Burgundy River Cruise Adventure - Northbound

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Burgundy River Cruise Adventure - Northbound
Dijon to Dijon
8 days
Tour code: EFLEDN

Highlights

Cruise up the canals of Burgundy aboard the Danièle, sip local wines and sample regional dishes, cycle through villages and vineyards, relax in the onboard Jacuzzi as the scenery glides by

Blessed with some of the most gorgeous countryside 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.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicles, Danièle canal barge, bicycle, walking.

Accommodation

Aboard the Danièle canal barge (6 nts), hotel (1 nt).

Included activities

Your Foodie Moment: Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet Wine Tour, Chassagne-Montrachet Your Foodie Moment: Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour, Vougeot. 6 nts aboard the Danièle canal barge. Cycling in the vineyards of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. Wine tours/tastings and cellar visits in Chassagne-Montrachet 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.

Itinerary

Day 1
Dijon
Arrive at any time. Please note this itinerary runs in both northbound and southbound directions. Please refer to the "Trip Details" section to confirm what direction your specific departure is set to run. Please note that most flights arrive in Paris, approx. 340kms away. There are frequent trains that run between Paris and Dijon – make sure to arrive in Dijon in time for the 6pm welcome meeting this evening.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2
Dijon - Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune
Enjoy a free morning to explore Dijon. Opt to visit the Ducal Palace, the local market or go for a mustard tasting. In the afternoon, travel to St Leger and embark the Daniele. Raise a glass to the beginning of your river adventure.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 3
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.

Transport: Danièle Riverboat

Optional activities:

  • Tour of Chateau de Santenay
  • Local Winery Visit and Tasting

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 4
Chagny - Chalon-sur-Saône
Cycle along the Côte de Beaune, stopping at villages and vineyards along the way. Explore the vineyards of Chateau de Chassigny-Montrachet while stopping to sample some wines. This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy. Today's cycling route is moderate with a few inclined paths. E-bikes are available to rent upon request (limited availability - see the "About Transportation" section of the Tour Details page for more information).

Transport: Danièle Riverboat

Included activities: Côte de Beaune Cycling: Chagny, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet Wine Tour, Côte de Beaune Cycling: Chassagne-Montrachet to Chalon-sur-Saône

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
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.

Transport: Danièle Riverboat

Included activities: Saint-Jean-de-Losne Visit

Optional activities:

  • Tour of Saint-Jean-de-Losne
  • La Musée de la Bataillerie

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 6
Saint-Jean-de-Losne - 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.

Transport: Danièle Riverboat

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 7
Ouges - 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. Today's cycling route is moderate with a few inclined paths. E-bikes are available to rent upon request (limited availability - see the "About Transportation" section of the Tour Details page for more information).

Transport: Danièle Riverboat

Included activities: Côte de Nuits Cycling: Petit Ouges to Vougeot, Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour, Côte de Nuits Cycling: Vougeot to Dijon

Optional activities: Château du Clos de Vougeot

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 8
Dijon
After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the train station in Dijon. Tour ends on arrival. If you're flying out of Paris today, please note that it is approx 340km away. The group will be dropped off at the Dijon train station in the morning – we recommend not booking flights until the evening to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Included activities: Departure Day

Meals: breakfast

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