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'La Belle Époque' - Burgundy Canal

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Meet in Paris for transfer to ‘La Belle Époque,’ moored at Venarey-les-Laumes. After a welcome reception, enjoy dinner on board. (Dinner)
Visit Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the movie Chocolat was filmed, continuing to medieval Semur-en-Auxois. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely cruise to Montbard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Visit 12th-century Fontenay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its peaceful gardens and beautiful cloisters. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Visit Maison Alexandre Bonnet in Les Riceys for a private Champagne tasting. Then drive to Château de Ricey-Bas for a gourmet lunch ashore with the Baroness in either the salon or atmospheric 13th-century vaulted kitchen. After a stroll though the gardens, return to the barge for a leisurely cruise to Ancy-le-Franc. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
There are good opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath during the morning cruise to Tanlay. Visit historic Château d'Ancy-le-Franc, dating from the 16th century. Rejoin the barge for dinner on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Visit the vineyards and town of Chablis today for a private tasting at a renowned winemaker such as the family-run Domaine Jean-Mar Brocard. Then cruise to Tanlay for a gala farewell dinner to celebrate the week. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Disembark in Tanlay after breakfast for your transfer back to Paris, where your journey ends. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Graceful 'La Belle Époque' drifts through Burgundy on a delightful itinerary between Venarey-les-Laumes and Tanlay. Visit Abbaye de Fontenay and Château d'Ancy-le-Franc, pausing for a private wine tasting in the fertile Chablis region. Visit hilltop Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the movie Chocolat was filmed. Relax before your gourmet dinner, perhaps with a glass of Champagne on deck as you watch the sun set over the lush Burgundy countryside.
  • 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 La Belle Époque
  • Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.
  • Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 8-11 guests.
  • Family, golf, walking and wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).
  • 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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