Meet at the Paris hotel chosen by the group for a Private Driver Transfer to 'Fleur de Lys,' moored in Vandenesse-en-Auxois. A welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first delicious dinner on board.
Cruise the lovely Canal de Bourgogne this morning through the beautiful Ouche Valley. After lunch, visit Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Visit Hôtel-Dieu, a magnificently preserved 15th-century charity hospital, with time to explore the town at leisure before a private wine tasting.
Relax on board today as the barge cruises to the charming canal-side village of La Bussière-sur-Ouche. After lunch, journey to Château de Pommard for a private tour that includes the historic cellars and a tasting of the estate's finest wines.
After breakfast, cruise to Gissey-sur-Ouche 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 Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, boasting breathtaking views across the valley.
Today, '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, home to the famed Burgundian wine society, and enjoy a private tasting.
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 onboard chef prepares a festive gala dinner to end the cruise week.
After breakfast, a Private Driver Transfer to Paris marks the end of your journey.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.