BURGUNDY RIVER CRUISE 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 won’t get a better glimpse of Burgundy’s pastoral pleasures than this.
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
• Wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks included on board
• 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 for Cremant de Bourgogne and Vougeot
• Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Petit-Ouges
• All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
• Use of bicycles during shore excursions
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Day 1 Dijon
Arrive at any time.
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.
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
Days 4 Chagny/Chalon-sur-Saône
PCycle along the Côte de Beaune, stopping at villages and vineyards along the way. Visit a winery famed for Crémant de Bourgogne, a sparkling wine. This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy.
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.
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.
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.
Day 8 Dijon
After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the train station in Dijon. Tour ends on arrival.
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