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New European Canal Barge Cruises

'Grand Cru' - Canal du Rhône au Rhin & Canal du Centre 2018


7 days from $58,000

Limited to 8 guests

Graced with eye-catching modern design and four generously sized cabins, 'Grand Cru' is a floating luxury hotel from which to explore Burgundy’s cultural treasures. Exclusive to this barge, guests enjoy pours of Grand Cru wines with every lunch and dinner. These most-superior-grade vintages pair perfectly with the gourmet cuisine prepared by the onboard chef. Excursions include a chocolate tasting at Chalon-sur-Saône, wine tasting at family-owned Château de Chassagne-Montrachet, lunch ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant and a visit to historic Château de la Rochepot.

Grand Cru Deck Plan

Vessel Information

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

Capacity for eight with four king/twin suites, each outward facing with en suite bathroom, including tub & separate shower

Salon with stereo system, television and assortment of CDs/DVDs

Sun deck, partially covered by a canopy for al fresco dining, with spa tub

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘Grand Cru,’ moored in the village of Dole. A welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first gourmet dinner on board.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

A leisurely morning cruise to St-Jean-de-Losne brings opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath — or simply relax in the spa tub on board. After lunch, discover Dole on a guided tour of the old quarter that visits the home of famed microbiologist Louis Pasteur.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Cruise through pastoral countryside to Verdun-sur-le-Doubs for an excursion to Beaune, Burgundy's wine capital. Visit 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu, a remarkably preserved medieval hospital, with time to browse in the shops and galleries or enjoy a coffee on the square.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

After a leisurely morning on board your barge, visit the riverside town of Chalon-sur-Saône where the bustling Place Saint-Vincent is lined with boutiques, galleries and cafés. Visit an artisan shop to watch master chocolatiers at work, sampling their delicious creations.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

This morning, cruise to Chagny for a special lunch ashore at the Michelin-starred Maison Lameloise. Continue to the prestigious vineyards of Château de Chassagne-Montrachet for a private tasting of boutique wines.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

A final cruise to St-Léger-sur-Dheune precedes your excursion to Château de la Rochepot, a turreted Burgundian fortress dating from the 12th century. Back on board your barge, join fellow travellers for a celebratory farewell dinner.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer to your Paris hotel, concluding your magical 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, based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability.

  • Departing Every Sunday Between April 22 - October 14, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $64,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
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  • Departing October 21, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $58,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
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Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 18 years old.

Independent Bookings available with a minimum of 2 booked cabins.


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