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Contiki Chateau Big Weekender

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The one that'll see you party like French royalty in the Contiki Château

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  • Duration

    3 days

  • Places

    1 place

  • Meals

    2 Breakfasts, 1 Picnic Lunch, 2 Dinners

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  • Group Size

    Average 75 people

  • Team

    Experienced Trip Manager & Driver Team and Local Guides


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About this trip

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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Top Experiences

12 included & 0 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Join a legendary Château pool party with live music and inflatable games



  • Al Fresco French Feast



  • Paint the surrounding vineyards and sip local wine



Contiki Chateau Big Weekender

12 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Get a free transfer from Lyon
  • Champagne welcome at the Château
  • Paint the surrounding vineyards and sip local wine
  • Al Fresco French Feast
  • Take a guided hike through the Beaujolais countryside
  • Unwind on the lawn with Yoga
  • Enjoy a French picnic in the beautiful countryside of the Beaujolais wine region
  • Join a legendary Château pool party with live music and inflatable games
  • Graze on a dinner of local delicacies.
  • Dance the night away in La Cave
  • Rise and shine with another morning yoga session on the lawns of our exclusive 16th century Chateau
  • Get a free transfer back to Lyon

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DAY 1 - Start Beaujolais


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 Beaujolais wine region, we'll take a quick stop for lunch, before arriving at our palatial accommodation 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.

DAY 2 - Beaujolais


Rise and shine Contiki crew! We'll brush off the cobwebs this morning with a guided hike through the gorgeous surrounding countryside. (We know about a viewpoint that'll blow your 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?

DAY 3 - End Beaujolais


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?

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