Essential Beaujolais

Beaujolais Wine Tasting Tour from Lyon

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At a glance

Region:Beaujolais
Type of Tour:
Duration:3 Days
Guide Price:From £473 to £520 per person
Number of Meals:2 breakfasts + 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits:1 winery
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 6
Tour Transport:Half day guided and transported tour + walking tour
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.

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Trip Summary

Beaujolais wine tasting tour

Our three Essential Beaujolais break is designed to provide a great introduction to Beaujolais wines as well as the region’s world-famous gastronomy. Based at the charming 4* Grand Hotel des Terreaux in Lyon, guests are conveniently located in Lyon city centre and have access to a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafés.

Upon arrival, check into your preferred room grade at the hotel. The remainder of the day will be free for you to do as you please. In the evening, a three course dinner with drinks will be served in a traditional Bouchon Lyonnais. A Bouchon is a type of restaurant specific to Lyon which serves authentic Lyonnaise cuisine in a convivial atmosphere.

On the morning of day two, after breakfast, meet your English-speaking driver/guide at a central departure point in the city centre. You will be taken on a half day Beaujolais wine tour as part of a small group. The Beaujolais vineyards are located approximately 30 minutes north of Lyon and your knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales and anecdotes about this unique region with its specific terroir, beautiful hills and picturesque villages.

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You will be taken to a local estate for a full tour of the facilities followed by a tasting of their wines. You will also have the opportunity to sample a traditional “Mâchon”, a platter of local products such as cold cuts and cheeses served locally as a snack. You will be taken back to Lyon at the end of the tour.

In the afternoon, join a three hour walking foodie tour of. As part of a small group, your expert local guide will take you around the city, combining historic and cultural sights with delicious, mouth-watering food stops. A memorable way to experience Lyon and its lively atmosphere! Tastings include cheese, chocolate, beer and much more. The evening will then be free for you to do as you please. Lyon is considered the capital of gastronomy and there are a wide range of restaurants in the city, from authentic Bouchon to gourmet Michelin starred restaurants. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like us to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner.

After a leisurely breakfast on day three, check out of the hotel. If you would like to stay longer in the region, taste more Beaujolais and visit additional estates, or even explore a different wine region, please let us know and we would be delighted to create a bespoke itinerary tailored entirely to your requirements.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Beaujolais Wine Tasting Tour

  • Upon arrival in Lyon, check into your preferred room at the 4* Grand Hotel des Terreaux.
  • In the evening, a three course dinner with drinks will be served in a traditional bouchon restaurant in the city centre.

Day Two of your Beaujolais Wine Tasting Tour

  • After breakfast, meet your driver/guide at a central departure point in the city centre. Your morning will comprise of:
  • A half day tour of the Beaujolais vineyards as part of a small group.
  • A tour and tastings at a local winery.
  • You will be taken back to Lyon at the end of the tour.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a three hour walking foodie tour as part of a small group.
  • The evening will be free for you to do as you please.
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Final Day of your Beaujolais Wine Tasting Tour

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

 

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not

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Accommodation

Pretty much exactly as we had hoped. Accommodation, visits and the overall experience was excellent.

Richard - Melbourne, Australia

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Grand Hôtel des Terreaux - LyonStandard room4*3 Days£520Book Now
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Enhance your Experience/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 the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
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Further Information

Travel to Your Beaujolais Wine Tasting Tour

The price of this package does not include travel to Beaujolais. Please see our Beaujolais Travel page for detailed information.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. 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.

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A great foodie experience.

Jan - Campania, Italy

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