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4 Day Spectacular Wines of Burgundy Tour in France

Beaune, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Wine Holiday in France

The centuries-old tradition of Burgundy winemaking is evident in the bountiful vineyards stretching across the landscape. Burgundy boasts some of the most acclaimed and luxurious wines in the world. The capital, Dijon, is a flourishing cultural hub, where visitors can step back into the past with its mix of gothic and art deco architecture. Whether you're eager to sample Burgundy wines and discover what makes them some of the world's most famous, wander the medieval streets and uncover Burgundy's historical secrets, or a combination of both, Ophorus provides tours to meet every traveler´s need. Enjoy the attention of their professional, English-speaking guides and let them help you experience the best this region has to offer.

Highlights

  • Wine tasting session
  • Learn winemaking stories during the tour
  • Admire the beautiful villages of Côte de Beaune
  • The services of an expert English speaking driver / wine guide
  • Visit the Hospices de Beaune and Clos Vougeot
  • Arrival / departure transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast

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3 days with instruction
Group size: 2-8 participants
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Accommodation

During this holiday, you may opt to stay in a double room at a three, four, or five-star hotel in Beaune.

Program

Day 1: Arrival - Transfer in Beaune

Pick up in Beaune Train Station. Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check-in.

Depending on arrival time, discover this beautiful small town of France. This charming historic town is a true delight for architecture and wine lovers. Beaune can be easily explored by foot since most of the main attractions are located within the walls. Reach Place Carnot and the main pedestrian areas that are dotted with restaurants, wine bars, and shops. Spend the night at your hotel.

Day 2: Half-day discovery

Breakfast at your hotel. At 2 p.m., pick up at the tourist office of Beaune.

Walking tour of Beaune and its hospices

A 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.

At 4 p.m., enjoy wine tasting at a local winemaker. Experience a unique wine tasting session within Beaune. You will be warmly welcomed for a visit to the facilities, cellar, and winery. Explanations are clear and adapted to each person’s level of knowledge; the visit is fun and informative. You will round things off with a commented tasting of different appellations.

At 5.30 p.m. the tour ends at the Tourist Office of Beaune.

Day 3: Burgundy full-day wine tour

Breakfast at your hotel. At 9.30 a.m., pick up at Beaune Tourist Office.

Scenic drive through the beautiful villages of Côte de Beaune

Ophorus' professional guide is an expert in Burgundy wines, gastronomy, and history. With his knowledge and passion for Burgundy, he will answer all your unanswered questions. Highly personable, your guide will help you discover in a friendly, relaxing and fun way all the secrets of the region. No stone will be left unturned! And, no worries, you don’t need to be an expert in wine to enjoy this tour!

Take in the stunning scenery as you cruise 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 you are in the vineyards the guide 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 domaine in Beaune

This Domaine is an important vineyard in the Côte de Beaune. The wine cellars and the winery are located in Beaune, in the Place Saint-Jacques. Its owner, Yvonnick, has extensive experience in the wine world, having worked for twenty years in sales of Burgundy wines on the French market.

The area offers a wide range of different wines, classified under various names, including several 1st Crus and Grand Crus, whether white or red. He produces different appellations like Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er Cru “Les Charmes” and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru.

Lunch at Leisure upon your guide’s suggestions in Beaune. Free time and lunch at leisure 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 in 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. The Ophorus team 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 Clos 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 Vougeot. Today the vineyard is divided between 80 owners.

Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges

Visit the cellar and share an authentic moment with the winemaker around a tasting of his best Pinot Noir wines.

At 5.30 p.m., return to Beaune and spend the night at your hotel.

Day 4: Beaune

Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer to the train station of Beaune. End of services.

Location

Burgundy

The centuries-old tradition of Burgundy winemaking is evident in the bountiful vineyards stretching across the landscape. Burgundy boasts some of the most acclaimed and luxurious wines in the world. The capital, Dijon, is a flourishing cultural hub, where visitors can step back into the past with its mix of gothic and art deco architecture. If wine isn´t your priority, Burgundy offers a multitude of sightseeing options, such as the Palace of the Dukes, the gothic Cathedral of Saint Bénigne, the Romanesque churches of Burgundy, including the remarkable Abbaye de Vézelay (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Les Hospices de Beaune, a medieval hospital that was in use until the 20th century and now functions as a museum of Flemish art.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Arrival / departure transfer in Beaune
  • 3-night accommodation in a three, four, or five-star hotel in a shared double room
  • Breakfast from day 2 to 4
  • The services of an expert English speaking driver/wine guide
  • Full day Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits
  • Walking tour of Beaune and wine tasting in Beaune
  • Entrances to the Hospices de Beaune and Clos Vougeot
  • All tasting fees in the wineries
  • Travel in recent, comfortable and fully equipped Mercedes minivans for the full day
  • Shared tour from 2 to 8 people in the minivan

What's not included

  • Meals, drinks unless specified
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions other than mentioned in the program
  • Eventual gratuities

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Orly Airport (ORY) or Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Continue your journey by taking a train from Paris train station to Beaune.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

This multi-day package can start on any day from Monday to Thursday. Not possible to start on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Pricing information

Single supplements are available at 310 EUR for three-star hotel, 420 EUR for four-star hotel, or 615 EUR for five-star hotel. Extra night is also possible. For more information about extending your stay, please send an inquiry.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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