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.
Arrive at any time.
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.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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.
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)
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.
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.
Côte de Beaune Cycling
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.
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.
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.
Gevrey Chambertin Winery in Côte de Nuits Excursion
Trains departing from Dijon can be booked after 10am and flights from Paris can be booked from 7pm.
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.
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Trip Name: Burgundy River Adventure...
Duration: 8 Days
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Trip Code: 154276
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