• Burgundy countryside

14 September - 22 September 2023 (8 days)

Nirvana Romell
Lecturer in Western European Art and Culture
Price details  

Per person, not including international travel

Tour type  
History and Culture
Activity level  
Cradle of the Renaissance

Renowned of course for its wine, Burgundy is much more; perhaps more than any region in France, it is a perfect union of nature, culture and history. On this unique journey, follow the country roads of the central region to uncover the roots of religious reformism, colonialism, industrial manufacturing and prestigious wine production. 

Burgundy was the stage of many pioneering events. Learn more of medieval rivalry between Autun and Vezelay which resulted in some of the most beautiful Romanesque sculpture and architecture in Europe. Witness medieval history being re-lived at Guédelon Castle or visit Château d' Ancy -le- Franc, one of the grandest and best-preserved Renaissance buildings in Europe. Discover the cultural legacy of the Duchy of Burgundy, one of the greatest European superpowers of the late medieval era and see how its ground-breaking advances in politics, art and culture affected the course of European history.  In the vibrant capital of Dijon, admire the Duchy’s political legacy and its artistic treasures.

But this journey is about more than just Burgundy’s great cultural and historical heritage, there will be much focus on its fine wines and gastronomy. Meander through the beautiful vineyards – climats – of the Côte-d'Or and taste the world-famous Grand Cru wines in the ancient cellars of Beaune or enjoy specially arranged meals of the region’s wonderful and much loved dishes.

The start and finish of the trip have been planned to make use of the excellent train connections from/to the UK and other parts of Europe which mean many journey times will be much less than a day’s travel.

Tour operator
Address: 13 Melloncroft Drive, Caldy, Wirral CH48 2JA
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 625 3425