Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 131 ft long, with 6’5” to 7’ ceiling height throughout
  • 3 cabins, 1 and 2 with 6’95” ceiling height, 3 with 7’21” ceiling height
  • Cabin 1 and 2, 130 sq ft, choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • Cabin 3, 160 sq ft, choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathrooms with shower
  • Limited storage space in cabins
  • Salon and dining room
  • Deck with canopy
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
  • “La Plancha” Barbecue on main deck
  • 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
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets


Travel from Plombières-les-Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxois on the Canal de Bourgogne

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Plombières-les-Dijon
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Magnolia at the designated meeting point in Paris or Geneva. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge moored in Plombières-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to owners Nicolas and Magali and the crew awaits you. Then enjoy your first gourmet dinner onboard.

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Truffle Hunting + Truffle Lunch = Truffle Passion!
Travel: Plombières-les-Dijon to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard; lunch ashore

This morning, your Tour Guide escorts you to l’Or des Valois, a local truffle farm. Meet the hunters -- and their adorable canine companions! -- for whom truffle hunting is their passion. Discover the secrets to finding this “black gold,” and then enjoy a gourmet luncheon featuring delectable recipes made with truffles. Return to Magnolia for a leisurely afternoon cruise. Relive this delicious day at cocktail hour followed by another gourmet dinner onboard.

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Vines and Wines
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Lock 34
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

The journey continues with a morning cruise. Relax in the hot tub, explore the countryside by bicycle, or take a walk along the towpath: The choice is always yours. This afternoon your Tour Guide presents the petite village of Chambole Musigny, known for its production of Pinot Noir red wines. Taste these prestigious vintages, then enjoy a drive through the surrounding vineyards. Dinner tonight at Lock 34, an authentic lock house transformed into a welcoming auberge, is a special experience!

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Shop with Chef at Market
Travel: Lock 34 to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard; lunch ashore

The town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. After a walking tour of the Medieval city core, mingle with the locals as you shop with Chef at "Les Halles,” a lively food market. Enjoy lunch right in the market, then return to Magnolia for an afternoon cruise. Now is the time to explore the passing countryside by bicycle or simply relax on deck. Relive this pleasurable day over cocktails and dinners onboard.

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Burgundy’s Best in Beaune
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard; dinner ashore

Experience gorgeous scenes as Magnolia cruises deeper into the Ouche Valley. After lunch, a visit to the charming town of Beaune reveals Hospice de Beaune, a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterward, browse the adorable shops in the pedestrian zone or enjoy a café in the town square. Tonight’s dinner is one of the highlights of the cruise, as guests will be treated to a Burgundian feast in the charming country home of Magali's parents, Alain and Joelle.

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Chateau Perched High over the Canal
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard; lunch ashore

This morning your Tour Guide presents Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, an ancient hilltop village overlooking the canal. A tour of the chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. After lunch in the village, return to the barge for an afternoon cruise. While you relax, Chef is busy preparing the Captain’s Dinner, which ends your cruise in style.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop-off point in Paris or Geneva.

Gourmet Dining

  • Couscous Salad with Plancha-Roasted Market Vegetables
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Cheeses: Valençay and Comte
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 3 Lunches Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
  • Quail Eggs and Asparagus with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Filet of Charolais with Gratin Dauphinois
  • Cheeses: Morbier, Délice de Bourgogne, Bleu des Causses
  • White Chocolate Mousse Cake with Strawberry and Basil
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 2 Dinners Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
  • Montagny Blanc 1er cru, 2019
  • St Veran Blanc, 2019
  • Gevrey Chambertin Rouge, 2018
  • Savigny les Beaune
  • Haute Côtes de Nuits
  • Saint-Romain

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$39,000
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$34,500
Private Cruise for up to 4 guests-$28,800

2025 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

April5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
May3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6
June7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
July5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
August2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
September6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
October4-10, 11-17

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Paris
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All onboard and onshore meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast the last morning
  • All wines with lunches and dinners served onboard
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and a hot tub
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

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

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