Vandenesse-En-Auxois to Dijon (7 Days)

Cruise Line: Belmond Cruises
Vandenesse-en-auxois, France to Dijon, France
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DAY 1
Vandenesse-en-auxois, France

Board at Vandenesse and get to know your crew over a champagne reception. Later as the evening settles, savour your first delightful dinner on board.

DAY 2
Pont d'Ouche, France
Château de Pommard, France
Pont d'Ouche, France

Cruise the Canal de Bourgogne and enjoy the stunning views. You can use this opportunity to walk or cycle alongside on the towpath and immerse yourself in the beautiful scene. After lunch visit the early 18th-century Château de Pommard, surrounded by lush vineyards. Visit its exceptional cellar and sample some of the vintage wines. Drive back through the picturesque landscape for cocktails on board.

DAY 3
La Bussière-sur-Ouche, France
Beaune, France
La Bussière-sur-Ouche, France

Relax on the barge as you cruise to La Bussière village. Stop at Beaune, capital of the Burgundy wine region. Visit the magnificent 15th-century charity hospital Hôtel-Dieu and enjoy a wine tasting. Browse the shops or stroll through the cobbled streets, admiring the ancient ramparts. In the evening, moor at La Bussière-sur-Ouche village.

DAY 4
Gissey-sur-ouche, France

Cruise the charming Ouche valley to Gissey. As you reach the afternoon, drive to the hilltop village of Châteauneuf en Auxois. Visit its 12th-century castle and take in the splendid views. Afterwards, enjoy a wonderful tour and dinner at Abbaye de la Bussière. This beautifully restored Cistercian abbey is now a Michelin-starred restaurant.

DAY 5
Fleurey-sur-Ouche, France

Cruise towards the Côte-d'Or, which produces some of the world's most famous wines. Visit Clos de Vougeot, a medieval château and headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin society. Afterwards, enjoy a private wine tasting in the idyllic commune of Vougeot. Back on board, cruise to the pretty village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche.

DAY 6
Dijon, France

Tour historic Dijon and visit the magnificent Ducal Palace and the Grey Poupon mustard shop. Take time to browse the inviting boutiques, or simply relax in a pavement café. Enjoy the scenery as you cruise to Dijon's Port du Canal. In the evening, celebrate your adventure as you enjoy a farewell gala dinner.

DAY 7
Dijon, France

Make the most of your final morning with breakfast onboard before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Vandenesse-En-Auxois to Dijon map

About the Ship

Belmond Afloat in France - Hirondelle
Belmond Afloat in France - Belmond Fleur de Lys

A grand visual spectacle, Belmond Fleur de Lys exudes exotic flavours of India. Up to six guests are accommodated in three spacious en-suite cabins. Dine on sensational French cuisine as you glide between fields of lavender and sprawling vineyards. Then while away the evening to the sound of mellow notes from the on-board grand piano.

What's Included

Included

  • Writing desk and chair

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

  • Bose iPod docking station

  • WiFi and computer with internet access

  • Sun deck with a heated swimming pool

  • Lounge with large windows and a grand piano

  • All meals and beverages included

  • Daily excursions

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