Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Three cabins, all 180 sq feet
  • Ensuite 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 Slumber Gel 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″
  • 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
  • Laundry service available
Deck
  • 128 Feet Long
  • Spacious deck with lots of seating
  • Hot tub on deck
  • Fixed and moveable umbrellas
  • 6 Mountain bicycles

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 take a dip in the hot tub with a nightcap.

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

After a relaxed walking tour of Dole, 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. Take time to explore Dijon’s specialty shops and charming boutiques, and enjoy luncheon at a local bistro before returning to 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, lunch & dinner onboard

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. Afterward, return to the barge for Grand Victoria's signature craft 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 delicious dinner.

Friday
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Three-Star Michelin Luncheon
Travel: Franges to Chagny
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

This morning's cruise is a wonderful time to relax on deck, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. 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. 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 where the crew toasts the week at tonight's festive Farewell Feast, followed by a pub crawl back in Beaune!

Saturday
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Champagne Breakfast and Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Chagny
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After a Champagne 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 (up to 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.

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