Oenological cruise: Discover the Fabulous World of Vine and Wines

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CHALON-SUR-SAONE - MACON - LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIVIERS - CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE - AVIGNON - MARTIGUES(1)

DAY 1: LYON - CHALON-SUR-SAONE

Meeting at 3:00 p.m. in Lyon in front of the "Brasserie Georges" (address: 30 Cours de Verdun, near the Lyon Perrache train station). Transfer by coach to Chalon-sur-Saône, in the heart of the Burgundy wine-growing region. Boarding in Chalon-sur-Saône around 6:00 p.m. Crew presentation and welcome drink. Dinner and evening of dancing. Overnight.

DAY 2: CHALON-SUR-SAONE - MACON - LYON (Burgundy - Beaujolais)

Full board on board. Excursion through the Burgundy vineyards. Meursault, Volnay, Pommard. Wine-tasting at one of the best producers in the region. While we are visiting, the boat continues on to Tournus, where we will board before making our way to Mâcon. Arriving around 2:00 p.m in Macon. Excursion in the Beaujolais vineyards with a visit to the famous Georges Duboeuf "wine village". Return on board in Trévoux. Navigation to Lyon, passage in front of the Paul Bocuse restaurant at Collanges au Mont d'Or, on the banks of the Saône.Crossing of Lyon by night. Overnight.

DAY 3: LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIVIERS

Full board on board. Morning spent cruising along the Rhône Valley, passing by the Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Château Grillet and St. Joseph vineyards. Arriving around 2:00 p.m. in Tain l'Hermitage, where the famous hillside, Coteau de l'Hermitage, is crowned with a chapel which seems to guard the entrance to the valley. Wine-tasting at one of the most renowned wineries in the region. Cruise to Viviers. Overnight.

DAY 4: VIVIERS - CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE - AVIGNON

Full board on board. Excursion through the Ardèche Gorges to the Vivarais wineries, on the St. Ramèze and Orgnac l'Aven Plateaus. Wine-tasting at a local vintner. While we are away, the boat will continue on to Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts, where we'll return on board. Cruise to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Visit of the village whose AOC is one of the most prestigious in all of Mediterranean wine making. Wine-tasting at one of the best local producers. Cruise towards Avignon. Overnight.

DAY 5: AVIGNON - MARTIGUES (1) (Les Cassis)

Full board on board. Cruise to Martigues, passing the fortresses of Beaucaire and Tarascon on the way. Morning spent cruising led by a wine professional who will make with you a synthesis in the form of game. The finalists with the highest scores will then take part in a “blind” wine-tasting session. The winner will be elected Bacchus of the cruise and will win a gastronomic cruise (valid for 1 person) on the Rhine with Marc Haeberlin, Michelin 3-star chefs. Arriving in Martigues and visit of the Cassis region. We'll enjoy a wine tasting at one of the best local producers. Gala evening. Overnight.

DAY 6: MARTIGUES (1) - LYON

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark and transfer by coach to Lyon. End of our services.

 

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) The stop at Martigues is subject to mooring port availability, if necessary, it may be replaced by a stop at Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône. Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

Your transfer by coach from Lyon to Chalon-sur-Saône and from Martigues to Lyon is included.
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