Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Accommodations
  • 129 ft long, with 6’5″ – 6’6″ ceiling height throughout
  • 3 cabins, ranging 238 – 294 sq ft
  • Upper Deck Cabin 1 is 294 sq ft, 6’6” ceiling height
  • Lower Deck Cabin 2 is 238 sq ft, 6’5” ceiling height
  • Lower Deck Cabin 3 is 251 sq ft, 6’5” ceiling height
  • Choice of a King or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathrooms with shower (lower deck cabins have a tub)
  • Ample storage space in cabins
  • Salon
  • 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
Piano
Piano
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets

Itineraries

Travel from Dijon to St. Leger-sur-Dheune on the Canal de Bourgogne, River Saone and Canal du Centre

Bicycling Opportunities:
Excellent 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Dijon
Meals: Dinner onboard

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

Monday
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Where Medieval Monks Made Wine
Travel: Dijon to Longecourt
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, cruise gently out of Dijon and onto the Canal de Bourgogne. Relax on deck or explore the countryside by bicycle. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide drives among scenic vineyards to Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. This historic château now houses the Chevaliers du Tastevin wine society and an ancient cellar and wine presses. Enjoy a private wine tasting at a renowned Gevrey Chambertin producer before returning to the barge. Cocktails and canapes await, followed by a gourmet dinner.

Tuesday
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Destination Dijon
Travel: Longecourt to Saint Jean -de-Losne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Today your Tour Guide presents a walking tour of Dijon. Visit the Ducal Palace, seat of the great Medieval dukes of Burgundy and then explore the covered food market and help select ingredients that Chef will incorporate into your lunch for an authentic “farm to table” experience. Mingle with the locals while you shop, sip, and stroll your way through this lively town. Back on board, unwind on deck for this afternoon’s cruise that takes you along the River Saone. Cocktails and dinner complete this delightful day.

Wednesday
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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Saint Jean-de-Losne to Fragnes
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

After a morning cruise, Fleur de Lys enters the Canal du Centre via the Crissey lock. Experience the first stretch of this beautiful, winding canal by walking the towpath or bicycling into passing villages. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide escorts you to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, for a private tasting at the prestigious Joseph Drouhin cellars and a tour of the immaculately preserved 14th century Hospice de Beaune. There’s time to stroll the cobblestoned streets and shop before returning for cocktails and canapes followed by dinner.

Thursday
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Lunch Ashore, Then Winetasting
Travel: Fragnes to Chagny
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard; lunch ashore

Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise and take advantage of the unhurried pace to alight at a lock and walk or cycle on the towpath. Or, relax on deck and admire the rustic scenery: the choice is always yours! Dine with the locals for lunch at a nearby auberge followed by a private tour and tasting at the cellars of the magnificent Château de Pommard. Located on the famed Route des Grands Cru, wine has been produced here since 1726. Return to the barge and re-live the day’s sights over cocktails on deck followed by another epicurean dinner.

Friday
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A Family-Owned Chateau
Travel: Chagny to St. Leger-sur-Dheune
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Begin the day with a cruise through vineyards towards the final mooring. This afternoon, your Tour Guide accompanies you to Château de Rully for an insider’s introduction to Burgundy's history and current lifestyle. You will meet the Count, who presents his magnificent Medieval castle and shares the storied history of his ancestors. Then visit a distinguished local vineyard and sample the vinous delights of the Côte de Beaune. Back on the barge, Chef is preparing a gala Farewell dinner, which ends your luxurious cruise in style.

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 that may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Olive and Herb Foccacia
  • Seafood Stuffed Pastry with Lemon Saffron Sauce
  • Courgette Roulade with Roquefort Dressing
  • Three Chocolate Terrine
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Artichoke Veloute with Black Truffle Creme Fraiche
  • Filet of Beef with Roasted New Potatoes and Julienned Vegetables
  • Cheeses: St. Maur, Epoisses, St.Agur
  • Champagne and Lemon Sorbet
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Saint Veran 2003 Cave de Prisse-Sologny-Verze
  • Pouilly Fumé 2004 Guy Saget
  • Corton Grand Cru Domaine Pernaud
  • Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Domaine Perroneau
  • Chorey les Beaune Domaine Drouhin
  • Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Chateau de Chassagne

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, 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

*Rates for this barge are quoted in Euros

Fleur de Lys Route

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