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Southern Burgundy France Charter – Paris Roundtrip

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 7 Days/ 6 Nights

Prices from: $5,000 pp/do*

2016 Dates: Sunday departures: April 3rd thru October 23rd.

Ships: Rendez-Vous Barge

Notes: This ship available for charter only.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Charter the 6-passenger Rendez-Vous for a barge cruise. Take in the French country scenery from the hot tub, or ride through villages on one of the barge’s bikes. The open kitchen allows you to watch your chef create majestic French cuisine!

Canal de Bourgogne

The Rendez-Vous season lasts from April thru October. The barge is chartered for up to 6 passengers. The charter is $30,000, which equals $5000 per person, when shared by 6 passengers.

Cruise rates include:

  • chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge and return
  • all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch and dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions
  • use of onboard bicycles.

Cruise rates do not include airfare, cancellation insurance and gratuities.

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Sunday: Fleurey-sur-Ouche

A crew member will meet your party in Paris and chauffeur you to the barge in Fleury-sur-Ouche. You’ll meet the rest of the crew onboard for a traditional champagne reception before unpacking and enjoying your first gourmet dinner onboard!

Monday: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche

You’ll cruise through the river valley this morning. After lunch, take to the vineyards of the Cote de Nuits for a cycling tour! Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at Clos de Vougeot before returning to the barge for dinner.

BikingTuesday: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche

After breakfast visit Dijon for a walking tour of the Cathedral and the Les Halles Market, designed by Gustave Eiffel (yes, that Eiffel). For the afternoon cruising to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche, you can ride the barge, walk the towpath, or take a bike through the countryside!

Wednesday: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche

You’ll spend the day in Beaune, the wine capital of Cote d’Or. Beneath the cobblestoned streets are miles of wine cellars, home to millions of bottles of wine! The town thrives on the wine business: making it, tasting it, selling it and drinking it! You’ll have a wine tasting before your tour of the Hotel Dieu, a preserved medieval hospital. Lunch will be at a local bistro before the afternoon mustard tasting and some free time to explore the town.

Thursday: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d’Ouche

The Chateauneuf-en-Auxois is a castle perched over the canal. Tour the chateau and village, perhaps finding treasures in local shops.

Friday: Pont d’Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois

The morning will be cruising through French countryside. After lunch, head to a local farm for a cheese tasting. Enjoy your final dinner aboard the barge, reminiscing about the wonders you’ve seen and experienced this week.

Saturday: Return to Paris

You’ll depart the barge this morning and be chauffeured to Charles de Gaulle Airport, or other central location in Paris.

Cheese tasting

This is a sample itinerary, subject to change depending on local conditions. Route also runs in reverse on alternate weeks.

Photo Credit: Barge Lady