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The passion and history of Burgundy and its iconic wines, meet the region’s top vintners


Fine wines, fresh-picked truffles, cheeses and exquisite regional cuisine


The French countryside, stunning chateaux, markets and medieval cobblestone villages

Why Burgundy

Burgundy’s legendary mark on the wine world spans the centuries. Savoring them in situ means exploring a rich gastronomic highlight of France, plus unforgettable medieval villages with cozy brasseries and iconic farmer’s markets. You’ll experience Burgundy by walking cobblestoned streets, e-biking through countryside dotted by stone-walled farms, balloon rides over truffle-filled forests and, bien sur, sampling some of the world's finest wines in ancient cellars.

Moments That Matter

Private access and personal touches. A Michelin-star chef prepares your feast in one of the world’s most-exclusive wine clubs. Cap sunrise balloon rides over rolling hills with a toast of local sparkling wines. Join a troop of truffle-hunting dogs on a foraging experience of Burgundy forests, and learn how local delicacies like Dijon’s mustard and pain d’epice gingerbread are lovingly created. Base yourself in luxurious accommodations in the heart of Beaune and Paris.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

For the romantics and wine-lovers, our Burgundy experience is made for those who’ve always dreamed of going deeper into French culture and countryside.

When to Travel

May, September and October have temperate weather, fewer tourists and are optimal times for grape harvests. June thru September have the warmest weather and are busier.

Make It Yours

More exclusive tasting, behind-the-scenes experiences and exquisite cuisine, we can make sure to fit in everything you want. Additionally, plan some extra time in Paris.

Day by Day

Tastings at exclusive wineries, cultural immersion, meals by acclaimed local chefs, truffle hunting, and taking it all in by hot-air balloon. This is our Burgundy.

Day 1

Bienvenue to Burgundy! Tour centuries-old local markets followed by lunch on the terrace at Château de Gilly, the former residence of 14th-century monks and a superb stop for an elevated lunch paired with wines. After lunch, visit and taste at Côte de Nuits and explore Clos de Vougeot, a 12th-century chateau majestically situated in the country’s largest walled vineyard.

  • Local market tour
  • Lunch at Château de Gilly
  • Tour and tasting at Côte de Nuits and Clos de Vougeot

Day 2

Today is dedicated to Burgundy’s countryside. Cruise e-bikes between rows of grapevines, stopping to taste wines at a few hand-selected chateaux, and ending with a luxurious countryside picnic. Then, visit the 15th-century cellars at Hospices de Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu), a Gothic hospital-turned museum. End the day with a tour and intimate, private dinner at Château de la Crée.

  • E-bike tour of wineries & picnic lunch
  • Visit Hospices de Beaune
  • Private dinner and tour of Château de la Crée

Day 3

Heading south from Beaune, stop at a local cheese farm to savor the specialties. Afterwards, on to Roche de Solutre and Pouilly-Fuisse, a region know for ripe, powerful whites. Lunch features an exclusive tasting led by two local vintners, followed by an afternoon to explore back in Beaune.

  • Local cheese farm tour
  • Tour through nearby vineyards
  • Tasting and winery lunch

Day 4

Today, head by foot into hazel, hornbeam and black pine forests to root out the most special of funguses: the black truffle. Digging in the soft soil this morning – with enthusiastic truffle-hunting dogs in tow – inspires plenty of laughter and connection to nature. After a lunch of fungi-inspired delights, return to Beaune to taste the rich Burgundy flavors of six emblematic wines at Maison Jadot, and get a private visit their barrel-filled cellars, Beaune’s most ancient.

  • Foraging for black truffles
  • Truffle-inspired lunch
  • Private tour, tasting and dinner in Beaune

Day 5

Start off the day with a hot-air balloon ride over Burgundy, slowly drifting over red-roofed country homes and fairytale chateaux. After this extraordinary morning, spend the afternoon focused on local flavors, from famous Dijon mustards to some of the area’s most iconic wines.

  • Morning hot-air balloon ride
  • Dijon mustard tasting
  • Wine tasting and time to explore Beaune

Day 6

It’s a treat to explore the ancient city of Dijon. Stroll past cathedrals, gardens and gated townhomes, ending with a traditional Dijonaise lunch at a beloved bistro. Back in Beaune, dinner tonight is at the 1243 Bourgogne Society, the most exclusive wine club in the world. A Michelin star chef prepares your meal as you reflect on your new status as Burgundy aficionado.

  • Tour Dijon
  • Lunch at local bistro
  • Exclusive private dinner at 1243 Bourgogne Society

Day 7

After breakfast, catch an express train to Paris and spend a few days exploring the French capital. We’ll organize your time in Paris to perfectly suit your interests: private tours of Versailles, cooking courses at the Ateliers des Chefs, behind-the-scenes visits to some of Paris’ most respected craftsmen, visits to artists galleries and workshops. Our Paris ensure private access and unforgettable moments.

  • Train to Paris
  • Exclusive city access

Where We Sleep

We stay in unique five-star accommodations—from boutique hotels in Beaune to luxury apartments in Paris—that capture the essence, ethos and hospitality of the places we visit.


The heartbeat of historic Beaune’s cobblestone streets awaits outside your homebase, made from two 16th-century mansions with a wine-filled caveaux and tree-shaded courtyard. It’s modern meets Middle Ages, with ample antiques filling nooks and all the modern comforts including an on-site spa.


Personalized service and attention to detail, so relaxed and yet in the center of Paris with easy access to just about everything.

People Love MO/AD’s Burgundy

Rustic luxe. How can you top that?
Debra B.
The food and wine were fantastic!
Henry K.
I want everyone to have this experience.
Thomas M.


  1. How many people is this itinerary suitable for?

    We can plan a custom, private departure for any group size. Our custom trips are perfect for a couple wishing to travel on their own, a family, or a multi-generational group. If you’re looking to travel on one of our group departures on a private basis, a minimum number of travelers may apply.

  2. Can you curate an itinerary for a larger group?

    Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.

  3. What makes a MO/AD experience different?

    Our level of curation, care, and in-country connections. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.

  4. How far in advance should I plan my trip?

    Preferably six to nine months in advance and earlier for holiday travel. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. We can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.

  5. What is typically included?

    We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.

  6. How much will it cost?

    MO/AD Private Departures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  7. What's not included?

    MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  8. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $500 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of our local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is due 90 days prior to travel.

  9. What travel documents are needed?

    US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in France under 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the French Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.

  10. Where can I find the complete terms of my booking?

    See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.