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Upper Burgundy 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (LBE)

  • 7days
  • France

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This tour has special prices for the following periods :

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
May 10 2020 May 16 2020 12 Single rooms 5,720€ 7,150€
Double rooms 4,200€ 5,250€

Luxury Barge Tour in Upper Burgundy

Cruise on a luxurious, spacious barge, perfect for cruising the Burgundy Canal with its towpaths that are ideal for walking and cycling. Designed with both elegance and comfort, it offers a sun deck with spa pool, wood-panelled saloon/dining and is fully air-conditioned. Six spacious cabins offer choice of twin/double beds with marble ensuite facilities. The captain leads a crew of six comprising a Master chef, deck hand, tour guide and two hostesses.

Included in the Upper 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

    Venary-les-Laumes.

    Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Paris and transferred to the barge moored at Venary-les-Laumes. A welcome champagne with canapes is served and after time to settle into your cabin, you will enjoy your first dinner on board.

  • Day 2

    Venarey-les-Laumes to Montbard.

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast,then we cruise through woodlands and rolling fields with great towpath biking and walking opportunities pas the tiny canalside villages of Nogent, Courcelles and Les Granges. After lunch, we enjoy either a stroll around the hilltop village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the film 'Chocolat' was set, or a tour of the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois. On the way from the summit of Mount Auxois, we also look at Alesia, where the last battle between the Gauls and Romans took place in 52 BC and visit the impressive museum. Dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    Montbard to Ravieres.

    Morning cruise with excellent towpath walking or cycling passing the 18th century Forges de Buffon. Then after lunch we escort you to the exquisite World Heritage UNESCO site of Abbaye de Fontenay founded by St Bernard in 1118. Representing a distinctive example of early Cistercian architecture and virtually intact, Fontenay allows an exceptional glimpse of Cistercian life and industry with its peaceful gardens and ponds and fascinating cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium. Return to the barge and cruise to Ravieres. Dinner on board

  • Day 4

    Ravieres to Ancy-le-Franc.

    Morning visit to medieval Noyers-sur-Serein to admire the local produce, colours and delights of the traditional French market, or to wander the town ramparts in this, one of the most beautiful villages in France. We return to the barge and after lunch on board, we enjoy a gentle afternoon cruise past grazing Charolais cattle, with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath. We moor in Ancy-le-Franc. Dinner ashore in a local restaurant

  • Day 5

    Ancy-le-Franc to Lezinnes.

    This morning we visit the Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc. This beautifully symmetrical, 16th century masterpiece contains France's biggest collection of Renaissance murals and is set in magnificent gardens and parkland. In the afternoon, a gentle cruise as your hotel barge continues along the Burgundy canal and descends through the picturesque locks to moor at Lezinnes. Dinner on board.

  • Day 6

    Lezinnes to Tanlay.

    After breakfast we enjoy a leisurely cruise to our final mooring at Tanlay, with the opportunity to cycle or walk into the picturesque village of Saint Vinnemer. Following lunch, we tour the vineyards and town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times, then enjoy a private tasting at a renowned winemaker such as the family-run Domaine Regnard, that makes the most of the region's wonderful local terroir to produce high quality wines, before returning to the barge for the Captain's farewell dinner on board.

  • Day 7

    Tanlay.

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

    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 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 5,720€
Double rooms 4,200€
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€

Car rental in France

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]

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