More than perhaps any other French region, Burgundy reserves many secrets and jealously guarded traditions– ones that are difficult for tourists to access. This is why our Burgundy wine tours are so exceptional: they offer insight into the remarkable region’s history and distinctive cultural character, and give visitors access to local networks of vintnering professionals. You will need their insiders’ knowledge and insight to truly understand the history and traditions behind Burgundy’s world-renowned wines. If you choose to visit this remarkable region, it will most likely be to experience one of our bespoke wine tours: after all, any Pinot noir lover worth his or her salt dreams of getting to Burgundy one day to experience this almost sacred wine-making area.
The inhabitants of Burgundy– who have laid claim to a French “art de vivre” like no one else– are a fiercely proud group. Their mentality is perfectly summarised in the chorus of the French drinking song, “Fier d’être Bourguignon” (Proud to be from Burgundy).
In addition to being home to some of France’s finest vineyards and winemakers, Burgundy is an immense living history book, boasting numerous palaces, castles, cathedrals and abbeys. One Michelin guide book succinctly describes this region’s endless treasures: “Wherever you go in Burgundy, there’s a castle, a church, or a village to visit.”
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Amazing and exceptional wines:
Are you a wine lover interested in expanding your knowledge of great Burgundy wines? We already have so much in common! Burgundy is praised throughout the world by serious pinot and chardonnay lovers. This destination is more confidential, more authentic than Bordeaux, although the most expensive wines in the world are located there – Romanée Conti, Montrachet to name only 2. Burgundy intrigues by the complexity of its wines, its many different terroirs and the way winegrowers interpret them: it is easy to get lost in this maze! This is precisely why the guidance of our local wine experts will transcend your experience and allow you to decode the subtlety of these nectars. In Burgundy, wine is more than just a drink: it is a passion. Our greatest objective is to allow you to experience that passion firsthand through our unique wine tours. You will observe, understand and taste some of the region’s greatest wines, from the Cote des Nuits to the Cote de Beaune. You will have the privilege of penetrating the region’s greatest winemaking domains, and learning some of the secrets behind the production of their finest bottles.
Our entirely private wine tours of Burgundy are guaranteed to transport you to the heart of French vintnering and its most-treasured secrets. Our savoir-faire and local connections guarantee extraordinary experiences and tastings that are inaccessible to most tourists. Embarking on a bespoke tour with us and our expert travel curators in the region, you will enter a timeless realm of tradition and exceptionality. You will plunge deep into the most coveted cellars and production sites, and sample Burgundy’s world-class cuisine alongside rare vintages. You will be part of a select few allowed to penetrate inner sanctuaries and family estates, where you will be welcomed like a special guest.
In short, for those who appreciate the finer things in life, Burgundy is the perfect luxury travel destination!
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Unique scenery and breathtaking cultural heritage:
Burgundy offers breathtaking landscapes dotted with numerous castles, an infinite number of legendary and historical sites, and a beautiful capital city. The destination also has a very special cachet due to the beauty of its hilly countryside and the narrowness of its vineyards that stretch from North to South. This is a land of diversity, full of surprises and astonishment, so let yourself be drawn into the landscapes and taken on an unforgettable adventure.
If you feel like a bit of carefree fun during your excursion here, why not see the region from behind the wheel of a 2CV vintage car? We invite you to discover our enjoyable 2CV wine tours here. For another perspective, an early morning hot air balloon flight over Burgundy will also leave you with an unparalleled souvenir, you will embrace all the beauty of this charming region. If you are attracted by the air and seeking adrenaline, dare a microlight flight to discover all the splendor of the Burgundian landscapes in another very privileged way.
Pair the world’s greatest wines from Burgundy with the region’s delicious cooking and some truly beautiful culinary delights. The region boasts many excellent restaurants with a wide range of cuisine: traditional auberges featuring regional specialties, chic bistros with a modern, even audacious twist, as well as Michelin-starred restaurants. Also, you just cannot miss some of the region’s delicious specialties: beef bourguignon, parsley ham terrine, “oeufs en meurette”, coq au vin, snails with garlic butter, gingerbread… and the many Burgundian cheeses!
In the mood for a little hands-on experience to learn more about local gastronomy? You can even participate in a mustard-making class, autumn truffle tasting or learn how to bake the region’s signature pain d’épices (gingerbread). You will certainly be fascinated – and charmed! – by the rare talent of our Michelin Chef who will open his kitchen for you for a very exclusive culinary workshop. Otherwise, simply go for a bespoke cultural and gourmet discovery of Beaune and Dijon acompanied by our local passionate expert. We can incorporate countless culinary delights into your bespoke wine tour: just tell us what interests and appeals to you, and we’ll make it an unforgettable part of your regional discovery!
For those interested in food & wine pariring, do not miss the captivating interview of French sommelier Phillippe Marques here: keys to exceptional food and wine pairings.
Recharging your batteries:
There are so many fantastic ways to relax in the region. Barging in Burgundy is a must-do: it is one of the nicest places to enjoy this boating style, as you float by picturesques villages, endless vineyards, and historic castles. The only thing that matters is your well-being.
The many hiking trails are just awaiting you! On foot or by bike, enjoy superb walks through the surrounding countryside or in the middle of the vineyards, or biking along France’s first “green route”- a pedestrian/cycling greenway: there is no lack of possibilities. Golf lovers will not be outdone with several beautiful golf courses to practice their swing. For those who love extreme sports, do not miss the magnificent cliffs that will delight all climbers: supervised by our instructors, beautiful climbs iahead!
Culture, history & architecture:
Stroll along old Dijon’s medieval streets and follow a guided tour of one of the most beautiful museums in France. Admire the tombs of the Dukes of Valois. Travel back in time with the Cistercian monks. Beaune will charm you, no doubt about it! A cultural and historical richness, a profusion of gastronomic wonders, a city center that rivals the big ones! Enter the inner Courtyard of the Hospices de Beaune and let yourself stand awestruck at its multicoloured glazed tiles. Visit the majestic Château du Clos de Vougeot, a building that’s been sailing on a sea of vineyards for over 700 years. Proof that the region’s “not only” about wine: you’ll have no lack of cultural encounters with France’s rich history during your stay here.
Looking for a privileged encounter? How about a casual chat with the owner of a beautiful Chateau? Or perhaps a cup of tea with a Duchess? We are not short of ideas to enrich your stay!
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