Travel to Beaujolais

As a UK-based company, the below information is particularly relevant to our UK customers. However, we are able to arrange trips for customers from across the globe! If you have any questions about travelling to your Beaujolais tour, please give us a call on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or send us an e-mail at

Self -drive

Beaujolais is located 6 ½ hours’ drive for Calais. Driving offer the best option if you want to purchase wine and bring it back home. If you feel that the drive is a bit long, why not stop en-route in the Champagne region.


With a crossing time of only 35 minutes from Folkestone to Calais, Eurotunnel offers the fastest channel crossing with your car. There are up to four trains per hour and no other operator offers a greater choice of departure times. Please contact us with your preferred dates and we will be delighted to provide you with a price for your crossings.


Dover to Calais Ferry

If you would prefer ferry crossings from Dover to Calais, this can also be arranged, and the crossing time is 90 minutes. Our guests are free to choose their preferred departure and return times and with over 25 departures each day, we can usually book a crossing within 30 minutes of your ideal travel times if booked in advance.

Alternative Ferry Routes

If you would prefer to travel from an alternative UK port, then we can often arrange this. Please contact us to discuss your preferred route and applicable prices.


The closest airport to the Beaujolais region is Lyon-Saint-Exupery. Grape Escapes is ATOL registered, number 10831 and we would be happy to book your flights for you. The airport is situated around 30-60 minutes’ train ride from the Beaujolais region or just over an hour drive.

Very well-planned and orchestrated with clear directions.

Ann - North Carolina, USA

Eurostar and Rail Travel

For many other customers, the comfort and speed of modern international rail plus the virtues of carbon-neutral travel combine to make travel by Eurostar and onward TGV (French high-speed intercity rail) an attractive option. Eurostar departures are currently available from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet and Ashford in Kent. The journey time from London to Paris Nord is around 2 hours 20 minutes.

In Paris, take a short taxi or metro journey to Gare de Lyon where you can board a train to Mâcon. The journey time is approximately 1 ¾ hours via TGV. Several of the Beaujolais villages can be reached by regional trains from Mâcon, however others will require a short taxi journey.

We would be more than happy to discuss rail travel with you, suggest the more suitable route and book your Eurostar and French rail tickets at the best available fare and add this fare to the cost of your holiday.

Corporate Trips

Planning an incentive trip, team-building event or hospitality break? Our corporate trips are always tailor-made.

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Around half of our trips are completely bespoke. Our expert team would be delighted to discuss your requirements and create your perfect trip.

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