All inclusive Tour.
Registered guide, entrance fees for 2 days.
2 Nights at 3* hotel Athanor in Beaune.
This package is available from March 1st to October 31st.
COTE DE BEAUNE / VOUGEOT / COTE DE NUITS
All our guides are licensed and bilingual. Each of them will give you a detailed historical and architectural visit of the highlights of Burgundy you wish to discover. He or she also has a great oenological knowledge (vine growing and wine elaboration) learned within the years of practice while meeting the local winemakers. Our philosophy being to be serious without taking ourselves too seriously, our guides will not give you a lecture but will take you as a friend and in a relaxed way, reveal plenty of anecdotes about the great men and women of Burgundy and tell you about our daily life in this beautiful region.
Day 1 : Château du Clos de Vougeot & Côte de Nuits.
Guided tour of chateau de Clos Vougeot and vineyards of the Côtes de Nuits, two tastings in local and family domains around Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Pick up: 9.30 am Beaune Tourist Office.
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 stapes needed along the year to harvest the best Pinot Noir possible. "L’expression du Terroir”.
10.30 am: Tour and wine tasting in a family domain
Burgundy wines are the result of experience, tradition and family heritage. The “savoir-faire” of our winemakers which is passed down from generation to generation contributes to the prestige of our wines. In this first tour and wine tasting, you will discover the authenticity of a family domain through a tasting of their different wines.
12.30: Lunch at leisure in Gevrey-Chambertin according to your guide's recommendation
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.
Guided tour of the Château of Vougeot.
Founded in 1098 by monks of the abbey of Cîteaux, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot Grand cru covers more than 50 hectares. Today, it is owned by more than 80 owners. This Grand cru is one of the most prestigious wine from Burgundy. The castle welcomes now the "chapitres" (dinners) of the emblematic Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (the Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin).
04.00 pm: Tour and wine tasting in a domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges.
In the town which gave its name to the Côte de Nuits, you will enjoy a final tour and wine tasting to experiment another face of Burgundy. You will discover all the secrets of the winemaking, from the grape to the bottle.
5.30 pm: your guide will drive you back to your hotel***
Check in. Dinner at your leisure.
Day 2: Beaune, Côte de Beaune & Meursault.
Guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune and vineyards of the Côtes de Beaune, two tastings in local and family domains in Meursault and Beaune.
Pick up: 9.15 am hotel pick up.
Scenic drive through the beautiful villages of Pommard, Volnay and Meursault. Welcome to the spirit of France where prestigious white and red wines share the same territory.
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! Come to discover the most prestigious white wines in the world!!
10.30 am: Tour and wine tasting at domain in Meursault
Meursault is famous for its creamy and delicate chardonnay with famous premiers crus such as “Les Charmes” or “Les Perrières”. In an authentic old burgundy cellar, you will enjoy a wine tasting around the elegant white wines of Meursault but no worries the red will be also in your glass!
12.30: Lunch at leisure in Meursault according to your guide's recommendation
Transfer to the Hospices of Beaune through the Grands crus roads. Sightseeing of the famous Bâtard-Montrachet, Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet.
Guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune.
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: Tour and wine tasting at a local domain in Beaune.
In the wine capital of Burgundy, you will end your day in a small local domain to understand every steps and secrets of the winemaking. With the winemaker, you will taste different white and red wines from the Côte de Beaune.
End of afternoon, your guide drives you to your hotel***.
Dinner at your leisure.
End of the tour.
YOUR HOTEL IN BEAUNE FOR 2 NIGHTS
Check in at your hotel*** Athanor - double occupancy
Boutique hotel near the Hospices de Beaune.
Hôtel Athanor extends a warm welcome to you, right by the Hospices de Beaune, in the city's historical neighbourhood. Guests can enjoy the comfort of the various three-star rooms in the heart of the capital of Burgundy wines. The renovated and spacious rooms reveal a soft and cosy universe set in a unique building, a former Benedictine convent from the 16th century.
Hotel may change according to their availability. Should a provider be unavailable we will offer alternatives of the same standard.
This sacred place in the heart of the town's historical neighbourhood will take you back through the ages. The hotel has two buildings. The older one was built in the 16th century by Benedictine monks; the newer one was built in the 19th century. This charming historical residence is made of stones from Burgundy, decorated with frescoes, and has exposed wood beam ceilings. True to its Burgundian roots, a magnificent staircase in oak from Burgundy takes guests to the rooms. Step into the history of Burgundy…
In the heart of the Burgundy’s vineyards, Beaune is the wine capital. The international wines office of Burgundy, famous wine houses and merchants stay in Beaune. The city is also an incredible heritage place. The renowned Hospices of Beaune with its well-known colourful roofs and its collegiate church Notre-Dame constitute one of the most beautiful examples of architecture in Burgundy.
Enjoy Beaune’s amazing restaurants, casual or gourmet, where you can try the incredible Burgundy specialties: escargots de Bourgogne, boeuf bourguignon, oeufs en meurette. (poached eggs served in a sauce made a reduced Burgundy red wine), coq au vin, fromages (cheeses).
This tour includes
2 nights at hotel *** in Beaune and 2 breakfasts, transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, semi-private English speaking escort guide, tour and entrance fees of chateau du Clos Vougeot and Hospices de Beaune, 2 wine tastings, 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour doesn't include
Dinners, personal expenses, extra, hotel pick up 15.00 € per person.