A marvellous midsummer cruise-and-stay package, which combines easy paced cruising along some of the most intimate of French inland waterways with visits to the historic cities, fine vineyards and great visitor attractions of Western Burgundy.
There is the option of combining this one week holiday with a following two-week cruise to make a full three-week exploration of the backwaters of Burgundy – please ask if you would like further details
- Executive Coach Travel with pick-ups across Kent*
- Assistance with booking taxi connections and/or hotel stay pre-departure
- 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
- 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
*For travellers from further afield, hotel accommodation pre and post tour can be arranged on request.
Tour package includes all meals with the sole exception of Lunch on our travel days outbound and homebound
This morning depart Folkestone on the 08:20 Eurotunnel crossing, arriving in Calais 10:00 local time. Enjoy a late lunch break in Reims before our onward journey on Autoroute to Sens via Troyes. We will eat out in Sens for our evening meal.
This morning, cruise the River Yonne from Pont sur Yonne to Sens, with lunch onboard. This afternoon is spent with free in the cathedral city of Sens with its medieval centre and fine tree-lined boulevards. We enjoy an evening meal at the hotel's partner restaurant.
Today we will cruise the Yonne from Sens to Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, with lunch at the riverside Auberge La Lucarne Aux Chouettes. Later, take some free time to explore the historic walled town of Villeneuve before returning to Sens where again we eat at a local restaurant
Check out of the hotel this morning before we cruise the Yonne from Villeneuve-sur-Yonne to Joigny, with lunch on board. This afternoon you will have free time in medieval Joigny, before checking-in at the Hotel Normandie in Auxerre. This evening will we enjoy a meal at a restaurant in Auxerre.
All day today is spent cruising on the Yonne and then the Canal de Bourgogne from Joigny to St Florentin. Enjoy lunch onboard, with an optional afternoon visit by coach to Pontigny Abbey available (small entrance fee applies). This evening's meal will be at a restaurant in Auxerre
This morning we will cruise the Canal de Bourgogne between St Florentin and Flogny-la-Chapelle, with lunch on board. This afternoon take a guided visit to the Château Ancy-le-Franc.
Today we cruise the Canal de Bourgogne between Flogny and Tonnerre, with lunch aboard. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic drive to visit the the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois. We will take an evening meal (en route back from Semur-en-Auxois) at La Beursaudière Restaurant at Nitry.
This morning the coach departs for home. Take a Lunchtime stop at Reims or Laon. Expected arrival in Kent around 19:00 local time.
Guests staying for the three-week option remain in Auxerre and have a free day there.