Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Accommodations
  • 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
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
Fire Pit
Fire Pit
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets

Itineraries

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

Sunday
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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.

Monday
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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.

Tuesday
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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 at a local bistro, 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.

Wednesday
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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.

Thursday
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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 Michelin Star 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.

Friday
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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.

Saturday
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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

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

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$41,900
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$39,950
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$37,500
Double Cabin (Per Person, double or single occupancy)-$6,999

2019 Dates

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, 20-26

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.

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$41,900
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$39,950
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$37,500
Double Cabin (Per Person, double or single occupancy)-$6,999

2020 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

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.

Grand Victoria Route

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