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'Grand Cru' - Canal du Rhône au Rhin & Canal du Centre 2019

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 SUNDAY
Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘Grand Cru,’ moored in the village of Dole. A welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first gourmet dinner on board. (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 MONDAY
A leisurely morning cruise to St-Jean-de-Losne brings opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath — or simply relax in the spa tub on board. After lunch, discover Dole on a guided tour of the old quarter that visits the home of famed microbiologist Louis Pasteur. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 TUESDAY
Cruise through pastoral countryside to Verdun-sur-le-Doubs for an excursion to Beaune, Burgundy's wine capital. Visit 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu, a remarkably preserved medieval hospital, with time to browse in the shops and galleries or enjoy a coffee on the square. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY
After a leisurely morning on board your barge, visit the riverside town of Chalon-sur-Saône where the bustling Place Saint-Vincent is lined with boutiques, galleries and cafés. Visit an artisan shop to watch master chocolatiers at work, sampling their delicious creations. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 THURSDAY
This morning, cruise to Chagny for a special lunch ashore at the Michelin-starred Maison Lameloise. Continue to the prestigious vineyards of Château de Chassagne-Montrachet for a private tasting of boutique wines. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 FRIDAY
A final cruise to St-Léger-sur-Dheune precedes your excursion to Château de la Rochepot, a turreted Burgundian fortress dating from the 12th century. Back on board your barge, join fellow travellers for a celebratory farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 SATURDAY
After breakfast, transfer to your Paris hotel, concluding your magical journey. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Graced with eye-catching modern design and four generously sized cabins, 'Grand Cru' is a floating luxury hotel from which to explore Burgundy’s cultural treasures. Exclusive to this barge, guests enjoy pours of Grand Cru wines with every lunch and dinner. These most-superior-grade vintages pair perfectly with the gourmet cuisine prepared by the onboard chef. Excursions include a chocolate tasting at Chalon-sur-Saône, wine tasting at family-owned Château de Chassagne-Montrachet, lunch ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant and a visit to historic Château de la Rochepot.
  • 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 Grand Cru
Notes
  • Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 18 years old.
  • Independent Bookings available with a minimum of 2 booked cabins.
  • 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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