4-Day Wine Tour Burgundy and Beaujolais from Macon – Taste Beaujolais and Chardonnay Wines
Most important features
- 4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS
- Visited countries: France
During this 4-day wine tour you will discover the vineyards of the Maconnais and Beaujolais. Depending on your preference you will stay in a Bed and Breakfast in the middle or in the immediate vicinity of the vineyards, or even better in a beautiful wine castle with a view of the surroundings and breath-taking vineyard landscapes. A weekend of wine tasting in Burgundy can only be beneficial.
- A glass of wine as a welcome drink at the hotel
- 2 wine tastings (10 different wines)
- 3 nights in a bed and breakfast, wine hotel or wine castle on the wine estate or in the immediate vicinity (overlooking the vineyards)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN THE BOURGOGNE, MACON – FRANCE
Depart for Macon in the southern part of Burgundy, about an hour drive north of Lyon. Depending on your train or flight schedule or drive length, you will arrive at your destination early or mid-afternoon. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and the rest of the afternoon is at your own leisure. For example, you can take a plunge in the pool of your hotel or take a walk in the area for a first exploration of the vineyards.
Overnight at your hotel.
DAY 2: DISCOVERY OF BEAUJOLAIS (B)
After breakfast you will have plenty of time to relax, take a walk, read a book or go for a swim.
At 2:00 PM you will depart for the northernmost villages of the Beaujolais wine region, where you will taste some of the best wines of the area. First you will discover small villages that have been beautifully preserved and are still somewhat authentic. Then you will travel to arrive in the middle of the vineyards, where you will better understand the characteristics of Beaujolais. You will taste this wine made from the Gamay grape variety at a local winemaker. After this first wine tasting, your journey continues on the small roads through the vineyards and villages. These beautiful, authentic, and often overlooked villages are often off the beaten track of mass tourism. You almost imagine yourself in a medieval or fairytale decor. Your path then continues towards the vineyards of the Brouilly appellation. Here you will participate in a second wine tasting at a winemaker before returning to your hotel around 6:00 PM.
Overnight at your hotel.
DAY 3: DISCOVER THE CHARDONNAY DE BOURGOGNE (B)
After a delicious breakfast, you’ll have plenty of time in the morning to relax, take a walk, read a book, or go for a swim.
At 2:00 PM departure to the north of the wine region around Macon, towards the village of Chardonnay which gave its name to the most famous and most produced white grape variety in the world. It is this Chardonnay that still dominates the hills of the entire Macon region today. First you enjoy the landscapes with beautiful endless vineyards. Then you will participate in a first tasting of this white wine that will awaken your taste buds. After tasting delicious white and red wines (depending on the area visited and winery), visit the heart of the Maconnais mountains, where you can see a beautiful rock formation surrounded by vineyards. It is the chance to learn a little more about this amazing geological phenomenon and to take beautiful pictures of the landscapes with all the surrounding vineyards. Finally, you will be a guest of a second winemaker who will invite you to share his passion with him and taste some of the best wines of the Maconnais. At the end of the afternoon you will return to your hotel where you will arrive around 6 PM.
Overnight at your hotel.
DAY 4: DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast you can still enjoy the last moments in Burgundy. Mid-morning or early afternoon, depending on train or flight times, or depending on whether you travel by car, return home early in the evening after a delightful wine tour in Burgundy. You can also extend your stay in Burgundy to another adjoining wine region, such as the Jura or the Rhône Valley with other varieties and fine wines. Request a tailor-made quote without obligation.
Included / Excluded
What’s included / not included in this wine tour ?
- 10 wine tastings and 2 visits to wine cellars
- Transfer train station Macon – hotel v.v.
- 3 nights in a standard double room in a good quality hotel
- Meals where indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Excursions day 2 and 3 as described in the program
- Water during excursions
- Experienced English-speaking guide, unless otherwise indicated, other languages on request
- Flights or train tickets
- Specialized wine guide
- Single room surcharge
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fees to classified sites
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, unless explicitly stated otherwise
- Meals other than indicated in the program (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Cancellation and travel insurance (if desired we can arrange this for you)
- Taxes payable locally, such as tourist tax
- Anything not listed under “included”
Request a quote for this wine tour and we can work with you to determine what will and will not be included. The choice is yours.
All flights (international and domestic), hotels and rental car are always subject to availability until the time of final booking with signing the sales file. The booking is made and recorded after receipt of the deposit on our bank account.
Prices are always subject to change and are signed until the sales file without notice and / or evidence. The reasons, which are not exhaustive, can be seasonality and availability.