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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 blackcur...

    Lovely, knowledgeable guide but if you’re expecting a wine tasting tour like Aus or US then this is not for you. 40 mins spent tasting some nice and mainly red wine wines followed by a drive to Beaune through the vineyards. You will learn about the classification system but you wont visit producers or see a winery up close. Beaune is beautiful but an hour is not enough to give it justice - go see it separately.

  • Beaune: Wine Tasting at Château de Pommard

    2. 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, ...

  • Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

    3. 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)

    Nice to see the origine of the cremant. The story behind it and the growth they made.

  • From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

    4. 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 ho...

    We were picked up at 9:30 as scheduled in front of the tourist office. It happened that nobody else other than my wife and I had booked this tour. Ava, our tour guide was excellent. She has tons of wine knowledge and did not hesitate sharing that with us. We visited a couple of wine makers and walked the famous vineyards. She suggested a lunch place that was very good for the hour we were not together in the center of Beaune. I bought some wine to be shipped - although I have not heard from the shipping company that was supposed to contact me yet! The most important factor is wine selection in Burgundy is “the map”! Have the map of vineyards handy when selecting your Pino. Unlike Napa that is equipped with irrigation system Burgundy relies exclusively on natural climate conditions. Check your years yo make sure too much rain did not make it a bad year!

  • From Beaune or Dijon: Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

    5. From Beaune or Dijon: Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

    Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from 2 Cote de Nuits vineyards on a private tour aboard a luxury air-conditioned minivan. Travel along the famous Route des Grand Crus before arriving at your first destination, the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot. Here, immerse yourself in the region's history and culture. Later, stop for optional lunch and tasting at a winery or choose your own lunch venue. Re-energized after lunch, head to a winery in the Vougeot area and sample some of the region's finest wines. Then pay a visit to the Nuits-Saint-Georges area, where you will enjoy another tasting and have the opportunity to admire picturesque landscapes along the way.

  • Burgundy: Full-Day Wine and Medieval Tour from Paris

    6. Burgundy: Full-Day Wine and Medieval Tour from Paris

    This tour takes you on a discovery of Burgundy, where you can visit the important landmarks and sample the local wine. Visit the Hospices de Beaune, a former charitable almshouse founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, the chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor. Explore the original hospital building, the Hôtel-Dieu, one of the finest examples of 15th-century French architecture, now a museum. Enjoy an informative and relaxing wine tasting experience at the Château Pommard vineyard with the English-speaking sommelier guides. During lunch, take the chance to explore the delicious specialty of Burgundy; snails, beef cooked in wine, eggs meurette and much more.

  • Côte de Beaune Private Local Wineries and Wine Tasting Tour

    7. Côte de Beaune Private Local Wineries and Wine Tasting Tour

    Discover the local wines and beautiful villages of Côte de Beaune, on a private day trip from Beaune or Dijon. Benefit from wine tasting sessions at local wineries, and the personalized attention of an expert guide. Start your experience with pickup at your hotel in Beaune or Dijon. Head to the Hospices of Beaune to explore this historic location on a guided tour. Afterwards, admire the views as you pass through the villages of Pommard and Volnay. Arrive in Meursault, where you’ll enjoy a tour of a local winery and your first wine tasting session of the day. Stop for lunch at your own expense, or select the option including an organic wine tasting lunch. Continue to the city center of Beaune, where you’ll tour another winery and enjoy the chance to taste their produce. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Beaune or Dijon.

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What people are saying about Beaune

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 137 reviews

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.

very nice establishment very good guide and very welcoming staff no complaints. If you don't hesitate, go quickly to visit this castle.

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

Great guide, he really knew the subject and had a most pleasant manner