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Intro to Barge Cruising in Northern Burgundy

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 7 Days/ 6 Nights

Prices from: $4,400 pp/do*

Single Price: $4,400 pp

2016 Dates: Sunday Departures: April 10th thru October 23rd

2017 Dates: Sunday Departures: April 9th thru October 22nd

Ships: Luciole Barge

Notes: Value Season Rates: $4400 pp. Regular Season Rates: $4800 pp. Barge available for charter.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Or call us: 1-800-578-1479

Is this your first boutique barge cruise? The Luciole is the perfect ship to start with. This is a great first-class barge, and the crew encourage an atmosphere of relaxation, enjoyment and fun. You’ll be pampered with fantastic food, great wine, and a good time.

Northern Burgundy France Barge Luciole

Value Season Rates: $4400 pp/do ($4400 single cabin)
Regular Season Rates: $4800 pp/do ($4800 single cabin)
Contact our agents to find out more about chartering the boat for 10 or 14 passengers: 800-578-1479.

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: Paris to Auxerre
You’ll be picked up in Paris at 2:30 by your chauffeur, who will take you the Quai in Auxerre where the Luciole is moored. A champagne welcome will greet you onboard, and you’ll be introduced to the crew who will accompany you. Spend some time on deck, taking in the view of Auxerre at sunset. During dinner, introduce yourself to your fellow passengers – you’ll be fast friends on this great adventure!

Monday: Auxerre to Bailly

Leave the city for pastoral France. You can walk or bike the towpath, casually ‘racing’ your floating hotel. Chances are good that you’ll win. In the afternoon, our barge will cruise towards the wine-making center of Bailly.

Tuesday: Bailly to Vermenton

Wine caves? Yes, please! Visit one in the morning in Chablis. We’ll stop near the picturesque villages of St. Bris, Irancy and Escolives, where we’ll meet a local wine producer. After lunch, we’ll enjoy relaxing cruise time.

Wednesday: Vermenton to Mailly-la-Ville

Noyers-sur-Serein, a 14th century medieval market village, is considered one of the top 100 prettiest villages in France. Practice your French by ordering a coffee at a small cafe!

Thursday: Mailly-la-Ville to Lucy-sur-YonneGuests on Luciole

Get your cameras ready, we’re heading towards dramatic cliffs along the waters’ edge. Sit on the deck and enjoy the scenery! You could visit the town of Mailly-le-Chateau, or visit the imposing chateau of Bazoches.

Friday: Lucy-sur-Yonne to Clamecy

Make the short journey by bus to Vezelay, home to a 12th century Basilica. Cruising onward, Luciole will moor in the medieval Clamecy, where we’ll enjoy our final evening together.

Saturday: Clamecy to Paris

You’ll be chauffeured back to Paris. Estimated arrival time is 1pm. From there, will you return home, or perhaps lengthen your vacation with a stay in Paris? Talk to your USA River Cruise agent about ideas of what to do next!


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


Photo Credit: Barge Lady