The BEST of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune: beautiful UNESCO vineyard villages; learn deeply with your expert guide...
2017 per person price
|CLASSIC + TOUR||1290€|
|CLASSIC + TOUR||1590€|
* Price based on double room occupancy - please contact us for details on single room supplements
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Upon your arrival, check in to your hotel in the heart of the historic and lovely town. You can wander the cobblestoned streets and squares, visit the Collegial church, and see the Ducal Palace, all with the aid of our self-guided walking tour. Or simply relax on the shaded terrace of a café, before your dinner tonight in one of our favourite gourmet restaurant
Our guide will meet you at your hotel. You drive a short ways northwards, into the heart of the Pinot Noir Grand Crus. Your guide will stop often, teaching you about the unique Burgundian appellations, showing you what is happening in the vineyards, and explaining how to understand a wine label from the region. You will have, of course, some practical application at a wine tasting as you wander southwards along the Route des Grands Crus. You'll see the 15th century Clos de Vougeot, as well as stop to give proper homage to the most renowned (and expensive!) vineyard of them all, the Romanee Conti. Lunch awaits you in a small winery in Gevrey Chambertin; along with the delicious regional meal, you will taste and compare 9 different wines, including several Grand Crus! Afterwards, make your way back to Beaune via the Corton hillside by late afternoon. Dinner tonight on your own, with our varied list of restaurant suggestions.
Your guide meets you after breakfast again, and today you head southwards, through the many small villages of the Cote de Beaune. You will stop to learn the history and character of great red wine villages like Pommard and Volnay, but you are heading into the heart of the Chardonnay Kingdom, to the villages of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, where they produce some of the best white wines in the world! After seeing the famous Montrachet vineyard, a first tasting in a caveau awaits, comparing wines from different producers. Then a tour of a winery in Puligny (where you will more than likely meet the owner), before returning to their table d'hote, or guests' table for another wine tasting lunch. This time, the homemade food is accompanied by 7 wines - mostly whites - you will taste and compare, helped by your guide and the winery's sommelier. We return you to Beaune by late afternoon, with time for a visit of the famous Hospices de Beaune, a 15th century charity hospital that is THE site to see in Beaune!
Your Burgundy Guided Wine Tour has sadly come to an end; after a final breakfast, you can catch the train from the Beaune station, for your continued travels. Bon Voyage!