Per person sharing room from $7,860 for this eight-day sample itinerary.
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Prepare your taste buds for an almost indescribable experience. As we make our way through Burgundy’s most precious terroirs, educate your palate on the subtleties of reds and whites grown and bottled in some of the prettiest wine villages you’ve ever come across. But there’s more to this journey than magnificent wine—and excellent food. There are also a powerful Benedictine abbey and churches and remnants of Romans and French kings as we go. End in Lyon, where gastronomy rules, and the history is thick.
Winding Through the Best of Burgundy.
This is an eight-day sample itinerary. Remember that R. Crusoe can create a Burgundy journey of any length to meet your exact specifications.
Burgundy is a patchwork of tiny vineyards that give the wine its world-famous nuances.
Begin in Paris. (We suggest you take a few extra days to indulge in this, one of our favorite European cities. R. Crusoe & Son can add days for you before or after your journey through Burgundy. Just let us know.) In the town of Auxerre, meet your local guide and continue on to Chablis, which has been bottling the honey-toned elixir of the same name for centuries.
Vézelay’s ancient abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has drawn pilgrims for a thousand years or so.
Check into our first hotel in the city of Beaune, the heart of Burgundy and a wonderful old town.
Dijon is capital of the Côte d’Or, the historic capital of Burgundy, and a gorgeous city in and of itself.
In Côte de Nuits, red grapes thrive and, of course, red wines predominate. Then tour the Côte de Beaune, part of the Côte d’Or that produces generally lighter and more perfumed reds. The Côte Chalonnaise, also part of the Cote d’Or, bottles predominantly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, with some Aligoté and Gamay as well.
Tournus is one of Burgundy’s oldest monastic towns. Its outstanding abbey dates from the 11th century. Next, you have a choice: visit the Château de Cormatin or the mighty Benedictine abbey in Cluny.
On to the historic wine-growing region of Beaujolais, south of Burgundy, which relies heavily on the Gamay grape for its wine.
End in the city of Lyon. What’s here? Well, it’s home to the world’s greatest chefs, it has an old town that’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it boasts a handful of terrific museums and churches. Oh—have we mentioned the food?
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