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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Rendez-Vous' - Burgundy Canal 2020


7 days

Limited to 6 guests

Watch the incredible scenery of Burgundy slowly unfold from aboard luxurious 'Rendez-Vous,' disembarking for a walk through the lively markets in Dijon, a private wine tasting at the prestigious Château de Chassagne-Montrachet and a visit to fairy-tale Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. Learn about mustard during a tour and tasting at La Moutarderie Fallot before lunch at a lively bistro in Beaune and a visit to 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu.

 

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

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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.

Book a 2021 cruise at 2020 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2020. Contact A&K for details.

Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and transfer to '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.

'Rendez-Vous'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

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.

'Rendez-Vous'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

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.

'Rendez-Vous'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

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.

'Rendez-Vous'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

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.

'Rendez-Vous'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Soak up the ambience 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.

'Rendez-Vous'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

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

Meals: Breakfast


 

Priced from $31,500 per charter

Prices are for a six guest Private Charter. Departures operate weekly from Sunday to Saturday between April 26 and October 25. Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

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