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Wine tasting at its best. Depart from Paris to Beaune; private transfer to Hotel le Cep, your 5-star, Small Luxury Hotel located in the heart of Burgundy. Take a picturesque drive along Côte de Nuits; learn about the importance of Terroir and the yearlong efforts required to harvest the best Pinot Noir possible, l’expression du Terroir. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting in the family domain of Château du Clos Vougeot. Sightsee along the Grands Crus road and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti, considered the most prestigious in Burgundy, the most expensive wine in the world is produced here. Stop at Nuit-Saint-Georges for a tour and wine tasting to discover the secrets of winemaking. While in vineyards, learn about the difference in appellations of village, 1er cru and Grand Crus. Enjoy a tasting of Meursault whites accompanied by a red wine in an authentic old Burgundy cellar. Visit Hospice de Beaune, a formal hospital, founded in 1443, world-famous for its colourful glazed tile roof. Later on, continue to Prosper Maufoux, a local wine shop in Beaune for a tour and wine tasting. Enjoy your last day on your own with suggested cooking classes, a spa experience at your hotel, or a bike tour through these beautiful vineyards, not included. After breakfast the next, day, return to Paris by train.
Price as indicated valid April 2 – Oct 31, 2019, based on two passengers travelling together. Subject to availability at time of booking.
Blackout periods apply. For alternative dates, inquire for pricing. Itineraries are fully customizable. Not valid during trade shows, bank holidays and other special events.
International airfare not included. Minimum 2 passengers travelling together.
**European city/tourist taxes collected locally unless otherwise indicated.
Beaune, Côte de Beaune & Meursault Breakfast. This morning, begin with a scenic drive through the beautiful villages of Pommard, Volnay and Meursault. While in vineyards, learn about the difference in appellations of village, 1er cru and Grand Crus. Meursault is famous for its creamy and delicate chardonnay; in an authentic old Burgundy cellar, enjoy a wine tasting around the elegant white wines of Meursault as well as reds. Enjoy lunch in Meursault on your own, then continue through Bâtard-Montrachet, Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet to reach Hospice de Beaune for a guided tour. This formal hospital, founded in 1443, is world-famous for its colourful glazed tile roof. Tour the Salle des Pôvres, the kitchens, the pharmacy and other rooms exhibiting artifacts and tapestries. Later in the afternoon, continue to Prosper Maufoux, a local wine shop in Beaune for a tour and wine tasting. Return to your hotel and dinner on your own.