We are thrilled to announce that we're launching new tours in the gastronomically rich region of Burgundy in the spring and fall of 2020. We're planning these culinary and cultural tours with relatives who live there, know the region well, and are serious foodies!
Tentative dates for these tours: April 15 to 22 and Oct. 8 to Oct. 15, 2020. If you have a group of 6-8 friends who would like to explore Burgundy with us during another week in 2020, let us know, as we could possibly offer a private tour during your desired week.
These tours will be quite active with lots of walking, some biking, and possibly a hike. Instead of staying a hotel, we would like to rent a villa, likely in Beaune, one of the most beautiful and famous towns, situated in the heart of Burgundy.
Guests would fly into Paris and take the fast train (TGV) to Dijon. We would pick you up in Dijon and then drive to Beaune, where we'd hunker down for the week.
Here's our rough plan, which will likely be tweaked before the tour, but only to create an even better tour for our wonderful guests!
Stay in large, beautiful villa in Beaune with a group of 6-8 guests. Enjoy daily excursions from there - off-the-beaten-track culinary touring and also some cultural sightseeing in Dijon, Vezelay, Pommard, and more - with local guides.
Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant as well as several outstanding local favorites
Attend 1-2 cooking and/or baking classes taught by local chefs, possibly at the house
Explore on bike at least 1-2 days or half days, depending on interest
Possible moderate-level hike of 2-3 hours
Shop at local farmers markets
Visit 2-3 local wineries to learn about the winemaking production in this legendary wine region.
Enjoy plenty of downtime to explore our town or just kick back at home - with a glass of local wine, bien sur!
Tour would include:
Accommodations for 7 nights - likely dates April 15 to 22 (guests fly from Boston April 14, arrive in Paris, France, on April 15) and Oct. 8 to 15, 2020. (Fly from Boston Oct. 7.)
All breakfasts at the house (bread, croissants, eggs, fruit, coffee, etc. provided for serve-/cook-yourself-style breakfasts)
Wine at meals and provided at the house for downtime and l’Apero
Daily excursions and tours with local guides
Transfer from Dijon train station.
Transportation during the week
Tour would not include:
Train (TGV) from Paris to Dijon - guests could take train directly to Dijon, and we would pick them up there, and then drive to Beaune, about a half-hour drive.
Any activity or snacks/drinks enjoyed separately from the group
Cost: $3,400 double, $3,900 single - as long as singles are available. (The house has limited single rooms, so they would be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.)
NOTE: If the group would prefer a hotel, we will book rooms at a hotel close to or in the center of Beaune. The overall trip cost will likely be higher to reflect the price difference.