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Explore Burgundy 7-day Wine Tour
Personally hosted by Carol Haslam, Director of Slow Tours. Carol lived in France for six years, speaks fluent French, knows this region really well and loves to show guests some of her favourite spots.
The tour starts in the beautiful city of Beaune. Burgundy is a historical territory and a former administrative region of France. It takes its name from the Burgundians, an East Germanic people who moved westwards beyond the Rhine during the late Roman period.
Famous for Dijon mustard and its signature dishes of coq-au-vin and boeuf bourguignon, it is also France's main wine-producing region. As well as its gastronomic delights, Burgundy has some important sites of historical and cultural significance: the Vezelay Basilica and Cluny Abbey, as well as chateaux and the palace of the Dukes of Burgundy.
The city of Beaune is the hub of France’s most revered wine region, situated in the middle of Burgundy. Well known for its Hotel Dieu, a hospital built for the poor, with its beautiful roof and practical but elegant interior, this charming town is a great place to stay and visit local wineries.
Your tour finishes near the small town of Macon which sits on the banks of the river Saone.
Travel is in a comfortable new vehicle
Maximum 14 people
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Arrival at Beaune train station for transfer to your hotel near Beaune. If you arrive early, there is time for an afternoon walking tour of the town centre visiting the Hospices de Beaune.
A visit to a local Abbey or Basilica, a chateau in beautiful gardens and you will learn more about the Burgundy wines along the wine routes known as the 'Route des Grands Crus', and the 'Cote d'Or'.
In the morning we will explore a few of the 38 picturesque wine villages of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune on our way to Dijon to do some mustard-tasting. Afterwards, an afternoon visit to the Vougeot chateau.
Transfer to your hotel not far from Macon. When we have settled in, we will take an afternoon drive to Macon where you can discover this charming village on the banks of the river Saone.
A day in the fresh air and countryside with a climb up to the Rock of Solutre, a famous spot which draws archaeologists from around the world to see the relics from ancient times. For the less courageous, a museum and cafe are at the base of the climb. Return to your hotel
Free morning for a bike ride through the vineyards, a canoe on the river or relax and read a good book. After lunch we can enjoy wine-tasting of Pouilly-Fuisse, one of the best known wines of the region. A special farewell dinner in our residence, leaving you time to pack bags and prepare for the morning departure.
After breakfast, transfer and departure to Macon TGV train station or to Lyon airport.
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