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Burgundy - Best Tours & Trips 2019

Of the world's wine regions, Burgundy is perhaps one of the most well known. Producing consistently award winning wines, this region is not only beautiful, but historic and a classic stop on any tour of France.
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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Top Burgundy Experiences and Attractions

Top Burgundy Experiences

  • Wine tasting at one of the regions many wineries
  • Hillside picnics at the vineyards with produce, cheese, and meats bought at a local market
  • Staying overnight in beautiful villas
  • Touring the Palace of the Dukes and the Musée des Beaux-Arts  
  • Exploring the Château de Châteauneuf, a 15th century fortress
  • Taking in the beauty of the French countryside
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Burgundy Trip Reviews

104 Burgundy Tour Reviews - Summary 95% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 72
Great 27
Average 4
Disappointing 1
Terrible 0
Value
4.6
Guide
4.6
Activities
4.6
Lodging
4.6
Transportation
4.6
Meals
4.6

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European Highlights

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We will never forget this awesome trip! We had fun all the way.

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Operator Trafalgar

A good trip, moderate biking, terrific food, super scenery

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

A good trip, moderate biking, terrific food, super scenery

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Operator G Adventures

If you've not taken a trip with Butterfield & Robinson as your guides, you must!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

If you've not taken a trip with Butterfield & Robinson as your guides, you must! My husband and I love to travel and are pretty resourceful at finding great hotels and restaurants on our own. However, we just completed our third trip with B&R and are always so impressed and awed at the quality of accommodations, education, and experiences we would not of had on our own.We can't wait and are already planning for the next trip!

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Operator Butterfield & Robinson

Fantastic experience - even with a few unexepcted hills!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We cycled The Vineyards and Villages of Burgundy trip with our classic tandem - which really did prove to be double the fun on a bicycle made for two!
The scenery was spectacular - switching from pedalling through some of the most famous vineyards in the world to scenic villages where each one was prettier than the previous one, to beautiful canal paths and magnificent chateaux.
It was made all the more spectacular by the warmth of the sunshine - and the friendliness of the locals we met en route, many of whom enjoyed the spectacle of our tandeming efforts!
With most of the route along designated cycling paths, it felt very safe and the area is perfectly set up for cyclists - with the paths mainly being of a much higher quality than experienced in the UK.
The organisation was brilliant - particularly the ease of the luggage transfer - which allowed us to enjoy the cycling and the quaint individual hotels which all offered a warm welcome and were fully geared up for cyclists.
Several:
Cycling through the vineyard paths - with the grapes ready for harvest literally a few paces away;
The caves in the villages eager to offer wine tastings - with the wine in each village seemingly better than the one before!;
The spectacular chateau at the medieval village of Chateauneuf en Auxois - even if it required a huge effort to get up the hill to it!;
The beautiful tree-lined canal paths and the scenic lock-keeper's houses along the way;
The historic architecture of the two main towns of Dijon and Beaune;
and the feeling of personal satisfaction and achievement of reaching journey's end!!!

We were self-guided.

The route notes contained several good suggestions for lunch and picnic stops - follow these and you will have wonderful venues for picnics. Suggest stopping at a local boulangerie en route before lunch (as most close at lunchtime) for baguette and local shops for cheese, cold meats, fruit, and of course a bottle of Cremant fizz to wash it all down! The suggested lunch stop at the small bridge at Lusigny-sur-Ouche on the trip from Nolay to Chateauneuf is truly halcyon.
We would recommend a thorough read-over of the day's route before leaving - including double checking it on the provided large scale map - as some of the directions can be open to interpretation ... and result in "discussions" between couples!
Beware the "surprise" hills. This was billed as an 'easy to moderate' trip across 'mildly undulating' countryside. To the most part it is - but there are a few killer hills and long steep gradients which we felt it would have been fairer to be warned about. The fact that they cropped up without warning sapped energy and threw the planned timings of the schedule out of kilter.

Doing a trip like this really is a fantastic experience and will provide a well of great memories!
You owe it to yourself to do it!
We wrote a blog of our adventures on our tandem, giving an in-depth account of the trip.
You can read our adventures here:
http://matildasmusingsdotcom.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/day-six-journeys-end/

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Operator Exodus Travels

European Highlights

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

We spent too many hours in the coach the first few days.

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Operator Trafalgar

A very nice time

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

A very nice time. Wonderful food and boat staff.

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Operator G Adventures

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