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Gourmet Walking in Burgundy’s Vineyards

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2449per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Departures Monday - Thursdays from 3 Apr '23 to 31 Oct '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Possibility to book 2 wine tastings (in Nuits St George and Beaune)
  • Possibility to book 3 extra evening meal (in Dijon and Beaune)
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history
      from 3 reviews

Mr SHARMA says...
Good walking through beautiful countryside
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France: Burgundy

Gourmet Walking in Burgundy’s Vineyards

  • Visit the gastronomic and wine capitals of Dijon and Beaune
  • Discover charming, medieval villages and majestic chateaux
  • Walk through the famous appellations of Burgundy: Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny, Vougeot

This tour will open up your appetite and invite you to sensory pleasures. The vines may provide a beautiful setting, but they also produce an excellent wine that can be enjoyed all along this trip.

From Dijon to Beaune the walks provide a wonderful balance of quiet country lanes, vineyard tracks and woodland trails taking in sleepy, unspoilt villages, and majestic vine-clad hills. Sample fine wines in 13th century cellars and enjoy lunch in a selection of medieval towns including world-renowned Nuits-St-Georges. Walk the historic streets of Dijon and Beaune, hunt for truffles, taste local cheese in a rural manufactory, learn about blackcurrant liquor and enjoy a wine tasting at the majestic wine estate Chateau Clos Vougeot.

In this region known for its epicurean finesse, you can really enjoy fine dining. There will be excellent local dishes such as Beef Bourguignon, Oeufs en Meurette, Poulet de Bresse a la Creme, Perche aux Noix and of course exquisite cheeses like the pungent Epoisses de Bourgogne, to pair with the region's incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.

This tour will stimulate all your senses.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1 : Arrival in Dijon

An emblematic city of gastronomy and lifestyle, Dijon is also the gateway to some of the most prestigious vineyards in France. Stroll in the narrow streets of the old city and feel free to follow the smell of mustard and gingerbread and stop for a tasting.

Dijon is called 'The town of 100 bells', because of its beautifully preserved architectural heritage, dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
You stay at Hotel des Ducs (Breakfast included)

Day 2: Dijon to Gevrey Chambertin via Marsannay 10KM (6MI), 2HR

Transfer to Marsannay, a city reputed for its rose wines (unique in the Burgundian region). This village opens the Route des Grands Crus de Bourgogne and offers a landscape of soft curves, where vineyards run in close rows from villages to villages. This is a land where the plots surrounded by old dry stone walls are called clos (enclosures), and where beautiful castles like to leapfrog up the hills. With its double vaulted cellars, Marsannay's cellar is a good place to start on the route.

Continue towards Fixey and Gevrey-Chambertin. Known worldwide, the small town didn't let fame change it-it's still peacefully wrapped around its Romanesque church and medieval castle. To get a look at the town's panorama, you have to take the high path, just behind the vineyards. It is worth a look!

On your way, possibility to visit a manufacturer of raw milk cheeses with an introduction to the Burgundian favours with various cheese tasting.
You stay at Hotel Arts et Terroirs (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 3 : Gevrey Chambertin to Nuits St Georges 14KM (8.5MI), 3HR

Cross through the Grand Cru vineyards towards Morey Saint Denis. Pass by the village of Chambolle Musigny, and Romanee Conti. You could almost miss this vineyard (and what a shame if you did)! A simple sign in the shape of a crucifix by the side of the road indicates one of the most treasured grape plots in the world, that of the domain Romanee-Conti. It is there, on 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres), that the most expensive and most famous red wines on the planet are born. The secret of this nectar with aromas of rosehips and rose petals? Its climate, its land which enjoys perfect exposure and the work of the winemakers that has improved the wine over the centuries.

Then head to one of the most famous sites of Burgundy, the majestic Chateau de Clos Vougeot.This majestic castle crowned with a roof of glazed tiles, standing like an islet planted in the middle of the vineyards. You can see it from a distance, and approach the awe-inspiring portal of this mythical enclosure with a little thrill. This is the den of the knights of Tastevin, a venerable brotherhood of 12,000 ambassadors of Burgundy all over the world. The old grape presses, the wine cellar and the large cellar set the scene as it was in the 12th century, under the motto: 'Jamais en vain, toujours en vin' ('Never in vain, always in wine').
You stay at Hostellerie Gentillhommiere (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 4: At Nuits St Georges 20KM (12.5MI), 4HR or 13KM (8MI), 2HR

Today's walk leads you to a farmhouse producing red fruits where a visit and tasting of the local blackcurrant liquor is possible. Burgundy is not just famous for its namesake wines; a small black and shiny berry also takes the spotlight on the Hautes Cotes of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Next to the vineyards, blackcurrant plantations are budding with fragrance in July, at the time of the harvest. Blackcurrant has been cultivated in Burgundy for over four centuries. Associated with an aligote white wine, the blackcurrant liquor produces the famous kir, a 100% Burgundian aperitif.

Today you have several options of visits : on the way back you can visit a winery in Vosne Romanee. Then discover the terroirs and hunt the Burgundy Truffle with the dogs in a local estate. To end perfectly this day why not to stop for a visit and tasting of 5 wines including Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru.
You stay at Hostellerie St Vincent (Breakfast and evening meal included)

Day 5: Nuits St Georges to Beaune 18KM (11.5MI), 4HR

After a transfer today’s walk leads you to the Hautes Côtes de Nuits: the landscape is delightful, with beautiful views across the valley. Pass through charming villages and descend into the Côtes de Beaune where you reach other picturesque little villages such as, Aloxe-Corton, famous for white wines like Corton-Charlemagne, one of the best in Burgundy.
You stay at Hostellerie de la Bretonniere (Breakfast included)

Day 6: At Beaune 8KM (5MI), 2HR

Enjoy a visit at the 'Hotel Dieu' this flamboyant Gothic 15th century former hospital, crowned with polychrome slates, is known worldwide for its 60 hectare (150 acre) vineyard. The wines of Cotes de Nuit, Pouilly-Fuisse and Cotes de Beaune are sold at auction.

Alternatively, walk through the first Premiers Crus vineyards, heading to 'la montagne de Beaune' and continue through the forest. Loop back to Beaune for an afternoon of training your taste buds with the possibility of visiting an artisanal chocolaterie followed by wine tasting in one of the wineries.
You stay at Hostellerie de la Bretonniere (Breakfast included)

Day 7: Leave Beaune


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel des Ducs, Dijon

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This hotel is located in historic centre of Dijon, listed as a World Heritage site by Unesco, 50 m from The Palace of the Dukes. It offers a bar and free Wi-Fi. Hotel Des Ducs serves a buffet breakfast each morning and guests can relax with a drink on the terrace. Rooms at Hotel Des Ducs are equipped with a telephone, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with bath or shower. The rooms are accessible by lift and some are air-conditioned. Hotel Des Ducs is less than 50 m from the Museum of Fine Arts, the city's opera house and the city's shopping area.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Hotel Arts et Terroirs, Gevrey Chambertin

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The hotel features elegantly styled rooms with beautiful old pewter and copper furniture. They are equipped with modern en suite facilities and free Wi-Fi internet access. Take time to relax in the spacious drawing room with its classy interior and warm and intimate wine bar.


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Hostellerie la Gentilhommiere, Nuits St Georges

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this typical Burgundy hotel is housed in a 16th-century hunting lodge. La Gentilhomière offers comfortable rooms and suites with personalised decor and modern amenities including free Wi-Fi internet access, complimentary cakes and pastries, and a coffee machine. When the weather is fine you can enjoy access to the large outdoor swimming pool and open-air tennis courts. There is also a beautiful 13-hectare park crossed by the River Meuzin.


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Hostellerie de la Bretonniere, Beaune

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In Beaune, the Hostellerie de Bretonnière is a former coaching inn dating back to the 18th century. With its old stones and its flower-filled courtyard, this traditional building offers all the comfort, and is only 5 minutes walking distance from the historical centre of Beaune. Seat on the terrace and enjoy the calm of the inner courtyard.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


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Hotel des Ducs, Dijon

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This hotel is located in historic centre of Dijon, listed as a World Heritage site by Unesco, 50 m from The Palace of the Dukes. It offers a bar and free Wi-Fi. Hotel Des Ducs serves a buffet breakfast each morning and guests can relax with a drink on the terrace. Rooms at Hotel Des Ducs are equipped with a telephone, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with bath or shower. The rooms are accessible by lift and some are air-conditioned. Hotel Des Ducs is less than 50 m from the Museum of Fine Arts, the city's opera house and the city's shopping area.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hostellerie de la Bretonniere, Beaune

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In Beaune, the Hostellerie de Bretonnière is a former coaching inn dating back to the 18th century. With its old stones and its flower-filled courtyard, this traditional building offers all the comfort, and is only 5 minutes walking distance from the historical centre of Beaune. Seat on the terrace and enjoy the calm of the inner courtyard.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mr SHARMA, 19/10/2022

Good walking through beautiful countryside


Mr Howells, 30/09/2022

The holiday was excellent. We had a great time. On balance we would have preferred slightly more upscale accommodation. We especially thought that the Arts et Terroirs hotel in Gevrey Chambertin was extremely dated, and generally disappointing. The staff however were absolutely charming.

We found the printed walk instructions and maps very poor, and had we not downloaded and followed the app we would have got lost countless times. The instructions were too perfunctory and just didn’t do the job. Using the ‘Ride GPX’ app made the walk way easier.

Overall we loved our holiday and hope you will take any criticism in a positive way.


Mr Craig, 27/09/2022

Very well organised holiday and run very efficiently



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 6 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All breakfast and 3 evening meals

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking transfers


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
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Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Departures Monday - Thursdays from 3rd Apr 2023 to 31st Oct 2023, for 6 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfast and 3 evening meals

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Dijon Ville train station at 13:57 and back to Beaune train station at 08:30.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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