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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.

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.

Dijon: Cheese and Wine Pairing Session

4. Dijon: Cheese and Wine Pairing Session

Discover more about the world of French cheese and wine with a traditional picnic in Dijon. First, meet in a cellar in the center of the town. Like a traditional picnic, taste local cheeses and try different pairings with local wines. Learn why some cheeses pair well with wines and discover local cheeses like Brillat Savarin, Comté, and Epoisses. Join a local specialist and learn more about the traditions and history of wine in the region, and the wide world of cheeses.

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

5. 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.

Burgundy: Domaine de Montmain Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting

6. 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: Outdoor Harry Potter Smartphone Escape Game

7. Dijon: Outdoor Harry Potter Smartphone Escape Game

Immediate boarding with Harry Potter in Dijon! An evil spell has condemned track 9 ¾ through King's Cross station! To board the Hogwarts Express, you must go to the city of the Dukes... Your objective is to thwart this spell to regain access to the platform! Go to the coveted Place de la Libération. But beware: the train will pass in 2 hours! Guided by your smartphone, you'll go around the city looking for each house. The objective of the game is to collect 4 code words within the time limit. They will be essential to find the location of the track. Each house you visit will give you key clues to put together to find THE code word that will validate each passage. You'll solve puzzles, meet wizards, and find bonus cauldrons. The Hogwarts Express will leave in 120 minutes. Tick tock tock... This game is accessible to all and multigenerational. You have the possibility to play in team, for that only one person of each team will have to enter the identifier and the unique code on his device. Then you can start the game simultaneously. You will be able to compare your points and the time obtained at the end of the game. Please note: this activity is an outdoor escape game where the plot is not directly related to the city (although it is held in attractive places in the city center). It is a game on a given theme and not a guided tour of the city. This game is accessible to all and multigenerational. You have the possibility to play in team, for that only one person of each team will have to enter the identifier and the unique code on his device. Then you can start the game simultaneously. You will be able to compare your points and the time obtained at the end of the game. Please note: this activity is an outdoor escape game where the plot is not directly related to the city (although it is held in attractive places in the city center). It is a game on a given theme and not a guided tour of the city.

Burgundy: Cluny Abbey Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

8. 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: Wine Tasting Workshop with Tastings

9. Dijon: Wine Tasting Workshop with Tastings

During 1h30 come an learn how to taste 6 Burgundian wines (3 reds and 3 whites), of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. Can you taste different kind of wines the same way ? Using method, learn to evaluate the color of the wine and what kind of informations can you guess from it. Discovert how aromas are able to express themselves through wine. Do these aromas come from the grape variety, the aging, the material used ? Does the making process has an impact onto the taste of the wine ? After the session, you will be able to answer these question and understand several impacts from the making process onto the wine.

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 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 616 reviews

This was a really cool experience -- the small group meant that we could all hear everything and ask whatever questions we had. The guide was super knowledgeable about the wines we were tasting, the specifics of wineries and the wine-making process of the region, and had some cool wine toys he was able to show us. Of course wine is always subjective, but on the whole I enjoyed the wines we tasted. Even the one or two I didn't like I could tell were still good wines, just not to my taste. They will also ship wines home to you (at least to the US). Overall just a great experience.

I, who has joined in countless numbers of tastings, can confirm that this was one of the best tastings i have ever had. Professionally done with an amateur spirit. Gives a very good idea about burgundy wines across appellation levels. We were also lucky to be a group of people at similar ages; so, we could enjoy each other s company while tasting and getting tipsy.

Turned up and all seemed very unassuming, and then we were taken down into the hotel's cellar. It looked terrific. Understand it had been relatively recently refurbished and to great effect. Had a private tasting in the room which was wonderful and very different from schlepping around cellar doors. Felt very refined and was a lovely introduction to Burgundy

Emmanuel was personable and incredibly knowledgeable, due no doubt to his many years of experience in the wine industry. The van was quiet and comfortable, and we happily bought wines at each stop…

Emanuel was all that our group could have hoped for . Knowledgeable about his area and his wines; great company and created some superb visiting and tasting experiences .