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The Gourmet Escapade Private Tour of Beaujolais and Wine Tasting

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Key Highlights

  • Taste the bread, cheese, and chocolate of the Beaujolais region and learn how they’re made
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in the cellar of an expert wine-maker
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    9 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Lyon. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    In the vicinity of your hotel in Lyon

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Perhaps no place in the world is as defined by its cuisine as France.

    For centuries, its wine, breads, cheeses, and chocolates have been the cornerstone of national pride and lured visitors from afar.

    Spend a day as a true gourmand, immersed in the unique flavors and natural beauty of the Beaujolais region.

    Visit the small workshops of an area baker, winemaker, cheesemaker, and chocolatier, who still adhere faithfully to age-old methods and traditions and will leave you with an unforgettable taste of France.

    Itinerary

    Your private Volkswagen minibus will collect you from your Lyon Hotel and take you to a traditional boulangerie in town to kick-off your Gourmet Escapade tour of Beaujolais.

    See how a baker rolls out the lean dough for a baguette and watch it take shape in the oven, rising into France’s favorite bread.

    Next you will be taken to the fromagerie of an artisanal cheese maker, where you will learn how milk is transformed into curd and sample a delectable selection of cheeses called terroir, a French term that means “sense of place.”

    Climb down into the cellar of an expert wine-maker, who will walk you through the unusual winemaking process of the Beaujolais region, and allow you to taste several of his light-bodied creations.

    Eat lunch in the rolling hills of Beaujolais, surrounded by the area’s famed Gamay grapes as they mature on the vine, waiting to be squeezed into wine. Your minibus will find a lush spot for you among the vineyards, where you can spread out a blanket and enjoy a picnic.

    Sit back and enjoy a scenic ride through the countryside to the arresting medieval village of Oingt, where you will be invited into the workshop of a Maître Chocolatier. He will show you how the cocoa plant is molded into chocolate and enliven your senses with some of his sweet inventions.

    At tour’s end your private minibus will drop you back in the vicinity of your hotel in Lyon.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a private Volkswagen minibus
    • English/French speaking guide
    • Wine tasting
    • Picnic Lunch
    • Cheese making demonstration and tasting
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.