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Beaujolais: Half-Day Wine Tour

1. Beaujolais: Half-Day Wine Tour

Begin this half-day devoted to wine and the vintages of Beaujolais by an introduction to wine-making with a tour at the beautiful Château de Pizay to discover the culture of wine-making. Increase your knowledge of wine and understand the general notion of “terroir” in order to fully comprehend the treasures of this wine-making heritage. Get the chance to obtain your first amateur wine expert diploma! End the visit at the wine shop which presents all the estate’s wines. You will be able to taste twelve wines from the estate, both reds, and whites. Take the wine route and continue the itinerary through the vineyards. Admire the variety of landscapes that constitute the treasures of this region. Your guide will explain to you why this region produces so many famous wines. Then, go and meet a wine-maker who will present his estate and wine production. Another opportunity to taste five high-quality wines will again allow you to test what you learned about wine in the morning.

Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

2. Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

Escape to Lyon’s famous wine country on a half-day tour to Southern Beaujolais and enjoy the wonders of this region, in a small group. Famous for its Beaujolais Nouveau, the region offers also unique and charming little golden stone villages. Leaving from Lyon, your passionate driver and guide will take you through the hills of this wonderful region, which is often compared to Tuscany. Start the day with an introduction to wine-tasting in a beautiful and scenic setting, where you will be told all about the notion of 'Terroir'. Then, enjoy a stroll in the charming golden stones medieval village of Oingt and learn more about the history of Beaujolais. Continue in a family winery to discover more wines and learn all about the secret of French wine-making while having the traditional 'machon', the silk workers breakfast. This tour is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the Beaujolais region and it’s wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere with scenic views all along.

Half-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon

3. Half-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon

Spend a beautiful morning and discover the northern part of Beaujolais, known for its crus. Your shared or private guide will take you to this famous region on a charming wine route with amazing scenery. Start the day with a gourmet stop in the regional farmer’s market of Villefranche, the capital of Beaujolais, and discover the famous “Mâchon”. This traditional snack will treat you to the best local cheeses and charcuterie and is served with a glass of wine. Driving through the hills and charming villages of this region, learn all about the “terroir” before ending the tour in a family-run winery. Meet the winemaker who will show you his estate and tell you all about his passion before welcoming you in the cellar for a tasting. This tour is ideal to discover the region in all its flavors!

Beaujolais Segway Tour With Wine Tasting

4. Beaujolais Segway Tour With Wine Tasting

Follow your enthusiastic and passionate Segway guide through this Beaujolais scenic wine route using an innovative and ecological means of transportation. A fun experience to share with family and friends as it is suitable for beginners. Meet your guide in the morning or in the afternoon depending on the chosen time slot of your segway tour. First, you will be trained in how to use your segway (15 minutes). Then, you’ll be ready to enjoy the tour with confidence. Each circuit is designed for everyone to enjoy the beauty of the Beaujolais countryside and its historical villages. The Segway tour starts from a winemaker's home, also known as a “Domaine” located in a charming village next to Villefranche-sur-Saone, only 30 minutes from Lyon. Your local guide will take you through vineyards and other beautiful landscapes. Stop to take pictures of the hillside and the many small villages surrounding them. After exploring the fields, continue through the medieval village of Oingt to admire its beauty and character. You will then head back to the winemaker's home by roads and through fields. You will be welcomed by the winegrower who will happily introduce his wines and local products to you. 

Hameau Duboeuf Exclusive Tour

5. Hameau Duboeuf Exclusive Tour

Spend a beautiful afternoon and join an exclusive tour of the famous Hameau Duboeuf theme park north of Lyon. Visit the first wine theme park in Europe for an experience that will allow you to discover the secrets of Beaujolais.   Your gourmet experience starts with a coffee and praline tart to tickle your sweet tooth. Then dive into the history of the Beaujolais. Learn about the vineyards and winemaking techniques in a unique way. Travel through the 15 rooms that offer several audiovisual shows, including an automated theater, a 3D film, and 4D cinema. To complete your visit, taste some of the gourmet and fruity wines which the region is famous for, accompanied by local and artisanal produce. This tour is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the Beaujolais region, its history, and wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere with scenic views along the way.

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What people are saying about Beaujolais

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 137 reviews

I gave this trip to my husband for his birthday (at the same time to myself), we were very pleased. The comfort and high level of professionalism of our guide, the tour was cozy and warm. Very well chosen route. Thank you!

Vladimir was an excellent guide. His narration during the journey was informative. You can tell that he enjoys sharing the Beaujolais wine story with his guests.

Excellent tour, everything went as promised and planned. The guide was attentive, competent and knew the region and the wines well. It was a delightful ride.

What a wonderful experience. Francoise was an excellent guide and I would throughly recommend this guided tour.

highly recommended. Our guide Francois is very knowledgeable and helpful.