Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
Exclusive Burgundy Full Day Wine Tour From Beaune
Uncover the Secrets of Winemaking in the Wine Capital of Burgundy
Sample the famed, smooth white wines of Meursault
Revel in gothic architecture with a guided tour of the hospices of Beaune
Taste the best white and red wines from the Côte de Beaune with the guide of a local winemaker
English-speaking, hand-picked, local expert guides
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175€ Per person
9:30am to 5:30pm — Wednesday & Friday
April 1st to November 17th 2019
Shared wine tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
In front of Beaune Tourism office 6 Boulevard Perpreuil, 21203 Beaune
- Transportation in an air-conditioned comfortable minivan
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance tickets and guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune
- Tour and wine tasting at domain Meursault
- Tour and wine tasting in Beaune
- Personal expenses
- Meals & drinks, entrance fees other than specified in the program
- Eventual gratuities
Savor a Range of Wines in this Exceptional Winemaking Region
Have you always wanted to savor a range of wines in the exceptional winemaking region of Burgundy? If the answer is yes, come with us on this Burgundy wine tour from Beaune! On this Exclusive shared wine tour from Beaune will first take you for a drive around the most scenic villages of the region. Some names may ring a bell already, as they are almost all home to great wines. While in Pommard and Volnay, our certified English-speaking guide will explain the differences between the different wine designations: Village, Premier Cru, Grand Cru.
This small group Burgundy wine tour departs in the morning from the Tourism Office. This shared tour provides a vehicle, as well as a certified, English-speaking guide who will stay with you all day long. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy your excursion while sipping on wine!
9.30am: Scenic drive through the beautiful villages of Pommard, Volnay and Meursault.
Welcome to the spirit of France. While we are in the vineyards we will give you a clear and entertaining presentation of the difference between the appellations “Village, 1er Cru and Grand Crus”. Here the Chardonnay is at its best!
10:30am: Tour and wine tasting at domain in Meursault
The drive will lead you to the village of Meursault, where you will experience your first wine tasting session of the day. Meursault is most famous for its chardonnay wine, which you will be able to try out in an authentic Burgundy cellar. Red wine will also be on the menu, and you will be able to buy your favorite wine at the end!
12:30pm: Lunch at leisure in Meursault according to your guide’s recommendation
Meursault will also be the place where your Burgundy wine tasting experience will stop for lunch. Your guide will show you the best addresses in town to get some traditional French food… paired with wine of course! After lunch, head back to Beaune through the vineyards for a visit of the famous Hospices. Beaune is the largest city and the de facto capital of the Burgundy region. As such, the city used to be a regional center where many social and commercial activities took place.
Guided tour of the Hospices of Beaune
The Hospices de Beaune were built in the Middle Ages and were used as a hospital foundation for the poor for centuries. It is a beautiful display of Gothic art from Burgundy, and the most stunning feature of the buildings is certainly the iconic polychrome roofs. Along with your guide, walk around the beautifully preserved rooms, admire the historic Christian paintings and learn more about the history of France during the Middle Ages.
Typical example of Burgundy flamboyant gothic style, this former hospital founded in 1443 by the chancellor Nicolas Rolin and his wife Guigone de Salins is the testimony of the Flemish influence on the duchy of Burgundy. As far as architecture, it is worldwide famous for its colorful polychromatic glazed tile roofs. The Last Judgment triptych painting by Flemish painter Rogier Van Der Weyden is the highlight of the visit. You will tour the Salle des Pôvres (where the sick ones were looked after), the kitchens, the pharmacy and other rooms exhibiting artifacts and tapestries.
4:00pm: Tour and wine tasting at a local domain in Beaune
While still in Beaune, your Burgundy day trip will take you to a second wine tasting session in a local vineyard. This intimate visit will allow you to learn directly from a winemaker who will reveal all the processes and techniques used to make Burgundy wine. Watch how a simple grape turns into one of the most appreciated beverages in the world. After the tour, you will be able to sample and taste several red and white wines.
Good to Know
- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
- Tour is operated in English
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Prices are per person
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
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Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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