A representative meets you in Paris at a centrally-located hotel as chosen by the chartering party at 2:00 p.m. for a Private Driver Transfer to Dijon. Embark ‘Belmond Amaryllis,’ where a welcome reception awaits. There is time to relax before your first gourmet dinner on board.
Relax during a leisurely morning cruise along the peaceful Burgundy Canal to Longecourt-en-Plaine. After lunch, visit Château du Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin — whose esteemed designation is awarded annually to the finest local vintages. Then enjoy a private tasting at the acclaimed Gevrey-Chambertin.
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.
Linger over breakfast and relish the beauty of Burgundy as you cruise along the majestic River Saône. After lunch, visit Beaune, Burgundy's wine capital. Tour Hôtel-Dieu, a preserved charity hospital dating from the 15th century, and the vast cellars of Joseph Drouhin.
The morning cruise relax on board as the barge continues cruising south towards the historic town of Tournus. After lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant, visit a splendid Romanesque abbey or explore the riverside path on a scenic bicycle ride.
Enjoy a last leisurely cruise to Montmerle-sur-Saône this morning. After lunch, visit Roche de Solutré, set among the Mâconnais vineyards, and climb to the summit for superb views. Stop for a wine tasting in Fuissé before returning to ‘Belmond Amaryllis’ for a final gala dinner on board.
After breakfast, a Private Driver Transfer to Paris brings your journey to an end.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
2020 Travel | 2020 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.