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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Belmond Fleur de Lys'- Burgundy Canal Saône River & Canal du Centre 2018

7 days from $44,330

Limited to 6 guests

Luxuriate on your own private vessel as you drift languidly through the lush, vineyard-covered countryside of Burgundy, perhaps sipping a glass of Champagne before a gourmet prepared by your onboard chef. This charter-only barge offers two routes in Burgundy: one cruising the Burgundy Canal exclusively and one combining the Burgundy Canal with the River Saône and Canal du Centre. Theme itineraries can be arranged for groups with special interests, such as wine appreciation or cooking.

'Belmond Fleur de Lys'- Burgundy Canal Saône River & Canal du Centre Vessel

Vessel Information

  • 129 feet long and 16.6 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating'
  • Capacity for 6 guests in 3 king/twin suites, each outward facing with en suite bathroom
  • Salon with stereo system, television, assortment of CDs/DVDs and grand piano
  • Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with plunge pool
  • Bicycles provided
  • Internet access (limited in some areas)
  • All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included
Deck Plan
Day 1

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 welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first delicious dinner on board.

'Belmond Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2

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'
Day 3

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'
Day 4

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 Châteauneuf-en-Auxois.

'Belmond Fleur de Lys'
Day 5

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'
Day 6

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'
Day 7

After breakfast, a Private Driver Transfer to Paris marks the end of your journey.

Meals: Breakfast

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

2019 Travel | 2019 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.

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

  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 6- October 6, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Single Supplement
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between October 7- October 27, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Single Supplement
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Journey Details

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 4 or 5 guests.

'Belmond Fleur de Lys' cruises between Dijon and St-Léger-sur-Dheune on selected dates. Contact A&K for details.

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