Live on a canal boat for a week, cruise along the lush Saône and La Seille Rivers, hike and cycle riverside trails, taste French gastronomic delights, sample world-famous Burgundy wines, enjoy slow-paced travel through the French Burgundy countryside.
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- From$1299USD En suite bathroom Twin
- From$1299USD En suite bathroom Double
Get a new perspective on France with this canal boat adventure. Each day you'll cruise for four to five hours, clearing locks and seeing the world at a pace you'll appreciate. Along the way, stop for wine tastings and gastronomic indulgences, cycle along country lanes and hike green valleys. Your canal boat home has only a handful of cabins, so you're sharing the deck and views with a small group of like-minded travellers. With a CEO there to offer advice – and steer! – you'll quickly realize that getting there is half the adventure.
- Daily cruising along rivers with stops at interesting towns and villages. Breakfast starter kit.
- (Allow EUR250-320 for meals not included.)
- 49-ft canal boat (7 nts).
- Canal boat, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
- Small group experience; Max 8, avg 6.
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Please note that the following is a sample itinerary only and may change due to canal conditions, traffic, weather and other factors. This tour forms a loop that starts and finishes in Louhans.
Day 1 Louhans
Travel to the beautiful countryside of the Burgundy region and board our 15m (49 ft) canal boat. The boat has four cabins with attached bathrooms (plus a cabin for your CEO). A shared lounge and kitchen round out the inside space with garden furniture and an electric barbecue featured outside. Opt to rent a bicycle during your tour and store it on board (space permitting). Meet at 6pm for a group meeting on board before heading out for an optional group dinner. Louhans is accessible by train from Dijon, which has multiple daily train connections to both Paris and Lyon.
Days 2-7 La Seille & Saône Rivers
We provide a starter kit of breakfast essentials, so the first few days can start without a hitch. Cruise on average 4-5 hours a day along the Saône and Seille rivers, maneuvering through locks along the way. Sample local wines and delicious French cuisine as you float down the waterways, stopping to visit picturesque towns en route such as La Truchère, Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, Fragnes, Gigny-sur-Saône, and Pont-de-Vaux. Take an optional day trip to Beaune, hike or cycle trails alongside the canal, visit a château or just relax aboard the boat.
Day 8 Louhans
Cruise one last morning, then arrive back to Louhans by 9am.
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