7 nights in France
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.
|Aboard the Danièle canal barge (6 nts), hotel (1 nt).|
|7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
|For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.|
Chateau de Santenay - Tour of Chateau de Santenay (9EUR per person) Chagny - Local Winery Visit and Tasting Saint-Jean-de-Losne - Tour of Saint-Jean-de-Losne (10EUR per person) - La Musée de la Bataillerie (3EUR per person) Vougeot - Château du Clos de Vougeot (7.50-10.00EUR per person) Dijon - Ducal Palace (Palais des Ducs) (Free)
Most flights arrive in Paris, approx. 340kms away. There are frequent trains that run between Paris and Dijon, with an estimated travel time of 2 hours.
Please book your flights and travel to Dijon accordingly to ensure you arrive in Dijon before 5pm on Day 1.
Passengers will be required to walk during land excursions, and cycle for the duration of cycling excursions. Please see the full itinerary for information on distance and durations per excursion. The cycling routes on this tour are moderately challenging, with a few inclined paths (approx 40k, 25mi per route). E-bikes are available to rent to be used for both excursions. Please note that the number of e-bikes is limited, and to secure an e-bike for your tour we recommend pre-booking in advance.
Arrive in Dijon. Meet your guide at the hotel for your 5pm transfer to St Leger. Upon arrival, embark the Daniele Riverboat and raise a glass to the beginning of your adventure. Additional Notes: Please be advised that you MUST be at your joining hotel by 5pm AT THE LATEST on this day to board the included transfer to the riverboat. Please note that most flights arrive in Paris, approx. 340kms away. There are frequent trains that run between Paris and Dijon, with an estimated travel time of 2 hours. Please book your flights and travel to Dijon accordingly to ensure you arrive in Dijon before 5pm. Luggage storage is available throughout the day at your joining hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours) Danièle Riverboat
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. Transport: Danièle Riverboat
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. Additional Notes: Today's cycling route is moderate with a few inclined paths. E-bikes are available to rent upon request (limited availability - see the "About Transportation" section of the Tour Details page for more information). Included Activities: Cremant de Bourgogne Wine Tour Côte de Beaune Cycling: Chagny, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet Côte de Beaune Cycling: Chassagne-Montrachet to Chalon-sur-Saône Transport: Danièle Riverboat
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
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
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. Additional Notes: Today's cycling route is moderate with a few inclined paths. E-bikes are available to rent upon request (limited availability - see the "About Transportation" section of the Tour Details page for more information). Included Activities: Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour Côte de Nuits Cycling: Petit Ouges to Vougeot Côte de Nuits Cycling: Vougeot to Dijon Transport: Danièle Riverboat
After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the hotel in Dijon. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore this historic city. Head to the local market in time for lunch, opt to visit Ducal Palace, or go for a mustard tasting. Additional Notes: If you plan to visit Ducal Palace (Palais des Ducs) as an optional activity, please note it may be closed on national holidays.
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 this morning – we recommend not booking flights until the evening to allow enough time to travel to Paris. Included Activities: Departure Day
12 spacious cabins. Amenities: each cabin has a window and is equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC with hair dryer), TV, radio, telephone (for internal calls only), safe and independent air-conditioning. Number of cabins: 12 Maximum passenger capacity: 22 Number of crew members: 5 Amenities on board: spacious lounge with bar - restaurant - sun deck with loungers and parasols - barbecue deck - Jacuzzi at the prow of the barge - bicycles on board available for use by passengers - wifi on board.
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