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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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Burgundy Wines Full-Day Tasting Tour from Dijon

2. Burgundy Wines Full-Day Tasting Tour from Dijon

Enjoy a full-day wine tasting tour of the historic Burgundy wine region, with round-trip transfers from Dijon. Start your tour with a breathtaking views over the Corton hills of the Cote de Beaune, famous for its red and white Grand Cru wines. During the day, you will sample 9 to 12 white wines and Pinot noirs, including premiere and Grand Cru wines. You will also visit the cellars of a family-run wine estate to see the aged oak barrels and vintage wines. Then, enjoy lunch (own expense) and some free time in the historic town of Beaune, Burgundy’s wine capital. Your guide will suggest the best places to eat, and advise you about the local dishes and cheeses. You are free to do as you like in Beaune, but a visit to the mustard-makers of La Moutarderie Fallot (closed on Sundays) is highly recommended. As you wander the old town, you will find traditional shops selling local produce, such as blackcurrant liquor, mustard, honey spice cake, and Flavigny aniseed.

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Beaune: Wine Tasting at Château de Pommard

3. Beaune: Wine Tasting at Château de Pommard

Meet your friendly guide at the magnificent Château de Pommard where your discovery of Burgundy begins. Located in the heart of the region, the château is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Clos Marey-Monge vineyard, which is well-protected by its impressive 19th-century wall. This experience will allow you to dive into the diversity of the region's terroirs and learn about vineyard climats and classifications. You will also learn about bio-dynamic wine making techniques from grape to glass, as well as what makes Burgundy the envy of the wine world. Learn more from our wine advisors about fascinating insights into how grapes are grown in Burgundy, their variations internationally, and the seven terroirs of the Clos Marey-Monge vineyard. Enjoy a spectacular wine tasting session and learn how to professionally taste wine. In the company of a WSET trained advisor, taste five incredible wines from Château de Pommard and Famille Carabello-Baum. You can also combine your Burgundy experience with the Jeunesse Experience, which offers children the opportunity to discover the journey of the grape while you drink.

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From Dijon: Côte de Nuits Vineyards Wine Tasting Tour

4. From Dijon: Côte de Nuits Vineyards Wine Tasting Tour

Depart Dijon and journey along the scenic roads of the Côte de Nuits wine lands with a wine expert guide. Admire the lush vineyards and discover quaint villages along the way. Taste great Burgundy wines in a traditional cellar and stroll through vineyards and winemaking villages. Admire medieval houses and historic castles, including the Château du Clos de Vougeot, created by Cistercian monks of the Cîteaux Abbey. See winemaking facilities built between the 12th and 16th century, including the vat rooms and cellar.   Head through the ancient forests and picturesque countryside of the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits and see a section of the Burgundy Canal in the pretty Ouche Valley.

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Burgundy: Winery Tour

5. Burgundy: Winery Tour

On this tour you will visit three different wineries and taste more than ten amazing wines, including red, white, and rosé.  At the first winery, you will visit the vineyards and learn about the distinct characteristics of this region’s soil. Then, you will be introduced to an award-winning Chablis, as well as six other magnificent wines. Afterward, stop in the charming town of Chablis for lunch. In the afternoon, visit a family-run winery that has been making wine since 1453. Meet the current owner, a 21st generation winemaker, and taste five of his favorite family wines. Later, make a stop at the third and final winery. Take a tour of the largest cellars in the region and taste two of their sparkling Crémant wines. Return home with a flute glass to keep as a souvenir.

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Dijon: Self-Guided City Walking Tour

6. 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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Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

7. Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

Travel to the Maison Veuve Ambal, a family-owned winery located in Montagny-lès-Beaune , on a 1.5-hour winery tour and tasting. The maison was established in the heart of Burgundy more than a century ago and has been making quality wines since 1898. Upon arrival you will be taken on a guided walk through the aging cellars and workshops. See the robots and automatons that make the sparkling wine and learn more about the process. Then continue to the Veuve Ambal shop, where you will have a guided tasting of 3 Crémant de Bourgogne drinks. Afterward, spend time browsing the shop and discussing your new wine knowledge. Visits start at: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 02:30 PM, 03:30 PM, 04:30 PM (+ 05:30 PM from 1st April to 30th September)

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Dijon: City Walking Tour with Audio Guide

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

We had a lovely excursion to the vineyards of Bourgogne. Three completely different vineyards The largest was Jean Marc Brochet which produces 3.5 Million bottles each year in Bourgogne. The brand ambassador Sebastien was a wonderful host ! We also visited Domaine Bersan a vineyard with a maze of quaint wine cellars from the 14th century And last but not leas,, tasting of Cremants (the sparkling wines in France not from Champagne) in a cellar under the mountain Jean Phillipe is an energetic and helpful Parisian guide The small group setting allowed us all to get to know each other snd enjoy the company. Much preferred to a large impersonal tour bus

The sommelier was very friendly and knowledgeable. Wines were fantastic! I wanted to buy but couldn’t because I already bought several wines the day before.

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.

Great tasting, we will be back to visit the cellars and other buildings after their renovation.