We will meet you at Dijon TGV station at about 4 pm, and then transfer you to the barge moored in the nearby port.
Enjoy a welcome drink on the deck, and an introduction to the crew and Magnolia.
Plombières - Fleurey sur Ouche (8 locks)
Optional excursion: This morning we will visit a local truffle farm, l'Or des Valois, to discover this art and have a go.
The journey begins! We will cruise gently along the Canal to Fleurey-sur-Ouche, passing through 13 locks on the way. There is plenty of time to cycle or walk alongside.
We will continue our cruise along the canal through the Ouche Valley to Lock 34, and original blockhouse which has been converted to the welcoming "guinguette", where you can experience the owner's cooking talents.
In the afternoon, there is an optional excursion to visit Vosne Romanée for a private wine tasting in the family Domaine Armelle Rion.
We can begin our day with an optional visit to the wonderful town of Dijon, and the colourful market there. The market halls were designed by Gustave Eiffel, and there will be time to explore the surrounding historic quarters and myriad of quaint streets in this, the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy.
In the afternoon, we will cruise through the peaceful countryside to La Bussière.
The cruise today takes up to Pont d'Ouche, a beautiful village.
This afternoon, our optional excursion takes us to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Discover the world-famous 15th-century Hospice, along with its fascinating history. You will want your cameras at the ready both inside and outside this magnificent example of fine architecture! There will be free-time for shopping before we return to Magnolia.
Our morning cruise will enable us to take an optional visit to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, one of the most beautiful villages in France, built around a fine castle.
Perched high above the canal, enjoy the superb views of the valley and take a tour of the magnificent chateau.
Our afternoon cruise brings us to Escommes, our final mooring for the week.
After a hearty breakfast, depart to Dijon for your onward journey.