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France: The Burgundy Wine Region & Dijon

When you’re pedaling Burgundy’s famous Route des Vins, there’s one thing you’ll want more than anything: extra time to enjoy it. That’s why this spectacular tour of France’s famous wine country gives you six delicious nights to enjoy world-class wine, spectacular cycling routes, and opulent accommodations. In the heart of medieval Beaune, experience a jewel of a hotel that was a favorite accommodation of King Louis XIV—a fact reflected in its regal, historic furnishings. Your French VBT trip leaders give you the insider’s view of the region during lunch with a local family at their ancient mill. As you spin along the famous Route Des Grands Crus towards Nuits-Saint-Georges, you’ll be glad to have an extra day to explore its storied vineyards. 

Tour Highlights

  • Pass renowned wine villages rolling through the world-famous vineyards of the Côte de Beaune and UNESCO World Heritage Route des Grands Crus.
  • Visit the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art and architecture.
  • Enjoy a guided tour and tasting at an authentic wine cellar in the heart of Beaune.
  • Engage with a local family during a game of pétanque and a picnic lunch at their charming summer home.
  • Discover Dijon, with its protected historic city center that has inspired musicians, artists, and writers for centuries, and browse its wealth of fascinating—and free—museums.

Positive Impact

VBT is proud to support Wine to Water with a donation on behalf of each guest on this tour. Wine to Water is an international organization providing access to clean drinking water and emergency supplies in water-challenged regions. We believe in giving back to the places that have enriched the lives of our guests. We’re committed to identifying and supporting sustainable initiatives in a variety of areas including education, world health, economic equality, safe drinking water, the environment, and the preservation of cultural traditions.

What to Expect

This tour offers a combination of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance. Ideal for beginning and experienced cyclists alike.

  • Daily Mileage: 16-35 miles|
  • Biking: 2.5-4.5 hours|
  • Group Size: 20
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Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
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Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

May67º/50º

Jun73º/57º

Aug79º/60º

Sep72º/54º

Oct61º/47º

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Precipitation:

May3 in

Jun3.1 in

Aug3.1 in

Sep3 in

Oct3.4 in

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One night in Lyon and one night in Paris in conveniently located hotels with daily breakfast

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6 nights in fine family-run or historic 4- and 5-star hotels

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11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

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Biking Packages Include:

Custom VBT Bike and Helmet

Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders

Support Vehicle

Luggage Transportation

Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes

Welcome Reception

Facilitated Cultural Experiences

Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Thu, May 29 to Sat, Jun 7, 2025

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Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

A VBT representative will greet you at the airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

Meet one of your VBT trip leaders in the hotel lobby at 9:00 a.m. You will travel by bus via Cluny to the hotel in Tournus.

Cluny, the former Benedictine abbey and home of an early pope around AD 910, was larger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome in its heyday. It was later dynamited, and its richly carved stones were sold off. You’ll stroll along the ancient stone streets of Cluny with a local guide. VBT has timed your visit to fall on a market day, so you’ll have the opportunity to buy some local specialties for lunch on your own.

Arrive at your Tournus hotel, meet your second trip leader, and have free time to settle in. Before your bike tour begins, partake in a safety and bike-fitting session. A brief warm-up ride leads you through the countryside and on a bike path along the Saône River.

After some time to freshen up, meet for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner in your hotel. Dine in its excellent restaurant.

Today's Ride Choices

Afternoon: Warm-up Loop — 15 km (10 miles)

What to Expect:

An easy loop from your hotel takes you past Saint-Philibert de Tournus, a medieval church and former Benedictine abbey, and through the town of Tournus, then along a bike route on the Saône River and the countryside around town.

Cumulative Distance Range: 15 km (10 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning’s spin takes you on the flat Voie Bleue bike path along the tranquil banks of the Saône River. Keep your eyes open for the varied birdlife along your route.

Leaving the river, you’ll enter rolling wine country, where the dry white wine of the Chardonnay grape is produced. Roll into the wine village of Viré, home to a recent success story in France’s wine world. In the latter part of the 20th century, the villages of Viré and Clessé realized that they had a high-quality wine that could rival the older appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé, so they applied for a separate status. This was finally granted in 1999, and the Viré-Clessé appellation emerged.

Continue cycling to Lugny, a village where you can stop and taste local wines. Continue on to the next small village with a name that is synonymous with dry white wine—Chardonnay— and which recently celebrated its thousandth anniversary. Its name comes from cardonnacum or the “place full of thistles.” Chardonnay grapes most likely originated here and were then shared and distributed throughout France by monks. The earliest recorded reference to Chardonnay appeared in 1330. It was around this time that Cistercian monks built stone walls around their Clos de Vougeot vineyard exclusively planted with Chardonnay grapes. The village of stone houses grew up around the lavoir, a stream-fed community wash-house, and several domaines (wine producers). You’ll stop a little further along in Uchizy for lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, continue through the peaceful rural countryside before rejoining the Voie Bleue bike path along the river and following it back into Tournus. Or take a longer ride back to the hotel. Both options cycles by an interesting bike museum.

Tonight, take a short walk to a nearby wine purveyor for an introduction and tasting of the incredible depth of Burgundy’s wines. Afterward, you are free to enjoy dinner on your own in one of the local restaurants.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Tournus to Uchizy — 35 km (22 miles)

Afternoon: Uchizy to Tournus — 10 km (6 miles) OR Uchizy to Tournus PLUS — 22 km (13 miles)

What to Expect:

Depart the hotel in the morning and roll through Tournus, then follow La Voie Bleue bike path along the Saône River to the winemaking town of Viré. Continue cycling to the village of Lugny for an optional wine tasting. You will then board the support vehicle or continue cycling through rolling vineyards into the town of Chardonnay and Uchizy for an included lunch. The afternoon rides return to Tournus along a northerly route.

Cumulative Distance Range: 10 – 57 km (6 – 35 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, hop a shuttle to your starting point. Get underway rolling through the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise. At the town of Chalon sur Saône, pedal along the Voie Verte bike path, following the Canal du Centre to Santenay. Afterward, continue on small roads through the world-famous vineyards of the Côte de Beaune, passing renowned villages such as Puligny Montrachet and Meursault—considered the mecca of Chardonnay production by many oenophiles.

This afternoon, there’ll be time for lunch on your own before you continue your ride into Beaune, the elegant town that is imbued with wine traditions—and your next accommodation. After time to relax, stroll through the town’s narrow medieval center to a wine cellar for a tour and tasting. Afterwards enjoy dinner on your own in one of the fine restaurants.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Chalon to Santenay — 25 km (15 miles)

Afternoon: Santenay to Beaune — 23 km (14 miles)

What to Expect:

Cycle on a beautiful paved path along the Canal du Centre to Santenay. Then continue on a bike route through the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune, passing world-famous villages such as Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, and Pommard. Board the van shuttle to Beaune, or embark on the longer option, riding through vineyards on the prestigious Route des Grand Crus, with wine-tasting opportunities all the way to your hotel in Beaune.

Cumulative Distance Range: 23 – 48 km (14 – 29 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

After an elaborate breakfast, a five-minute walk takes you to the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, the epicenter of Beaune. This perfectly preserved historic treasure was the recipient of Europe’s earliest philanthropic endeavors and today is still entirely financed by private donations. This masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art and architecture is Burgundy’s single most-visited site; you will understand why after setting foot inside the stunning courtyard. Visit the Hospice, then cycle into wine country on narrow, quiet roads to the small hamlet of Cussigny. As lunch nears, your small group is invited into an old mill converted into the summer home of a local family. Here, participate in a game of pétanque before a picnic prepared by your trip leaders. Conclude this pleasant visit with homemade dessert and coffee or tea with your generous hosts.

Afterward, ride back to Beaune through forests, villages, and—depending on the time of year—sunflower or canola fields. On return to your hotel, perhaps relax in the spa, then walk together through Beaune’s charming pedestrian center to a wine cellar for a tour and tasting, followed by dinner in a restaurant featuring Burgundian favorites.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Beaune to Cussigny — 20 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Cussigny to Beaune — 16 km (10 miles) | Cussigny to Beaune PLUS — 30 km (18 miles)

What to Expect:

Cycle on country roads to Cussigny for a memorable lunch in a local family’s summer home. From here, you may hop in the support vehicle or pedal back to Beaune. Another option is to cycle an extra loop through the Hautes Côtes de Beaune vineyards before returning to the hotel.

Cumulative Distance Range: 16 – 50 km (10 – 30 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your cycle route today takes you through some of the most famous vineyards in the world, en route to Dijon, the beautiful capital of the Burgundy region. You’ll wind your way to Nuits-Saint-Georges, the region where famed Côte de Nuits red wines are produced. Here, stop to choose from different lunch options on your own before cycling along the narrow lanes used as access routes by local vineyard workers. In this area, monks toiled for centuries making wine for religious services.

The UNESCO World Heritage committee added the entire stretch of vineyards from Beaune to Dijon to its World Heritage List in July 2015. Along the Route des Grands Crus, you may wish to stop and explore old and charming villages such as Vosne-Romanée and Gevrey-Chambertin before continuing all the way to the outskirts of Dijon. As you enter the capital of Burgundy, marvel at the astonishingly well-preserved city center. Dijon, often called “Sleeping Beauty,” is third in France for its number of preserved historic buildings, with more than 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of the city center protected. This capital of the former ducal kingdom has attracted musicians, artists, and writers for centuries.

After checking into your luxurious hotel, set out on a walking tour with your trip leaders. This evening, venture out on your own to wander the medieval cobbled streets and find just the right place to enjoy an apéro (aperitif) and dinner on your own.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Beaune to Nuits-St.-Georges — 19 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Nuits-St.-Georges to Chenove — 21 km (13 miles) OR Nuits-St.-Georges to Dijon — 26 km (16 miles)

What to Expect:

Follow the Route des Grands Crus through prestigious villages such as Aloxe-Corton, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, and Gevrey-Chambertin, all renowned for their wines. Those who desire a longer option can continue on to Chenove or all the way to Dijon.

Cumulative Distance Range: 19 – 45 km (12 – 28 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, your final bike ride leads directly from the hotel to the Route des Jardins, Burgundy’s beautiful Garden Route, and the pleasant byway along the Canal de Bourgogne to Pont de Pany.

A short option loops back to Dijon; a longer option continues into the Valley de l’Ouche along the winding River l’Ouche and the canal. The bucolic scenery here has made this route a favorite of every traveler in France for its lush, peaceful, and unspoiled countryside—the pastoral side of France at its most authentic.

Finish your week of cycling with a visit to one of the free Dijon Museums, the highlight being the Fine Arts Museum which houses the tombstones of the Dukes of Burgundy.

Tonight, stroll through Dijon’s pedestrian streets to a farewell dinner in a fine gourmet restaurant.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Dijon to Pont de Pany — 22 km (14 miles)

Afternoon: Pont de Pany to Dijon — 21 km (13 miles) OR Pont de Pany to Dijon PLUS — 31 km (19 miles)

What to Expect:

Enjoy easy and pleasant cycling along the Canal de Bourgogne from Dijon to Pont de Pany. Those who wish to cycle back to Dijon can ride along the canal or choose the longer option, featuring more mileage and some rolling hills.

Cumulative Distance Range: 21 – 53 km (13 – 33 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, walk to the Dijon train station (your luggage will be taken in the van) and continue by high-speed train to Paris. Upon arrival, you will be met by a VBT representative and transferred to your centrally located hotel.

VBT provides you with city information and recommendations for what to see and do in Paris. Use the rest of the day to relax or begin exploring Paris.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will be provided (an approximately 35- to 45-minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

France: The Burgundy Wine Region & Dijon

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Sat, May 31 to Fri, Jun 6, 2025

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Meet one of your trip leaders, in VBT staff garments, in the lobby of the Hotel Carlton Lyon MGallery by Sofitel at 9:00 a.m.

You will travel by bus via Cluny to the hotel in Tournus. Cluny, the former Benedictine abbey and home of an early pope around AD 910, was larger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome in its heyday. It was later dynamited, and its richly carved stones were sold off. You’ll stroll along the ancient stone streets of Cluny with a local guide. VBT has timed your visit to fall on a market day, so you’ll have the opportunity to buy some local specialties for lunch on your own.

Arrive at your Tournus hotel, meet your second trip leader, and have free time to settle in. Before your bike tour begins, partake in a safety and bike-fitting session. A brief warm-up ride leads you through the countryside and on a bike path along the Saône River and surrounding countryside.

After some time to freshen up, meet for a welcome cocktail reception at your hotel and dine in its excellent restaurant.

Today's Ride Choices

Afternoon: Warm-up Loop — 15 km (9.5 miles)

What to Expect:

An easy loop from your hotel takes you past Saint-Philibert de Tournus, a medieval church and former Benedictine abbey, and through the town of Tournus, then along a bike route on the Saône River and the countryside around town.

Cumulative Distance Range: 15 km (9.5 miles)

Included Meals: Dinner

This morning’s spin takes you on the flat Voie Bleue bike path along the tranquil banks of the Saône River. Keep your eyes open for the varied birdlife along your route.

Leaving the river, you’ll enter rolling wine country, where the dry white wine of the Chardonnay grape is produced. Roll into the wine village of Viré, home to a recent success story in France’s wine world. In the latter part of the 20th century, the villages of Viré and Clessé realized that they had a high-quality wine that could rival the older appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé, so they applied for a separate status. This was finally granted in 1999, and the Viré-Clessé appellation emerged.

Continue cycling to Lugny, a village where you can stop and taste local wines. Continue on to the next small village with a name that is synonymous with dry white wine—Chardonnay— and which recently celebrated its thousandth anniversary. Its name comes from cardonnacum or the “place full of thistles.” Chardonnay grapes most likely originated here and were then shared and distributed throughout France by monks. The earliest recorded reference to Chardonnay appeared in 1330. It was around this time that Cistercian monks built stone walls around their Clos de Vougeot vineyard exclusively planted with Chardonnay grapes. The village of stone houses grew up around the lavoir, a stream-fed community wash-house, and several domaines (wine producers). You’ll stop a little further along in Uchizy for lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, continue through the peaceful rural countryside before rejoining the Voie Bleue bike path along the river and following it back into Tournus. Or take a longer ride back to the hotel. Both options cycles by an interesting bike museum.

Tonight, take a short walk to a nearby wine purveyor for an introduction and tasting of the incredible depth of Burgundy’s wines. Afterward, you are free to enjoy dinner on your own in one of the local restaurants.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Tournus to Uchizy — 35 km (22 miles)

Afternoon: Uchizy to Tournus — 10 km (6 miles) OR Uchizy to Tournus PLUS — 22 km (13 miles)

What to Expect:

Depart the hotel in the morning and roll through Tournus, then follow La Voie Bleue bike path along the Saône River to the winemaking town of Viré. Continue cycling to the village of Lugny for an optional wine tasting. You will then board the support vehicle or continue cycling through rolling vineyards into the town of Chardonnay and Uchizy for an included lunch. The afternoon rides return to Tournus along a northerly route.

Cumulative Distance Range: 10 – 57 km (6 – 35 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, hop a shuttle to your starting point. Get underway rolling through the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise. At the town of Chalon sur Saône, pedal along the Voie Verte bike path, following the Canal du Centre to Santenay. Afterward, continue on small roads through the world-famous vineyards of the Côte de Beaune, passing renowned villages such as Puligny Montrachet and Meursault—considered the mecca of Chardonnay production by many oenophiles.

This afternoon, there’ll be time for lunch on your own before you continue your ride into Beaune, the elegant town that is imbued with wine traditions—and your next accommodation. After time to relax, stroll through the town’s narrow medieval center to a wine cellar for a tour and tasting. Afterwards enjoy dinner on your own in one of the fine restaurants.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Chalon to Santenay — 25 km (15 miles)

Afternoon: Santenay to Beaune — 23 km (14 miles)

What to Expect:

Cycle on a beautiful paved path along the Canal du Centre to Santenay. Then continue on a bike route through the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune, passing world-famous villages such as Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, and Pommard. Board the van shuttle to Beaune, or embark on the longer option, riding through vineyards on the prestigious Route des Grand Crus, with wine-tasting opportunities all the way to your hotel in Beaune.

Cumulative Distance Range: 23 – 48 km (14 – 29 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

After an elaborate breakfast, a five-minute walk takes you to the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, the epicenter of Beaune. This perfectly preserved historic treasure was the recipient of Europe’s earliest philanthropic endeavors and today is still entirely financed by private donations. This masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art and architecture is Burgundy’s single most-visited site; you will understand why after setting foot inside the stunning courtyard. Visit the Hospice, then cycle into wine country on narrow, quiet roads to the small hamlet of Cussigny. As lunch nears, your small group is invited into an old mill converted into the summer home of a local family. Here, participate in a game of pétanque before a picnic prepared by your trip leaders. Conclude this pleasant visit with homemade dessert and coffee or tea with your generous hosts.

Afterward, ride back to Beaune through forests, villages, and—depending on the time of year—sunflower or canola fields. On return to your hotel, perhaps relax in the spa, then walk together through Beaune’s charming pedestrian center to a wine cellar for a tour and tasting, followed by dinner in a restaurant featuring Burgundian favorites.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Beaune to Cussigny — 20 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Cussigny to Beaune — 16 km (10 miles) | Cussigny to Beaune PLUS — 30 km (18 miles)

What to Expect:

Cycle on country roads to Cussigny for a memorable lunch in a local family’s summer home. From here, you may hop in the support vehicle or pedal back to Beaune. Another option is to cycle an extra loop through the Hautes Côtes de Beaune vineyards before returning to the hotel.

Cumulative Distance Range: 16 – 50 km (10 – 30 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your cycle route today takes you through some of the most famous vineyards in the world, en route to Dijon, the beautiful capital of the Burgundy region. You’ll wind your way to Nuits-Saint-Georges, the region where famed Côte de Nuits red wines are produced. Here, stop to choose from different lunch options on your own before cycling along the narrow lanes used as access routes by local vineyard workers. In this area, monks toiled for centuries making wine for religious services.

The UNESCO World Heritage committee added the entire stretch of vineyards from Beaune to Dijon to its World Heritage List in July 2015. Along the Route des Grands Crus, you may wish to stop and explore old and charming villages such as Vosne-Romanée and Gevrey-Chambertin before continuing all the way to the outskirts of Dijon. As you enter the capital of Burgundy, marvel at the astonishingly well-preserved city center. Dijon, often called “Sleeping Beauty,” is third in France for its number of preserved historic buildings, with more than 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of the city center protected. This capital of the former ducal kingdom has attracted musicians, artists, and writers for centuries.

After checking into your luxurious hotel, set out on a walking tour with your trip leaders. This evening, venture out on your own to wander the medieval cobbled streets and find just the right place to enjoy an apéro (aperitif) and dinner on your own.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Beaune to Nuits-St.-Georges — 19 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Nuits-St.-Georges to Chenove — 21 km (13 miles) OR Nuits-St.-Georges to Dijon — 26 km (16 miles)

What to Expect:

Follow the Route des Grands Crus through prestigious villages such as Aloxe-Corton, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, and Gevrey-Chambertin, all renowned for their wines. Those who desire a longer option can continue on to Chenove or all the way to Dijon.

Cumulative Distance Range: 19 – 45 km (12 – 28 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, your final bike ride leads directly from the hotel to the Route des Jardins, Burgundy’s beautiful Garden Route, and the pleasant byway along the Canal de Bourgogne to Pont de Pany.

A short option loops back to Dijon; a longer option continues into the Valley de l’Ouche along the winding River l’Ouche and the canal. The bucolic scenery here has made this route a favorite of every traveler in France for its lush, peaceful, and unspoiled countryside—the pastoral side of France at its most authentic.

Finish your week of cycling with a visit to one of the free Dijon Museums, the highlight being the Fine Arts Museum which houses the tombstones of the Dukes of Burgundy.

Tonight, stroll through Dijon’s pedestrian streets to a farewell dinner in a fine gourmet restaurant.

Today's Ride Choices

Morning: Dijon to Pont de Pany — 22 km (14 miles)

Afternoon: Pont de Pany to Dijon — 21 km (13 miles) OR Pont de Pany to Dijon PLUS — 31 km (19 miles)

What to Expect:

Enjoy easy and pleasant cycling along the Canal de Bourgogne from Dijon to Pont de Pany. Those who wish to cycle back to Dijon can ride along the canal or choose the longer option, featuring more mileage and some rolling hills.

Cumulative Distance Range: 21 – 53 km (13 – 33 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Your tour ends after breakfast. It is an easy five-minute walk to the Dijon train station if you wish to take a train to the airport or your next destination.

Included Meals: Breakfast

France: The Burgundy Wine Region & Dijon

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2 Nights From $395 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $345

  • 2 nights at the Hotel Carlton Lyon MGallery by Sofitel
  • Airport car service for arrival
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

A VBT representative will greet you at the airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Carlton Lyon MGallery by Sofitel

The Hotel Carlton Lyon MGallery by Sofitel is a fully renovated, stylish, 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Lyon’s pedestrian historic center. It has retained its authenticity and personality by combining contemporary comfort with sophistication and refinement. A five-minute walk from the Metro Bellecour, the hotel is the ideal base from which to discover Lyon: the Opera, museums, Cathedral St Jean, shopping streets, and the Rhône River are all nearby. Each of the air-conditioned rooms offers lush décor and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Onsite, you may relax in the plush lobby bar under the soft light of pearl chandeliers.

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2 Nights From $395 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $295

  • 2 nights at the Hotel Carlton Lyon MGallery by Sofitel
  • Airport car service for arrival
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

A VBT representative will greet you at the airport to start your adventure off right. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Carlton Lyon MGallery by Sofitel

The Hotel Carlton Lyon MGallery by Sofitel is a fully renovated, stylish, 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Lyon’s pedestrian historic center. It has retained its authenticity and personality by combining contemporary comfort with sophistication and refinement. A five-minute walk from the Metro Bellecour, the hotel is the ideal base from which to discover Lyon: the Opera, museums, Cathedral St Jean, shopping streets, and the Rhône River are all nearby. Each of the air-conditioned rooms offers lush décor and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Onsite, you may relax in the plush lobby bar under the soft light of pearl chandeliers.

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FREE WiFi Included
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2025 Post-Trip Extension - Paris

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Single Supplement: From $495

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  • Airport car service for departure
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information
1 Begin your Post-Trip Extension

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

2 Continue your Post-Trip Extension

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airplane

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will be provided (an approximately 35- to 45-minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Château Frontenac

The Hotel Château Frontenac is a magnificent building dating from the late 19th century. Its location is ideal, just a block from the Champs-Élysées, making it a very easy and safe base for exploring Paris, shopping, and taking evening strolls. The air-conditioned rooms in this 4-star hotel are decorated in a Louis XV style.

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2024 Post-Trip Extension - Paris

2 Nights From $445 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $395

  • 2 nights at Hotel Château Frontenac
  • Airport car service for departure
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information
1 Begin your Post-Trip Extension

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

2 Continue your Post-Trip Extension

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airplane

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will be provided (an approximately 35- to 45-minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Hotel Château Frontenac

The Hotel Château Frontenac is a magnificent building dating from the late 19th century. Its location is ideal, just a block from the Champs-Élysées, making it a very easy and safe base for exploring Paris, shopping, and taking evening strolls. The air-conditioned rooms in this 4-star hotel are decorated in a Louis XV style.

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Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
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The Burgundy Wine Route trip was an exceptional vacation...it was a great mix of activity, leisure, learning and sightseeing. The trip leaders were personable, knowledgeable, and fun-loving, our fellow travelers were all interesting and friendly people, and the food, accommodations, and scenery were all first class. The daily route length choices ensured that everyone would be happy with their activity level, too. I’d highly recommend this trip to anyone who loves good food, wine, and outdoor activity. The pre and post trip extensions are also well worth it...especially the pre-trip in Lyon...there was so much to explore there!

karen27, Denver, CO, USA

Fantastic trip!

This was our first Vermont Bike vacation but it certainly will not be our last! What a great time .For us it was a perfect mix of activity,culture ,wine and food. The countryside is just delightful and beautiful. The guides were excellent and our fellow travelers were wonderful .

Goldenboy1, Vancouver, WA, USA

Best vacation ever.

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