This walking tour across the vineyards will lead you from Dijon to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine, passing through the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune vineyards, following from time to time the Grand Cru Route. You will discover marvellous landscapes and the prestigious Burgundy vineyards. Contrasts of the Côte d’Or will astonish you!
Day 1 Arrive Dijon
Tour briefing between 4 -6 pm with tour manager.
Day 2 Dijon - Gevrey-Chambertin - 15km
A lovely ramble through vineyards. Enjoy a tasting lunch with wine at a ‘Domaine” (winery).
Day 3 Gevrey-Chambertin - Nuits-Saint-Georges or Vougeot - 14km
Walk through the most renowned vineyards of Cote de Nuits: Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny, Clos de Vougeot, Vosne Romanée. Wine-tasting at a ‘Domaine” of Burgundy wine.
Day 4 Nuits-Saint-Georges or Vougeot - Beaune - 22km
Leave landscapes of “Hautes Côtes de Beaune” to discover the “Hautes Côtes de Nuits”. On this road the Burgundian heritage will offer you a marvellous panorama. (Optional lunch with tasting of 6 wines, €75 per person)
Day 5 Beaune
Wander the ancient, cobbled streets. The Hotel-Dieu in Beaune and the Hospices de Beaune is a must to visit, the old hospital founded in 1443. If you are in Beaune on a Saturday, we recommend a visit to the famous food and clothes market.
Day 6 Beaune
Arrangements end after breakfast. OR extend you exploration of Burgundy with the BEAUNE TO CLUNY WALK – see itinerary below.
Moderate - hilly landscapes - a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Breakfast daily, 1 tasting lunch, 5 dinners, 1 wine tasting.
Please note that pricing is per person in Euros
2018 (Dijon to Beaune): Double/Twin €1055
Single Room Supplement €320
Gastronomic 4 course dinner €90
Hot lunch & 6 wines tasting €90
Leave Beaune via the historic pilgrims' trail - The Way Of St James. This part is known as the 'German Way' and the 'Hungarian Way' and and dates back to Medieval times. Follow paths across hillsides of famous wine ‘crus’ of the Cote de Beaune and the Cote Chalonnaise including Pommard and Chassagne-Montrachet. Walk from village to village, discovering Romanesque churches and ancient sites along the way till you reach the great pilgrimage place of Cluny.
Arrive Beaune the “Capital of Wine”. Briefing with tour manager 4 – 6 pm. Allow some time to see Beaune - Places to visit: the “Chapelle Saint Jacques” and the “Hospices”. The Saturday market is also a must. Optional 4 course “gastronomic dinner” in a Michelin 1* restaurant.
Day 2 Beaune - Chagny 18 km
Cross the vineyard hills of the Hautes Côtes de Beaune and pass through villages from Volnay to Meursault. Find the remains of an ancient castle. You will then join up with Chagny, its XVth observation tower and its lovely residences. Today a delicious “tasting lunch” with wine, charcuterie and cheeses at a “Domaine” (winery) is included in your tour.
Day 3 Chagny – Givry 19 km
Continue crossing the vineyards via Rully, the Gallo-Roman camp, known as the “Camp de César” and the charming village of Mercurey and its ramparts. Pass crosses, wash houses and vintner houses, before arriving in Givry. Today a Burgundy wine tasting at a “Domaine” (winery) is included in your tour.
Day 4 Givry – Saint Gengoux Le National 17km+
This route along the “Voie Verte” will allow you to discover forest scenery and country villages with “cadoles” (small stone huts built by winegrowers), wash houses and fountains. At Saint Gengoux le National visit its Romanesque Church, with ramparts, gargoyles and belfry.
Day 5 Saint Gengoux le National - Cluny 23km
The countryside is hillier in this area. Stop to visit the small city of Cormatin and the great place of pilgrimage of Taizé. You will end your tour in Cluny, the spiritual centre of Europe in the Middle Ages. Places to see: the Abbey, the fortification remains, the “Haras National” (Stud farm).
Arrangements end with a transfer to Macon Station.
Moderate to energetic with a couple of long days - hilly landscapes - a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Breakfast daily, 5 dinners, 1 tasting lunch, 1 wine tasting.
Please note that pricing is per person in Euros
2018 (Beaune to Cluny): Double/Twin €940
Single Room Supplement €270
2018: Start any day April to October. Sunday to Thursday is preferable. If you start Friday or Saturday wine tastings and lunches at Domaines (wineries) are not possible as they close on Sundays.
Famous wines are a feature of this walking tour through Burgundy's prestigious vineyards of the Cote de Nuit and the Cote de Beaune between Dijon and Beaune. Wine and one of the most varied and finest cuisines of France are the first things you think of when hearing “Burgundy”. Additionally a tour of Burgundy offers the ideal combination of stunning countryside and splendid treasures of art. Everywhere on this tour you'll see monuments of Burgundy's illustrious past like the Abbey of Cluny, founded 1000 years ago, historic Beaune or many little villages scattered in the region. Burgundy is variety … and does not live from wine alone!
Gastronomic Highlights Include:
A wine tasting at a Domaine, and a “tasting lunch” with wine, charcuterie and cheeses. Option to add a “Gastronomic Dinner“ at a Michelin 1 star restaurant in Beaune, and an optional hot lunch and tasting of six wines on Day 4.