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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, visit Clos de Vougeot and explore the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, including a tasting of the local vintages.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

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 a leisurely afternoon cruise to Pont d'Ouche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Drive past the vineyards of the Côte d'Or to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Learn about the methods of making mustard during a tour and tasting at La Moutarderie Fallot. After free time to explore the local market, have lunch ashore at a lively bistro before visiting Hôtel-Dieu, a preserved medieval hospital dating from the 15th century.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

Enjoy a relaxing morning cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois. After lunch, visit the magnificent hilltop village of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois where you tour the 15th-century fortress to see its time-worn relics.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

Soak up the ambiance of the tranquil countryside on your final cruise to Escommes this morning. After lunch, visit the prestigious vineyards of Château de Chassagne-Montrachet for a private tasting of the Picard family's boutique wines. Return to 'Rendez-Vous' for canapés and cocktails, followed by a gala Captain's Dinner to finish your cruise in style.

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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