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Burgundy River Adventure

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Blessed with some of the most gorgeous countryside in Europe if not the world (not to mention perhaps the best wine around), Burgundy is a place everyone should explore at least once. And the best way to do it is from the deck of an ambling river barge. Visit small villages and first-rate wineries along the lazy Saone River and the Burgundy Canal, bike through forests and vineyards on a provided bicycle, and soak up the glorious sunshine, all with the help of a charming little hotel that goes where you go. You won’t get a better glimpse of Burgundy’s pastoral pleasures than this.

Clients Say:

Crew, food, wine, tours, guide were excellent. I would recommend this trip to everyone. I love the fact that there was a small number of other people on this cruise.
T. and P. Smith (2016 Burgundy Cruise)

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About This Cruise

Itinerary Highlights

Dijon, Fragnes, Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, Seurre, Auxonne,Longecourt-en-Plaine


  • 6 nights aboard the Daniele canal barge
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners Allow $245-320 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included
  • Cycling in the vineyards of Côte de Beaune with wine tasting
  • Verdun sur le Doubs walking excursion
  • Saint-Jean-de-Losne visit
  • Auxonne visit
  • Longecourt-en-Plaine visit
  • Cycling Gevrey-Chambertin
  • Wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay
  • Côte du Nuit visit
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
  • Use of bicycles during shore excursions
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout

Air Options

While we have no specific air deals on this cruise, please call 1-888-868-6871 if you would like us to assist with your airfare.

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance (Required). See Travel Insurance
  • Drinks while on the riverboat not included
  • Optional tours or optional admissions
  • Tips and gratuities


Day 1, Dijon
Arrive at any time.
Accommodation Mercure Dijon (or similar)
Day 2: Dijon/Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a free morning to explore Dijon. Opt to visit the Ducal Palace, the local market or go for a mustard tasting. In the afternoon, travel to St Leger and embark the Daniele.

Private Vehicle
Dijon – Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune1h-1h30m
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 3: Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune/Chagny(1B, 1L)
Enjoy a quiet morning on board before a walk in the vineyards of Santenay with an included wine tasting. Continue cruising to Chagny. Opt to walk through the village and woodlands in the area.

Daniele Riverboat
Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune – Chagny
Hop aboard and float on to the next stop,

Day 4: Chagny/Chalon-sur-Saône
Enjoy a bike ride through the area in the morning. Cycle along the vineyards of Cote de Beaune and enjoy a white wine tasting. Opt for lunch in the village. Head back to the barge and continue to Chalon-sur-Saône. Opt for a walking through the old part of town.

Daniele Riverboat
Chagny – Chalon-sur-Saôn
Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

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

Day 5: Chalon-sur-Saône/Saint-Jean-de-Losne (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a morning cruise along the Saône River. On arrival in St-Jean, enjoy a walking visit of the town. Opt to enjoy dinner ashore.

Daniele Riverboat
Chalon-sur-Saône – Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Saint-Jean-de-Losne Visit
One of the capitals for the river barging world, Saint-Jean-de-Losne is located at a crossroads of waterways. The local cafés 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.

Day 6: Saint-Jean-de-Losne/Longecourt-en-Plaine(1B, 1L)
Cruise along the canal to Auxonne where you can get out and explore. Enjoy lunch on board before walking along the Burgundy Canal to visit some of the small villages. Opt to take a bicycle out for ride ahead to Longecourt-en-Plaine. Opt to visit the castle and gardens in town or sip a coffee in town. Spend free time here before an optional dinner.

Daniele Riverboat
Saint-Jean-de-Losne – Longecourt-en-Plaine
Hop aboard and float on to the next stop.

Longecourt-en-Plaine Excursion
The charming little town of Longecourt-en-Plaine is easily accessible right from the canal. Wander through the quiet streets and enjoy tasting some local produce at the town hall. This is quintessential French village life at it's best, so soak up the atmosphere and practice your French with the locals!

Day 7: Longecourt-en-Plaine/Dijon (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a full day of biking through vineyards and villages to reach Dijon. Depart Longecourt and cycle to Gevrey Chambertin, a small but well known Burgundy village. Enjoy wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay and continue to Cote du Nuit before meeting the barge in Dijon. This mostly flat route is the best way to see quintessential Burgundy.

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

Gevrey Chambertin and Marsannay Château Excursion
Dijon – Longecourt-en-Plaine 40km
Gevrey Chambertin. Explore the small village located on the Route des Grands Crus in the Côte de Nuits. The town is famous for the Grand Cru Burgundy wine which is produced nearby. Cycle on to the Château de Marsannay for a wine tasting of some of the region's best wines.

Day 8: Dijon (1B)
After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the train station in Dijon. Tour ends on arrival.

Please do not book onward travel before 7pm.


Included, See Itinerary.
About This Cruise | Itinerary
Excursions | Pre-Post-Trip Options
Untour in Paris, Provence, or Alsace with $100/person discount.

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