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Burgundy 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (FIN)

  • 7days
  • France

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Luxury Barge Tour in the Southern Burgundy region

A luxurious, double decker hotel barge cruising the scenic River Saone and Canal de centre in Southern Burgundy, she is built to exacting standards with luxury in mind, offering accommodation for up to 8 passengers in four spacious twin or double-bedded suites. Each is air-conditioned and with beautifully appointed shower-rooms. She boasts a large saloon with panoramic windows and a demonstration galley where guests can watch their chef preparing delicious gourmet meals.

She has a very modern and well-designed interior, offering plenty of natural lights. Outside guests can relax on the large sun deck with its alfresco dining area, comfortable seating and spa pool. With the doting crew of five to look after you, the barge is the perfect vessel on which to meander through the vineyards and undulating countryside of Southern Burgundy.

Included in the Burgundy Luxury Barge Tour:

  • 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

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  • Day 1

    Montchanin.

    Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Lyon and transferred by air-conditioned minibus to the barge moored in Montchanin for a champagne welcome and the opportunity to meet the crew. Then perhaps take a stroll into this little town, the home of the factory which, for over 100 years until the 1960's produced the iconic, diamond-shaped Burgundy tiles. Numerous houses here are decorated with them, giving the place a charming character of its own. Dinner on board.

  • Day 2

    Montchanin to St-Julien-sur-Dheune.

    This morning, we visit the riverside town of Paray-le-Monial and its basilica, a gem of Romanesque Art, stopping at Charolles on our way back to visit l'Institut Charolais to learn more about this world famous cattle breed and its wonderful meat. After lunch back on board, we begin our voyage along the Canal du Centre, negotiating the flight of seven locks before arriving at the little village of St-Julien-sur-Dheune. then we take a stroll to visit the fascinating Canal and Barge Museum at nearby Ecuisses. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    St-Julien-sur-Dheune to St-Leger-sur-Dheune.

    After breakfast, we head to Autun, a town of ancient origins with Roman gates and a 17,000 seat amphitheatre. The 12th century cathedral is also renowned for its architecture and its position on the pilgrims' route from Vezelay to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. After lunch back on board, we continue our cruise along the Canal du Centre through undulating countryside, with plenty of opportunities to walk or cycle on the towpath along the way. Dinner on board

  • Day 4

    St-Leger-sur-Dheune to Rully.

    This morning, we enjoy a leisurely cruise further along the canal, passing the famous wine-producing village of Santenay and the little town of Chagny, to moor near the village of Rully. After lunch on board, we visit the 14th century Chateau de Germolles, the best preserved of the residences of the Dukes of Burgundy, with its ducal chapel, medieval wall paintings and romantic gardens. Dinner on board.

  • Day 5

    Rully to Fragnes.

    After breakfast, we set off on a drive through the Cote de Beaune vineyards to the town of Beaune itself, for a winery tour and private tasting of Bouchard Pere et Fils wines, before enjoying a gastronomic lunch in the delightful orangery of Chateau de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Afterwards, we visit the fascinating 15th century Hotel-Dieu Hospice and explore the quaint shops of the town, before returning to the barge for a short late afternoon cruise to our rural mooring at Fragnes. Dinner on board.

  • Day 6

    Fragnes to St-Jean-de-Losne.

    This morning we take a walking tour of old Dijon, including a visit to the vivid flower and product markets, mustard shops, and the impressive Notre Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time. After lunch back on board, we embark on our final cruise, joining the River Saone at Chalon-sur-Saone and then passing delightful little ports such as Verdun-sur-le-Doubs and Seurre en route, to arrive at St-Jean-de-Losne. Time perhaps to wander along the quaysides before the Captain's farewell dinner on board

  • Day 7

    St-Jean-de-Losne.

    After breakfast disembark and transfer to the designated drop off point in Lyon.

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

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 07 2024 Apr 13 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Apr 14 2024 Apr 20 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Apr 21 2024 Apr 27 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Apr 28 2024 May 04 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
May 05 2024 May 11 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
May 12 2024 May 18 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
May 19 2024 May 25 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
May 26 2024 Jun 01 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 02 2024 Jun 08 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 09 2024 Jun 15 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 16 2024 Jun 22 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 23 2024 Jun 29 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 06 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 13 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 20 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 27 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 03 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 10 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 17 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 24 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Aug 25 2024 Aug 31 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 07 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 14 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 21 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 28 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 05 2024 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Oct 06 2024 Oct 12 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Oct 13 2024 Oct 19 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Oct 20 2024 Oct 26 2024 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Mar 30 2025 Apr 05 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Apr 06 2025 Apr 12 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Apr 13 2025 Apr 19 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Apr 20 2025 Apr 26 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Apr 27 2025 May 03 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
May 04 2025 May 10 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
May 11 2025 May 17 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
May 18 2025 May 24 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
May 25 2025 May 31 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 01 2025 Jun 07 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 08 2025 Jun 14 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 15 2025 Jun 21 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 22 2025 Jun 28 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jun 29 2025 Jul 05 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jul 06 2025 Jul 12 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jul 13 2025 Jul 19 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Jul 20 2025 Jul 26 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Jul 27 2025 Aug 02 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Aug 03 2025 Aug 09 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Aug 10 2025 Aug 16 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Aug 17 2025 Aug 23 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Aug 24 2025 Aug 30 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Aug 31 2025 Sep 06 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Sep 07 2025 Sep 13 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Sep 14 2025 Sep 20 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Sep 21 2025 Sep 27 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Sep 28 2025 Oct 04 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Oct 05 2025 Oct 11 2025 8 Single rooms 11,990€
Double rooms 8,690€
Oct 12 2025 Oct 18 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Oct 19 2025 Oct 25 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€
Oct 26 2025 Nov 01 2025 8 Single rooms 10,290€
Double rooms 7,490€

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