There may be no more beautiful way to explore the countryside villages of timeless Burgundy than from a river barge coasting the Saône River. Drift from one stunning landscape to another, stopping to roam the region’s famous vineyards, ride bikes through its vast forests, & indulge in its unforgettable flavours. Then head to Paris for two nights of exploration for all of your senses. This is the unique perspective of France you've dreamed about. Embrace it.
Starting fromR32 750
Package ValiditySet departure dates: 13 & 27 OCT 2017.  *** Book & pay by 30 MAY 2017 & SAVE 15%, discount already included in the price ***
Duration9 nights
Starts inDijon
Ends inParis

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- 3 night twin share hotel accommodation
- 6 nights accommodation on-board the Daniele canal river barge
- 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches 4 dinners
- All transport to/from included activities & between destinations
- Assistance of a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
- Orientation walk of Dijon & Ducal Palace
- Cycling in the vineyards of Côte de Beaune with wine tasting
- Verdun-sur-le-Doubs walking excursion
- Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne, Auxonne, & Longecourt-en-Plaine
- Cycle through Gevrey-Chambertin
- Wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay
- Côte de Nuits visit
- Use of bicycles during shore excursions
- Tour the Hospices de Beaune with a history docent
- Paris culinary experience

** Allow USD355-465 for meals not included. Tips on-board not included.


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Arrive at any time.

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Enjoy an orientation walk in the morning to explore Dijon. Visit the Ducal Palace, the local market & the old town. In the afternoon, enjoy free time before transferring to the river barge & embarking the Daniele.

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Cycle to Gevrey Chambertin, a small but well known Burgundy village. Enjoy wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay & continue to Côte du Nuit before meeting the barge in Longecourt-en-Plaine. This mostly flat route is the best way to see quintessential Burgundy.

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Start the day with a walk around the beautiful lush gardens of Chateau De Longcourt, a typical Burgundy castle. Continue the morning walking along the canal stopping in small villages & looking at the various locks. Enjoy the Burgundy canal as we walk a 10km (6.2 mi) stretch of the canal between Longecourt & St-Jean-de-Losne. This afternoon, take in a presentation by a local winemaker & enjoy a horizontal tasting. Free time in the evening to visit Auxonne.

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Have a relaxing morning on-board, before a visit to the barge capital of St-Jean. Continue on to Seurre with some free time to explore on your own.

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Spend the morning discovering the area around Seurre on foot. Return to the barge &  continue towards Verdun-sur-le-Doubs with free time to explore.

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Cycle along the Côte de Beaune, stopping at villages & vineyards along the way. Explore the vineyard of Puligny Montrachet & Meursault while stopping to sample some wines. This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy. Opt for lunch in town before returning to the barge near Fragnes.

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Transfer to Beaune, the historic wine capital of Burgundy. Enjoy a tour with a docent, exploring the Hospices of Beaune, a charitable hospital that has been funded by the annual wine auction for over 155 years. Delve into history & discuss the relationship of the hospice with the powerful wine merchants of Burgundy. Enjoy some free time to explore before catching the train to Paris.

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Explore the historic covered Marché d'Aligre with a local chef & food expert. Rarely visited by tourists, this market is where locals come to shop for food. Meet vendors, enjoy tastings, & learn about the history of the market & the specialties offered here. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own.

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Depart at any time.

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