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Canals and Rivers of Burgundy

Day-cruising aboard a chartered barge

9 days from

£2,299 per person

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  • VIP Icon VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Included Meals Icon Selected meals included

Discover the spellbinding waterways of France and close-by destinations on this new way to explore the French backwaters, savouring a serene river cruise on largely unexplored waterways and then returning to your quality hotel base each evening. Each day brings fascinating new vistas and discoveries as we present an array of intriguing destinations studded with natural and cultural history. Our cruise takes us along the Canal de Bourgogne from the wine centre of Tonnerre, built around a natural karst spring, through ancient Saint-Florentin, situated on the beautiful river Armançon through to some of the lovely towns and cities on the River Yonne, including Joigny, Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, and Sens. Mornings will be spent gliding along the small-scale Canal de Bourgogne and the rather grander scale River Yonne - passing through 32 locks along the way - supplemented with afternoon visits by coach to include the magnificent city of Auxerre, Chablis Vineyards, Château d'Ancy-le-Franc, UNESCO-listed Fontenay Abbey, and a scenic excursion to the lovely town of Semur-en-Auxois and the nearby ‘Plus Beaux Village’ of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain.

Including...

  • 8 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 22 meals: 8 breakfasts (days 2-9) 6 lunches (days 3-8) 8 dinners (days 1-8)
  • Mineral water, tea and coffee during cruising, plus glass of local wine with onboard lunch
  • Hotel welcome drink
  • VOX portable audio headset system on cruise excursions
  • Free bicycle use with cruise
Included excursions and visits: 7
  • Scenic drive to Semur-en-Auxois and Flavigny-sur-Ozerain
  • Guided visit to Château d'Ancy-le-Franc
  • Chablis Wine Producer presentation during all-day cruise
  • Free time in Joigny
  • Riverside lunch and free time in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne
  • Free time in Sens
  • Free time in Auxerre
Plus all these benefits:
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service 
  • Check-in service by Titan staff
  • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossings
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
  • Port taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
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Canals and Rivers of Burgundy

9 days from

£2,299 per person