This luxury river cruise on the canals and waterways of Burgundy in France will provide an unforgettable experience for any wine enthusiast. It either starts or finishes in the largest inland port in France, St Jean de Losne, and will take you along the beautiful Canal du Bourgogne in Burgundy as well as the wide Saone River.
This is a region of outstanding natural beauty complete with castles, vineyards and picturesque villages, all of which you’ll get to discover en route.
The on-shore highlights will include an excursion in a WWII jeep through the vines from Clos du Vougeot in the famous Cote d’or.
On a private visit you’ll explore Joseph Brouhin’s 2 acre maze of wine cellars which lie beneath the Medieval town of Beaune. Naturally you’ll also be able to enjoy some wine tasting along the way!
You can also look forward to a private lunch at a Grand Cru producer in Gevry Chambertin. Madame delights in serving delicious local specialities perfectly paired with her wonderful wines.
The fabulous nearly 40m long cargo barge was converted into a luxury barge hotel in 2004. It has 3 spacious cabins with Emperor size beds than can be converted to twins on request. They have air con as well as heating and all cabins have a large walk-in shower, fully stocked with Occitane products.
There’s satellite TV in the salon and dining area as well as a Bose DVD player and CD player and also an ipod docking station. There’s even free WiFi on board!
The deck is a fabulous outside space complete with a hot tub that can easily take 6 people. Or you may just wish to relax on one of the deck chairs or under the canopied area where meals are served if weather allows.
If you’d like to remain active during your cruise then you can use one of the bikes and cycle along the well made towpath or maybe even explore further afield.
Thanks to the talents of Cordon Bleu trained Caroline you can expect gourmet meals on board the barge, all carefully paired with wines from the region.
This is a 6 day luxury river cruise along the beautiful waterways of Burgundy during which you’ll discover world famous vineyards and taste some exceptional wines direct from the producing estates.
The river cruise takes you along the Canal de Bourgogne as well as the Saone River where you’ll experience the breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful countryside of Burgundy.
The cruise will include plenty of gourmet food, both on board and during your shore excursions. Prepare to be thoroughly spoilt!