Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Three cabins, all 180 sq feetEnsuite baths with double vanity
  • All cabins have a ceiling height of 6’5″
  • All with choice of one King or two twin beds
  • Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Signature Select Hartfield Luxury Firm Mattresses
  • Serta Perfect Sleeper SlumberGel King Pillows
  • 800 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linens
Also in the Cabin
  • Individually controlled thermostat
  • Flat screen televisions on which guests can stream from a network of movies, television shows and documentaries
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer
  • Electronic Safe
Public Area
  • WIFI with limited availability
  • Ceiling height of 6’7″
  • Mahogany wooden floors
  • Large windows in salon, dining room
  • Flat screen TV and Apple iTVwith a selection of movies
  • Bose sound Hi-Fi system and Bluetooth
  • ipod dock
Deck
  • 128 Feet Long
  • Spacious deck with lots of seating
  • Hot tub on deck
  • Fixed and moveable umbrellas
  • 6 Mountain bicycles

Itineraries

Dijon to Chagny on the Canal de Bourgogne

Sunday
A Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Bargesunday image
A Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Barge
Travel: Paris to Dijon
Meals: Dinner onboard

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

Monday
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Sunshine, Sundowners, and Starlight
Travel: Dijon to Longecourt
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

During this morning's cruise into the Valleé de l’Ouche, relax on deck to admire the gorgeous scenery, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide will chauffeur you to Gevrey-Chambertin, a quaint village in the heart of the Côte d’Or, where the a special tasting at one of Burgundy’s foremost wine labels awaits. Return to the barge for sundowners on the deck or in the bar. After dinner, barge owner Edward will escort you on a magnificent tour of Dijon by night.

Tuesday
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Destination Dijon
Travel: Longecourt to St Jean de Losne
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. Furthering the gourmet adventures, a gastronomic lunch is enjoyed at a local bistro. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge in time for cocktails and cruising. Complete the day with a gourmet dinner.

Wednesday
A Grape Time Was Had By Allwednesday image
A Grape Time Was Had By All
Travel: St Jean de Losne to Verdun
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise provides the perfect opportunity laze on deck or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. In the afternoon, visit Château de Meursault for a private tour of their vineyards and a tasting of their wines. Your Tour Guide escorts you back to the barge for signature cocktails -- and an impromptu dance party! Explore the barge’s diverse selection of vintage vinyl and turn up the volume of all your favorite 45s. Meanwhile, Chef gets into the groove as he adds the final touches to tonight's gourmet dinner.

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

This morning, visit the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a tour of the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, enjoy a coffee in the lively town square. Today's luncheon is enjoyed ashore at a local auberge, followed by time to browse the specialty boutiques and artisan galleries lining the pedestrian area. Your Tour Guide will return you to the barge for a lazy late afternoon cruise. Relax on deck with a craft cocktail before Chef presents dinner.

Friday
Chateau de la Rochepotfriday image
Chateau de la Rochepot
Travel: Chalon-sur-Saone to Chagny
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, relax on deck and admire the idyllic scenery gently slipping by, or perhaps traverse the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide escorts you on an excursion to the one of the region's most beloved icons, the beautifully restored Chateau la Rochepot. Here, enjoy an amble around the grounds and explore the gorgeous gardens. Return to the barge to freshen up, and then enjoy canapes, cocktails, and a celebratory Captain’s Dinner, culminating the cruise in style!

Saturday
Champagne Breakfast and Farewellsaturday image
Champagne Breakfast and Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Paris or Dijon
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After a Champagne Breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to the designated drop off point in Dijon or Paris.

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

Sunday
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A Champagne Welcome
Travel: Paris to Fleurey-sur-Ouche

Our private driver meets our guests in Paris or, if you prefer, Geneva, Switzerland, at one hotel of your party’s choice at 2:00 pm or, alternatively, at one hotel of your party’s choice in Dijon at 4:00 pm. (For sailings composed of individual cabin bookings, pick up and return will be in Paris only.) You will then be chauffeured by minivan to the Hemingway, typically moored in Fleury-sur-Ouche, a petite village on the Canal de Bourgogne. Upon arrival you are greeted by our cheerful and welcoming crew. While we get you checked in and take your luggage to your stateroom, you’ll have the chance to relax with our signature champagne cocktail and hors d’ouevres. Afterwards there will be plenty of time to unpack and unwind before the first of many incredible dinners on board.

Monday
Wine Tasting in 13th Century Cellars at Patriarche Père & Filsmonday image
Wine Tasting in 13th Century Cellars at Patriarche Père & Fils
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche

Enjoy the start to the day with a morning cruise. Guests will have time to relax on deck or enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the tow-path, as the barge continues the journey into the scenic Valleé de l’Ouche. After lunch, you’ll be driven into the famed Cote d’Or and a tour the labyrinthine cellars of Patriarche Père & Fils, featuring hundreds of wines in vaults dating to the thirteenth century. The tasting will include eight wines, explained by their sommelier. We return to the barge to enjoy sundowners on the deck or in the bar before dinner aboard. After dinner, it’s but a short drive to Dijon for a magnificent tour of “Dijon by Night” before retiring for the evening.

Tuesday
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Market Day with Lunch in Dijon
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussière-sur-Ouche

It’s market day in Dijon! Enjoy breakfast aboard before embarking on a walking tour along the cobblestoned streets of Dijon. Our first destination is the vibrant Covered Market, alight with colorful displays of produce, breads, cheeses and gourmet treats. Browse and taste with the locals! Afterwards, we’ll take a break and relax at one of Dijon’s many charming cafes for a café latte or tea, before starting our guided tour of Dijon’s major landmarks. This includes the Ducal Palace, Eglise Notre-Dame and the Cathedral of Saint Benign. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant in Dijon, after which guests will be free to enjoy Dijon’s abundance of shops. Around 3pm we return to the Hemingway in time for a happy hour cruise or bike ride before we dock for the evening with dinner aboard.

Wednesday
Hot Air Balloon, Chateau de Meursault & Vinyl Nightwednesday image
Hot Air Balloon, Chateau de Meursault & Vinyl Night
Travel: La Bussière-sur-Ouche to Pont d’Ouche

An early start to the morning with coffee, juice, and croissants before embarking on a hot air balloon ride to savor the beauty of Burgundy from above (hot-air ballooning is of course, weather dependent). We’ll return to the Hemingway for a scenic brunch cruise. In the afternoon, visit the Château de Meursault to enjoy their private art galleries and cavernous cellars, complete with a private wine tasting. We return in time for our signature Hemingway sundowners aboard. Kick off your shoes and flick through a diverse selection of vinyl records from then and now. Turn up the volume of your favorite 45’s, while the chef adds the final touches to dinner.

Thursday
Medieval Hospital,Lunch and Wine Tasting!thursday image
Medieval Hospital,Lunch and Wine Tasting!
Travel: Pont d’Ouche to Crugey

Enjoy an early breakfast before embarking on a visit to the charming town of Beaune, the wine capital of the Cote d’Or. We start with a tour of the famous Hôtel-Dieu, a well maintained medieval hospital that received patients until the early 20th century. We will enjoy lunch ashore today in this picturesque town. There will be plenty of time to meander the shopping district and enjoy the enchanting café in the town square, before attending a private wine tasting. Return to Hemingway in the late afternoon to enjoy a petite cruise and sundowners before dinner on board.

Friday
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Chateauneuf-en-Auxois Chateau Perched High Over The Canal
Travel: Crugey to Vandenesse-en-Auxois

Delight in a relaxing cruise past the spectacular village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, overlooking the Burgundy Canal. After a lunch, we’ll embark on a tour of the chateau to enjoy the magnificent views of the countryside and a stroll around this quaint village. We then visit the beautifully restored authentic 12th century Cistercian abbey, the Abbaye de la Bussiere. The abbey is nestled in an immense landscaped park filled with gardens and is home to a fine hotel. We return to the Hemingway for our traditional happy hour and our final gourmet dinner on board your floating home on the French canals.

Saturday
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Champagne Breakfast, Departure
Travel: Transfer to Paris or Dijon

After a leisurely breakfast, depart at 9:00 am for transfer by minivan to your Paris or Geneva hotel, arriving there between noon and 1:00 pm. (For sailings composed of individual cabin bookings, pick up and return will be in Paris only.) Alternatively, your party may elect to be transferred to Dijon; estimated arrival there is 10:00am. Please make all onward travel plans on the basis of these timings. We hope to see you again on the Hemingway!

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Moroccon Cous-Cous Salad
  • Shaved Fennel, Oregano and Fresh Orange Salad
  • Black Forest Ham and Comte Quiche
  • Charcuterie Platter
  • Gin and Lemon Drizzle Cake
  • 2 Lunches Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Pan Fried King Prawns served with Curry and Coconut Sauce, Fresh Apple Salad
  • Lamb Filet with Garlic Puree, Ratatouille, Pan Fried Artichokes
  • Cheeses: St. Agur, Cantal, Brillat-Savarin
  • Pineapple Mousse, Almond Tuile, Vanilla Butter Sauce
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Nuit St Georges 1er Cru – Hospice de Nuits
  • Vosne Romanee 1er Cru
  • Beaune 1er Cru – Les Coucherias – Eric Montchovet
  • Meursault 1er Cru – Chateau de Meursault
  • Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru – Eric Montchovet
  • Rully 1er Cru Monopole – Clos St Jacques – Domaine de laFolie Vieilles Vignes-

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise (up to 4 guests)-$34,500
Private Cruise (for 5 guests)-$35,750
Private Cruise (for 6 guests)-$38,900
Double Cabin (Per Person, double or single occupancy)-$6,500

2017 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
April2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29
May7-13, 14-20, 21-27
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, 22-28

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers to and from Paris and the barge moored in Burgundy
  • 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.

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise (up to 4 guests)-$34,500
Private Cruise (for 5 guests)-$35,750
Private Cruise (for 6 guests)-$38,900
Double Cabin (Per Person, double or single occupancy)-$6,500

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
April1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
May6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
June3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
July1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-3
August5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
September2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
October7-13, 14-20, 21-27

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers to and from Paris and the barge moored in Burgundy
  • 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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