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BURGUNDY: BELOW THE SURFACE TOUR

A 5-night getaway to the heart of gracious luxury, culinary delights and extraordinary wines!

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Burgundy is the old France, where the past lives in concert with the present. Historic chateaus, miles of straight Roman roads and magnificent churches are a constant reminder of Burgundy's heritage. Burgundy is a land of culture, countryside, fine food and wine. A land where life is relaxed and enjoyed. The area is rich in culture, history, gastronomy and world-famous wines, and is renowned for its warm hospitality and inimitable knack for enjoying life. Familiar names like Beaune, Meursault, Corton-Charlemagne and Montrachet evoke the tradition and "joie de vive" of the region's top wine growers, where love of wine is so much a part of daily life. Passing old honey-colored stone houses and ancient walls along the quiet, winding wine roads, gives the impression of having gone back in time.

 

A first-class hotel, private visits to the top producers and sumptuous dining await as you discover the prestigious wines, history and beauty of Burgundy. You'll enjoy extensive tastings at top wine estates in Burgundy with wine expert Todd Ross, a professional local guide, and internationally award-winning photojournalist Peter Martin, Managing Director of MARTIN KEEGAN TOURS, LLC.

 

SUNDAY, Day 1 - Welcome to Burgundy! Pick up from Dijon Train Station and short transfer to Beaune. Check in to the charming and historic 4-star Hôtel Le Cep, then enjoy a private walking tour of Beaune, with our expert local guide, followed by a wine-tasting introduction to the Burgundy wine region, and a review of our itinerary for the week. Dinner tonight is at the excellent Aupres Du Clocher in Pommard.

 

MONDAY, Day 2 - After breakfast we visit the picturesque Chateau du Clos de Vougeot where once again our expert local guide shares their knowledge of this historic location. It's a short drive to our first wine tasting visit of the day, Domaine Henri Gouges in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Lunch will be at the innovative Michelin 1-star Le Charlemagne in nearby Pernande-Vergelesses. After lunch it's just a drive to the old cellars of Maison Louis Latour in Aloxe-Corton. Dinner tonight is at one of France's most beloved bistros, Ma Cuisine in Beaune, known for its traditional Burgundian dishes and sublime wine list.

 

TUESDAY, Day 3 - This morning, after breakfast, we have a guided visit and tasting with Fromagerie Gaugry in Brochon. Cheese is close to the heart of the French, and Gaugry is integral in keeping the local Burgundian traditions alive with its incomparable Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin, Brochonnais and many more! Afterward, it's just a short drive to the northern fringe of Beaune and our first wine tasting at Maison Louis Jadot. Lunch today is at the ultramodern L'Ecussin in Beaune. Our second tasting of the day finds us exploring the labyrinth of underground cellars and tasting at the historic Bouchard Père et Fils. Afterward, guests have the evening to themselves to explore Beaune and have dinner on their own with our recommendations. From bistros and bars à vins, to Michelin-starred addresses, try Le Caveau des Arches, Le Bénaton, Clos du Cèdre, Caves Madeleine, Le Bistro de L'Hotel, or La Ciboulette.

 

WEDNESDAY, Day 4 - After breakfast, guests will have time to explore Beaune on their own, to peruse the open-air market in the Place de la Halle, or join in a guided tour of the Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu led by our expert guide. Lunch will be on one's own today. At the appointed hour, we will gather for an afternoon tour and tasting at Beaune's historic Maison Joseph Drouhin. Dinner will find us enjoying the cozy Burgundian bistro cuisine and wines at l'Ardoise in Beaune.

 

THURSDAY, Day 5 - After a leisurely breakfast, we'll drive south to our first tasting at the firm of Olivier Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet. Lunch today will be just steps away at the excellent Le Montrachet. After lunch our we'll take one last jaunt into the Cote de Nuits for a visit and tasting at Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret in Vosne-Romanee. Gathering for our final night in Beaune, our farewell dinner is at the Michelin 1-star Le Carmin, on Place Carnot, not far from the Hôtel-Dieu. This restaurant, with a modern façade, occupies the ground floor of a picturesque old house. After stints with Robuchon and Ducasse, chef Christophe Quéant crafts modern, seasonal cuisine based on traditional textbook foundations.

 

FRIDAY, Day 6 - Early morning departure today for a shuttle back to the Dijon Rail station for trains to Paris or onward travel.

$5999

5
nights

Tour Dates:

June 2-7, 2024 

and

October 27-November 1, 2024

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Full information and welcome package.

  • Welcome reception and introduction to Burgundy with local wines.

  • 5 nights Luxury accommodations in 'deluxe' guestrooms at the Hôtel Le Cep, Beaune.

  • Pick up and drop off at the Dijon train station and all transfers during the tour.

  • Private walking tour of Beaune.

  • Joining us all week will be a professional local guide.

  • Tour and tasting at La Ferme Du Poiset.

  • A visit to the famous, picturesque Chateau du Clos de Vougeot.

  • 5 breakfasts.

  • 3 lunches.

  • 4 dinners.

  • All beverages during the seven included meals are provided in the price of the tour. What this means is that ample red and white wines, still and sparkling bottled water, and coffee or tea will be served along with all seven meals provided as part of this tour. (Additional aperitifs or digestives will be the responsibility of individuals.)

  • Entries to all private wine tastings throughout the region.

  • Entries to all museums and other scheduled locations.

  • All gratuities during the tour.

  • Tour ends in Dijon, France.

  • Price Per Person - $5,999.00 (Price does not include airfare).

  • Single Supplement - $750.00 (note: single guests may request to be paired to avoid the single supplement fee).

  • Group size limited to just 6-16 guests.

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