Food and Wine in a French Chateau

4 days from only
R9 980
per person sharing
ID # 3066
Valid: 25 Jun 21 to 29 Sep 21
Duration: 4 Days


  • A mouthwatering food & wine odyssey with our 16th Century Chateau as your base camp
  • 3 Nights multi-share accommodation at Contiki's Chateau De Cruix in Beaujolais, France
  • 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
  • Contiki Team: Contiki Host and Local Experts Gabriel and Anne Sophie
  • Shop for fresh ingredients and whip up some French classics in a local's home
  • Spend a free evening exploring Lyon's gastronomical delights
  • Enjoy a French picnic in the beautiful countryside of the Beaujolais wine region
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Prices are per person multi (quad) share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Various departure dates between: 25 June 2021 - 29 September 2021, no August departures. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing varies pending departure date.  A non-refundable deposit of R999 per person, per trip is required within 5 days of booking (per standard deposit terms).Trips valid for travelers aged 18-35 years. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

*R999 per person deposit is valid for new bookings only made between 1 September 2020 and 31 December 2020. Deposit due within 5 days of booking. Applicable for travel 1December 2020– 31 October 2021. R999 Deposit is combinable with Early Payment Discount, Last Minute Deals and year-round savings. Offer is not applicable to group deposit but can be applied for travellers booking within the group block. R999 per person deposit qualifies for 30-day refund guarantee – cancel for any reason within 30 days of deposit and receive a full refund. For trips to Africa, Asia or any trip that includes rail or cruise components a second payment is required 120 days prior to departure, to increase deposit up to the standard amount. Fees apply for cancellation outside 30 days of deposit and/or within final payment due date (whichever comes first). Trips: R999 per person fee outside 30 days of deposit; standard fees apply prior to departure, please refer to our cancellation terms. Offers: based on availability, do not apply to all trips/departures, and may be withdrawn at any time and without notice.

Part Pay:It’s simple - just pay a small deposit of R1000* to lock in your dates. Then, you can pay off your balance in as many instalments as you like - weekly, monthly, a little bit a day, 2 big chunks - it’s up to you. Just complete your payment in full at least 45 days before departure. Easy. *Only R1000 deposit to secure your spot at regular prices. For special offers and discounts, R5000 deposit secures your seat and discounted rate.


DAY 1: Villefranche-sur-Saone and ​Beaujolais Wine Region

Villefranche-sur-Saone: Bonjour, welcome to your foodie adventure! Today kicks off with a complimentary transfer from Villefranche sur Saone Station to our 16th Century Chateau.

​Beaujolais Wine Region: Rub your eyes, blink: yep, that's our accommodation for the night, complete with a bar, swimming pool and dreamy views of the surrounding vineyards. Once we've checked in and chilled out we'll be feeling like royalty, and that's before we enjoy some local wine paired with cheese. Then, it's time to head to the local village, for a 3 course welcome dinner of traditional French fine dining. This is the good life. Once we've had time to digest our dinner, we'll get to explore this cute village before heading back to the Chateau for a glass of wine at the bar. What a day, and we're just getting started...

DAY 2: Beaujolais Wine Region and Lyon

This morning we'll bid au revoir to our Chateau for the day, as we head into Lyon for a change of pace.

Lyon: Welcome to the hub of culinary wonders that is Lyon! We won't waste any time getting stuck in with an optional walking tour of wondrous Lyon, with its chic bistros and boulangeries. As well as exploring the city's icons, we'll also uncover 'Hidden Lyon' through it's secret passageways, known locally as Traboules. Once used by locals to cross the city undercover, they were also used by the Resistance in WWII to hold secret meetings and contributed to protecting Lyon from total Nazi occupation. After some exploring, our local guide will take us through the food markets to shop for the freshest local produce. What are we going to do with all this food? Cook it, of course. That's right, our guide Anne Sophie is also our host for the evening, and she'll take us into her home for an immersive cooking class. Once we've learned all the tricks that make French cuisine so delicious, we'll get to enjoy the fruits of our labours (maybe with a glass of wine, or two).

Beaujolais Wine Region: Once we're suitably stuffed with history, culture and food, we'll head back to the Chateau for a well deserved chilled night. We've got more adventures in store tomorrow.

DAY 3: Beaujolais Wine Region

Rise and shine! After enjoying a hearty homemade breakfast this morning, we'll get ready for some winery hopping. The Beaujolais region has some of the world's finest vineyards, producing fruity, bold wines that are as distinctive and beautiful as the region itself. We'll visit two wineries where you'll have a chance to learn about the wines they produce (including the world-famous Beaujolais Nouveau), meet local winemakers and of course sample some of their finest drops. At our second stop, surrounded by the swaying vineyards, we'll enjoy lunch paired with wine. Then, for our final evening, it's time to head back to the Chateau where our team of live-in chefs will prepare an authentic French Dinner. We'll tuck in on the Chateau terrace, with even more magnificent views of the Beaujolais countryside. France, we never want to leave you.

DAY 4: Beaujolais Wine Region

It's our final day (sob), but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy one last breakfast, take a stroll in the countryside or even have a dip in the pool. You can take a complimentary transfer back to Villefranche-sur-Saone, or make your own arrangements. The trip is over, but all of those delicious memories will put smiles on our faces for years to come.