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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Grand Cru' - Saône River & Canal du Centre 2021


7 days from $7,250 per person

Limited to 8 guests

Relax aboard lovely 'Grand Cru,' enjoying fantastic wines of the same name. Explore Burgundy's cultural treasures, shop in Dijon's town market, and savor a delicious dinner 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

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 Vandenesse-en-Auxois. A welcome reception awaits, with time to relax before a first gourmet dinner on board.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Following a leisurely morning cruise, your afternoon takes you through the vineyards of Côte d'Or to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Explore the Hôtel-Dieu, a preserved medieval hospital dating from the 15th century.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Explore family-owned Domaine Amiot-Sercelle, a vintner that organically farms its own grapes, where you partake in a wine tasting. Return to ‘Grand Cru’ for dinner on board.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Cruise to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, perched high on a hill overlooking the canal, to explore the cobblestoned lanes and view the enchanting old château. This evening’s dinner is ashore at the 12th-century Abbaye de la Bussière.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

After a leisurely morning of cruising, visit Dijon on market day to explore the panorama of colorful produce on display in "Les Halles." Stroll through the city, brimming with French life, perhaps stopping at the famed mustard shops or visiting the extravagant Duke's palace.

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

Enjoy a guided, insider’s visit to Chateau d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy. After being personally welcomed by the castle's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, stroll the beautiful grounds, and then savor a taste of the house-made gourmet specialties. Then gather for a festive onboard Captain’s Dinner.

'Grand Cru'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, disembark in Plombières-lès-Dijon and return to Paris, concluding your magical journey.

Meals: Breakfast

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

Book a 2022 cruise at 2021 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2021. Contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability.

  • 2021
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 18 - 25, 2021
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,250
    Single Supplement
    $7,250
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $58,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 2 - Jun 27, 2021
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,000
    Single Supplement
    $8,000
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $64,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 4 - Aug 22, 2021
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,250
    Single Supplement
    $7,250
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $58,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 29 - Oct 10, 2021
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,000
    Single Supplement
    $8,000
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $64,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 17 - 24, 2021
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,250
    Single Supplement
    $7,250
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $58,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
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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