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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Rendez-Vous' - Burgundy Canal 2019

7 days from $31,500

Limited to 6 guests

Watch the incredible scenery of Burgundy slowly unfold from aboard luxurious charter-only 'Rendez-Vous,' disembarking for a wine tasting at Clos de Vougeot, a walk through the markets in Dijon and a visit to the fairy-tale Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. Visit the fascinating, historical, 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune, then have a lively bistro lunch and mustard tasting.
'Rendez-Vous' - Burgundy Canal Vessel

Vessel Information

100 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 6 in 3 queen/twin suites, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

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

Sun deck, partially covered 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

Meet in Paris and transfer to impeccable 'Rendez-Vous,' moored at the beautiful Burgundy village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, there is time to unpack — or stroll the towpath as the sun sets — before a gourmet dinner on board.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2

Cruise through the valley this morning to Gissey-sur-Ouche, passing incredible scenery along the way. After lunch, explore the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune, including a visit to a private wine cellar for a tasting.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Visit Châteauneuf-en-Auxois with its fairy-tale castle perched high above the canal. Tour the castle and village to browse its many delightful craft shops.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Drive past the vineyards of the Côte d'Or to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Millions of bottles of wine are stored in the cellars beneath the town's cobblestone streets. Tour Hôtel-Dieu, an amazingly preserved 15th-century charity hospital with a roof covered in the region's landmark tiles. Have lunch ashore at a lively bistro, followed by a mustard tasting and free time for shopping or a stop at a café before returning to the barge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

Enjoy a relaxing morning cruise to the tiny yet charming hamlet of Pont d'Ouche. After lunch, visit Clos de Vougeot where medieval monks perfected winemaking techniques, and enjoy a private tasting of local vintages.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

In Dijon this morning, enjoy a walking tour that includes the lively market with its incredible selection of meats, candies, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and pastries. Return to 'Rendez-Vous' for an afternoon cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois. Take advantage of this perfect time to walk along the towpath or explore the route by bicycle — or simply sit on deck and absorb the beautiful countryside slowly unfolding before you. Later, gather for a festive captain's dinner on board to celebrate your relaxing cruise through Burgundy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

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

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 Mar 31 - Nov 2, 2019
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