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Lower Nivernais & Burgundy 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (AV)
Recently refitted, the barge has four cabins with modern ensuite bathrooms and the delightful saloon combines contemporary leather with more traditional furnishings. There is a sun deck for relaxing with a glass of wine as you glide through the pretty Burgundy countryside, a relaxing spa pool and, or course, bicycles for exploring along the towpath before rejoining the barge at one of the locks up ahead.
The region simply oozes charm and the cruise is a journey back in time along a magical waterway. With a full crew and master chef on board, you can be sure of indulging in the region's good food and wine.
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Guests are met at the designated meeting in Paris and transferred to the barge. Following a champagne welcome you are free to explore the medieval town of Auxerre or take a stroll along the banks of the River Yonne before returning for dinner on board.
Auxerre to Vincelles.
Our morning cruise takes us through some delightful locks and past vineyard-clad hillsides to our rural mooring at Vincelles. The afternoon excursion is to Chablis, home of one of the most famous white wines in the world. A tasting in one of the town's aged cellars will introduce you to some of the local Petit Chablis and Chablis wines. Dinner on board.
Vincelles to Mailly-la-Ville.
After breakfast, our excursion is to the medieval town of Auxerre. Originally the capital of Lower Burgundy, the town prides itself on its lavish Renaissance houses, fine churches and particularly its magnificent cathedral situated close to the river. We then return to the hotel barge for a cruise southwards through rich pasturelands and past grazing Charolais cattle to the town of Mailly-la-Ville. After a relaxed lunch on board there is the opportunity to enjoy a walk or bicycle ride along the towpath. Dinner on board.
Mailly-la-Ville to Le Sassois.
This morning we visit the charming 14th century medieval market village of Noyers-sur-Surein, one of the most beautiful villages in France, on an excurion through delightful countryside. In the afternoon we cruise past the cliffs at Le Saussois, a stunning natural setting, with an international climbing centre. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy delightful walks or bicycle rides along the towpath, before dinner ashore at a local restaurant.
Le Saussois to Lucy-sur-Yonne.
In the morning we enjoy an excursion to the pilgrimage town of Vezelay, one of Burgundy's most famous treasures with the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, craft shops and fine views of the surrounding countryside. After lunch on board, an afternoon cruise though the picturesque Yonne Valley to arrive at Lucy-sur-Yonne. Dinner on board.
Lucy-sur-Yonne to Chevroches.
A morning cruise through beautiful countryside takes us to the pretty canalside village of Chevroches and again this is a perfect time for a walk or a bicycle ride. In the afternoon, we visit the Chateau de Bazoches, whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart. The chateau was later remodelled by Marechal Vauban. Captain's farewell dinner on board.
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the designated drop off point in Paris.
This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Jul 18 2021||Jul 24 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
|Jul 25 2021||Jul 31 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
|Aug 01 2021||Aug 07 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
|Aug 08 2021||Aug 14 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
|Aug 15 2021||Aug 21 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
|Aug 22 2021||Aug 28 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
|Aug 29 2021||Sep 04 2021||8||Single rooms||6,350€|
|Sep 05 2021||Sep 11 2021||8||Single rooms||6,350€|
|Sep 12 2021||Sep 18 2021||8||Single rooms||6,350€|
|Sep 19 2021||Sep 25 2021||8||Single rooms||6,350€|
|Sep 26 2021||Oct 02 2021||8||Single rooms||6,350€|
|Oct 03 2021||Oct 09 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
|Oct 10 2021||Oct 16 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
|Oct 17 2021||Oct 23 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
|Oct 24 2021||Oct 30 2021||8||Single rooms||5,490€|
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