SPECTACULAR WINES OF BURGUNDY

SHARED MULTI DAY PACKAGE FROM BEAUNE

Get to Know the Wonderful Town of Beaune

Guided Tour of the Hospices de Beaune

Explore Two of Burgundy's Finest Wine Making Regions

Visit a Vat House from the 12th Century

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Trip Details

Prices:

3-Star Hotel: €910.00

4-Star Hotel: €1,040.00

5-Star Hotel: €1,280.00

 

3-Star Hotel Single Supplement: €310.00

4-Star Hotel Single Supplement: €420.00

5-Star Hotel Single Supplement: €615.00


When:

Available from April 13 to November 17, 2020

This package can start on any day from Monday to Thursday

Not possible to start on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 


Duration:

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS


Trip Style:

Shared Multi Day Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.


Meeting Point:

Beaune train station


Inclusions:

1.     Arrival/departure transfer in Beaune
2.     3-night accommodation in 3-Star, 4-Star or 5-Star Hotel Double room sharing
3.     Breakfast from day 2 to 4
4.     The services of an expert English speaking driver/wine guide
5.     2 days of Full day Shared Wine Tours
6.     Entrances to the Hospices de Beaune and Clos Vougeot
7.     All tasting fees in the wineries
8.     Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped Mercedes Minivans
9.     Shared tour from 2 to 8 people in the minivan


Exclusions:

1. Meals, drinks unless specified
2. Personal insurance and expenses
3. Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
4. Eventual gratuities

DAY 1 > ARRIVAL TRANSFER IN BEAUNE

Pick up in Beaune Train Station.

Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.

Depending on arrival time, discover this beautiful small town of France

This charming historic town is a true delight for architecture and wine lovers. Beaune can be easily explored by foot since most of main attractions are located within the walls. Reach Place Carnot and the main pedestrian areas that are dotted with restaurants, wine bars and shops. Night at your hotel.


DAY 2 > HALF DAY DISCOVERY

 

Breakfast at your hotel.

2.00pm Pick up at the Tourist Office of Beaune.

Walking tour of Beaune & its Hospices

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.

4.00 pm Wine tasting at a local winemaker

Experience a unique wine tasting session within Beaune. You will be warmly welcomed for a visit of the facilities, cellar and winery. Explanations are clear and adapted to each person’s level of knowledge; the visit is fun & informative. You will round things off with a commented tasting of different appellations

5.30pm End of the tour at the Tourist Office of Beaune.


DAY 3 > BURGUNDY FULL DAY WINE TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel.
9.30am pick up at Beaune Tourist Office

Scenic Drive Through the Beautiful Villages of Côte de Beaune

Our professional guide is an expert in Burgundy wines, gastronomy and history. With his knowledge and passion for Burgundy, he will answer all your unanswered questions. Highly personable, your guide will help you discover in a friendly, relaxing and fun way all the secrets of the region. No stone will be left unturned! And, no worries, you don’t need to be an expert in wine to enjoy this tour!

Take in the stunning scenery as we cruise through the beautiful villages of Côte de Beaune: Pommard, Volnay, and Meursault, and through the Grands crus roads, via Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Sightseeing of the famous Bâtard-Montrachet, Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet. 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!

Tour and Wine Tasting in a Local Domain in Beaune

This Domaine is an important vineyard in the Côte de Beaune. The wine cellars and the winery are located in Beaune, in the Place Saint-Jacques. Its owner, Yvonnick, has extensive experience in the wine world, having worked for twenty years in sales of Burgundy wines on the French market. The area offers a wide range of different wines, classified under various names, including several 1st Crus and Grand Crus, whether white or red. He produces different appellations like Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er Cru “Les Charmes” and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru.

Lunch at Leisure upon Your Guide’s Suggestions in Beaune

Free time and lunch at leisure in Beaune.

Route des Grands Crus

Sightseeing along the Grands Crus road and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti. Considered as the most prestigious name of Burgundy, this plot of 1, 8 hectares produces the most expensive wine of the world. Picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy. We will take advantage of being in those prestigious vineyards to explain the Terroir and the different steps needed along the year to harvest the best Pinot Noir possible. L’expression du Terroir”.

Guided Tour of the Clos Vougeot

Founded in 1098 by monks, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot covers 50 hectares. The castle houses the brotherhood of the knights of the tastevin. Its wines are ones of the most famous in Burgundy with a Grand Crus: Le Clos Vougeot. Today the vineyard is divided between 80 owners

Tour and Wine Tasting in a Local Domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges

Visit the cellar and share an authentic moment with the winemaker around a tasting of his best Pinot Noir wines.

5.30pm return to Beaune and night at your hotel.


DAY 4 > BEAUNE

Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer to the train station of Beaune. End of our services.

Good to Know

  • English speaking tour
  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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