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Grand Burgundy Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 4 people
Destination(s): France  
Specialty Categories: Barging  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2800 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: You will be met at the location of your choice in Dijon by your driver/guide around midday. We will drive to your charming hotel to leave your luggage and then it will be time for a much anticipated lunch. The rest of the afternoon will be for you to discover this wonderful town.

Day 2: This morning we will leave Dijon driving south along the magical "Cotes de Nuits" wine region. Our route will take us through world famous villages such as Gevrey Chambertin, Vougeot, Nuits St Georges, Aloxe Corton and the Romanee Conti vineyard. After lunch you will have plenty time to discover the picturesque town of Beaune with a Hospice and a little wine tasting before your dinner in town, where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Meursault is an other famous and beautiful village we will see during our scenic morning drive though the ''Cote de Beaune''. We will arrive at the very impressive Château de la Rochepot standing on it's rocky peak since the 13th century. Next on our itinerary is lunch in a charming restaurant in Nolay where you will discover a unique 14th century covered market place. In the afternoon we will go to Autun, a very attractive place to visit. The town was once an incredibly active and lively centre in the Roman Empire.

Day 4: After a wonderful lunch together in a local restaurant we will drive to Chalon sur Saone to visit the picturesque shopping area. Later, we will go all the way down to the popular riverside town of Tournus with its famous Romanesque Abbey Church of St. Philibert and quaint shops, a great place to spend a peaceful night.

Day 5: Today we are going to discover the Bresse region famous for it’s premium quality chicken. On the way we will discover many beautiful farm houses and will stop to have lunch in Bourg en Bresse. We will then take time to discover the historical centre with it's medieval timber homes with Renaissance facades. And of course, a visit to the Royal Monastery of Brou is a must. Our memorable day will end in Macon, a charming place to enjoy a beautiful evening.

Day 6: Today is filled with an astonishing scenic drive through back roads to discover hidden hills and villages of this southern wine countryside. We will visit the town of Cluny, the fancy Château of Cormatin and it's beautiful gardens, Chapaize church built in the 11th century and Brancion, a romantic 13th century village perched on a hilltop. With our heads full of unforgettable images we will drive back north to spend the night close to the Canal du Centre.

Day 7: After breakfast we will drive down to Le Creusot where you will find the popular and widely used TGV train station enabling quick access to your next destination.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 6 nights accommodation in charming country inns or authentic private homes
- All breakfasts
- All lunches with wine
- Transport in luxury mini van
- Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide.

Price Excludes:
- Airfare
- Other meals and alcoholic beverages not mentioned in program
- Any other options, tips, personal expenses or luggage handling
- Insurance
- Optional Paris transfer.