Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Three cabins all 190 sq ft
  • Ensuite bath with large walk-in shower
  • Choice of one Queen or two twin beds
Also in Each Cabin
  • Opening windows
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • 6 bicycles 12 speed Gitane bicycles
Public Area
  • Opening panoramic windows
  • Skylight
  • Split level lounge and dining area
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Satellite TV, video and DVD player
  • Stereo/CD player
Deck
  • 128 Feet Long
  • Spacious deck with shaded area
  • Hot tub

Itineraries

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

Sunday
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Private Chauffeured Transfer from Paris to the Barge
Travel: Paris 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.

Monday
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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 Abbayé 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.

Tuesday
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Architectural Adventures and Sweet Treats
Travel: Chateuneuf en Auxois to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's excursion is to the village of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. Châteauneuf's imposing hilltop position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. Tour the chateau, which reveals architectural details and timeworn relics speaking to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. En route back to the barge, sample handmade delights at a boutique chocolatier! An afternoon cruise provides the perfect opportunity to explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot. Enjoy another gourmet dinner onboard.

Wednesday
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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.

Thursday
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A Grape Time Was Had By All
Travel: Vuevey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere
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.

Friday
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Destination Dijon
Travel: La Bussiere to Gissey
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 the galley for a final cooking lesson. A celebratory cocktail hour and Captain’s Dinner ends the evening in style.

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
  • 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
  • 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

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (for up to 4 guests)$30,000$30,000
Private Charter (for up to 5 guests)$34,000$34,000
Private Charter (for up to 6 guests)$38,000$38,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$6,500$6,500
Single-Occupancy Supplement$3,000$3,000

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
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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