Accommodations & Amenities View Deck Plan

  • 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
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Fire Pit
Fire Pit
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets


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

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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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 the 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.

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Discover the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
Travel: Escommes to Chateauneuf en Auxois
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise is completed at the foot of the region’s iconic castle, the beautiful Chateauneuf en Auxois. Your Tour Guide will then chauffeur you to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Abbaye de Fontenay, which was founded by St. Bernard in 1118. Fontenay allows for an exceptional glimpse of a devoutly religious life. Return to the barge where Chef Dawn welcomes guests into her open kitchen for a cooking demonstration. Drinks and dinner onboard.

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Architectural Adventure
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. Chateauneuf's imposing hilltop position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. Tour the chateau, to discover architectural details and timeworn relics speaking to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. An afternoon cruise provides the perfect opportunity to explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot. Enjoy another gourmet dinner onboard.

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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to Veuvey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast and dinner onboard; lunch ashore

This morning, your Tour Guide escorts you to the charming town of Beaune, for a visit to the Hospice de Beaune, a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the boutiques and galleries lining the pedestrian area, or enjoy a coffee in the lively town square. Today's luncheon is enjoyed ashore at a local auberge, followed by a private wine tasting. Your Tour Guide will chauffeur you back to Saroche for another cooking demonstration in Chef Dawn's kitchen. Cocktails and dinner await.

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

A morning cruise begins the day, offering time for a tranquil traipse or gentle pedal on the towpath. In the afternoon, your Tour Guide takes you to Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. A winetasting in the vineyards follows. Guests are then treated to a hunt and tasting at a local truffle farm, followed by cocktail hour ashore at Abbey de la Bussiere, a former Cistercian monastery now home to a lovely hotel. Back on the Saroche, Chef Dawn presents dinner aboard.

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

This morning, the town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the covered food market, presents colorful produce; jars of mustard are displayed in boutiques; and public spaces beckon with greenery and scenery. Shop, sip, and stroll through this charming town brimming with authentic French life. Your Tour Guide returns you to Saroche for an afternoon cruise. Relax on deck, or visit Chef Dawn in her kitchen for a final cooking lesson. A celebratory cocktail hour and Captain’s Dinner ends the evening in style.

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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 1999 Santany 1er Cru, Domain Bachey Legros
  • Chilled Dry Reisling
  • White Montagny 1er Cru, 2002
  • Hospice de Beaune Cuvee Nicolas Rolin
  • 2009 Santany 1er Cru, Domain Bachey Legros
  • 2012 Paul Kubler Grand Cru Zinnkoepfle Pinot Gris

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Cruise for 6 guests-$39,000
Private Cruise for 5 guests-$34,000
Private Cruise for 4 guests-$30,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$7,000
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$3,000

2021 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

May2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5
June6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3
July4-10, 11-17, 18-24

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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