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Dijon: Wines of Burgundy Half-Day Tour of Beaune

1. Dijon: Wines of Burgundy Half-Day Tour of Beaune

Travel the Grand Cru wine route of the Burgundy wine lands on a half-day tour from Dijon, and visit the wine capital on a stroll around the historic city of Beaune. You will be in the hands of an expert sommelier, wine collector or producer, traveling along scenic roads that take you past vineyards and rural villages. Discover the vineyards of famous Grand Cru appellations, such as the Romanée Conti, Clos de Vougeot, Chambertin, and Montrachet, passing abbeys, castles, and Roman churches along the way. Stop to taste a selection of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits wines. Your sommelier will introduce you to 5 to 7 white and Pinot Noir red wines, including some extraordinary Premiere and Grand Cru wines. Then, enjoy some free time wandering the historic streets of Beaune, Burgundy’s picturesque capital. Discover traditional shops selling typical produce of the region, including blackcurrant liquor, mustard, honey spice cake, and the aniseed of Flavigny.

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Dijon: Self-Guided City Walking Tour

2. Dijon: Self-Guided City Walking Tour

Step back in time and discover the history of Dijon as you explore its historic center on this 22-step route. Follow the Owl's Trail to the best spots in the city and immerse yourself in the charm of Dijon. With your booklet guide, enjoy 3 routes that take you to the Rousseau and Zola districts as well as the Chartreuse de Champmol with its famous Puits de Moïse. Explore each district at your own pace as you follow the trail and learn the history behind each turn with information and facts on all the monuments and landmarks you encounter.

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Dijon: City Walking Tour with Audio Guide

3. Dijon: City Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Equipped with an audio guide and a map of the town, explore Dijon and visit 18 popular sites around the city. Enjoy the tour at your own pace and discover the fascinating history and facts hidden behind every corner with your audio guide. Start your walking adventure at the tourist office and make your way to Dijon's Notre Dame church, one of the most impressive historical landmarks in the city. See the famous Dijon Owl and learn the story behind it from your audio guide. Continue to Saint-Benigne Cathedral, the "Porte Guillaume" or the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. Marvel at the colorful roof and gothic architecture of this listed national monument.

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From Dijon: Countryside, Villages & UNESCO Half-Day Tour

4. From Dijon: Countryside, Villages & UNESCO Half-Day Tour

Escape through the rolling Auxois countryside along the Burgundy canal and quaint country road from Dijon. Take a stroll through the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois and stop for a spectacular view of the city’s fortress walls. Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay (12th century) listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the magnificent landscaped gardens in a peaceful setting.  Stroll through the pretty village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain. Take in the sights of one of “the most beautiful villages in France,” where "Chocolat" was filmed. Drop into the village’s local factory producing "Flavigny aniseed" sweets (depending on the opening times).

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From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

5. From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

You’ll be picked up at 9:30 AM at the Beaune tourist office and travel in an air conditioned minivan (maximum of 8 passengers) on this full-day wine tour. The tour begins with a winery visit in Beaune, where you’ll find a wide range of different wines, including several Premiers crus and Grand crus. You'll be introduced to different appellations such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault Premier Cru Les Charmes and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru. After the winery visit you'll have free time for lunch and for a visit to the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune (admission to be paid on site). After lunch, you'll head out along the scenic Route des Grands Crus and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti, which produces the most expensive wine in the world. You'll also have guided tours at Clos Vougeot and in Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1098 by monks, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot covers 50 hectares. The castle houses the brotherhood of the Knights of the Tastevin. Its wines are some of the most famous in Burgundy, including Le Clos Vougeot Grand Cru. At Nuits Saint Georges you'll have the opportunity to visit a wine cellar and share some time with the winemaker around a tasting of his best Pinot Noir wines. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to Beaune and dropped off at the tourist office at 17:30.

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What people are saying about Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

the guide was very knowledgeable and gave the facts in an interesting manner. The little towns one travels through are quaint and picturesque. The wines tasted were quality wines and the experience was fun and interesting.

A very enjoyable tour - very informative and very tasty. Our guide Sebastian was excellent: Both knowledgable and passionate about wine and the area. I thoroughly recommend this tour.

Our guide made us discover 2 charming medieval villages and a timeless abbey. The service was impeccable and the guide competent and warm. To advice.

Perfect tour with pleasant explanations and commentary, nice introduction to the historic center of Dijon. Four very satisfied users!

Our tour guide was Jereme who is knowledgeable and friendly. We had an enjoyable afternoon sightseeing Burgundy countryside.