Overnight at the hotel Athanor, Transportation, Registered Guide, Entrance Fees, Wine tastings, From Tuesday to Saturday, Available from April 16th to October 29th.
Our professional Guide is an expert in Burgundy wines, gastronomy and history. With their knowledge and passion for Burgundy, they'll answer all of your questions and certainly spark new ones. Highly personable, your guide will help you to discover, in a friendly, fun and relaxing way, all the secrets of the region. No stone will be left unturned! And the good thing is you don’t have to be a wine expert to thoroughly enjoy this tour!!
A 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. A real welcome to the spirit of France.
While in the vineyards we'll give you a clear, entertaining presentation of the difference between the appellations “Village, 1er Cru and Grand Crus”. For here the Chardonnay is at its very best!
Day 1: Beaune, Route des Grands Crus, Château du Clos de Vougeot & Nuits-Saint-Georges
Pick up is at 9:30 AM at the Beaune Tourist Office.
Tour and wine tasting in a local domain* in Beaune.
Discover a a fabulous estate situated in the heart of Beaune. Along with the owner, you'll taste the 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 a stop at the famous Romanée-Conti. Considered the most prestigious name in Burgundy, this plot of 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres) produces the most expensive wine in the world!
A picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover why they call it the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy. We'll take advantage of being in these prestigious vineyards as the best way to explain the Terroir and the various steps required throughout 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 (124 acres) of vines owned today by more than 80 different owners. Its wine is some 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. On this tour you'll glean the different techniques which give these wines their exceptional quality!
Drop-off is at 5:30 PM at your hotel.
* Providers are subject to change according to their availability upon reservation. Should this occur we will offer you an alternative of parallel quality
Check in at your hotel Athanor***
Day 2: Check out & end of services
A boutique hotel, The Athanor extends a warm welcome to you in the heart of the city's charming historical district. Guests enjoy the comfort of a three-star room in the capital of Burgundy Wine. Their spacious renovated rooms provide a soft and cozy universe set in a former Benedictine convent dating back to the 1500s!
Providers are subject to change according to their availability upon reservation. Should this occur we will provide an alternative of parallel quality.
This sacred place in the heart of the town's historical neighbourhood will take you back through the ages. The hotel spans two buildings: the older one was built in the 16th century by Benedictine monks, the newer one was built in the 19th century. Layers of charm include original construction utilizing stones from Burgundy, frescoes, and exposed old-growth wood beam ceilings. True to its Burgundian roots, a magnificent staircase in local oak takes guests to the rooms as you literally step into the history of Burgundy itself.
Beaune is the wine capital in the heart of the Burgundy’s vineyards. The International Wine Office of Burgundy, famous wine houses and their international merchants stay in Beaune. It is a place of incredible heritage. The renown Hospices of Beaune with its well-known colourful roofs and its collegiate church, Notre-Dame, constitute some 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 Burgundy red wine reduction sauce), coq au vin, and of course the sumptuous regional cheeses.
This tour includes
- One overnight at the Hotel Athanor***, with breakfast
- Tour and wine tasting in a local domain in Beaune
- Sightseeing of Route des Grands Crus
- Entry tickets and guided tour of the Clos Vougeot
- Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges
- Transportation in a comfortable minivan
- English speaking escort guide
This tour does not include
- Personal expenses
- Other meals and drinks