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 the prestigious Château de Chassagne-Montrachet 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 in the village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche. 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
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 3 - TUESDAY
Visit Château du Clos de Vougeot where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. Explore the preserved presses on which iconic Burgundian vintages were made. Return to 'Rendez-Vous' for lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise.
Day 4 - WEDNESDAY
Following a leisurely morning cruise, your afternoon walking tour of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois reveals the architectural details and time-worn relics of its hilltop castle. Dinner is ashore this evening at the renowned Château Sainte Sabine.
Day 5 - THURSDAY
Laze on deck this morning to admire the passing scenery of join your Chef in the open kitchen for an informal cooking demonstration. After lunch, drive through the Côte d'Or to the charming town of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, for a tour of Hôtel-Dieu, a immaculately-preserved 15th-century charity hospital.
Day 6 - FRIDAY
Relax on board during the cruise to Escommes. Then visit Château de Chassagne-Montrachet for a tour of the cellars and tasting of its world-famous wines. 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 Escommes, and then transfer back to Paris, arriving in the late morning.