Côte de Beaune’s most famous appellations. If you choose one tasting, we suggest returning to the charming city of Beaune for free time or a guided tour of the famous Hospices.

    Private Car Service

    Transfer back to Dijon train station at the end of the afternoon.

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