Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Four cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • All 270 sq feet with 6’7″ ceiling height
  • All with choice of one king or two twin beds
  • Brand new shower stall & full-size tub
Also in Each Cabin
  • Sitting area with desk
  • Bathrobes
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Safe
  • IPhone/Ipad/Ipod chargers
  • 8 B’Twin Elope bicycles 7 gears, mud guard, chair guard, bell Designed for moderate cycling
  • 8 adult sized bicycle helmets
Public Area
  • 128 Feet Long
  • 6’9″ – 7′ ceiling height
  • Salon & separate dining room
  • Top-quality furnishings
  • Picture windows throughout
  • Demonstration kitchenWatch the chef make pastas, desserts and more!
  • WIFI with limited availability
  • I-pad on board for passenger use and docking stations for i-phones
  • On Deck
  • Jacuzzi on deck

Itineraries

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

Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival at Plombieres-les-Dijon
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Prosperite at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the Prosperite, moored in the village of Plombieres-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
Discover the Wines of Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet!monday image
Discover the Wines of Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet!
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleury-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

This morning the Prosperite begins her journey with a lazy cruise. Relax on the deck and admire the beautiful Burgundian scenery, or explore the towpath with the gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, your Tour Guide accompanies you to the ancient cellars of Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet, undoubtedly one of the most renowned and iconic wine lover’s addresses in Burgundy. Sip, swirl and savor the white wines of this family-owned domaine. Return to the Prosperite for cocktail hour before Chef presents tonight's gourmet dinner.

Tuesday
The Best of Burgundy in Beaunetuesday image
The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise reveals more of the Burgundian countryside. Explore the area's flora and fauna along the towpath by bicycle or on foot. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a visit to the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the specialty shops and small boutiques, or enjoy a coffee in the town square. Return to the Prosperite and join Chef in the open kitchen as he puts the final touches on dinner.

Wednesday
Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castlewednesday image
Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castle
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Relax on the deck with a freshly brewed cup of coffee during today's morning cruise. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a village perched atop a hill overlooking the Canal. Chateauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Tonight, enjoy a gourmet dinner ashore at the Abbey de la Bussiere's award-winning gastronomic restaurant.

Thursday
The Iconic Vineyards of Burgundythursday image
The Iconic Vineyards of Burgundy
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Enjoy a tranquil traipse or gentle pedal on the towpath 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 it is back to Prosperite for another gourmet dinner.

Friday
Destination Dijonfriday image
Destination Dijon
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

This morning, the town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the region's food 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. This afternoon's cruise is to the final mooring at Vandenesse-en-Auxois. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal on the towpath before Chef presents the Captain’s Dinner.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Vandenesse-en-Auxois
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.

Travel from Plombieres-les-Dijon to Vandenesse-en-Auxios on the Canal de Bourgogne

Sunday
Welcome Aboard!sunday image
Welcome Aboard!
Travel: Arrival at Plombieres-les-Dijon
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Prosperite at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the Prosperite, moored in the village of Plombieres-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Monday
Discover the Wines of Domaine Prieur-Brunetmonday image
Discover the Wines of Domaine Prieur-Brunet
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleury-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning the Prosperite begins her journey with a lazy cruise to Pont d'Ouche. Relax on the deck and admire the beautiful Burgundian scenery. This afternoon's excursion is to the private cellars of the family owned Domaine Prieur-Brunet for a tour and tasting. This venue can trace its history back to 1804 when all the land in the region was confiscated from the church and sold to private interests. Swirl, sip, and savor the wines, known for their bold aromas and smooth finishes. Return to the Prosperite for cocktails and dinner.

Tuesday
Beautiful Beaune and Golf de Beaune Levernoistuesday image
Beautiful Beaune and Golf de Beaune Levernois
Travel: Travel: Fleury-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise La Bussière sur Ouche reveals more of the idyllic Burgundian countryside. After lunch, the golfers will be chauffeured Golf de Levernois Beaune, where numerous water hazards keep the 18 hole course challenging. The non-golfers will be accompanied to the charming town of Beaune, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the specialty shops and boutiques, or enjoy a coffee in the lively town square. Everyone returns to Prosperite for cocktails and dinner.

Wednesday
Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castlewednesday image
Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castle
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Relax on the deck and admire the scenery on a morning cruise to Gissey-sur-Ouche. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a village perched atop a hill overlooking the Canal. Châteauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Tonight, enjoy dinner ashore at the Abbey de la Bussiere's award-winning bistro.

Thursday
Iconic Vineyards, Golf Chateau de Chaillythursday image
Iconic Vineyards, Golf Chateau de Chailly
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise to Fleurey-sur-Ouche offers the perfect time for a tranquil traipse or gentle pedal on the towpath. After lunch, the golfers will be taken to Chateau de Chailly, an 18 hole parkland course with raised greens and a restored Medieval chateau as scenic backdrop. The Tour Guide will accompany the non-golfers to Clos de Vougeot where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. Discover the preserved presses from which these ancient wines were first produced and then enjoy a winetasting. Everyone relives the day back at Prospérité for another gourmet dinner.

Friday
Destination Dijon, Golf Norges Dijon Bourgogne Country Clubfriday image
Destination Dijon, Golf Norges Dijon Bourgogne Country Club
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

This morning, visit Dijon: "Les Halles”, the region's food 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. After lunch, the golfers will be chauffeured to the 18 hole Norges Dijon Bourgogne Country Club, while non-golfers relax during our cruise to the final mooring. The Captain’s dinner ends the cruise in style.

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

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

Please note: Tee times will be pre-booked and transfers between the barge and the courses provided. Golfers will pay directly to the courses for greens fees, club rental, and golf cart rental, as well as all personal expenses incurred. This is a sample itinerary which may change depending on the availability of the individual courses and will run in the opposite direction every other week.

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

Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival at Plombieres-les-Dijon
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Prosperite at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the Prosperite, moored in the village of Plombieres-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne (or soda!) welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard. Why not end the day with a dip in the hot tub?

Monday
Go Carting or Ziplining for Family Adventure!monday image
Go Carting or Ziplining for Family Adventure!
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleury-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Depart this morning for your first cruise through the tranquil countryside. Explore the towpath's flora and fauna with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. For more adventurous family members, an afternoon at your pre-arranged ziplining adventure awaits, or, perhaps a spontaneous afternoon of go-karting sounds exciting. Those who wish to discover the world of Burgundy's iconic grapes will enjoy a guided tour of Clos de Vougeout, where Cistercian monks first made wine in the 12th century. Back onboard, the family reunites for a delicious dinner.

Tuesday
Destination Dijontuesday image
Destination Dijon
Travel: Fleury-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, the town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the region's food market, presents a panorama of colorful produce; mustard jars are cheerfully displayed in boutiques; and public gardens are vibrant with greenery and scenery. Sip, shop, and stroll in this small city brimming with authentic French life. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Perhaps the smallest passengers would like to visit the Captain's wheelhouse and help steer the boat! Tonight, Chef serves a wonderful dinner.

Wednesday
Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castlewednesday image
Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castle
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Relax on deck during a morning cruise and admire the scenery gently slipping by. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a village perched atop a hill overlooking the Canal. Châteauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Tonight, savor a multi-course dinner ashore at the Abbey de la Bussiere's award-winning gastronomic restaurant.

Thursday
The Best of Burgundy in Beaunethursday image
The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d’Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise reveals more of the beautiful Burgundian countryside. Laze on the hot tub, join Chef in the open kitchen, or explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot. This afternoon, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the specialty shops and small boutiques, or enjoy a coffee in the town square. Return to the Prosperite for an evening of cocktails and dinner.

Friday
Fighter Jets Lined Up in a Vineyard!friday image
Fighter Jets Lined Up in a Vineyard!
Travel: Pont d’Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Your final cruise takes Prosperite deeper into the Ouche Valley. Socialize in the salon with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, or join Chef in his open kitchen for an informal cooking demonstration. This afternoon, visit the eccentric and exciting Chateau of Savigny-le-Beaune, where the owner has spent a lifetime amassing incredible private collections of fighter jets, race cars, and thousands of model airplanes. An unexpected local treasure in rural France! Return to Prosperite for the Captain’s Dinner, ending your family cruise in style.

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Vandenesse-en-Auxois
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
  • Whole Baked Salmon in Salt, Buerre Blanc Sauce
  • Salad of Carrot & Coriander
  • Haricot Vert
  • Blueberry and Pistachio Clafoutis with Vanilla bean ice cream
  • Cheeses: Emmental, Morbier, and Valencay
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Young Asparagus, Avocado, and Quail Egg with Parmesan Tuiles and Truffle Dressing
  • Lamb Wellingtons, Baby Spring Vegetables, and Slices of Braised Lamb Poitrine
  • Cheeses: Tomme de Savoie, Saint-Felicien, and Langres
  • Orange and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Vanilla-Poached Rhubarb Crumbles and Basil Sorbet
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Wine
  • Chablis Grand Cru ‘Bougros’ 2012
  • Sancerre Henri Bourgois 2013
  • Sauvignon de Saint Bris 2012
  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Bon Batons 2009
  • Brouilly Château La Chaize 2013
  • Châteauneuf du Pape Château Mont Redon 2007

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise (for up to 8 guests)$54,000$60,000

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5
May6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
June3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
July1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
August5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
September2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
October7-13, 14-20, 21-27

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 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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