Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Accommodations
  • 100 ft long, with 6’3”- 6’5” ceiling heights throughout
  • 3 cabins ranging from 100-120 sq ft
  • Cabin 1 is 120 sq ft, with 6’5” ceiling height
  • Cabins 2 and 3 are 100 sq ft, with 6’5” ceiling height
  • Choice of queen or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathrooms with shower
  • Adequate storage in cabins
  • Salon and dining room
  • Demonstration kitchen – watch your chef prepare gourmet cuisine
  • Deck with canopy
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Amenities
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Bathrobe
Bathrobe
Safe
Safe
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets

Itineraries

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

Bicycling Opportunities:
Excellent 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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 Rendez-Vous at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured in our immaculate vehicle to the Rendez-Vous, moored in the tiny village of Plombieres-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

Monday
It's All Yours: A Private Chateau Experiencemonday image
It's All Yours: A Private Chateau Experience
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Your luxurious journey begins with a lazy morning cruise. Relax on deck in the hot tub, or explore the waterside towpath with a gentle stroll or leisurely bicycle ride. This afternoon, your Tour Guide presents an insider’s visit to Chateau d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy. After being personally welcomed by the castle's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, take a tour of the beautiful grounds and then savor a taste of the housemade gourmet specialties. Return to the Rendez-Vous for drinks and dinner onboard.

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

A morning cruise through pastoral countryside is the perfect time to sip a cup of coffee on deck. This afternoon, exploring the urbane town of Dijon offers a pleasurable excursion ashore. Preserved palaces and beautiful churches recalling the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy vie for attention with specialty boutiques, small cafes, and serene gardens. Shop, sip, and stroll your way through this small city brimming with authentic Burgundian life. Return to the Rendez-Vous for cocktail hour as Chef prepares tonight’s dinner.

Wednesday
Private Tour of Hospice de Beaunewednesday image
Private Tour of Hospice de Beaune
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Bon matin! Begin the day with a leisurely morning cruise. Visit your Captain in his wheelhouse, or join Chef in the open kitchen for an informal culinary demonstration. In the afternoon, a drive in your private vehicle through the Cote d’Or vineyards culminates in the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital. Your Tour Guide will accompany you through the Hospice de Beaune, a prestigiously preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Return to the barge where Chef is putting the final touches on tonight's dinner party.

Thursday
Exclusive Family-Owned Vineyard thursday image
Exclusive Family-Owned Vineyard
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Cheers to Southern Burgundy! A morning visit to a boutique winery begins your gourmet day. Domaine Amiot-Servelle, a family-owned producer of Premier Cru vintages, makes wine exclusively with organically-farmed grapes. Amble amidst the vineyards as the secrets of growing the French fruit are revealed, then enjoy a hosted winetasting. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise before your dinner ashore at the Abbaye de la Bussiere, an ancient Cistercian abbey now converted to a luxury inn with an award-winning gourmet bistro.

Friday
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canalfriday image
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canal
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Revel in the ambiance of the tranquil countryside during the final cruise this morning. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a castle overlooking the Canal. A walking tour through the Chateau reveals the architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Then it’s back to Rendez-Vous to socialize with a final sunset cocktail before Chef presents a candlelit multi-course Captain’s Dinner, culminating your private luxury barge 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.

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

Bicycling Opportunities:
Excellent 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)

CREATE A CUSTOM FAMILY CRUISE ITINERARY AND REPLACE A MAXIMUM OF 4 OF THE EXCURSIONS WITH YOUR PREFERRED FAMILY ACTIVITIES FROM THE LIST BELOW.

Due to their nature, some activities carry a supplement and must be booked directly with the provider. All activities are subject to availability.
Please contact your Cruise Coordinator to discuss your requirements.

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES CAN BE INCLUDED IN YOUR CRUISE FARE WITHOUT SUPPLEMENT AND CAN USUALLY BE ARRANGED ON-BOARD DIRECT WITH THE CAPTAIN:

Archery · Bowling · Go-karting · Kayaking · Paint ball ·  Swimming at a beach on the lake · Tennis · Zip-line & Tree Climbing

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES CARRY A SUPPLEMENT PAYABLE DIRECT TO THE PROVIDER WHOSE INDIVIDUAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY:

Horseback riding · Hot air ballooning
Sunday
Welcome Aboardsunday image
Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Plombieres-les-Dijon
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
Private Chateau Experiencemonday image
Private Chateau Experience
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Your luxurious journey begins with a lazy morning cruise. Relax on deck in the hot tub, or explore the waterside towpath with a gentle stroll or leisurely bicycle ride. This afternoon, your Tour Guide presents an insider’s visit to Chateau d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy. After being personally welcomed by the castle's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, take a tour of the beautiful grounds and then savor a taste of the housemade gourmet specialties. Return to the Rendez-Vous for drinks and dinner onboard.

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

A morning cruise through pastoral countryside is the perfect time to sip a cup of coffee on deck. This afternoon, exploring the urbane town of Dijon offers a pleasurable excursion ashore. Preserved palaces and beautiful churches recalling the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy vie for attention with specialty boutiques, small cafes, and serene gardens. Shop, sip, and stroll your way through this small city brimming with authentic Burgundian life. Return to the Rendez-Vous for cocktail hour as Chef prepares tonight’s dinner.

Wednesday
Private tour of Hospice de Beaunewednesday image
Private tour of Hospice de Beaune
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Bon matin! Begin the day with a leisurely morning cruise. Visit your Captain in his wheelhouse, or join Chef in the open kitchen for an informal culinary demonstration. In the afternoon, a drive in your private vehicle through the Cote d’Or vineyards culminates in the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital. Your Tour Guide will accompany you through the Hospice de Beaune, a prestigiously preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Return to the barge where Chef is putting the final touches on tonight's dinner party.

Thursday
Exclusive Family-Owned Vineyardthursday image
Exclusive Family-Owned Vineyard
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Cheers to Southern Burgundy! A morning visit to a boutique winery begins your gourmet day. Domaine Amiot-Servelle, a family-owned producer of Premier Cru vintages, makes wine exclusively with organically-farmed grapes. Amble amidst the vineyards as the secrets of growing the French fruit are revealed, then enjoy a hosted winetasting. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise before your dinner ashore at the Abbaye de la Bussiere, an ancient Cistercian abbey now converted to a luxury inn with an award-winning gourmet bistro.

Friday
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canalfriday image
Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canal
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse en Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

Revel in the ambiance of the tranquil countryside during the final cruise this morning. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a castle overlooking the Canal. A walking tour through the Chateau reveals the architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Then it’s back to Rendez-vous to socialize with a final sunset cocktail before Chef presents a candlelit multi-course Captain’s Dinner, culminating your private luxury barge 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. Cruise will run in reverse direction on opposite weeks.

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

Bicycling Opportunities:
Excellent 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)

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.

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

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

Bicycling Opportunities:
Excellent 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)

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.

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
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Admire the beautiful scenery during the morning cruise to La Bussiere. 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: La Bussiere to Pont d'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: Pont d’Ouche to Vandenesse en Auxois
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: Vandenesse en Auxois to Escommes
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 Escommes
Meals: Breakfast onboard

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

Please note: 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.

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, 2016
  • Santenay “Comme” 1er Cru, Domaine Capuano Ferreri 2017
  • Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Damodes, Domaine Richard Manière, 2017
  • Chassagne Montrachet “Clos Devant” Domaine Lequin Colin, 2018
  • Chablis Grand Cru “Bougros” Domaine du Colombier, 2017
  • Montagny 1er cru, 2017
  • Rosé Petite Note Bleue Vignerons de St Tropez, 2019
  • Rully 1er Cru “Meix Caillet” Domaine de Suremain, 2017
  • Sancerre “Pierris” Domaine Champault, 2018

Rates & Dates

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

2021 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April18-24, 25-1
May2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
June6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
July4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
August1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4
September5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2
October3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30

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
  • 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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