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Ophorus Tours - 4 Days Burgundy Wine Tour Private Travel Package - Based in Beaune

Beaune

4 Days Burgundy Wine Tour Private Travel Package - Based in Beaune

  • multi-day tours

  • Food & Wine

  • 04 days

  • Small Groups ( 2~7 )

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  • Highlights
  • Program
  • Prices
  • Accomodation
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Taste Some of the World's Premier Wines on this Private Travel Package in Burgundy. Taste delicious reds and whites guided by a knowledgeable hand.

Highlights

  • Spend Two Full Days Enjoying Top Quality Wines
  • Visit the Region that is Home to One of the World's Most Expensive Wines
  • Guided Tour of the Hospices de Beaune
  • Opportunity to See the Remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Taste Some of the Premier Wines in the World
  • English speaking guides, local experts of Burgundy Wines
  • Tour can be fully customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

This Burgundy private travel package is an ideal introduction to the wines of Burgundy. Over two full days of private touring discover the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Climats, terroirs of Burgundy with your English speaking local guide who is an expert in Burgundy wines. During these two private day tours visit the wine growing regions of Côte de Nuits & Côte de Beaune, taste Premier Cru and Grands Cru wines. Your day trips will also include great dining options that will introduce you to unique wine pairing experiences. ...

This Burgundy private travel package is an ideal introduction to the wines of Burgundy. Over two full days of private touring discover the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Climats, terroirs of Burgundy with your English speaking local guide who is an expert in Burgundy wines.

During these two private day tours visit the wine growing regions of Côte de Nuits & Côte de Beaune, taste Premier Cru and Grands Cru wines. Your day trips will also include great dining options that will introduce you to unique wine pairing experiences.

 

 

 

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  • day 1

    ARRIVAL TRANSFER IN BEAUNE

    Pick up at Beaune Train Station. Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.Discover the charming small town of BeauneThis charming historic town is a true delight for architecture and wine lovers. Beaune can be easily explored by foot since most of the main attractions are located within the walls....
    Pick up at Beaune Train Station. Transfer to your centrally located hotel and check in.

    Discover the charming small town of Beaune

    This charming historic town is a true delight for architecture and wine lovers. Beaune can be easily explored by foot since most of the main attractions are located within the walls. Reach Place Carnot and the main pedestrian areas that are dotted with restaurants, wine bars and shops.

    Night at your hotel.
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  • day 2

    A FULL DAY PRIVATE JOURNEY IN THE CÔTE DE BEAUNE WINE REGION

    9.30am Pick up at your hotel.Savor a Range of Wines in this Exceptional Wine making RegionToday, the Côte de Beaune winegrowing region is on your program. The vineyard covers 20km from north to south and faces the morning sun. Wine production here is composed of both red & white wines...
    9.30am Pick up at your hotel.

    Savor a Range of Wines in this Exceptional Wine making Region

    Today, the Côte de Beaune winegrowing region is on your program. The vineyard covers 20km from north to south and faces the morning sun. Wine production here is composed of both red & white wines that are internationally renowned.

    Begin your tastings with Butter-Golden Meursault

    Nowhere in the Côte de Beaune does the Chardonnay grape do better than it does here. Meursault is greeny-gold in colour or canary yellow, leaning towards bronze as it ages. Limpid and brilliant, it sometimes exhibits silvery highlights. Its bouquet has strong aromas of ripe grapes. The young wine is redolent of toasted almonds and hazelnuts in both a floral and mineral setting. Butter, honey, and citrus fruits are also present.

    Upon arrival at the Winery, you will immediately be taken by the meditative atmosphere. The Cellars are among the most prestigious in the region. Here, you will first have the opportunity to visit the grounds and then participate in a fully commented wine tasting session around these elegant White Wines.

    Guided tour in one of France’s most prestigious Monuments

    After some free time for lunch in or around Meursault, drive back to Beaune for a guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune. Typical example of Burgundy flamboyant gothic style, this former hospital founded in 1443 by the chancellor Nicolas Rolin and his wife Guigone de Salins is the testimony of the Flemish influence on the duchy of Burgundy.

    As far as architecture, it is worldwide famous for its colorful polychromatic glazed tile roofs. The Last Judgment triptych painting by Flemish painter Rogier Van Der Weyden is the highlight of the visit. You will tour the Salle des Pôvres (where the sick ones were looked after), the kitchens, the pharmacy and other rooms exhibiting artifacts and tapestries.

    Taste some of Burgundy’s most Esteemed Wines

    Experience a unique wine tasting session within Beaune. You will be warmly welcomed for a visit of the facilities, cellar and winery. Explanations are clear and adapted to each person’s level of knowledge; the visit is fun & informative. You will round things off with a commented tasting of different appellations such as Saint-Aubin, Auxey-Duresses, Saint-Romain, Corton-Charlemagne while several Premiers Crus and Grands Crus, both red and white, are available.

    5.30pm return to your hotel and night in Beaune.
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  • day 3

    DISCOVER THE WINES & MAGIC OF THE CÔTE DE NUITS WINE REGION

    Breakfast at your hotel.9.30am pick up at your hotel.Wander through the Prestigious Vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, Land of Pinot NoirLocated between the town of Dijon and the tiny village of Corgoloin, the Côte de Nuits and Hautes Côtes de Nuits wine producing regions grow along a narrow strip...
    Breakfast at your hotel.

    9.30am pick up at your hotel.

    Wander through the Prestigious Vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, Land of Pinot Noir

    Located between the town of Dijon and the tiny village of Corgoloin, the Côte de Nuits and Hautes Côtes de Nuits wine producing regions grow along a narrow strip of land that is around 20 kms long and as narrow as 200 meters wide. The wines produced here are mainly red wines and the King of the Grapes is Pinot Noir!

    Taste the Originality of Traditional Wines in a Family Owned Domain

    Our first stop will be in a family owned winery that has been in the same hands for more than 4 generations. The Domaine is located between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Beaune, in a little village of the Hautes Côtes. During the visit, you will be introduced to the notion of “terroirs” which are very diverse and distinct in this particular area.

    The Domaine spreads out over 19 Ha of vines with no less than fourteen different appellations. The winegrower pays particular attention to the environment, organic products and mechanical care of the soil so as to leave a healthy soil for the descendants. The wines are vinified following the traditional method. After your commented wine tasting session, the tour moves on towards the village of Gevrey- Chambertin.

    Free Time for Lunch in one of the most famous Villages of Côte de Nuits.

    Gevrey-Chambertin is without a doubt one of the most emblematic wine appellations of Burgundy. Considered to be “Pinot Noir” Paradise, its rich “terroir” is home to nine of the thirty-three grands crus of the region. Before reaching the village, your sightseeing along the Grands Crus road will be punctuated by photo opportunities especially

    in front of world famous Romanée-Conti. Considered as the most prestigious name of Burgundy, this plot of 1, 8 hectares produces one of the most expensive wines in the world. After lunch, we continue towards the Chateau de Vougeot. Your guide will suggest restaurants depending on your wishes.

    A Unique Wine Farm Chateau located in the Heart of the Burgundy Vineyards

    If Chateau Clos de Vougeot does not produce wines anymore it still remains a symbol of more than a thousand year of History in Burgundy. In the 12th century, the Chateau is owned by the Monks of Citeaux who cultivate the vines at the time. They construct a wall that surrounds the precious lands giving the domain the name of ‘Clos’ which can be translated as ‘enclosed’.

    Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to visit the 12th century vat house with its huge press machines, the wine cellar or the dormitory with its amazing wooden framework.

    Experience a Commented Tasting of Acclaimed Côte de Nuits Wines

    Nuits-Saint-Georges is a lively small town with centuries-old history of winemaking. Most of the wines grown here are Pinot Noir but there are some plots planted with Chardonnay. Here, we have organized a commented tasting so that you may better comprehend what makes this wine region so special.

    In a carefully selected winery, your tour will begin with the visit of the Vat Room where the greatest Côte de Nuits wines are crafted. Then move on to the magnificent 19th century vaulted cellar where you will be explained the different stages of vinification and maturing of great Burgundy wines. Finally, participate in a commented wine tasting session of several Burgundy Wines. Glass in hand, a wine expert will demonstrate how to taste some of the most prominent “terroirs” of Burgundy.

    5.30pm return to Beaune and night at your hotel.
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  • day 4

    DEPARTURE TRANSFER FROM BEAUNE

    Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer to the train station of Beaune. End of our services. Please note that a Burgundy wine tour from Dijon is also available.
    Breakfast at your hotel and return transfer to the train station of Beaune. End of our services. Please note that a Burgundy wine tour from Dijon is also available.
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Prices

Accommodation

  • Hotel Athanor (or similar)

    From € 990.00
    Set in a converted 16th-century convent and its 19th-century annex, this casual hotel is within a 2-minute walk of the Musée du Vin de Bourgogne ...

    Set in a converted 16th-century convent and its 19th-century annex, this casual hotel is within a 2-minute walk of the Musée du Vin de Bourgogne and the Hôtel-Dieu Museum, and 3.9 km from Château de Pommard.

    The rooms have low-key furnishings and decor, with some featuring oak flooring, timber beams and exposed stone walls. All come with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Suites are in the oldest part of the building and add lounges; all family units add lounges and sofabeds.

    A continental breakfast buffet is available for an extra cost in the bright dining room, and there's also a bar/lounge with a pool table.

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  • Najeti Hotel de la Poste (or similar)

    From € 1,150.00
    On the edge of historic downtown Beaune, in a grand, whitewashed building, this elegant hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Hospices de Beaune (medieval ...

    On the edge of historic downtown Beaune, in a grand, whitewashed building, this elegant hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Hospices de Beaune (medieval hospital museum) and 5 minutes from the Musée du Vin de Bourgogne (wine museum).

    Colorful rooms come with en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Suites add separate living areas.

    In addition to a gourmet restaurant and a relaxed brasserie, amenities include a garden, a cozy bar and a billiard room. Continental breakfast and covered parking are available for a surcharge.

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  • Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa (or similar)

    From € 1,380.00
    Surrounded by gardens, this upscale hotel is a 7-minute walk from both the Musée du Vin de Bourgogne wine museum and the Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, ...

    Surrounded by gardens, this upscale hotel is a 7-minute walk from both the Musée du Vin de Bourgogne wine museum and the Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, housing local art and furnishings from the Middle Ages.

    Classic, polished rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screens with international channels, DVD players, minibars, bathrobes and slippers. Select rooms add separate living areas, work desks, Nespresso coffeemakers and loft spaces.

    The hotel has an acclaimed gourmet restaurant, 4 meeting rooms and a stone cellar with a bar and dance floor. Breakfast and on-site underground parking are available for a surcharge.

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Know before you book

  • Tour available all year round
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Prices are per person - based on the number of travelers
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Beaune

Departure

We will come and pick you up directly at your hotel in Beaune.

Return

Tour will return to original departure point.

FAQ

  • What type of vehicles are used during your France vacation Travel Packages?

    Our company only uses only premium cars & minivans that can take up to a maximum of 8 passengers. All vehicles are new or recent, comfortable, spacious and have A/C.
  • Who conducts your private tours in Burgundy

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking local guides, experts in the destination where they are based. Most of them are fully licensed guides that are authorized to make commentaries in museums, monuments and historical city centers. In the wine regions, most of them hold the WSET level 2 in wines & sprits or are professional sommeliers. Finally, we are proud to mention that we work essentially with our own in-house guides.
  • Should I stay in Beaune or Dijon?

    This is a recurring question for those of you that wish to visit the Burgundy region of France. In fact both destinations make for a great starting point for Wine Tours and we offer day trips and wine tours out of both Beaune and Dijon. So the main difference is that Beaune is a small town set more or less in the middle of the Burgundy Wine Region.

    Dijon is more a small city located at the northern tip of the Burgundy wine region. Since it is larger, you will have more choices when it comes to hotels, restaurants and things to do in town. Your choice will therefore depend on what type of activities or ambiance you are looking for when not on a wine tour.
  • What can we expect on this Burgundy Private Travel Package?

    This package highlights the two main wine regions of Burgundy Côte de Beaune & Côte de Nuits. It also includes a large number of Burgundy tasting sessions. You will visit charming small towns, authentic villages like Nuits Saint George or Gevrey Chambertin, taste local food paired with delicious Burgundy wines. You will be accompanied at all times by your English speaking local guide.
  • Can we modify the program of this private Burgundy package?

    Yes, absolutely. As this is a private tour just for you and your party, you can modify the program and adapt it to your wishes. Contact our team of travel experts and let them know what you would like to modify and they will do the rest. We will need to have a final program established before the 1st day of your tour.

    Then, once your tour begins, you can also adapt the itinerary of the day directly with your guide. Please note however that if you decide not to take part in an activity or visit that was included on your tour, the fees of the activity will not be refunded.
  • Can we choose which Burgundy wineries we will visit during private travel package?

    Yes you can always make some requests, however please note that some wineries (usually the most famous ones) are not opened to visitors. Don't hesitate to reach out to our team of travel experts and they will do the rest. They will then get back to you and let you know if the wineries you had requested are available for visits and if so, then they will communicate the different tasting options and prices. If you have no idea on which wineries you would like to visit, we have included our selection of wineries on this package that produce delicious Burgundy wines!
  • Are lunches included on this Burgundy private small group package?

    In general, we never include lunch on our private packages unless there is a local restaurant we believe that it would enhance your experience in the region you are visiting. It is possible for us, if you wish, to include lunch during your days of touring with us. Just reach out to our team of travel experts and they will do the rest. We will pre-book local restaurants adapted to your budget and that highlight the local cuisine.

    On this particular package, you have the option to select a Burgundy lunch in a local winery. You will be asked to choose this option during the booking process. If you choose not to select these options, then the tour will stop in an area where there will be different options. You can can also ask your guide on each morning to give you some recommendations for the day.
  • Is this private Burgundy small group private tour only available in English?

    No, we have guides that speak fluently other languages. If you would like a private tour in another language don't hesitate to get back to us and we will let you know if your language is available in the region you are visiting.
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