Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

Cabins
  • 128 ft long, with 6’8” – 8’8” ceiling height throughout
  • 3 cabins, all 190 sq ft, with 6’8” ceiling height
  • Choice of Queen or two twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Ample storage in cabins
Public Area
  • Salon and dining room
  • Wood burning fireplace in the salon
  • Deck with canopy or umbrellas
  • 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
Bicycles
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Bathrobe
Bathrobe
Safe
Safe
Fire Pit
Fire Pit
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets

Itineraries

Travel from Escommes to Gissey-sur-Ouche on the Canal de Bourgonge

Bicycling Opportunities:
Excellent 
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
Sunday
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Escommes
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of Saroche at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in Escommes. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.

Monday
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Sip Wine and Taste Cheese
Travel: Escommes to Chateauneuf en Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning’s cruise takes Saroche down a flight of locks to a unique mooring at the foot of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a village perched high over the canal. Tour Guide Jason then chauffeurs you to winetasting in the charming village of Saint Roman, followed by a visit to a goat cheese producer. Back onboard, Chef Dawn gives a demonstration of souffle making. Dinner and digestifs complete the day.

Tuesday
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Discover One of France’s Prettiest Villages
Travel: Chateuneuf en Auxois to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's excursion is to the village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois. This charming hamlet is home to artists, potters, sculptures and weavers. After a private tour of the Chateau, there’s time to explore the shops and appreciate the ancient mansions lining the cobblestoned streets. An afternoon cruise provides the perfect opportunity to join Captain Jason in his wheelhouse, socialize in the salon, or explore the towpath by bicycle: the choice is always yours! Enjoy this evening's gourmet dinner onboard.

Wednesday
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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Moored for the day in Pont d’Ouche
Meals: Breakfast and dinner onboard; lunch ashore

This morning, Tour Guide Jason presents Beaune, where your visit begins at Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Today's luncheon is enjoyed ashore at a charming bistro, followed by a special winetasting at Patriarche, where Jason, a trained sommelier, is a friend of the cellar master. Return to the Saroche for an enchanting evening of drinks and dinner.

Thursday
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A Grape Time Was Had By All
Travel: Pont d’Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise through divine scenery begins the day. Traipse the towpath with a brisk stroll or leisurely bicycle ride. This afternoon, Tour Guide Jason introduces Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. Explore the preserved presses from which these iconic wines were produced, then enjoy a winetasting hosted by Jason who reveals the idiosyncrasies of French vinification. Tonight, Chef Dawn presents an indulgent dinner onboard.

Friday
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Destination Dijon
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Begin the day touring in the Medieval core of this enticing city. There is time to browse one of the best markets in France, pick up last minute gifts at the famed mustard shop, or sip a coffee in one of Dijon’s many cafes. Return to the Saroche for an afternoon cruise to Gissey, a classic French village that has been Jason and Dawn’s home for many years. Tonight’s Farewell Feast, accompanied by Grand Cru wines and many memories, ends your cruise in style.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Gissey-sur-Ouche
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.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Salad of Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and Olive Oil
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Red Fruits of the Forest Marinated in Creme de Cassis Creme Fraiche
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Roasted Red Peppers with Tapenade
  • Roasted Leg of Lamb Studded with Garlic and Rosemary, Gratine Dauphinoise, Port Jus and Seasonal Vegetables
  • Cheeses: Delice de Pommard, Regal du Bougogne, Camembert
  • Chocolate Fondant with Cream Anglaise
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Grand Cru Cotton 2014 Domaine Fatien
  • Hospice du Beaune 2008 Pommard Les Dames du Charité
  • Grand Cru Echezeau 2005 Patriarche Père et Fils
  • Mersault 1er Cru Les Charm Domaine Mucluski 2017
  • Camuzet Nuit Saint George 2015 1er Cru le Saint George

Rates & Dates

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$39,000
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$34,000
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$32,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$7,000
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$3,000

2023 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

Month
Days
April30-6
May7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
June4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-1
July2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
August6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-2
September3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
October1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-4

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Paris
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard and ashore from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served with lunches and dinners both onboard and ashore
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the fire pit
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted

Accommodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$43,500
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$38,000
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$35,000
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