Gracious 'Belmond Fleur de Lys,' a luxury barge in the Belmond Afloat in France collection, ventures into the heart of the quiet French countryside. She plies the waters of the Burgundy Canal, River Saône and Canal du Centre, cruising between Dijon and St-Léger-sur-Dheune or Vandenesse-en-Auxois and Dijon. From the gracious lounge or on-board pool, guests can observe the charming scenery in comfort and style.
The size of a large hotel barge (which might carry up to 22 passengers), air-conditioned 'Belmond Fleur de Lys' stylishly accommodates just six guests. Three oversized suites contain canopied beds, and each en suite bathroom has twin basins. The furnished sun deck has a heated pool. A spacious lounge, library, grand piano, television, video and stereo all serve to cocoon guests in elegance and comfort in the barge's public areas.
Canal Barge Cruises 2014
Length: 129 feet
Width: 16.6 feet
Cabins: 3 king/twin, each with en-suite bathroom
Cabin Size(s): 237 to 315 square feet
Departs: Sundays from Paris
Meet at the Paris hotel chosen by the group for a Private Driver Transfer to ‘Belmond Fleur de Lys,’ moored in Vandenesse-en-Auxois. A champagne reception awaits, with time to relax before a first delicious dinner on board.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: D
Cruise the lovely Canal de Bourgogne this morning, passing forested hills and unspoiled villages. After lunch, visit 18th-century Château de Pommard, the largest privately owned vineyard in Burgundy, for a memorable tour and tasting.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
Relax on board today as the barge cruises to the charming canal-side village of La Bussière. In Beaune, the region’s wine capital, tour Hôtel-Dieu, a famous 15th-century charity hospital.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
After breakfast, cruise to Gissey for an excursion to the Abbey de la Bussière, dating from the 12th century. Stroll the lovely grounds before a gourmet lunch in the Michelin-starred restaurant. Return to the barge by way of the hilltop village of Châteauneufen- Auxois.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
Today ‘Belmond Fleur de Lys’ cruises through the impressive Côte d’Or region, planted with vines that produce some of the world’s best wines. Visit medieval Château du Clos de Vougeot to observe the winemaking process and enjoy a tasting.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
In Dijon, the historical capital of Burgundy, enjoy a walking tour that includes the Ducal Palace, market and mustard shop. Cruise this afternoon while the on-board chef prepares a festive gala dinner to end the week.'Belmond Fleur de Lys' | Meals: B,L,D
After breakfast, a Private Driver Transfer to Paris marks the end of your journey.Meals: B
Cruise itinerary operates in reverse direction on alternate weeks.
'Belmond Fleur de Lys' also cruises between Dijon and St-Léger-sur-Dheune. Contact A&K for details.
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.
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.
|Sep. 21, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014||$47,700||6-night Charter||Available|
|Sep. 28, 2014 - Oct. 04, 2014||$47,700||6-night Charter||Available|
|Oct. 05, 2014 - Oct. 11, 2014||$47,700||6-night Charter||Available|
|Oct. 12, 2014 - Oct. 18, 2014||$47,700||6-night Charter||Available|
|Oct. 19, 2014 - Oct. 25, 2014||$47,700||6-night Charter||Available|
|Oct. 26, 2014 - Nov. 01, 2014||$47,700||6-night Charter||Available|