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European Canal Barge Cruises

'L'Impressionniste' - Burgundy Canal 2020


7 days from $5,350

Limited to 12 guests

Beautiful 'L'Impressionniste' floats through the wine country of central Burgundy, cruising a tranquil stretch of the Canal de Bourgogne between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and Escommes. Along the way, stroll through Dijon; sample the vintages at renowned Clos de Vougeot; and visit Beaune's 14th-century Hôtel-Dieu with its traditional tiled roof. A private visit to Château de Commarin includes a spectacular falconry display.
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Vessel Information

126 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 12 in 2 double/twin junior sites and 4 double/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Split sun deck, partially shaded 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 ‘L’Impressionniste,’ moored in Fleury-sur-Ouche. A welcome reception awaits before dinner on board.

'L'Impressionniste'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

This morning, cruise along the enchanting canal with opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath. After lunch, visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, whose annual awards are prized by local Côte d’Or wineries. After a wine tasting, rejoin the barge at Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche.

'L'Impressionniste'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Journey to Dijon on market day for a walking tour that includes the flamboyant Gothic-style Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, begun in the 14th century. Then set out on a leisurely afternoon cruise along the picturesque canal to La Bussière.

'L'Impressionniste'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

This morning, visit the renowned vineyards of Bouchard Père & Fils for a tour of the cellars and a private tasting. Enjoy lunch ashore at the orangerie of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Then, visit the fascinating Hôtel-Dieu, a charity hospital dating from the 15th century, with time to explore the quaint shops of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy.

'L'Impressionniste'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Pass grazing white Charolais cattle on the morning cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois. After lunch, drive to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois to explore the medieval village with its hilltop castle and craft shops.

'L'Impressionniste'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Cruise to the canal summit today, 1,250 feet above sea level. At mid-afternoon, visit historic Château de Commarin, for a private tour of the castle that includes a falconry demonstration. Return to the barge at Escommes and gather for a gala farewell dinner this evening.

'L'Impressionniste'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

Disembark after breakfast and return to Paris, where your program ends.

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 Apr 5, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,350
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,650
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $60,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Apr 19, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,350
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,650
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $60,500
    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
    $6,290
    Single Supplement
    $2,250
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $6,590
    Single Supplement
    $2,250
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $70,500
    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
    $5,350
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,650
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $60,500
    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
    $6,290
    Single Supplement
    $2,250
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $6,590
    Single Supplement
    $2,250
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $70,500
    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
    $5,350
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite
    Price
    $5,650
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $60,500
    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 8-11 guests.

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


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