All inclusive Tour.
Lunch & drinks at a local wine producer.
Registered guide, entrance fees for 2 days.
2 Nights at 3* hotel Athanor in Beaune.
This package is available from April 1st to December 23rd.
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 Vougeot & Côte de Nuits.
Guided tour of chateau de Clos Vougeot and vineyards of the Côtes de Nuits, local lunch in a winery and afternoon tasting around Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Pick up: 9.30 AM Beaune Tourist Office.
Transfer to Chateau du Clos de Vougeot.
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”.
Guided tour of the Chateau of 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.
12.30 Tour and wine tasting of local domain and local lunch in Gevrey-Chambertin.
Discover a typical domain of Burgundy with its underground cellar where famous appellations aged in oak barrels. After the tasting, enjoy a local lunch with regional courses as the boeuf bourguignon.
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.
03.30pm Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Visit of the cellar and share an authentic moment with the winemaker around a tasting of his local wines.
End of afternoon: your guide drives you 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, local lunch in a winery and afternoon tasting in Meursault.
Pick up: 9.15 AM hotel pick up.
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.
Around 11.15, transfer to a local domain.
Picturesque drive through the famous villages of Pommard, Volnay, Meursault and the Château de Rochepot.
12.30 Tour and wine tasting lunch at a local domain: Prosper Maufoux in Santenay.
Founded in 1860, our house situated on Santenay's main square is home to superb vaulted cellars constructed over two levels, the oldest of which dates back to the 15th Century. It is in this context that we have the pleasure of showing you our jewels from the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits.
Transfer to Meursault.
Driving through the vineyards and photo stop in the famous Grands Crus Bâtard-Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, and Montrachet.
3.30pm Tour and wine tasting at domain in Meursault.
In 1848, Jean Ropiteau who was 24 founded his own wine house. The railway had just arrived in Meursault and Jean had the intuition that it would help make the fame of Burgundian wines. The name Ropiteau soon became synonymous to great white Burgundy wines. The cellars date back to the 15th century and are among the most prestigious in Burgundy.
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, 2 wine tasting lunches, 8 passengers maximum per vehicle.
This tour doesn't include
Dinners, personal expenses, extra, hotel pick up 14.00 € per person.