'Amaryllis'- Burgundy Canal, Saône River & Canal du Centre (2014)
Canal Barge Cruises: Tranquil voyages along Europe's scenic canals and rivers
- Day 1: SUNDAY
Meet in Paris for a Private Driver Transfer to Dijon. On arrival, continue to ‘Amaryllis,’ where a champagne reception awaits. There is time to relax before your first gourmet dinner on board.'Amaryllis' | Meals: D
- Day 2: MONDAY
Cruise to Longecourt along the peaceful Canal de Bourgogne this morning. After lunch, tour Château de Longecourt. Rich in history and décor, it has remained in the same family since 1631. During World War II, the Château hosted American pilots who left “graffiti” on the walls of its stable.'Amaryllis' | Meals: B L D
- Day 3: TUESDAY
In Dijon this morning, stroll the market with a walking tour that includes the Ducal Palace and mustard shop. Back on board ‘Amaryllis,’ cruise to St-Jean-de-Losne, the barge capital of France, where there is time to explore the bustling port before dinner.'Amaryllis' | Meals: B L D
- Day 4: WEDNESDAY
On the River Saône today, cruise to Seurre for lunch ashore. Then discover Beaune with its fascinating medieval charity hospital, Hôtel-Dieu. After a wine tasting, continue cruising to Chalon-sur- Saône for a walking tour of this lovely Burgundian-style river town.'Amaryllis' | Meals: B L D
- Day 5: THURSDAY
Enter the Canal du Centre today, with excellent opportunities for walking or cycling on the towpath en route to the overnight mooring at Rully. After lunch, visit the estate of Château de Germolles, one of the last residences of the Dukes of Burgundy.'Amaryllis' | Meals: B L D
- Day 6: FRIDAY
Enjoy a last leisurely cruise to St-Léger-sur-Dheune this morning. Later travel to Château de Marguerite de Bourgogne, a fortified castle dating from the 13th century. After a tour and wine tasting, return to ‘Amaryllis’ for a final gala dinner on board.'Amaryllis' | Meals: B L D
- Day 7: SATURDAY
After breakfast, a Private Driver Transfer to Paris brings your journey to an end.Meals: B
Cruise itinerary operates in reverse direction on alternate weeks.
'Amaryllis' also cruises between Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois. Contact A&K for details.
Canal Barge Cruising in Europe is a relaxed way of travel that is inherently flexible and subject to change. The above itinerary is an example of the places you may see and visit during your cruise; your actual itinerary may vary.