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Beaujolais Golden Stone Region Tour from Lyon

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Key Highlights
  • Enjoy a charmed ride through the enchanting Beaujolais countryside
  • Get treated to a wine tasting at two local family-owned vineyards
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: 4 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 Journey to Lyon, where the Rhône and Saône Rivers converge and the vineyards of the Beaujolais region unfurl beyond the city limits.

    A picturesque drive through the countryside around Lyon features intact medieval villages nestled amid rolling hills and imposing chateaus that hulk in the distance.

    The stone houses in the Golden Stones region have a warm golden-brown complexion, while the storied wines of Beaujolais are typically a light-bodied red.

    Get lost in thought while you gaze out the window of your minibus and relax for a tasting at two family vineyards.


    Your private Volkswagen minibus will pick you up from your hotel for this Beaujolais Golden Stone Region sightseeing tour.

    Your minibus weaves through the Golden Stones region, so-called because the houses there were built with a rare kind of limestone that lends them a gingerbread hue.

    Quaint villages that have stood for centuries, seemingly outside of time, preside over sweeping valleys on your scenic drive through the country.

    Round out your morning with a tasting at a family winery, where Beaujolais vintners reveal the secrets of their ambrosia, which has earned the area the reputation as France’s Tuscany.

    Lunch in the medieval village of Theize, where a variety of regional specialties are offered up starting at 17 Euros (payable direct). The area is a popular destination for gourmands, with its foie gras, croustades, and sweet melons sure to please.

    Your minibus will take you to Oingt in the afternoon, widely considered one of France’s most beautiful villages. Perched atop a lush promontory, this fortified city boasts a medieval tour that grants magnificent views of the surrounding country. A second tasting at a family winery in Oignt brings the day to a rich, fragrant conclusion.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back in the vicinity of your hotel in Lyon.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a private air-conditioned deluxe minibus
    • English speaking guide
    • Wine tasting at two different vineyards
    • Meals
  • 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.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Absolutely MAGNIFICENT tour!

      We were a group of 6 - grandmother, parents and adult children - and everyone enjoyed it tremendously! Travelling by minibus was PERFECT for our group, and it allowed time for...

      cynthia ruiz, United States, 14/Jun/2011

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