Highlights of the cruise on board Wine & Water cruising along the Burgundy Canal
· Cruising through the heart of the Burgundian countryside, whilst cruising possible to cycle or walk beside the Canal along the tree lined tow path.
· A driving tour of the UNESCO wine slopes and famous wine villages with private wine tastings reserved in cellars, tasting Grand Crus & Première Crus. Max, Captain of Wine&Water and our other tour guide Sacha who comes from a Burgundian family of oenologues have both been organising for a few years now wine tours for guests, they are welcomed by the wine-owners with open arms, possible to ship back wines!
·Visit the WINE capital of Burgundy, Beaune, with it's magnificent Hotel Dieu Hospice (a 15thC medieval hospital and lovely old town center, where you will find boutiques, antique shops, wine and food shops.
·Visit the CAPITAL of Burgundy, Dijon, a guided tour of the famous DIJON Owls trail, historical buildings, a colourful fresh morning market where you can cheese and mustard taste, it’s boutiques, time to do a little shopping.
· Visit the Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the Chevaliers of the Tastevin and world famous vineyards, this is where it all began, the winemaking was developed by the monks you will see here the ancient 13th century grape presses which they used.
·Visit a 12th century Abbey and its park also a 15th century Chateau in a medieval village.
·Invited to a nearby lovely old Chateau for dinner.
·Invited to a typical Burgundian lunch time restaurant in a famous wine village on the outskirts of Beaune.
·Gastronomy on board, every morning our Chef arrives on board with fresh local food specialising in organic products, if needed possible to have on board organic food at all meals and not the high-fat “luxury” foods, buffet lunches and 4 course evening meal, an appetizer, the main course, selection of cheeses and then dessert.
·Including with all meals, a choice of the famous classical Burgundy wines & if you prefer we can provide organic wines, preservative free, biodynamic & natural wines, less powerful hangovers, fewer chemicals, and kinder to the environment, kindly let us know beforehand.
·If not on board the barge Max has an interesting wine cellar, he will share his passion of his knowledge and love for wine, by introducing a range of the exclusive wines by the local wine makers.
·On board Wine&Water the bar is open, WIFI, great music with Bluetooth connection for you as well.
·On board 4/5 crew, Max the Captain, Bea manager & hostess, Linzi day time hostess, Chef Jo, tour guide, all speak English and French!