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Exceptional Wine Tasting Cruise in Burgundy: Beaujolais Nouveau

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A perfect cruise for wine lovers! Join MS Camargue on a 5-day cruise on Saone River. This cruise 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. Spend an exceptional evening in Beaujeu to greet the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau, an experience not to be missed!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Lyon | Embark
Day 2 : Belleville-Sur-Saone
Day 3 : Mâcon
Day 4 : Macon | Belleville
Day 5 : Lyon | Disembark


  • Enjoy wine tasting on the cruise
  • Explore the prestigious city of Beaune
  • Set out on a excursion to Beaujeu and discover 12 appellations of Beaujolais Nouveau


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Day 1 Lyon | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board on MS Camargue at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to your crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of entertainment.

Day 2 Belleville-Sur-Saone

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning on the Saône River. The afternoon will be spent 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 mas0terpieces like the polyptych altarpiece by Rogier van der Weyden known as "The Last Judgement". Visit the Hospices and enjoy a tasting of wine.

After your tour, return to the ship and enjoy an evening of entertainment. While you sleep, the ship will begin to cruise to Mâcon.

Day 3 Mâcon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship will arrive in Mâcon early in the morning. After breakfast, you will 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, leave on a guided tour of the Beaujolais Wine Route, passing by the prestigious Pouilly-Fuissé vineyards and the Roche de Solutré until you reach the Hameau DuBoeuf. This unique theme park incorporates the culture, history, science and passion involved in French winemaking.
After our tour, you will return to the ship and enjoy an evening of dancing. The ship will remain in port overnight.

Day 4 Macon | Belleville

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising the Saône River.

After you arrived in Belleville, 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, you'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, set off on a torch-lit stroll to welcome Beaujolais Nouveau Day and watch a fireworks show. Following the festive evening, return to the ship. Stay in port overnight.

Day 5 Lyon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Continue your independent trip back home. 

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34 cabins (31 twins, 1 Suite, 2 single) equipped with generous closets, hair dryer, climate control, private bathroom with shower and bath products, flat screen TV and radio, telephone.
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20 cabins (17 twins, 1 Suite, 2 single) equipped with generous closets, hair dryer, climate control, private bathroom with shower and bath products, flat screen TV and radio, telephone.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes :
  • 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
  • An official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
This offer does not include :
  • Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
  • Personal expenses

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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