Relax and sample some of the Burgoyne’s famous wine and cheese as you cruise down the scenic waterways of the Loire Valley. Known as the ‘Garden of France’ this region is celebrated for its wines and agriculture. As you guide the canal boat down the Loire River, you can take your time and choose your pace and stops however a must do are the towns of Pouilly Fume and Sancerre, famous for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes. With an expert local guide, specialised in the Upper Loire wines, you learn about the regions viticulture and why this part of France has been known for its wines since Roman times. When not cruising the river or canals you can cycle through the vineyards or visit the famers markets in the picturesque towns and villages along the way. At the end of each days cruising you can watch the sun go down from the sundeck while enjoying the mandatory glass or Sauv Blanc. This relaxed trip is the perfect way to sample the Burgundy region of France.

Highlights

Visit one of Frances most famous wine making regions and discover what makes this region so fertile for growing grapes and the history of wine making in the region

Enjoy a full day touring local vineyards and chateaux’s with an expert guide specialising in wines from the Upper Loire Valley (Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume, Menetou Salon), learning all about the process of wine making before relishing a tasting of the locally made wines

Delight in a relaxing bike ride through the scenic countryside, visiting vineyards, cellar doors and local farmers markets, picking up delicacies to be enjoyed for the evening meal on the sundeck of your boat

Discover the history and importance of the Burgoyne region, from Roman times, through the middle ages to the early and late 20th century

The best way to enjoy your wine is to match it with the Loire’s culinary delights, such Crottin de Chavignol, duck rillettes, or anguilles in a beurre blanc sauce