Beautiful 'Prospérité' offers a memorable journey through one of the most popular holiday regions of France: Burgundy. Watch the glorious scenery go past as you glide along the Burgundy Canal from your spot in the on-deck hot tub of this spacious barge. Visit the open kitchen to observe your gourmet chef in action or chat with the captain from a guest seat in the pilot house.
Canal Barge Cruises 2014
Length: 128 feet
Width: 16 feet
Cabins: 4 king/twin, each with en suite bathroom
Cabin Size(s): 270 square feet
Departs: Sundays from the group's choice of Paris hotel
Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘Prospérité,’ moored in the port of Dijon. A champagne reception awaits, with time to relax before a first gourmet dinner on board.'Prospérité' | Meals: D
This morning, cruise to the village of Fleurey in the heart of La France profonde. The rest of the day is devoted to exploring the Côte d’Or wine area — including a visit to Clos de Vougeot, originally a winery built by 12th-century Cistercian monks.'Prospérité' | Meals: B, L, D
Return to Dijon today to wander the stalls of the lively food market. Afterward, explore the medieval town center with its 14th-century Palace of the Dukes and half-timbered buildings. Later in the day, cruise deeper into the beautiful valley of the River Ouche, which is adorned with limestone cliffs and wooded hills.'Prospérité' | Meals: B, L, D
Cruise to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, perched high on a hill overlooking the canal, to explore the cobblestoned lanes and view the enchanting old château. This evening’s dinner is at the renowned Michelin-starred Restaurant Gastronomique in the château hotel of the 12th-century Abbaye de la Bussière.'Prospérité' | Meals: B, L, D
As ‘Prospérité’ continues her leisurely cruise on the Canal de Bourgogne, there are ample opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath — or simply relaxing in the hot tub on board. After lunch today, visit Beaune, Burgundy’s wine capital. Explore the remarkably preserved Hôtel-Dieu, a 15th-century hospital with a brilliantly colored Burgundian tile roof. Take time to relax in the picturesque town square before returning to your barge.'Prospérité' | Meals: B, L, D
Cruise to your final mooring at Vandenesse-en-Auxois before returning to the Côte d’Or vineyards for a personal introduction to the winegrowers and a private tasting of the region’s wines. Then join fellow travellers for a festive on-board captain’s dinner.'Prospérité' | Meals: B, L, D
After breakfast, transfer to your Paris hotel where your journey ends.Meals: B
Canal Barge Cruising in Europe is a relaxed way of travel that is inherently flexible and subject to change. The above itinerary is an example of the places you may see and visit during your cruise; your actual itinerary may vary.
Cruise itinerary operates in reverse direction on alternate weeks.
Sep 8: Dijon to Lyon
Sep 15: Lyon to Dijon
Price displayed is per person, or in the case of Canal & River Cruising, could represent charter price for the cruise.
For availability and reservations, call 800 554 7016.
|Oct. 26, 2014 - Nov. 01, 2014||$45,900||6-night charter||Available|