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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Belmond Amaryllis'- Burgundy Canal, Saône River & Canal du Centre 2017


7 Days from $59,485

Limited to 8 guests

'Belmond Amaryllis' carries guests on two routes in Burgundy, one cruising the Burgundy Canal exclusively and one combining the River Saône and Canal du Centre. Whichever you choose, this lovely barge carries you past lush scenery to charming villages and historic sites. In the Côte d'Or, visit Château du Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the prestigious Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. In Dijon, stroll the market on a walking tour that includes the Ducal Palace and famous mustard shop. This barge operates a special "Semaine des Grands Crus" departure each year which is open to individual bookings and offers the opportunity to sample the very finest Burgundian wine.

Vessel Information

128 feet long, 16.6 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 8 in four king/twin suites, each with marble en suite bathroom offering shower gel, body cream, hand soap, shampoo and hair dryer. Two lower-deck cabins have a tub and shower; the other two have shower only.

Each suite has a phone/intercom system that allows guests to communicate with crew in the galley or salon

Salon offers TV/DVD player and stereo system with collection of DVDs and CDs, computer, Bose iPad docking station

Sun deck has retractable canopy for comfortable al fresco dining, plus heated, 196-square-foot swimming pool

8 touring bicycles provided

Internet accessible

All meals and alcoholic beverages included

Deck Plan
DAY 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris for a Private Driver Transfer to Dijon. On arrival, continue to ‘Belmond Amaryllis,’ where a welcome reception awaits. There is time to relax before your first gourmet dinner on board.

'Belmond Amaryllis'
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
MONDAY

In the Côte d'Or today, visit Château du Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin - whose special label is awarded annually to the finest local vintages. Enjoy a special tasting, followed by lunch on board the barge and an afternoon cruise along the peaceful Burgundy Canal to Longecourt-en-Plaine.

'Belmond Amaryllis'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
TUESDAY

In Dijon this morning, stroll the market with a walking tour that includes the Ducal Palace and mustard shop. Back on board ‘Belmond Amaryllis,’ cruise to St-Jean-de-Losne, the barge capital of France, where there is time to explore the bustling port before dinner.

'Belmond Amaryllis'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
WEDNESDAY

On the Saône River today, cruise to Seurre for lunch ashore. Then discover Beaune with its fascinating medieval charity hospital, Hôtel-Dieu. After a wine tasting, continue cruising to Chalon-sur-Saône for a walking tour of this lovely Burgundian-style river town.

'Belmond Amaryllis'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
THURSDAY

Enter the Canal du Centre today, with excellent opportunities for walking or cycling on the towpath en route to the overnight mooring at Rully. After lunch, visit the estate of Château de Germolles, one of the last residences of the Dukes of Burgundy.

'Belmond Amaryllis'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
FRIDAY

Enjoy a last leisurely cruise to St-Léger-sur-Dheune this morning. Later travel to Château de Marguerite de Bourgogne, a fortified castle dating from the 13th century. After a tour and wine tasting, return to ‘Belmond Amaryllis’ for a final gala dinner on board.

'Belmond Amaryllis'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, a Private Driver Transfer to Paris brings your journey to an end.

Meals: Breakfast

'Belmond Amaryllis' cruises between Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois on selected dates. Contact A&K for details.

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability.

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 16- Sept 30, 2017
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $74,355
    Single Supplement
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2017
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $59,485
    Single Supplement
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
Journey Details

Minimum age: none

Please ask about special prices for charters with 6 or 7 guests.

'Belmond Amaryllis' cruises between Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois on selected dates. Contact A&K for details.

NOTE: Jul 9 departure is a special "Semaine des Grands Crus," offering the opportunity to sample the finest wines of Burgundy. Contact A&K for details and pricing.


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