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New European Canal Barge Cruises

'Grand Cru' - Canal du Rhône au Rhin & Canal du Centre 2019


7 days from $7,250

Limited to 8 guests

Offer

Savings available on select cabin and charter dates. Contact A&K for details.

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-2019

Vessel Information

128 feet long, 16 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 8 in 4 king/twin cabins, 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 Pontailler-sur-Saône. A welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first gourmet dinner on board.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

This morning, visit 18th-century Château d'Arcelot with its beautifully-crafted Grand Salon and magnificent English-style gardens. After a tasting of locally-produced specialties, return to the barge for lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise to St-Jean-de-Losne.

'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.

2020 Travel | 2020 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 Apr 21 - Oct 19, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,000
    Single Supplement
    $8,000
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $64,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 20 - Nov 2, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,250
    Single Supplement
    $7,250
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $58,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

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

Independent Bookings available with a minimum of 2 booked cabins.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.


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