We cruise from Tournus to Gray.  In addition to cruising the French country waterways aboard the 39m -passenger Grand Victoria, being a fabulous adventure in and of itself, all along the watery path France’s culinary delights will be presented to you.
We will enter the wine cellars of some of the world’s best-known and beloved wineries.  From private tastings at world-renown Château de Pommard to samplings of little known, but equally intriguing wines, this exclusive river and canal cruise presents our chance to augment our wine sense in an atmosphere overflowing with fine French wines.  And the wine tasting experiences will extend well beyond to incomparable vineyard-rich views and to local marketplaces overflowing with the produce, cheeses, olives, meats and other delicacies Burgundy.

Wine Tasting Château de PommardIn Tournus there’s the 11th century Romanesque church of St. Philibert to take in, we’re on a culinary and wine tasting journey so we have wines to taste. If you’re not into wine tasting, optionally, you can hop on a bike and ramble through the quaint French village and make your own discoveries.  Either way, back on board, there’s the opportunity to learn about and revel in the World of French cheeses accompanying your wine Pinot Noir.  Charles de Gaulle once said, “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?”  It’s been more than 60 years since and there are probably more than 1,000 different French cheeses today.

Wine and Cheese BoardBurgundy isn’t just one of the most coveted wines in the world; it’s also an extensive wine region encompassing more than 100 different appellations. Everything about Burgundy is incredible and while many visitors travel for the delicious wine, the region offers so much more than that. With over 100 individual châteaux in Burgundy, you are guaranteed to have the most memorable time experiencing exclusive wine tastings, visiting unique wineries with their barrel rooms and vineyards, learn about the terroir and history of Burgundy wine and producers.

Chateaux such as Chateau de Meursault, Château de Pommard and the infamous Château Clos de Vougeot are some of the greatest places to experience Burgundy wines at its best. Take wine tasting to another level with a private visit to these chateaux - indulge in sipping some of the most sought-after wines in the world and enjoy the opportunity to meet the winemaker. Enrich your knowledge of Burgundy wines, and their appellations. Experience wine tasting as never before.However you choose to visit Burgundy there is something for everyone and we guarantee it won't be your last visit!

Wine TastingIf you’d love to experience Burgundy but don’t know where to start, The crew onboard the Grand Victoria have shortlisted some of our favorite chateaux in the region to tour during your seven day French river cruises through Burgundy that will most definitely steal your heart.