Burgundy by River Barge - Dijon to Paris
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Burgundy by River Barge from Dijon to Paris

1-Night Hotel Accommodation in Dijon, 6-Night Cruise Dijon to Fragnes , 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris
Burgundy by River Barge
Dijon to Paris cruise map

Dijon to Paris - 10 days

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Ship - MS Daniele

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Dijon

Arrive at any time. Hotel Accommodation at Mercure Dijon (or similar).

Day 2: Dijon (Embarkation Day)

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3: Dijon - Longecourt-en-Plaine

Cycle to Gevrey Chambertin, a small but well known Burgundy village. Enjoy wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay and 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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4: Longecourt-en-Plaine - Auxonne

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 and looking at the various locks. Enjoy the Burgundy canal as we walk a 10km (6.2 mi) stretch of the canal between Longecourt and St-Jean-de-Losne. Free time in the evening to visit Auxonne.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5: Auxonne - Seurre

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6: Seurre - Verdun-sur-le-Doubs

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7: Verdun-sur-le-Doubs - Fragnes

Cycle along the Côte de Beaune, stopping at villages and vineyards along the way. Explore the vineyard of Puligny Montrachet and 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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8: Fragnes (Disembarkation Day) - Paris

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 and 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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Paris

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Paris

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .

2017 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin
From Dijon
Program Start Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Aug 4, 2017
$3,099
Aug 18, 2017
$3,099
Sep 1, 2017
$3,199
Sep 15, 2017
$3,199
Sep 29, 2017
$3,199
Oct 27, 2017
$2,899
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

3 nights hotel accoomodations 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (Allow $360 - $470 USD for meals not included) Six nights aboard the Daniele canal river barge Orientation walk of Dijon and 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, and 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 Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart All transport to/from included activities and between destinations

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare) • Drinks • Gratuities • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Personal expenses

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