Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘Grand Cru,’ moored in the village of Pontailler-sur-Saône. A welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first gourmet dinner on board.
A leisurely morning cruise is followed by a visit to 18th-century Château d'Arcelot with its beautifully-crafted Grand Salon and magnificent English-style gardens. Enjoy a tasting of locally-produced specialties before returning to your barge for dinner.
Cruise through pastoral countryside to Verdun-sur-le-Doubs for an excursion to Beaune, Burgundy's wine capital. Visit 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu, a remarkably preserved medieval hospital, with time to browse in the shops and galleries or enjoy a coffee on the square.
After a leisurely morning on board your barge, visit the riverside town of Chalon-sur-Saône where the bustling Place Saint-Vincent is lined with boutiques, galleries and cafés. Visit an artisan shop to watch master chocolatiers at work, sampling their delicious creations.
This morning, cruise to Chagny for a special lunch ashore at the Michelin-starred Maison Lameloise. Continue to Château de la Rochepot, a turreted Burgundian fortress dating from the 12th century.
Visit the prestigious family-owned vineyards of Château de Chassagne Montrachet for a private tasting of boutique wines. Back on board your barge, enjoy a celebratory farewell dinner.
After breakfast, transfer to your Paris hotel, concluding your magical journey.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.