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European Canal Barge Cruises

'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal 2017

7 Days from TBA

Limited to 12 guests

Beautiful 'L'Impressionniste' floats through the wine country of central Burgundy, cruising a tranquil stretch of the Canal de Bourgogne between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and Escommes. Along the way you stop in Dijon to stroll the market, in Clos de Vougeot to sample award-winning wines and in Beaune to visit the 14th-century Hôtel-Dieu. Itineraries with unique themes, such as family, walking, golf or wine appreciation, can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests.
'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal Vessel

Vessel Information

126 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 12, with six staterooms: 1 junior suite double, 1 junior suite double/twin, 2 twin and 2 double/twin, each with en suite bathroom and all outward facing

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Two sundecks, one shaded for comfortable al fresco dining, plus a 6-person hot tub

10 all-terrain bicycles provided

Internet accessible (limited in some areas)

All meals and alcoholic beverages included

Deck Plan
Day 1

Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘L’Impressionniste,’ moored in Fleury-sur-Ouche. A welcome reception awaits before dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2

This morning, cruise along the enchanting canal with opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath. After lunch, visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, whose annual awards are prized by local Côte d’Or wineries. After a wine tasting, rejoin the barge at Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Journey to Dijon today for a walking tour that includes the flamboyant Gothic-style Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, begun in the 14th century. Then set out on a leisurely afternoon cruise along the picturesque canal to La Bussière.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

This morning, visit the renowned vineyards of Bouchard Père & Fils for a tour of the cellars and a private tasting. Enjoy lunch ashore at the orangerie of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Then, visit the fascinating Hôtel-Dieu, a charity hospital dating from the 15th century, with time to explore the quaint shops of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

Pass grazing white Charolais cattle on the morning cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois. After lunch, drive to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois to explore the medieval village with its hilltop castle and craft shops.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

Cruise to the canal summit today, 1,250 feet above sea level. At mid-afternoon, visit Château de Bussy-Rabutin, which originated as a 12th-century castle. Stroll through the French-style garden and enjoy the fine views. Return to the barge at Escommes and gather with fellow travellers for a gala farewell dinner this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Disembark after breakfast and return to Paris, where your program ends.

Meals: Breakfast

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. .

Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

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

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 8-11 guests.

Family, golf and wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).

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