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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Fleur de Lys' - Burgundy Canal 2020


7 days

Limited to 6 guests

Luxuriate on your own private vessel as you drift languidly through the lush, vineyard-covered countryside of Burgundy, perhaps sipping a glass of Champagne before a gourmet meal prepared by your onboard chef. Experience the medieval charm of Beaune and the lively market in Dijon. Visit the magnificent Abbaye de la Bussière for an exceptional Michelin-starred lunch and enjoy private tastings of fine local vintages.

 

Vessel Information

129 feet long and 16.6 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 6 guests in 3 king/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

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

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with plunge pool

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

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

'Belmond Fleur de Lys'- Burgundy Canal Saône River & Canal du Centre Vessel

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
SUNDAY
Day 2
MONDAY
Day 3
TUESDAY
Day 4
WEDNESDAY
Day 5
THURSDAY
Day 6
FRIDAY
Day 7
SATURDAY

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet at the Paris hotel chosen by the group for a Private Driver Transfer to 'Fleur de Lys,' moored in Vandenesse-en-Auxois. A welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first delicious dinner on board.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Cruise the lovely Canal de Bourgogne this morning through the beautiful Ouche Valley. After lunch, visit Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Visit Hôtel-Dieu, a magnificently preserved 15th-century charity hospital, with time to explore the town at leisure before a private wine tasting.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Relax on board today as the barge cruises to the charming canal-side village of La Bussière-sur-Ouche. After lunch, journey to Château de Pommard for a private tour that includes the historic cellars and a tasting of the estate's finest wines.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

After breakfast, cruise to Gissey-sur-Ouche for an excursion to the Abbey de la Bussière, dating from the 12th century. Stroll the lovely grounds before a gourmet lunch in the Michelin-starred restaurant. Return to the barge by way of the hilltop village of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, boasting breathtaking views across the valley.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Today, 'Fleur de Lys' cruises through the impressive Côte d’Or region, planted with vines that produce some of the world’s best wines. Visit medieval Château du Clos de Vougeot, home to the famed Burgundian wine society, and enjoy a private tasting.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

In Dijon, the historical capital of Burgundy, enjoy a walking tour that includes the Ducal Palace, market and mustard shop. Cruise this afternoon while the onboard chef prepares a festive gala dinner to end the cruise week.

'Fleur de Lys'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, a Private Driver Transfer to Paris marks the end of your journey.

Meals: Breakfast


 

Priced from $44,470 to $69,880 per charter

Prices are for a six guest Private Charter, with reduced pricing available for Private Charters of four or five guests.  Departures operate weekly from Sunday to Saturday between March 22 and October 18, and pricing varies by departure date and time of booking.  Price includes TGV high-speed train from Paris to barge embarkation and return. Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

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