Our cruising base for the 2016 season will be the beautiful city of Macon, set in southern Burgundy on the River Saone. Macon, often referred to as a mini Paris, features great shopping, entertainment, dining and sightseeing, and Chalon-sur-Saone, with it’s rich heritage, history and world class shopping.
Being located on the iconic River Saone access to other waterways including the Canal du Centre and River Seille is easy.
Places of interest close-by include Tournus, Louhans, Dole, Beaune, Santenay and Chagny, locations with their own charm, history and story to tell.
Guests will be met from the pre-arranged pick up point, (conditions apply) and transferred to Sandalwood. Warm welcome aboard with aperitifs and settle in. Short cruise to a quiet scenic mooring on board Sandalwood.
Today will be spent shopping and sightseeing in beautiful Macon this historic town is one of the oldest towns in France, with its Cathedral, Chateaux, Museum of fine arts and theatre.
Today we cruise to the village of La Truchere where we will overnight.
In the morning we cruise to the Roman town of Tournus for a short sightseeing stopover. The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you will discover other treasures also.
Then we will cruise to Chalon-sur-Saone, this is an opportunity to take in the amazing night life and atmosphere of Chalon.
Today will be spent sightseeing and shopping in Chalon-sur-Saone.
Chalon-sur-Saone is a large and mostly pedestrianised centre with the old streets containing a very wide range of shops and cafes, plus medieval half timbered houses. Visit the Palais de Justice and other beautiful buildings tucked away up side-streets.
Wine tasting excursion to Chagny and the iconic wine area of “Cote de Beaune”, tasting local wines Chardonnay and Pinot grape varieties.
Cruise back to Macon.
After a leisurely breakfast, guests are transferred between 10am and 11am to the arranged drop-off point.
This is just a sample itinerary, there are many sites, wineries and markets we can visit. We would be delighted to modify our itinerary to enhance your cruise.
Terms & Conditions:
Conditions applicable to booking “Sandalwood” 2016 Season.(Seven day extended cruise)