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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
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  • 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.

Additional Notes:
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

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Day 2: Dijon/Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune (1B, 1D)

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 (1.00-1.50 hours)

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Day 3: Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune/Chagny (1B, 1L)

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.

Transport:
Danièle Riverboat

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Day 4: Chagny/Chalon-sur-Saône (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Côte de Beaune Cycling

Transport:
Danièle Riverboat

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Day 5: Chalon-sur-Saône/Saint-Jean-de-Losne (1B, 1L)

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.

Included Activities:
Saint-Jean-de-Losne Visit

Transport:
Danièle Riverboat

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Day 6: Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Petit Ouges (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.



Transport:
Danièle Riverboat

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

Enjoy a full day of biking through vineyards and villages to reach Dijon. Depart Petit Ouges and cycle to Gevrey Chambertin, a small but well known Burgundy village. Enjoy wine tasting at Château de Marsannay and continue to Cote du Nuit before meeting the barge in Dijon. This mostly flat route is the best way to see quintessential Burgundy.

Included Activities:
Gevrey Chambertin Winery in Côte de Nuits Excursion

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 Danièle canal barge
    • Cycling in the vineyards of Côte de Beaune with wine tasting
    • Saint-Jean-de-Losne visit
    • Longecourt-en-Plaine visit
    • Cycling Gevrey-Chambertin
    • Wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay
    • Côte du Nuit visit
    • 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