|Type of Tour:||Hidden Gems|
|Guide Price:||From £664 to £1319 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 wineries (3 Days)
5 wineries (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 11 (3 Days)
Approximately 25 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Bikes for the day (3 Days)
Bikes for one full day on day two and taxi transfers on day three (4 Days)
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Please note that the hotel has its annual closure from mid-January to mid-February.|
Burgundy wine tasting tour
Our three and four day Hidden Gem breaks at Château de Cîteaux are based in the heart of the Burgundy vineyards, in the picturesque village of Meursault, in an opulent French Château. On this break, you will have the opportunity to make the most of the Château’s superb facilities including the gastronomic restaurant and the spa (with many Fruitithérapie treatments), as well as discover the world-famous Burgundy vineyards and their iconic wines.
Upon arrival in Meursault, check into your Superior room at the 4* La Cueillette Hôtel & Spa – Château de Cîteaux. The remainder of the day will be free for you to do as you please. In the evening, a five course gastronomic dinner will be served in the hotel’s gourmet restaurant. Please note that drinks have not been included as part of the package, and can be ordered and paid for locally.
On the morning of day two, bicycles will be waiting for you at the Château. Today, you will cycle through the charming vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. You will firstly cycle to the famous village of Puligny-Montrachet, where you will be welcomed as the guests at one of the biggest names in the village. The experience will include an hour spent in the vineyards, learning all about the work undertaken here, before returning to the winery, where you will enjoy a tour of their estate and cellars. Following the tour, you will be invited into their tasting room, where a broad tasting of six wines from the Côte de Beaune will be offered alongside a delightful three course lunch. The owners and staff are very gracious hosts and the wine tastings and meal always prove both enjoyable and enlightening.
In the afternoon, cycle to the magnificent Château de Chassagne-Montrachet. Here, you will enjoy a full tour of the Château’s beautiful cellars dating back to the 11th and 14th Centuries, and your tour will conclude with tastings of five wines from across the region. We would be delighted to suggest a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner this evening if required.
On the morning of day three, you will be met at the Châteaul by a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi, which will take you to the charming town of Beaune. Here, you will be welcomed at the estate of a famous producer. As well as having a full tour of the winery, you will taste six wines from vineyards located in different Burgundy villages.
After the tour, your taxi will return to take you to Aloxe-Corton. You will be welcomed as the guests of the authentic family-owned Domaine Comte Sénard, where you will enjoy a visit of the vineyard, Les Clos des Meix, as well as the 13th Century cellars. The visit will conclude with a three course traditional lunch, during which you will have the unique opportunity to taste six different wines, complemented further by comments from one the estate’s sommeliers.
You will then be taken to Vosne-Romanée, where you will end your day in style with a VIP tour of a premium winery, which will include a visit of the cellars, explanation of the wine-making process and tastings of five different wines produced at the estate. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day. As always, we would be pleased to reserve you a table for dinner if required.
After a leisurely breakfast, on day four check out of the hotel.
Day One of your Burgundy Wine Tasting Tour
Day Two of your Burgundy Wine Tasting Tour
Day Three of your Burgundy Wine Tasting Tour (Optional)
Final Day of your Burgundy Wine Tasting 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.
I recently went on a Grape Escapes wine tasting tour of the Burgundy vineyards with my son. Both he and I live and work outside the UK, and our opportunities to meet up are rare. It was great to spend time with him experiencing some of the world’s great wines in fantastic settings like Aloxe Corton and Gevrey Chambertin. We had previously visited Champagne together, and will definitely be travelling with Grape Escapes again in the future.
Richard- Birmingham, UK
BRING FRIENDS AND SPEND LESS!
A £70 per person discount applies for four or more people travelling together on the four day break only.
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 Hidden Gems please see our Hidden Gems 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.
We got back last night from our Burgundy escapade, and I am happy to tell you that it was all a great success. Your choices of stops proved very well-judged, each different from the next and each full of interest. What came through with amazing force was the absolute passion of everyone who took us round for what they were doing, their profound knowledge of their terroirs, and the dedication of everyone involved.
Michael- East Sussex, UK
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