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Beaune Vineyards Walk

from $3,035.00

Excellent cuisine and charming hotels, quiet wine villages and traditional historic towns are all part of the special allure of the Burgundy region.  You’ll wander through ancient woodland around the beautiful Cote D’Or. Sample wine in some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. And, hunt for truffles with Yann and his dog Elfe in the grounds of a secluded chateau.

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All about the Beaune Vineyards Walk.

This seven-night gastronomic walking tour invites you to discover the essence of Burgundy; a place where centuries-old culture meet the modern world in a region world famous for its tradition of wine and gastronomy. Here you’ll find medieval Beaune, whose walled old town houses the immaculately preserved 15th century Hospices de Beaune, lovely Meursault and numerous authentic Burgundy chateaux; this region has more chateaux than any other in France. To the north, past the Combe Lavaux – Jean Roland Nature Reserve, where wildflowers grow and peregrine falcons and eagles nest, lies the regional capital of Dijon. The city displays a rich blend of architecture alongside the magnificent palace of the Valois Dukes, now home to the Museum of Fine Art.
The walks provide a perfect balance of quiet country lanes, vineyard tracks and woodland trails taking in sleepy, traditional villages, majestic vine-clad hills and ancient oak forest. Sample fine wines in 13th century cellars and enjoy lunch in a selection of historic towns including world-renowned Nuits-St-Georges. Walk the medieval streets of Dijon and hunt for truffles with Yann and his dog Elfe in the grounds of a secluded chateau.
This area is popular with foodies and for good reason! You can look forward to fine dining on Filet de boeuf flambe a la sauce creme de truffe or Sandre aux echalotes confites et au Pommard and sampling some of the regional cheeses – Brillat Savarin and Epoisses – accompanied by the region’s incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. You’ll stay in wonderful hotels including an elegantly renovated farmhouse with stunning gardens, a lovingly restored former winery and a modern 4 Star hotel complete with spa facilities.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation
  • Continental breakfasts and 6 gastronomic evening meals
  • Management by local agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers
  • Standard transfers from/to local train station (at designated times)
What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Single Accommodation (available on request, inquire for supplement)

Highlights

  • Lovingly restored 18th century hotels, each with its own unique history
  • Fine, gastronomic menus featuring regionally-sourced ingredients
  • Varied walking on vineyard tracks, hilltop trails and woodland paths
  • Traditional Burgundy chateaux and medieval villages
  • Sun-drenched wine estates and prestigious appellations
  1. Day 1 Day 1 Arrive in Beaune

    Free time to discover this lovely city and marvel at the multicoloured roofs of the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune. Overnight at the Hotel le Cep with the choice of Beaune’s restaurants for dinner (pay locally). (Staying at Hotel le Cep, Breakfast only)

  2. Day 2 Day 2 Transfer to Montagny-les-Beaune

    In the afternoon, we take you to the Hotel le Clos, a lovingly restored C18 hotel, a former farmhouse in Montagny-les-Beaune, in time for your first gastronomic dinner at a local restaurant. (Staying at Hotel le Clos, Breakfast in hotel, evening meal in local restaurant)

  3. Day 3 Day 3 Montagny-les-Beaune to Gevrey-Chambertin 14km/9mi/3.5hr

    This morning we’ll take you to the start of your walk. You’ll begin by crossing over the northern tip of the limestone escarpment of the Cote-d’Or to gain wonderful views across the plain as you descend to the village of Chenove. From here turn south and wind your way along the Chemin des Grand Crus, passing the vineyards of Couchey and Fixin and continuing along to the famous wine village of Gevrey-Chambertin. Here you’ll find your hotel, a beautifully restored C18 former winery, with an extremely warm welcome from the owners, Paul and his wife Jolanta. (Staying at Les Deux Chevres, Breakfast in hotel, evening meal in local restaurant)

  4. Day 4 Day 4 At Gevrey-Chambertin

    Options today include taking the train to Dijon or Beaune. In Dijon stroll the history-filled streets and alleyways with C12-C15 timbered houses to see the Church of Notre Dame, cathedral and the grand Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. In Beaune marvel at the multi-coloured roofs of the C15 Hospices de Beaune. (Staying at Les Deux Chevres, Breakfast in hotel, evening meal in local restaurant)

  5. Day 5 Day 5 Gevrey-Chambertin to Vosne-Romanee 12km/7.5mi/3.5hr

    Leave the vines behind today and head up into the woods where you’ll follow an old disused railway track. Wind through shady, protected woodland before emerging back into the sun-soaked vines behind tranquil Morey-St-Denis, a good place to enjoy a coffee break. Continue on through the sleepy village of Chambolle-Musigny to Vougeot and visit the historic Chateau du Clos de Vougeot which produces one of the world’s most celebrated Grand Cru wines. From here it’s just a short distance to Vosne-Romanee where your 4 Star hotel and restaurant await. (Staying at Le Richebourg, Half Board)

  6. Day 6 Day 6 At Vosne-Romanee

    There are two options for your ’rest day’. You could walk up through the woods to a secluded chateau in the hills, behind the vineyards of Vosne-Romanee – here you have the opportunity to learn about truffle hunting in the chateau grounds with Thierry, his son Yann and their specially trained dog Elfe (Thursday to Monday only). Alternatively take a stroll through the vines to the world-famous mediaeval town of Nuits-St-Georges. Explore the town and enjoy lunch here, then maybe a spot of wine tasting in one of the many local caves. (Staying at Le Richebourg, Half Board)

  7. Day 7 Day 7 Vosne-Romanee to Montagny-les-Beaune 16km/10mi/5.5hr or 22km/14mi/6.5hr

    A 25-minute transfer takes you to Pernand-Vergelesses to follow vineyard tracks past the Hill of Corton, once owned by Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne. Then it’s on to mediaeval Savigny-les-Beaune for a morning coffee next to the impressive chateau, which houses a collection of vintage cars, motorbikes and planes. Walking up through woodland, you emerge above Beaune with spectacular views over the town and its surrounds. Descending into the vineyards you can visit the Parc de la Bouzaise or Beaune before continuing on to the hotel. (Staying at Hotel le Clos, Breakfast in hotel, evening meal in local restaurant)

  8. Day 8 Day 8 Leave Montagny-les-Beaune
Where you stay
Hotel le Cep
In the centre of mediaeval Beaune, Burgundy’s traditional wine capital, and located just minutes from the famous Hospices de Beaune and Notre-Dame Basilica, is Hotel Le Cep. The hotel has become an institution in the town, due in no small part to its top notch service and authentic decor consisting of wooden beams, fine fabrics and antique furnishings. Additionally, a private garage and parking, French garden, two C16 historical courtyards, bar, breakfast cellar and period sitting rooms, help to make Le Cep rather unique. Right next door lies the gastronomic, Michelin starred restaurant Loiseau des Vignes but in Beaune there are restaurants offering fine dining around every corner!
Hotel le Clos
This charming 4 star hotel is a beautifully restored former C18 farmhouse, set within its own gardens just 10 minutes from the centre of historic Beaune. The natural surroundings match perfectly with the cosy interior, which is finished with wood, terracotta, refined fabrics and a variety of original antique furniture. The friendly owner, Alain Oudot, is happy to offer a selection of drinks from the hotel’s small but well stocked bar while Mme. Oudot can often be found tending to the hotel’s well looked after garden. In the morning, breakfast can be taken on the terrace among the flowers and scents of the herb garden, and in the evening an aperitif in the courtyard provides a perfect accompaniment to the last rays of the day’s sun.
Les Deux Chevres
Les Deux Chevres is an elegant former C18 winery providing luxury boutique accommodation in the famous ancient wine village of Gevrey Chambertin. Lovingly restored in 2013 by Paul and his wife Jolanta, the property occupies a beautiful location in two historic buildings in the ‘Old Quarter’ of the village. Rooms here display many of their original architectural features such as wooden beams and stonework and they are tastefully decorated with antique furniture and original artwork. The majority of rooms also enjoy views over the courtyard, the garden or the vineyards.
Le Richebourg
Lying right alongside the vineyards of Vosne Romanee (home to the world’s top two most expensive wines!) and just off the Route des Grands Crus wine route (which runs from Dijon to Santenay), this relaxed, modern 4 star hotel offers refined rooms furnished with colorful fabrics, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars. The hotel serves continental breakfast and dinner is taken in the fine-dining restaurant. There is also a piano bar, a garden terrace, and a spa with a whirlpool, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. Our standard room here comes with a private terrace at the back of the hotel. Please note that the spa facilities at the hotel will not be available from 3rd to 6th Sept 2018 inclusive.
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