Burgundy Day Trip from Paris
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- All entrance fees included
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Around midday, enjoy lunch at an excellent local restaurant (drinks at an additional cost).
After lunch, your day trip continues to the medieval village of Vézelay, (also known as "the Eternal Hill"), home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica of St Mary Magdalene (Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine), a Benedictine abbey. Enjoy a guided visit of the basilica, which has attracted pilgrims from all over the world since the Middle Ages and is home to beautiful Roman and Gothic art, as well as supposed relics of St Mary Magdalene.
The basilica also has historical importance as the place where Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) and Philip Augustus met before heading to the Third Crusade. Today it is a famous starting point for pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. During your tour, your guide will explain the fascinating history surrounding the basilica.
Before returning to Paris, you'll have free time to explore the village of Vezelay at leisure. Take this opportunity to explore local cafes, try other Burgundy wines (at your own cost) or simply enjoy the scenic countryside.
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Hotel pickup available from centrally located Paris hotels (ZIP codes 75001-75020) if this option has been selected
(7am if hotel pickup option selected)
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Tour Only in English
Departs at 7:45am. Burgundy day trip from Paris with an English speaking guide. No hotel pickup or drop-off.
Tour in English & Hotel Pickup
Departs at 7am. Burgundy day trip from Paris with an English speaking guide. Includes central Paris hotel pickup and drop-off.
Burgundy Day Trip from Paris
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Professional guide
- Lunch (drinks at additional costs)
- Guided tour of the Basilica of St Mary Magdalene
- Wine tasting in Chablis
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Reviewed by: Beverly F, June 2014
This was a great day in Burgundy. The weather was iffy, but It didn't deter from the enjoyment of it all. The countryside is lush and so green. Our tour of the winery was interesting and very well done. Our guide was charming and knowledgeable. The wine we sampled was very good! Our table at lunch (included) was beautifully set and all ready for us. It was delicious! and, of course, that wonderful bread! Service was friendly and efficient. We had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and the company of others on the tour. Then, on to Vezelay! Quite a long walk up to the Bascilia of Mary Magdelaine, but well worth it. This sacred place will remain in my heart and mind. The driver of the bus and our tour guide made this a very special day and experience. Do this one!
Reviewed by: karl m, April 2014
Best thing we did in Paris. Chablis and Vezelay were amazing and it was great to escape from the crowds in Paris for a day. Our tour guide was superb and the bus ride was very smooth. Forget the Louvre, go to wine country!