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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)
After a morning cruise, visit Château de Commarin for a private visit hosted by Count Bertrand de Vogue that includes a falconry display. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Visit 12th-century Fontenay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its peaceful gardens and beautiful cloisters. Return to the barge for a cruise to Ravières. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Visit Maison Alexandre Bonnet in Les Riceys for a Champagne tasting. Then drive to Château de Ricey-Bas for a private gourmet lunch ashore with the Baroness. After a stroll through the gardens, return to the barge for a leisurely cruise to Ancy-le-Franc with opportunities for walking or cycling on the towpath. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Visit historic Château d'Ancy-le-Franc, dating from the 16th century. Rejoin the barge for a leisurely afternoon cruise to Lezinnes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Cruise to the final mooring at Tanlay today. Visit the vineyards and town of Chablis for a private tasting at Domaine Laroche that includes a tour of the 1,000-year-old monastic cellars. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner to celebrate the cruise week. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Disembark in Tanlay after breakfast for your transfer back to Paris, where your journey ends. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
Graceful 'La Belle Époque' drifts through Burgundy on a delightful itinerary between Venarey-les-Laumes and Tanlay. Visit the former Cistercian Abbaye de Fontenay and Château d'Ancy-le-Franc. Pause for a private wine tasting. Enjoy a falconry display during your tour of Château de Commarin. Back aboard, relax in the spa tub and savor gourmet meals created by your expert chef.
  • Canal Barges Hand-Selected by A&K
  • Choice of Independent Bookings or Private Charters Available
  • Transfers to/from Barges
  • All Meals and Drinks on Board
  • All Sightseeing Excursions During the Cruise
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard La Belle Époque
  • Cabin upgrades are available. 
  • Minimum age for Individual Travel is 12 years.
  • 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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