Meet in Paris and transfer to 'Rendez-Vous,' moored at the beautiful Burgundy village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, there is time to unpack — or stroll the towpath as the sun sets — before a gourmet dinner on board.
Cruise through the valley this morning to Gissey-sur-Ouche, passing incredible scenery along the way. After lunch, visit Clos de Vougeot and explore the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, including a tasting of the local vintages.
In Dijon this morning, enjoy a walking tour that includes the lively market with its incredible selection of meats, candies, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and pastries. Return to 'Rendez-Vous' for a leisurely afternoon cruise to Pont d'Ouche.
Drive past the vineyards of the Côte d'Or to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Learn about the methods of making mustard during a tour and tasting at La Moutarderie Fallot. After free time to explore the local market, have lunch ashore at a lively bistro before visiting Hôtel-Dieu, a preserved medieval hospital dating from the 15th century.
Enjoy a relaxing morning cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois. After lunch, visit the magnificent hilltop village of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois where you tour the 15th-century fortress to see its time-worn relics.
Soak up the ambience of the tranquil countryside on your final cruise to Escommes this morning. After lunch, visit the prestigious vineyards of Château de Chassagne-Montrachet for a private tasting of the Picard family's boutique wines. Return to 'Rendez-Vous' for canapés and cocktails, followed by a gala Captain's Dinner to finish your cruise in style.
After breakfast, transfer back to Paris, arriving in late morning.