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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Prospérité'- Burgundy Canal 2017

7 Days

Limited to 8 guests

Live a languid life on board 'Prospérité' as you watch the scenery unfold from your spot in the sun deck hot tub or comfortable salon of this charter-only vessel. Explore the Côte d'Or. Visit Château du Clos de Vougeot, established by Cistercian monks and the largest single vineyard in Côte de Nuits entitled to the grand cru designation. Enjoy a walking tour of Dijon and a tour and tasting at a wine cellar. And always return to your lovely home away from home for an apéritif and gourmet dinner, prepared with ingredients you helped your chef select at the morning market.

'Prospérité'-  Burgundy Canal Vessel

Vessel Information

128 feet long, 16 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 8 with four king/twin suites, each with en suite bathroom with tub, oversized shower, one robe per person and hair dryer. Each suite also has an iron and ironing board.

Carpeted salon features TV/DVD player and a small collection of DVDs

Sun deck features a hot tub and is partially shaded for comfortable al fresco dining

Five-gear touring bicycles provided

All meals and alcoholic beverages included

Deck Plan
Day 1

Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘Prospérité,’ moored in the port of Dijon. A welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first gourmet dinner on board.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

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 Ouche River, which is adorned with limestone cliffs and wooded hills.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

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 charity hospital with a brilliantly colored Burgundian tile roof. Take time to relax in the picturesque town square before returning to your barge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

After breakfast, transfer to your Paris hotel where your journey 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 is 18 years old.

Independent Bookings available with a minimum of 2 booked cabins.

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

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