Dole to Saint-Léger-Sur-Dheune (7 Days)

Cruise Line: Belmond Cruises
Dole, France to Saint-léger-sur-dheune, France
DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Dole, France

Board the barge at Dole and meet your crew for a champagne reception. In the evening enjoy your first dinner onboard, with decadent local cuisine and fine wines.

DAY 2
Dijon, France
Château du Clos de Vougeot, France
Dijon, France

Join the River Saône on your leisurely morning cruise. Visit Clos de Vougeot, a medieval château and headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin society. You'll be treated to a private wine tasting at a reputed local producer before rejoining the barge.

DAY 3
Dijon, France

After breakfast, take a walking tour of historic Dijon. Visit the market, the Ducal Palace and the famous Grey Poupon mustard shop. Enjoy lunch in Dijon before returning to the barge for an afternoon cruise along the Saône River. This evening, you will enjoy dinner onboard.

DAY 4
Fragnes, France
Beaune, France
Fragnes, France

Continue along the final stretch of the Saône before mooring in the pretty village of Fragnes. After lunch join a tour of Beaune, wine capital of Burgundy. Tour the magnificent 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu a charity hospital that reveals the region's history. Explore the town at your leisure before returning to the barge.

DAY 5
Rully, France
Château de Germolles, Germolles, France
Rully, France
Chagny, France

Relax and watch the world float by as your cruise along the beautiful Canal du Centre. After lunch, the estate's owner takes you on a tour of Château de Germolles, the last remaining residence of the Dukes of Burgundy. As evening descends, moor in Chagny for dinner onboard.

DAY 6
Saint-léger-sur-dheune, France

A leisurely cruise takes you to Saint Léger, your final destination. After lunch tour Château de Chamirey, a family-run wine estate, complete with a tasting session. Take a scenic drive back to the barge in time for cocktails and a farewell gala dinner.

DAY 7
Saint-léger-sur-dheune, France

After breakfast, bid adieu to the crew and disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Dole to Saint-Léger-Sur-Dheune map

About the Ship

Belmond Afloat in France - Hirondelle
Belmond Afloat in France - Belmond Hirondelle

Belmond Hirondelle is exquisitely styled in light and airy design giving a sense of floating on air instead of water. Four generously sized en-suite cabins accommodate up to eight guests. Dine on exceptional French cuisine in the light-filled lounge or recline on deck with a cocktail in hand as you sail through the stunning Franche-Comte region of France.

What's Included

Included

  • Selection of books, games, satellite TV, DVDs and CDs

  • Bose iPod docking station

  • WiFi and computer with internet access

  • Sun deck with 360˚ view, sun loungers, two tables and large parasol

  • Dining room and a shaded alfresco dining area on deck

  • Spacious and light lounge area

  • All meals and beverages included

  • Daily excursions included

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