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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Finesse' - Canal du Centre & Saône River 2020


7 days from $6,850

Limited to 8 guests

Offer

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

'Finesse' meanders through the vineyard-clad countryside of southern Burgundy. Visit 14th-century Château de Germolles, and explore ancient Autun with its Roman gates and amphitheater. In Beaune, see fascinating Hôtel-Dieu and stop by the town's quaint shops before a gourmet lunch ashore at Le Montrachet. Enjoy a private tasting at Château de Chamirey, and visit the magnificent Clos de Vougeot.
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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

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with spa tub

Bicycles provided

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

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Dijon and transfer to 'Finesse,' moored in St-Julien-sur-Dheune on the Canal du Centre. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabins before a gourmet dinner on board.

'Finesse'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Cruise to St-Léger-sur-Dheune today for a visit to 14th-century Château de Germolles, a former residence of the Dukes of Burgundy that features a ducal chapel and romantic gardens.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Travel to Autun this morning, an ancient Roman town with a 17,000-seat amphitheater and 12th-century cathedral. Then cruise to rural Remigny, passing through the famous Santenay wine region.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Drive to Beaune with its 15th-century charity hospital of Hôtel-Dieu. Explore the quaint shops before enjoying a gourmet lunch ashore at Le Montrachet in the heart of the Côte de Beaune vineyards. Return to the barge for a cruise past charming Chagny to the village of Rully.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Cruise to the village of Fragnes with opportunities for walking and cycling along the towpath. After lunch, partake in a private wine tasting at the delightful 17th-century Domaine du Château de Chamirey in Mercurey.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Cruise onto the Saône River to St-Jean-de-Losne. Travel to Dijon for a walking tour that includes the famous mustard shop and time for shopping. Return to 'Finesse' for a gala farewell dinner on board to celebrate your relaxing week of cruising.

'Finesse'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

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

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 and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Mar 22 - Apr 19, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,850
    Single Supplement
    $2,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $51,200
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 26 - Jul 12, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,050
    Single Supplement
    $2,900
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $59,800
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 19 - Aug 23, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,850
    Single Supplement
    $2,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $51,200
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 30 - Sep 27, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,050
    Single Supplement
    $2,900
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $59,800
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 4 - Oct 25, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,850
    Single Supplement
    $2,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $51,200
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age for Individual Travel is 12 years.

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

Cycling, family, golf and wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

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


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