Burgundy River Cruise Adventure
8 days from Dijon to Dijon
From $ 2079
Duration8 days

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, 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.

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  • Duration: 8 days
    Service level: Upgraded
  • Starts in: Dijon
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Dijon
    Ages: 12+
Burgundy River Cruise Adventure - Tour Map


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Day 1: Dijon

Start place: Dijon

Arrive at any time. This itinerary runs in both northbound and southbound directions. Please refer to the "Trip Details" section to confirm what direction your specific departure is set to run.

Please note that most flights arrive in Paris, approx. 340kms away. There are frequent trains that run between Paris and Dijon, with an estimated travel time of 2 hours. Please ensure to arrive in Dijon before the 6pm welcome meeting this evening.

End place: Dijon

Meals: D
Day 2: Dijon/Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune

Start place: Dijon

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. Raise a glass to the beginning of your river adventure. If you plan to visit Ducal Palace (Palais des Ducs) as an optional activity, please note it may be closed on national holidays.

End place: Saint-Berain-sur-Dheune

Meals: B, D
Day 3: Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune/Chagny

Start place: Saint-Berain-sur-Dheune

Upon arriving in Chagny opt to enjoy the surrounding lush greenery on a nature walk, sit down for a coffee at one of the many quaint cafês in town, or take a taxi to a local winery. Tonight, consider dining tonight at the famous Michelin-starred restaurant in town, Pierre & Jean.
Enjoy a quiet morning on board or opt to walk in the vineyards of Santenay and indulge in a wine tasting. Enjoy lunch on board while watching the quaint countryside go by. Continue cruising to Chagny. Explore the village and woodlands in the area.

End place: Chagny

Meals: B, L
Day 4: Chagny/Chalon-sur-Saône

Start place: Chagny

Known for the fine quality of white wine, the Côte 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.
Cycle along the Côte de Beaune, stopping at villages and vineyards along the way. Visit a winery famed for Crémant de Bourgogne, a sparkling wine. This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy. Today's 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).

End place: Chalon-sur-Saone

Meals: B
Day 5: Chalon-sur-Saône/Saint-Jean-de-Losne

Start place: Chalon-sur-Saone

Enjoy an afternoon cruise along the picturesque Saône River toward Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Opt for a walking through the old part of town, or take free time to explore this town's quaint shops and cathedral square. Opt to enjoy dinner ashore.

End place: Saint-Jean-de-Losne

Meals: B, L
Day 6: Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Petit Ouges

Start place: Saint-Jean-de-Losne

If you chose to walk or cycle along the barge, this is an 8km route that takes you around the beautiful lush gardens of Château de Longecourt, a typical Burgundy castle, and finishes in Petit-Ouges where the boat stops for the night.

Cruise along the canal during the morning before taking a walk along the Burgundy Canal. After lunch, relax as the barge makes its way to Petit-Ouges. Opt to cycle or walk along the canal as the barge makes its way to port, or relax on the terrace while watching the riverside life unfold.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Petit-Ouges to Dijon
Depart Petit Ouges for a full day cycling tour through the Côte de Nuits region along the Route des Grands Crus, lined with lovely vineyards and some of the most picturesque villages in the region. Enjoy wine tasting in the quaint village of Vougeot before meeting barge in Dijon. Today's 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).

End place: Dijon

Meals: B, D
Day 8: Dijon

Start place: Dijon

Trains departing from Dijon can be booked after 10am and flights from Paris can be booked from 7pm.
After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the train station in Dijon. Tour ends on arrival. If you're flying out of Paris today, please note that it is approx. 340km away. The group will be dropped off at the Dijon train station this morning – we recommend not booking flights until the evening to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

End place: Dijon

Meals: B



  • Your Foodie Moment: Cremant de Bourgogne Wine Tour, Rully Your Foodie Moment: Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour, Vougeot
  • Wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks included on board
  • 6 nts aboard the Danièle canal barge
  • Cycling in the vineyards of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits
  • Wine tours/tastings and cellar visits for Cremant de Bourgogne and Vougeot
  • Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Petit-Ouges
  • Free time to explore Dijon
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
  • Use of bicycles during shore excursions
  • Transport

    Private vehicles, Danièle canal barge, Bicycle, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Aboard the Danièle canal barge (6 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts,
    3 lunches,
    4 dinners

Dates & availability: Burgundy River Cruise Adventure

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Departing Sat, 06/29/2019 Finishing Sat, 07/06/2019 Catalog Price $ 3199 Sale Price $ 2079 4 Book
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Departing Sat, 07/20/2019 Finishing Sat, 07/27/2019 Catalog Price $ 3199 Sale Price $ 2079 14 Book
Departing Sat, 07/27/2019 Finishing Sat, 08/03/2019 Catalog Price $ 3199 Sale Price $ 2079 12 Book
Departing Sat, 08/03/2019 Finishing Sat, 08/10/2019 Catalog Price $ 3199 Sale Price $ 2399 16 Book
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Departing Sat, 08/17/2019 Finishing Sat, 08/24/2019 Catalog Price $ 3199 Sale Price $ 2399 17 Book
Departing Sat, 08/24/2019 Finishing Sat, 08/31/2019 Catalog Price $ 3199 Sale Price $ 1919 17 Book
Departing Sat, 08/31/2019 Finishing Sat, 09/07/2019 Catalog Price $ 3199 Sale Price $ 2399 20 Book

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