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Save 20% on Burgundy Barge Cruise

Book by 19 February 2018.

Save 20% on the 22 April 2018 sailing date. This offer must be booked by 19 February 2018. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists. 
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Best Time To Go

April - October

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Holiday Length

6 nights

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Price guide

From £3,450pp

The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation and time of year. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
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Holiday type

Tailor-made, Cruise

Highlights

Burgundy barge cruise

Discover rural beauty and charming villages on our Burgundy barge cruises. Browse the markets, mustard shops and dukes' palace in the historic city of Dijon. Our cruises give you the chance to explore grand chateaux and a medieval abbey with a Michelin-starred restaurant. Visit the extraordinary Hotel-Dieu, a timbered 15th-century almshouse in Beaune. You’ll also discover why this renowned wine region has some of France’s finest wines.

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Paris

Departing from Paris, we’ll drive you through northern Burgundy to Fleurey-sur-Ouche on the Canal de Bourgogne. Here you'll be welcomed aboard L'Impressionniste, your home for the next few days, with a champagne reception. Built as a Dutch cargo vessel, L'Impressionniste has been thoughtfully converted with elegant staterooms, a spa pool, sundecks and bar. It’s like a floating boutique hotel, perfect for exploring the region.

Paris - Clos de Vougeot - Gissey

As L'Impressionniste cruises smoothly west, stretch your legs with a stroll or cycle along the towpath. After lunch you'll visit Clos de Vougeot, a Renaissance chateau that began life as a medieval monastic winery. It now serves as headquarters of the brotherhood of the Chevaliers du Tastevin. You’ll be taken to a wine-tasting at a nearby domaine before rejoining the barge at Gissey to relax over dinner on board.

Dijon - La Bussiere

Dijon really cuts the mustard, as you'll discover on a guided walking tour of its ancient centre, visiting its markets, mustard shops and medieval and Renaissance buildings. A highlight is the flamboyant Gothic Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, founded in the 14th century. Climb the Tour de Philippe le Bon for panoramic views. In the afternoon, go with the flow as we continue along the canal to La Bussière.

La Bussuere - Pont d'Ouche

Times have changed at the magnificent Abbaye de la Bussiere. Founded in 1131 by a Cistercian abbot, it's now a sumptuous hotel set in landscaped parkland. Enjoy an aperitif before lunch amid the columns of its Michelin-starred restaurant. Continue to the handsome Chateau de Commarin, home to 26 generations of the same family since it was established eight centuries ago. Back on L'Impressionniste, you'll cruise to Pont d'Ouche before dinner.

Vandenesse-en-Auxois -Beaune - La Repe

This morning's passage to Vandenesse-en-Auxois traverses verdant countryside grazed by the region's famed Charolais cattle. Wander or bike along the towpath for closer looks at the small settlements drifting past. After lunch you'll visit Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Have your camera ready for the loggias and ornate timbered Hotel-Dieu, founded as an almshouse in 1443 and now a museum. Then you’ll rejoin L'Impressionniste at La Repe.

La Repe - Escommes

Today we'll cruise to the canal’s highest point, 380 metres above sea level. This afternoon you'll visit the Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin, built for a courtier of Louis XIV. Though the moated palace and gardens are impressive, the real highlight is the gallery of royal portraits accompanied by caustic captions by the exiled libertine Roger de Rabutin. Later, join your fellow travellers at Escommes for a farewell gala dinner aboard L'Impressionniste.

Escommes - Paris - UK

After breakfast, return to Paris by road. You may wish to extend you stay here or we’ll take you to the airport or Gare du Nord for your journey home.

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