Meet in Paris for a Private Driver Transfer to Dijon. On arrival, continue to ‘Belmond Amaryllis,’ where a welcome reception awaits. There is time to relax before your first gourmet dinner on board.
In the Côte d'Or today, visit Château du Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin - whose special label is awarded annually to the finest local vintages. Enjoy a special tasting, followed by lunch on board the barge and an afternoon cruise along the peaceful Burgundy Canal to Longecourt-en-Plaine.
In Dijon this morning, stroll the market with a walking tour that includes the Ducal Palace and mustard shop. Back on board ‘Belmond Amaryllis,’ cruise to St-Jean-de-Losne, the barge capital of France, where there is time to explore the bustling port before dinner.
On the Saône River 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.
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.
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 ‘Belmond Amaryllis’ for a final gala dinner on board.
After breakfast, a Private Driver Transfer to Paris brings your journey to an end.
'Belmond Amaryllis' cruises between Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois on selected dates. Contact A&K for details.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.