Taste your way through Burgundy on this private tour along the Route des Grands Crus, departing from Dijon. Your private car and personal chauffeur/bilingual wine specialist will guide you to the best sites in Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. Throughout the day, you’ll stroll through scenic villages and learn about the wines you taste at two wineries. See the best this region has to offer, from historic castles to cobblestone alleys.
Your 7-hour private tour begins when your chauffeur picks you up and drives into the softly rolling hills of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. Your bilingual wine maven will enlighten you about the region’s world-renowned grapes, vintners and wines. Learn how the winemakers care for the vines, harvest the grapes and bottle these high-quality wines.
Enjoy a leisurely ride through the picturesque countryside to the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, which specializes in fine pinot noirs. Admire the stately chateaux and sprawling vineyards en route to other villages, like Morey St Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée and Nuits St Georges. (Please note: As this is a private tour, the itinerary can be altered, and the pickup and drop-off times are flexible.) Stop at two local wineries during the day for an immersive experience and enjoy free time to peruse some of the villages. Meet the locals behind the labels at some of the wineries and learn about their histories.
When you’re ready for lunch, your expert guide will provide suggestions for where to try some of France’s exquisite food (own expense). Before returning to Dijon in the late afternoon, visit the stunning Clos de Vougeot castle and tour the Hospices de Beaune, a former almshouse founded in 1443.