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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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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Mar 21 2021 Mar 27 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Mar 28 2021 Apr 03 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Apr 04 2021 Apr 10 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Apr 11 2021 Apr 17 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Apr 18 2021 Apr 24 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Apr 25 2021 May 01 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
May 02 2021 May 08 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
May 09 2021 May 15 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
May 16 2021 May 22 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
May 23 2021 May 29 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
May 30 2021 Jun 05 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Jun 06 2021 Jun 12 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Jun 13 2021 Jun 19 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Jun 20 2021 Jun 26 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Jun 27 2021 Jul 03 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Jul 04 2021 Jul 10 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Jul 11 2021 Jul 17 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Jul 18 2021 Jul 24 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Jul 25 2021 Jul 31 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Aug 01 2021 Aug 07 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Aug 08 2021 Aug 14 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Aug 15 2021 Aug 21 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Aug 22 2021 Aug 28 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Aug 29 2021 Sep 04 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Sep 05 2021 Sep 11 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Sep 12 2021 Sep 18 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Sep 19 2021 Sep 25 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Sep 26 2021 Oct 02 2021 8 Single rooms 9,390€
Double rooms 6,890€
Oct 03 2021 Oct 09 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Oct 10 2021 Oct 16 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Oct 17 2021 Oct 23 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€
Oct 24 2021 Oct 30 2021 8 Single rooms 8,100€
Double rooms 5,950€

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