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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
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Moderate% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 154276
Starts: Dijon, France Finishes: Dijon, France
You will Visit
  • Dijon

Itinerary

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Day 1: Dijon

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Dijon/Fragnes (1B, 1D)

Leaving Dijon behind, travel to to the wine-making capital of Burgundy, Beaune. Considered to be one of the best places in the region for wine tasting, don't miss the chance to visit a Burgundy wine cellar. Opt to visit the iconic Hospices de Beaune, a medieval charity hospital known for its colourful geometric roof, and art collection.

Continue to Chalon-sur-Saôn where the town's half-timbered houses and baroque style cathedrals will make you feel like you've stepped into another time. Start your exploration in front of the Town Hall and explore the winding old streets, popping into quaint shops along the way. Opt to visit the Church of Saint-Pierre, the Museum Denon, or sit at a cafe and watch the local hustle and bustle.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.75-1.00 hours, 44km)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 35km)
Private Vehicle (0.25 hour(s), 6km)

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Day 3: Fragnes/Verdun-sur-le-Doubs (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a full day of biking through vineyards and villages along the Canal du Centre of Côte de Beaune. Stop in the charming villages of Chagny and Santenay along the way. Indulge in a wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay, followed by lunch in Meursault before transferring back to the barge. Sit down to dinner on the barge.

Included Activities:
Côte de Beaune Bike Ride

Transport:
Danièle Riverboat

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Day 4: Verdun-sur-le-Doubs/Seurre (1B, 1L)

Spend the morning discovering the area around Verdun on foot. Enjoy lunch on the barge as you drift through the canals, continuing towards Seurre. Free time to explore upon arrival.

Transport:
Danièle Riverboat

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Day 5: Seurre/Auxonne (1B, 1L)

Continue cruising to Auxonne with time to relax on board and watch the idyllic scenery glide by. Enjoy lunch on the barge before docking in Auxonne. Upon arrival, take a train to Dole and enjoy free time to explore the winding streets of this medieval town. Opt to visit the Collégiale Notre-Dame, or take a walk along paths through the Chaux Forest.

Transport:
Danièle Riverboat
Local train (0.30 hour(s), 16km)
Local train (0.30 hour(s), 16km)

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Day 6: Auxonne to Petit-Ouges (1B, 1L)

If you chose to walk or cycle along the barge route, visit the castle and gardens, explore the villages along the way, or enjoy a coffee.

Upon arrival into Petit Ouges, opt to take a hike along the scenic Circuit of Three Wash Houses.

Transport:
Danièle Riverboat

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Day 7: Petit-Ouges to Dijon (1B, 1D)

This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy.

Included Activities:
Côte de Nuits Bike Ride
Château de Marsannay Wine Tasting

Transport:
Danièle Riverboat

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Day 8: Dijon (1B)

Trains departing from Dijon can be booked after 10am and flights from Paris can be booked from 7pm.

Additional Notes:
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

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 6 nts aboard the Daniele canal barge
    • Beaune and Chalon-sur-Saône visit
    • Cycling in the vineyards of Côte de Beaune with wine tasting
    • Verdun sur le Doubs walking excursion
    • Cycling Gevrey-Chambertin
    • Wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay
    • Dole visit
    • Côte du Nuit visit
    • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
    • Use of bicycles during shore excursions
    Accommodation
    • Aboard the Daniele canal barge (6 nts), comfort hotel (1 nt)
    • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cruise up the canals of Burgundy aboard the Daniele
  • Sip local wines and sample regional dishes
  • Cycle through villages and vineyards
  • Relax in the onboard Jacuzzi as the scenery glides by.