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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Private Chauffeured Transfer from Paris to the Barge
Travel: Paris 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 Auxerre. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first dinner ashore.

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

A morning cruise to Lucy-sur -Yonne provides the perfect opportunity for a gentle pedal or a leisurely stroll. Today's excursion is to the hilltop town of Vézelay, one of Burgundy’s most beloved treasures. Both Vezelay and its 11th century Romanesque Basilica of St Magdalene are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites; Vézelay Abbey was also a major 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, enjoy another dinner ashore.

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

Your day begins with a leisurely cruise to the petite hamlet of Mailly-le-Chateau. Mooring beneath the stunning cliffs of Le Saussois, active guests can hike up to the top for a vast view of the surrounding countryside. Your Tour Guide will then chauffeur you to Grottes d’Arcy-sur-Cure, an illuminated labyrinth of ancient caves. Here, a guided tour deep within the cave reveals carefully preserved Paleolithic paintings from 28,000 years ago. After the visit, return to the barge to freshen up. Then, enjoy your dinner ashore.

Wednesday
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Shop and Dine Locally
Travel: Mailly le Chateau to Accolay
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Today Randle glides to the village of Accolay. 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, residents are proud that Noyers has been officially 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 the afternoon, and tonight’s dinner venue is once again ashore.

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

During your morning cruise to Vincelles, join Captain Tim in the wheelhouse, or explore the towpath by bicycle or foot. Your Tour Guide escorts you to area wineries, where the pampered grapes grown here 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. Return to the Randle after this delightful day in wine country, and then enjoy another dinner ashore.

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

Your final cruise docks at the quay in Auxerre. As the Randle glides along, enjoy a last relaxed 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 on board in the afternoon, and then a celebratory dinner at a bistro ashore completes your cruise.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Paris
Meals: Breakfast onboard

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

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

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
  • All 6 Dinners Ashore at the Guest’s Expense
Wine
  • Chateauneuf du Pape, 2009
  • Domaine Felix, Irancy, 2009
  • Le Clos du Chateau, Tonnerre, 2008
  • Saint Emillion, 2009
  • Crémant de Bourgogne Brut
  • GH Mumm Champagne

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise (for up to 4 guests)$10,500$13,151

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
April1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
May6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
June3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
July1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-3
August5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
September2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
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 and return
  • daily breakfast and lunch onboard
  • all wines with lunches
  • open bar on board
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • all 6 dinners during the cruise at local restaurants are at the guest’s 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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