Watch the incredible scenery of Burgundy slowly unfold from aboard luxurious 'Rendez-Vous,' disembarking for a walk through the lively markets in Dijon, a private wine tasting at an organic Premier Cru winery and a visit to fairy-tale Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. Stroll the streets of medieval Beaune and visit the 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu.
Day 1 - SUNDAY
Meet in Paris and transfer to 'Rendez-Vous,' moored just outside Dijon. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, there is time to unpack — or stroll the towpath as the sun sets — before a gourmet dinner on board.
Day 2 - MONDAY
Enjoy a guided, insider’s visit to Chateau d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy. After being personally welcomed by the castle's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, stroll the beautiful grounds, and then savor a taste of the house-made gourmet specialties.
Day 3 - TUESDAY
Relax on a morning cruise through pastoral countryside. This afternoon, disembark to Dijon for a walking tour that includes the lively market with its incredible selection of meats, candies, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and pastries, as you stroll your way through this small city brimming with authentic Burgundian life.
Day 4 - WEDNESDAY
Following a leisurely morning cruise, your afternoon takes you through the vineyards of Côte d'Or to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Explore the Hôtel-Dieu, a preserved medieval hospital dating from the 15th century.
Day 5 - THURSDAY
This morning, explore family-owned Domaine Amiot-Sercelle, a vintner that organically farms its own grapes, where you partake in a wine tasting, and later savor gourmet dinner ashore at Abbaye de la Bussière, an ancient Cistercian abbey now converted to a luxury inn with an award-winning gourmet bistro.
Day 6 - FRIDAY
Soak up the ambience of the tranquil countryside on your final cruise this morning. After lunch, visit the magnificent hilltop village of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois where you tour the 15th-century fortress to see its time-worn relics. Return to 'Rendez-Vous' for canapés and cocktails, followed by a gala Captain's Dinner to finish your cruise in style.
Day 7 - SATURDAY
After breakfast, disembark in Vandenesse-en-Auxois, and then transfer back to Paris, arriving in the late morning.