Accommodations & Amenities

Accommodations
  • 128 ft long with 6’5” – 6’ 6” ceiling heights throughout
  • 4 cabins, all with 6’5″ ceiling height
  • Cabin 1 – Upper deck, 185 sq ft, ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Cabin 2 – Lower deck, 235 sq feet, ensuite bathroom with shower and tub
  • Cabin 3 – Lower deck,280 sq feet , ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Cabin 4 – Lower deck, 280 sq feet, ensuite bathroom with shower and tub
  • Choice of one King or two twin beds
  • Ample storage in cabins
  • Salon
  • Separate dining room
  • Deck with canopy
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Amenities
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Bathrobe
Bathrobe
Safe
Safe
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
petite swimming pool
petite swimming pool
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets

Itineraries

Travel from Pontailler-sur-Saone to St. Leger-sur-Dheune on the River Saone and Canal du Centre

Bicycling Opportunities:
Adequate 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Pontailler-sur-Saone
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Amaryllis at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the pretty port of Pontailler-sur-Saone. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Monday
Where Medieval Monks Made Winemonday image
Where Medieval Monks Made Wine
Travel: Pontailler-sur-Saone to Auxonne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Absorb the beauty of the French countryside on a morning cruise down the River Saone. After lunch, your Tour Guide drives along the scenic Routes des Grands Crus to Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks began making wine in the 12th century. This ancient château is now the headquarters of the celebrated wine society Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and houses an ancient cellar and wine presses from Medieval times. Enjoy a private wine tasting at a local producer before rejoining the barge for drinks and a gourmet dinner.

Tuesday
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Destination Dijon
Travel: Auxonne to Seurre
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

After breakfast, your Tour Guide introduces Dijon, a charming town brimming with authentic French life. Experience "Les Halles," the lively covered food market; the famous Maille mustard shop; and the Ducal Palace, seat of the great Medieval dukes of Burgundy. Then it’s time to explore the local boutiques before enjoying a casual lunch at a local bistro. Return to Amaryllis for a late-afternoon cruise along the River Saone while enjoying cocktails on deck followed by another epicurean dinner featuring local vintages and produce.

Wednesday
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Meet Local Aristocracy at a Family Owned Chateau
Travel: Seurre to Fragnes
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Cruise the last stretch of the River Saone to Chalon-sur-Saône where you can visit the quaint antique shops, stunning cathedral square, and half-timbered buildings. Resume cruising as the barge now enters the Canal du Centre via the Crissey lock. Your Tour Guide then accompanies you to the Chateau de Rully, an estate which has been inhabited by the same family for generations. Meet the current owner, tour the grounds, and and enjoy a winetasting in the castle's ancient kitchen. Dinner this evening is taken ashore at a delightful auberge.

Thursday
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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Fragnes to Chagny
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

Today’s cruise portion along the Canal du Centre provides ample opportunities for optional bike riding through scenic countryside. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide accompanies you to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Visit the magnificent 15th-century Hotel Dieu, an immaculately restored Medieval hospital that represents both the history of Burgundy and the story of its wine. Then meander around the charming cobblestoned town center and its darling shops before returning to Amaryllis, where Chef is creating another magnificent dinner.

Friday
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Winetasting in a Delightful Chateau
Travel: Chagny to St. Leger-sur-Dheune
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

Continue on the peaceful Canal du Centre for a leisurely morning cruise. Relax on deck, walk the towpath, or bicycle into passing villages: The choice is always yours! Today’s excursion is to Château de Chamirey for a private tour of the vineyards, the family home, and wine cellar, followed by a tasting of exquisite wines. Back on board, Chef is busy preparing a farewell gala dinner, which ends your cruise in style. The scenery, vineyards, chateaux, and towns of Burgundy will stay forever in your memories!

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from St. Leger-sur-Dheune
Meals: Breakfast onboard

Checking out no later than 9:00am, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Caesar Salad
  • Tomato Tart with Olive Tapenade
  • Seared Tuna Steak with Spicy Mango Salsa
  • Seasonal Fruit Platter
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the cruise rate
Dinner
  • Blini with Roasted Sweet Peppers and Caviar
  • Artichoke Veloute with Black Truffle Creme Fraiche
  • Filet of Beef with Julienned Vegetables
  • Cheeses: Bresse Bleu, Morbier, Cancoillotte
  • Poached Pears with Housemade Vanilla Ice Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Chorey les Beaune Domaine Drouhin
  • Corton Grand Cru Domaine Pernaud
  • Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Chateau de Chassagne
  • Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Domaine Perroneau
  • Pouilly Fumé 2004 Guy Saget
  • Saint Veran 2003 Cave de Prisse-Sologny-Verze

Rates & Dates

Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
May7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
June4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-1
July2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
August6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
September3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
October1-7, 8-14, 15-21

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Paris
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard and ashore from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served with lunches and dinners both onboard and ashore
  • Onboard open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the petite swimming pool
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price
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