A Private Chocolate Tour
Day One. Legendary Côtes de Nuit
Your English-speaking driver-guide will meet you at the Dijon train station upon arrival. Transfer to the Chateau de Gilly in Vougeot (a half-hour drive), formerly the residence of Cistercian monks between the 13th and 17th centuries. Located in the heart of Burgundy’s vineyards between Dijon and Beaune, it stands in grandeur in the heart of Burgundy wine country. The château’s 14th-century Cistercian origins contrast with the ornamental style of the 17th century, creating a palatial, moated residence standing in formal gardens. The estate comprises several historic buildings, including the stone-vaulted cellar, now a fine restaurant. Guest rooms are decorative with detailed woodwork, fireplaces and French ceilings. The cuisine and wines (from a 15,000 bottle cellar) are a worthy tribute to Burgundy gastronomy. Enjoy an afternoon private tour of the Côtes de Nuit. Savour some of the best wines during stops in the vineyards and at wine estates. Discover and experience the prestigious vineyards of Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot, Chambolle-Musigny, Morey Saint Denis, and Gevrey-Chambertin. Upon your return to the hotel, you may dine at your convenience.
Day Two. Prestigious Côtes de Beaune
After breakfast, embark on a full-day excursion in the Côtes de Beaune with your private driver-guide. Discover and experience the region with some of the most prestigious white wines in the world. Experience the vineyards of Corton-Charlemagne, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Santenay. Taste some of the best crus during stops in the vineyards and at a wine estate. Savour a tasting lunch followed by a relaxing stroll through the ancient city of Beaune, which boasts a splendid architectural heritage and the unique Hotel-Dieu, a marvel of Burgundy-Flemish art dating from 1443. Its medieval decor has survived intact and was used as a general hospital until 1971.
We offer three distinct customizable options for your third day. Choose between a full day in the Côte Chalonnaise and Maconnais regions; a full day in Beaujolais; or a Dijon City Tour.
• Transfers from/to Dijon or Macon TGV station
• Transportation in a luxurious sedan with an English-speaking driver-guide for three days
• Two nights of accommodations at the Château de Gilly in a junior suite
• Two wine tasting lunches and wine tastings at wine growers carefully selected by your guide
• Buffet breakfast every day
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