Burgundy Delicacies: Exclusive Tastings and Culinary Adventure
Luxury | From $7,599 pp
Day by day
Day 1: Dijon - Beaune
Luxury transfer from Dijon to Beaune
A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between Dijon train station and Beaune, in a luxury vehicle.
Welcome to Beaune!
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. The former charitable almshouse was founded in 1443 and is a reference to Burgundian architecture with its enameled tile roofs. Today it is a museum with a rich selection of paintings, tapestries, and furniture.
Beaune has a large Saturday market day with about 150 stalls that fill many streets of the town and a smaller Wednesday market that is mainly fruits and vegetables and a few regional specialties, centered around the Place de la Halle. The Saturday market in Beaune is a colorful food and clothes market. Here, the market is the major event of the week, spreading from the Halles covered market to the pedestrianized area beside Beaune’s prime visitor attraction, the Hospices de Beaune. Picturesque Place de Les Halles is the main center of activity for the Saturday and Wednesday markets.
Restaurant Suggestion for lunch or dinner – Clos du Cèdre
This gourmet restaurant, recently awarded with 1 Michelin Star, welcomes you in a refined setting for an unforgettable experience. Savor the menu, which honors local producers, evolves with the seasons, and will allow you to discover the secrets of local gastronomy. You will also find the children’s menu in varieties.
Day 2: Beaune
Private Cooking Class in Beaune
This morning make your way independently to a French cooking school 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 Champagne apéritif followed by a seven-course menu including a local cheese course, and a Burgundian wine pairing hand-selected from a wine shop.
Depending on the day, visit to a favorite fromagerie and local artisan butcher or a morning Beaune market tour to gather provisions for lunch.
Everyone will don an apron, standing behind their cutting board as the chef talks through the day’s menu. They 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 you will head up to the airy third-floor dining room for a leisurely lunch. A zinc-topped table will be set for the convivial lunch in simple French fashion, next to a wall of windows overlooking the atrium below. Candles will be lit and Champagne flutes will be filled.
The menu is constantly changing, depending on the season, and is always full of new surprises from favorite artisan food producers and from cooking school’s own potager.
Day 3: Beaune
Luxury Full-Day South of Burgundy Wine Tour for Amateurs
In this full-day tour, you will learn about the concept of terroir, specifically the southern terroir, the geology of the Côte Chalonnaise, which is a natural extension of the Côte de Beaune, the unique geological phenomena of Mâconnais, the powerful role of the Cluny and Cîteaux monks, the unique history of Gamay and Aligoté, the beginnings of Crémant de Bourgogne, the work of the winemakers, and the secrets of Pouilly-Fuissé through a geosensorial tasting.
Along the Route des Grands Crus, you will discover Mercurey, Rully, Pouilly-Fuissé, Givry, Saint-Véran, and La Roche de Solutré.
You will be joined by a local guide who is an expert in Burgundy wines and is completely bilingual. Your day includes two private visits where you will taste both white and red wines and young and old vintages.
Day 4: Beaune - Pommard - Dijon
Driver at Disposal for the Day
A private driver will pick you up at your accommodation to drive you safely during the day to your various appointments. At the end of the afternoon, he will drive you back to your hotel.
Private Visit and Tasting at la Cave du Château
You will have a private tour of the cellars of Château de Beaune.
Let yourself get acquainted with Burgundy with this tour composed for the most demanding connoisseurs. Together with a wine expert, discover remarkable Burgundy wines, and learn about the history, secrets, and wines of the cellars. This is a one-of-a-kind experience with a privileged access to private areas of the cellars.
This outstanding experience in the heart of the 15th century fortress will be followed by a commented tasting of eight remarkable wines: three iconic Premiers Crus and five Grands Crus, Burgundy’s most unique rendition
Day 5: Chablis - Dijon
Luxury Full-Day Private Wine Tour of Chablis and Grand Auxerrois for Amateurs
In this full-day tour, you will learn about the specificities of Kimmeridgian soil and its influence on Chablis wines, the different facets of Chardonnay, the concept of minerality, the diversity of ‘terroirs’ in northern Burgundy through its geological complexities and a precise study of the landscape, the work of the winemakers, the uniqueness of Chablis Grands Crus and the ever important concept of climate through a geosensorial tasting.
Along the route des Grands Crus you will discover places such as Chablis, Irancy, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, Joigny, Vézelay among others.
Your will be accompanied by a bilingual guide who is an expert in Burgundy wines . Your day includes visits and two private tastings where you will discover both white and red wines and young and old vintages.
Day 6: Dijon
Luxury Transfer in Dijon
A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer from your accommodation to the train station, in a luxury vehicle.
About This Trip:
- Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
- This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
- Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.
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