Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Two cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • Master cabin – 100 sq feet, queen bed
  • Guest cabin – 80 sq feet, twin bunk beds
Also in Each Cabin
  • Opening skylights
  • Individual climate control
Public Area
  • Brass & hardwood fixtures, marble & granite tops
  • Central heating & air
  • MP3 player & WIFI with limited availability
Deck & Wheelhouse
  • 70 Feet Long
  • Wheelhouse with comfortable seating for 6
  • New for 2016 – Satellite TV/DVD in a hidden compartment in the wheelhouse
  • 4 bicycles 2 Dawes Classic with 3 speeds – one women’s, one men’s 2 Rock Rider mountain bikes with 21 speeds

Itineraries

Travel from Clamecy to Auxerre on the Canal du Nivernais

Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Chevroches
Meals: Dinner ashore

In the afternoon, you will be met by a Randle crew member at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the Randle, moored in the town of Chevroches. A traditional Champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you. Visit the nearby town of Clamecy and stroll through the cobblestoned streets before tonight's dinner, taken ashore at Hostellerie de le Poste, at your expense.

Monday
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The Inspiration for Pilgrims
Travel: Chevroches to Lucy-sur-Yonne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise provides the perfect opportunity to explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or a leisurely stroll. Today's excursion is to the hilltop town of Vezelay, one of Burgundy’s beloved treasures. Both Vezelay and its 11th century Romanesque Basilica of St Magdalene are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites; Vezelay Abbey was also a starting point for pilgrims on the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela. After your tour, browse the village's shops and boutiques. Tonight's gourmet dinner is served onboard.

Tuesday
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Ancient Cave Paintings Come Alive
Travel: Lucy-sur-Yonne to Mailly-la-Ville
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Your day begins with a leisurely cruise, mooring beneath the stunning cliffs of Le Saussois. Active guests can hike up to the top for am expansive view of the surrounding countryside. Your Tour Guide will then chauffeur you to Grottes d’Arcy-sur-Cure, an illuminated labyrinth of ancient caves. A guided tour deep within the cave reveals carefully preserved Paleolithic paintings from 28,000 years ago. Return to the barge to freshen up. Enjoy your dinner ashore, at your expense, at the nearby l'étape-des-Gourmets or Chateau Vault-de-Lugny.

Wednesday
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Shop and Dine Locally
Travel: Mailly-la-Ville to Accolay
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

This morning, your Tour Guide accompanies you on a morning visit to a local market in the medieval village of Noyers. A study of modern life thriving within 15th century medieval architecture, Noyers has been designated as one of the prettiest towns in France. Taste locally made cheese, discover the old ramparts, and admire the intact half-timbered buildings. Return to the Randle for lunch, and an afternoon cruise. Tonight’s dinner, at your expense, is enjoyed at the nearby Hostellerie de la Fontaine.

Thursday
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Pampered Grapes, an Iconic Wine
Travel: Accolay to Vincelles
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

During your morning cruise, relax in the Randle's petite foredeck, or explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot. Your Tour Guide escorts you today to area vineyards, where the grapes exclusively produce the white wine so treasured by oenophiles. Visit Irancy, Chitry, and/or Chablis to taste these iconic vintages. Grand Cru samplings can also be arranged, or sip the local sparkling wine, Cremant de Bourgogne. Tonight, enjoy dinner ashore, at your expense, at the nearby restaurant Auberge-les-Tilleuls.

Friday
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Shop and sightsee in historic Auxerre
Travel: Vincelles to Auxerre
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

As the Randle glides along during this morning's cruise, enjoy a leisurely walk or a gentle pedal on the towpath. Located on the banks of the River Yonne, Auxerre was first settled by the Romans, and boasts a Cathedral, an Abbey, and a Church. Known for intact Medieval buildings, this is the ideal place to stroll along cobblestoned streets, browse the boutiques, or enjoy a cafe in the town square. Relax onboard in the afternoon. A celebratory dinner at La P’tite Beusaude, at your expense, completes your cruise.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Auxerre
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. Route direction may alternate depending on previous direction run. Evening dining may be supplemented with an equal restaurant should for any unforeseen circumstance our chosen restaurant be unavailable.

Travel from Clamecy to Auxerre on the Canal du Nivernais

Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Clamecy
Meals: Dinner ashore

In the afternoon, you will be met by a Randle crew member at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the Randle, moored in the town of Clamecy. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first dinner ashore. Choose from a selection of wonderful restaurants just a short stroll from Randle's mooring.

Monday
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All Day Cruise through Burgundy’s Paradise
Travel: Clamecy to Mailly-la-Ville
Meals: Breakfast and lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Enjoy an all day cruise through the Burgundy countryside, stopping at the classic villages of Lucy-sur-Yonne and Le-Roches-Saussois en route. Stroll or cycle along the towpath, relax on deck, or take the electric motorboat up the smaller branches of the river. This evening, you will be chauffeured to the elegant dinner venue of Chateau Vault de Lugny, a 17th century chateau offering a fine dining experience.

Tuesday
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Golf at Chateau de Chailly
Travel: Moored at Mailly-la-Ville
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

After breakfast onboard, your Tour Guide will take you on a one hour drive to the magnificent Chateau de Chailly for golf and lunch. Play 18 holes all afternoon on this majestic par 72 course set in the manicured grounds of the chateau’s beautiful parklands, surrounded by Burgundy's rustic vistas. Return to the Randle for cocktails and a gourmet dinner onboard prepared by Chef Gael, paired perfectly with Premier Cru wines of the region.

Wednesday
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Shop and Dine Locally
Travel: Mailly-la-Ville to Accolay
Meals: Breakfast and lunch onboard, dinner ashore

After a morning cruise, your Tour Guide will accompany you to a market in the medieval village of Noyers. A study of modern life thriving within 15th century architecture, Noyers is considered one of France's prettiest towns. Taste artisan cheese, discover the village’s old ramparts, and admire the intact half-timbered buildings. This evening, dinner is ashore at the stately Hostellerie de la Poste, which has a lovely restaurant in what were the former stables of this ancient post house. After dinner, you will be chauffeured back to the Randle to retire for the evening.

Thursday
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Golf at Domaine du Roncemay
Travel: Accolay to Vincelles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

While the Randle cruises this morning, enjoy a bike ride along the towpath, or simply laze on deck to admire the scenery. After lunch, your Tour Guide will take you on a 40-minute drive to Roncemay, an 18-hole golf course within the manicured grounds a luxury domaine hotel. The course is spread out through forests, woods, and lush plateaus. Afterwards, your Tour Guide will chauffer you back to the Randle, where cocktails await, along with a gourmet dinner paired with the region’s Premier Cru wines.

Friday
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Winetasting in Chablis, Historic Auxerre
Travel: Vincelles to Auxerre
Meals: Breakfast and lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Today, your Tour Guide will accompany you to the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis, followed by a special tasting in the village. Back onboard, the last cruise of the holiday ends in Auxerre, located on the banks of the River Yonne. Auxerre is known for intact Medieval buildings and is the ideal for strolling along cobblestoned streets, browsing boutiques, or enjoying a cafe in the square. What better way to cap the week than dinner at the Michelin starred L’Aspertule, which is a short walk from the mooring.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Auxerre
Meals: Breakfast onboard

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

Pricing supplement of $2,200 to the classic half-board cruise rate.
Included: All breakfasts, five lunches and two dinners aboard the Randle; Greens fees, club rental, golf cart hire and lunch at Chateau-de-Chailly; Greens fees, club rental and golf cart hire at Roncemay; transfers between both courses and the barge.
Not Included: Four dinners on shore at the expense of the guest

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Red Onion Tarte Tatin
  • Pan-Fried Trout with Rosti Potato Cakes
  • Cheeses: Morbier and Delice de Bourgogne
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
Dinner
  • 1 Dinners on Board is Included in the Cruise Rate
  • 5 Dinners Ashore are at the Guest Expense
Wine
  • Santenay Maladiere 1st cru, 2014
  • Moulin de Chasserat 2009
  • Saint Emillion Grand Cru
  • Sancerre 2015
  • Chablis 1st Cru 2015
  • Moët & Chandon

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
High Season
Private Cruise (for up to 4 guests)$12,589$13,995$15,766

2019 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season
Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season
Blue Bold Dates = High 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 from Paris to the barge and return
  • daily breakfast and lunch on-board
  • 1 dinner on board
  • all wines with lunches
  • open bar on board
  • daily escorted excursions and use of on-board bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • 5 dinners ashore are at the guests expense (Captain Tim will make reservations and provide transportation)
  • 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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