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Gentle Cruising in Burgundy - Auxerre to Clamecy
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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
Auxerre - Champs-sur-Yonne

This morning you have some free time to explore in Auxerre, before we cruise the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne Auxerre to Champs-sur-Yonne. Enjoy lunch on board before returning to Vermenton for an evening meal in the hotel.

Day 3
Champs-sur-Yonne - Vermenton

Today you will cruise the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne from Champs-sur-Yonne to Vermenton, with lunch on board. There is an optional excursion this morning to Caves de Bailly, celebrated for their Crémant de Bourgogne sparkling wine before an afternoon visit to Chablis with a wine tasting.

Day 4
Vermenton - Mailly-la-Ville

This morning, cruise the Canal du Nivernais from Vermenton to Mailly-la-Ville, with lunch aboard. Then enjoy some free time this afternoon in Vermenton. Your evening meal today will be at Abbaye de Reigny.

Day 5
Mailly-la-Ville - Châtel-Censoir

Today's cruise will take you between Mailly-la-Ville and Châtel-Censoir, whilst enjoying lunch aboard. This afternoon take a guided excursion to Fontenay Abbey, before your evening meal at Auberge La Beursaudière in Nitry.

Day 6
Châtel-Censoir - Clamecy

Enjoy a guided excursion this morning to the Basilica at Vézelay, followed by cruising the Canal du Nivernais between Châtel-Censoir and Clamecy, withlunch aboard. Return to Vermenton late this afternoon for an evening meal in the hotel.

Day 7
Laon - UK

Today you will begin 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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