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Burgundy Dijon-Meursault 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 2
Two of the most famous vineyards worldwide are located to the south of Dijon - the Côte de Nuits, from Chenove to Corgoloin, producing powerful red wines; and the Côte de Beaune, from Aloxe Corton to Santenay, renowned for its delicate red wines and its full-bodied white wines. Since the 3rd century B.C., the vineyards here have provided the noblest vintages. Long-time properties of the dukes of Bourgogne, the area stands today as witness to the past, a trail of chapels, châteaux and old, glazed-roof villages, and vineyards, one after another. Included in the itinerary are two remarkable towns: Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, and Beaune, the vineyards' capital.
7 overnights: room and breakfast, in 3*and 4* hotels
2 dinners (on DAY 2 and 3), drinks excluded
personalised welcome on the first day
walking notes, general information of the area plus route maps
hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail
taxi transfers: Nuits St Georges-Chaux, Meursault-Beaune station
Transport to/from beginning/end of trail
lunches, meal drinks, dinners (on DAYS 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
visits or activities suggested on the tour, insurances
Half board available 245€
Extra B&B night in Dijon 80€
Extra B&B night in Beaune 75€
Wine tasting (on DAY 2 or 3) 15€
Cold wine tasting lunch (on DAY 2) 55€
Wine tasting lunch with 6 wines (on the DAY 4) 85€
Departure any day except Sunday from 1 April to 31 October 2019
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Arrival at Dijon, capital of Burgundy.
This town, steeped in history, is its own outdoor museum. Explore the old city, the neighborhood of the Palais de Justice, and the beautiful Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne (Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy) home to the Musée des Beaux Arts. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel.
Marsannay – Gevrey-Chambertin 9 kms
Continue exploring Dijon in the morning (plenty to choose from - the Archeological Museum, the Sacred Art Museum in Sainte Anne‘s Chapel, ...). At the start of the afternoon, a taxi will escort you to Marsannay-la-Côte. From Marsannay, a city reputed for its rosé wines (unique in the Burgundian region), you will walk towards Fixey, where a 10th century church stands, the oldest in the region. You reach Gevrey-Chambertin, a wine town still guarded by an ancient fortified castle. Dinner. Lodging and breakfast in a 4-star hotel.
Gevrey-Chambertin – Nuits St Georges 14 kms
Cross through the Grand Cru vineyards towards Morey Saint Denis. Pass by the village of Chambolle Musigny, at the beginning of a narrow valley, and head to one of the more famous sites of Burgundy, the majestic Château de Clos Vougeot. A visit to the château reveals a 12th century wine cellar and gigantic wine press. Your path continues across the Echezeaux and Grand Echezeaux vineyards and then brings you to hallowed ground and the heart of some of the world’s greatest vineyards: La Romanée, Romanée-Conti, Richebourg, la Tâche. Dinner. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel.
Nuits St Georges - Chaux/Beaune 19 kms
Today’s walk takes you uphill, past vineyard-covered slopes, to the Hautes-Cotes de Nuits. The landscape is delightful, with beautiful views across the valley. Pass through the village of Villers-la-Faye, with its 11th century church sitting upon Mont Saint Victor, and then Magny-les-Villers. Descending into the Côtes de Beaune, come upon Pernant-Vergelesses and one of the most picturesque little villages in the area, Aloxe-Corton, famous for white wines like Corton-Charlemagne, one of the best in Burgundy. You reach Beaune, a magical Burgundian city of medieval charm, famous for its hospices and ramparts. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel for 2 nights.
Free day in Beaune.
Explore the narrow streets lined with beautiful houses, some of which date back to the Renaissance period. Lodging and breakfast in the same 3-star hotel.
Beaune - Meursault 10 kms
Leave Beaune and walk through the first Premiers Crus vineyards, heading to Pommard. This well-known village is huddled tightly around a church that is most remarkable for its square bell-tower. The wines of the village, celebrated around the globe, are of outstanding quality, deeply-coloured, firm and honest. After passing over the last vineyard-covered hill, you will fall upon Meursault, a beautiful village reputed for its white wines. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel for 2 nights
Meursault – circular walk around Meursault via La Rochepot 20 kms
Making your way across the vineyards, arrive in the hamlets of Blagny and Gamay, and then pass through the forest that stretches across the heights of the Côte de Beaune. Reach La Rochepot, a village that boasts one of the most beautiful châteaux in Burgundy, dating to the 15th century. Descend to the village of Saint Aubin and its 10th century church. Crossing through the Grands Crus of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet, and the village of Puligny-Montrachet itself, you head to Meursault through Les Grands Crus at Les Perriéres. Lodging and breakfast in the same 3-star hotel.
Tour ends after breakfast. Taxi to Beaune railway station or stay an extra night in Meursault
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