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.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.