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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Finesse'- Saône River, Canal du Centre 2018


7 days from $6,750

Limited to 8 guests

Soak up the sun as 'Finesse' meanders along the Canal du Centre and Saône River, travelling through lush southern Burgundy. You drift past charming river towns and moor at some of the most fascinating sites in France. Tour historic Dijon on foot and visit the 14th-century ducal palace Château de Gremolles. Taste the local wines at Château de Chamirey, owned by the Devillard family for five generations. Sleep in, relax on deck as the sun comes up or accompany the onboard chef to the morning market, and then watch meals being prepared in the open demonstration kitchen.

'Finesse'- Saône River, Canal du Centre Vessel

Vessel Information

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

Capacity for 8 in 4 king/twin suites, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with spa tub

Bicycles provided

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

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Dijon and transfer to 'Finesse,' moored in Saint-Julien-sur-Dheune on the Canal du Centre. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabins before a gourmet dinner on board.

'Finesse'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Cruise to St-Léger-sur-Dheune today for a visit to 14th-century Château de Germolles, a former residence of the Dukes of Burgundy that features a ducal chapel and romantic gardens.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Travel to Autun this morning, an ancient Roman town with a 17,000-seat amphitheatre and 12th-century cathedral. Then cruise to rural Remigny, passing through the famous Santenay wine region.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Drive to Beaune with its 15th-century charity hospital of Hôtel-Dieu. Explore the quaint shops before enjoying lunch. Return to the barge for a cruise past charming Chagny to the village of Rully.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Cruise to the village of Fragnes with opportunities for walking and cycling along the towpath. After lunch, partake in a private wine tasting at the delightful 17th-century Château de Chamirey in Mercurey.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Cruise onto the Saône River to St-Jean-de-Losne. Travel to Dijon for a walking tour that includes the famous mustard shop and time for shopping. Return to 'Finesse' for a gala farewell dinner on board to celebrate your relaxing week of cruising.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer back to Dijon, arriving in late morning.

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 Aug 26 - Oct 6, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,850
    Single Supplement
    $2,850
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $58,400
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 7 - Oct 27, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,750
    Single Supplement
    $2,450
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $50,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

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

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.

Wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).


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