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Flavors of Burgundy Dijon to Lyon River Cruise with Amawaterways

Experience the ultimate luxury and indulge in the rich culture and fascinating history during your magnificent 7-night river cruise along the stunning Rhone and Saone rivers, departing from the charming city of Lyon and arriving in the breathtaking Dijon. Your journey will take you to enchanting destinations such as Seurre, Tournus, and Mâcon, where you will discover hidden gems and unforgettable experiences.

Flavors of Burgundy Dijon to Lyon River Cruise with Amawaterways

DEPARTURE DATE: August 29, 2024
Countries Visited: France
Departure Port:Dijon, France

OVERVIEW

Embark on a journey that caters to discerning tastes and highlights the decadent French flavors throughout the Burgundy region. Enjoy crisp wine tastings throughout your journey in beautiful destinations such as Seurre, Tournus, Mâcon and Lyon. Absorb the breathtaking scenery of elegant vineyards and historic sites as you sail along the Saône River. Savor exquisite regional cuisine and delightful treats on board and in the wonderful ports you visit. More than just the incredible food and drink you will taste throughout this itinerary, the flavors of Burgundy expand to the rich culture and fascinating history, all of which you will enjoy on this captivating journey.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
August 29, 2024from $5,309 CAD - Compared to $6,509 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night river cruise from Lyon to Dijon in outside stateroom with window
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes; Special Interest Tours
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Thu Aug 29Dijon
2Fri Aug 30Dijon
3Sat Aug 31Seurre
4Sun Sep 1Chalon-sur-Saône
5Mon Sep 2Tournus
6Tue Sep 3Macon
7Wed Sep 4Lyon
7Thu Sep 5Lyon

DAY 1 – Port of Dijon

EMBARKATION

Board your ship in preparation for your 7-night Flavors of Burgundy cruise. (B,D)

DAY 2 – Port of Dijon

Dijon city tour

OR Château d’Arcelot visit
OR Dijon bike tour

Famously known as the “Birthplace of Mustard,” Dijon was the home to the four Dukes of Burgundy from 1364 to 1477. On a guided tour, explore Dijon’s medieval center which overflows with art and cultural heritage, showcased within several spectacular museums. Alternatively, visit the stunning Château d’Arcelot, with elements dating back to the 13th century. The Château d’Arcelot blends medieval religious structures, neoclassical architecture, and even a Chinese pavilion into a fascinating architectural marvel. Or embark on a guided bike tour along the Saône River and witness captivating sites such as the lock controlling the river’s access to the Rhône-Rhine Canal. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 – Seurre

Beaune excursion

OR Art du Tonneau Cooperage Experience
OR Seurre walking tour

Chalon-sur-Saône
Scenic cruising

OR Nuits-Saint-Georges wine tasting

Visit the town of Beaune, a walled town nestled in the heart of Cote d’Or vineyards where you’ll stroll the cobblestone streets and take in such sights as the mosaic-tiled roof of the Hospices de Beaune, founded in the 15th century as a hospital for the less fortunate. Guests interested in wine making can learn more about cooperage, or the art of making wine barrels, in this interactive workshop that guides you through the process of crafting barrels through traditional methods. You may also join a guided tour through Seurre, unraveling its rich tapestry of heritage and charm. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic sailing by the picturesque city of Chalon-Sur-Saône. Alternatively, sample the highly esteemed vintages from Nuits-Saint-Georges on a guided wine tasting, surrounded by the oaken casks and intricately tiled roofs that bring this sommelier’s fantasy to life. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 – Chalon-sur-Saône

Historic city tour

OR Chalon-sur-Saône bike tour

Tournus
Scenic cruising

OR Chalonnaise wine tasting
OR Chalon-Tournus bike tour

Located in southern Burgundy at the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise wine region, Chalon-sur-Saône whispers the secrets of its medieval past, which you will discover on your historic city tour. You may also choose to explore the city on a guided bike tour. Later in the day, enjoy a scenic sailing to Tournus, or learn about centuries old traditions while sampling the region’s famous Chalonnaise wines. Alternatively, pedal from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tournus on an exhilarating guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – Tournus

Tournus city tour & Abbey of Saint Philibert visit

OR Château Cormatin
OR Medieval Brancion

Macon

Scenic cruising

OR Tournus-Mâcon bike tour
OR Mâconnais wine tasting

Today you have a choice of a number of excursions as you explore the cities of Tournus and Mâcon. Let your knowledgeable guide lead you through Tournus and to its magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Saint Philibert. Or choose instead to visit the moated Château de Cormatin, which dates back to the early 17th century and features ornate apartments as well as a beautifully manicured garden. As an alternative, venture to the medieval village of Brancion with its preserved gateway, church and market hall. Return to the ship and enjoy a scenic cruise to Mâcon. Or, instead, join a guided bike tour from Tournus to Mâcon or go wine tasting and meet the ship in Mâcon. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 – Macon

“The South Burgundy City” Mâcon tour

OR Cluny excursion
OR Mâcon bike tour

Join a guided tour through the “South Burgundy City” of Mâcon, learning about its local vineyards, museums, historical sites and perhaps its famous son, the poet and minister Alphonse de Lamartine. Or venture somewhat off the beaten path to Cluny, known for its large abbey, and the nearby castle Berze-le-Chatel, a well-preserved fortress perched on a rocky hill offering stunning views below. Built between the 4th and 12th centuries, Cluny Abbey was formerly the world’s largest church and stands as a captivating example of early Romanesque architecture. Active guests can join a guided bike tour through the city. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 – Lyon

Beaujolais wine tasting
“France’s Culinary Capital” city tour

OR Les Halles tasting tour
OR Lyon bike tour

Discover dynamic Lyon, starting in Fourvière Hill, part of the city’s Discover dynamic Lyon, starting with a tasting of Beaujolais wines at a traditional winery. In the afternoon, you may join a tour of Lyon that starts in Fourvière Hill, part of the city’s historic region that is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the 19th-century basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Continue to the old town of Lyon, followed by a guided walk through the St. Jean district, where you will be introduced to the city’s unique covered walkways, known as “traboules.” If you’re a self-described foodie, our Les Halles Market tasting tour is for you, during which you’ll have a chance to taste some of Lyon’s local delights. Or get active a guided bike tour through the city designed with cyclists in mind. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 – Lyon

DISEMBARKATION

Bid farewell to Lyon and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

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