|Type of Tour:||Active|
|Guide Price:||From £977 to £1108 per person|
|Number of Meals:||4 breakfasts + 3 lunches|
|Number of Winery Visits:||8 wineries|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 32|
|Tour Transport:||Walking and taxi transfers as specified on your itinerary.|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.|
Beaune wine tasting and walking tour
The Burgundy region is very picturesque and what a better way to explore the world-famous Burgundy vineyards than by walking from village to village, and tasting wines along the way? This package is based in the beautiful town of Beaune, the beating heart of Burgundy, and has been designed to introduce you to the different wine appellations of the region. Each day includes moderate level walking as well as some exclusive tours and tastings as well as delicious traditional meals.
Upon arrival to the capital of Burgundy wine, you will check into the 4* Hotel de la Poste, a 19th Century former coaching inn, perfectly located in the historical centre. To kickstart your discovery of the wines of the region we will arrange a tour and tasting at a highly-regarded winery in the town. Here, you will have the opportunity to tour the winery and taste six wines. The evening will then be free for you to do as you please.
After breakfast on day two, pop on your walking boots and check the weather forecast ready to be transported the short distance from your hotel to the village of Echevronne by a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi. You will firstly walk from the hamlet of Echevronne to Aloxe-Corton through the lovely village of Pernand-Vergelesses. The area is very picturesque and loved by walkers and hikers. The walk is approximately 5.5 km. You will thenvisit a premium domaine in Aloxe-Corton, the only village in Burgundy to boast both red and white Grand Cru wines. You will see their vineyards and historic cellars and conclude your visit with a four course lunch, accompanied by six wines. After lunch, walk to Savigny-lès-Beaune, one of the most charming villages in the region. The walk is approximately 4 km. Here, we will arrange a second tour and tastings for you to build on your knowledge of Burgundy wines and the wine-making process. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to your hotel. The evening will be free for you to do as you please. As always, we would be delighted to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.
After breakfast on day three you will again be collected from your hotel and transported into the vineyards. Today, we have designed another day of moderate level walking, this time through the famous villages of the Côte de Beaune and their surrounding countryside. Starting in the village of Meursault, walk 4.5 km amongst the vines to Puligny-Montrachet where you will be welcomed as the guests of one of the biggest names in the village. The experience will include an hour spent learning about the work in the vineyard before returning to their winery in the centre of the village where you will enjoy a tour of their estate. Following the tour, the group will transfer to their tasting rooms where a broad tasting of nine wines from the Côte de Beaune including Premier Cru wines will be offered alongside a delightful three course lunch. After lunch, take a short 2 km walk to the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, where we will arrange a tour and tasting at a second winery for you. After the tour, walk 4.5km to the lovely village of Santenay. From here, you will be taken back to your hotel. The evening will then be free for you to do as you please.
After breakfast on day four, you will be taken further along the Côte de Nuits wine route. You will firstly be dropped in Gevrey-Chambertin to walk to Vosne-Romanée. The walk is approximately 8.5 km and will take you past Morey-Saint-Denis, the village of Vougeot and its famous historic Château and the famous Romanée-Conti vineyards. After a delightful 3 course lunch in a traditional local restaurant in Vosne-Romanée, you will be welcomed at a premium winery in the village for a VIP tour, which will include a visit of the cellar, explanation of the wine-making process and tastings of five different wines produced at the estate. After the tour, walk just over 2 km to the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Here, we will arrange a tour and tastings at a local estate for you. Following the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel. The evening willthen be free for you to do as you please.
After a leisurely breakfast on day five, check out of the hotel.
Day One of your Beaune Wine Tasting and Walking Tour
Day Two of your Beaune Wine Tasting and Walking Tour (Approx. 9.5 km)
Day Three of your Beaune Wine Tasting and Walking Tour (Approx. 11 km)
Day Four of your Beaune Wine Tasting and Walking Tour (Approx. 10.5 km)
Final Day of your Beaune Wine Tasting and Walking Tour
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
Wanted to drop you a line and thank you for organising a great weekend - all went very smoothly! The hotel was absolutely superb, restaurant list you gave was great too.
Anne - Dorchester, UK
BRING FRIENDS AND SPEND LESS!
A discount of £50 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on this break.
If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Burgundy Travel page for detailed information.
For more information on our Active tours please see our Active Tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
Everything was perfectly arranged.
Joanne - Bedfordshire, UK
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