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Beaune: Wine Tasting at Château de Pommard

1. 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.

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.

Burgundy: Cluny Abbey Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

3. Burgundy: Cluny Abbey Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Get skip-the-line access to Cluny Abbey Museum. Discover the ruins of a spiritual center, the seat of the most significant medieval monastic order in Western Europe, on this self-guided audio tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Cluny Abbey Museum, avoid the queues, and explore the museum with a self-guided audio tour. Admire incredible medieval art, interesting paintings, stained glass windows, and the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestry.  Enter the museum and start exploring; one of the most important abbeys in France, now listed as a National Monument. First, you will watch a short 3D film showing how Cluny Abbey evolved, and then the audio tour will begin.  Walk around, listen to the history, and explore this impressive building at your own leisure. See one of the best collections of artifacts from the middle ages you will ever see. This museum is a must-visit if you fan The Lady and the Unicorn Book by Tracy Chevalier. 

Dijon: Wines of Burgundy Half-Day Tour of Beaune

4. 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.

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.

From Dijon: Côte de Nuits Vineyards Wine Tasting Tour

6. 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.

Dijon: Best of Burgundy - Private Tour w/ 6 Grands Crus

7. Dijon: Best of Burgundy - Private Tour w/ 6 Grands Crus

This tour will take you to the Grands Crus Wine Road from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet via Vosne-Romanée. Stroll through the vineyards and explanations on the legendary Grands Crus plots: Romanée Conti, Richebourg, La Tâche, Echezeaux, Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Corton-Charlemagne and Montrachet. Enjoy a private visit of an acclaimed estate in the Côte de Beaune for a grand tasting through different vintages. Experience a Grands Crus lunch at a family run estate in the Côte de Beaune or Côte de Nuits. (closed Sundays) Enjoy a selection of the owner’s best Pinots Noirs and white wines including Premier Cru and Grand Cru classed wines. Have a food and wine pairing with a 3-course regional menu including local cheeses. Visit the cellars of the family-owned estate filled with oak barrels and old vintages after lunch.  Spend the afternoon in the prestigious Côte de Nuits appellations: Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Chambolle-Musigny, Morey Saint-Denis... home of world-renowned Burgundy reds. Afterwards, have a tasting in a private vaulted wine cellar. Enjoy an insider’s selection of wines from estates not open to the public. Discover hidden local gems difficult to find outside of Burgundy.

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

8. 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).

Burgundy: Domaine de Montmain Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting

9. Burgundy: Domaine de Montmain Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting

Discover the unique wine estate of Domaine de Montmain, with its speciality 30-year aged wines. Learn about the production process of these wines, hearing about various geographical and historical facts of the region.  Make your way down into the cellar and the barrel room, where the wine is stored. End your visit with tastings of 6 different wines which date back from the early 90s right up until the present day.

Burgundy Luxury Half–Day Côte de Nuits Vineyards Tour

10. Burgundy Luxury Half–Day Côte de Nuits Vineyards Tour

Choose between 1 or 2 tastings with 5 to 11 wines. Option 1: Follow the trail of the Cistercian monks at the Château du Clos de Vougeot. Discover the ancient winemaking facilities and the monk’s cellar, constructed between the 12th and 16th centuries. Option 2: Stop off in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, the king of Burgundy wines. Then visit the cellars of a wine estate steeped in family history, with oak barrels and old vintages. Private tasting of Pinot Noir wines produced in harmony with the Terroir (soils).

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What people are saying about Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Jeremy gave us the English tour and was an excellent guide. He is nice, funny, welcoming and most of all has vast knowledge that he loves to share, as well as tips about things to do in Bourgogne. I would recommend everyone that comes to this area to start with this tour. Also, the wines in the tastings really were great. The views are amazing. Great VFM.

Hubert was such a great guide, full of knowledge with an answer to every question! He was funny, personable and felt like we were on tour with an old friend. What a great way to spend an afternoon, we got so much more out of this than we would have on our own - 10/10 recommend!

Fomos muito bem atendidos. Fizemos a degustação e nos explicaram sobre a história da propriedade e do solo da região, bem como de toda Borgonha. Uma aula maravilhosa !

Brilliant day out. Learned alot about wine history and burgundy wines. Loads of tasting which was my favourite part

A very nice place, good wine, good information and above all you learn about the region in particular