Tim Talks Wine
Burgundy & Beaujolais

Beaujolais, Lyon, Bagnols, Beaune, Dijon
September 17 - 24, 2022 | 7 Nights
Starting at $6,507 /person
Reduced Deposit by $500/pers. & Early Bird Offer ($250/pers. OFF)

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2 Home bases
5 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert


The life of any wine connoisseur or lover of wine is not complete without experiencing the magic of France's Burgundy and Beaujolais regions and their world-renowned wines. From behind and amidst the vines, experience a once-in-a-lifetime wine adventure for 7 nights and 8 days, hosted by Orlando-based wine expert Tim Varan.
After the first 3 days of exploring Beaujolais and its superb wines synonymous with celebrations, the journey continues to Burgundy for 4 more days of wine-focused activities. The itinerary has been meticulously designed to showcase the region's verdant hills, elegant châteaux, fascinating towns such as Beaune and Dijon, classic French dishes and local cuisine, and of course, the finest wines. To ensure our legendary flexibility and personalization for guests, this group is kept small.

Your Hosts

Tim Varan
Tim Varan
Mikael Audebert
Mikael Audebert

Nights

3 nights in Beaujolais

4 nights in Burgundy

Meals

4 dinners with wine pairings

6 lunches (2 are food tours)

7 traditional breakfasts

Activities

All private wine tours and tastings as described

3 private guided tours of Lyon, Beaune and Dijon

1 sixty-minute massage

And More

Services of 2 professional hosts throughout, including a a wine expert

Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles

Private transfers to and from Lyon or Paris

All taxes

Highlights

Expert-led Wine Adventure

Join Orlando-based Wine Expert Tim Varan as we discover two of the lesser-known producing regions of France; Beaujolais and Burgundy. Along the way, private tours and exclusive tastings will be awaiting your arrival at some of the finest wineries in the region.

Culinary Experiences

Lyon, known as the 'World Capital of Gastronomy', is renowned for its cuisine that compliments the wines from the surrounding Burgundy region. A culinary experience at one of Paul Bocuse's eateries will form part of our Lyon exploration.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Beaujolais

Welcome to Beaujolais

Day 1

The wine adventure begins in breathtaking Beaujolais, with guests transferred from either Lyon or Paris. Upon arrival at our property, a fortress magnified by eight centuries of French art de Vivre overlooking the Beaujolais vineyards, you will be greeted by your Art In Voyage hosts, Tim and Clemence. Relax with bubbly in the serene gardens before a rejuvenating massage session. Sunset over the vineyards will be enjoyed with Aperitif drinks followed by a superb 4-course welcome dinner paired with some of the finest wines from the region.

Full Day Wine Experience

Full Day Wine Experience

Day 2

Your first full day in Beaujolais will consist of an epic wine adventure, focusing on two of the region’s best wines. Chateau des Bachelards is the first stop of the day, built as an Abbaye in 1100. After a tour of the property, by no other than the Countess herself, the tasting begins. Experience one of the best Beaujolais during a lunch carefully prepared by a Michelin-starred Chef on the property, followed by an afternoon visit to Chateau de la Terriere. Dinner will be at leisure at the Chateau, in the village, or at Michelin-starred regional eateries, with our recommendations.

Private Guided Food Tour of Lyon

Private Guided Food Tour of Lyon

Day 3

This morning we depart for a four-hour Food Tour of Old Lyon, stopping along the way to visit local food artisans, quaint fresh markets, and even a chocolate maker. Afternoon at leisure. Private tours can be arranged for guests looking for a more cultural experience. Tonight, we enjoy a wine tasting followed by a 3-course dinner at Michelin-starred La Rotonde.

Beaujolais to Burgundy

Beaujolais to Burgundy

Day 4

From Beaujolais, the journey continues to breathtaking Burgundy, with a stop in the old town of Beaune. In Beaune, embark on a private guided tour to discover architecture dating as far back as the 11th Century. The exploration of this cobbled town includes an authentic lunch served at one of the famous bistros, followed by wine tastings at the town's oldest wine cellars. We then head to our home for the next four nights, a 12th-century Cistercian abbey nestled in the heart of a handsome 7-hectare park. As always, the day draws to an end with an impressive dinner at the property’s Michelin-starred restaurant paired with local wines.

Full Day Wine Experience

Full Day Wine Experience

Day 5

Another full-day wine adventure is on the cards for today along with an afternoon of harvesting. The morning begins with a visit to an upper Burgundy winery focused on the world-famous white varieties. Here, a tour, tasting, and a picnic lunch in the vineyards await before the afternoon of harvesting, mingling with locals, and sipping on bubbly continues. Guests are free to enjoy some well-deserved rest after a long day of labor and fun, with dinner at leisure. Our incredible property offers guests idyllic surroundings for a leisurely evening strolling through the gardens or admiring the views.

Côte de Nuits & Marsannay

Côte de Nuits & Marsannay

Day 6

After a morning at leisure with optional biking, massages, or visits to local markets, an afternoon of wine tasting begins. Stops are made at two of our favorite wineries, located in the AOC of Côte de Nuits - known for powerful red wines from the Pinot Noir grape variety. Weather permitting, a picturesque lunch in the vineyards is served, paired with a tasting of four Grand Crus, focusing on Nuit St Georges wines. A tour and tasting to the famed Jean Louis Trapet are next on the itinerary to experience several of his premier crus, roses (Marsannay), and some of his fine vintages. Dinner is at leisure, with our recommendations and transportation arrangements.

Dijon Day Trip Private Guided Tour

Dijon Day Trip Private Guided Tour

Day 7

Following a hearty breakfast, a trip to the historic town of Dijon awaits to discover its bustling markets via a private guided food tour over lunch. A visit to the renowned Halles de Dijon covered market is a highlight of the day, accompanied by an exclusive wine tasting. Of course, an exploration of Dijon mustard is on the itinerary, which entails a stop at Fallot mustard company - one of the last remaining companies still producing authentic artisanal French Dijon. Last but certainly not least, enjoy Pain d’épices de Dijon, known as ginger and honey bread, with a visit to Mulot & Petitjean. After a leisurely return to the property, there will be time to relax before our memorable farewell dinner.

The Final Day OR Extend

The Final Day OR Extend

Day 8

The Beaujolais and Burgundy wine adventure draws to an end with a final breakfast followed by a private transfer to either Paris or Lyon. Should the thought of returning home not sound appealing, choose one of Art In Voyage's optional wine-centric extensions to keep things flowing. Continue to Bordeaux for 3 days/3 nights with our very own Sommelier, Clemence Pontuer, or escape to Provence; the home region of Art In Voyage's CEO, Mikael Audebert. By extending to Provence for this private 3-day/2-night experience, Mikael's sought-after local perspective and extensive knowledge of the area will be a highlight of the adventure.

Accommodations

Château de Bagnols

Château de Bagnols

Beaujolais, France

Château de Bagnols, a fortress magnified by eight centuries of French art de vivre, overlooks the Beaujolais vineyards. It all started in 1217, and a monumental Gothic fireplace still bears the date. Today, the eponymous restaurant plays with purity and color to honor the richness of the Monts du Lyonnais terroir. The château is a voyage into the past with its collection of luminous suites — richly decorated with frescoes and period tapestries and filled with the fragrances of the countryside — which open out to a landscaped garden. They are juxtaposed with the wine cellar that uses wood to...

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Abbaye de la Bussière

Abbaye de la Bussière

Côte-d’Or, France

With a lake and a botanical garden, the grounds of this 12th century Cistercian abbey are marked by a long tradition of humility, peace, and hospitality and exude tranquillity. Magnificently restored by the Cummings family, the subtle architecture of the exterior of the Abbaye de la Bussière contrasts with the spectacular interior design, which incorporates ancient frescoes discovered during the renovation of the building. Antique furniture and silken fabrics create an ambiance of subtle sophistication and pure elegance. Dine in a cathedral-like setting and enjoy a wine list that offers the very best of Burgundy.

Your Choices

Beaujolais | Castle Suite
Beaujolais | Castle Suite
Burgundy | Classic Room
Burgundy | Classic Room

Deluxe Package

$6,507 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Beaujolais | Garden Suite
Beaujolais | Garden Suite
Burgundy | Junior Suite
Burgundy | Junior Suite

Indulge Package

$7,061 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

3 nights in Beaujolais

4 nights in Burgundy

Meals

4 dinners with wine pairings

6 lunches (2 are food tours)

7 traditional breakfasts

Activities

All private wine tours and tastings as described

3 private guided tours of Lyon, Beaune and Dijon

1 sixty-minute massage

And More

Services of 2 professional hosts throughout, including a a wine expert

Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles

Private transfers to and from Lyon or Paris

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Bordeaux

$1,785 /person
Extend 3 nights in Bordeaux, to include a memorable stay at Sources de Caudalie, daily breakfasts, wine tastings & tours as well as transfers. Prices are "from"

Provence

$1,446 /person
Extend 3 nights in Provence, to include a memorable stay at Baumaniere Estate, daily breakfasts, cooking class, wine tastings & tours as well as transfers. Prices are "from"

Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance.

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or greater value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged.

Travel insurance is strongly suggested

How about extending?

Arrive early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post-extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility.

Friends/Family Spirit /Small Groups.

Extensive & Generous Loyalty Program.

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe.

Exclusive Experiences.

Smallprint

All journeys booked before August 31, 2021 are subjected to special, more flexible booking terms and conditions. click here to learn more

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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