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Grand Victoria
From
US$6,500 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

Grand Victoria is an elegant hotel barge originally built in 1994. She now cruises in the canals of the Burgundy region.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTGRVI0317
  • Itinerary
    Fleurey - Vandenesse, Dijon - Chagny
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
From
US$6,500 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

Grand Victoria is an elegant hotel barge originally built in 1994. She now cruises in the canals of the Burgundy region.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTGRVI0317
  • Itinerary
    Fleurey - Vandenesse, Dijon - Chagny
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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 deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesInclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

The beautiful Grand Victoria was originally built in 1994. She now cruises along the waterways of Burgundy. She offers three, well-appointed staterooms featuring the Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Signature Select Hartfield Luxury Firm Mattress, flat-screen TV, Apple TV, WiFi access and firm pillows. Other amenities include a large sundeck with spa pool and 6 mountain bikes.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to
    • Historic Dijon and a city market
    • Beaune, a medieval walled town and its famous Hôtel-Dieu (15th century hospices)
    • A Michelin-starred restaurant for lunch in Beaune
    • Gevrey Chambertin for local wine tasting
    • Château de Meursault for a tour and wine tasting
    • Château de la Rochepot, a 13th century castle
    • Enjoy spinning vinyls on Grand Victoria’s record player in the evenings
  • All meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 6 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris, Dijon or Geneva and Grand Victoria
  • Cruise from April to October / Sunday departures
  • Two itineraries available
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

 

Exclusions

  • Air transportation
  • Airport taxes, visas, health or accident insurance, trip cancellation insurance
  • Superior Chateaux vintage wines
  • Optional activities not included in the itinerary
  • 10% crew gratuity

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

  • Pick-up: Airport or hotel at 2:00 pm or DIjon at 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off: Dijon, Paris or Geneva destination at 9:00 am

Cruise Cuisine

Appetizer

  • Seared scallops with truffled potato purée and sweet ginger chili or
  • Spiced duck wontons in a lime and chili broth with cashews and cilantro

Main Course

  • Roasted duck breast with prosciutto roasted vegetables, fennel purée, parsnip crisps, and veal demi glace or;
  • Prosciutto-wrapped cod with crab risotto, cherry tomatoes marinated in an olive oil vinaigrette
  • Cheese platter

Dessert

  •  Lemon tart
  • Mille fuille

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Itinerary 

Fleurey to Vandenesse

Day 1, Sunday
Our private driver meets our guests in Paris, Geneva or Dijon at the airport or hotel of your choice at 2:00 pm or Dijon at 4:00 pm. You will then be chauffeured by minivan to the mooring. Upon arrival you will be greeted by our cheerful crew and experience our welcome. While we get you checked in and the crew take your luggage to your stateroom, you’ll have the chance to sit and relax with our signature champagne welcome. Afterwards there will be plenty of time to unpack and unwind before your first of many incredible dinners on board.

Day 2, Monday
Enjoy a relaxing start to the day as we begin the morning cruise to St. Marie. Guests will have time to relax on deck or enjoy a leisurely bike ride on the bike path as the barge continues the journey into the scenic Valleé de l’Ouche. After lunch, guests will tour the labyrinthine cellars of Patriarche, featuring hundreds of wines in vaults dating to the thirteenth century. The tasting will include eight wines, explained by a sommelier, and a bottle of wine. We return to the barge to enjoy sundowners on the deck or in the bar before dinner aboard. After dinner, enjoy a magnificent tour of Dijon by night before retiring for the evening.

Day 3, Tuesday
It’s market day in Dijon. Enjoy breakfast aboard, before embarking on a walking tour along the cobblestoned streets of Dijon with a stop at the vibrant fresh market and famous mustard shop. Afterwards we’ll take a break and relax at one of Dijon’s many charming cafes for a café latte or tea, before starting our guided tour of Dijon’s major landmarks. This includes the Ducal Palace, Eglise Notre-Dame and the Cathedral of Saint Benign. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant in Dijon, after which guests will be free to enjoy Dijon’s abundance of shoppes. Around 3pm we will return in time for a happy hour cruise or bike ride before we dock for the evening with dinner aboard. 

Day 4, Wednesday
A relaxing start to the morning with breakfast before embarking our morning cruise through Burgundy. After lunch, we’ll visit a local vineyard for a private tasting, partake in a tour of their vineyards and enjoy a tasting of their wines. We return to the barge in time for a signature sundowner. Freshen up and get ready for our vinyl evening. Kick off your shoes and flick through a diverse selection of vinyl records from then and now. Turn up the volume of your favorite 45’s for us all to enjoy, while the chef adds the final touches to dinner.

Day 5, Thursday
Enjoy an early breakfast before embarking on a visit to the charming town of Beaune, the wine capital of the Cote d’Or. We start with a tour of the famous Hôtel-Dieu, a well maintained medieval hospital that received patients until the late-20th century. A lunch will be enjoyed in this picturesque town. There will be plenty of time to meander the shopping district and enjoy the enchanting café in the town square, before attending a private wine tasting. Guests will return for an late afternoon cruise. Relax with sundowners and dinner aboard.

Day 6, Friday
Delight in a relaxing cruise past the spectacular Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, overlooking the Burgundy Canal. After a lunch, we’ll embark on a tour of the chateau, enjoy the magnificent views of the countryside and a stroll around the quaint village, before we visit the beautifully restored authentic 12th century Cistercian abbey, the Abbaye de la Bussiere. The abbey, is nestled in an immense landscaped park and gardens and is today a fine hotel. Finally we will return to the barge for our traditional happy hour and final dinner aboard.

Day 7, Saturday
After a leisurely enjoyable breakfast, depart around 9:00 am for transfer by minivan to Dijon or to your Paris or Geneva destination, arriving there about midday. 



Dijon to Chagny

Day 1, Sunday
Our private driver meets our guests in Paris or Geneva at the airport or hotel of your choice at 2:00 pm or Dijon at 4:00 pm. You will then be chauffeured by minivan to the mooring, typically moored in Dijon harbor. Upon arrival you will be greeted by our cheerful crew and experience our welcome. While we get you checked in and the crew take your luggage to your stateroom, you’ll have the chance to sit and relax with our signature champagne welcome. Afterwards there will be plenty of time to unpack and unwind before your first of many incredible dinners on board.

Day 2, Monday
Enjoy a relaxing start to the day as we begin the morning cruise to St. Marie. Guests will have time to relax on deck or enjoy a leisurely bike ride on the bike path as the barge continues the journey into the scenic Valleé de l’Ouche. After lunch, guests will tour Gevrey-Chambertin, a quaint village in the heart of the Côte d’Or, where the guest will experience a tasting one of Burgundy’s foremost wine labels. We return to the barge to enjoy sundowners on the deck or in the bar before dinner onboard. After dinner, enjoy a magnificent tour of Dijon by night before retiring for the evening.

Day 3, Tuesday
It’s market day in Dijon. Enjoy a light breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee, croissants, and eggs, before embarking on a walking tour along the cobblestoned streets of Dijon with a stop at the vibrant fresh market. Afterwards we’ll take a break and relax, enjoy a break at one of Dijon’s many charming cafes for a café latte or tea, before starting our guided tour of Dijon’s major landmarks. This includes the Ducal Palace, Eglise Notre-Dame and the Cathedral of Saint Benign. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant in Dijon, after which guests will be free to enjoy Dijon’s abundance of shoppes. Around 3pm we will return in time for a happy hour cruise or bike ride before we dock for the evening with dinner onboard.

Day 4, Wednesday
A relaxing start to the morning with breakfast before embarking our morning cruise through Burgundy. After lunch, we’ll visit the Château de Meursault, partake in a tour of their vineyards and enjoy a tasting of their wines. We return to the barge in time for a signature sundowner. Freshen up and get ready for our vinyl evening. Kick off your shoes and flick through a diverse selection of vinyl records from then and now. Turn up the volume of your favorite 45’s for us all to enjoy, while the chef adds the final touches to dinner.

Day 5, Thursday
It’s market day in Dijon. Enjoy a light breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee, croissants, and eggs, before embarking on a walking tour along the cobblestoned streets of Dijon with a stop at the vibrant fresh market. Afterwards we’ll take a break and relax, enjoy a break at one of Dijon’s many charming cafes for a café latte or tea, before starting our guided tour of Dijon’s major landmarks. This includes the Ducal Palace, Eglise Notre-Dame and the Cathedral of Saint Benign. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant in Dijon, after which guests will be free to enjoy Dijon’s abundance of shoppes. Around 3:00 pm we will return in time for a happy hour cruise or bike ride before we dock for the evening with dinner onboard.

Day 6, Friday
Delight in a relaxing cruise into La Rochepot and marvel at the beautiful Château la Rochepot settled high over the canal. After a light afternoon snack of finger sandwiches, we’ll embark on a tour of the chateau and enjoy the magnificent views of the countryside and a stroll around grounds before returning for sundowners aboard.

Day 7, Saturday
After a leisurely enjoyable breakfast, depart around 9:00 am for transfer by minivan to Dijon or to your Paris or Geneva destination, arriving there about midday.



Chagny to Lyon

Day 1, Sunday
Our private driver meets our guests in Paris, Geneva or Lyon at the airport or hotel of your choice at 2:00 pm. You will then be chauffeured by minivan to the yacht, moored in Chagny. Upon arrival at the Grand Victoria’s mooring place, you will be greeted by Edward, Cindy, and our cheerful crew with a champagne toast. There will be plenty of time to unpack and unwind before your first of many incredible dinners on board. 

Day 2, Monday
Delight in a relaxing cruise into Chalon and marvel at the beautiful Château la Rochepot settled high over the canal. A fortress once belonging to the Knights of the Golden Fleece, in service to the Dukes of Burgundy, the Château is known across France for its magnificent, patterned roof. After a light buffet lunch, we’ll embark on a tour of the 13th century château and enjoy the magnificent views of the countryside and a stroll around the grounds before returning for sundowners aboard the Grand Victoria. After we have enjoyed our cultural excursion, we’ll return to the Grand Victoria for a late afternoon cruise and dinner aboard.

Day 3, Tueday
Enjoy an early breakfast before embarking on a visit to Chalon. We’ll visit the historic Cathedrale Saint Vincent, a storied church in the heart of town with beautiful stained glass windows. From there, we’ll explore the Musée Denon. This museum is owned by a former curator from the Louvre, and numerous portraits and sculptures call this hidden gem home. We’ll a stop at a local café for lunch near the river. Guests will return to the Grand Victoria for a late afternoon cruise. Relax with sundowners and dinner aboard.

Day 4, Wednesday
 Relax aboard for a delightful morning cruise along the Saône River following breakfast. We will then tour the Abbey de Cluny, once counted amongst the largest churches in the world, followed by a visit to Chevrerie la Trufiere, a local goat cheese farm. We return in time for our signature sundowners aboard. Kick off your shoes and flick through a diverse selection of vinyl records from then and now. Turn up the volume of your favorite records for us all to enjoy, while the chef adds the final touches to dinner.

Day 5, Thursday
After a morning of cruising, we will enjoy lunch on board before debarking for a tour of the vineyards at Pouilly-Fuissé. A private wine tasting will follow the tour. After, we will go to the Roche de Solutré, an interesting geographical phenomena overlooking the Saône. A historic site dating to the ancient prehistory, Roche later attracted media attention for the annual climbs made by a former French president. Follow in his footsteps to a memorable view overlooking southern Burgundy. Return to the Grand Victoria for sundowners and dinner aboard.

Day 6, Friday
Enjoy an early breakfast before you spend the morning exploring the magnificent city of Lyon, France’s second largest city and gastronomic capital. Edward will take you to tour the majestic Basilique de Fourviere that dominates the skyline of the west banks of the Saône, and see the ruins of ancient Roman amphitheaters. We will enjoy lunch at one of Lyon’s many cafés before exploring the magnificent shopping districts that rival Paris in their offerings. You’ll be treated to a fantastic dinner cruise for our final evening together.

Day 7, Saturday
After a leisurely enjoyable breakfast, depart the Grand Victoria around 9:00 am for transfer by minivan to Lyon or to your Paris or Geneva destination, arriving there about midday.

 

Barge Details 

Grand Victoria Deck Plan

Grand Victoria deck plan

  • 6 crew
  • 39 metres long
  • 3 king/twin junior suites with TVs (15 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with spa pool
  • 6 bicycles available on board
  • Record player, TV, games
  • WiFi (subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Note: Prices are in US Dollar

Departure Dates Per Person Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl (7 Days) Charter 6 ppl (10 Days)
October 15 $6,500 USD $34,500 USD $35,750 USD $38,900 USD $58,000 USD

2018 Departures

For early bookings, get the 2017 rates.

Departure Date Per Person Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl (7 Days) Charter 6 ppl (10 Days)
May 20, 27 $6,500 USD $,34,500 USD $35,750 USD $38,900 USD $58,000 USD
June 3, 19, 17, 24 $6,500 USD $,34,500 USD $35,750 USD $38,900 USD $58,000 USD
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $6,500 USD $,34,500 USD $35,750 USD $38,900 USD $58,000 USD
August 5, 12, 19, 26 $6,500 USD $,34,500 USD $35,750 USD $38,900 USD $58,000 USD
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $6,500 USD $,34,500 USD $35,750 USD $38,900 USD $58,000 USD
October 7, 14, 21 $6,500 USD $,34,500 USD $35,750 USD $38,900 USD $58,000 USD

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 30% of the total cruise fare for charters is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 100 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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