Welcome to Burgundy

Two great French passions, wine and food, come together here in a particularly enticing way. Burgundy's vineyards have been granted Unesco World Heritage status in recognition of the region's centuries-old history of viticulture and the remarkable diversity of its winegrowing terroir (land).

Burgundy's four départements (Côte d'Or, Yonne, Saône-et-Loire and Nièvre) are a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. You can cycle through venerable vineyards, hike the wild reaches of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan, glide along tranquil waterways in a canal boat, or float above it all in a hot-air balloon.

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$148.43 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Burgundy Small-Group Wine Tour, Côte de Beaune, from Dijon

Meet your guide in the morning near the train station in Dijon and take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan. Then, head off into rural Burgundy — where lush vineyards line the rolling hillsides. Along the way, admire sweeping views over the Corton Grand Cru region in beautiful Côte de Beaune. First, explore the pretty town of Beaune as your guide sheds light on the region’s winemaking traditions and history. Stroll along winding, cobbled streets where life ticks past at a relaxing pace, and soak up the atmosphere in this impossibly beautiful corner of central France. Next, visit the cellars of a local boutique winery, where a variety of vintages lie slowly maturing in gigantic oak barrels. Sample some of the delicate Premier Cru and Grand Cru red and white wines in production at the winery, and gain insight into the complex flavors in your glass. Explore Beaune further at your leisure during free time, and maybe try other local produce such as blackcurrant liquor, spiced honey cake or aniseed candy. Perhaps visit La Moutarderie Fallot (own expense) — where delicious Burgundy mustard is made — and sample some of the diverse mustards in production. Then, return to your starting point in Dijon to conclude your tour.

$82.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Wine Tasting - Cote de Nuits Region with Two Cellar Visits

Today you will journey through the vineyards of the Cote de Nuits wine district, traveling through the villages of Fixin, Gevrey Chambertin, Morey Saint Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanee and Nuits St Georges on the Route des Grands Crus and along small vineyard roads.Your wine specialist-guide will explain the different varieties and wine qualities as well as different tasks performed throughout the year to care for the vines, the harvest, and historical aspects of the vines and villages.The tour stops for two guided cellar visits and comprehensive wine tasting where everything you've learned throughout the day comes together.Enjoy the delights of Burgundy - one sip at a time!Hotel pickup is available, please click on 'View Additional Info' below for full list of hotels included.

$74.21 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Burgundy Wine Tasting Small-Group Tour from Dijon

Following a pickup in central Dijon, hop aboard your minibus and travel out of the city into the rolling hills of Burgundy — widely considered among France’s finest winegrowing regions. Along the way, admire sweeping views over the fertile vineyards coating the landscape. First, visit a local winery and explore the cellars with your guide. Gain insight into the winemaking process, and sample a selection of Premier Cru red and whites. Learn how to pair wines with your meals. Head onward to a second Burgundy winery and learn of the estate’s rich family history. Taste a diverse range of Pinot Noir wines, developed in harmony with the region’s rich traditions. On route back to Dijon, visit the charming village of Gevrey-Chambertin then return to central Dijon to conclude your tour.

$285.43 Day Trips & Excursions

North Burgundy and Chablis Wine Tasting Tour from Paris

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Wine Truck Paris, Paris, Ile-de-FranceMeet your Sommelier in central Paris at 7:50 a.m. After a 1.50 hours of safe drive in a deluxe air-conditionning comfortable van with max 8 people, you will arrive to your first stop in the best vineyards of Chablis. You will learn about french wine labels, "terroirs", Burgundy grapes varieties and also about the epic history of the Knights Templar and Cistercians monks.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Office de Tourisme du Pays Chablisien, Chablis, Yonne, Bourgogne-Franche-ComteAfter going to the vineyard area, you will visit the beautiful medieval town of Chablis and walk through ancient houses and narrow streets. Your Sommelier will take you to a local bakery where you will taste a local specialty. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Route des Grands Crus, Bourgogne-Franche-ComteYou will then head to a typical village of Burgundy, where ancient grapes varieties are still grown. You will enjoy your second tasting during a wine,cheese and meet pairing lunch at a family-run producer. After lunch break, your sommelier will drive you through the vineyards area to another Burgundy appellations famous for its great Pinot Noir wines.Duration: 4 hours

$82.20 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Burgundy Small-Group Wine and Cheese-Tasting Tour from Dijon

Your half-day, small-group crash course in French wine and cheese begins with pickup by air-conditioned minivan in central Dijon. Relax on a leisurely ride through the French countryside. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about Burgundy’s wines and cheese, this is a great introduction.Learn from your guide about Burgundian wines like pinot noir and the importance of terroir with a Côte de Nuits vineyard tour. Visit classic wine-producing villages and see some of the region’s historic memorials during the scenic ride. Note the castle-like buildings, vineyards, and quaint signs with grape bunches marking the Route des Grands Crus (Route of Great Wines). Follow your wine specialist into a caveau, or wine cellar, to try sips of the wines as you learn about them. Toward the end of the tour, sample a delicious plate of local artisanal cheeses paired with two wines from the Côte de Nuits. The cheeses sampled might include such standouts as Epoisses or Chaource, among others. Then settle in for the drive back to Dijon. If you weren’t a Francophile before this tour, you’re sure to be one by the end.

$455.55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Avignon and Provence Day Trip from Paris by TGV Train

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Palais des Papes, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurUpon arrival in Avignon, head to the Popes’ Palace (Palais des Papes), one of Europe’s largest Gothic palaces and part of the UNESCO World Heritage site known as the ‘Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge.’ Tour the palace independently, listening to recorded narration about how Avignon became the City of Popes. Pass By: Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Gard, Occitanievisit Pont du Gard, a World Heritage–listed Roman aqueduct, one of the best-preserved of its kind. Enjoy a bit of free time here to take photos and admire the postcard-perfect setting !Pass By: Paris City Vision, Paris, Ile-de-FranceTake the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Provence on this day trip that includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites in Avignon and more. As you soak up the beauty of one of France’s most loved regions, learn about its historical significance at places like St Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, the Pont du Gard and Avignon’s famous Popes’ Palace. Pass By: Casa Natale Di Nostradamus, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurStop for a photo op of the Roman ruins Les Antiques at St Rémy de Provence, where Nostradamus was born, and then head to Les Baux de Provence, a medieval village perched on a rocky cliff more than 800 feet (245 meters) in the air. Take a walking tour of the village on your own, exploring its historical buildings and market stalls where you can purchase souvenirs like perfume and olive oil.