Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
BURGUNDY PRIVATE DAY TRIP FROM PARIS
Bask in the Tradition and Heritage of Burgundy
Discover the craft of winemaking in a traditional family domain
Enjoy free time to lunch and explore your beautiful surroundings
Pick up from your accommodations
English speaking driver/guide
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€900 per group of 2-8 passengers
Approximately 13 hours
Private full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us
Pick-up and drop-off at Paris City center
- Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Travel in recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
- Small group option – maximum 8 passengers per group
- Free WiFi access on board
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
A Small Group Full Day Tour From central Paris to the Chablis Wine Producing region and Burgundy.
Burgundy region of France is one of the most prolific when it comes to history. One usually needs time to explore the Castles, villages, churches, and abbeys and of course its world famous vineyards. On this full day private tour to Burgundy from Paris we will first take you to the amazing Vezelay Basilica, a Unesco World Heritage Site, for a guided visit. Then, the rest of the day will be organized as an introduction to the local terroirs, burgundy grape varieties and of course Chablis wines. There are no red wines produced in this area.
In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Paris city center. Meet your English Speaking guide/driver who will introduce the program of the day and confirm the itinerary with you. Then board our air conditioned vehicle and begin your drive towards Burgundy. The drive from Paris to Vezelay is just over 2 hours and a half so please be ready for this. On the way, your guide will talk about the region and destination.
Arrive in Vezelay
Our first stop of the day is to visit the stunning Vezelay Abbey. Built at the end of the village, this Romanesque style Abbey, dominated by a very high Bell Tower, is famous for its unique tympanum located above the central doorway. The Capitals of the Nave, that date back to the 12th century, are among the most beautiful sculptures of the time. After the visit and some free time, we will take you to the village of Chablis.
Arrive in Chablis
The town of Chablis is one of those small French towns that has retained numerous buildings that date back to medieval times. The village is also the Gateway to the Wine Region that bears the same name and is coined the “Golden Gateway of Burgundy”. Upon arrival, it will be time for lunch. Your guide will make the appropriate suggestions depending on your wishes and budget.
The Chablis Wine Producing Region
The Wines of Chablis are some of the most famed white wines of France. There are four different appellations that make up the Chablis region: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and finally Chablis Grand Cru. All Chablis wines are made from only one varietal grape: Chardonnay. Chardonnay is a grape that is also famous in the USA due to the epic history of the Paris Tasting in 1976. These famous white wines are known for their crispness, minerality and sophistication. In the afternoon, we will take you to 2 local wineries of the Chablis region. On this Chablis Wine Tour, you will visit the wine cellars and participate in a commented tasting session. It will also be the perfect time to find out about french wine labels, terroirs and the art of wine & cheese pairing.
After the visit of the 2 wineries, return to Paris and end of our services.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per person
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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