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Duration: 8 Days
Location: France
Price: From R24 855 pps
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BURGUNDY RIVER CRUISE ADVENTURE
8 days, Dijon to Dijon  From R24 855  pps

burgundy river cruise
Blessed with some of the most gorgeous countrysides in Europe, if not the world (not to mention perhaps the best wine around), Burgundy is a place everyone should explore at least once. And the best way to do it is from the deck of an ambling river barge. Visit small villages and first-rate wineries, bike through forests and vineyards on a provided bicycle, and soak up the glorious sunshine, all with the help of a charming little hotel that goes where you go. You won’t get a better glimpse of Burgundy’s pastoral pleasures than this.

 

Travel Style: Marine
Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

 

Physical Rating: 3 – Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

 

Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 22

 

Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

burgundy river cruise

Itinerary
Day 1  Dijon/Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune
Arrive in Dijon. Meet your guide at the hotel for your 5pm transfer to St Leger.

Upon arrival, embark the Daniele Riverboat and raise a glass to the beginning of your adventure.

Meals included: Dinner

 

Day 2  Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune/Chagny
Enjoy a quiet morning on board or opt to walk in the vineyards of Santenay and indulge in a wine tasting. Enjoy lunch on board while watching the quaint countryside go by. Continue cruising to Chagny. Explore the village and woodlands in the area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

Day 3  Chagny/Chalon-sur-Saône
Cycle along the Côte de Beaune, stopping at villages and vineyards along the way. Visit a winery famed for Crémant de Bourgogne, a sparkling wine. This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Foodie Moment Cremant de Bourgogne Wine Tour
Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 4  Chalon-sur-Saône/Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Enjoy an afternoon cruise along the picturesque Saône River toward Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Opt for a walking through the old part of town, or take free time to explore this town’s quaint shops and cathedral square. Opt to enjoy dinner ashore.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

burgundy river cruise
Day 5  Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Petit Ouges
Cruise along the canal during the morning before taking a walk along the Burgundy Canal. After lunch, relax as the barge makes its way to Petit-Ouges. Opt to cycle or walk along the canal as the barge makes its way to port, or relax on the terrace while watching the riverside life unfold.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 6  Petit-Ouges to Dijon
Depart Petit Ouges for a full day cycling tour through the Côte de Nuits region along the Route des Grands Crus, lined with lovely vineyards and some of the most picturesque villages in the region. Enjoy wine tasting in the quaint village of Vougeot before meeting barge in Dijon.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Foodie Moment Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

 

Day 7  Dijon
After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the hotel in Dijon.

Enjoy the rest of the day to explore this historic city. Head to the local market in time for lunch, opt to visit Ducal Palace, or go for a mustard tasting.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 8  Dijon
Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

burgundy river cruise

What’s Included
Your Foodie Moment: Cremant de Bourgogne Wine Tour, Rully
Your Foodie Moment: Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour, Vougeot
Wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks included on board
6 nights aboard the Danièle canal barge
Cycling in the vineyards of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits
Wine tours/tastings and cellar visits for Cremant de Bourgogne and Vougeot
Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Petit-Ouges
Free time to explore Dijon
All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
Use of bicycles during shore excursions
Accommodations
Aboard the Danièle canal barge (6 nights), hotel (1 night).

 

Meals
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD260-340 for meals not included. Tips on board not included. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks on board are included throughout the whole trip. All other alcoholic drinks would be at an additional individual expense.

 

Transportation
Private vehicles, Danièle canal barge, bicycle, walking.

 

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