Burgundy Cruise

Resort:Burgundy Cruise
Destination: Europe, France
Price From: £2169.00


Rich and refined, Burgundy is as elegant and enticing as its world-famous wines. Drift past vineyards, stop at picture-book towns and stroll grand palaces as you cruise the Canal de Bourgogne on a luxury barge.


  • Cruise along a peaceful, vineyard-fringed canal on a boutique barge
  • Experience a taste of Burgundy’s wine-making heritage at Chteau du Clos de Vougeot
  • Discover the Citadel of Besanon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Day 1 Paris – Palace of Fontainbleau – Dijon

After meeting the group in bustling Paris, we’ll hit the road to our first stop: the elegant Palace of Fontainebleau, one of France’s largest royal chteaux. Then, it’s on to Dijon – where our crew will welcome us aboard our private barge. After settling into our cabins we’ll enjoy an included dinner, complete with a round of delicious cocktails. What better way to get to know the group?
Accommodation: MS Jeanine

Day 2 Dijon – Petit Ouges

This morning we’ll enjoy a leisurely drive through the beautiful countryside around Dijon – where honey-stone villages and rows of vines will have us thinking we’ve slipped inside a romantic landscape painting. Then: the afternoon will see us taking to the water once more as we set a course for Petit-Ouges (with lunch and dinner provided on board). Don’t be surprised if you enjoy the journey just as much as the destination – it’s hard not to, especially with the green and pleasant landscape of the Sane Valley rippling around us!
Accommodation: MS Jeanine

Day 3 Petit Ouges – Saint Jean de Losne

Today, you’re free to sit back and relax in your luxurious surrounds, taking in some of France’s most sublime wine country as we drift down the canal. We’ll arrive in Saint-Jean-de-Losne late this afternoon – where there will be just enough time to take a walk or ride along the bike path before we meet for dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: MS Jeanine

Day 4 Saint Jean de Losne – Dole

After breakfast, we’ll leave our barge moored alongside the riverboats lining the banks of Saint-Jean-de-Losne and stretch our legs on a walk around the town’s pretty streets. After discovering the port’s boating heritage and characteristic Sane Valley buildings, we’ll climb back aboard the barge and move on to Dole – this afternoon’s final destination – where we’ll share a meal together in town.
Accommodation: MS Jeanine

Day 5 Dole – Ranchot

This morning we’ll take some time to explore Dole’s charming town centre before coming back aboard the barge for the journey to Ranchot – but you don’t have to cruise the whole way if you don’t want to! With bicycles on board for our exclusive use, you could swap the decks for dry land and ride the bike path alongside the canal. When you’ve worked up an appetite, we’ll enjoy another included dinner together.
Accommodation: MS Jeanine

Day 6 Ranchot – Besancon

Today there’s another leisurely morning in store as we cruise further along the Canal de Bourgogne. After lunch, we’ll board a coach and depart for Besanon – where you’ll have plenty of time to explore the area at your own pace. Later, we’ll tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Saltworks before celebrating our final evening on the water with a gala dinner.
Accommodation: MS Jeanine

Day 7 Besancon – Paris

After a walking tour of Besanon (including a visit to the 17th-century Citadel), well bid farewell to the barge and drive back to Paris where the tour will end.