Dijon to Vandenesse-En-Auxois (7 Days)

Cruise Line: Belmond Cruises
Ship: Varies by Departure
Dijon, France to Vandenesse-en-auxois, France
Dijon, France

Board at Dijon's Port du Canal and meet your crew over a champagne reception. As your journey commences, savour your first delicious dinner onboard.

Fleurey-sur-Ouche, France

Leave Dijon and cruise along the River Ouche past unspoiled villages and forest-covered hills. You can choose to walk or cycle alongside on the towpath. Enjoy a wonderful dégustation menu in Vougeot, before visiting Clos de Vougeot, a medieval château and headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin society. See the ancient wine presses once used by Cistercian monks. Back on board, your cruise continues to Fleurey-sur-Ouche village.

Dijon, France

Tour historic Dijon and visit the magnificent Ducal Palace and the Grey Poupon mustard shop. Take some free time to browse the wonderful shops, or simply relax in a pavement café. Have lunch on board and watch the beautiful passing scenery as you cruise to Gissey.

La Bussière-sur-Ouche, France

Cruise the picturesque Ouche valley to La Bussière sur Ouche. In the afternoon, drive to the hilltop village of Châteauneuf en Auxois. Visit its 12th-century castle and take in the splendid views. In the evening enjoy a wonderful dinner at Abbaye de la Bussière. This restored Cistercian abbey is now a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Beaune, France

Take a scenic drive to Nyons, a typical Provençal village with a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill. There you'll savour a lunch at Grignan. Cruise past stunning rolling hills to Pont d'Ouche. After lunch visit Beaune, capital of the Burgundy wine region. Visit the magnificent 15th-century charity hospital Hôtel-Dieu. Browse the shops or stroll through the cobbled streets. Take part in an elegant wine tasting before returning to the barge.

Vandenesse-en-auxois, France

Begin the morning with a cruise to Vandenesse. After lunch on board, visit Château de Pommard. This estate is set among the vines of the Côte de Beaune. Enjoy a tour of the cellars and tasting before taking in a fine art exhibition. Return to the barge and enjoy time at leisure. Once evening falls, sit down to a farewell gala dinner.

Vandenesse-en-auxois, France

Wake up to a final breakfast aboard before disembarking for your onward travel arrangements.

Dijon to Vandenesse-En-Auxois map

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