Synopsis: A luxury barge tour in Burgundy and Beaujolais
Casting: An American family
A family with their 3 teenagers wanted to discover the famous wine producing region of Burgundy in a different and exclusive approach. Indeed, they were looking for intimacy, off the beaten path discoveries and exceptional food and wine experiences.
Barging was certainly a great bet: a luxury barge tour in Burgundy combined with a gourmet exploration in Lyon and the Beaujolais would do perfectly! We therefore suggested them to start in Lyon, France’s gastronomy capital, and then going North to explore the Beaujolais and finally Burgundy. Cruising along on a privatized barge allowed them to enjoy true luxury and privacy, at their own pace.
We carefully selected unique stopovers and experiences, for a trip like no other. We made sure this river journey was beyond their expectations! A luxury barge tour in Burgundy offers so much: a beautiful scenery, quaint villages everywhere, vineyards and wine estates around, local auberges which serve delicious and rich cuisine… ENJOY!
A personalized discovery of Lyon, focused on unique local gastronomic experiences: a delicious chocolate workshop with a chocolate maker in the heart of the old city; a meeting with a Michelin Starred Chef to learn the secret of one of his iconic dishes; a guided stroll in the city’s “Temple of Gastronomy” with tastings of local specialties…
An exploration of the Golden Stones Country in the Beaujolais: the ochres-yellow stone built villages; an insight view of a family wine estate with the owners and an enjoyable lunch at their place.
A fun visit of one of Europe’s “books towns”.
An introduction to Burgundy, decoded by wine experts: a tasting of old vintages in the middle of the vineyards; a barrel making workshop for an interactive way of learning about the impact on wines; the privileged discovery of a Grands Crus estate with the owner through his vines, winery and cellar; a privatized visit of one of the remaining residences of the Dukes of Burgundy…
Length: 2 weeks
Place: Lyon, Beaujolais, Burgundy
Interested in your own bespoke luxury barge tour in Burgundy ? in a food & wine tour accross Burgndy and Lyon?
If so, get in touch with us to start creating your perfect getaway. We’ll take care of every detail and ensure your trip is as unforgettable as for this family. Also read more here for our suggestions of barging destinations in France.