Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 103 ft long, with 7’0″ ceiling height throughout
  • 3 cabins, ranging 109 -119 sq ft, all with 7 ’0” ceiling height
  • Master Cabin, 119 sq ft with double bed
  • 2 twin cabins, 109 sq ft with  twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
Public Area
  • Limited storage in cabins
  • Salon and dining room
  • Deck with canopy or umbrellas
  • 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
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets


Travel from St Julien sur Dheune to Seurre on the Canal du Centre and River Soane

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to St Julien sur Dheune
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of La Vie en Rose at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the village of St Julien sur Dheune. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

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A Panorama of Vineyards and Villages
Travel: St Julien sur Dheune to St Leger sur Dheune
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

The day begins with a morning cruise. Relax on deck with a cup of coffee and watch the scenery float by. This afternoon, your Tour Guide presents Chateau de Couches, a restored fortress once part of the defensive stronghold of the Duchy of Burgundy. After touring the flamboyant Gothic chapel and the network of underground cellars, take a drive to the Mountain of the Three Crosses, where a panorama of vineyards and villages spreads out before you. Return to La Vie en Rose and freshen up before enjoying dinner, in nearby Santenay, at your expense.

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Gourmet Day
Travel: St Leger sur Dheune to Santenay
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch surprise ashore

During this morning's sailing, visit Chef in the demonstration kitchen, or relax with a cup of coffee on deck. Then depart for the wine village of Mercurey for a winetasting with vintners who have known your Captain’s family for decades! After lunch ashore provided by your Chef, choose to experience a stroll in the vineyards, a visit to a goat farm, or a cheese sampling. A delightful evening of drinks and dinner awaits onboard.

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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Santenay to Chagny
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

Coffee and cruising is the best way to start the day in Southern Burgundy! Then drive through vineyards to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital. Visit the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century, and then enjoy lunch, at your expense, at a local bistro. After exploring the shops or lingering over a café in the town square, return to the barge for cocktail hour while Chef puts the finishing touches on tonight's delicious dinner.

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Family-Owned Chateau
Travel: Chagny to Fragnes
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

A morning cruise is the perfect time to explore the towpath with a brisk bicycle ride or leisurely stroll. Your Tour Guide then accompanies you to the Chateau de Rully, an estate which has been inhabited by the same family for generations. Meet the current owner, tour the grounds, and and enjoy a winetasting in the old kitchen of the Chateau. A toast to La Vie en Rose! Dinner this evening is taken ashore at a delightful auberge, at your expense.

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Mingle with Locals at the Market
Travel: Fragnes to Seurre
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, the lively town of Chalon-sur-Saône offers pleasurable insight into the authentic Burgundian lifestyle. Mingle with locals at the morning market while browsing a panoply of colorful produce, freshly baked pastries, and regionally produced cheeses. Return to the barge for a lazy afternoon cruise; then, join friends in the salon for cocktails and canapes before Chef presents tonight's sumptuous Farewell Feast.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Seurre
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

  • 36 Month Matured Comte Cheese Soufflé
  • Lyon Truffled Sausage with Steamed Potatoes
  • Chesses: Époisses de Bourgogne and Bleu de Bresses
  • Strawberry Salad with Black Pear and Olive Oil
  • 1 Lunch Ashore at Your Expense
  • Amuse Bouche
  • Celeriac Tarte Tatin with Endive and Hazelnuts
  • Filet of Charolais Beef in Salt Crust with Herbs
  • Cheeses: Chèvreton de Mâcon and Cîteaux
  • Valrhona Chocolate Cremeux
  • 2 Dinners Ashore at Your Expense
  • Mercurey 1er Cru, Domaine Meix-Foulot
  • Vosne Romané, La Croix Blanche, Domaine Chanzy
  • White Montagny 1er Cru, 2002
  • Hospice de Beaune Cuvee Nicolas Rolin
  • 2009 Santany 1er Cru, Domain Bachey Legros
  • Menetou Salon, Domaine de Chatenoy

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$24,000
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$21,500
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$19,600
Private Cruise for 2 guests-$16,500

2023 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

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, 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
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from a local meeting point
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All housemade meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines with lunches and dinners served onboard
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Transport to and from the cruise region
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price
  • 1 lunch and 2 dinners ashore at the guest’s expense

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

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