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COMO Le Montrachet

Burgundy with COMO Le Montrachet: Wine regions of France no-fly holiday

6-day no-fly holiday from £4,550 pp

Summary

Short description

A no-fly journey to one of France's most historic wine regions

Highlights

  • Enjoy a hands-on chef-led cooking class followed by a wine and food pairing lunch
  • Experience a full day immersive Cote de Beaune tour of the Premier and Grand Cru wineries
  • Visit the Côte de Nuits and its vineyards paired with wine tasting

In Brief

  • 1 Night Paris
  • 4 Nights Puligny-Montrachet

About

Recommended for:
City | Food & wine | History & culture | Independent tour | No-fly | Rail holidays | Spa

Handpicked by our specialists, this itinerary takes you from Paris to the wine-lovers paradise of Burgundy without the need to fly or drive. Included transfers and rail journeys see you to each city, and a host of included tours let you explore the best of France's iconic wine country throughout. Visit the Grand-Cru White Burgundy estates and vineyards, enjoying a luxury stay in the village square of Puligny-Montrachet. Along the way, taste delicious varietals direct from the source alongside gastronomic delights at the end of the day.


Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Paris

Your journey begins with a Eurostar hop across the Channel, travelling from London’s St Pancras International to Gare du Nord in the heart of Paris.  On arrival, you’ll transfer to your city-centre hotel – a boutique spa retreat dripping in Parisian sophistication, ideally positioned for you to make the most of your stay in the city of lights. Once you've settled in, take a stroll along the banks of the Seine, pause for coffee in Montmartre or dine in style at your hotel or one of Paris's esteemed restaurants. Our specialists can help you with recommendations if required.

Stay: Hotel Bowmann, Paris (Deluxe)

Day 2
Paris to Puligny-Montrachet

Today, you'll make your own way to Gare de Paris Bercy to board a regional train to Chagny, deep in the Burgundy wine region. A private transfer will see you to your accommodation, a boutique hotel overlooking the magnificent vineyards surrounding the village of Puligny-Montrachet. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps seeking out the white Burgundy wine unique to the region.

Stay: COMO Le Montrachet, Burgundy, France (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Côte de Beaune – Cooking Class

Today, you'll be taken from your hotel to meet the chef at her home to experience a true hands-on cooking class followed by a food and wine paired lunch of seven to eight wines. You will start cooking a whole menu from scratch, including amuse-bouche, starter, main course and dessert. The chef will start serving sparkling wines by noon. During the lunch, the chef will explain about Burgundy wines, terroirs and winemakers. She will also introduce you to the basics of the art of food and wine pairing.

Stay: COMO Le Montrachet, Burgundy, France (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 4
Côte de Beaune Grand-Cru Vineyards

Today you'll immerse yourself in everything this region is famous for with a full day Côte de Beaune tour. You'll be taken from your hotel to the Meursault vineyards for a private tour, and private cellar tour followed by tasting of the eight most prestigious Premier Cru wines from the most well-known producers. Your guide will then explain the unique landscape of Montrachet and its Grand Cru wines before a wine and lunch pairing at the most well known Maison in Puligny-Montrachet, seven wines will be tasted with three courses.

After lunch continue to Aloxe-Corton on the plains of Cote d’Or escarpment, on the northern side of the Côte de Beaune region with a tasting of another six wines including three Grand Crus. Finally, visit one of the oldest houses of wine in Beaune – unofficial capital of Bourgogne wine country – where there is an opportunity for tasting another six specially selected wines.

Stay: COMO Le Montrachet, Burgundy, France (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 5
Côte de Nuits tasting

Your private driver and guide will collect you and whisk you to the most well-known vineyards of Nuits-Saint-Georges, a lively town with a centuries-old history of winemaking, giving its name to the Côte de Nuits. Most of the wines grown are Pinot Noir, but there are some plots planted with Chardonnay. The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Bourgogne’s most famous wine-brotherhood, was founded here in 1934. Your visit includes a tour, before tasting three Premier Cru and two Grand Cru wines.

It's then onwards to Gevrey-Chambertin, another famous wine-making village in the Côte de Nuits noted for Grand Cru wines. You will enjoy a lunch and wine pairing with a traditional Bourguignon menu at one of the top five domaines. Your driver will then take you back to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the facilities and relax.

Stay: COMO Le Montrachet, Burgundy, France (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 6
Puligny-Montrachet to UK

This morning you'll be transferred to Chagny to board your train travelling directly to Paris and then Eurostar on your return journey to the UK.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

6-day no-fly holiday
from £4,550 pp

Deluxe

Low Season

from £4,550 pp.

High Season

from £5,230 pp.

Includes

  • Return Eurostar rail travel between London St Pancras and Paris Gare du Nord stations in Standard Premier Class
  • 1 night accommodation in Paris on a BB basis
  • Regional train from Paris Gare de Bercy to Chagny
  • Return private transfers between Chagny station and Puligny Montrachet
  • 4 nights accommodation at COMO Le Montrachet in Puligny Montrachet on a BB basis
  • Côte de Beaune - Full Day Wine visit 
  • Côte de Nuits - Half Day Wine visit
  • Half day chef lead cooking class with wine and food pairing menu in Cote de Beune*

* on Wednesdays and Saturdays it is possible to meet the chef at the market in Beune prior to the cooking class experience

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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