**NEW FOR 2017!**
Perfect for those discerning travellers who love wine and want a relaxing and enjoyable addition to their holiday itinerary! A perfect end or beginning to your European tour – we’ll even collect you from Paris, Lyon or Geneva!
A 4 night wine cruise on the Apres Tout! Cruise from St Jean de Losne to St Leger.
You will be picked up in Paris at 9 am in our Mercedes minibus and transferred directly to the barge moored in St Jean de Losne on the river Saone. The crew will be waiting to welcome you on board the Apres Tout for your cruise through Burgundy on the river Saone and the Canal du Centre. We cast off and Kir Royales are served followed by a delightful buffet lunch. The afternoon is spent enjoying the wonderful cruise to the pretty river town of Verdun Sur Doubs, which is our overnight mooring.
A delicious four course dinner will be served with wonderful wines to match.
Over breakfast we continue our scenic cruise on the River Saone and shortly before lunch enter onto the Canal du Centre, where we moor in the charming village of Fragnes. This afternoon your guide takes you to the area of the ‘Côte d’Or’ (In French meaning Gold Coast) planted with vines that produce some of the world’s most famous wines. We have a special visit planned at Meursault for a private wine taste in a working winery, tasting directly from the barrels in this wonderful vaulted cellar deep in the caves.
We return to the Apres Tout for a refreshing cocktail.
This morning we continue our canal cruise through the beautiful countryside to the mooring at Chagny. There are plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling as the barge traverses the many canal locks, giving you plenty of opportunities to get on and off the boat. After lunch on board, you will be transferred to Beaune, the capital of the wine region of Burgundy. There will be a historic tour of the famous Hospice du Beaune, followed by free time for shopping before a spectacular visit to the cellars of Joseph Drouhin and wine tasting.
Our final day of canal cruising takes us along a beautiful section of the canal, as we pass by Santenay we can see the vines growing on the hill sides in this enchanting setting. Lunch is enjoyed on board and then in the early afternoon, there is a short drive to the charming wine village of Mercurey. We have arranged another fabulous tasting and then a walk through their vines which enables us discover their special ‘terroir’.
Return to the Apres Tout for a final 4 course dinner with superb wines to match.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paris for your onward journey.
This exclusive all inclusive, luxury cruise costs $4,500.00 US Dollars per person.