A great chance to join Buzzlines for either of two inaugural cruises aboard their new boat exploring the River Yonne and the Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy.
Each of these departures includes five days of gentle cruising on the scenic waterways south of Auxerre, complemented by visits in the coach to great local sights including the UNESCO listed Fontenay Abbey and the Basilica at Vézelay, plus the nearby vineyards of Chablis.
- Executive Coach Travel with pick-ups across Kent*
- Assistance with booking taxi connections and pre-departure hotel stays (at an additional cost)
- Eurotunnel crossings
- En route visits to Reims (outbound) and Laon (returning)
- Hotel stays as described, including breakfast and dinner**
- Daily cruise itinerary with on-board lunch including a glass of wine
- On demand tea and coffee throughout cruising
- Beers and local prestige wines available for purchase on board
- Coach Excursion programme as detailed
- Entrance charges to all listed destinations, with guides where stated
*For travellers from further afield, hotel accommodation pre and post tour can be arranged on request.
**This tour package includes all meals with the exception of lunch on our travel days outbound and homebound.
This morning you will depart Folkestone on the 08:20 Eurotunnel crossing, arriving in Calais 10:00 local time.
Enjoy a late lunch break in the picturesque city of Reims, before our onward journey to the hotel in Vermenton via Troyes and Auxerre.
Hotel - The 2* Logis St François in the village of Vermenton
This morning, visit the Basilica at Vézelay on a guided excursion, followed by cruising along the Canal du Nivernais between Clamecy and Châtel-Censoir. Enjoy lunch aboard before retuning in the late afternoon to Vermenton for an evening meal in the hotel.
Today we will cruise the Canal du Nivernais from Châtel-Censoir to Mailly-la-Ville, with lunch provided on board. This afternoon, you will visit Mailly-le-Château and stunning viewpoint, before journeying onwards to Chablis for a wine tasting. Tonights' evening meal will be at La Fontaine Restaurant in Accolay.
This morning enjoy a cruise along the Canal du Nivernais from Mailly-la-Ville to Vermenton, with lunch aboard. This afternoon is free for you to explore the area before an evening meal at Abbaye de Reigny.
Today cruise the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne from Vermenton to Champs-sur-Yonne, with lunch on board.
There is an optional morning visit aboard the coach to Caves de Bailly, celebrated for their Crémant de Bourgogne sparkling wine, and then onwards for a guided excursion to Fontenay Abbey.
Today we will be cruising the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne from Champs-sur-Yonne to Auxerre. Enjoy lunch on board, before taking some free time this afternoon to explore Auxerre. Return to Vermenton this evening for hotel meal.
Today you will make your homebound journey with a pause over lunchtime in the hilltop citadel of Laon.
Expected arrival in Kent around 19:00 local time.