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Itinerary

'Finesse'- Saône River, Canal du Centre

Day 1: SUNDAY

Meet in Lyon and transfer to 'Finesse,' moored in St-Jean-de-Losne on the Saône River. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabins before a gourmet dinner on board.

'Finesse'   |   Meals: D

Day 2: MONDAY

Cruise through southern Burgundy, passing delightful river towns such as Seurre and Verdun-sur-le-Doubs before entering the Canal du Centre at Chalon-sur-Saône. Moor at Fragnes and disembark 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.

'Finesse'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 3: TUESDAY

Drive to Beaune, capital of the Burgundy wine country, for a tasting of Bouchard et Pére Fils wines before lunch in the orangery of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Then, tour Beaune with its 15th-century charity hospital of Hôtel-Dieu. Return to 'Finesse' for a cruise to Rully, where you moor overnight.

'Finesse'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 4: WEDNESDAY

Visit Dijon for a walking tour of the old town, including its famous mustard shop. Proceed on a leisurely afternoon cruise to St-Léger-sur-Dheune for excellent opportunities to walk or cycle along the towpath that lines the canal.

'Finesse'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 5: THURSDAY

After breakfast, visit Autun, an ancient Roman town with a 12th-century cathedral situated along the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Relax on deck to enjoy the rural countryside during the afternoon cruise to St-Julien-sur-Dheune.

'Finesse'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 6: FRIDAY

Visit the fascinating Canal and Barge Museum at Écuisses before cruising up a flight of seven locks to Montchanin. After lunch on board, tour the lovely riverside town of Paray-le-Monial and its basilica, a gem of Romanesque art. En route back to the barge, stop in Charolles to visit L'Institut Charolais where you learn about the area's world-famous cattle. Return to your barge for a gala farewell dinner on board to celebrate your relaxing week of cruising.

'Finesse'   |   Meals: B L D

Day 7: SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer back to Lyon, arriving in late morning.

Meals: B





2017 Travel | 2017 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.



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