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Burgundy canal 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (LI)

  • 7days
  • France

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Luxury Barge Tour on the Burgundy Canal

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 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

    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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Fabulous trip! We couldn't have been more pleased with everyone and felt totally cared for in every way. The crew was incredible and Claire in particular in a gem! - June 2022

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
May 19 2024 May 25 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
May 26 2024 Jun 01 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 02 2024 Jun 08 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 09 2024 Jun 15 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 16 2024 Jun 22 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 23 2024 Jun 29 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 06 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 13 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 20 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 27 2024 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 03 2024 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 10 2024 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 17 2024 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 24 2024 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Aug 25 2024 Aug 31 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 07 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 14 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 21 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 28 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 05 2024 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Oct 06 2024 Oct 12 2024 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Oct 13 2024 Oct 19 2024 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Oct 20 2024 Oct 26 2024 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Mar 30 2025 Apr 05 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Apr 06 2025 Apr 12 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Apr 13 2025 Apr 19 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Apr 20 2025 Apr 26 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Apr 27 2025 May 03 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
May 04 2025 May 10 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
May 11 2025 May 17 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
May 18 2025 May 24 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
May 25 2025 May 31 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 01 2025 Jun 07 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 08 2025 Jun 14 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 15 2025 Jun 21 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 22 2025 Jun 28 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jun 29 2025 Jul 05 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jul 06 2025 Jul 12 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jul 13 2025 Jul 19 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Jul 20 2025 Jul 26 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Jul 27 2025 Aug 02 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Aug 03 2025 Aug 09 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Aug 10 2025 Aug 16 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Aug 17 2025 Aug 23 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Aug 24 2025 Aug 30 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Aug 31 2025 Sep 06 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Sep 07 2025 Sep 13 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Sep 14 2025 Sep 20 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Sep 21 2025 Sep 27 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Sep 28 2025 Oct 04 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Oct 05 2025 Oct 11 2025 12 Single rooms 8,950€
Double rooms 6,550€
Oct 12 2025 Oct 18 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Oct 19 2025 Oct 25 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€
Oct 26 2025 Nov 01 2025 12 Single rooms 7,590€
Double rooms 5,590€

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