October 7-17, 2014 Archived Trip For Reference Purposes ONLY

Barging in Burgundy

Including 3 nights aboard the river barge Caprice

Enjoy the comfort, intimacy and leisurely pace of barge travel as you glide along the rivers and canals of the Burgundy region of central France. Your tour will begin with three nights in exquisite Beaune, Burgundy’s wine capital, also the site of the Hospices de Beaune, one of France’s finest 15th-century buildings. Take a scenic drive along the Route des Grands Crus, and enjoy a wine tasting at the fabulous Chateau de Meursault, which has been producing Meursault wine since the seventh century. From Beaune, spend three nights on the luxurious river barge Caprice, setting forth by day on walking, cycling or coach excursions to historic destinations, including Dijon, Santenay, Chalon-sur-Saône and Tournus. Conclude with three nights in the Roman city of Lyon—the gastronomic capital of France—with a French cooking class and samples of regional specialties.  
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Trip Highlights

  • Take a French cooking class and and savor samples of regional specialties
  • Visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of France’s finest 15th-century buildings
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Route des Grands Crus, with a wine tasting at Chateau de Merusault

Smith Faculty Speaker

Hélène Visentin, associate professor of French Studies

Trip Details

  • Duration: 11 days
  • Activity Level: Moderately active
  • Cost: $4,995 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $2,995 per person
  • Deposit: $600 per person, payable to Alumni Holidays International

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