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Upper Burgundy 7-day Luxury Barge Tour (LBE)

  • 7days
  • France

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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 28 2021 Apr 03 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Apr 04 2021 Apr 10 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Apr 11 2021 Apr 17 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Apr 18 2021 Apr 24 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Apr 25 2021 May 01 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
May 02 2021 May 08 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
May 09 2021 May 15 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
May 16 2021 May 22 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
May 23 2021 May 29 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
May 30 2021 Jun 05 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Jun 06 2021 Jun 12 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Jun 13 2021 Jun 19 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Jun 20 2021 Jun 26 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Jun 27 2021 Jul 03 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Jul 04 2021 Jul 10 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Jul 11 2021 Jul 17 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Jul 18 2021 Jul 24 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Jul 25 2021 Jul 31 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Aug 01 2021 Aug 07 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Aug 08 2021 Aug 14 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Aug 15 2021 Aug 21 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Aug 22 2021 Aug 28 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Aug 29 2021 Sep 04 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Sep 05 2021 Sep 11 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Sep 12 2021 Sep 18 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Sep 19 2021 Sep 25 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Sep 26 2021 Oct 02 2021 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Oct 03 2021 Oct 09 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Oct 10 2021 Oct 16 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Oct 17 2021 Oct 23 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Oct 24 2021 Oct 30 2021 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€

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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