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Belmond Hirondelle Available Journeys

DOLE TO ST LÉGER SUR DHEUNE TANLAY TO VENAREY-LES-LAUMES VENAREY-LES-LAUMES TO TANLAY

DOLE TO ST LÉGER SUR DHEUNE

Departing: April – August
Duration: 7 days/6 nights

ITINERARY

Day 1 ::

  • Board the barge at Dole and meet your crew for a champagne reception.
  • In the evening enjoy your first dinner on board, with decadent local cuisine and fine wines.
  • Day 2::

  • 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::

  • After breakfast, take a walking tour of historic Dijon. Visit the market, the Ducal Palace and the famous Grey Poupon mustard shop.
  • Return to the barge for lunch as you continue along the majestic river to Verdun sur le Doubs.
  • This evening, dine at a charming local Michelin-rated restaurant.
  • Day 4::

  • 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::

  • 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.
  • Moor in Chagny for a dinner at a local Michelin-rated restaurant.
  • Day 6::

  • A leisurely cruise takes you to St 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::

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

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

TANLAY TO VENAREY-LES-LAUMES

Departing: March – October
Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Day 1 ::

  • Board the barge in Tanlay, meeting your crew over a champagne reception.
  • In the evening enjoy your first dinner on board, with fine wines and decadent local cuisine.
  • Day 2 ::

  • After breakfast cruise along the Burgundy Canal to the village of Lezinnes.
  • Later in the morning, take a scenic drive to the world-renowned vineyards of Chablis for lunch in a traditional restaurant.
  • Complete the excursion with a tasting at a local winery, boasting Premier and Grand Crus vintages.
  • Day 3 ::

  • Start the day with a serene cruise to the delightful village of Ancy-le-Franc.
  • Indulge in an onboard lunch before visiting the stunning 16th-century Chateau d’Ancy-le-Franc on a private tour.
  • Day 4 ::

  • This morning let your guide take you on a walking tour of Noyers-sur-Serein on market day, a medieval village considered one of the most beautiful in France.
  • Take the time to peruse the village and sample the local produce before returning to the barge for lunch.
  • Relax as you begin a picturesque cruise to Ravieres, where the barge will moor for the night.
  • Day 5 ::

  • After a delicious breakfast visit the Forge de Buffon, discovering how renowned naturalist George-Louis de Buffon perfected techniques of metal production.
  • Return to the barge for lunch and continue your cruise to Montbard.
  • In the afternoon, your guide will escort you on a tour of the Abbey of Fontenay, a 12th-century former Cistercian abbey and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Day 6 ::

  • Explore the market of Montbard, sampling local specialities, before cruising to your final destination of Venarey-les-Laumes.
  • Tour the medieval village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where many scenes of the film ‘Chocolat’ were shot.
  • Complete your day with a visit to the site of the Battle of Alesia, where Julius Cesar triumphed over Vercingetorix, King of the Gauls, in 52 BC.
  • Day 7 ::

  • Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

VENAREY-LES-LAUMES TO TANLAY

Departing: April – October
Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Day 1 ::

  • Board the barge in Venarey-les-Laumes, meeting your crew over a champagne reception.
  • In the evening enjoy your first dinner on board, with fine wines and decadent local cuisine.
  • Day 2 ::

  • After breakfast take a guided tour of the medieval village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where many scenes of the film ‘Chocolat’ were shot.
  • Later in the afternoon visit to the site of the Battle of Alesia, where Julius Caesar triumphed over Vercingetorix, King of the Gauls, in 52 BC.
  • Enjoy lunch on board before cruising to the small market town of Montbard.
  • Day 3 ::

  • In the morning visit the Forge de Buffon, learning how renowned naturalist George-Louis de Buffon perfected techniques of metal production.
  • After lunch your guide will escort you on a tour of the Abbey of Fontenay, a 12th century former Cistercian abbey and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Complete the day with a serene cruise to Ravieres, where the barge will moor for the night.
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    Day 4 ::

  • Start the day by exploring Noyers-sur-Serein on market day, a medieval village considered one of the most beautiful in France.
  • Return to the barge for lunch. Savour the charm of river life as you gently cruise to Ancy-le-Franc.
  • Day 5 ::

  • After breakfast, visit the stunning 16th century Chateau d’Ancy-le-Franc on a private tour.
  • Take lunch on board before cruising to Lezinnes, with many opportunities to walk or cycle along the meandering towpath.
  • Day 6 ::

  • Relax and unwind as the barge approaches its final destination of Tanlay.
  • Later in the morning, take a scenic drive to the world-renowned vineyards of Chablis for lunch in a traditional restaurant.
  • Complete the excursion with a tasting at a local winery, boasting Premier and Grand Crus vintages.
  • Day 7 ::

  • Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

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