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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Belmond Lilas'- Canal du Centre, Saône River & Canal du Rhône au Rhin 2019


7 days from $68,520

Limited to 8 guests

Sail gracefully between Dole and St-Léger-sur-Dheune aboard luxurious 'Belmond Lilas.' Hosting up to eight guests in a casual, welcoming atmosphere, the open and airy design boasts a decor that blends floral colors with natural linens, wood furnishings and handcrafted ironwork. Relax on deck, soaking up the sun beside the heated plunge pool or reclining in the shade of the canopy. Savor lunch served al fresco in the open-doored lounge and sit down to unforgettable gourmet dinners in the formal dining room. Go ashore to explore the Burgundian wine towns of Dijon and Beaune and savor a tasting at a family-run vineyard.
'Belmond Pivoine'

Vessel Information

126 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

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

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

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with heated plunge pool

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

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

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris for a Private Driver Transfer to Dole, birthplace of Louis Pasteur, where you join 'Belmond Lilas.' Once on board, enjoy a welcome reception, followed by a sumptuous dinner prepared by your private chef.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

After a breakfast of local specialties, cruise to St-Jean-de-Losne where the canal meets the Saône River. In the afternoon, disembark to drive along the famous Route des Grans Crus, passing through the charming villages of the Côte d'Or. Stop at the celebrated Clos de Vougeot vineyard and château where Cistercian monks first started making wine in the 12th century. It is now headquarters of a renowned Burgundian wine society, the Confrérie de Chevaliers du Tastevin. After your visit, savor a private wine tasting at a top local producer before returning to your barge for dinner.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of historic Dijon, including visits to the market, the famous Maille mustard shop and the Ducal Palace, seat of the great medieval Dukes of Burgundy. Then take advantage of time at leisure for shopping — or just relaxing at a sidewalk café to watch the world go by. Return to the barge for lunch and an afternoon cruise along the majestic Saône River to Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, the overnight mooring.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Leave the Saône and cruise onto the Canal du Centre via the impressive Crissey lock before mooring at Fragnes. After lunch, disembark to visit the pretty village of Rully and its 12th-century medieval fortress, whose owner guides you through his home, sharing the intriguing history of his ancestors. Conclude your visit in the 15th-century kitchen with a special wine tasting. Tonight, dine ashore at a charming local restaurant.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Relax this morning as your barge cruises through scenic landscapes. After lunch on board, visit historic Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Enjoy a private tour of the magnificent 15th-century charity hospital, Hôtel-Dieu, with its stunning tiled roof. Enjoy time at leisure to stroll the charming town and its shops before returning to your barge for another delicious dinner.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Cruise to the final mooring at St-Léger-sur-Dheune, a quaint village along the Canal du Centre. After lunch, go ashore to visit Château de Chamirey, a family-run wine estate in Mercurey. Tour the vineyards before gathering for a visit to the wine cellar and a tasting of its fine range of wines. Return to 'Belmond Lilas' where your chef has prepared a gala farewell dinner to end the cruise week in style.

'Belmond Lilas'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

Disembark after breakfast for a Private Driver Transfer back to Paris where your journey ends on arrival.

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 March 24 - May 4, 2019
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    $68,520
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 5 - July 6, 2019
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    Single Supplement
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    $78,550
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between July 7 - August 31, 2019
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    Single Supplement
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    Private Charter
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    $76,130
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between September 1 - October 26, 2019
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    Single Supplement
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    $78,550
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Journey Details

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

 


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