Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 128 ft long with 6’ 6” ceiling heights throughout
  • 3 cabins, all 160 sq ft, 6’6” ceiling height
  • Choice of one King or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Ample storage in cabins
  • Salon and separate dining room
  • Demonstration kitchen – watch your chef prepare gourmet cuisine
  • Deck with umbrella
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
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
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Fire Pit
Fire Pit
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets


Auxonne to Chagny on the Basse Saone River and the Canal du Centre

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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival at Auxonne
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Grand Victoria at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the charming town of Auxonne. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first of many gourmet dinners aboard. After dinner, feel free to enjoy a nightcap while taking a dip in the hot tub.

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Where Medieval Monks Made Wine
Travel: Auxonne to St. Jean de Losne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise is the perfect time to discover the towpath's flora and fauna with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, explore 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, who annually award special labels to the finest Cote d’Or vintages. Enjoy an informal and private tasting at a local winery before returning to Grand Victoria for a gourmet dinner onboard.

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Destination Dijon
Travel: St. Jean de Losne to Seurre
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

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. After luncheon ashore at a delightful auberge, enjoy a mustard tasting at the historic Maille Maison Foundee. Return to the Grand Victoria for an afternoon cruise on the scenic River Saone. Cocktails and canapes precede tonight's dinner.

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A Grape Time Was Had By All
Travel: Seurre to Chalon-sur-Saone
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's cruise provides the perfect opportunity to relax on deck with a cup of coffee and admire the beautiful Burgundian scenery slip by. Once moored, your Tour Guide escorts you the the family-owned Chateau de Rully, a 12th century castle overlooking its own vast vineyards. Experience the storied history of this private home, including a sampling of chateau-grown vintages in the property's grand kitchen. Return to Grand Victoria for another epicurean dinner, and enjoy a nighttime stroll into the delightful port of Chalon-sur-Saone.

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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Chalon-sur-Saone to Fragnes
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

This morning, 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. After luncheon ashore at a local bistro, return to the barge for Grand Victoria for an afternoon cruise and sunset dance party! Explore the barge’s selection of vintage vinyl and turn up the volume of all your favorite 45s. Chef gets into the groove as he adds the final touches to tonight's delicious dinner.

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Epicurean Adventures
Travel: Franges to Chagny
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's cruise is a wonderful time to relax on deck, laze in the hot tub, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, the epicurean delights continue with a tour and tasting at Chateau de Pommard, the largest privately-owned Clos in the Cote d’Or. Return to the Grand Victoria for aperitifs and appetizers, or take walk through the charming town of Chagny. Celebrate your luxurious week in Southern Burgundy at tonight's festive Farewell Feast.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Chagny
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.

Gourmet Dining

  • Moroccan Cous-Cous Salad
  • Shaved Fennel and Fresh Orange Salad
  • Black Forest Ham and Comte Quiche
  • Cheese and Charcuterie Platter
  • Gin and Lemon Drizzle Cake
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 2 Lunches Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
  • Seared Scallops with Truffled Potato Purée and Sweet Ginger Chili
  • Pan Fried Duck Breast with Prosciutto Roasted Vegetables
  • Cheeses: Neufchatel Cœur Fermier AOP, Morbier AOP Lait Cru, Fourme d’Ambert AOC
  • Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Compote
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • Santenay 1er Cru – La Comme
  • Rully 1er Cru – La Pucelle
  • Beaune 1er Cru – Les Coucherias Eric Montchovet
  • Meursault 1er Cru – Chateau de Meursault
  • Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru – Eric Montchovet
  • Corton Grand Cru
  • Eschezeaux Grand Cru

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests$45,900$49,900
Private Cruise for 5 guests$44,500$48,500
Private Cruise for 4 guests$43,900$47,900

2023 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

April23-29, 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
September27-2, 3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
October1-7, 8-15, 15-21, 22-28

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 or Geneva
  • 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
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the hot tub
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

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

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