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2019

Exceptional Wine Tasting Cruise in Burgundy: Beaujolais Nouveau (port-to-port cruise)

5 Days - BJL_PP2
# Description

Cruise

LYON - BELLEVILLE-SUR-SAÔNE - MÂCON - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - LYON

Join us on a cruise specifically designed for wine lovers! The Saône awaits you with its many wonders such as the prestigious Burgundy city of Beaune, the impressive ruins of the Cluny Abbey and, of course, the Beaujolais Route. We'll spend an exceptional evening in Beaujeu to greet the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau, an experience not to be missed!

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exceptional evening in Beaujeu to greet the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau
    • Gastronomic meal
    • Torch-lit stroll at midnight
  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Beaune, prestigious Burgundy city
    • The Cluny Abbey, impressive ruins
    • The Beaujolais Route and the Hameau Duboeuf museum and park
    • Beaujeu, the former capital of Beaujolais

Route

Day 1

LYON

Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll then enjoy dinner on board and remain in port overnight.

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Day 2

LYON - BELLEVILLE-SUR-SAÔNE

We’ll spend the morning on the Saône River.

After we arrive in Belleville, we'll set out on an excursion to Beaujeu, the medieval capital of the Beaujolais. Wine lovers will be able to discover the 12 appellations of Beaujolais while listening to great music and admiring the fantastic scenery and quaint architecture of the tiny city. Put your senses to work and take part in the wine tasting competition! Later on, we’ll enjoy a lovely soirée in the center of town including cabaret entertainment and fantastic food concocted by one of the best chefs in the region. At midnight, we'll set off on a torch-lit stroll to welcome Beaujolais Nouveau Day and watch a fireworks show. Following our festive evening, we’ll return to the ship. We’ll remain in port overnight.

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Day 3

MÂCON

Our ship will arrive in Mâcon early in the morning. After breakfast, we’ll leave on an excursion to the partial ruins of the Cluny Abbey. This former Benedictine monastery was built in the Romanesque style and was the world's largest church until the St. Peter's Basilica construction began in Rome. Founded by William I, Duke of Aquitaine, in 910 AD, the monastery was sacked and mostly destroyed during the French Revolution. Later, it was sold and used as a quarry. Today, just one of the original eight towers remains.

In the afternoon, we’ll leave on a guided tour of the Beaujolais Wine Route, passing by the prestigious Pouilly-Fuissé vineyards and the Roche de Solutré until we reach the Hameau DuBoeuf.  This unique theme park incorporates the culture, history, science and passion involved in French winemaking.

After our tour, we’ll return to the ship and enjoy an evening of dancing. We’ll remain in port overnight.

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Day 4

MÂCON - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

We’ll spend the morning touring the lovely Burgundy city of Beaune. Beaune is one of the key wine centers in France, and the annual wine auction of the Hospices de Beaune is the primary wine auction in the country. Recognized by its colorful, geometric-patterned tile roof, the 15th-century hospital is now the Hôtel-Dieu Museum, showcasing masterpieces like the polyptych altarpiece by Rogier van der Weyden known as “The Last Judgement.” We’ll visit the Hospices and enjoy a tasting of wines*.

After our tour, we’ll return to the ship and spend the afternoon sailing on the Saône river. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.

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Day 5

LYON

We’ll begin to cruise for Lyon early in the morning. Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2019
Departure 19/11/2019
Arrival 23/11/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - the excursions in the program - all entertainment - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

4 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Beaujeu Cluny Abbey Beaujolais Wine Route Beaune and its Hospices
Classic

Beaujeu

We’ll set out for Beaujeu, the former capital of the Beaujolais. The departure of the Beaujolais Nouveaux wine from the Les Sarmentelles International Festival is a joyful, 30-year-old event. You’ll be able to join in on the action and di...

Duration 10h30 Classic

Cluny Abbey

You will leave by coach with your guide to the Cluny Abbey. Founded in 910 by William the Pious, the abbey was under the direct protection of Rome and its abbot was granted the role of mediator between the political leaders and the pope. This ancient...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards and visit of the Hameau Duboeuf

Departure by coach in the company of our guide from Montmerle-sur-Saöne or Belleville to discover the Beaujolais vineyards extending on 22,500 hectares. We will pass through charming little wine-growing villages before reaching Romanèche-...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Beaune

As we travel through the outlying hills of Beaune, we’ll cross through several well-known wine appellations: Pommard (once appreciated by Henri IV and Louis XV), Puligny, Montrachet, and many others. When we arrive in Beaune, we’ll first...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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