Marine: Burgundy River Cruise Adventure - Southbound (EFLEDS)
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 22
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit Burgundy's wine capital: Beaune, Cycle through incredible scenery between vineyards, Become a connoisseur with multiple wine tastings, Walk around the canal and the gardens of ChAteau de Santenay
You could take a class to become a sommelier, or you could hop aboard a barge and take your wine education on the road - or water, technically. Explore Burgundy's countryside villages and vineyards during this eight-day tour along the SaOne River. Cycle through scenery that will make 40k (25 mi) feel like a breeze, soak in the local way of life around a deliciously-laid table, and explore the historic wine capital of Beaune. Don't take notes, just taste them.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Dijon||Day 1 Dijon|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: 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||Day 2 Dijon (1B, 1D)|
Explore the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. Dijon was once second only to Paris as a centre of power in France. Visit the Ducal Palace, the local market, and the old town. Transport: None
|Day 3||Longecourt-en-Plaine||Day 3 Dijon/Longecourt-en-Plaine (1B, 1D)|
Depart Dijon for a full day cycling tour through the COte de Nuits region along the Route des Grands Crus, lined with lovely vineyards and some of the most picturesque villages in the region. Enjoy a wine tasting in the quaint village of Vougeot before meeting barge in Longecourt-en-Plaine. Additional Notes: Todays cycling route is moderately challenging, 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: COte de Nuits Cycling: Dijon to Vougeot Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour COte de Nuits Cycling: Vougeot to Longecourt-en-Plaine Transport: None
|Day 4||Saint-Jean-de-Losne||Day 4 Longecourt-en-Plaine/Saint-Jean-de-Losne (1B, 1L)|
You can rejoin the barge at any of the three locks along the way. Opt to use one of the bikes to ride ahead of the walkers. Included Activities: Saint-Jean-de-Losne Visit Transport: None
|Day 5||Chalon-Sur-Saone||Day 5 Saint-Jean-de-Losne/Chalon-sur-SaOne (1B, 1L)|
Sail along the SaOne River take in picturesque scenes of local life on the shore. Spend a relaxing afternoon walking through the footpaths around Chalon-sur-SaOne. Choose to do some shopping in town or relax on board with a glass of local wine. Transport: None
|Day 6||CHAGNY||Day 6 Chalon-sur-SaOne/Chagny (1B)|
Known for the fine quality of white wine, the COte 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. Upon arriving in Chagny opt to enjoy the surrounding lush greenery on a nature walk, or sit down for a coffee at one of the many quaint cafEs in town. Tonight, consider dining tonight at the famous Michelin-starred restaurant in town, Pierre & Jean. Additional Notes: Todays 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: COte de Beaune Cycling: Chalon-sur-SaOne to Puligny-Montrachet Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet Wine Tour COte de Beaune Cycling: Chassagne-Montrachet to Chagny Transport: None
|Day 7||Saint-Leger-sur-Dheune||Day 7 Chagny/Saint-LEger-sur-Dheune (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Arrive to Santenay in the morning and opt to take a walk around the village, or tour the grounds of the stunning ChAteau de Santenay. Continue cruising to Saint-LEger-sur-Dheune. Enjoy lunch on board while watching the countryside go by. Upon arrival, explore the quaint village or visit the medieval ChAteau de Couches. Transport: None
|Day 8||Dijon||Day 8 Saint-LEger-sur-Dheune/Dijon (1B)|
After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the train station in Dijon. Tour ends on arrival. Additional Notes: Please note that most flights arrive in Paris, approx 340kms away. There are frequent trains that run between Paris and Dijon - make sure to book any onward travel from Paris after 7pm on this day. Included Activities: Departure Day Transport: None
Local Flights: N/A
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