Beaujolais wines and châteaux, half-day tour
On the Wine Route
After a short drive towards the north of Lyon, take the famous Beaujolais Wine Route. Your guide Olivier, expert in oenology, will take you on a discovery tour of magnificent landscapes covered in century-old vines, and let you admire the uninterrupted view over the Saône valley.
Fleurie, Brouilly, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Chiroubles, Juliénas, St-Amour… Welcome to the Beaujolais wine region, where Gamay grapes reign supreme! Scour the famous Wine Route and discover splendid scenery and châteaux at every bend in the road. Begin your oenological escapade in a prestigious château, where the guide will explain the various stages of the wine making process of Beaujolais wines, also known as "semi-carbonic maceration". Then you'll get to taste various wines.
Descend into one of the loveliest wine cellars in France. Here, in this exceptional setting, you'll get to taste several Beaujolais wines: full-bodied vinous nectars, with dark, ruby-red colours, and aromas of red berries and plums.
Then it's back on the Wine Route, where you'll pass through several small villages with such evocative names as Régnié, Villié-Morgon and Fleurie... Finally, cross the threshold of a small estate owned by several generations of the same family and get to meet the enthusiastic winemaker. Tour the vineyard and wine storehouse prior to tasting several wines in the convivial and authentic setting of his wine cellar.
You'll then be driven back to Lyon.
- Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
- Booking is necessary.
- Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity.
- We recommend wearing walking shoes and a warm jacket.
- Children's car seats are compulsory for children under 8. Please request when booking.
- This tour is also available in Spanish,on request.
- Tasting of at least 9-10 different wines.
& practical information
Child till 12
In front of the Tourist Office, place Bellecour - Lyon 2nd
Metro A or D > Bellecour
Our guide Olivier was very knowledgeable and also kind and patient. He knew the answers to all of the varied questions. The group was fun and we had a good time while learning specific details about the region and its wine.
Very informative, highly recommend
Olivier was exceptionally knowledgeable! On a beautiful sunny and warm afternoon, our tour took us through stunning countryside and villages with stops (and tastings of course) at two lovely wineries. A terrific experience! One suggestion - this is a full half day tour and there are no snacks offered or provided. With all the wine tastings, guests might consider bringing some snacks of their own.
Very nice half day trip to wine country
We had a wonderful trip to Beaujolais wine area with Oliver. He had a very good knowledge about wines and the area, we did learn a lot. We were able to taste good wines and we had a good time with other participants.
A delicious afternoon
A very interesting visit.
Our guide treated us excellently and the wines were excellent.
Everything went well, we learned, we had a great time. We would like having been able to do another additional tour.
A comment (constructive) is that the title of the excursion leads one to think that you are going to visit or at least see clearly some castle, and we did not see any ...
Enjoyed the wine tasting
Our guide had an excellent knowledge of wine and the tastings he took us to were excellent. I especially enjoyed the private winery. Our guide was also very patient and concerned about all of us; there was a small child with one of the couples and he accomodated him very well.
Great wines, great guide, great time
Very informative and interesting tour. We drove around the area, through small towns and wine fields. We learned about the wine history of the region and went to two separate families for wine tasting. Excellent host and fantastic wines.
Response from ONLYLYON Tourism
17/09/2017 by Laetitia, Lyon City Expert
Thanks for this excellent feedback.
I'm happy to know you enjoyed this tour!
Do not hesitate to come back during your next stay and test the all day tours to enjoy again and discover all the Beaujolais region.
Informative beautiful experience in Beaujolais
by j and p
The guide was excellent and the wine tasting experience excellent. Perfect way to spend an afternoon in the vicinity of Lyon
Response from ONLYLYON Tourism
16/06/2017 by Laetitia, Lyon City Expert
Thanks for your feedback ! Olivier is very enthousiast and the beaujolais region offers great panoramics views, a amazing castles.
Beaujolais in an afternoon
this was a great tour. The guide was friendly and informative and the the group gelled to make each visit a pleasure. The wineries we visited were very different giving us a good idea of the range of production in Beaujolais.
Would recommend this tour!
A fabulous day seeing some spectacular French countryside and tasting delicious wine. Olivier was a very accommodating and friendly tour guide.