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Burgundy 7-day Luxury Barge Tour
This smart, renovated hotel barge cruises the Nivernais Canal, through beautiful Burgundy, thought by many to be the most beautiful region of France. Round every bend the vista changes, as the waterway weaves through the heart of Burgundy’s beautiful scenery. The owners began cruising in 1976, and their experience is evident from the attention to detail on board. The crew of six maintain the warm yet professional atmosphere, so appreciated by guests.
The barge accommodates twelve passengers in eight en-suite cabins, with an attractive saloon and inviting sundeck. On board, guests experience the gastronomy of France with fine regional wines and delicious gourmet meals. The week’s itinerary combines cruising with daily excursions in the barge’s private bus, to famous vineyards for wine tasting, Medieval towns, historic châteaux and colorful markets. While your barge cruises the canal, soak up the sun on deck or stroll down the towpath. There are also bicycles for those wishing to explore nearby villages.
The barge is spacious and tastefully designed with eight en-suite cabins offer double, twin and single accommodationCabins
The cabins include three doubles, three twin bedded cabins and two singles. All have good storage and openable porthole windows. Newly installed air-conditioning units are individually controlled. In the en-suite shower bathrooms are towels, a safe, a hairdryer and Molten Brown toiletries.
The saloon is large and welcoming, with comfortable seating and dining areas. A light and bright place to relax and dine with fellow passengers. The wall to wall picture windows give an uninterrupted panorama of the Burgundian countryside as we cruise or when moored. The open-bar is well-stocked and there is a library and music system. You also have free mobile Wi-Fi.
On the large raised sun deck, passengers can relax and enjoy the wonderful vista as we cruise, passing by tranquil pastures, quaint lock houses,12th Century farms and even a German World War II air base. It is the perfect place for morning coffee, afternoon teas or sun downer cocktails under the parasol. Bicycles and helmets are kept on the front bow deck just below, for passengers wanting to cycle the tow path and explore the local villages.
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Slow Tours offers a number of other Luxury Barge Tours in Europe
Rendezvous in Paris at the Hotel Mansart at 2.15pm. Private bus transport to your barge in Auxerre. Champagne reception, delicious canapés and the crew welcome passengers on board.
Cruise - Auxerre to Vincelles
Tour - Wine tasting in Chablis, famed for Chardonnay wines, and the prestigious ‘Grand Cru Hill’
Cruise - Vincelles to Accolay
Tour - Walking tour of the historic city of Auxerre. Opportunities to shop and enjoy French provincial life
Tour - Market day at the delightful medieval town of Noyer, voted one of the prettiest villages in France
Cruise - Accolay to Mailly-le-Chateau
Tour - The spectacular Vézelay. The UNESCO Basilica from 11th Century dominates on the hill top
Cruise - Mailly-le-Château to Lucy-sur-Yonne
Cruise - Lucy-sur-Yonne to Clamecy
Tour - The imposing Château of Bazoches, 17th Century home of influential military engineer Vauban
Morning departure after breakfast on board, arriving in Paris at lunchtime.
We had a most enjoyable week. The crew were really a joy. Until the next barge trip, we thank you! - 2019
Floating along the Nivernais Canal was a delightful experience. Lovely vistas, visits to pristine rural areas, cool fall weather. The best part of the trip was the wonderful Captain and crew. Always cheerful and attentive, you made our trip memorable. And special thanks to the chef. You made imaginative, interesting, delicious meals in a very confined place.Thank you to all the crew ... you gave us happy memories. - 2019
All the expectations apply to this adventure! It was totally beyond my expectation in every way! The staff, the food, the guests, the accommodation… Truly a most memorable adventure! Thank you. - July 2019
It’s been a very special week. So relaxing and enjoyable. Beautiful scenery, excellent food, good company. What more could you ask for. Thank you. - May 2019
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Apr 23 2023||Apr 29 2023||12||Single rooms||4,200€|
|Apr 30 2023||May 06 2023||12||Single rooms||4,200€|
|May 07 2023||May 13 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|May 14 2023||May 20 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|May 21 2023||May 27 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|May 28 2023||Jun 03 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Jun 04 2023||Jun 10 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Jun 11 2023||Jun 17 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Jun 18 2023||Jun 24 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Jun 25 2023||Jul 01 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Jul 02 2023||Jul 08 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Jul 09 2023||Jul 15 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Jul 16 2023||Jul 22 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Jul 23 2023||Jul 29 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Jul 30 2023||Aug 05 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Aug 06 2023||Aug 12 2023||12||Single rooms||4,200€|
|Aug 13 2023||Aug 19 2023||12||Single rooms||4,200€|
|Aug 20 2023||Aug 26 2023||12||Single rooms||4,200€|
|Aug 27 2023||Sep 02 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Sep 03 2023||Sep 09 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Sep 10 2023||Sep 16 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Sep 17 2023||Sep 23 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Sep 24 2023||Sep 30 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Oct 01 2023||Oct 07 2023||12||Single rooms||4,700€|
|Oct 08 2023||Oct 14 2023||12||Single rooms||4,200€|
|Oct 15 2023||Oct 21 2023||12||Single rooms||4,200€|
|Oct 22 2023||Oct 28 2023||12||Single rooms||4,200€|
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