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Belmond Hirondelle

Belmond Hirondelle

From
€4,618 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

The alluring barge of Belmond Hirondelle travels from Dole to St Leger. With its contemporary decor, this French barge invites you to an exciting voyage of divinely beautiful sceneries in some of the best places in France. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTHIR0816
  • Itinerary
    Dole to St Leger
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
From
€4,618 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

The alluring barge of Belmond Hirondelle travels from Dole to St Leger. With its contemporary decor, this French barge invites you to an exciting voyage of divinely beautiful sceneries in some of the best places in France. 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTHIR0816
  • Itinerary
    Dole to St Leger
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Itinerary Itinerary Cruise between Besancon and Chagny.TransfersTransfers Transfer from the airport/hotel or train station to the barge

Summary

Belmond Hirondelle, a lovely barge with soft decor, accommodates up to eight people in sumptuous surroundings. It has four generously-sized featuring an ensuite bathroom. It includes a sun deck with sun loungers, lounge with dining area, computer with Internet access and DVD player.
 

This barge cruise allows you to enjoy a perfect ambiance that complements the tranquil sceneries. 
 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Beaune, a medieval walled town and its famous Hôtel-Dieu (15th century hospices)
    • Citadel of Besançon, a 17th century fortress, home to museums
    • Clos de Vougeot, a wall-enclosed vineyard where Cistercian monks first started making wine in the 12th century
    • Dole, a hilltop town and birthplace of the great scientist Louis Pasteur
    • Chalon-sur-Saône, an important trading centre in the Middle Ages
    • Arbois, a small Burgundy town to sample the local vin jaune at a private tasting
    • La Chaumiere, a restaurant near Dole for lunch
    • Local winery for private wine tasting
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 5 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris and Belmond Hirondelle
  • Cruise from March to October/Sunday departures
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.


Pick-up & Drop-off Points

  • Pick-up: Designated meeting point in Paris (hotel/airport/train station)
  • Drop-off: Paris

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Itinerary 

Day 1, Sunday
Arrive in Besancon by private transfer. A champagne reception allows you to meet the crew before you enjoy your first dining experience onboard.

Day 2, Monday
Cruise along the stunning Rhone Rhine canal, taking in the numerous locks on the way. After lunch return to Besancon for a tour of the historic citadel and zoo. Return to the barge for cocktails and dinner.

Day 3, Tuesday
Cruise to the charming town of Dole, birthplace of Louis Pasteur. Spend the afternoon in a nearby water park, full of fun for the whole family. Dine at the Michelin starred restaurant La Chaumiere, a short drive from the mooring.

Day 4, Wednesday
Journey along the last stretch of canal on the majestic river Saône to St Jean de Losne. Lunch is followed by a trip to the Chateau du clos de Vougeot. Admire ancient wine presses and learn about the Chevaliers du Tastevin, who maintain the chateau as the spiritual home of Burgundy wine. Alternatively, visit the village of Brazey for horse riding and treks through the Saône valley.

Day 5, Thursday
A morning cruise down the stately River Saône takes you onto the Canal du Centre and the mooring in Fragnes. After lunch visit the historic city of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, for a tour of the 15th century Hotel Dieu. Take time to enjoy the charming town before returning to the barge mooring.

Day 6, Friday
Take a short drive to Chalon sur Saône for a bustling local market tour before cruising to Chagny. Look forward to active family fun at Accro Branche, an outdoor action park. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular gala dinner on board.

Day 7,
After breakfast and a fond farewell from the crew, depart by private transfer for your onward travel arrangements.

Barge Details 

Belmond Hirondelle Deck Plan

Belmond Hirondelle deck plan 

  • 5 crew
  • 39 metres long
  • 4 king/twin en suite cabins (12-14sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Teak sundeck with a table and deck chairs
  • Bicycles available on board
  • DVDs, books, games library and Bose ipod dock
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates (Sunday) Cabin per person Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl
September 3, 10, 17, 24 5,131 Euros 36,233 Euros 38,777 Euros 41,318 Euros
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,618 Euros 32,610 Euros 34,898 Euros 37,187 Euros

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Cabin per person Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl
March 25 4,276 Euros 30,192 Euros 32,312 Euros 34,432 Euros
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,276 Euros 30,192 Euros 32,312 Euros 34,432 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 5,345 Euros 37,746 Euros 40,390 Euros 43,040 Euros
June 1, 10, 17, 24 5,345 Euros 37,746 Euros 40,390 Euros 43,040 Euros
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5,345 Euros 37,746 Euros 40,390 Euros 43,040 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 5,345 Euros 37,746 Euros 40,390 Euros 43,040 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,345 Euros 37,746 Euros 40,390 Euros 43,040 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 4,276 Euros 30,192 Euros 32,312 Euros 34,432 Euros

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of 20% of the total cruise fare for cabin or charters is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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