Essential Dijon

Essential Dijon Wine Tour

Dijon wine tour

At a glance

Region: Burgundy
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £380 to £819 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner (3 days)
3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (4 days)
Number of Winery Visits: 2 wineries and 1 tasting session (3 days)
3 wineries and 2 tasting sessions (4 days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 15 (Day 3)
Approximately 21 (Day 4)
Tour Transport: Full day transported tour from a central departure point and 1 tasting and dinner on foot in Dijon (3 days)
Full day transported tour from a central departure point, 1 tasting and dinner on foot in Dijon, return rail travel between Dijon and Beaune, 1 visit on foot in Beaune and return taxi transfers to Aloxe-Corton (4 days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. The 4 day package is only available from February to mid-December.

Trip Summary

Essential Dijon Wine Tour

For those looking for a mid-week or weekend wine tour with a fantastic introduction to the various tastes and styles of Burgundy wines available, this may be the answer. All of our Essential wine tours are designed to provide guests with an in-depth insight into the wonderful wine regions, in a short amount of time.

On day one, your tour will start with an introductory tasting session of four Burgundian wines, which will be served with platters of meats and cheeses. You will continue to build on your newfound knowledge on day two, where you will meet your English-speaking driver/guide at a central departure point within walking distance of your hotel, for a full day transported and guided tour of the vineyards. You will visit both the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, experiencing the range of wines this prestigious region has to offer.

Dijon wine tour - Credits Office de Tourisme de Dijon - Atelier Démoulin
Dijon wine tour - Credits Alain Doire Bourgogne Tourisme

You will travel along the famous Route des Grands Crus, passing through such legendary vineyards as Romanée Conti, Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, and Corton-Charlemagne. Your guide will make a stop among the vines to explain all about the fascinating work that is undertaken in the vineyards. You will continue travelling through the region’s charming villages to visit a family-run winery in the Côte de Beaune. Here, you will have a full tour of the estate and cellars, followed by tastings of at least five of the domaine’s wines, including a Premier and Grand Cru. There will then be some free time for lunch in the picturesque town of Beaune. Your guide will suggest establishments to eat in and where best to try local and regional dishes. If you wish, you will also have time to independently visit Les Hospices de Beaune, which is home to the region’s annual wine auctions. In the afternoon, you will continue onto the Côte de Nuits, a tasting paradise for Pinot Noir lovers. Here, you will visit a second estate, for a full tour and tasting of wines in a different style to those sampled in the morning. At the end of the day, you will be dropped back to the centre of Dijon.

Dijon wine tour - Credits Office de Tourisme de Dijon - Atelier Démoulin

In the evening, a three course dinner will be served in a premium restaurant within walking distance of your hotel. The starter and main course will be specifically paired with a Burgundy wine.

If you opt for the four day package, on day three you will take a local train to Beaune. You will firstly walk across the historic centre to a local winery, where you will enjoy a full tour and tasting session of six Burgundian wines. Your knowledgeable host will talk you through all of the wines. Following this, you will be met by a pre-booked and pre-paid taxi and driven out into the stunning nearby vineyards of Aloxe-Corton, one of the only villages in Burgundy to boast both red and white Grand Cru wines. Here, you will be welcomed as a guest at the authentic family-owned Domaine Comte Sénard, where you will enjoy a visit of the vineyard, Les Clos des Meix, as well as the 13th Century cellars. The visit will conclude with a three course traditional lunch, during which you will have the unique opportunity to taste six Grand Cru wines, complemented further by comments from one the estate’s sommeliers. After lunch, you will be escorted back to Beaune, where you will board the train back to Dijon at your convenience. The remainder of the evening will be free for you to explore the delights of Dijon independently.

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Outline Itinerary

Essential Dijon Wine Tour

Day one of your Dijon wine tour

  • Upon arrival in Dijon, check into your chosen hotel in the town centre.
  • Enjoy a late afternoon tasting session of four Burgundy wines, accompanied by a platter of cheeses and meats.

Day two of your Dijon wine tour

  • After breakfast, meet your English-speaking guide at a nearby central departure point for a full day tour. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Stops at several vineyards in the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits.
  • A tour and tastings at a winery in the Côte de Beaune.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • A tour and tastings at a winery in the Côte de Nuits.
  • In the evening, a three course dinner will be served in a city centre restaurant. The starter and main course will be paired with specific Burgundy wines.
Dijon wine tour
Dijon wine tour - Photo Alain Doire Bourgogne Tourisme (1)

Day three (optional) of your Dijon wine tour

  • Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Return train travel between Dijon and Beaune.
  • A tour and tasting session of six Burgundy wines at a winery in Beaune.
  • Return taxi transfers between Beaune and Aloxe-Corton.
  • A tour and Grand Cru tasting lunch at a winery in Aloxe-Corton.

Final day of your Dijon wine tour

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of your hotel.

Accommodation

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

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  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
  • The package price is dependent on your specific travel dates. We are more than happy to provide you with a definitive price for your preferred set of dates.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hotel Oceania le Jura - Dijon Comfort 4* 3 Days £438 Book Now
Hotel Oceania le Jura - Dijon Comfort 4* 4 Days £709 Book Now
Hotel Philippe Le Bon - Dijon Standard 4* 3 Days £463 Book Now
Hotel Philippe Le Bon - Dijon Standard 4* 4 Days £747 Book Now
Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge - Dijon Standard 4* 3 Days £496 Book Now
Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge - Dijon Standard 4* 4 Days £797 Book Now
Hotel Philippe Le Bon - Dijon Executive 4* 3 Days £498 Book Now
Hotel Philippe Le Bon - Dijon Executive 4* 4 Days £799 Book Now
Hotel Vertigo - Dijon Standard 4* 3 Days £511 Book Now
Hotel Vertigo - Dijon Standard 4* 4 Days £819 Book Now

Special Offers

Hotel Philippe le Bon: Travel in April and October, and enjoy a discount of £20 per person in a Standard room or in an Executive room on the three day package. A larger discount of £30 per person applies for the four day break.

For those travelling between November and the end of March, a discount of £30 per person in a Standard room and £45 per person in an Executive room applies on the three day break. This low season discount increases to £50 per person in a Standard room and £65 per person in an Executive room on the four day break.

Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge: Travel in April, May, July or August and enjoy a discount of £10 per person on the three day package or £15 per person on the four day package. A larger discount of £20 (three day break) or £30 (four day break) per person applies for travel in between November and the end of March.

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! An extra night’s bed and breakfast costs £54 per person in a Comfort room at the hotel le Jura, £64 per person in a Standard room at Philippe le Bon or £79 per person in an Executive room. Chapeau Rouge would cost £79 per person in a Superior room. Alternatively, an extra night at Hotel Vertigo costs £85 per person.
  • Spend a night in Beaune. Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy and home to the famous Hospices, where the annual wine auction is held. We particularly recommend the Hotel de la Poste, a grandiose and opulent 4* hotel, which ensures a comfortable and pleasant stay.
  • If you are driving from the UK, why not spend a night or two in Champagne? The drive from Calais to Beaune is around 5½ hours and therefore a large number of our guests enjoy spending a night or two en route. We are delighted to inform you that Champagne is a perfect half-way point and one of our favourite destinations!
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
Dijon wine tour © Muzard
Dijon wine tour -Credits Atelier Démoulin

Further Information

Travel to your Dijon Wine Tour

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Burgundy Travel page for detailed information.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Dijon wine tour Credits -Beaune Tourisme© M. Joly

Excellent driver who was always on time and provided us with bottled water on the trip - good to have someone so reliable behind the wheel.

Caroline- Surrey, UK

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