Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Cabins
  • 3 cabins with ensuite bathroom with shower
  • All with a choice of one Queen or two Twin beds
  • Cabin 1 – 120 sq ft
  • Cabin 2 – 103 sq ft
  • Cabin 3 – 103 sq ft
  • Cabin celing height is 6’8″
  • Bathroom ceiling height is 6’5″
Also in Each Cabin
  • Opening windows
  • Bedside Ipod dock with USB port
  • Reading lights
  • Hair dryer
  • Heated towel rack in bath
  • Rain shower head
  • 2 bathrobes
  • Safe
Public Area
  • 100 feet long
  • Open Demonstration Kitchen – Watch the chef create your menus!
  • Designer furniture
  • Panoramic-view windows throughout
  • Sound system with CD player and bluetooth access
  • Ipad
  • Board games
  • WiFi with limited access
Deck
  • Covered sundeck
  • Hot tub
  • 2 Anti-gravity lounge chairs
  • Banquette seating for 6
  • 6 touring bicycles

Itineraries

Travel from Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois on the Canal de Bourgogne

Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival at Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Dinner onboard

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

Monday
Discover an Authentic
Discover an Authentic "Domaine Bourguignon"
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's cruise is the perfect time to laze in the hot tub on deck, or take a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal on the towpath. This afternoon, enjoy a wine tour in the world-famous vineyards of the Cotes de Beaune during an escorted excursion to an authentic "Domaine Bourguignon". Discover a private wine cellar built in the 16th century by the Cistercien monks, and then sip, sample, and savor at a winetasting. Return to the Rendez-Vous and relax with drinks and dinner onboard.

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

Relax on deck and admire the beautiful scenery during this morning's cruise. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, the village perched atop the 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. Return to the barge and enjoy an evening stroll or bicycle ride on the towpath as Chef prepares tonight's dinner.

Wednesday
The Best of Burgundy in Beaunewednesday image
The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Moored in La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

Begin the day with a drive through the Cote d’Or vineyards to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a tour of the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse Beaune's lively pedestrian area, lined with shops and cafes. Enjoy lunch at a local bistro, and then attend a mustard tasting, where the methods of making this Burgundian treat are revealed. Return to Rendez-Vous for dinner and drinks.

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

As Rendez-Vous cruises this morning, explore the towpath with a tranquil traipse or gentle pedal. An afternoon visit to Clos de Vougeot reveals where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the 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. A private tasting at a local cellar follows. Chef presents dinner onboard.

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

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. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, while the towpath beckons for one last leisurely stroll or gentle pedal. Enjoy a final feast at 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 Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois on the Canal de Bourgogne

Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival at Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Dinner onboard

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

Monday
Discover an Authentic
Discover an Authentic "Domaine Bourguignon"
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's cruise is the perfect time to laze in the hot tub on deck, or take a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal on the towpath. This afternoon, enjoy a wine tour in the world-famous vineyards of the Cotes de Beaune during an escorted excursion to an authentic "Domaine Bourguignon". Discover a private wine cellar built in the 16th century by the Cistercian monks, and then sip, sample, and savor at a winetasting. Return to the Rendez-Vous and relax with drinks and dinner onboard.

Tuesday
Medieval Castle and Norges Country Club Golftuesday image
Medieval Castle and Norges Country Club Golf
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Admire the beautiful scenery during the morning cruise to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche. After lunch, the golfers will be chauffeured to Norges Country Club to play at their 18 hole course. The guide will accompany the non-golfers to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, perched atop the hill overlooking the canal. A tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Back onboard, take an evening stroll or a bicycle ride along the towpath as Chef prepares dinner.

Wednesday
The Best of Burgundy in Beaunewednesday image
The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Moored in La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore

Today begins with either a bicycle ride to Beaune, a 20-mile route, or ride with our vehicle. Upon arrival, your Tour Guide introduces Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved medieval hospital in use until the early 20th century. Afterwards, browse Beaune's lively pedestrian area, lined with shops and cafes. Enjoy lunch at a lively local bistro, and then tour and taste at the last family owned mustard factory in Beaune. Return to the Rendez-Vous and laze on in the hot tub or socialize in the salon. Chef presents dinner onboard.

Thursday
Iconic Vineyards and Golf de Beaune Levernoisthursday image
Iconic Vineyards and Golf de Beaune Levernois
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d’Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

As Rendez-Vous cruises this morning, explore the towpath on foot or by bicycle. After lunch, the golfers will be driven to Golf de Beaune Levernois, located deep in the wine country. Meanwhile, the non-golfers will be accompanied to visit Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin. Discover the preserved presses from which these Burgundian wines were first produced. A private tasting at a local cellar follows. Everyone is reunited onboard for dinner.

Friday
Dijon Market and Chateau de Chailly Golffriday image
Dijon Market and Chateau de Chailly Golf
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

The town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the region's food market, presents a panorama of colorful produce while public gardens are vibrant with greenery. Shop, stroll, and sip your way through this small city brimming with authentic French life. After lunch, the golfers will be chauffeured to Chateau de Chailly, an 18 hole parkland course with raised greens and a restored Medieval chateau as backdrop. Non-golfers will return to Rendez-Vous for an afternoon cruise. Enjoy a final feast at 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: 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.

Cruise from Vandenesse-en-Auxois to Fleurey-sur-Ouche on the Canal de Bourgogne.

Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival at Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Rendez-Vous at the designated meeting point, moored on the enchanting Canal de Bourgogne. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge moored nearby. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first of many gourmet dinners onboard.

Monday
Explore the Countryside on Two Wheels and Taste Winemonday image
Explore the Countryside on Two Wheels and Taste Wine
Travel: Vandenesse-en-Auxois to Pont D'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning the barge will begin her gentle journey along the canal. Guests can bicycle at their leisure, or simply laze on deck and admire the countryside vistas glide by. In the afternoon, guests can bicycle approximately 20 miles to Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet for an introduction to locally produced wines and, of course, a tasting. Return to the barge for cocktails and dinner.

Tuesday
Bicycling Adventures and a Romantic Medieval Chateautuesday image
Bicycling Adventures and a Romantic Medieval Chateau
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, enjoy breathtaking scenery during a customized bicycle tour through Burgundy's manicured trails and towpaths. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide introduces Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a hilltop village perched overlooking the canal. Chateauneuf's imposing position reflects 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. Return to the barge and join Chef in the open kitchen as he crafts tonight's dinner.

Wednesday
A Day Out in Captivating Beaune via Bicyclewednesday image
A Day Out in Captivating Beaune via Bicycle
Travel: Moored in La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast and dinner onboard, lunch ashore

The choice is yours: bicycle to Beaune, a 20-mile route, or ride with our vehicle. Upon
arrival, your Tour Guide introduces Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved
medieval hospital in use until the early 20th century. Enjoy lunch at a lively local bistro,
and then tour and taste at the last family owned mustard factory in Beaune. Browse the
town’s boutiques before returning to the barge for drinks and dinner.

Thursday
Pedal through Grand Cru Vineyardsthursday image
Pedal through Grand Cru Vineyards
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

As Rendez-Vous cruises this morning, meander through the rustic countryside by bicycle or on foot. This afternoon it's a once-in-a-lifetime cycling tour along the Côte de Nuits wine route. Visit Clos de Vougeot, where medieval monks once pressed freshly harvested grapes into the rich vintages still prized today. After winetasting, bicycle back to Rendez-Vous (or catch a ride with our vehicle) for cocktails and dinner.

Friday
Bicycle to Dijon and Join the Locals for Market Dayfriday image
Bicycle to Dijon and Join the Locals for Market Day
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

This morning guests bicycle to the vibrant town of Dijon via a lovely 17-mile route. Your Tour Guide will take you to the covered "Les Halles" market, where seasonal produce, artisan cheese, and handmade pastries are beautifully displayed. Ride back to the barge for your final cruise. Explore the towpath or villages, or just absorb the passing countryside. The Captain's Dinner ends your bicycling adventure in style!

Saturday
A Sad Farewellsaturday image
A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Fleury-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast on board

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

Please note: The services of the Barging and Bicycling Adventure include semi-customized cycling routes; detailed route maps; GPS devices; and the phone numbers to the crew. A barge vehicle can follow the bicyclers for assistance. Bikes onboard the Rendez-Vous are VTC Original 520 gris blue b’twin, 21 gears; the vessel carries 3 26 inch frame bikes and 3 28 inch frame bikes. For riders desiring more advanced bicycles, a rental may be arranged at the expense of the guest. 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
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Spiced Chevre Parcels on Fig and Grape Salad, Baby Roquette with Walnut Puree
  • Pan Roasted Charolais Beef Filet, Asparagus, Potato Croquette, Fresh Pea Puree
  • Cheeses: Brie du Meaux, St Maure, Fourme d’ambert
  • Lime Curd Tart with Pistachio Marscarpone, Minted Strawberries, and Gin Jello
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Saint Emilion Grand Cru Petit Corbin d’Espagne, 2011
  • Santenay Granieres 1er Cru, Domaine Capuano Ferreri, 2015
  • Mercurey “Chassière” 1er Cru, Domaine Narjoux, 2014
  • Chateauneuf du Pape, Chateau Mont Redon, 2009
  • Chablis Grand Cru “Bougros” Domaine du Colombier, 2015
  • Montagny 1er cru, 2013
  • Rosé de provence, Golf de Saint Tropez, 2017
  • Rully 1er Cru “Meix Caillet” Domaine de Suremain, 2015

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise (for up to 6 guests)-$31,500

2019 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular 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 & 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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