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Southern Burgundy Cruise

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Treat yourself with a 7-day trip on the Finesse while cruising around Southern Burgundy. Relax while on the upper deck and take in the stunning scenery. Experience the history of Dijon and the magnificence of Notre-Dame. Visit 14th-century Château de Germolles, the preserved residence of the Dukes of Burgundy. Enjoy wine tastings from Château de Chamirey in Mercurey. Tour a 12th-century cathedral, eat at a Michelin starred restaurant, and explore the very best of Burgundy!
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  • Tour the historic city of Dijon, including the magnificent Notre-Dame
  • Visit the 14th-century Château de Germolles
  • Enjoy a tour and private wine tasting at Château de Chamirey in Mercurey
  • Delight yourself with Gastronomic lunch at a Michelin starred restaurant
  • Tour of ancient Autun and its 12th century cathedral
  • Excellent opportunities for walking and cycling
Places Visited
  • Europe
  • France
  • Saone River
  • European Union
  • Fragnes
  • Franche-Comté
  • Remigny
  • Rully
  • Saint Jean de Losne
  • St-Julien-sur-Dheune
  • St-Léger-sur-Dheune
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.

Full Itinerary

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Day 1: St-Julien-sur-Dheune | Embark

All guests will meet in the capital city of the historical Burgundy region in eastern France, Dijon and be transferred to Finesse by an air-conditioned minibus. The crew will be waiting to welcome you with chilled champagne. You will be given enough time to wander along the towpath and admire the classic Burgundy scenery before having your first dinner on board. 

Day 2: St-Léger-sur-Dheune

Finesse begins its voyage through Southern Burgundy passing Canal du Centre through heaving countryside to moor at St-Leger-sur-Dheune. There are plenty of villages to explore which is why you go down a series of locks to disembark so you can start your own excursion. Some of the points of interests in St-Leger-sur-Dheune are Domaine de la Monette, Bernard Regnaudot, Chofflet Valdenaire Denis, and Jean-Claude Regnaudot et Fils. After an appetizing lunch on board, you will visit the 14th-century Château de Germolles, the best preserved of the residences of the Dukes of Burgundy, with its ducal chapel, medieval wall paintings, and romantic gardens.

Day 3: Remigny

Finesse will head to Autun, a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. This is also a town of ancient origins with Roman gates and a 17,000 seat amphitheater. Autun was established to be a market town for livestock farmers of the Morvan. You will visit the cathedral that was built in the 12th century that is renowned for its architecture and its position on the pilgrims’ route from Vezelay to Santiago de Compestela in Spain. By noon, you will return to the hotel barge to have your lunch before cruising to Remigny and passing along the famous wine-producing village of Santenay. 

Day 4: Rully

Breakfast will be served on board before the excursion starts with a drive through the Côte de Beaune vineyards to the town of Beaune, a walled town at the center of the Burgundy winemaking region in France. A former charitable almshouse that was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin in Beaune, France will also be visited as part of the Buaune's tour. You can stop by the old-fashioned and unique shops of the town before heading to Michelin-starred restaurant Le Montrachet to have an amazing lunch. You will then return to the barge for another cruise that will pass through the charming little town of Chagny near the village of Rully. 

Day 5: Fragnes

The journey continues cruising along Canal du Centre at a relaxed pace to moore at the village of Fragnes, a former commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. This is the perfect time for you to walk or cycle along the towpath. You will be escorted on a winery tour and tasting at the 17th century Château de Chamirey in Mercurey which has been owned by the Devillard Family for five generations.

Day 6: St-Jean-de-Losne

Finesse will leave in the morning to join the peaceful River Saône which passes amazing little ports such as Verdun-sur-le-Doubs and Seurre that will end at first destination, St-Jean-de-Losne. Your lunch will be served on board then you will take a tour of old Dijon, famous for its mustard and its wine. The medieval city of Dijon has the reputation of being the best-kept secret in France. You may also wish to enjoy some excellent shopping time. Tonight, there will be a Captain's farewell dinner on board.

Day 7: St-Jean-de-Losne | Disembark

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Dijon.



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Finesse Saloon
Finesse Demonstration Galley

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265 sq. ft. including en-suite. Twin/Double bedded suites with private bathroom and a shower, desk and a chair, wardrobe, two small tables beside the bed and a single seater couch.


- All children under the age of 18 years accepted onboard qualify for a discount of $300 per child per week.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Selected regional wines and alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • All sightseeing tours and admittance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Superior Châteaux vintage wines
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