A Trip to Burgundy

A Trip to Burgundy | April 21st-27th, 2024

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2 Spots Remain! This wine focused tour aims for 10-14 guests maximum. 

Travel summary

Day 1 - Sunday, April 21st: Welcome to Burgundy
Day 2 - Monday, April 22nd: Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny - Route des Grand Crus
Day 3 - Tuesday, April 23rd: Beaune
Day 4 - Wednesday, April 24th: Puligny Montrachet - Meursault - Pommard - the Electric Bike Tour (with options if you don't bike) 
Day 5 - Thursday, April 25th: Depart Beaune - Visit Beaujolais - Stay in Lyon
Day 6 - Friday, April 26th: Lyon Finalé Dinner 
Depart Saturday from Lyon with Noon Check out on April 27th, 2024

Projected Trip Package Costs

(May move up or down with currency and will increase as trip approaches)

Final cost not locked in until contracts are signed, payment is received - and you are confirmed.  Do not book airfare until you are confirmed.

Deposits are non-refundable unless we are able to fill your spot or the trip is cancelled.

Single Traveler: $7,500
Couples Ticket: $14,000

Hotel upgrades will be offered at sign up.
Transport assistance will be provided - but we will meet you in Beaune and depart from Lyon.

Some may continue to Bordeaux for Part II of this trip

Sunday 21st: Welcome to Burgundy

🚊 You will transport via TGV from Paris to Dijon or Paris to Beaune; where our trip will begin..... Bienvenue à Beaune! (Transfer service is available)
Beaune is Burgundy's wine capital, but it has a lot more to offer.
Don't miss the wineries, the 12th-century Notre-Dame Basilica, and the Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune.


🍽️ Welcome dinner at one of Beaune's most authentic restaurants serving traditional, top-of-the-range dishes with meticulous presentation at La Ciboulette
 (Included)
🍷 Wine will be included at this meal, but additional wines will be offered at an additional cost.
🏨 Overnight stay and breakfast in a charming hotel in Beaune (Currently targetting Hotel Abbaye de Maizieres)

Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus Premier Cru 2016 Front Label

Monday 22nd:  Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny - Route des Grand Crus

🗺️Full-day private guided tour of the "Côte de Nuits" wine region - Drive and tour with a local expert and see the local villages of Vosne-Romanée, along the "Route des
Grands Crus" and the renowned vineyards of the Côte de Nuits producing world-famous AOC wines (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée): Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny. Above all the highly regarded wine Romanée-Conti.  

We stop in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin “The KING of Burgundy wines” - and visit the cellars of a wine estate steeped in family history! 

Included: Transport, Driving tour, tasting, oenological expert
🍽️ We will stop in town and have time for Lunch - Not included
🍽️ Dinner is on your own or you can select to join our (organized and additional) dinner at 
La Dilettante 

2018 Joseph Roty Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Fonteny [Future Arrival] -  The Wine Cellarage

Tuesday 23rd:  Day in Beaune

🚶 After a restful morning - we walk to a Private Cooking Class in Beaune
🍽️ This morning make your way independently to meet a chef and wine connoisseur in Beaune for a full day of exploring, cooking, and tasting designed to introduce you to the delightful gastronomic culture of the region. Highlights include a two-hour hands-on cooking class in an atelier kitchen, a Crément apéritif (local Champagne) followed by a four-course menu including a Burgundian wine pairing hand-selected.
Everyone will don an apron, standing behind their cutting board as the chef talks through the day’s menu. She will explain and demonstrate the classic French culinary techniques used in each recipe, from sautéing to searing to sauce-making, and then everyone will get to work prepping the ingredients and participating in the hands-on cooking class.
🍽️ Once the cooking is done, aprons will come off, and it's time to taste the traditional dishes that you prepared (AKA - LUNCH)
🗺️ Following our Lunch - we will arrange for an optional tour.
🍽️ Dinner is on your own or you can select to join our (organized and additional) dinner at Ma Cuisine 

     Hospices de Beaune - What To Know BEFORE You Go | Viator
Hospices de Beaune or Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune

Wednesday 24th:  Puligny Montrachet - Meursault - Pommard - the Electric Bike Tour

🚴‍♀️Full-day private electric bike tour through the Côte de Beaune AOC vineyards
🗺️Discover by bike the terroir and vineyards of the Côte de Beaune!
Bike in the vineyards through the "Climat" of Bourgogne and discover the wine and soil of this region. You will cycle through the most prestigious vineyards in the world and admire authentic and traditional landscapes, shaped by man for several centuries. Between castles, estates and vineyards, this ride is commented on and animated by your guide, a professional of cycling and wine.  
🍽️ Lunch break at a traditional restaurant or outside with a picnic according to the weather (
lunch included, drinks not included). You will then continue your journey back to Beaune with a stop at Pommard for another tasting.  You'll go through some of the most beautiful landscapes of Burgundy and well-known little villages such as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, etc. 
🍷 A special winery visit is being arranged in Puligny - Upon conclusion of the tour and tasting, you will be transferred to your hotel in Beaune.

You need your comfortable shoes, comfortable clothes, water bottle, sunscreen, camera and sunglasses

🍽️ Dinner is on your own or you can select to join our (organized and additional) dinner at Lazare Carnot

Thursday 25th: Depart Beaune - Visit Beaujolais

🚗 Private transfer from Beaune to Lyon with a stop at a Château in Beaujolais
A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation and drive you safely to Lyon
Note: We may impose maximum baggage limits. If you have more that 1+1 luggage, please let us know so we can provide you with the appropriate vehicle.
🍷 Private tour of the wine cellars of the Château with a picnic basket lunch
🗺️ Explore the wine region of Beaujolais by discovering the history and uncovering the secrets of the vinification and maturation of wines. Take a guided tour of the winery and cellars followed by a wine tasting accompanied by cold cuts and cheese.
🍽️ Savor a wide range of the Chateau's wines along with a scrumptious picnic basket put together in Juliénas. The basket consists of an amuse-bouche, a fresh appetizer, the main course, and a dessert. What a delightful way to enjoy your lunch in between the beautiful vineyards!

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Bienvenue à Lyon, the “culinary capital of France”
Lyon is an important cultural and historical center with unique geography; the city started flourishing as a Roman colony between the Rhone and the Saône rivers. The Croix-Rousse district is one of the most unique features of the city and was one of the reasons why the city was once known as the “silk capital of the world”, as the Croix-Rousse hill was home to the silk workers of the city up till the 19th century.
The 15th-century Romanesque-Gothic style Lyon Cathedral and the Croix-Rousse district of the city have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the treasury within the cathedral is a listed French National Monument. The Presqu'ile is at the heart of Lyon and occupies the area between the two rivers. During day time the area between Place Bellecour and Place des Terraux is wonderful for shopping, with all the big names and lots of interesting boutiques and designer shops.

The architectural highlights continue on the other side of the Saône river. The Romanesque-Byzantine Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which is probably the most spectacular and dominating landmark of the city, the Church of Saint-Just, Le Chevet de la Basilica, the Ancient Roman Theater, and the Metallic Tower of Fourvière, which is one of the most famous landmarks of Lyon, are all in this region.
One of the titles of Lyon is “culinary capital of France”. Lyon is famous for its gastronomy and offers some of the best French culinary delicacies. Furthermore, Lyon is located between two of the best wine-producing regions in France, the Cotes du Rhône and the Beaujolais. Be it the rejuvenating Beaujolais red wine or local delicacies like salade Lyonnaise, andouille, and marrons glace, you will find plenty to stimulate your taste buds among an extensive choice of restaurants.
Lyon also has a very old tradition of “trompe l'œil” mural art: the art of creating the optical illusion of a three-dimensional scene, which can really take you by surprise.

Dinner is on your own or you can select to join an Organized and Additional Dinner at one of Lyons great venues - we will select wines from the great wine lists of Lyon

Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2021

Friday 26th:  Lyon

🍷 Private Guided Tour of Lyon, from the Presqu'ile to Old Lyon
On either side of the Saône River, take a guided tour to discover two districts with very different atmospheres. On the left bank of the Saône, the Presqu'île, the heart of Lyon where superb squares like Bellecour, the Célestins, the Jacobins are next to luxury boutiques, restaurants and remarkable monuments such as the Théâtre des Célestins.
On the right bank, you'll find Vieux-Lyon, a colorful Renaissance district with narrow cobbled streets lined with Renaissance hotels and pierced by traboules.
This is an ideal route to soak up the atmosphere and the art of living in Lyon, from past to present. From the main streets to the Renaissance alleys, relive the great periods of Lyon's history.
🍽️ Lunch is on your own - and time is provided for you to enjoy Lyon.
7pm (approx.)
🍽️ Farewell Dinner in Lyon (Restaurant is Michelin Recommended) (included)

Saturday 27th:  Lyon

Trip comes to an end - those continuing with us to Bordeaux (Click here) can enjoy Lyon and depart with the group on Sunday (additional Room Night Needed)

If your trip is complete - you can train or fly from the airport in Lyon. 

*Final list of wineries, restaurants, hotels may change based on size of group, and availability.

About

IAN BLACKBURN

I discovered the wine industry while working with Chef’s Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal in the top dining rooms of Los Angeles. My passion redirected my career from restaurants/hotels to vineyards and wine-education. Now with over 25-years of experience hosting events; leading trips around the wine world; I published a wine book; produced my own wine called Beekeeper Cellars and sat for the difficult Master of Wine Exam! Today, I am considered one of the region's best wine educators and work for my 20,000 followers (follow me), visiting vineyards and wine regions and produce over 100 wine classes and events a year for my businesses and my team. 

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