Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Accommodations
  • 126 ft long, with 6’6” – 6’9” ceiling height throughout
  • One upper deck cabin, 280 sq ft, with 6’9” ceiling height
  • Three lower deck cabins, all 260 sq ft, with 6’6” ceiling height
  • Choice of one king or two twin beds
  • Ensuite Bathroom with shower (one lower deck cabin has a shower and a tub)
  • Ample Storage space
  • Ample storage space in cabins
  • Sky-lit salon
  • Separate dining room
  • Deck with canopy
  • 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
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Bathrobe
Bathrobe
heated spa pool
heated spa pool
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets
Bicycles and helmets
Bicycles and helmets

Itineraries

Travel from Pontailler to St. Leger sur Dheune on the Saone River and Canal du Centre

Bicycling Opportunities:
Adequate 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Pontailler
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of Lilas at the designated meeting point. Relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the delightful port of Pontailler. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner. End your first evening counting the stars while relaxing in the delightful plunge pool!

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

Relax on the deck during this morning's cruise. Your Tour Guide accompanies you on an afternoon visit to Clos de Vougeot, revealing where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the esteemed wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin, who annually award special labels to the finest Cote d’Or vintages. Discover the preserved presses from which these Burgundian wines were first produced, then enjoy a private winetasting. Return to the Lilas for an evening of drinks and dinner.

Tuesday
Destination Dijontuesday image
Destination Dijon
Travel: St Jean de Losne to Verdun sur le Doubs
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

This morning, the town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the region's market, presents a panorama of colorful produce; mustard jars are cheerfully displayed in boutiques; and public gardens are vibrant with greenery and scenery. Shop, stroll, and sip your way through this small city brimming with authentic French life. Enjoy luncheon ashore at a lively cafe, and then return to the Lilas for an afternoon cruise. Aperitifs and appetizers are served onboard before tonight's delicious dinner.

Wednesday
Vines and Wineswednesday image
Vines and Wines
Travel: Verdun sur le Doubs to Franges
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

This morning's cruise includes the fascinating experience of moving from the Saone River to the Canal du Centre. This afternoon, enjoy a private walking tour of a 12th century medieval fortress in the village of Rully. The chateau's owner will guide you through his home sharing the intriguing history of his ancestors. Your insider’s experience continues in a preserved 15th century kitchen, where samples of the estate's wines are served. Tonight's dinner is taken ashore a charming local bistro. Bon appetit!

Thursday
The Best of Burgundy in Beaunethursday image
The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Franges Chagnto Chagny
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The adventures continue with a morning cruise. Laze on deck with a cup of coffee, or explore the towpath with a leisurely stroll or brisk bicycle ride. An afternoon drive through Burgundy's vineyards culminates in 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, then explore the pedestrian area's local boutiques and lively cafes. Return to the Lilas where Chef is putting the finishing touches on tonight's multi-course meal.

Friday
A Grape Time Was Had by Allfriday image
A Grape Time Was Had by All
Travel: Chagny to St Leger sur Dheune
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A final cruise this morning is the perfect time to traipse the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. In the afternoon, the Premier Crus of the Côte Chalonnaise are on full display during a tour and tasting at the Château de Chamirey. Here, you will swirl, sip, and savor the Premier Crus of rich reds and delicate whites from an extraordinary Burgundian vineyard, which has been privately owned by the same family since 1934. Back onboard, Chef is preparing a Farewell Feast for this evening's gala dinner.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from St. Leger sur Dheune
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back 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
  • New Roast Potatoes in Garlic olive oil and Rosemary
  • Tomatoes with Feta cheese and Olives
  • Smoked Chicken Salad with Kiwi, Blueberries, Grapefruit, Chives, Celery and Cucumber
  • Stuffed Gougeres with Sundried Tomatoes and Mozzerella
  • Cheese: Brie de Meaux
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Canapes
  • Foie gras Torchon with Fig Chutney
  • Demi Pintade, White Onion & Spinach Veloute, Boudin Noir, Dauphinoise
  • Assortment of French Cheeses
  • Chocolate Fondant
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Beaune 1er Cru 2008 ‘les chouacheux’ domaine chantal lescure
  • Bourgogne Epineuil 2007
  • Santenay Maladiere 1er Cru 2007 domaine prieur brunet
  • Montagny 1er Cru 2008 domaine montuchot
  • Bourgogne Aligote 2007
  • Chablis 1er Cru 2007 ‘beauroy’ domaine geoffroy

Rates & Dates

Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-1
May2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
June6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
July4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
August1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
September5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
October3-9, 10-16, 17-23

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return
  • 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
  • crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*Rates for this boat are quoted in Euros.

Lilas Route

Are you ready to experience “The Good Life”
in Southern Burgundy?

Plan Your Cruise