Burgundy canal 7-day luxury hotel barge cruise (LI)

  • 7days
  • France

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This tour has special prices for the following periods :

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 22 2018 Apr 28 2018 12 Single rooms 4,760€ 5,950€
Double rooms 3,480€ 4,350€

The perfect vessel for cruising the Burgundy Canal with its towpaths that are ideal for walking and cycling, the barge has been designed with both elegance and comfort in mind. It offers a sun deck with spa pool, wood panelled saloon/dining room and other luxury amenities. Fully air-conditioned, there are six spacious cabins offering a choice of twin or double beds with marble ensuite facilities. With a full crew and Master chef you can indulge in the good food and wine of the region.

Included:

  • 6 Nights accommodation on board in an air-conditioned, en-suite cabin.
  • The services of an experienced Captain / Host, Chef, Hostess(es), Driver/Tour Guide.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard. A local meal ashore, once per week on most barges.
  • An excellent selection of fine regional and international wines and spirits, plus an all day open bar, tea and coffee.
  • Daily excursions by chauffeured minibus and entry fees to castles, vineyards, markets and other local places of interest.
  • Use of barge facilities such as bicycles, boules, barge library and on certain vessels, a spa pool.
  • Return transfers to and from the local meeting/drop off point.
  • Day 1

    Fleurey-sur-Ouche.

    Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Paris and transferred to the luxury barge moored in Fleurey-sur-Ouche. A full crew welcome aboard with champagne and canapes. After time to settle into your cabin, you will enjoy your first dinner on board and an introduction to Burgundy's excellent cuisine.

  • Day 2

    Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche.

    This morning experience your first day's cruise along this enchanting canal, which also promises a walk or cycle along an ever-present towpath past sleepy villages and pretty lock houses. After lunch we visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who award a special prized label to the finest Cote d'Or vintages every year. On the way back to the barge we enjoy a tasting of fine Burgundy wines in the cellars of the reputable Domaine Chateau Andre Ziltener, a family-run winery built on the foundation of an old Cistercian abbey. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere.

    After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of old Dijon including a visit to the vivid produce markets, mustard shops and the impressive Notre Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time. return to the barge for lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise to La Bussiere and perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two. Dinner on board

  • Day 4

    La Bussiere to Pont D'Ouche.

    After a short morning cruise, we set off to drive through the vineyards, stopping en route at the "vigne de l'enfant Jesus", a famous vineyard owned by the Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils'. There, a wine expert will give us a real insight into the production of the domaine's Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines. We continue to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country, for a winery tour and private tasting of Bouchard Pere et Fils wines before enjoying a gastronomic lunch in the orangery of Chateau de Beaune. Afterwards, we visit the fascinating 15th century Hotel-Dieu Hospice and explore the town, before returning to the barge for a short evening cruise to the Port d'Ouche. Dinner on board.

  • Day 5

    Pont D'Ouche to Vandenesse.

    After breakfast we cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, passing grazing white Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages crossing the only canal bridge on the Burgundy Canal. After lunch on board, we visit the medieval village, craft shops and castle of Chateauneuf-en Auxois, once an outpost of the Dukes of Burgundy and offering a fine overview of the feeder lakes, canal and surrounding countryside. . Dinner on board.

  • Day 6

    Vandenesse to Escommes. Our last day's leisurely cruise takes us to the canal summit, 1250 feet above sea level, just before the Pouilly tunnel. This afternoon we visit Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin and see the portrait gallery created by the disgraced courtier of Louis XIV, before strolling through the gardens and enjoying views of the chateau surrounded by its moat. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Escommes. After breakfast, guests disembark and transfer to the designated drop of point in Paris.

    This is a sample tour and subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 08 2018 Apr 14 2018 12 Single rooms 5,950€
Double rooms 4,350€
Apr 15 2018 Apr 21 2018 12 Single rooms 5,950€
Double rooms 4,350€
Apr 22 2018 Apr 28 2018 12 Single rooms 4,760€
Double rooms 3,480€
Apr 29 2018 May 05 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
May 06 2018 May 12 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
May 13 2018 May 19 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
May 20 2018 May 26 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
May 27 2018 Jun 02 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jun 03 2018 Jun 09 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jun 10 2018 Jun 16 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jun 17 2018 Jun 23 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 01 2018 Jul 07 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 08 2018 Jul 14 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 15 2018 Jul 21 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Jul 22 2018 Jul 28 2018 12 Single rooms 5,950€
Double rooms 4,350€
Aug 05 2018 Aug 11 2018 12 Single rooms 5,950€
Double rooms 4,350€
Aug 19 2018 Aug 25 2018 12 Single rooms 5,950€
Double rooms 4,350€
Aug 26 2018 Sep 01 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 02 2018 Sep 08 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 09 2018 Sep 15 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Sep 16 2018 Sep 22 2018 12 Single rooms 6,940€
Double rooms 5,090€
Oct 14 2018 Oct 20 2018 12 Single rooms 5,950€
Double rooms 4,350€
Oct 21 2018 Oct 27 2018 12 Single rooms 5,950€
Double rooms 4,350€

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