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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Grand Cru' - Saône River & Canal du Centre 2020


7 days from $7,250

Limited to 8 guests

Relax aboard lovely 'Grand Cru,' enjoying fantastic wines of the same name. Explore Burgundy's cultural treasures, sample delicious chocolates, and savor a delicious lunch and private wine tasting ashore.
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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

A leisurely morning cruise is followed by a visit to 18th-century Château d'Arcelot with its beautifully-crafted Grand Salon and magnificent English-style gardens. Enjoy a tasting of locally-produced specialties before returning to your barge for dinner.

'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 Château de la Rochepot, a turreted Burgundian fortress dating from the 12th century.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Visit the prestigious family-owned vineyards of Château de Chassagne Montrachet for a private tasting of boutique wines. Back on board your barge, enjoy 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.

Book a 2021 cruise at 2020 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2020. 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 Apr 26, 2020
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    $7,250
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    $58,000
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 3 - Jul 5, 2020
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    $8,000
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    $8,000
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    $64,000
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 12 - Aug 23, 2020
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    $7,250
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    $7,250
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    $58,000
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 30 - Oct 11, 2020
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    $8,000
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    $8,000
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    $64,000
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 18 - 25, 2020
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    $7,250
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    $7,250
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    $58,000
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Journey Details

Minimum age for Individual Travel and Private Charters is 18 years.

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


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