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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.