Travel to Champagne for VIP tastings at exclusive Champagne houses, including a very special private tour
and tasting of the latest Dom Perignon vintage at Moët and Chandon.
Enjoy private tastings at some of the most prestigious estates of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, including Premier and Grand Crus in legendary appellations like Vosne Romanée, Chambertin, and Meursault.
Discover Burgundy’s rich cultural heritage in the medieval city of Beaune with its beautiful Renaissance architecture and famous Hotel Dieu (famous for the Hospices de Beaune), and at the historic Chateau de Clos de Vougeot, where winemaking began in this region.
This luxurious voyage includes exceptional dining and beautiful, first-class accommodations.
An unforgettable wine and food vacation for the discerning wine lover!
NOTE We include only top-quality wine chateaux and estates in our programs. Once you book your program with us, we will contact the estates to determine which are available. If there are specific chateaux or estates you would like to visit, please let us know, and we will contact your preferences first when arranging visits and tastings for you.
Arrive in the morning on your own in Reims, the “capital” of the Champagne region, where you’ll visit the spectacular Reims Cathedral, where the Kings of France were crowned for 800 years.
Visit one of the best major Champagne houses in Reims: Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Ruinart, Taittinger or Mumm. You’ll visit their majestic cellars, most dating back to Roman times with huge chalk pits and miles of galleries; then enjoy a tasting of their fine champagnes and some time for shopping in their boutique.
Enjoy a lovely lunch at a casual local bistrot in the heart of Reims.
This afternoon, you’ll travel into the beautiful champagne vineyards to visit one of the top boutique Champagne houses, like Tarlant, Billecart Salmon, or Vilmart (these visits are usually with the winemaker him or herself).
Check-in late afternoon to your luxury Relais and Chateau member hotel, Chateau Hotel Les Crayeres conveniently located in Reims.
We suggest a delicious dinner at your hotel’s excellent casual restaurant, Le Jardin.
Meals T, L, T
Grand Crus of The Côtes des Blancs
Experience the finest (and loveliest) wine-growing region of Champagne, the Côte des Blancs (“hillsides of the whites”), which are covered with Chardonnay grapes.
Visit and taste at two of the finest boutique producers of the Côtes des Blancs, like Champagne Gimmonet or Varnier-Fanniere.
There will be time for lunch enroute to the charming hilltop village of Hautvillers. Visit the abbey and tomb of Dom Perignon, the famous monk
known for his contributions to the development of champagne as we know it today.
Continue to Epernay for a tour of the legendary Champagne house of Moët et Chandon. Here, you’ll have a private tour devoted to the cuvée Dom Perignon,
which is only made in the best vintage years from 100% Grand Cru grapes. A tasting of one of the finest vintages of Dom Perignon will close your visit, in a private salon with one of Moêt’s distinguished sommeliers.
Return to your hotel for an evening on your own. We suggest dinner at your hotel’s excellent gourmet restaurant Le Parc.
Meals B, T, T, T
Reims, Chablis & Burgundy
The morning is yours to discover Reims or simply relax and enjoy the amenities of your hotel.
Then head to Burgundy with a stop along the way in Chablis. Known for its dry white wines made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, these wines are among the most elegant and sought-after in France.
Continue to Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Check into the elegant 5-star Luxury Hotel Le Cep, ideally located in the centre of Beaune, around the corner from the Hôtel Dieu (Hospices).
You have the evening free tonight to enjoy this charming town and discover its great restaurants, with our suggestions.
Meals B, T
Côte de Nuits
Start your exploration of Burgundy where winemaking first began in this region, the historic Clos de Vougeot. This beautiful 13th century monastery is now owned by the famous wine brotherhood of Burgundy, the Confrérie du Tastevin.
During a fascinating guided tour of the Clos, learn how wine was made in the Middle Ages and see their massive 13th century wine presses that still work to this day!
Taste Premier and Grand Cru wines at one of the best producers of the Grand Cru appellation nearby.
Lunch will be at a charming country inn (wines included)
This afternoon includes tastings at one or two top producers of the Côtes de Nuits.
Following your tastings, enjoy a stop along the vineyards of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti to view the iconic plots of La Tache and Romanée-Conti.
This evening enjoy the charming town of Beaune and discover its great restaurants, with our suggestions.
Meals B, T, L, T, T
Côte de Beaune
Explore the Côte de Beaune today, home to the greatest Grand Cru white wine vineyards. These include the legendary Montrachet, as well as the famous appellations of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Volnay.
The Côte de Beaune is best known for its great white wines made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, perfectly suited to the limestone soils. They produce whites that are full bodied, with tremendous elegance, complexity and minerality. The reds are generally more feminine and lighter bodied, with softer tannis than in the Côte de Nuits.
Enjoy a fun and informative wine tasting lunch of delicious local specialties at a local estate, or Michelin 1* restaurant, with wines beautifully paired with your meal.
This afternoon you will have your choice of one or two more tastings in the Côte de Beaune’s most famous appellations.
Return to your hotel for an evening on your own.
Meals B, L, T, T
Check out after breakfast and make your onward journey.
Two nights Premium Room at Relais & Chateau Les Crayères, Reims
Three nights Suite Category Room at Le Cep, Beaune
Buffet breakfast daily
Two wine tasting lunches with premium wines
Admission and guided tour at the Clos de Vougeot
All VIP tours and tastings at the best estates of each region
Itinerary tailored to your preferences
Professional English-speaking local wine expert guide on touring days
Information on the regions visited and wines tasted
All local taxes
This is a private itinerary and is available all year round.
Just get in touch so we can check if your preferred dates are available.Please note that prices are indicative only, subject to availability for your travel dates and the exchange rate.
per person based on twin/double share
Two people travelling sharing one room
per person based on twin/double share
Four people travelling sharing two rooms
per person based on twin/double share
Six people travelling sharing three roomsPlease note that prices are indicative only, subject to availability for your travel dates and the exchange rate.
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