Burgundy cruise itinerary
Vandenesse-en-Auxois to Dijon or reverse
Sunday: Day 1
Cruise route map
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Paris to Vandenesse
Your personal guide will meet you at your hotel in Paris at 14.00hrs (2pm) or in Dijon at 16.00hrs (4pm) and transfer you by minivan to the ‘Absoluut II’, moored in Vandenesse’s quaint harbor, where you will enjoy canapés and a Kir Royal reception.
Monday : Day 2
Vandenesse - Pont d’Ouche
Freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee, croissants, preserves and eggs cooked to order, whilst cruising past the spectacular Chateauneuf en Auxois to Pont d’Ouche (cameras at the ready). After lunch you will be visiting Chateau Savigny-les-Beaune.
Tuesday: Day 3
Pont d’Ouche - St. Victor
Cruising from breakfast through lunch, deep into the forest…..and this afternoon’s visit is to Chateauneuf and the wonderful Abbaye la Bussière.
Wednesday: Day 4
Medieval hospice of Beaune
St. Victor - Pont Pagny
Morning cruise ... with an early lunch...and then all afternoon in glorious Beaune, only returning when you have seen it all, including the former Ducal Palace and Hospice and Tower to Phillip the Good.
Thursday: Day 5
Pont Pagny - Velars
Cruising from breakfast through lunch again, today we make a special visit to the Chateau of Meursault (as a wine aficionado
I have been visiting wineries for 35 years... and this is MY favourite!)
Friday: Day 6
Velars - Dijon
A morning cruise past Lac Kir before a walking tour of the historic town centre, including the former Ducal Palace and the Cathedral of Saint Benign. Followed by our special Captains Dinner .
Saturday: Day 7
Transfer to Paris or Dijon
After a leisurely breakfast, depart at around 9:00 am for transfer by minivan to Dijon or to your Paris hotel, arriving there at about midday.
Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. Cruises run in reverse on alternate weeks.