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2015 Special Offer !
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(Deposit must be recieved by 22 May 2015)

CRUISING BURGUNDY AND PROVENCE

Rates are for six nights on either: A whole boat charter basis or per person based on double occupancy per cabin for our GoBarging luxury hotel barge cruises with departures every Sunday, from March to November


2015 Rates in EUR ( Euros ) for 6 nights on either:
per person based on a double occupancy per cabin or a whole boat basis
ACCOMMODATION REGULAR VALUE
Charter 8 guests wholeboat €37,800 €43,800
Charter 9 guests wholeboat €39,200 €45,400
Charter 10 guests wholeboat €40,300 €46,600
Charter 11 guests wholeboat €41,400 €47,800
Charter 12 guests wholeboat €42,500 €49,000
Stateroom per person €3,790 €4,390
Junior Suite per person €3,890 €4,550
Single Supplement €1,350 €1,550

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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


DEPARTURE DATES - (sundays) RATE

RATE ROUTE
April - 05, 12 Value Burgundy
April - 19, 26 Regular Burgundy
May - 10 Value Burgundy
May - 17, 24, 31 Regular Burgundy
June - 07, 14, 21, 28 Regular Burgundy
July - 05 Regular Burgundy
July - 12, 19, 26 Value Burgundy
August - 02, 09, 16 Value Burgundy
August - 23, 30 Regular Burgundy
September - 06, 13, 20, 27 Regular Burgundy
October - 04 Regular Burgundy
October - 11, 18, 25 Value Burgundy
March departure dates are available for Charter Groups only

Cruise Highlights Cuisine Aboard
  • Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Wine tasting of Chablis wines at Saint Bris de Vineaux in the Bersan cellars
  • Visit the village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, location of the film 'Chocolat'
  • Visit to Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
  • Visit to the 18th century Forges de Buffon
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • Optional Hot Air Ballooning

Regional Specialities
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic, Magret de Canard, Poulet à L'Estragon

Wine Cellar
Fers Saint Eloi Grande Cuvee Fleurie,
Domaine Bouchard Pere & Fils,
Montagny Premier Cru
Domaine Jadot, Moulin a Vent, Domaine Michelot, Meursault

Cheese Board
Aisy Cendré, Bouton de Culotte,
Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin

THEMED CRUISES

BARGE AREA AVAILABLE FOR COST
Walking Cruises BurgundyCharter (Max 12) €2,200 per charter
Individuals: Walking Cruise in Burgundy is available on the 29th September and 13th & 20TH October 2013 on La Belle Epoque for people booking individual cabins. No extra supplement is payable for this individual Walking departure. Walking cruises include daily walking with a professional Walking Guide. Click here for Walking Cruise Itinerrary
Wine Appreciation Cruises BurgundyCharter (Max 12) €3,650 per charter
These supplements cover extra expenses which include a comprehensive and customisable wine itinerary, an upgrade of all wines served on board to include more Premier and Grand Cru wines and the services of a professional Wine Guide.


CRUISE MAP

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CRUISE INCLUDES:
Transfers by Chauffeured Mercedes Mini bus between Paris to the hotel barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 6 crew and use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles and spa pool.

CLASSIC BURDUNDY CRUISE ITINERARY - TANLAY TO VENAREY LES LAUMES

Sunday, Day 1 - Tanlay
Guests are met at **the designated meeting point and transferred to the barge moored in Tanlay. A full crew Welcome Aboard with champagne and canapes. After time to settle into your cabin you will enjoy your first dinner on board and introduction to Burgundy's excellent cuisine..

Monday, Day 2 – Tanlay to Lezinne
Wake to the aromas of ground coffee and French patisseries, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning cruise to Lezinne with the opportunity to cycle or walk into the picturesque 16th Century village of Saint Vinemer. After lunch we visit the 16th century Renaissance-style Chateau de Tanlay, nestling serenely within this picturesque village and also the 18th century Fosse Dionne. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 – Lezinne to Ancy le Franc
After breakfast enjoy a lazy cruise up to Ancy le Franc with plenty of opportunity to wander or cycle ahead as the vessel ascends through the locks towards the beautiful 16th century Renaissance palace and gardens of Chateau d'Ancy le Franc. Lunch in a local auberge and then visit the vineyards and town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times. We enjoy a private wine tasting at the Domaine Billaud Simon renowned for its Premier and Grand Cru wines popularized by Alexis Lichine in the 1950's. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 – Ancy le Franc to Ravieres
Morning visit to medieval Noyers sur Serein to admire the local produce, colours and delights of the wonderful market, or to wander the town ramparts in this, one of the most beautiful villages in France. We return to the barge and enjoy a gentle afternoon cruise past grazing Charolais cattle to Ravieres followed by a visit to the 16th century Renaissance palace and gardens of Chateau d'Ancy le Franc. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 – ARavieres to Montbard
Morning cruise, with excellent walking and cycling opportunities, to Montbard passing the Forges de Buffon. After lunch, we escort you to the exquisite World Heritage Unesco site of Abbaye de Fontenay founded by St Bernard in 1118. Representing a distinctive example of early Cistercian architecture and virtually intact, Fontenay allows an exceptional glimpse of early Cistercian life and industry with its peaceful gardens and ponds and fascinating cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 – Montbard to Venarey les Laumes
Morning cruise through woodlands and rolling fields, with great towpath biking and walking opportunities, past the tiny canal side villages of Nogent, Courcelles and Les Granges. This afternoon we enjoy a stroll around the hilltop village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, where the film 'Chocolat' was located. On the way from the summit of Mt Auxois, we look at Alesia, the last battle site between the Gaulles and Romans that took place in 52 BC. Also time to enjoy the town of Semur-en-Auxois. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 – Venarey les Laumes
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the designated drop off point NOTES:On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change

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On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

**The designated meeting and drop off point is the Hotel Westminster in Paris. Other options are available for charter groups

CLASSIC BURDUNDY CRUISE ITINERARY - VENAREY LES LAUMES TO TANLAY

Sunday, Day 1 - Venarey-les-Laumes
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the barge moored in Venarey-les -Laumes. A full crew Welcome Aboard with champagne and canapes. After time to settle into your cabin you will enjoy your first dinner aboard and an introduction to Burgundy's excellent cuisine.

Monday, Day 2 Venarey-les-Laumes to Montbard
Wake to the aromas of ground coffee and French patisseries and enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a visit the hilltop village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the film Chocolat was set. On the way from the summit of Mount Auxois, we look at Alesia, the last battle site between the Gauls and Romans that took place in 52 BC. There is also time to explore the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois. After lunch we cruise through woodlands and rolling fields with great towpath biking and walking opportunities past the tiny canal side villages of Nogent, Courcelles and Les Granges. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Montbard to Ravieres
Morning cruise with excellent towpath walking or cycling, passing the 18th century Forges de Buffon. Then after lunch we escort you to the exquisite World Heritage UNESCO site of Abbaye de Fontenay founded by St Bernard in 1118. Representing a distinctive example of early Cistercian architecture and virtually intact, Fontenay allows an exceptional glimpse of Cistercian life and industry with its peaceful gardens and ponds and fascinating cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium. Return to the barge and cruise to Ravieres. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Ravieres to Ancy-le-Franc
Morning visit to medieval Noyers-sur-Serein to admire the local produce, colours and delights of the wonderful market, or to wander the town ramparts in this, one of the most beautiful villages in France. After lunch enjoy a lazy afternoon cruise past grazing Charolais cattle, with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath, to Ancy le Franc. Dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

Thursday, Day 5 Ancy le Franc to Lezinnes
Gentle morning cruise as your hotel barge descends through the picturesque locks and past the beautiful 16th century Renaissance palace and gardens of Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc. After lunch we tour the vineyards and town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times, then enjoy a private wine tasting at a renowned winemaker such as the family-run Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard, that makes the most of the region's wonderful local terroir to produce high quality wines. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Lezinnes to Tanlay
After breakfast we enjoy a leisurely cruise to our final mooring at Tanlay. Following lunch we visit the 16th century Renaissance-style Chateau de Tanlay, nestling serenely within this picturesque village. Also time to wander around Tanlay before returning to the barge for Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Tanlay
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the **designated drop off point.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

**The designated meeting and drop off point is the Hotel Westminster in Paris. Other options are available for charter groups.

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