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Burgundy 7-day Luxury Barge Tour
This smart, renovated hotel barge cruises the Nivernais Canal, through beautiful Burgundy, thought by many to be the most beautiful region of France. Round every bend the vista changes, as the waterway weaves through the heart of Burgundy’s beautiful scenery. The owners began cruising in 1976, and their experience is evident from the attention to detail on board. The crew of six maintain the warm yet professional atmosphere, so appreciated by guests.
The barge accommodates twelve passengers in eight en-suite cabins, with an attractive saloon and inviting sundeck. On board, guests experience the gastronomy of France with fine regional wines and delicious gourmet meals. The week’s itinerary combines cruising with daily excursions in the barge’s private bus, to famous vineyards for wine tasting, Medieval towns, historic châteaux and colorful markets. While your barge cruises the canal, soak up the sun on deck or stroll down the towpath. There are also have bicycles for those wishing to explore nearby villages.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Luxury Barge Tours in Europe
Rendezvous in Paris at the Hotel Mansart at 2.15pm. Private bus transport to your barge in Auxerre. Champagne reception, delicious canapés and the crew welcome passengers on board.
Cruise - Auxerre to Vincelles
Tour - Wine tasting in Chablis, famed for Chardonnay wines, and the prestigious ‘Grand Cru Hill’
Cruise - Vincelles to Accolay
Tour - Walking tour of the historic city of Auxerre. Opportunities to shop and enjoy French provincial life
Tour - Market day at the delightful medieval town of Noyer, voted one of the prettiest villages in France
Cruise - Accolay to Mailly-le-Chateau
Tour - The spectacular Vézelay. The UNESCO Basilica from 11th Century dominates on the hill top
Cruise - Mailly-le-Château to Lucy-sur-Yonne
Cruise - Lucy-sur-Yonne to Clamecy
Tour - The imposing Château of Bazoches, 17th Century home of influential military engineer Vauban
Morning departure after breakfast on board, arriving in Paris at lunchtime.
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