Accommodations & Amenities

  • Four cabins with ensuite tiled shower bath
  • All with choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • All 110 square feet
Also in Each Cabin
  • Deluxe bedding
  • Storage
  • Reading Lamps
  • Dressing table/chair
  • Bathrobes
Public Area
  • 6’6″ – 7′ ceiling height
  • “Hidden” kitchen with Seimens appliances & cherry cabinets
  • Open refrigerator and bar
  • Flat-screen TV & DVD
  • Laptop with 3G Internet access
  • 80 Feet Long
  • 2 decks, fore and aft
  • Lounge chairs and sit-up chairs
  • 8 Dutch cruiser bicycles
  • 1 gear


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

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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Dinner ashore

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Savoir Vivre at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the Savoir Vivre, moored in the village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you. The authentic gastronomic journey begins this evening, as you are chauffeured to your first onshore dinner.

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The Pleasures of Wine from Past to Present
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Enjoy a tranquil traipse or gentle pedal on the towpath during a lazy and lovely morning cruise. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos is now the headquarters of the revered wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin, who annually award special labels to the finest Cote d’Or vintages. Explore the preserved presses from which these iconic Burgundian wines were first produced; an informal sampling in the vineyards follows. Dinner is ashore at a local bistro.

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

The lively town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the covered food market, presents a panorama of colorful produce and aromatic pastries; jars of mustard are cheerfully displayed in boutiques; and public spaces are vibrant with greenery and scenery. Mingle with the locals as you shop, stroll, and sip your way through this charming city brimming with authentic French life. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for an afternoon cruise. Freshen up a bit in anticipation of another memorable dinner served ashore.

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Meet and Greet a Local Cheesemaker
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Your Tour Guide introduces you to farm owner and goat expert Laure Plait. Her small herd of lively goats also extends a friendly welcome! Laure's gourmet food boutique is then opened for generous samplings of the handcrafted goat cheeses and boutique wines produced on her family's farm. Return to the Savoir Vivre for an afternoon cruise, providing the perfect time to enjoy a leisurely stroll or a gentle pedal on the towpath. Your Captain chauffeurs you to another brasserie for tonight's dinner ashore.

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Explore a Magnificent Medieval Castle
Travel: Pont d'Ouche to La Repe
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a majestic village perched atop a hill overlooking the Canal. Chateauneuf's imposing position refers to its fascinating history as a 15th century fortress. A private tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Upon returning to the Savoir Vivre, cruise through the Valley of the Ouche, where a plethora of charming lockhouses abound. Tonight, enjoy another dinner ashore.

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The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
Travel: La Repe to Escommes
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

Begin the day with a final morning cruise to Escommes, and explore the flora and fauna of the towpath with a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal. Your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the boutiques, galleries, and cafes lining the pedestrian area, or enjoy a coffee in the town square. Tonight is special, as Captain Richard joins you for the Farewell Dinner ashore.

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Dijon
Meals: Breakfast onboard

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.

Gourmet Dining View Restaurant Guide

  • Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Pie
  • Roast Quail, Celeriac with Grain Mustard, Tarragon, and Olive Oil
  • William Pear Poached in Cassis
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • All 6 Dinners at Charming Bistros Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
  • Savigny-Les-Beaune
  • Montagny 1er Cru
  • Pouilly Fume
  • Maranges 1er Cru Volnay
  • Chassange-Montrachet
  • Aloxe Corton 1er Cru

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
High Season
Private Charter for 8 guests$30,000$32,000$34,000
Private Charter for 7 guests$29,000$31,000
Private Charter up to 6 guests$28,000$30,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$3,750$4,000$4,250
Single-Occupancy Supplement$2,000$2,000$2,000

2019 Dates

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

April7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4
May5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1
June2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-6
July7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-3
August4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
September1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-5
October6-12, 13-19, 20-26

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
  • transportation to and from dine -around in Burgundy restaurants
  • 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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