|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £502 to £1023 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts and 1 dinner (3 days)|
3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (4 days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||3 wineries (3 days)|
4 wineries (4 days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 12 (3 days)|
Approximately 21 (4 days)
|Tour Transport:||Full day transported tour, 1 visit and dinner on foot in Beaune (3 days)|
Full day transported tour, return taxi transfers to Puligny-Montrachet, 1 visit and dinner on foot in Beaune (4 days)
|Dates / Availability:||The package is available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Tour days (day 2 and 3) are not available on Sundays. |
For those looking for a mid-week or weekend wine tour with a fantastic introduction to the various tastes and styles of Burgundy wines available, this may be the answer. All of our Essential tours are designed to provide guests with an in-depth insight into the wonderful wine regions, in a short amount of time.
On day one, your trip will start at 16:00 with an introductory tour and tasting session of six Burgundian wines at a premium estate a short walk from the hotel. You will continue to build on your newfound knowledge on day two, where you will meet your English-speaking driver/guide for a full day transported and guided tour of the vineyards as part of a small group (maximum eight guests). You will be transported in an off-road vehicle, allowing access to locations that are usually off-limits. You will visit both the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, experiencing the range of wines this prestigious region has to offer.
During the first part of the tour, you will be introduced to the sources of some of the greatest Chardonnay wines- namely the famous vineyards of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. In addition to white wine, you will also be introduced to the Pinot Noir grape from Pommard, Volnay and Santenay. The morning will conclude with a visit to a nearby domaine in the Côte de Beaune, where the owner will take you on a full tour of the estate and beautiful vaulted cellars, explaining to you all about their wines as you taste them.
In the afternoon, you will explore the Côte de Nuits, driving through the famous vineyards of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot, Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis and Gevrey-Chambertin. Your guide will reveal to you the secrets of Burgundy wine whilst you enjoy a glass in the heart of the vineyards. Your time in the Côte de Nuits will then conclude with a visit to a second domaine, for a tour of the estate and cellars and followed by tastings of the estate’s wines. A four course gourmet dinner will be served in a premium city centre restaurant, accompanied by local wine, water and coffee.
If you opt for the four day package, you will also visit the famed appellation of Puligny-Montrachet, where you will be welcomed as 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 nine 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.
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
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 France! 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 Essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500per 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 email@example.com to request a booking form.
Thank you for all the hard work. I recognize that I probably was the most demanding client you have had to work with. Thanks for a great trip that we shall never forget!!
Joel- North Bay, Canada