A tour-cruise especially for classical music lovers as our serene cruising along the waterways of Burgundy is complemented by some of the great classical and orchestral works.
- Executive Coach Travel
- Assistance with booking taxi connections and/or hotel stay pre-departure
- Eurotunnel or ferry crossings
- Hotel accommodation at the 4* Mercure Hotel in Appoigny
- Group Evening Meals with wine – 3-course 3-choice
- Daily cruise itinerary with on-board lunch and including wine and a free bar
- Lunch at the Auberge La Lucarne Aux Chouettes in Villeneuve sur Yonne
- Market day in Joigny
- Visit to the Caves de Bailly
- Visit to the Abbaye de Pontigny
- Visits to Auxerre and Sens, both guided
- Free time in Joigny, Villeneuve-sur Yonne
What's Not Included
Depart the UK this morning for your journey to Appoigny, stopping for a lunch break in Reims.
This morning, transfer via coach to the village of Vermenton. Here you will embark on a cruise to the village of Champs-sur-Yonne, where you can visit the nearby Caves de Bailly.
Today's Music Programme - Great Symphonies:
Brahms Symphony No 4
Beethoven Symphony No 7
Return to Champs-sur-Yonne this morning, to continue cruising to Auxerre. Here you can enjoy a guided walk of the medieval centre and explore the Cathedral St Etienne and the Abbey of St Gervais.
Today's Music Programme: A Celebration of Elgar
Cockaigne (London) Overture
Chanson de Matin
Serenade for Strings
Return to Auxerre this morning for a full day cruise as far as Migennes.
Today's Music Programme: Oceans, Lakes and Rivers
Mendelssohn - Hebridean Overture
Smetana - Moldau
Sibelius - Karelia Suite
MacCunn - Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Jean Michel Jarré - Fishing Junks at Sunset
Khachaturian - Adagio from Spartacus
This morning, you will reboard the Natalia in Migennes to continue cruising downstream to the town of Joigny. Here you can choose to explore the market and/or the medieval old town. In the afternoon you can visit the spectacular cathedral-abbey of Pontigny.
Today's Music Programme: Great Concertos
Bruch - Violin Concerto
Greig - Piano Concerto
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 5 (Emporer)
Your cruise continues this morning from Joigny to the medieval town of Villeneuve-sur-Yonne. Here you will have some free time to explore the town.
Today's Music Programme:
From the New World
Max Steiner - Gone with the Wind
John Williams - Star Wars
Nino Rota - Godfather Theme
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Anton Karas - The Third Man
Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Dvorak - Symphony No 9 - From the New World
Michael Kamen - Suite No 2 from Band of Brothers
For your final day of cruising, you will sail from Villeneuve-sur-Yonne to the city of Sens. Here you can enjoy a guided walk of the city, before some free time to explore.
Today's Music Programme:
Tchaikovsy - Capriccio Italien
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No 2
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Overture
Glinka - Rusland and Lyudmila Overture
Maurice Jarre - Lara's Theme
Tchaikovsy - Symphony No 6 -Pathetique
The coach departs the morning for your journey home.