"Gold of Burgundy – wines with history"
If you dream about visiting Burgundy region and seeing with your own eyes the endless fields of vineyards, tasting the best burgundy wines in the ancient cellars and enjoying the rich heritage of this region – then you are invited to make an unforgettable tour of Dijon and Beaune with wine tastings at Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune wine-growing areas.
During this guided-tour you will see the most beautiful Burgundy wine cellars, walk through the Grands Crus vineyards, and have the widest choice of tastings.
9:30 - Meeting with a guide in Dijon
SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF DIJON
Dijon is the capital city of the Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country’s principal wine-producing areas. Dijon was for some time the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. The dukes were great patrons of the arts, so Dijon was a major center of Gothic and early Renaissance music, painting, and sculpture, attracting some of the greatest and most famous artists and musicians from Flanders in particular.
The Dijon's historic heritage is extremely rich: the quantity, density and quality of the houses and mansions in the historic center place Dijon as one of the richest architectural cities of France.
The local Museum of Fine Arts is worth to be mentioned. This is an art museum, located in the Palais Ducal with the richest collection of the medieval art. The most famous part of the museum is the Guard Room with tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy - Philip the Bold and John the Fearless.
Many churches have been preserved in the city, including the famous Dijon Cathedral dedicated to Saint Benignus of Dijon. You can also see a great number of the half-timbered houses in the historic center of the city which is filled with the spirit of the “gingerbread”.
The degustation program will start from Dijon. You will enjoy two main “Burgundian specialties”: Dijon mustard and gingerbread.
DEPARTURE FOR LUNCH IN ONE OF THE WINE VILLAGES
The lunch is supposed to be in one of the wine-growing areas with the traditional Burgundian cuisine, the plate of local cheeses and the wide choice of wine for tasting.
15:00 - Departure to Beaune
SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF BEAUNE WITH THE VISIT OF THE HOSPICES OF BEAUNE
One of the main stopping points in Beaune is the Hospices of Beaune or Hôtel-Dieu - an emblematic example of 15th century Flamboyant Gothic architecture which brings together all the spiritual, artistic and wine-making traditions of Burgundy. The Hospices de Beaune owns a vineyard of almost 60 hectares in Côte de Beaune, Côtes de Nuits and Pouilly-Fuissé. The produce from these vines is sold in a charity auction on the 3rd Sunday of November to connoisseurs and professionals from all over the world. This public event is the opportunity to taste and to find out about Burgundy wines.
Hospices of Beaune is open 7 days a week
Entrance ticket – EUR 7.50 per person
Entrance ticket for groups from 10 persons – EUR 6.50 per person
18:00 - Arrival to Dijon
Duration: 8-9 hours. Price: EUR 440.00
(Car rental - at extra charge. Car category - on request)
All entrance tickets and meals – at extra charge.
Maximum commission to agencies - 15%