Spend a few days hiking the small paths and tiny vineyard roads of Burgundy: fabulous views, villages, and wine tastings await!
2017 per person price
|Classic Tour||695 €|
|Classic + Tour||890 €|
|Deluxe Tour||1190 €|
* Price based on double room occupancy - please contact us for details on single room supplements
|2 Nights Hotel Le Chevreuil in Meursault||www.lechevreuil.fr|
|2 Nights Hotel Grand Saint Jean in Beaune||www.hotel-au-grand-st-jean.com|
|2 Nights Hotel la Chouette in Puligny Montrachet||www.la-chouette.fr|
|2 Nights Hotel Athanor in Beaune||www.hotel-athanor.com|
|2 Nights La Maison d'Olivier Leflaive in Puligny Montrachet||www.olivier-leflaive.com|
|2 Nights Hotel le Cep in Beaune||www.hotel-cep-beaune.com|
Upon your arrival at Beaune train station, we will transfer you to your first hotel in Puligny-Montrachet, in the heart of the vineyards of the Cote de Beaune - the Chardonnay Kingdom! Our Trip Manager will go over your trip package with you and answer any questions. This evening, you have a treat - a wine tasting dinner at the estate of Olivier Leflaive, where your delicious home-made meal will be paired with the nine different wines you will try! The sommelier will explain the appellations and terroirs to you - helping you learn as you enjoy. Welcome to Burgundy!
(please note, the CLASSIC itinerary stays in the neighbouring village of Meursault, and will have the dinner in the form of lunch the following day)
From this tiny picturesque village, up in the Hautes Cotes, your route takes you past its beautifully restored 14th century Chateau de la Rochepot, perched on a cliff-side above the village of the same name. You can visit the castle if you like, before continuing on the walk, through beautiful forest and field. You then descend into the sea of vineyards of the small and pretty town of Meursault. This town thrives on the renown of its famous wines, and you’ll want to stop here for a bit, for some lunch or a cool drink, and to admire the coloured-tile roof of the beautiful town hall, with its medieval origins. Of course, there are also opportunities for some wine tasting, before you continue for the last stretch of your walk, with views onto the premier crus below you, back to Puligny-Montrachet.
This morning we transfer you up to the tiny village of St Romain le Haut. Before starting your walk proper, you may like to explore the ruins of the chateau from this village, perched high with a beautiful panorama, or the charming 12th century church, with its sculpted pulpit. When you start the walk, you'll get a great view onto the coopers (barrel-makers) of the village spread out below you - with the impressive yard of stacked oak being dried by the sun. Other panoramas await as you meander through the forest and then downwards towards the vineyards. Pass on beautiful small paths and dirt roads through the pretty village of Petit Auxey (an 11th century church this time!) and Auxey-Duresses, and perhaps stop for a tasting at a family-run winery, before continuing on through Volnay and Pommard and finally into Beaune itself. Once in Beaune, we provide a walking tour to explore the Medieval ramparts, the Collegial Church, and the shaded cobble-stoned streets and squares, with charming boutiques and cafes. One of your two dinners in Beaune is included.
We transfer you after breakfast to the tiny village of Echevronne, tucked in a valley of the Hautes Cotes, just north of Beaune. Your path leads you up into the forest, and out to a spectacular panorama of the Corton hill and famous vineyards, above the wine village of Pernand Vergelesses. Descend through the village and skirt the edges of the Corton-Charlemagne grands crus, before continuing on to Savigny-les-Beaune, via a trail that passes several traditional stone cabottes. Take the time in Savigny to lunch, or simply explore the village, and perhaps visit the castle and its collection of antique cars, airplanes and motorcycles! Climb out of Savigny over the top of the hill above Beaune. More spectacular views await as you descend back into Beaune itself in time for your end-of-the-afternoon tour of the incredible Hospices de Beaune, a spectacular hospital built in the 15th century, and THE site to see in Beaune.
After a final breakfast, say goodbye to burgundy until next time. Connections are easy from Beaune train station for your further travels. Bon Voyage!