Two days tour in Burgundy wine region


Great tour to understand the Burgundy wines from the most simple to the most complex "climats" as the Burgundians call them. Including visit of the oldest hospital in the world and overnight stay in medieval town Beaune surrounded by vineyards.

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Driving through Burgundy countryside (Clos Vougeot)

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Visiting Chateau Santenay

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Famous altarpiece at Hospice de Beaune

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Highlights of the tour

  • Chateau Pommard / Santenay
  • Hospice de Beaune
  • Chassagne / Pouligny Montrachet
  • Nuit st George / Vosne Romanee
  • Chateauneuf en Auxois
  • Other interresting sightseeing

Full Description

The price of the tour is 1850 Euros

  • Price for the group: 1 to 7 guest
  • Direct pick up and drop off to your accommodation
  • Private guide / driver (same person)
  • Tour itinerary and flexibility to change the tour
  • Spacious, aircoditioned minibus

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Full description of the tour

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY ONE

6:30am depart Direct pick up from your accommodation in Paris
Chateau Pommard (visit & tasting) Château de Pommard or originaly “Le Clos-Marey-Monge” is the largest private Clos in Burgundy. It’s a place where grand architecture and passionate winemaking converge among the vines. With almost three centuries of wisdom that has come from respecting and protecting Clos Marey-Monge, Michael Baum and Emmanuel Sala  are on a mission to protect the vineyard for another 300 years with Biodynamic viticulture.  (various kinds of tastings and visit experiences - best to be decided in advance)
Stop in the vineyards Stop in the vineyards to understand the wine growing in Burgundy. Learn about its rich past and the troubles of today. Some great villages with famous wines where to stop and discover such as Chassagne Montrachet & Pouligny Montrachet,  Auxey-Duresses, Mercurey, Savigny-les-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Gevrey-Chambertin, Fixin... 
Traditional lunch in Beaune Traditional lunch or sandwiches in the car (can be decided on the day). Lunch in the historical city Beaune (pronounced similarly to 'bone'), became the unofficial capital of Burgundy wine. This thriving town's raison d'être and the source of its joie de vivre is wine: making it, tasting it, selling it, but most of all, drinking it. Consequently Beaune is one of the best places in all of France for wine tasting, and one of Burgundy's top tourist destinations.
Chateau Santanay (visit & tasting) Château de Santenay is one of Burgundy’s largest wine domaines. Its prestigious heritage, which comprises a remarkable Château with a glazed tile roof and 90 hectares of vineyards, is the product of a time-old legacy that is closely tied to the history of the Burgundy wine region.
Take a guided tour of the Domaine’s magnificent 9th-century vaulted cellars, the ideal opportunity to learn more about the wines of Burgundy ‘from the terroir to the cellars and from the vine to the glass’
Hospice de Beaune The Hôtel-Dieu is a former hospital founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, and his wife, Guigone de Salins. This magnificent Gothic hospital (until 1971) is famously topped by stunning turrets and pitched rooftops covered in multicoloured tiles. Interior highlights include the barrel-vaulted Grande Salle; the mural-covered St-Hughes Room; an 18th-century pharmacy lined with flasks once filled with elixirs and powders. And the multipanelled masterpiece Polyptych of the Last Judgement by 15th-century Flemish painter Rogier van der Weyden, depicting Judgment Day in glorious technicolour. (it is the unmissable crowning jewel of this museum)
+/-5pm drop off to your hotel in Beaune Suggestion of the hotels will be sent to you upon booking

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY TWO

Chassagne / Pouligny Montrachet Exeptional white wine production of Burgundy
Nuit st George The Land of Nuits-Saint-Georges is at the center of the Burgundian country and the heart of the Côte de Nuits, true "Champs Elysées" of Burgundy. It comprises twenty-five villages distributed among the hillside vineyards. The town itself is pleasant if unremarkable, and based along a long pedestrian street with a variety of shops, cafes and bars, including a couple of opportunities to buy the local wines
Vosne Romanee The world's most famous vintage, Romanée-Conti is the located in the town of Vosne-Romanée, alongside other famous wines: Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Richebourg, La Tache... Tasting at a small local producer
Clos Veugeot Castle This magnificent wine-producing château (estate) provides a wonderful introduction to Burgundy's winemaking techniques. Originally the property of the Abbaye de Cîteaux, the 16th-century country castle served as a getaway for the abbots. Tours offer a chance to discover the workings of enormous ancient wine presses and casks. Even though the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot does not produce wine anymore, it stays the symbol of a millenary of Burgundy’s History. Stop in vineyards & sightseeing
Traditional lunch Local specialities & lots of Champagne
Châteauneuf-en-Auxois Châteauneuf-en-Auxois unfolds around a medieval fortress, erected on a rocky outcrop. The castle is a superb example of medieval military architecture. But don't forget to wander around one of the "most beautiful villages in France". The Châteauneuf-en-Auxois castle proudly dominates the Burgundy canal. It bears witness to XIV century military architecture
Hautvillers Abbey & its vineyards This charming wine-making village is known as the "Cradle of Champagne" and its abbey is the final resting place of Dom Pérignon
Other interesting sightseeing & scenic roads Multiple short stops while driving through Burgundy countryside. Stop for sightseeing, great panorama and many interresting sites with historical stories
+/- 4:30pm depart Direct drop off to your accommodation in Paris or airport


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WHATS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Governmental tax - No hidden extra fees
  • VIP Private Trip 1 to 7 guests – Price is for the group
  • Private spacious and luxury Van – Full option 7 seater mini bus
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Insurance while guest in the car (transportation insurance)
  • Pick up and drop off from and to the hotel/accommodation in Paris
  • Full transportation including all road charges (petrol, parking, highway fees)
  • Planning and Flexibility of the itinerary
  • Suggestions and booking of hotels & restaurants (If needed)
  • For multiple day tour - guides accommodation, breakfast and dinner are covered

WHATS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks & snacks expenses
  • Entrance fees to any museums, activities, visits and tastings
  • Your own hotel - accommodation - overnight stay
  • Guides lunch on guests expenses (20Euros max)
  • Any additional or personal expenses
  • Guides gratuity (optional)
  • Each guest personal insurance : The guest has to be covered with his own private international travel insurance for any accidents or sickness while being on the tour as Private Trip does not take any responsibility for it

Useful informations

Good clothes and good walking shoes. The temperature of some cellars drops to a constant 10 °C (50° F)

Please note that the amount of wine in the glass to taste is low. This a common custom within Burgundy producers due to the rarity of the wines and the small amount of bottles that are produced per year. Some winegrowers do not produce more than 5000 bottles annually for the whole worlds demand.

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