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Burgundy River Adventure...

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 wont get a better glimpse of Burgundys pastoral pleasures than this...

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EFLEDN/154276
  • Starts: Dijon, France
  • Finishes: Dijon, France
You will Visit
  • Dijon

Itinerary

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Day 1: Dijon

Arrive at any time.

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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.

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Day 3: Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune/Chagny

Enjoy a quiet morning on board before a walk in the vineyards of Santenay where you can opt to indulge in a wine tasting. Enjoy lunch on board while watching the quaint countryside go by. Continue cruising to Chagny. Opt to walk through the village and woodlands in the area.
Upon arriving in Chagny opt to enjoy the surrounding lush greenery on a nature walk, sit down for a coffee at one of the many quaint cafês in town, or take a taxi to a local winery. Tonight, consider dining tonight at the famous Michelin-starred restaurant in town, Pierre & Jean.

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Day 4: Chagny/Chalon-sur-Saône

Enjoy a full day scenic bike ride through the area. Cycle along the vineyards of Cote de Beaune, and enjoy a wine tasting before joining the barge in Chalon-sur-Saone.
Known for the fine quality of white wine, the Côte de Beaune region is especially famous for their wines produced using Chardonnay grapes. Learn about the complexity of grape growth in this region, and how these conditions influence flavour.

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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.

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Day 6: 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.
If you chose to walk or cycle along the barge, this is an 8km route that takes you around the beautiful lush gardens of Château de Longecourt, a typical Burgundy castle, and finishes in Petit-Ouges where the boat stops for the night.


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Day 7: 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.

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Day 8: Dijon

After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the train station in Dijon. Tour ends on arrival.
Trains departing from Dijon can be booked after 10am and flights from Paris can be booked from 7pm.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 6 nts aboard the Danièle canal barge
    • Cycling in the vineyards of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits with wine tasting
    • Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Petit-Ouges
    • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
    • Use of bicycles during shore excursions
    Accommodation
    • Aboard the Danièle canal barge (6 nts), hotel (1 nt)
    • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicles, Danièle canal barge, bicycle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cruise up the canals of Burgundy aboard the Danile
  • Sip local wines and sample regional dishes
  • Cycle through villages and vineyards
  • Relax in the onboard Jacuzzi as the scenery glides by