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Northern Burgundy

April 22 - 29, 2025

12-24

Guests

8 / 7

Days / Nights

15

Meals

Experience quintessential French culture during this 8-day journey through the legendary region of Burgundy. Home to rich culinary and winemaking traditions, a fascinating history, and some of the most sought-after wines in the world, Burgundy is a region of charming villages and prized terroir surrounded by peaceful countryside.

Visit

Château du Clos de Vougeot, built by Cistercian monks in the 12th century and home to one of the region’s famous grand cru vineyards

Explore

the aristocratic city of Dijon and the walled city of Beaune once inhabited by dukes and medieval monks

Discover

the climats of Burgundy on the slopes of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 1

Arrival & Welcome Dinner

Land in the Lyon Airport where an Experi driver will be waiting in the Arrivals area to greet you and transport you north to our accommodations in the heart of Burgundy. Upon arrival in Dijon, take time to relax and unwind. We’ll kick things off this evening, gathering for an aperitif and introductions followed by a short walk to a nearby restaurant where we’ll sit down to a freshly prepared Welcome Dinner showcasing the flavors of the region.

Dinner

Overnight at Grand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon

Day 2

Dijon

After breakfast, join an expert local guide for a walking tour to discover the highlights of Dijon, capital city of the Burgundy region and home to powerful dukes during the 14th and 15th centuries. As one of the few French cities spared from major destruction during World War II, Dijon offers a well-preserved architectural heritage that reflects the town’s rich history. Following the tour, we’ll visit the Cave de la Cité for a tasting of local wines and light lunch. The afternoon and evening are open to continue getting acquainted with this lively pedestrian-friendly city. You might want to explore the newly opened Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin de Dijon with its immersive exhibitions and shops dedicated to French gastronomy.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Grand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon

Day 3

Côte de Nuits - Vosne-Romanée

After breakfast, we’ll begin our exploration of the region, venturing south of Dijon into the Côte de Nuits countryside. We’ll visit 2 family-run wine estates, where we’ll learn about the terroir and the wine-making traditions passed down through generations and have the opportunity to taste the wines. In between visits, we’ll stop in the village of Vosne-Romanée for a gourmet lunch featuring the flavors of Burgundy. Return to the property in the late afternoon for an open evening. Our Travel Director is happy to provide recommendations.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Grand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon

Day 4

Côte de Nuits

Returning to the Côte de Nuits wine route, we’ll head to the village of Aloxe Corton, famous for its Grand Crus. We’ll visit another family-managed estate for a tour, tasting, and wine-paired lunch prepared in the Burgundian tradition. This afternoon, enjoy a special visit to the Château du Clos de Vougeot, where the monks from the nearby abbey of Cîteaux began cultivating the vineyards in the 12th century, establishing the foundation for the world-famous reputation of Burgundy wines. See the ancient cellar, winepresses, and monks’ dormitory dating back to the 15th century and learn about the development of winemaking in the region. Enjoy free time in Dijon this evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Grand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon

Day 5

Côte de Beaune

After breakfast, we’ll immerse ourselves in the Côte de Beaune wine-producing district of Burgundy, driving south to Puligny Montrachet appellation to visit two prestigious estates for informative tours of their historic cellars and guided tastings of their acclaimed wines. Surrounded by vineyards, enjoy a wine-paired lunch of local flavors at the first estate before continuing to another historic château in the Meursault appellation. Return to Dijon in the late afternoon for an open evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Grand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon

Day 6

Beaune

Today we venture through pastoral countryside to the charming walled town of Beaune— wine capital of Burgundy. Meet a knowledgeable local guide for a tour of this lively town, learn about its historic past, and see its striking architectural treasures including the medieval Hôtel Dieu des Hospices de Beaune. Enjoy lunch at a local bistro featuring seasonal dishes made from premium ingredients. This afternoon, visit the Cité des Climats de Bourgogne, a modern center that explores the cultural wealth and diversity of Burgundy wines. Returning to Dijon, we’ll gather again this evening for a traditional wine-paired dinner at a nearby local restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Grand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon

Day 7

Dijon & Beaune

On our last full day in Burgundy, we’ll have an open morning to do any last-minute shopping or sightseeing and enjoy Dijon at our own pace. In the early afternoon, we’ll return to Beaune for a final afternoon of wine tasting and historic cellar visits capping off our day with a festive farewell dinner in a mansion with cellars dating back to the 18th century.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Grand Hôtel La Cloche Dijon

Day 8

Departure

 After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Lyon Airport. Still hungry for more adventure? Continue the journey with an optional four-day extension to the Northern Rhône. Bon Voyage!

Breakfast

Extend your trip

+ 4 days in the Northern Rhône

Day 8

Lyon

After breakfast, we’ll continue our journey with a private transfer south through picturesque countryside to Lyon— France’s second-largest city and the country’s gastronomical capital. Upon arrival at our accommodations, the afternoon is free to find a spot for lunch and explore the city. Have time to relax and stroll through the cobblestone lanes and medieval passageways of the Vieux Lyon filled with classical architecture and colorful shops. This evening, venture out for dinner at a nearby local restaurant. 

Dinner

Overnight at InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

Day 9

Crus des Côtes du Rhône

Today, we’ll immerse ourselves in the northern route of the Crus des Côtes du Rhône. We’ll travel along the banks of the Rhône with a knowledgeable private guide, delving into the history and geology of the area and the art of winemaking. Along the way, visit two off-the-beaten-path wine estates each day and enjoy private tours of the vineyards and cellars, as well as guided tastings from a selection of prestigious Crus. In between visits, we’ll sit down to a wine-paired lunch featuring freshly prepared regional products before continuing on our way. Returning to the property in the late afternoon, our evening is open to enjoy the offerings of Lyon.

Breakfast, Lunch 

Overnight at InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

Day 10

Vieux Lyon

After breakfast, join an expert local guide for a walking tour to discover the highlights of the Vieux Lyon. The charming cobblestone street, small shops and eateries are well worth a visit. Here you will learn about Lyon’s famous secret passages called Traboules. The afternoon is open for exploring this UNESCO World Heritage city at your own pace, strolling through the cobblestone lanes and networks of medieval passageways, and taking in the classical architecture and colorful shops.

Breakfast

Overnight at InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

Day 11

Depart

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Lyon Airport for return flights home. Au revoir!

Breakfast

Accommodations

InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu_9

The Fine Print

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Details

Dates

Program: April 22 - 29, 2025
Extension: April 29 - May 2, 2025

Flight Information

If you would like assistance with reserving your flights, please contact us at guestservices@experi.com, and we can refer you to an air ticket travel agency.

Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Each day, whether touring a city or winery, guests should be prepared to be on their feet for multiple continuous hours. Guests should feel comfortable strolling along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Europe tends to have Old World infrastructure (narrow cobblestone streets, lack of elevators, etc.), which can leave some areas inaccessible. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities.  If your mobility is limited in any way, or if you have questions, please contact our Guest Services team at guestservices@experi.com.

Note: Group maximum is based on double occupancy. The itinerary is subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at experi.com/agreement.


Included

  • Seven nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, and transportation
  • Gratuities for travel director, local guides, drivers, porters, and included meals
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Travel Director
  • Airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals

Rates*

Classic: $7,595
Superior: $7,995
Suite: $9,095

Single Occupancy: $8,795

Extension Rates*

Classic: $3,095
Single Occupancy: $4,095

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.


Deposits

A $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 non-refundable deposit is required for extension reservations.

Travel Insurance

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Travel Terms & Conditions

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