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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.

From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

2. 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.

Cheese and Wine Pairing Session in Dijon

3. Cheese and Wine Pairing Session in Dijon

Let's meet into a Cellar in the center of the town. Like a traditional picnic, let's taste local cheeses and try differents parings with local wines ! You will learn why some cheeses pair well with wines and discover local cheeses like Brillat Savarin, Comté, Epoisses,... After the session you will be able to answer thoses questions : How a cheese could impact the wine ? What makes wines of Burgundy so famous ? What different kind of wines can you find into the region ? How wine is made ? Condition : local guide, specialist in wine, small group of less than 8

Dijon: La Cave du Palais Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience

4. 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.

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. 

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

6. 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.

Dijon: Bike Tour with Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting

7. Dijon: Bike Tour with Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting

Explore famous and hidden bike paths on a tour of the maze-like city of Dijon with a local guide. Soak up the atmosphere of "La Vélo Vie" region and explore more of the city than you would in a day's walk. Your path will take you along the pretty streets of the historic center, so you can discover the Dijonnais' favorite places to relax. In a city with many facets, don't miss the opportunity to cross the remarkable parks and squares of the city center. The small pleasure of the beautiful days, you'll take a "nature" trip by Lake Kir and its small beach. The little bonuses: discovering Dijon has also tasted its local specialties that we love so much...You'll taste some of these small wonders during a gourmet break.

Dijon: Half-Day Guided Gourmet Bike Tour

8. 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.

Dijon: Bike tour and Tastings in the Vineyards of Burgundy

9. Dijon: Bike tour and Tastings in the Vineyards of Burgundy

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your ride along the bike paths of one of the most prestigious vineyards in France, between old stones and deep heritage. Your guided tour will cross many of the charming towns and villages which create the reputation of the great wines of Burgundy, such as Marsannay-la-Côte, Fixin, Brochon, and Gevrey-Chambertin. There is no difficulty for this course, with this walk suitable for everyone. It will be punctuated by breaks in which you can enjoy the decor, talk about the vineyard, and taste local specialties such as parsley ham and cheeses. All of this of course accompanied by wine from the region!

Pommard: Private Experience

10. Pommard: Private Experience

Find out more about Château de Pommard and its long-standing tradition of winemaking. You'll also discover Clos Marey-Monge, the largest vineyard in Burgundy. During this experience, you will also learn about winemaking techniques, and aspects relating to the soil composition of Burgundy terroirs.

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What people are saying about Burgundy

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 784 reviews

Emmanuel was an excellent guide! Kind, knowledgeable, jovial and entertaining—a true man of Burgundy who is well connected in Beaune. As a Certified Sommelier, I was looking forward to visiting the vineyards and châteaus of the wines I love so much, but I ended up learning so much more from him about the wines I adore. He chose fantastic wines to try, we all had a beautiful lunch together, and we were always laughing or commiserating over stories and experiences we’d had in this great wine country. Highly Recommend to anyone who doesn’t know wine or studies it like me—-you’ll feel as if you’re visiting an old friend in Beaune :)

Emanuel is a national treasure! His knowledge of Burgundy, the wines, and the local vineyards was simply astounding. He is an industry veteran and native to the region. He provided a fun day and let the group taste and explore at our own pace. Not to mention he was kind enough to book us an outstanding dinner. Six out of five stars - we will carry the memories and knowledge from this day with us for years!

Beautiful bike ride with a sommelier! We’ve tasted at dozens of wineries previously and I learned a lot about Burgundy wine on this experience. Highly recommend!

Very entertaining. The guide Julien very nice with all the members. The vineyards are the best.

A wonderful and informative experience. Very welcoming host.