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Burgundy by River Barge

10 Days, Dijon to Paris
Burgundy by River Barge

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There may be no more beautiful way to explore the countryside villages of timeless Burgundy than from a river barge coasting the Saone River. Drift from one stunning land read more...

What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • Aboard the Daniele river barge (5 nts), hotel (4 nts).
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
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  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations.
  • Six nights aboard the Daniele canal river barge.
  • Walking tour of Dijon and Ducal Palace.
  • Cycling in the vineyards of Cote 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 Chateau de Marsannay.
  • Cote de Nuits visit.
  • Use of bicycles during shore excursions.
  • Tour the Hospices de Beaune with a history docent.
  • Paris culinary experience.
  • Services on a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 360-470 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Dijon
Day 2 Dijon
Day 3 Dijon/Longecourt-en-Plaine
Day 4 Longecourt-en-Plaine/Auxonne
Day 5 Auxonne/Seurre
Day 6 Seurre/Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
Day 7 Verdun-sur-le-Doubs/Fragnes
Day 8 Fragnes/Paris
Day 9 Paris
Day 10 Paris
Departures
  • Start
  • Finish
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

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Places Visited
  • Dijon
  • On Board The Barge
  • Paris
  • DAY 1 Dijon

    Arrive at any time. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Dijon

    Enjoy a walking tour 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.

    Dijon Walking Tour
    Dijon
    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. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Dijon/Longecourt-en-Plaine

    Enjoy a full day of biking through vineyards and villages to reach Dijon. Cycle to Gevrey Chambertin, a small but well known Burgundy village. Enjoy wine tasting at the Chateau de Marsannay and continue to Cote du Nuit before meeting the barge in Longecourt-en-Plaine. This mostly flat route is the best way to see quintessential Burgundy.

    Riverboat
    Dijon - Longecourt-en-Plaine
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

    Gevrey Chambertin and Marsannay Chateau Excursion
    Dijon - Longecourt-en-Plaine
    Leave the river behind and cycle into the countryside of Gevrey Chambertin. Explore the small village located on the Route des Grands Crus in the Cote de Nuits. The town is famous for the Grand Cru Burgundy wine which is produced nearby. Cycle on to the Chateau de Marsannay for a wine tasting of some of the region's best wines. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Longecourt-en-Plaine/Auxonne

    Start the day with a walk around a beautiful, typical Burgundy castle and its lush gardens. 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.

    You can rejoin the barge at any of the four locks along the way. Opt to use one of the bikes to ride ahead of the walkers.

    Burgundy Wine Talk and Horizontal Tasting
    Saint-Jean-de-Losne
    Enjoy an expert presentation by a local winemaker on the vineyards and wines of Burgundy. Learn about the various vineyards and AOC. Enjoy a horizontal tasting (different wines from the same year) focusing on the two main vineyards of the region: Cote de Nuits reds and Cote dOr whites.

    Saint-Jean-de-Losne Visit
    Saint-Jean-de-Losne
    One of the capitals for the river barging world, Saint-Jean-de-Losne is located at a crossroads of waterways. The local cafes are still often occupied by regulars of the canal barges and riverboats, so grab a table and get to know the locals while enjoying a bite of lunch. Relax in the sunshine with a glass of wine, or opt to walk just outside the town to the local picturesque woodlands.

    Riverboat
    Longecourt-en-Plaine - Auxonne
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • 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.

    Free Time
    Seurre Evening
    Get out and explore.

    Riverboat
    Auxonne - Seurre
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • 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.

    Free Time
    Seurre Morning
    Get out and explore this small, French town.

    Riverboat
    Seurre - Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

    Free Time
    Verdun-sur-le-Doubs Evening
    Enjoy leisure time in Verdun and choose to do whatever you wish. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Verdun-sur-le-Doubs/Fragnes

    Cycle along the Cote 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.

    Cote de Beaune Cycling
    Verdun-sur-le-Doubs 35-40km
    Bike along the vineyards of the Cote de Beaune. Famous for its white wines, these small roads are dotted with villages and vineyards.

    Riverboat
    Verdun-sur-le-Doubs - Fragnes
    Hop aboard and float on to the next stop. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 8 Fragnes/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.

    Private Vehicle
    Fragnes - Beaune 1h Morning
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Visit Hospices of Beaune
    Beaune
    Enjoy a tour with a docent, exploring the Hospices of Beaune, a former 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.

    Local train
    Beaune - Paris 2h-2h30m
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Paris

    Explore the historic covered Marche 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.

    Local Market Visit with a Chef
    Paris
    Explore the historic covered Marche 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. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Paris

    Depart at any time. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 360-470 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED. (Additional notes in the PDF to be added after these 07 mandatory points)

  9. While it is our intention to follow the itinerary as advertised, some modifications to the itinerary may be needed if water levels become very low. This is rare, but please note that some excursions and activities may change if it is necessary to modify the sailing route.


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