Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Accommodations
  • 128 ft long, with 6’8” – 7’ ceiling height throughout
  • Four cabins, all 260 sq ft, with 6’8” ceiling height
  • Choice of one King or two oversized twin beds
  • Ensuite Bathrooms with shower and separate tub
  • Vanity dressing area and ample storage
  • Salon and separate dining room
  • Powder room (WC) in salon
  • Demonstration kitchen – watch your chef prepare gourmet cuisine
  • 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)
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets

Itineraries

Travel from Plombieres-les-Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxois on the Canal de Bourgogne

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

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Grand Cru at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured in our immaculate vehicle to the Grand Cru, moored in the tiny village of Plombieres-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
It's All Yours: A Private Chateau Experiencemonday image
It's All Yours: A Private Chateau Experience
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Your luxurious journey begins with a lazy morning cruise. Relax on deck in the hot tub, or explore the waterside towpath with a gentle stroll or leisurely bicycle ride. This afternoon, your Tour Guide presents an insider’s visit to Chateau d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy. After being personally welcomed by the castle's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, take a tour of the beautiful grounds and then savor a taste of the housemade gourmet specialties. Return to the Grand Cru for an evening of drinks and dinner onboard.

Tuesday
Destination Dijontuesday image
Destination Dijon
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise through pastoral countryside is the perfect time to sip a cup of coffee on deck. This afternoon, exploring the urbane town of Dijon offers a pleasurable excursion ashore. Preserved palaces and beautiful churches recalling the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy vie for attention with specialty boutiques, small cafes, and serene gardens. Shop, sip, and stroll your way through this small city brimming with authentic Burgundian life. Return to Grand Cru for cocktail hour as Chef prepares tonight’s dinner.

Wednesday
Private Tour of Hospice de Beaunewednesday image
Private Tour of Hospice de Beaune
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & onboard

Bon matin! Begin the day with a leisurely morning cruise. Visit your Captain in his wheelhouse, or join Chef in the open kitchen for an informal culinary demonstration. In the afternoon, a drive in your private vehicle through the Cote d’Or vineyards culminates in the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital. Your Tour Guide will accompany you through the Hospice de Beaune, a prestigiously preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Return to the barge where Chef is putting the final touches on tonight's dinner party.

Thursday
Exclusive Family-Owned Vineyardthursday image
Exclusive Family-Owned Vineyard
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Cheers to Southern Burgundy! A morning visit to a boutique winery begins your gourmet day. Domaine Amiot-Servelle, a family-owned producer of Premier Cru vintages, makes wine exclusively with organically-farmed grapes. Amble amidst the vineyards as the secrets of growing the French fruit are revealed, then enjoy a hosted winetasting. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise before your dinner ashore at the Abbaye de la Bussiere, an ancient Cistercian abbey now converted to a luxury inn with an award-winning gourmet bistro.

Friday
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canalfriday image
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canal
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Revel in the ambiance of the tranquil countryside during the final cruise this morning. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a castle overlooking the Canal. A walking tour through the Chateau reveals the architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Then it’s back to Grand Cru to socialize with a final sunset cocktail before Chef presents a candlelit multi-course Captain’s Dinner, culminating your private luxury barge cruise in style.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, 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. Cruise will run in reverse direction on opposite weeks.

Travel from Plombieres-les-Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxois on the Canal de Bourgogne

Bicycling Opportunities:
Excellent 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)

CREATE A CUSTOM FAMILY CRUISE ITINERARY AND REPLACE A MAXIMUM OF 4 OF THE EXCURSIONS WITH YOUR PREFERRED FAMILY ACTIVITIES FROM THE LIST BELOW.

Due to their nature, some activities carry a supplement and must be booked directly with the provider. All activities are subject to availability.
Please contact your Cruise Coordinator to discuss your requirements.

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES CAN BE INCLUDED IN YOUR CRUISE FARE WITHOUT SUPPLEMENT AND CAN USUALLY BE ARRANGED ON-BOARD DIRECT WITH THE CAPTAIN:

Archery · Bowling · Go-karting · Kayaking · Paint ball · Swimming at a beach on the lake · Tennis · Zip-line & Tree Climbing

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES CARRY A SUPPLEMENT PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE PROVIDER WHOSE INDIVIDUAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY:

Horseback riding · Hot air ballooning
Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Plombieres-les-Dijon
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Grand Cru at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the Grand Cru, moored in the village of Plombieres-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
A Private Chateau Experiencemonday image
A Private Chateau Experience
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

Your luxurious journey begins with a lazy morning cruise. Relax on deck in the hot tub, or explore the waterside towpath with a gentle stroll or leisurely bicycle ride. This afternoon, your Tour Guide presents an insider’s visit to Chateau d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy. After being personally welcomed by the castle's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, take a tour of the beautiful grounds and then savor a taste of the housemade gourmet specialties. Return to the Grand Cru for an evening of drinks and dinner onboard.

Tuesday
Destination Dijontuesday image
Destination Dijon
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

A morning cruise through pastoral countryside is the perfect time to sip a cup of coffee on deck. This afternoon, exploring the urbane town of Dijon offers a pleasurable excursion ashore. Preserved palaces and beautiful churches recalling the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy vie for attention with specialty boutiques, small cafes, and serene gardens. Shop, sip, and stroll your way through this small city brimming with authentic Burgundian life. Return to Grand Cru for cocktail hour as Chef prepares tonight’s dinner.

Wednesday
Private Tour of Hospice de Beaunewednesday image
Private Tour of Hospice de Beaune
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Bon matin! Begin the day with a leisurely morning cruise. Visit your Captain in his wheelhouse, or join Chef in the open kitchen for an informal culinary demonstration. In the afternoon, a drive in your private vehicle through the Cote d’Or vineyards culminates in the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital. Your Tour Guide will accompany you through the Hospice de Beaune, a prestigiously preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Return to the barge where Chef is putting the final touches on tonight's dinner party.

Thursday
Exclusive Family-Owned Vineyardthursday image
Exclusive Family-Owned Vineyard
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Cheers to Southern Burgundy! A morning visit to a boutique winery begins your gourmet day. Domaine Amiot-Servelle, a family-owned producer of Premier Cru vintages, makes wine exclusively with organically-farmed grapes. Amble amidst the vineyards as the secrets of growing the French fruit are
revealed, then enjoy a hosted winetasting. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise before your dinner ashore at the Abbaye de la Bussiere, an ancient Cistercian abbey now converted to a luxury inn with an award-winning gourmet bistro.

Friday
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canalfriday image
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canal
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse en Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

Revel in the ambiance of the tranquil countryside during the final cruise this morning. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a castle overlooking the Canal. A walking tour through the Chateau reveals the architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Then it’s back to Grand Cru to socialize with a final sunset cocktail before Chef presents a candlelit multi-course Captain’s Dinner, culminating your private luxury barge cruise in style.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, 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. Cruise will run in reverse direction on opposite weeks.

Travel from Plombieres-les-Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxois on the Canal de Bourgogne

Bicycling Opportunities:
Excellent 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)

Please note: Tee times will be pre-booked and transfers between the barge and the courses provided.

Golfers will pay directly to the courses for greens fees, club rental, and golf cart rental, as well as all personal expenses incurred.

Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival at Plombieres-les-Dijon
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Grand Cru at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the Grand Cru, moored in the village of Plombieres-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
Private Chateau Experiencemonday image
Private Chateau Experience
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Your luxurious journey begins with a lazy morning cruise. Relax on deck in the hot tub, or explore the waterside towpath with a gentle stroll or leisurely bicycle ride. This afternoon, your Tour Guide presents an insider’s visit to Chateau d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy. After being personally welcomed by the estate's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, take a tour of the beautiful grounds and then savor a taste of the housemade gourmet specialties. Return to the Grand Cru for an evening of drinks and dinner onboard.

Tuesday
Destination Dijon, Golf Norges Dijon Bourgogne Country Clubtuesday image
Destination Dijon, Golf Norges Dijon Bourgogne Country Club
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Today's morning cruise reveals more of the idyllic Burgundian countryside. After lunch, golfers will be escorted to Norges Dijon Bourgogne Country Club, an 18 hole course surrounded by woodlands, while non-golfers will explore Dijon. Preserved palaces and beautiful churches recalling the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy vie for attention with specialty boutiques, small cafes, and serene gardens. Shop, sip, and stroll your way through this small city brimming with authentic Burgundian life. Everyone returns to Grand Cru for cocktails and dinner.

Wednesday
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canalwednesday image
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canal
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Explore the towpath on a bike or on foot during this morning's cruise. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a village perched atop a hill overlooking the Canal. Chateauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics that speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Tonight, enjoy a gourmet dinner ashore at the Abbey de la Bussiere's Michelin-starred restaurant, Le 1131.

Thursday
Beautiful Beaune, Golf de Beaune Levernoisthursday image
Beautiful Beaune, Golf de Beaune Levernois
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Today's morning cruise reveals more of the idyllic Burgundian countryside. After lunch, the golfers will be chauffeured to Golf de Beaune Levernois, where numerous water hazards keep the 18 hole course challenging. Non-golfers will be accompanied to the charming town of Beaune, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterward, browse the specialty shops, or enjoy a coffee in the lively town square. Everyone returns to Grand Cru for cocktails and dinner.

Friday
Chassagne Montrachet Wine Tasting, Golf Chateau de Chaillyfriday image
Chassagne Montrachet Wine Tasting, Golf Chateau de Chailly
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Enjoy your last morning cruise through idyllic countryside. What about a dip in our hot tub? After lunch, the golfers will be taken to Chateau de Chailly, an 18 hole parkland course with raised greens and a restored Medieval chateau as scenic backdrop. Your Tour Guide will accompany the non-golfers to Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet for a private cellar tour and wine tasting of the world-renowned Montrachet wines. Return to Grand Cru where Chef is preparing a special Captain’s Dinner to end your cruise in style.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

This is a sample itinerary which may change depending on the availability of the individual courses and will run in the opposite direction every other week.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Whole Baked Salmon in Salt, Buerre Blanc Sauce
  • Salad of Carrot & Coriander
  • Haricot Vert
  • Blueberry and Pistachio Clafoutis , Vanilla bean ice cream
  • Cheeses: Emmental, Morbier, and Valencay
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Confit quail on Aubergine Caviar with Orange Saffron Réduction and Toasted Walnuts
  • Aged Charolais Beef Filet in Rosemary Green Pepper Croûte Rossini style, Foie Gras & Port Sauce
  • Cheeses: Tomme de Savoie, Saint-Felicien, and Langres
  • Pistachio Grand Marnier soufflé
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Champagne Georges Vesselle, Grand Cru
  • Chablis Grand Cru “Bougros” Domaine du Colombier, 2017
  • Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine, 2017
  • Chateau Latour Martillac Grand Cru Classé de Pessac, 2014
  • Saint Emilion Grand Cru Petit Corbin d’Espagne, 2016
  • Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Domaine Jean Michel Guyon, 2016
  • Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru, Domaine Camus, 2014
  • Criots Batard Montrachet Grand Cru, Domaine Roger Belland, 2015

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 8 guests$58,000$64,000
Private Cruise for 7 guests$56,700$62,300
Private Cruise for 6 guests$54,000$59,400

2021 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April25-1
May2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
June6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
July4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
August1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
September5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
October3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • cancellation insurance
  • crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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