Burgundy Group Travel

Wine Club Trip to Burgundy

A wine club trip with Grape Escapes is a very popular holiday, and many of our groups visit a different region every year with their members. One of our most sought after destinations for wine club trips is Burgundy and we have posted below an itinerary which we previously arranged and which proved very enjoyable.

Day one of the wine club trip

  • You will be picked up from your central meeting point in England by your private chauffeured coach, which will accompany you throughout the trip.
  • You will travel from the UK to France via the Ferry, followed by an approximate 6 ½ hour drive to the centre of Beaune.
  • Upon your arrival in the enchanting city of Beaune, you will check into Charme rooms at the 4* Hotel de la Poste. There will be time to settle in and freshen up, before enjoying the beautiful Burgundian evening.
  • In the evening, a three course dinner will be served in the hotel; please note, drinks have not been included as part of the package and can be ordered and paid for directly on the evening.
Burgundy wine tour- Credits Côte-d'Or Tourisme © R. KREBEL
Wine club trip credits Alain Doire_Bourgogne Tourisme

Day two of the wine club trip

  • After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel by your coach and your English-speaking guide, who will accompany you throughout the day. The guide will be on hand to answer any of your questions and share all the facts and secrets about this fantastic wine region.
  • You will travel along the famous Route des Grands Crus, passing through such prominent wine villages as Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Gevrey Chambertin and Aloxe-Corton.
  • En route you may have the opportunity to see the famous vines of Romanée Conti and your guide will explain to you all about the terroirs, climate and different Grape varieties, that all contribute to and define Burgundy wines.
  • Your first stop will be in the highly-regarded winery village of Puligny Montrachet.
  • Here, you will be participate in a vineyard workshop at a local producer. You will enjoy an explanation of the fascinating wine-making process, from vine to bottle, including a tour amongst the vines, before descending into the cellars.
  • The visit will conclude with a three course tasting lunch, accompanied by five of the domaine’s wines.
  • In the afternoon, you will have a second visit to a top quality wine estate, which straddles the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. Here, you will have a tour and three tastings of their wines from across the premium villages of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune.
  • To conclude the day, you will be guided around all the cultural wonders that Beaune has to offer, including a suggested visit to the town’s famous Hospices de Beaune, which is now home to the region’s annual wine auctions.
  • At the end of the day, you will be dropped back at your accommodation and the evening will be free for you to do as you please.
Wine club trip

Day three of the wine club trip

  • After breakfast, you will again be picked up by your driver and English-speaking guide, who will accompany you throughout the day.
  • In the morning, you will be driven to a winery in the famed village of Aloxe-Corton, the only appellation which boasts both Grand Crus in both red and white wines.
  • Here, you will be welcomed as a guest at 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 three tastings, one regional wine, one local wine and one Premier Cru.
  • You will then visit a second prestigious producer in either Vosne-Romanée or Gevrey Chambertin, for a full tour and tasting, in a comparative style to the wineries visited on the previous day.
  • In the afternoon, there will then be some free-time for lunch in Beaune, the undisputed capital of Burgundy wines.
  • After lunch, you will visit an authentic Burgundian winery in centre of town. You will have the opportunity to explore a little of the many miles of cellars that stretch beneath the town, before delighting in no less than five tastings of varied Burgundy wines.
  • At the end of the day, you will be chauffeured back to your hotel, where the rest of the evening will again be free for you to do as you please.
  • As always, we would be more than happy to reserve you a table at one of our recommended restaurants for dinner, if required.
Wine club trip - credits Loiseau des Vignes

Final day of the wine club trip

  • After a leisurely breakfast, you will commence your onward journey back to the UK.

Guide Price

The guide price of this package is £875 per person, based on 40 people travelling and sharing twin/double rooms.

This price includes return Ferry coach crossings between Dover and Calais, a private chauffeured coach during 4 days, 3 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at 4* Hotel de la Poste, private English speaking specialist guide who will accompany you throughout the 2 tour days, tours and tastings at 5 wineries, 1 guided cultural visit, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.

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All of our group tours are completely tailor-made to suit your specific requirements. Please feel free to give us a call on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to discuss your perfect trip.

Again, 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 we shall never forget.

Joel- Hertfordshire, UK

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