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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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The service was extraordinary! The staff was friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. We were so happy to have had this educational, culinary, and cultural experience. - April 2022

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 18 2022 Sep 24 2022 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 01 2022 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 08 2022 12 Single rooms 7,490€
Double rooms 5,490€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 15 2022 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 22 2022 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Oct 23 2022 Oct 29 2022 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Oct 30 2022 Nov 05 2022 12 Single rooms 6,350€
Double rooms 4,650€
Mar 26 2023 Apr 01 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 02 2023 Apr 08 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 09 2023 Apr 15 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 16 2023 Apr 22 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Apr 30 2023 May 06 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
May 07 2023 May 13 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
May 14 2023 May 20 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
May 21 2023 May 27 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
May 28 2023 Jun 03 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Jun 04 2023 Jun 10 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Jun 11 2023 Jun 17 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Jul 02 2023 Jul 08 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Jul 09 2023 Jul 15 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Jul 23 2023 Jul 29 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Jul 30 2023 Aug 05 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Aug 06 2023 Aug 12 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Aug 13 2023 Aug 19 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Aug 20 2023 Aug 26 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Aug 27 2023 Sep 02 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Sep 03 2023 Sep 09 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Sep 10 2023 Sep 16 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Sep 24 2023 Sep 30 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Oct 01 2023 Oct 07 2023 12 Single rooms 7,550€
Double rooms 5,550€
Oct 08 2023 Oct 14 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Oct 15 2023 Oct 21 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€
Oct 22 2023 Oct 28 2023 12 Single rooms 6,390€
Double rooms 4,690€

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