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Burgundy & Jura

This captivating 8-day tour through the enchanting regions of Burgundy and Jura promises an exquisite journey through France’s rich cultural and culinary tapestry. The adventure begins in Burgundy, renowned for its prestigious vineyards and historic landmarks. Explore the picturesque vineyards of the Côte d’Or, indulging in wine tastings at renowned estates and savoring gastronomic delights in charming villages. Transitioning to Jura introduces a new palette of landscapes and flavors. This region, celebrated for its unique wines and artisanal cheeses, offers a refreshing change. Explore the Jura Mountains, visiting quaint villages such as Arbois and Château-Chalon, and enjoying the outdoors. Try exquisite local specialties, while reflecting on the experienced cultural immersion, making this tour an unforgettable odyssey through the heart of French terroir. This itinerary can be changed and adapted to your liking. It is a great choice for families traveling with children, for couples seeking a romantic escape and for all nature lovers, wine lovers, and gourmets out there. 

08 Days – From £1,500 per person 

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Burgundy and Jura regions off the beaten track

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double/twin room
  • Accommodation with breakfast (upgrades to superior hotels and chateaux possible)
  • 10-day car-hire: vintage car with manual transmission (full tank at pick-up, insurance, technical assistance) 
  • App with GPS
  • Car delivery to the door of your hotel 
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • 24/7 assistance in English during your trip
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International & Domestic Flights / Train Ticket 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the description
  • Additional kms
  • Photographer, Guide, Driver (can be arranged on request)

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to book the flights yourself, use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. The starting point can be Troyes or Geneva. Fly to any of the Paris airports then travel by train from Paris. The trip can be done the other way around, arriving from Switzerland.

Send us a message on WhatsApp (+44 7 308 449 233) or email us at explore@boutiquetravelexperts.com to check availability, discuss your preferences and get a quote.

This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor it to suit your plans by changing the length of the trip or the order of activities. More days can be added. 

The best time to visit the Burgundy and Jura is from April to November. A special time is end of September to mid October when the autumn colours cover the vineyards.

Day 1 - Northern Burgundy

Today is all about northern Burgundy. Begin your day exploring the medieval alleyways with cute half-timbered houses in Troyes. Then, head to the vineyards of Chablis, on the way stopping at the natural spring with transparent waters of Fosse Dionne in Tonnerre (1 hour). Explore the intriguing Hotel-Dieu, a historic hospital with a stunning timbered roof. Next, visit the vineyards of Domaine Laroche (17 min) or Domaine William Fèvre for a wine dining experience, immersing in the world of Chardonnay. Finish the day in the medieval town of Auxerre (20 min). Visit the impressive cathedral in the vibrant old town. Enjoy dinner at a traditional Burgundian restaurant. Overnight at Château de Ribourdin.

Fosse Dionne in Tonnerre

Day 2 - Medieval Villages

Start your day in Noyers-sur-Serein (35 min), a medieval gem surrounded by lush landscapes. Wander through the cobblestone streets adorned with wooden houses. Next, head to Vezelay (40 min), a UNESCO World Heritage site, hosting the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the terraces, while strolling through the charming streets, lined with artisan boutiques. Savour regional specialties for lunch. In the afternoon, venture to Fontenay Abbey (1 hour), a UNESCO-listed Cistercian monastery founded in the 12th century. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of this well-preserved abbey, surrounded by gardens and reflective ponds. Overnight at Le Prieuré de Buffon.

Yellow rose flowers in the medieval village of Vezelay in France

Day 3 - Heart of Burgundy

Start your day in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain (20 min), a medieval village with preserved architecture. Anis de Flavigny candies are produced here. Visit the 8th-century abbey and explore the charming squares. Next, head to Semur-en-Auxois (20 min), a charming fortified town with a cute old town. Wander through the fairy-tail streets and stop for a coffee in the charming cafes. Then, continue to Saulieu (30 min), a gastronomic hub in the heart of Burgundy. Indulge in a gourmet meal savoring local specialties such as Burgundy snails or Charolais beef. Reflect upon the visited cultural sites – what a marvelous discovery! Overnight at Tour d’Auxois.

Semur-en-Auxois

Day 4 - Chateauneuf & Dijon

After breakfast, proceed to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois (40 min) a beautifully preserved medieval village perched on a hilltop. Explore the cobblestone streets, visit the castle and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Capture the charm of the area before heading towards Dijon (40 min), the capital of Burgundy. Explore the historic center, including the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, the well-known Owl’s Trail, and the Notre-Dame de Dijon Cathedral. Delight in the vibrant atmosphere of Dijon’s streets, lined with shops, cafes, and cultural attractions. Savor a delicious lunch, tasting the famous Dijon mustard in its birthplace. Overnight at Maison Philippe Le Bon.

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois in France

Day 5 - Route des Grands Crus

Begin your day at the iconic Clos de Vougeot (30 min), a historic vineyard and winery in the heart of the Côte de Nuits. Explore the centuries-old Cistercian winery, stroll through the vineyards, and learn about the wine-making process. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Burgundy wine, culminating in a wine tasting experience featuring the renowned Pinot Noir varietal. Continue to Beaune (25 min), a charming town known for its medieval architecture and vibrant wine culture. Visit the Hospices de Beaune, a 15th-century charitable institution with a distinctive multi-colored roof. Explore the cobbled streets, browse local shops, and enjoy lunch. Overnight at Hotel Villa Louise.

Red Wine Grapes in France

Day 6 - Jura

Today head to Pesmes (1 hour), a hidden medieval gem with preserved half-timbered houses and a picturesque old town. Stroll through the narrow streets, visit the castle and appreciate the tranquility of this charming place. Next, visit the hilltop village of Château-Chalon (1 hour), overlooking the Jura vineyards. Taste a unique, highly regarded yellow wine, Vin Jaune, at one of the local cellars. Conclude your day in Baume-les-Messieurs (17 min), a stunning village nestled in a cirque surrounded by cliffs. Visit the Benedictine abbey and the charming square. Walk to the awe-inspiring Reculée de Baume, a natural amphitheater carved by the river. Enjoy a peaceful evening in this picturesque setting. Overnight at Le Relais de la Perle.

Vineyard

Day 7 - Waterfalls of Jura

Today visit Arbois (35 min), a picturesque town in the heart of Jura known for its vineyards and charming atmosphere. Visit the Maison Pasteur, where the famous scientist Louis Pasteur spent his childhood. Next, travel to Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne (30 min), a small village surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills. Visit the Source du Lison, a mesmerizing waterfall where the Lison River emerges from an underground cave. Enjoy the Jura’s stunning landscapes. Next, venture to the Source de la Loue (40 min), another breathtaking cascade where the Loue River emerges from a cliff. Enjoy the scenic beauty. Overnight at Au fil de Lods.

Source du Lison in Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne in France

Day 8 - Departure

After breakfast, enjoy a walk in Lods, a picturesque village nestled in a loop of the Loue River. Admire the well-preserved medieval architecture, including the charming houses and bridges that span the river.  Then, visit Ornans (15 min), a charming town nestled along the Loue River. Explore the birthplace of the renowned painter Gustave Courbet, where his childhood home is now a museum showcasing his works. Then, drop the car off at GVA Airport (2 hours) and take your flight. Alternatively, fly to Marseille or Nice and explore Provence. Alternatively, fly to Toulouse and make your way to Perpignan, then discover the beautiful places all along the coast. Both programs can be adjusted according to your available time.

Horses in Jura

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