DAY 1: PARIS to BEAUNE
Bonjour! Meet your private chauffeur in the Arrivals Hall at your inbound transit point (Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport, Gare du Nord, etc.) Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle and chauffeur conveying you to Hotel Le Cep in Beaune (3.5 hrs). Your personal Best Bottle welcome package will be waiting upon arrival at your hotel. It includes a chilled bottle of JCB Brut Rose No69 and all necessary tickets, vouchers, and other information important to your tour.
We suggest you enjoy your first day in Beaune exploring town on foot, getting a massage at Hotel Le Cep’s onsite Spa Marie De Bourgogne (not included), or dining at Loiseau Des Vignes. (not included) Located next to the Hotel Le Cep, restaurant Loiseau des Vignes has earned a Michelin star each year since 2010.
Accommodation: Hotel Le Cep (4*)
DAY 2: BEAUNE - MERCUREY - MERSAULT
Begin your day with a tasty breakfast (included) at Hotel Le Cep. Then, settle in to your luxury vehicle while your private chauffer drives you to a full day of visits and tastings with the in-house wine expert from the Boisset House.
Morning: Visit and tasting at Domaine Antonin Rodet in Mercurey (Rully 1er Cru, Mercurey 1er cru, St Véran, Santenay 1er cru, Maranges).
Afternoon: Visit and tasting at Domaine Ropiteau in Meursault (Meursault 1er Cru, Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru, Puligny Montrachet, St Romain).
Accommodation: Hotel Le Cep (4*)
DAY 3: BEAUNE - MERSAULT - NUITS-st-GEORGE - VOUGEOT
Begin your second day in Burgundy with a tasty breakfast (included) at Hotel Le Cep. Then, settle in to your luxury vehicle while your private chauffeur drives you to another full day of tastings with the in-house wine expert from the Boisset House.
Morning: Visit and tasting at Domaine Bouchard Aîné et Fils in Beaune (ex: Beaune 1er cru, Pommard 1er cru, Corton-Charlemagne, Volnay 1er cru, Corton Grand Cru).
Afternoon: Visit and tasting at Domaine Jean-Claude Boisset in Nuits-st-Georges. Exclusive visit of Mr Boisset's cave (ex: Chablis Grand Cru, Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru, Morey Saint Denis 1er cru, Vosne Romanée, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Musigny Grand Cru, Clos de Vougeot).
End of afternoon: Visit and tasting at La Maison at Vougeot.
Accommodation: Holet Le Cep (4*)
DAY 4: BEAUNE
Begin your day with a tasty breakfast (included) at Hotel Le Cep.
In the epicurean center at the heart of historic Beaune, your gourmet cooking experience celebrates the connection between the farmer and the cook through hands-on cooking classes and market tours.
Founded in 2008 by mother-daughter duo, Marjorie and Kendall, this program offers hands-on market tours and cooking classes throughout the year with the goal of educating local and international visitors about seasonal ingredients, classic French cooking techniques, and Burgundy’s wine capital.
The program includes a market tour, hands-on cooking class and five-course lunch. A complimentary wine tasting at AP Wine is paired with the menu. However, guests are welcome to purchase a special bottle from the wine shop or bring a favorite bottle of their own. You will meet your guide and chef in the morning to explore the local market where you will select the ingredients for the cooking class. As the class begins, crisp white aprons accompany a glass of chilled crémant, the region’s sparkling wine, in celebration of the bounty of Burgundy.
The menu is seasonal and market-inspired and highlights the small artisan food producers of the region. You will prepare lunch together and learn classic techniques you can use at home. After the cooking class, you will sit down for the long French lunch, in celebration of Burgundy. You will learn the secrets of shopping and cooking as the French do, cooking with the seasons and enjoy a convivial lunch with other like-minded people.
DAY 5: BEAUNE to PARIS
Begin your day with a tasty breakfast (included) at Hotel Le Cep then set off for the luminous European jewel, Paris. You will transfer from Beaune to Dijon in a chauffered private vehicle then board the TGV train to Paris. Upon arrival in Paris you will be met by a chauffered private car to take you to the Hotel de Senat. The journey will take approximately 2.5 hrs.
This evening you will dine at the restaurant Eiffel Tower 58, located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. During this dinner, you will have an exceptional view of Paris and its spectacular architecture. Dinner includes an aperitif, a three-course meal, a coffee and your choice of either a 1/2 bottle of wine, mineral water (50cl), a beer or soda. Chef Alain Soulard offers exquisite French cuisine that is sure to please your tastebuds. Transport to/from Eiffel Tower not included.
DAY 6: Paris
After a tasty breakfast (included) at Hotel Le Senat we suggest a leisurely stroll through the gardens of the nearby Luxembourg Palace (1 block away). When ready, step into your chauffeured private vehicle for a ride to your point of departure. (Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport, Gare du Nord, etc.)
Trip Terms & Conditions
•Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
•Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
•Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
•Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
•Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
•Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
•Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.
* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.