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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Belmond Fleur de Lys'- Burgundy Canal 2019

7 days from $60,420

Limited to 6 guests

Luxuriate on your own private vessel as you discover the charms of the Saône River. Explore Lyon, the second city of France, where you visit a silk workshop. Taste the vintages of the Beaujolais wine region and journey to Beaune, the Burgundian wine capital. Experience market day in Chalon-sur-Saône. And return to your barge every evening for a gourmet dinner prepared by your on board private chef.
'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 throughout
  • Capacity for 6 guests in 3 king/twin cabins, 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 and 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 Lyon. A welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first delicious dinner on board.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2

Tour Lyon this morning, beginning with a visit to the imposing Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the late 19th century. Continue to a silk weavers' workshop with time at leisure to browse the chic boutiques or linger at a sidewalk café. Return to the barge for lunch on board and the afternoon cruise to Montmerle.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Savor the best Beaujolais vintages today, with a wine tasting at Château de la Chaize. Then cruise to Mâcon, a thriving market town. Take a gentle trek to the Roche de Solutré, a picturesque escarpment with breathtaking views of the surrounding Mâconnais vineyards. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board this evening.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Savor the beauty of southern Burgundy as you continue cruising along the Saône River to Tournus. After lunch, take an excursion to the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny, for centuries the wealthiest and most powerful church in the world.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

This morning, 'Fleur de Lys' cruises to Chalon-sur-Saône. Enjoy lunch at a charming restaurant in Beaune – then visit Hôtel-Dieu, a magnificent 15th-century charity hospital with a splendid tiled roof. Continue to the cellars of Joseph Drouhin for a tasting. Both French kings and the Dukes of Burgundy once stored their favorite wines here.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

Soak up the bustling atmosphere of market day on a walking tour of Chalon-sur-Saône this morning. After lunch on board, cruise to Seurre with an opportunity to stroll to the port where many working and pleasure barges are moored. A gala farewell dinner this evening celebrates the cruise week.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

2020 Travel | 2020 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 September 1 - October 26, 2019
    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.

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