Burgundy River Cruise Adventure

Marine, Dijon to Dijon

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet Wine Tour, Chassagne-Montrachet Your Foodie Moment: Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour, Vougeot
  • 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 in Chassagne-Montrachet and Vougeot
  • Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Petit-Ouges
  • Free time to explore Dijon
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
  • Use of bicycles during shore excursions

Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

Day 1 Dijon Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please note this itinerary runs in both northbound and southbound directions. Please refer to the "Trip Details" section to confirm what direction your specific departure is set to run. 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
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)
Day 3 Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune/Chagny (1B, 1L) 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
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. 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: Côte de Beaune Cycling: Chagny, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet Wine Tour Côte de Beaune Cycling: Chassagne-Montrachet to Chalon-sur-Saône Transport: Danièle Riverboat
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
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
Day 7 Petit-Ouges to Dijon (1B, 1D) 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: Côte de Nuits Cycling: Petit Ouges to Vougeot Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour Côte de Nuits Cycling: Vougeot to Dijon Transport: Danièle Riverboat
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
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