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'C'est la Vie' - Burgundy Canal

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Meet in Paris and then drive to luxurious 'C’est la Vie,' moored in the small village of Ravières. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabin before a gourmet dinner on board. (Dinner)
Cruise to Ancy-le-Franc today with time to walk or cycle along the towpath. After lunch on board the barge, visit 12th-century Abbaye de Fontenay, one of France's oldest Cistercian monasteries. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Tour the Renaissance château of Ancy-le-Franc with its magnificent courtyard and beautiful parkland. After a leisurely afternoon cruise, drive to Chablis for dinner ashore at Hostellerie des Clos, set in a converted hospital and adjacent to a former 12th-century winery. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
The charming medieval village of Noyers-sur-Serein awaits today. One of the most beautiful towns in France, its colorful atmosphere includes old ramparts, half-timbered buildings and a lively market. Cruise to the port town of Tanlay this afternoon with more opportunities for walking and cycling. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Return to the wine town of Chablis today for a tasting of the local vintages. Meet the viticulturists who expertly grow the pampered grapes used in the region's famous white wines. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
A final cruise today takes you to St-Florentin, terraced into the hillside overlooking the Armaçon River. Visit the town of Auxerre and visit Cathédrale St-Etienne, built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Return to the barge for a gala Captain's dinner tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, transfer back to Paris, arriving in late morning. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Relax in oversized cabins on a cruise through Burgundy aboard lovely 'C'est la Vie.' Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded by St. Bernard in 1118. Explore the colorful market in the charming medieval village of Noyers-sur-Serein. Taste the local vintages in the wine-producing town of Chablis — and enjoy a special dinner ashore at Hostellerie des Clos, adjacent to a former 12th-century winery. Spend time in the thriving town of Auxerre with its narrow, winding streets and imposing cathedral.
  • Hand-Selected Canal Barges with Independent Bookings and/or Private Charters Available
  • All Meals and Drinks on Board
  • All Sightseeing Excursions during the Cruise
  • Transfers to/from Barges (as per Individual Itinerary)
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard C'est la Vie
  • Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 17 years old.
  • Independent Bookings available with a minimum of 2 booked cabins.
  • Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.
  • Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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