Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Cabins
  • Four cabins with ensuite bathroom
  • All over 260 sq feet with 6’8″ ceiling height
  • All with choice of one king or two oversized twin beds
  • Individually controlled AC and heating
  • Shower and separate tub in bathroom
Also in Each Cabin
  • Vanity dressing area
  • Heated towel racks and floors in bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Safe
  • IPhone/Ipad/Ipod chargers
Public Area
  • 128 ft long x 16 ft wide
  • 6’9″ – 7′ ceiling height
  • Salon & separate dining room
  • Top-quality furnishings
  • Picture windows throughout
  • Demonstration kitchen – Watch the chef make pastas, desserts and more!
  • Powder room
  • WIFI with limited availability
  • I-pad on board for passenger use and docking stations for i-phones
On Deck
  • Hot tub on deck
  • Sun canopy for shade
  • Outdoor dining space
  • Seating area and loungers
  • 8 hybrid bicycles and helmets

 

Itineraries

Travel from Dole to St. Leger-sur-Dheune on the Canal du Rhone au Rhin, River Saone and Canal du Centre

Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Dole
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 barge, moored in the delightful town of Dole. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard. Perhaps enjoy a glass of Grand Cru wine after dinner while lounging under the stars in the hot tub.

Monday
From Idyllic Countryside to a City Centermonday image
From Idyllic Countryside to a City Center
Travel: Dole to St. Jean de Losne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

Begin the morning with a gentle cruise, admiring the rustic scenery gliding by. Unwind on deck, or explore the towpath via bicycle or foot. This afternoon, your Tour Guide invites you to discover Dole, perched on the River Doubs. Explore the Vieux (old) Dole quarter, a time warp of cobblestoned streets, fountains, gardens, and ancient but still occupied houses. A visit to the home of famed microbiologist Louis Pasteur brings history to life. Back onboard, cocktails and canapes await before a grand dinner culminates the day.

Tuesday
The Best of Burgundy in Beaunetuesday image
The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: St. Jean de Losne to Verdun sur le Doubs
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The journey continues with another cruise through pastoral countryside. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide escorts you to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century, and still in use through the 1970s. Afterwards, browse the shops and galleries lining the pedestrian area, or enjoy a coffee in the town square. Return to the Grand Cru and explore the towpath's flora and fauna by bicycle or on foot before Chef presents tonight's dinner.

Wednesday
Chocolate Tasting Evokes Your Senseswednesday image
Chocolate Tasting Evokes Your Senses
Travel: Verdun sur le Doubs to Fragnes
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Relax in the hot tub, or explore the towpath as a lazy morning cruise reveals the bucolic countryside. This afternoon, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the historic riverside town of Chalon-sur-Saone, where the bustling Place Saint-Vincent is lined with boutiques, galleries, and cafes. Awaken your senses during a visit to an artisanal chocolate shop and watch chocolatiers master their craft. Sample and savor the creative and premium chocolates before returning to the barge where canapes and cocktails await, followed by another gourmet dinner.

Thursday
Epicurean Adventures Ashorethursday image
Epicurean Adventures Ashore
Travel: Fragnes to Chagny
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

Today's adventures begin with a morning cruise towards Chagny, the home of Michelin 3* rated Maison Lameloise. A highlight of the Grand Cru's gastronomy, luncheon is enjoyed ashore in this luxurious venue, recently voted by discerning diners as one of the best restaurants in the world. Then, your Tour Guide accompanies you to the prestigious vineyards of the Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet for a private tasting of their boutique wines. Back onboard, sip craft cocktails and socialize before Chef presents tonight's dinner.

Friday
Restored and Romantic Hilltop Chateaufriday image
Restored and Romantic Hilltop Chateau
Travel: Chagny to St. Leger-sur-Dheune
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Experience your last cruise this morning with a cup of coffee on deck while soaking in the ambiance of the tranquil countryside. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to the hilltop chateau-fortress of Chateau de la Rochepot, where turrets galore and a rooftop covered with colorful Burgundian tiles beckon for a closer exploration. Destroyed in the French Revolution, the chateau was restored to its former glory in the late 19th century. Return to Grand Cru in time for cocktails, and then finish your cruise in style at the Captain's Dinner.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from St. Leger-sur-Dheune
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 Dole to St. Leger-sur-Dheune on the Canal du Rhone au Rhin, River Saone and Canal du Centre

Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Dole
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 barge, moored in the village of Dole. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard. Perhaps enjoy a glass of Grand Cru wine after dinner while lounging under the stars in the hot tub.

Monday
Winetasting and Golf at Val D’Amourmonday image
Winetasting and Golf at Val D’Amour
Travel: Dole to St. Jean de Losne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

A morning cruise is the perfect time to explore by bicycle or on foot. After lunch, golfers play 9 holes at Val D’Amour, with its unique setting at the confluence of two rivers. The non-golfers visit Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the revered wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin. Explore the presses from which these iconic wines were first produced; a tasting of local vintages follows. Everyone is reunited on board for cocktails and dinner.

Tuesday
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Destination Dijon
Travel: St. Jean de Losne to Verdun sur le Doubs
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the covered food market, presents colorful produce; jars of mustard are displayed in boutiques; and public spaces beckon with greenery and scenery. Shop, sip, and stroll through this charming town brimming with authentic French life. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge in time for a relaxing afternoon of cocktails and cruising. Complete the day with a gourmet dinner -- paired, of course, with Grand Cru wines.

Wednesday
Past and Present Meet: Medieval Fortress + Michelin 3-star Lunch!wednesday image
Past and Present Meet: Medieval Fortress + Michelin 3-star Lunch!
Travel: Verdun sur le Doubs to Fragnes
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

A leisurely cruise begins the day. Upon arrival, you are escorted to the Chateau de Rully, a preserved medieval fortress. Complete the tour with samples of the estate's boutique wines. Then it is on to a special lunch ashore at Lameloise, a Michelin 3-star rated restaurant, recently voted as one of the world’s best. Return to the barge and enjoy an afternoon cycling, walking, or lazing in the hot tub. Tonight, Chef serves another gourmet dinner.

Thursday
Best of Beaune and Golf de Levernois Beaunethursday image
Best of Beaune and Golf de Levernois Beaune
Travel: Fragnes to Rully
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Enjoy a scenic cruise this morning to our beautiful riverside mooring. After lunch, the golfers will head to Golf de Levernois Beaune for an 18 hole round in the heart of the wine country. The non-golfers will explore the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the shops and galleries in the pedestrian area, or enjoy a coffee in the town square. Everyone returns to Grand Cru for another gourmet dinner on board.

Friday
Vines and Wines, Golf at Chateau D’Avoise Montchaninfriday image
Vines and Wines, Golf at Chateau D’Avoise Montchanin
Travel: Rully to St. Leger-sur-Dheune
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

Relax on the deck with a cup of coffee during this morning's final cruise or traverse the towpath by bicycle or on foot. After lunch, golfers will enjoy an 18 hole round at Chateau D’Avoise, set in a pristine landscape of greenery and lakes. Meanwhile, the non-golfers have a private wine tasting at Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet, which are among the most recognized and prestigious appellations in Burgundy. Back on board, enjoy canapes, Grand Cru wines, and a celebratory Captain’s Dinner, culminating the cruise in style.

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

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

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. 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, 2011
  • Chablis Grand Cru “Bougros” Domaine du Colombier, 2016
  • Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Domaine du Pavillon, 2015
  • Chateau Latour Martillac Grand Cru Classé de Graves, 2015
  • Saint Emilion Grand Cru Petit Corbin d’Espagne, 2011
  • Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Domaine Francois Gerbet, 2013
  • Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru, Domaine Camus, 2013

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 8 guests$58,000$64,000

2019 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
May5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
June2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
July7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
August4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
September1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5
October6-12, 13-19, 21-27

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 and 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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