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Quintessential Burgundy

10 days, Dijon to Paris

A group of travellers toasting on a patio outside in Burgundy, France
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There may be no more beautiful way to explore the countryside villages of timeless Burgundy than from a river barge coasting the Saône River. Drift from one stunning landscape to another, stopping to roam the region’s famous vineyards, ride bikes through its vast forests, and indulge in its unforgettable flavours. Then head to Paris for two nights of discovery for all of your senses. Experience the France of your dreams from the inside out.

10 days - Dijon to Paris

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There may be no more beautiful way to explore the countryside villages of timeless Burgundy than from a river barge coasting the Saône River. Drift from one stunning landscape to another, stopping to roam the region’s famous vineyards, ride bikes through its vast forests, and indulge in its unforgettable flavours. Then head to Paris for two nights of discovery for all of your senses. Experience the France of your dreams from the inside out.

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Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 22.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

10 days - Dijon to Paris

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Trip Code: EFLHNG

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Every now and again I caught a glimpse of the landscapes far below, the picturesque Canal de Bourgogne, rolling fields of yellow mustard flowers, and cow-dotted pastures. It may sound cliché, but this place is truly out of the pages of a storybook. Prince Charming not included.” —Barbara Noe, contributing writer for National Geographic Travel books

Map of the route for Quintessential Burgundy

Places visited

Itinerary Notes

While it is our intention to follow the itinerary as advertised, some modifications to the itinerary may be needed if water levels become very low. This is rare, but please note that some excursions and activities may change if it is necessary to modify the vessel route.

Itinerary

Day 1Dijon

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Dijon

Enjoy an orientation walk in the morning to explore Dijon. Visit the Ducal Palace, the local market, and the old town. In the afternoon, enjoy free time before transferring to the river barge and embarking the Danièle.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 3Dijon/Longecourt-en-Plaine

Depart Dijon for a full day cycling tour through the Côte de Nuits region along the Route des Grands Crus, lined with lovely vineyards and some of the most picturesque villages in the region. Enjoy a wine tasting in the quaint village of Vougeot before meeting our barge in Longecourt-en-Plaine.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4Longecourt-en-Plaine/Saint-Jean-de-Losne

Start the day with a walk around the beautiful lush gardens of Château de Longecourt, a typical Burgundy castle. Continue the morning walking along the canal and visiting its many locks. Enjoy the Burgundy canal as we walk a 5km (3 mi) stretch of the canal between Longecourt and La Biètre lock. Climb aboard the barge and continue sailing to St-Jean-de-Losne. Free time in the afternoon to visit St-Jean-de-Losne.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5Saint-Jean-de-Losne/Chalon-sur-Saône

Cruise along the Saône River before arriving to Chalon-sur-Saône. Take in a presentation by a local wine expert and enjoy a horizontal tasting on board. Spend a relaxing afternoon walking through the footpaths around Chalon-sur-Saône. Choose to do some shopping in town or relax on board with a glass of local wine.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Burgundy Wine Talk and Horizontal Tasting

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Chalon-sur-Saône/Chagny

Cycle along the Côte de Beaune, stopping at villages and vineyards along the way. Explore the vineyards of Chateau de Chassigny-Montrachet while stopping to sample some wines. This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Chagny/Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune

Arrive to Santenay. Enjoy a tour of the stunning Château de Santenay and indulge in a wine tasting from local wineries. Continue cruising to Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune. Enjoy lunch on board while watching the countryside go by. Upon arrival, explore the quaint village or visit the medieval castle of Château de Couches.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune/Paris

Transfer to Beaune, the historic wine capital of Burgundy. Enjoy a tour with a docent, exploring the Hospices of Beaune, a charitable hospital that has been funded by the annual wine auction for over 155 years. Delve into history and discuss the relationship of the hospice with the powerful wine merchants of Burgundy. Enjoy some free time to explore before catching the train to Paris.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Visit Hospices of Beaune

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Paris

Explore the historic covered Marché d'Aligre with a local chef and food expert. Rarely visited by tourists, this market is where locals come to shop for food. Meet vendors, enjoy tastings, and learn about the history of the market and the specialties offered here. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Journeys Highlight Moment Local Market Visit with a Chef

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Paris

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Burgundy Wine Talk and Horizontal Tasting, Chalon-sur-Saône
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Visit Hospices of Beaune, Beaune
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Local Market Visit with a Chef, Paris
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Six nights aboard the Danièle canal river barge
  • Orientation walk of Dijon and Ducal Palace
  • Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Longecourt-en-Plaine
  • Cycle through Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits with wine tastings
  • Use of bicycles during shore excursions
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations

Accommodations

Aboard the Danièle river barge (6 nts), hotel (3 nts).

Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD365-475 for meals not included. While on board the boat, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be included. All other alcoholic drinks would be at an additional individual expense. Tips on board not included.

Transportation

Private vehicles, Danièle river barge, bicycle, train, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Quintessential Burgundy

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