The Classic Nivernais with Celebrity Guest Michael Hogben
FRC-BWT-810909/803161 French Canals
8 Nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Three full days cruising on the Canal du Nivernais between Auxerre and Clamecy
  • Lunches on board or at local restaurants (except on free day in Auxerre)
  • Complimentary Bar whilst cruising
  • Two days spent in relaxed mode exploring antique shops in Yonne and Nièvre
  • A free day in Auxerre
  • Travel day stops in or near Reims and Laon
At A Glance

What's Included

  • Executive Coach Travel departing from Ashford and Folkestone
  • Assistance with booking taxi connections and/or hotel stay pre-departure
  • Eurotunnel or Ferry crossings
  • 7 Nights Hotel stay at the 3* Hotel Normandie in Auxerre with breakfast and evening meals
  • Daily cruise itinerary with on-board lunch Tea, coffee and drinks from the bar during cruising

What's Not Included

Day 1
UK - Auxerre

Depart the UK this morning for your trip to Auxerre.


Day 2
Vermenton - Châtel-Censoir

Today enjoy a scenic cruise between Vermenton and Châtel-Censoir.


Day 3
Auxerre - Joigny

Take the coach today to explore the area north west of Auxerre and onwards to the fine medieval town of Joigny.

Day 4
Clamecy - Reigny

Visit the town of Clamecy early this morning before cruising for the rest of the day as far as Châtel-Censoir. Instead of returning to Auxerre, visit the restored Cistercian Abbey of Reigny where you will enjoy supper courtesy of our hosts Béatrice and Louis-Marie Mauvais.

Day 5

Today, you have a free day in Auxerre. The coach will offer an afternoon visit to the nearby iconic wine town of Chablis, travelling via the viewpoint above the vineyards of Irancy.

Day 6
Vermenton - Auxerre

Today cruise from Vermenton to Auxerre, passing through the villages of Accolay, Cravant, Vincelles, Bailly, Champs sur Yonne and Vaux.

Day 7
Varzy - Auxerre

Today, you will head south-westwards to explore the small towns of Varzy and Prémery, before returning to Auxerre later in the afternoon.

Day 8
Auxerre - UK

Depart for home this morning with a planned lunchtime break in Reims or Laon.