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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. Visit the cellars of a boutique wine estate and enjoy the "Champs Elysées" of Burgundy in the charming town of Beaune.  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 savor 9 to 12 white wine and Pinot noir samples, including premiere and Grand Cru wines.  Uncover the secrets of the winemaking process as you visit the cellars of a family-run wine estate to see the aged oak barrels and vintage wines. Stop in the historic town of Beaune, Burgundy’s wine capital.  Spend some free time where you can go purchase a delicious lunch with recommendations on where and what to eat from your guide. Have time to visit to the mustard-makers of La Moutarderie Fallot or wander the old town.  Find traditional shops selling local products like blackcurrant liquor, mustard, honey spice cake, and Flavigny aniseed. Return to your initial starting point in Dijon at the end of your tour. 

Dijon: La Cave du Palais Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience

3. Dijon: La Cave du Palais Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience

Experience the rich wine culture of the Burgundy region, which offers a wide and fascinating variety of wines, each one representative of its specific location. Visit La Cave du Palais, a unique vaulted cellar where you'll be able to enjoy a guided tasting of some of the area's most iconic wines. Take an informative trip through the climates and the years in which each wine was produced, and understand why this is relevant to each bottle's taste and qualities. Step into this special location in the heart of Dijon and take part in an interactive cultural journey. Get to know Burgundy wine culture like a local as you seize the opportunity to taste 6 different wines from regional to Grand Cru appellations, the highest wine qualification.

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 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.

Burgundy: Cluny Abbey Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

5. 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. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Cluny Abbey Museum, avoid the queues, and explore the museum. 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 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 for fans of The Lady and the Unicorn Book by Tracy Chevalier. 

Dijon: Half-Day Guided Gourmet Bike Tour

6. Dijon: Half-Day Guided Gourmet Bike Tour

Come along the bike path through one of the most famous vineyards in France, pedaling between gorgeous landscapes and age-old history. Pedal along through the quaint vineyard towns of Marsannay-la-Côte, Fixin, Brochon, and Gevrey-Chambertin. Taste why these villages are responsible for giving the area of Burgundy its great reputation as a wine producer.  Try white wine and black currant wine, as well as Burgundy meat, cheese, and bread. An easy course, the tour is suitable for all levels of skill and fitness. Punctuated with breaks to take in the scenery, talk about the vineyard, and savor local specialities, gear up for a relaxing 3-hour foray into nature and French cuisine.

From Dijon: Burgundy Wine Tasting Tour

7. From Dijon: Burgundy Wine Tasting Tour

Indulge your senses on a half-day wine tour of Burgundy from Dijon, and sample some of the local wines. You will be in the hands of an expert sommelier, wine collector, or producer, traveling along scenic roads that take you past the vineyards and rural villages of the Grand Cru wine route. See the vineyards of famous appellations, such as Marsannay, Fixin, or Chambertin, passing abbeys, castles, and Roman churches along the way. Learn the history of wine production in the area, as well as the wine making techniques of today, from pruning the vines, to ageing the wine in oak barrels, and the secrets of the terroir (soil). Stop to taste 4-7 wines in each cellar you visit, including Pinot Noirs and white wines. Your sommelier will teach you how to pair Burgundy wines with your meals. You will also see the wine village of Gevrey-Chambertin in the Côte de Nuits, often referred to as the “King of Burgundy Wines."

Burgundy: Domaine de Montmain Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting

8. 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.

Dijon: Wines of Burgundy Half-Day Tour of Beaune

9. 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: Full-Day Bicycle and Wine Tour in Burgundy

10. From Beaune: Full-Day Bicycle and Wine Tour in Burgundy

Enjoy a full-day cycling tour into the vineyards of Côte de Beaune. Stop for a delicious lunch at a restaurant in a stunning setting. Delight your senses with a winetasting experience and uncover the secrets of the winemaking process. Meet your guide and get set up with your bike and helmet. Listen to a short briefing about how to use the bicycles, before embarking on your adventure through the heart of the Burgundy wine region. Peddle through the hills of the Côte de Beaune passing vineyards, villages, and fields. Cruise by a charming 13th century medieval castle which was home to a Count and Countess of Burgundy. Take in the sights, smells, and sounds before sitting down to a full lunch at a small restaurant nestled amongst the Beaune hills. After lunch you ride downhill to the Grand Cru of Puligny-Montrachet. Savor local flavors with a wine tasting session at the vineyard and learn about the different vines in Burgundy. Here you will understand more about the plant, the soil, and why Burgundy wine is one of the best. Visit the winery estate and stone cellar and get the chance to buy some bottles directly from the seller. Enjoy the convenience of having the bottles that you buy delivered directly to your hotel or home. Return to the meeting point in Beaune through an easy, downhill route.

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What people are saying about Burgundy

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 784 reviews

This was a terrific experience. Extremely personal and informative, it could also be marketed as a “picnic with a sommelier.” I came to burgundy to learn about wine and was excited to learn about pairing. Émeline was extremely knowledgeable and told me all about the structure and tastes of the different wines. Her cheese pairings really did bring out more of the wine flavors in extremely interesting ways. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a more personal, less run-of-the-mill tourist experience. You hang out with a local and learn a LOT about wine. Don’t think, just book! You will enjoy it.

We thought it was a great tour. We've done several wine tours, including in France, and this was an above-average one. Our guide, Emmanuel, might've been the most knowledgeable guide we've ever had about any one subject. He seemed like a true authority on wine while also being accessible with questions and enthusiastic about it. We really felt as if we'd learned about the region and about Burgundy wine, and I think people would enjoy it regardless of whether they already know all the wines by name or whether they just want to bask in the endless greenery and rolling hills.

Emeline was lovely. We tasted 4 wines and 4 cheeses in an outdoor setting. She was kind, knowledgeable about wines and my sister and I enjoyed the experience very much. Her English was great, she spoke to us in both French and English. I highly recommend her for a wine tasting experience!

This was a fantastic experience! We thoroughly enjoyed, not just the wine tasting, but also the history behind each winemaker. A great selection of wines too by the way! I was pleasantly surprised by how good this experience was. If you're in Dijon, this is a must! Highly recommend it!

A refreshing bike ride, full of positive energy, and useful informations for this amazing province of France. Excellent and very friendly guidance from Julian.