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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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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jul 14 2019 Jul 20 2019 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Jul 21 2019 Jul 27 2019 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Jul 28 2019 Aug 03 2019 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Aug 04 2019 Aug 10 2019 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Aug 11 2019 Aug 17 2019 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Aug 18 2019 Aug 24 2019 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Aug 25 2019 Aug 31 2019 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Sep 01 2019 Sep 07 2019 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Sep 08 2019 Sep 14 2019 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Sep 15 2019 Sep 21 2019 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Sep 22 2019 Sep 28 2019 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Sep 29 2019 Oct 05 2019 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Oct 06 2019 Oct 12 2019 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Oct 13 2019 Oct 19 2019 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Oct 20 2019 Oct 26 2019 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Mar 29 2020 Apr 04 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Apr 05 2020 Apr 11 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Apr 12 2020 Apr 18 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Apr 19 2020 Apr 25 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Apr 26 2020 May 02 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
May 03 2020 May 09 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
May 10 2020 May 16 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
May 17 2020 May 23 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
May 24 2020 May 30 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
May 31 2020 Jun 06 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Jun 07 2020 Jun 13 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Jun 14 2020 Jun 20 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Jun 21 2020 Jun 27 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Jun 28 2020 Jul 04 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Jul 05 2020 Jul 11 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Jul 12 2020 Jul 18 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Jul 19 2020 Jul 25 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Jul 26 2020 Aug 01 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Aug 02 2020 Aug 08 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Aug 09 2020 Aug 15 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Aug 16 2020 Aug 22 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Aug 23 2020 Aug 29 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Aug 30 2020 Sep 05 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Sep 06 2020 Sep 12 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Sep 13 2020 Sep 19 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Sep 20 2020 Sep 26 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Sep 27 2020 Oct 03 2020 12 Single rooms 7,150€
Double rooms 5,250€
Oct 04 2020 Oct 10 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Oct 11 2020 Oct 17 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€
Oct 18 2020 Oct 24 2020 12 Single rooms 6,140€
Double rooms 4,490€

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