Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • 3 cabins All 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
  • In the Public Spaces
  • Open Demonstration KitchenWatch the chef create your menus!
  • Designer furniture
  • Panoramic-view windows throughout
  • The dining room table seats six
  • Sound system with CD playerBluetooth access allows phone to connect and play music from one’s phone
  • Ipad
  • Board games
  • WiFi with limited access
Deck
  • 100 Feet Long
  • Covered sundeck
  • Hot tub
  • 2 Anti-gravity lounge chairs
  • Banquette seating for 6
  • 6 touring bicycles

Itineraries

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

Sunday
Private Chauffeured Transfer from Paris to Rendez-Voussunday image
Private Chauffeured Transfer from Paris to Rendez-Vous
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 Vandenesse-en-Auxois. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

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
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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 a cruise to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, the village perched atop the 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 an evening stroll or bicycle ride along the towpath as Chef prepares dinner.

Wednesday
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The Best of Burgundy of 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
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The Iconic Vineyards of Burgundy
Travel: La- Bussiere- sur Ouche to Pont d’Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner ashore

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 Côte 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
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Destination Dijon
Travel: Pont d’Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner ashore

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 Fleurey-sur-Ouche, while the towpath beckons for one last leisurely stroll or gentle pedal. Enjoy a final feast at the Captain's Dinner.

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

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back 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
  • 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
  • Sauvignon de Saint Bris 2012
  • Sancerre Henri Bourgois 2013
  • Graves 2009
  • Nuits St Georges 1er cru ‘Les Damodes’ 2004
  • Fixin 2011
  • Pouilly Fuisée 2012

Rates & Dates

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

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 & 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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