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Summer edition - the real Burgundy

Beaune, France

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Experience hosted by Maaike

5.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transport
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Dutch

What you'll do

We start in the center of Beaune, where I will pick you up. We'll drive through the hinterlands of this beautiful city to a viewpoint for a panoramic view over the vineyards. I'll give you an extensive explanation about the Burgundy wines: the history, the present, the future, the plants, the grapes, the making of, the local culture, etc. Then, we'll drive further over little tiny roads towards a small village where we'll have a picnic lunch somewhere in the open air. When it rains, we will have the picnic in another village under a roof. I'll prepare you some homemade quiche with eggs from our own hens. Also, there will be salad, goat cheese, bread, some fruit and coffee, water and fruit juice. Please, don't eat too much breakfast because there will be enough! Then, we will drive through the vineyards to a medieval castle dating back to the 12th century. I'll give you a guided tour. After the castle, we will visit a local wine grower in a very small, but charming village. We'll do some wine tasting there and I will translate if you don't speak French. You will also visit a different building where you will see the wine in its wooden barrels, and an antique wine press.
Other things to note
There are a few stairs in the castle. Please wear comfortable shoes!
We start in the center of Beaune, where I will pick you up. We'll drive through the hinterlands of this beautiful city to a viewpoint for a panoramic view over the vineyards. I'll give you an extensive explanation about the Burgundy wines: the history, the present, the future, the plants, the grapes, the making of, the local culture, etc. Then, we'll drive further over little tiny roads towards a small village where we'll have a picnic lunch some…

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What's included

  • Food
    Quiche, cheese, and salad. 3 different wines
    Please let me know in adv...
  • Drinks
    There will also be coffee!
  • Tickets
    I will provide the entrance tickets for the castle.
  • Transport
    Due to the succes of the previous 2 years, I bought in the beginning of 202...
From £77
/ person

Meet your host, Maaike

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 77 Reviews
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I am originally from the Netherlands and have traveled around the world for my previous job as a tour director. My husband and I have decided to settle in beautiful Burgundy. Life's changed quite a bit: now I am the proud mother of three, so I decided to travel in my own "neighborhood" and show people the stunning beauty of this region. It has been almost 8 years that we have lived here and, although I am not a wine professional, I know the nicest places and best-kept secrets in this area. Burgundy has a lot to offer! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any other requests, i.e. larger groups, different itinerary, etc.
I am originally from the Netherlands and have traveled around the world for my previous job as a tour director. My husband and I have decided to settle in beautiful Burgundy. Life's changed quite a bit: now I am the proud mother of three, so I decided to travel in my own "neighborhood" and show people the stunning beauty of this region. It has been almost 8 years that we have lived here and, although I am not a wine professional, I know the nicest places and best-kept secrets in this area. Burgu…
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Where you'll be

We'll go off the beaten track. Not only is Beaune beautiful, but so are its surroundings. After visiting the viewpoint, we will have a picnic lunch with quiche, goat cheese, salad, bread and water, coffee & juice. Then, we'll drive to a 12th century fortress where I will give you a guided tour. We end up the excursion by visiting a family-run vineyard in the so-called Côte Couchois wine region. We'll drive back via nice and picturesque villages.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 77 reviews.

Debbie
September 2019
Maaike gives a very personalized tour that allows you to share in the history and culture of the numerous small vineyards in the region. She provided a wonderful homemade picnic and tours of small vintners. She is very personable and open. We loved our tour!
Maaike gives a very personalized tour that allows you to share in the history and culture of the numerous small vineyards in the region. She provided a wonderful homemade picnic an…
Shelly
September 2019
We had a wonderful time. She is very knowledgeable. The picnic lunch she made was delicious. She is so warm and friendly it felt like she was an old friend when we left. Highly recommended
Bret
September 2019
Wonderful tour by a delightful guide. A great way to spend a good part of a day, learning about Burgundy, its history and its wines. We have visited Beaune and Burgundy many times, but Maaike's tour showed us things we had not seen before, took us places we had not been before and told us things we didn't know before. And the picnic lunch was very good, too.
Wonderful tour by a delightful guide. A great way to spend a good part of a day, learning about Burgundy, its history and its wines. We have visited Beaune and Burgundy many time…
Kathryn
September 2019
It was a really authentic experience of the wine making industry and community. Maaike is a great communicator and is very knowledgeable. We all enjoyed her company enormously.
Martha
September 2019
My husband and I loved our tour of Burgundy with Maaike! We learned so much about this quaint place, and really felt like we were getting “the inside scoop” from a local. Maaike herself is very warm and accommodating and full of great information. Absolutely would recommend this experience to anyone visiting Burgundy, you’ll love it too!
My husband and I loved our tour of Burgundy with Maaike! We learned so much about this quaint place, and really felt like we were getting “the inside scoop” from a local. Maaike he…
Alicia
September 2019
Absolutely fantastic! Storybook villages and castle tours finished off with a wine tasting at a true local farm. She was so friendly and knowledgeable; I learned a lot about winemaking in this area. Truly an amazing experience and well worth the cost.
Absolutely fantastic! Storybook villages and castle tours finished off with a wine tasting at a true local farm. She was so friendly and knowledgeable; I learned a lot about winema…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    What to bring

    camera

    umbrella if needed