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Gentle Cruising in Burgundy - Clamecy to Auxerre
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This holiday will operate by coach from Kent, with pick-up points including Medway, Maidstone, Canterbury, Dover, Ashford and Folkestone.
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Kent, UK
End Destination
Kent, UK
What's included
  • 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.

Day 1
UK - Vermenton

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

Day 2
Vézelay - Canal du Nivernais - 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.

Day 3
Châtel-Censoir - Mailly-la-Ville - Chablis

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.

Day 4
Mailly-la-Ville - Vermenton

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.

Day 5
Vermenton - Champs-sur-Yonn

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.

Day 6
Champs-sur-Yonne - Auxerre

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.

Day 7
Laon - UK

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.

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