Registered guide, entrance fees.
Overnight at Hotel Athanor in Beaune
Available from April 14th to November 17th 2020.
DIVINE DAY TOUR
09.30 am: Beaune Tourist Office. (From Tuesday to Saturday).
Our professional guide is an expert in Burgundy wines, gastronomy and history. With his knowledge and passion for Burgundy, he will answer to all your unanswered questions. Highly personable, your guide will make you discover in a friendly, relaxing and fun way all the secrets of the region. No stone will be leaving unturned!! And, no worries, you don’t need to be an expert in wine to enjoy this tour!!
Scenic drive 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.
Discover an estate situated in the heart of Beaune. With the owner, you will taste white wines such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er cru “les Charmes” or the famous Grand cru Corton – Charlemagne.
Lunch at leisure upon your guide's suggestions 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 Château du Clos de Vougeot.
Founded in 1098 by the monks of the abbey of Cîteaux, the vineyard of the Clos de Vougeot represents more than 50 hectares of vines owned today by more than 80 different owners. Its wine is one of the most famous Grands crus of Burgundy. Today, the castle welcomes the different “chapitres” (dinners) of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (the Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin).
Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges.
In the heart of the town which gave its name to the Côte de Nuits, you will discover a new estate. Through this tour, you will learn the different techniques of winemaking which give these wines of exception!
Drop-off: 05:40 PM at your hotel***
YOUR HOTEL IN BEAUNE FOR 1 NIGHT
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
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan, English speaking escor guide.
Tasting 10 wines: Village, Premiers and 2 Grands Crus Wines, Tour and wine tasting in a local domain in Beaune, Lunch at leisure upon your guide's suggestions in Beaune, Route des Grands Crus, Guided tour of the Clos Vougeot, Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges, one night at Hotel Athanor*** in a double occupancy superior room, breakfast and taxes included.
This tour does not include
Other drinks, meals, extras, personal expenses, lunch.