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Festive Burgundy

Burgundy is without doubt the most prestigious of all the wine regions of France. It is situated in the eastern part of the country. The top vineyard sites are to be found high above the village appellations at the foothills of the so-called golden slopes - Côte d'Or - where limestone soils predominate. Nowhere else in the world has the word terroir such significance as in Burgundy.

Wine Region Burgundy

Wine region Burgundy
Regional gastronomy Burgundy


Event dates: coming soon
Venue: around Beaune, Pommard, Saint Romain, Saint Aubin

Burgundians have their specific joie de vivre and in this iconic region they are celebrating something all year from January to December, be it wine, snails, ham, mustard... Let us look in on one of their most popular festivals - Fête de la Saint Vincent.

Photo gallery from Burgundy Photo gallery from Burgundy Photo gallery from Burgundy

Programme in Burgundy

Friday - departure by coach from Prague in the early evening hours from Stroupežnického Street, opposite na Knížecí bus terminal, Metro B Anděl (exit Na Knížecí). Our coach will be waiting on the corner of Ostrovského and Stroupežnického streets, outside the Hotel Akcent (formerly Ženské domovy). By arrangement participants can board and exit (as well as výstup) the coach en route D1, D5 (Zlín, Vyškov, Brno, Jihlava, Plzeň, Rozvadov).

Saturday - arrive in the Burgundy region early morning. Visit the Festival de la Saint-Vincent Tournante, possibility of attending the holy mass or the intronisation of new members of Brotherhood of the Chevaliers du Tastevin. During the course of the day at the festival there will be an opportunity to taste the local Burgundy wines. At the close of festivities depart for the hotel and check-in. Evening free with possibility of refreshments within the hotel complex (brasserie open until 10 pm and cafeteria open all night).

Sunday - depart after breakfast for the village of Pommard and visit to a winery for a tasting with the possibility of purchasing wines. Transfer to the town of Beaune, individual free time for lunch or discovering the town, e.g., visit to the famous hospice (Hospices de Beaune), where every year the grandiose auction of top Burgundy wines takes place or other open cellars (such as Reine Pédauque, Patriarche, Marché aux Vins, etc.). Afternoon transfer to the hamlet of Gamay and the nearby village of Saint Aubin for a visit to a winery with tasting and possibility of purchasing wines. Transfer to the hotel and a dinner of regional specialities with a tutored tasting of wines of Burgundy.

Monday - check-out and depart after breakfast for the picturesque cliff-ensconced town of Saint Romain for a visit to a top winery with a tasting all his range (incl. Grand Cru Corton) with the possibility of purchasing wines. Gastronomic lunch in a restaurant which is a proud holder of a Michelin Bib. Stop in a shopping centre and in the late afternoon hours departure for Prague.

Tuesday - arrival in Prague in the early-morning hours.

Total price: 12.500.- CZK

Price includes

  • Transport in air-conditioned coach (bar, WC, video/DVD)
  • 2x accommodation in a double room with breakfast
  • 3x winery visits with tastings plus St. Vincent Festival (entrance ticket included)
  • 1x regional dinner including drinks
  • Tutored Burgundy wine tasting conducted personally by Helena Baker
  • 1x gastronomic lunch at Les Roches restaurant (drinks excluded)
  • Tutored wine tasting on wines of the region conducted personally by Helena Baker
  • Guide and interpreter

Optional extras:

  • Possibility to purchase local wines at unbeatable prices directly from the producers

Single room supplement, additional meals, beverages, entrance tickets and medical travel insurance are not included.

Programme subject to change.

Maximum number of participants is limited to 35.

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Photo Gallery from Burgundy wine region