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Burgundy River Cruise

May 14-21, 2021

River Cruise

Blessed with some of the most gorgeous countryside in Europe, if not the world (not to mention perhaps the best wine around), Burgundy is a place everyone should explore at least once. Two great French passions, wine and food, come together here in a particularly enticing way. The best way to experience it is from the deck of our private ambling river barge with a fabulous group of women. Visit small villages and first-rate wineries, bike through forests and vineyards on a provided bicycle, and soak up the glorious sunshine, all with the help of a charming little hotel that goes where you go. You won’t get a better glimpse of Burgundy’s pastoral pleasures than this.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 6 Nights Luxury River Barge
  • 1 Night Hotel Accommodation
  • Cremant de Bourgogne Wine Tour
  • Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour
  • Cycling in the Vineyards of Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits
  • Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Petit-Ouges
  • Use of bicycles during shore excursions
  • 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Wine, Beer and Non-alcoholic drinks on board
  • Return First Class Train from Paris to Dijon
  • Shipboard Gratuities
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Leader
Itinerary
Burgundy Barge River Cruise
Day 1 - Arrive Paris

Welcome to France. We will transfer by train from Paris to Dijon. Dijon is one of France's most appealing cities. Filled with elegant medieval and Renaissance buildings that hark back to the 14th- and 15th-century. The historic centre is wonderful for strolling, especially if you like to leaven your cultural enrichment with excellent food, fine wine and shopping.
This evening we will have a welcome meeting to get acquainted with our fellow travelers.
Accommodations - Hotel Mercure Dijon Centre Clemenceau

 

Day 2 - Dijon

Enjoy a free morning to explore Dijon. You may wish to visit the Ducal Palace, the local market or go for a mustard tasting. The Ducal Palace quarter, is where former dukes of Burgundy lived in noble residences dating back to the 15th century. Don't miss the Museum of Fine Arts - founded during the Age of Enlightenment, one of the oldest in France - located in the palace's eastern wing.
In the afternoon, travel to St Leger and embark the Daniele. Raise a glass to the beginning of your river adventure.
Accommodations - MS Daniele

 

Day 3 - 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.
Accommodations - MS Daniele

 

Day 4 - Saint-Jean-de-Losne

Cruise along the canal during the morning before taking a walk along the Burgundy Canal. After lunch, relax as the barge makes its way to Saint Jean De Losne. Opt to cycle or walk along the canal as the barge makes its way to port, or relax on the terrace while watching the riverside life unfold.
One of the capitals for the river barging world, Saint-Jean-de-Losne is located at a crossroads of waterways. The local cafés are still often occupied by regulars of the canal barges and riverboats, so grab a table and get to know the locals. Relax in the sunshine with a glass of wine, opt to take part in a guided tour of the town, or visit a museum.
Accommodations - MS Daniele

 

Day 5 - Chalon-sur-Saone

Cruise along the Saône River before arriving to Chalon-sur-Saône. Opt for a walking through the old part of town, or take free time to explore this town's quaint shops and cathedral square. You may wish to enjoy dinner ashore.
Accommodations - MS Daniele

 

Day 6 - 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.
Known for the fine quality of white wine, the Côte de Beaune region is especially famous for their wines produced using Chardonnay grapes. Learn about the complexity of grape growth in this region, and how these conditions influence flavour.
Accommodations - MS Daniele

 

Day 7 - Saint-Leger-Sur-Dheune

Spend our last wonderful evening onboard, enjoy great food, wonderful wine and the best company.
Accommodations - MS Daniele

 

Day 8 - Dijon- Depart

After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the train station in Dijon where we will continue to Paris. Please note, flights must be booked from Paris after 7 PM, which may result in an overnight hotel being need in Paris.

 

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates
Early Booking Bonus (EBB) until July 1, 2020 - Save $200 off these rates!

Double - $4879 CAD per person(sharing a cabin)
Single - $5909 CAD per person(your own cabin - only 3 available!)

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy very limited.
EBB = Early Booking Bonus

Deposit of $500 per person due at time of booking.
Second deposit of $1500 per person due September 15, 2020.

Final Payment due - December 1, 2020

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
This tour does involve cycling and walking. The cycling route is moderate with a few inclined paths. E-bikes are available to rent upon request.
E-Bike rental for days is $127 CAD.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 16 ladies
Maximum - 22 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages (Other than beer and wine onboard)
  • Personal gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of pre/post night hotel
  • Airport Transfers (see below)

 

Tour Leader

Marianne Southall
Marianne is the founder of the Women's Travel Club. She is well traveled and loves to get off the beaten path, her favorite type of tour would involve nature and animals.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is guaranteed.
Once flight booking for this tour opens we are please to offer a flight booking service. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. A service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Paris

Depart from Paris
Flights should not leave before 7 PM

Flight Quote

 

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
Insurance Quote

Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Burgundy River Cruise
Hotel Mercure Dijon Centre Clemenceau

Well located to the train station, this modern hotel is perfect for discovering Burgundy. Guestrooms are spacious and practical in this 4 star hotel.

 

Women's Travel Club Burgundy River Cruise
MS Daniele

The MS Daniele is a luxury barge complete with a lounge bar, a restaurant, a sun deck with loungers and parasols, a Jacuzzi and a barbecue deck at the front of the boat for outdoor pleasure.
The ship features eleven spacious air-conditioned staterooms for a maximum of 22 passengers. All accommodations are equipped with windows, radio, TV, telephone (for internal calls only), Wi-Fi, safe, private shower and toilet.