National Geographic Journeys: Quintessential Burgundy (EFLHNG)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 22.
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Bike through vineyards and villages, Enjoy a Burgundy wine lesson and tasting, Explore the historic Hospices of Beaune, Visit some local Parisian markets
There may be no more beautiful way to explore the countryside villages of timeless Burgundy than from a river barge coasting the Saone River. Drift from one stunning landscape to another, stopping to roam the region's famous vineyards, ride bikes through its vast forests, and indulge in its unforgettable flavours. Then head to Paris for two nights of discovery for all of your senses. Experience the France of your dreams from the inside out.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Dijon||Day 1 Dijon|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please note that most flights arrive in Paris, approx 340kms away. There are frequent trains that run between Paris and Dijon - make sure to arrive in Dijon in time for the 6pm welcome meeting this evening. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Dijon||Day 2 Dijon (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy an orientation walk in the morning to explore Dijon. Visit the Ducal Palace, the local market and the old town. In the afternoon, enjoy free time before transferring to the river barge and embarking the DaniEle. Included Activities: Dijon Orientation Walk
|Day 3||Longecourt-en-Plaine||Day 3 Dijon/Longecourt-en-Plaine (1B, 1D)|
Depart Dijon for a full day cycling tour through the COte de Nuits region along the Route des Grands Crus, lined with lovely vineyards and some of the most picturesque villages in the region. Enjoy a wine tasting in the quaint village of Vougeot before meeting barge in Longecourt-en-Plaine. Additional Notes: Todays cycling route is moderately challenging, with a few inclined paths. E-bikes are available upon request (limited availability). Included Activities: COte de Nuits Cycling Excursion with Wine Tasting - From Dijon Transport: DaniEle Riverboat
|Day 4||Saint-Jean-de-Losne||Day 4 Longecourt-en-Plaine/Saint-Jean-de-Losne (1B, 1L)|
You can rejoin the barge at any of the three locks along the way. Opt to use one of the bikes to ride ahead of the walkers. Included Activities: Saint-Jean-de-Losne Visit Transport: DaniEle Riverboat
|Day 5||Chalon-Sur-Saone||Day 5 Saint-Jean-de-Losne/Chalon-sur-Saone (1B, 1L)|
Cruise along the Saone River before arriving to Chalon-sur-Saone. Take in a presentation by a local wine expert, and enjoy a horizontal tasting on board. Spend a relaxing afternoon walking through the footpaths around Chalon-sur-Saone. Choose to do some shopping in town or relax on board with a glass of local wine. Included Activities: Burgundy Wine Talk and Horizontal Tasting Transport: DaniEle Riverboat
|Day 6||CHAGNY||Day 6 Chalon-sur-Saone/Chagny (1B)|
Cycle along the COte de Beaune, stopping at villages and vineyards along the way. Explore the vineyards of Chateau de Chassigny-Montrachet while stopping to sample some wines. This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy. Additional Notes: Todays cycling route is moderately challenging, with a few inclined paths. E-bikes are available upon request (limited availability). Included Activities: COte de Beaune Cycling: Chalon-sur-Saon to Chagny Transport: DaniEle Riverboat
|Day 7||Saint-Leger-sur-Dheune||Day 7 Chagny/Saint-LEger-sur-Dheune (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a quiet morning on board before a walk to the Chateau de Santenay vineyard with an included wine tasting. Continue cruising to Saint-LEger-sur-Dheune. Upon arrival, opt to visit the ChAteau de Couches, a spectacular medieval castle surrounded by beautiful countryside. Included Activities: Chateau de Santenay Wine Tasting Transport: DaniEle Riverboat
|Day 8||Paris||Day 8 Saint-LEger-sur-Dheune/Paris (1B)|
Transfer to Beaune, the historic wine capital of Burgundy. Enjoy a tour with a docent, exploring the Hospices of Beaune, a charitable hospital that has been funded by the annual wine auction for over 155 years. Delve into history and discuss the relationship of the hospice with the powerful wine merchants of Burgundy. Enjoy some free time to explore before catching the train to Paris. Included Activities: Visit Hospices of Beaune Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s)) Local train (3.00-3.50 hours)
|Day 9||Paris||Day 9 Paris (1B)|
Explore the historic covered MarchE dAligre with a local chef and food expert. Rarely visited by tourists, this market is where locals come to shop for food. Meet vendors, enjoy tastings, and learn about the history of the market and the specialties offered here. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own. Included Activities: Local Market Visit with a Chef
|Day 10||Paris||Day 10 Paris (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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