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'Finesse' - Saône River & Canal du Centre 2020

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 SUNDAY
Meet in Dijon and transfer to 'Finesse,' moored in St-Julien-sur-Dheune on the Canal du Centre. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabins before a gourmet dinner on board. (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 MONDAY
Cruise to St-Léger-sur-Dheune today for a visit to 14th-century Château de Germolles, a former residence of the Dukes of Burgundy that features a ducal chapel and romantic gardens. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 TUESDAY
Travel to Autun this morning, an ancient Roman town with a 17,000-seat amphitheater and 12th-century cathedral. Then cruise to rural Remigny, passing through the famous Santenay wine region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY
Drive to Beaune with its 15th-century charity hospital of Hôtel-Dieu. Explore the quaint shops before enjoying a gourmet lunch ashore at Le Montrachet in the heart of the Côte de Beaune vineyards. Return to the barge for a cruise past charming Chagny to the village of Rully. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 THURSDAY
Cruise to the village of Fragnes with opportunities for walking and cycling along the towpath. After lunch, partake in a private wine tasting at the delightful 17th-century Château de Chamirey in Mercurey. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 FRIDAY
Cruise onto the Saône River to St-Jean-de-Losne. Travel to Dijon for a walking tour that includes the famous mustard shop and time for shopping. Return to 'Finesse' for a gala farewell dinner on board to celebrate your relaxing week of cruising. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 SATURDAY
After breakfast, transfer back to Dijon, arriving in late morning. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
'Finesse' meanders through the vineyard-clad countryside of southern Burgundy. Visit 14th-century Château de Germolles, and explore ancient Autun with its Roman gates and amphitheater. In Beaune, see fascinating Hôtel-Dieu and stop by the town's quaint shops before a gourmet lunch ashore at Le Montrachet. Enjoy a private tasting at Château de Chamirey, and visit the magnificent Clos de Vougeot.
  • 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 Finesse
Notes
  • Minimum age for Individual Travel is 12 years.
  • Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.
  • Cycling, family, golf 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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