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No.18 - Burgundy Waterways Explorer - Just Cruise

No.18 - Burgundy Waterways Explorer - Just Cruise

A delightful mid-September Tour-and Cruise with Backwaters as we explore the remote and scenic mid-section of the western Canal de Bourgogne between Tonnerre and Veneray-Les-Laumes, staying in the pretty medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois.

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This 6-day break offers us four full days of scenic cruising, and for those whose first passion is to cruise and enjoy the relaxation and scenery, there is no need to plan anything else.  We do however pass close to some of the great historic attractions along the waterway, so each day there will be the option to break away from the cruise for a few hours to visit these highlights.   There’s no extra charge for the excursions, you are just asked to pay your own entrance charge if there is one.

What’s Included:


  • Executive Coach Travel

  • Assistance with booking taxi connections and/or hotel stay pre-departure

  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossings

  • Hotel accommodation at the 3* Hostellerie d’Aussois in Semur-en-Auxois

  • Group Evening Meals with wine – 3-course 3-choice

  • Daily cruise itinerary with on-board lunch and including wine and a free bar

  • Optional visits to Abbaye de Fontenay, Châteaux de Tanlay, Ancy-le-Franc (entrance costs not included)

  • Optional free time in Montbard


Our Hotels:


The 3* Hostellerie d’Aussois is handily situated on the outskirts of the lovely village of Semur-en-Auxois and is within walking distance of the centre.  This well-rated hotel offers all facilities normally expected of a mid-range establishment and includes free wifi and an outdoor pool.  It regularly receives good reviews for cleanliness, quiet, and warmth of welcome, and it has a good restaurant.




Our tour package includes all meals with the sole exception of lunch on our travel days, when it is planned to break the journey so that guests can lunch on their own initiative in Reims or Laon.


On cruise days an on-board lunch is included and a free bar operates throughout.   As well as teas, coffees and soft drinks, the bar stocks bottled beers and a range of wines including local Chablis, Bourgogne Aligoté and Irancy rouge, Crémant de Bourgogne, and a Provence rosé.  


For our evening meals we will dine as a group at the hotel.



On Board Facilities:


Our boat has been designed to comfortably accommodate a coachload of passengers in lounge-standard seating and there is additional seating outside for those wanting to take in the views and fresh air.  There are 3 bikes on board free of charge for anyone who would like to ride the towpath.  The boats has two WC/washrooms.  There is no smoking on board.



Environmental Policies


Our boat is hybrid-engined and normally charges overnight from shore supply.  Its diesel engines are only used if battery power is exhausted, so most of the time you can look forward to silent cruising.  The saloon roof is bedecked with solar panels which reinforce battery endurance and support the boat's air conditioning system, and the hull design ensures that we create minimal wash, and therefore do not add to the problems of bank erosion.


We also operate to a strict waste-avoidance policy.  We try to completely avoid the use of single-use plastics and we operate to a responsible recycling code.  All meals and drinks on board are served using normal crockery, cutlery and glassware.  Our crew also has a brief to support the recovery from rivers and canals of floating litter whenever this is practicable.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford International Htl Ashford International Hotel
Folkestone Bus Station Bay E, Folkestone

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