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Tour Itinerary

Ooh la la! Ready to live la high life? This unique weekender is set at the exclusive Château by Contiki, the palatial exclusive property that's been wowing our travellers for decades (and with it's new facelift it's looking more chic than ever, if we may say so ourselves). There'll be parties of course. Pool parties with live music. Dancing the night away in the legendary La Cave. (And the bar is always open to shoot some pool and and sip some fizz). But there'll also be plenty of time for more cultured activities, including painting evenings (accompanied with beaujolais wine), hiking the surrounding vineyards and enjoying yoga on those sweeping lawns. Ready for the ultimate weekender?

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  1. Day 1
    Start Beaujolais Wine Region
    Welcome to Lyon! We'll meet and greet in France's 3rd largest city today, but won't hang around too long. It's the Château life for us, Contiki fam... Heading into the gorgeous beujolais wine region, we'll take a quick stop for lunch, before arriving at our palatial accomodation for the weekend, the iconic Château by Contiki. For decades this exclusive property has wowed Contiki travellers with its elegant stylings, lush surrounding vineyards – and of course, some of the most legendary pool parties ever. There'll be a champagne welcome waiting for us, naturally, then after enjoying some fizz we've got a evening of cultural activities awaiting us. Our sip n sketch painting evening will let us explore our artistic side as we soak in the beautiful views, while sipping some world class wine, obv. Then we'll enjoy a French feast, al-fresco. You could get used to this, couldn't you? The bar's open, of course, for anyone who wants to keep the evening going. It's a party weekender, after all. Treat yo'self.Accommodation: Chateau de Cruix (or similar)
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Beaujolais Wine Region
    Rise and shine Contiki crew! We'll brush of the cobwebs this morning with a guided hike through the gorgeous surrounding countryside. (We know about a viewpoint that'll blow you mind). Then we'll keep the active lyf going back at the Château, where we can do a spot of yoga on the lawns, or play some putt putt, petanque, volleyball and football. After a delicious picnic lunch, it's time for the pool party! We're talking live music, inflatables, a glitter station, and a photobooth. After an included dinner it's time to keep the party alive in La Cave, our Château's exclusive party spot (with a DF, obviously). Ready to show off your best moves?Accommodation: Chateau de Cruix (or similar)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    End Beaujolais Wine Region
    It's our final morning (sob). But there's still time for some guided yoga to shake off those hangovers after breakfast. Then we'll head back to Lyon, feeling like the royalty we are. Swap deets with your Château crew and start planning that next adventure. Anyone for the Greek Islands?
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Dining Summary

  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 2 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Picnic Lunch (PL)

Included Experience

  • Beaujolais Wine Region: Get a free transfer from Lyon airport or train station, as we look forward to the weekend of a lifetime.
  • Beaujolais Wine Region: Arrive in style with an included welcome drink at the Château. Time to toast the ultimate weekend ahead!
  • Beaujolais Wine Region: Get in touch with your inner-artiste as you paint the gorgeous vineyards and sip some world class local wine.
  • Beaujolais Wine Region: Enjoy some local delicacies as you look at at the sprawling Beujolais countryside.
  • Beaujolais Wine Region: Brush off those cobwebs with a guided hike in the surrounding countryside, towards a spectacular viewpoint.
  • Beaujolais Wine Region: Spend an afternoon enjoying activities including putt putt, petanque, volleyball and football.
  • Beaujolais: Enjoy a French-style picnic while admiring the gorgeous Beaujolais countryside.
  • Beaujolais Wine Region: Enjoy an afternoon pool party, Contiki-style, with inflatables, live music, a glitter booth and a photobooth.
  • : Enjoy a grazing dinner of French delicacies (including lots of cheese, naturally).
  • Beaujolais: Clear out the cobwebs and get in touch with you zen side with a guided yoga session on the sweeping lawns of the Château.
  • Beaujolais: Included Coach Transfer from the Chateau to Lyon Airport

Health and Safety Protocols for Contiki Tours

Contiki has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.

You can travel with Contiki and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.

In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Contiki is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.

Expertly Trained Travel Directors

Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Contiki will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.

Stringent On-the-Road Protocols

The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Contiki have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

A Full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Physical Distancing

Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards

Contiki is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Contiki does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Contiki only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.

Always in the Know

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Contiki is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Contiki Tours Customer Reviews

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Prepare to spend more than usual on a Contiki tour.

We were lucky that the group of people with were good, but it was a large group tour and did have some of the downfalls of a trip of that nature, like frequent breaks for the bathroom, difficulty when eating out together, and getting things on and off the coach. The trip was still great and a good value for the money.

It was a good value and the experiences included were worth it. The only part that wasn't the best were the accommodations as it was hit and miss. Half of the hotels on the trip were okay, and the other half were really nice.

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