'Belmond Fleur de Lys'- Burgundy Canal
European Canal Barge Cruises: Tranquil voyages along Europe's scenic canals and rivers
- Day 1: SUNDAY
Meet at the Paris hotel chosen by the group for a Private Driver Transfer to ‘Belmond Fleur de Lys,’ moored in Vandenesse-en-Auxois. A champagne reception awaits, with time to relax before a first delicious dinner on board.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: D
- Day 2: MONDAY
Cruise the lovely Canal de Bourgogne this morning, passing forested hills and unspoiled villages. After lunch, visit 18th-century Château de Pommard, the largest privately owned vineyard in Burgundy, for a memorable tour and tasting.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
- Day 3: TUESDAY
Relax on board today as the barge cruises to the charming canal-side village of La Bussière. In Beaune, the region’s wine capital, tour Hôtel-Dieu, a famous 15th-century charity hospital.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
- Day 4: WEDNESDAY
After breakfast, cruise to Gissey for an excursion to the Abbey de la Bussière, dating from the 12th century. Stroll the lovely grounds before a gourmet lunch in the Michelin-starred restaurant. Return to the barge by way of the hilltop village of Châteauneufen- Auxois.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
- Day 5: THURSDAY
Today ‘Belmond Fleur de Lys’ cruises through the impressive Côte d’Or region, planted with vines that produce some of the world’s best wines. Visit medieval Château du Clos de Vougeot to observe the winemaking process and enjoy a tasting.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
- Day 6: FRIDAY
In Dijon, the historical capital of Burgundy, enjoy a walking tour that includes the Ducal Palace, market and mustard shop. Cruise this afternoon while the on-board chef prepares a festive gala dinner to end the week.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
- Day 7: SATURDAY
After breakfast, a Private Driver Transfer to Paris marks the end of your journey.Meals: B
Cruise itinerary operates in reverse direction on alternate weeks.
'Belmond Fleur de Lys' also cruises between Dijon and St-Léger-sur-Dheune. 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.