River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Dijon
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Dijon
Enjoy a free day to explore Dijon. In the afternoon, transfer to the river barge and embark the Danièle. (Breakfast | Dinner)
Day 3 Dijon/Longecourt-en-Plaine
Depart Dijon for a full day cycling tour through the Côte de Nuits region along the Route des Grands Crus, lined with lovely vineyards and some of the most picturesque villages in the region. Enjoy a wine tasting in the quaint village of Vougeot before meeting barge in Longecourt-en-Plaine. (Breakfast | Dinner)
Day 4 Longecourt-en-Plaine/Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Start the day with a walk around the beautiful lush gardens of Château de Longecourt, a typical Burgundy castle. Continue the morning walking along the canal and looking at the various locks. Enjoy the Burgundy canal as we walk a 5km (3 mi) stretch of the canal between Longecourt and La Biètre lock. Climb aboard the barge and continue sailing to St-Jean-de-Losne. Free time in the afternoon to visit St-Jean-de-Losne. (Breakfast | Lunch)
Day 5 Saint-Jean-de-Losne/Chalon-sur-Saône
Sail along the Saône River take in picturesque scenes of local life on the shore. Spend a relaxing afternoon walking through the footpaths around Chalon-sur-Saône. Choose to do some shopping in town or relax on board with a glass of local wine. (Breakfast | Lunch)
Day 6 Chalon-sur-Saône/Chagny
Cycle along the Côte de Beaune, stopping at villages and vineyards along the way. Explore the vineyards of Chateau de Chassigny-Montrachet while stopping to sample some wines. This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy. (Breakfast)
Day 7 Chagny/Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune
Arrive to Santenay in the morning and opt to take a walk around the village, or tour the grounds of the stunning Château de Santenay. Continue cruising to Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune. Enjoy lunch on board while watching the countryside go by. Upon arrival, explore the quaint village or visit the medieval Château de Couches. (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
Day 8 Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune/Dijon
After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the train station in Dijon. Tour ends on arrival. (Breakfast)
River Cruise Highlights
Visit Burgundy’s wine capital: Beaune
Cycle through incredible scenery between vineyards
Become a connoisseur with multiple wine tastings
Walk around the canal and the gardens of Château de Santenay
All This Included
You could take a class to become a sommelier, or you could hop aboard a barge and take your wine education on the road – or water, technically. Explore Burgundy’s countryside villages and vineyards during this eight-day tour along the Saône River. Cycle through scenery that will make 40k (25 mi) feel like a breeze, soak in the local way of life around a deliciously-laid table, and explore the historic wine capital of Beaune. Don’t take notes, just taste them.
6 nts aboard the Danièle canal river barge
Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune cycling
Wine tours/tastings and cellar visits in Vougeot and Chassagne-Montrachet
Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune
Free time to explore historic Dijon
Use of bicycles during shore excursions
All transport to/from included activities and between destinations.
Aboard the Danièle canal barge (6 nts), hotel (1 nt).
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
Transportation: Private vehicles, Danièle river barge, bicycle, walking.
Accommodations on this Tour
Aboard the Danièle canal barge (6 nights)
Hotel (1 night)
Small group experience; Max 22
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
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.