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Private guided Christmas tour in the Loire Valley
Private tour

 
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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TOUR 2017

Private tour.

Licensed guide.
Chauffeured tour.

2/4/6 people

3 days & 2 nights.


2 people
4 people
6 people

Price

per person

1685 €1220 €1065 €



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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 Burgundy and will tell you about our daily life in this beautiful region.

All our guides are licensed and bilingual. Each of them will give you detailed historical and architectural visits of the highlights of the Burgundy region. He or she is qualified and entitled to take you through any indoor and outdoor site such as the vineyards, the family estates, and the Château du Clos de Vougeot, etc.


Day 1: Arrival in Burgundy

Arrival at Dijon train station in the morning.

You meet with your private expert national licensed English-speaking driver guide

Transportation in a full option comfortable Mercedes minivan.

Guided tour of Dijon and of its Christmas market.

Market of 2 december to 30 december.

Monday: 14h - 20h

Tuesday to Thursday: 11h -20h

Friday to Saturday: 11h - 21h

Sunday: 11h - 20h

In Roman times Dijon was a crossroads between northern Europe and the Mediterranean. In the 14th century it was here that the Valois Dukes of Burgundy founded one of the most brilliant courts in Europe. Dijon then became the seat of the order of the Golden Fleece.

From the Renaissance onwards, the townhouses of the Nobles of the Robe reshaped this “city of a hundred towers”. Dijon's pedestrian streets wind between medieval houses, churches and Renaissance townhouses. The Place de la Libération, created by Hardouin-Mansart, is one of the loveliest squares in France.

Through this walk, you will discover the Burgundy Christmas spirit with its beautiful decorations and market. You could enjoy the traditional “vin chaud” (hot wine with spices) and find original Christmas gifts from local craftsmen.

Lunch at leisure according to your guide's recommendation.

In the afternoon, tour and wine tasting at a local winery in Côte de Nuits.

For five generations, the Domaine Rion has been a family story. The estaste was founded in 1896 by Pierre Rion ex-sharecropper of the Château de la Berchère who had acquired the Château's wines. Today, the family owned prestigious vineyards located in villages of the Côte de Nuits such as Vosne-Romané, Nuits-Saint-Georges or Vougeot.

Around 17h30, drop off at your hotel.

Hotel***** in Beaune Le Cèdre or similar - double Privilege room
Ideally located in front of the city walls and in a leafy setting, the hotel**** is close to the town center and the Hospices de Beaune. You can thus easily discover the town on foot.

Nesting in the heart of park, the 40 rooms, including 6 duplexes, are all very spacious, soundproofed, air-conditioned, with modern furnishings for your comfort and well-being. Its underground garage ensures the security of your stay.

Day 2: The Côte de Beaune in the magic of Christmas

9h30: Pick up at your hotel after breakfast

Your private English-speaking driver guide meets you at your hotel

Transportation in a full option comfortable Mercedes minivan

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.

Sightseeing of the vineyard

To join the lunch place, you will take beautiful scenic roads through the beautiful villages of Pommard, Volnay and Meursault. You will do also a stop in the emblematic white grand crus of Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet…Welcome to the spirit of Burgundy in Christmas time.

Lunch at a local and family domain

Olivier Leflaive invites you to his Table, for a welcoming wine tasting to match your meal. The menu is set, with simple and fresh home-made dishes to highlight the wines. You will be guided through a festival of crus to sample. All the conditions to be in the Christmas dinner spirit!!

Tour and tasting at a local domain in Beaune

Founded in Beaune in 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin's cellars have spread from the historical Cellars of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France in Beaune (12th-18th centuries) to the Moulin de Vaudon, an 18th Century watermill in Chablis. A rigorous attention to detail, self-imposed discipline, a desire to learn, a rigorous sense of values, passion and daring, are the qualities that have been handed down through the generations, together with the art of winemaking and a never ending search for quality.

Around 17h30, drop off at your hotel.

Day 3: Festive and gastronomy day in Côte Nuits

9h30: Pick up at your hotel after breakfast

Your private English-speaking driver guide meets you at your hotel

Transportation in a full option comfortable Mercedes minivan

Sightseeing of the vineyard

In the enchanting winter atmosphere, discover the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy and the famous Romanée-Conti Grand cru considered as one of the most famous name of Burgundy.

Visit of a local cheese factory and tasting

The Fromagerie Gaugry is specialized in the production of washed rind soft cheeses. The successors of Raymond perpetuate since 1920 the familial and regional cheese making tradition while at the same time expanding and modernising production. They are the last cheese makers still producing raw milk Epoisses. You will taste some of the most famous Burgundy cheeses that every family has on their table for the Christmas dinner.

Truffle hunting and tasting, a Christmas mushroom

Under the guidance of Thierry or his son Yann, both are experts, and, of course, their friend dog Elfe, you will discover the most aromatic type of mushroom symbol of the Christmas dinner and the worldwide known savour of Black Burgundy treasure. You will take part in a little forest adventure accompanied with a dog and a harvester to hunter truffle. To end, this amazing experience, you will have a special lunch around the truffle to everything to fell the Christmas spirit.

In the afternoon, guided tour of the Château du Clos de 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 de Vougeot. Today the vineyard is divided between 80 owners.

Drop off at Dijon train station

End of the services


This tour includes

Transportation in a private comfortable full option Mercedes minivan for 3 days, private English speaking driver guide (8h maximum per day), visits and activities as mentioned.

Wineries and family estates may change according to their availability upon reservation. Should a provider be unavailable we will offer alternatives of the same standard.



This tour doesn't include

Other lunches, other dinners, other meals, other visits, air and train tickets, extra hour is 75€ (with a maximum of 2h per day), personal expenses, extra, and gratuities.

 
Características
Duração do tour3 dias
Tipo de tourPrivate tour
VanO transporte desta excursão é operado em um microônibus com opções completas e confortáveis. Máximo 8 passageiros por van.
GuiaThis tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns.
 
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