Beaujolais Tour & Wine Tasting

Beaujolais region
Enjoy a tour of Beaujolais, a historical province and wine-growing region just north of Lyon. Beaujolais is a popular French wine (a certified French Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée wine) typically crafted with the Gamay grape. This grape variety is known for its thin skin and low tannins, creating a light-bodied red wine. If you're a wine enthusiast, you might compare high-quality Beaujolais to Old World Pinot Noir, with earthy, musky, and smoky notes. Otherwise, you'll usually enjoy various berry flavors, including red cherry, cranberry, raspberry, and red currant.

Often compared to Tuscany, this beautiful countryside, dotted with picturesque hilltop villages, offers a gentle pace of life. Your cultural and gourmet itinerary leads you around the southern part of Beaujolais, famous for its Beaujolais Nouveau architecture and golden stone, which lends a unique charm to the surrounding villages. 

Along the route, your knowledgeable guide will pass on their passion for the region during this rural excursion. You'll also get an introduction to wine and meet with a winemaker who will invite you to enjoy a tasting experience.

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Itineraries with Beaujolais Tour & Wine Tasting

Paris, Lyon, Nice & Provence - 14 Days

Ideal for food, wine, and culture enthusiasts, this trip travels at a relaxed pace from Paris to Nice over the span of two weeks. Start off with several days in the 'City of Lights' and the French culinary mecca of Lyon. Then pick up a car in Avignon to experience Provence's vineyards and lavender fields at your own speed. Finish the adventure indulging on Mediterranean views and fresh seafood in the French Riviera.

Lyon, Annecy & Chamonix - 10 Days

This 10-day adventure combines three of France's easternmost gems starting with its capital of gastronomy: Lyon. While here, you'll explore an outstanding dining scene, visit nearby vineyards, and meet farmers and artisans. Then train to Annecy, a beautiful medieval town nicknamed the 'Venice of France'. Finish in Chamonix, next to the tallest peak in France—Mont Blanc—with opportunities to hit the trails for stunning views.

Honeymoon Romance in France: Paris, Lyon, Avignon, & the French Riviera - 14 Days

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to get away from it all, which is exactly what you'll do on this honeymoon itinerary. From Paris's busy streets to the quiet avenues of Aix en Provence, this itinerary has it all. Go wine tasting in the Beaujolais wine region, visit hilltop villages near Avignon, and immerse yourself in the luxurious atmosphere of Cannes and Monaco. 

Highlights of Spain & France: Barcelona & Lyon - 6 Days

Immerse yourself in Southern European culture and Mediterranean landscapes, from the vibrant and trendy Barcelona, "the pearl of Catalunya", to Lyon, the unofficial capital of French cuisine. Visit 2000-year-old Vieux Lyon, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and sample authentic Spanish tapas in Barcelona