A very civilised way to discover the Champagne and Burgundy regions. This leisurely itinerary includes time to explore Reims and Beaune, champagne, wine and food tastings, and the opportunity to spend some time in Paris.
– Paris 2 nights | Reims 1 night | Dijon 2 nights | Paris 1 night –
Day 1 : UK to Paris
Travel to Paris by Eurostar. You will have a private transfer to your first hotel. In the afternoon, discover the craftspeople of the Marais on a three hour guided tour. Away from the hustle and bustle of the large retailers and avenues, you will meet a few individuals and be able to learn more about their trades. Your guide will also talk you through the historical marks left by the artisans on this district.
Day 2 : Paris
This morning you will be collected from your hotel by your driver and personal guide for a five hour visit to the Palace of Versailles (with priority access), home to Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette and over 300 years of French history. On your return to the city centre, enjoy a wine tour with a professional oenologist, including a tasting at two different wine cellars.
Day 3 : Paris to Reims
Head off to Reims by train where you will be met by your private driver guide. Here you can admire the Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of the first monuments registered as UNESCO World Heritage. Reims offers the most important example in France of an entire town in the architectural style of the 1920s. After lunch, head over to the cellars of the prestigious Domaine Pommery, which date back to the Gallo-Roman era. Your guided visit of the cellars will allow you to learn about different winemaking techniques as well as the history of the brand, before a tasting.
Day 4 : Reims to Dijon
After breakfast, you will be driven to Dijon where you will meet with your guide to start a 6 hour discovery of Cote de Nuit including visits to family Estate wineries for unique and personal tastings, as well as a scenic tour around Beaujolais.
Day 5 : Dijon
Today, enjoy a scenic discovery of Cote de Beaune. This six hour tour again includes visits to family Estate wineries for tours and tastings in this internationally renowned region.
Day 6 : Dijon to Paris
Discover the beauty of of South Burgundy. Extending through 64 villages and covering more than 500km, the Maconnais-Beaujolais wine road enables you to discover Romanesque churches, chateaux, museums and typical Maconnais wine-growers houses. Lunch can be taken in a local restaurant and you will be transferred back to Dijon station for your return to Paris by train late in the day.
Day 7 : Paris to UK
After a morning at leisure, you will have a private transfer to the railway station, before taking the Eurostar back to the UK.