Day 1: Arrival
Meet with your guide at Beaune train station in the afternoon (after 3 pm) to depart for the villa. Upon arrival, you can relax in your room, unpack or unwind by the pool or the gardens if weather permits. Your first wine tasting is in a surprising natural grotto under the house.
We will meet around 7:00 pm to go out for dinner in Beaune in a typical restaurant that serves specialties of the region like beef bourguignon, coq au vin, or Escargot.
Day 2: Cote De Beaune
Start your Burgundy tour itinerary the French way with fresh croissants, country bread, yogurt, crafted jam, fresh squeezed juice, ham, or cheese.
After breakfast we will depart on a scenic drive through the beautiful vineyards where you will start learning about the varietals and classifications of Burgundy. You will pass by tiny villages, where all the residents are involved in wine growing and wine making, as well as more famous villages like Pommard, Volnay, Monthélie, Saint Romain. We will make a scenic overview stop to admire the beautiful French countryside.
Next, we will have a private wine tasting at a wine maker’s home. He and his wife will welcome us at their private cave for a wine tasting.
We’ll continue to the picturesque chateau Rochepot. (based on opening hours) After a short visit we’ll have lunch next to the Canal de Bourgogne . We will continue driving through the famous villages of Puligny, Montrachat, and Meursault and have a visit to Château de Chassagne-Montrachet and to explore their 11 and 14th century cellars.Free evening. Discover great restaurants in the lovely town of Beaune.
Day 3: Cote De Nuites
After Breakfast we’ll explore the cote de Nuites vineyards. We’ll stroll in the village of Vosne-Romanée. The village has been a known source of quality wines for more than a thousand years, producing some of the most famous Grand Crus including Romanée Conti.
Next, we’ll visit the prestige Château du Clos de Vougeot that is so important to wine in Burgundy. Today it is a museum but it’s interesting to see and learn how they produced their wine in earlier years.
We’ll head off to lunch at a typical off the beaten path Burguignonne restaurant. After lunch, we’ll make the ultimate back door visit, where cassis liqueur, mustard and jams are made with passion. The family grows their own fruits and simmer the berries in copper basins just enough to get the consistency and keep the flavor. You’ll want to take some of this yummy organic jam home with you.
In the afternoon you will enjoy another visit in a private winery (cave) before heading back to the house. 7:30 pm Dinner at a restaurant in Beaune.
Day 4: Food and wine in Beaune
After breakfast you will be visiting the gem of Beaune-the Hospice de Beaune. The two wings of this historical building have been built around a central courtyard with deep roofs covered in glazed multicolored tiles arranged in geometric patterns. Inset in the roofs are gable windows with carvings and decorations, which are an art form in themselves. After touring the museum we will have a wine tasting in Beaune in a place with 14th century cellars.
Next we will visit a magnificent shop for true cheese lovers. The shop has a selection of 500 cheeses that are matured in its own private cave. Then, we will have a wine tasting in a large wine-growing estate whose cuverie and cellars are situated in Beaune.
Have the rest of day to enjoy Beaune on your own.
Day 5: Departure
Morning transfer to Beaune train station.
We encourage you to plan your Burgunday vacation to include a Saturday. There is a wonderful market every saturday morning. It’s fun to walk around, shop of course…
The program includes:
- 4 nights accommodations
- All breakfasts
- 2 lunches including wine
- 2 Dinners including wine
- 5 Wine tasting
- 5 Wine tasting
- Transfers from/to Beaune train station
- Private tour guide and host
- Transportation for excursions
- Entrance fees to hospice de Beaune
The program does not include
- Travel insurance
- Anything not mentioned in the program
TERMS & CONDITIONS
A deposit of $500.00 per person is required at time of booking to guarantee the space on the tour.
Balance of the full amount is due 90 days prior the first day of the tour.
Your deposit is refundable within the first 30 days of your deposit, so long as you have booked more than 180 days before the start date of the tour. If you book within 180 days of the start date of the tour, your deposit is immediately non-refundable. 90 days or less before the start date of the tour, the tour is non – refundable unless we are able to rebook another participant for the date/tour you are booked on.
Food N wine vacations, Inc reserve the right to re-calculate prices due to currency fluctuations. For full terms and conditions refer to Terms and conditions page.
You will stay in a modern private estate in Burgundy located outside of Beaune overlooking miles of stunning vineyards. The family who owns the house has been rooted in Burgundy for generations. The grandfather was a chocolatier, the aunt owns a truffle farm and specializes in cooking with truffles, the uncle is a chef and the wife is a successful artist – you’ll see her sculptures scattered throughout the house and garden.
The vividly lit rooms are spacious and tastefully designed. Each room has en-suite shower and/or bath, A/C, robes, soap, and Wi-Fi.
On the ground floor there is a large seating area with a fireplace and a piano for evening gatherings.
Underneath the house there is an amazing natural grotto that was discovered by the family. You can enjoy sipping wine while relaxing in the Jacuzzi or explore the cave.
The pool is nestled in the colorful garden, which is cultivated organically with flowers and fruit trees.
The main terrace is a nice place to start your day, gazing the vineyards while having breakfast, or watching the twinkling lights of Beaune at night.
DATES & PRICES
Available year-round based on availability.
Looking for a Private Group Tour?
We can accommodate private groups year round
We highly suggest purchasing travel insurance to protect your travel investment. Many travel products are non-refundable.
Emergencies happen when you least expect it. Travel protection provides coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Medical and Dental, Emergency Assistance and Transportation, Baggage, Baggage Delay, Travel Delay and much more. Plus, we offer our exclusive One Call 24-hour Traveler Assistance Service to help you with emergency situations that arise during your trip.
You may also consider ‘Cancel for no reason’. It may seem costly, but if you are deeply concerned about things like Hurricanes, strikes, Coronavirus outbreak, terror attack and such, you should look into that.
For pre existing condition, it’s important to purchase a policy within 10 days of your deposit.
You can fly to Paris and take a train.
You can fly to Lyon and take a train.
If you plan on visiting other parts of France – Consult with us. We provide a complimentary consulting with your pre or post travel plans: Flights, trains. logistics and ideas.
PRE AND POST IDEAS
You can spend time in Paris before or after the tour.
You can spend time in Lyon before or after the tour.
You can combine a trip to Provence or the French Riviera.
We provide a complimentary consulting for your pre and post travel plans: Flights, trains, logistics and ideas.
walking pace is like walking around town.
You will be walking hilltop villages and cobblestone streets.
we try to start the days after 09:00 am.
What should I wear?
Stay casual and comfortable. Mornings and evening are chilly but during the day it’s warm. Even in full summer, hot days can quickly turn into cool evenings. Be prepared with a light sweater during the summer months, and something a little heavier in spring and fall.
You won’t need to dress up anywhere you go. If you would like to try to blend in with the locals as much as possible, think “smart casual” or “preppy” for men, and “light and stylish” for women. Italians are very fashion conscious, but not formal.
In the summer months, you will most likely want to wear shorts. Make sure they have good pockets. However, always make sure you also have some long pants
Bring flat shoes, as you will be walking in medieval towns with cobblestone streets or farms with unpaved roads.
If you want to dress up for dinner, dress as if you are having dinner with friends.
How many bags can I bring?
We recommend bringing one medium suitcase and another small bag or trolley.
Please check our packing advice.
We advise you to pack light. We also recommend planning what you need based on each day of your travels.
You will need the extra space for souvenirs. You may not think about it now, but believe us; you’d want to take home that tasty olive oil, a bottle of wine that you can’t find at home, local specialties, or ceramics.
On that note, the best advice we can give you is “bubble wrap”. Bring bubble wrap with you. It’s cheaper and more convenient to bring it from the U.S and you will probably never leave home without it.
We highly recommend you use packing cubes for efficient packing and to keep things organized. You can search for videos on YouTube to learn more about it.
Do I need a passport?
Copy of passport
We strongly suggest that you to make a copy of your passport.
Should I bring my cell phone?
It is a good idea to bring a cell phone. See our tips for communications while on a tour down below.
Do I need converters or transformers?
European power outlets run at 220 volts. You must buy a transformer to avoid shorting out and/or causing permanent damage to your devices. You will need it for cell phones, cameras, tablets, and other US-made electronics.
Tip: If your electronics can be powered by either 120 volt or 220-volt outlets (the device will usually have this listed in the technical specifications in a format like 120/240 volts, meaning the device can be powered from any power outlet around the globe), you will only need a plug adapter. Please note that a plug adapter is not a transformer, and using one with a device not capable of handling 240 volts will cause permanent damage and may even render the device unusable.
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It is also important to let the credit card company or your bank know what country you are traveling to and the exact date
It is recommended to have a cell phone with you, however, if you plan to bring your smart phone, make sure to turn off mobile data right before you board the plane. If the data is not turned off, your mobile provider may charge you hundreds of dollars for using their services outside the U.S. On certain phones, you may be able to disable data roaming (phones that support this feature will most likely have it turned off by default). This will automatically turn off data outside the U.S.
You may want to check with your cell phone provider what data/voice/ text they offer when you travel to Europe. Things are changing for the better. For example, if you have an unlimited plus plan with AT&T you can pay $10 a day and continue using your phone in Europe as if you were at home.
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