5 Day Tour. March to October
Arrive in your hotel in the Dijon area. Check-in and dinner.
Distance: about 100 km
- DAY 2 – On the Wine Route
After breakfast, leave your hotel to Dijon, where a guided visit shows you the essentials of the historical capital of the Duchy of Burgundy
, with its picturesque houses and its gothic church. After your visit, you reach a winery where you enjoy a wine tasting
, before driving along the “Wine Route
” of Burgundy to Clos of Vougeot. This famous monastery from the 11th century is one of the founder of the wine-making knowledge of the region. Further going, you cross Nuits Saint Georges known for the quality of its wines, and Corgoloin where pink marble
is extracted. Finally, you arrive in Beaune, beating heart of the Burgundy wines, where you visit the Hotel Dieu, a medieval hospital from the 15th century
, with its huge resting rooms, kitchen and apothecary.
Distance: about 280 km
- DAY 3 – Historic Burgundy
After breakfast, you first go to Vezelay, one of the most important medieval sanctuaries
, where pilgrims used to pause on their way to the South. Later, keep going to Semur-en-Auxois, a picturesque town, where you can admire a typical gothic construction
in perfect condition. Finally, see Fontenay, where you visit one of the oldest Cistercian monastery
from the 12th century, before heading back to your hotel for dinner.
Distance: about 250 km
- DAY 4 – Abbeys of Burgundy
After breakfast, head to Tournus, where you get to see the Abbey Saint Philibert
, one of the oldest and biggest construction of the region, built by monks in the 9th century. Later, visit the Abbey of Cluny from the 12th century
, which was one of the most powerful of the medieval Christian world. After your visit, go back to your hotel for dinner.
Breakfast, check-out and departure.
Our advice: Book one more day and visit Lyon, with its amazing old-town, small historical streets, beautiful cathedral, tasty specialties and silk-making factories.