Meet in Paris and transfer to 'Rendez-Vous,' moored just outside Dijon. 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.
Enjoy a guided, insider’s visit to Chateau d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy. After being personally welcomed by the castle's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, stroll the beautiful grounds, and then savor a taste of the house-made gourmet specialties.
Relax on a morning cruise through pastoral countryside. This afternoon, disembark to Dijon for a walking tour that includes the lively market with its incredible selection of meats, candies, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and pastries, as you stroll your way through this small city brimming with authentic Burgundian life.
Following a leisurely morning cruise, your afternoon takes you through the vineyards of Côte d'Or to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Explore the Hôtel-Dieu, a preserved medieval hospital dating from the 15th century.
This morning, explore family-owned Domaine Amiot-Sercelle, a vintner that organically farms its own grapes, where you partake in a wine tasting, and later savor gourmet dinner ashore at Abbaye de la Bussière, an ancient Cistercian abbey now converted to a luxury inn with an award-winning gourmet bistro.
Soak up the ambience of the tranquil countryside on your final cruise this morning. After lunch, visit the magnificent hilltop village of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois where you tour the 15th-century fortress to see its time-worn relics. Return to 'Rendez-Vous' for canapés and cocktails, followed by a gala Captain's Dinner to finish your cruise in style.
After breakfast, disembark in Vandenesse-en-Auxois, and then transfer back to Paris, arriving in the late morning.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
Book a 2022 cruise at 2021 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2021. Contact A&K for details.