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L'Art de Vivre - Wine Appreciation Cruise

L'Art de Vivre - Wine Appreciation Cruise

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€22,590 Per Charter

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Embark on a 6-night getaway cruising between Auxerre and Chevroches with the beautiful L'Art de Vivre. Engage in some wine tasting activities at the famous wineries in Burgundy! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVWIN0816
  • Itinerary
    Auxerre to Chevroches
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,436 per couple*
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From
€22,590 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Embark on a 6-night getaway cruising between Auxerre and Chevroches with the beautiful L'Art de Vivre. Engage in some wine tasting activities at the famous wineries in Burgundy! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVWIN0816
  • Itinerary
    Auxerre to Chevroches
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €1,436 per couple*
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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 bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Auxerre to ChevrochesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Join a leisurely wine tasting cruise in Burgundy to satisfy your palate! You'll visit a variety of famous cellars in St Bris, Domaine Laroche, Puligny Montrachet and more. Also, enjoy an exciting excursion to Vezelay, Beaune and Chateau of Bazoches. This 6-night cruise will definitely leaves you with pure satisfaction as you combine your passion for wines and travel! 
 

Cruise Highlights

  • Explore the medieval town of Auxerre
  • Wine tasting at St Bris 
  • Visit to a state of the art winery, Domaine Laroche or Domaine William Fevre
  • Excursion at Vezelay, one of the Burgundy's most famous treasures
  • Wine tasting in the Grand Cru vineyards at Puligny Montrachet
  • Visit the famous Hotel Dieu
  • Explore the Chateau de Bazoches

 

Inclusions

  • Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes mini bus between Paris and the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • 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
  • Services of 6 crew
  • Use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles and spa pool
  • Library of books and maps 
  • Board games 
  • Boules 
  • Hi-Fi system with CD player with selection of CDs
  • Nordic walking sticks (on request)

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer duration between Paris & L’Art de Vivre = 2.5 hours


For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 2pm
  • Drop-off point:  The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 12:00 noon


For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: One location of the groups choice in Paris at 2:00 pm OR a TGV train station close to the barge after 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point: One location of the groups choice in Paris by 12:00 noon OR at a local TGV train station by 10:00 am

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison; Tourte Chaude d'Escargots à la Ciboulette; Filet de Rouget au Safron


Wine Cellar
Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison; Tourte Chaude d'Escargots à la Ciboulette; Filet de Rouget au Safron


Cheese Board
Brie; Maroilles; Pont L'Eveque; St Marcellin

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Itinerary 

Auxerre to Chevroches

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to the barge moored in Auxerre. Following a Champagne Welcome and outline of the week’s wine cruise you are free to explore the medieval town of Auxerre or take a stroll along the banks of the river Yonne before returning for dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
Our morning cruise takes us past vineyard-clad hillside to Vincelles where we moor in rural bliss. After lunch, accompanied by our wine guide, we drive to St Bris with its extraordinary network of medieval passages beneath the town. Following a tour of the Bersan family’s 12th century cellars we taste the unique selection of wines made in this little known Burgundian village.  Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
Morning cruise past gently rolling hills and vineyards interspersed with cherry orchards. Charolais cattle glance up as we pass them grazing in the lush fields alongside the river. Cruise through lunch. At St Pallaye our wine guide takes us over the nearby hills to the legendary vineyards surrounding the world famous town of Chablis.  A tour of the Grand Cru vineyards is followed by an exclusive visit to a state of the art winery, either Domaine Laroche or Domaine William Fevre.  The afternoon is completed with an extensive wine tasting including rare Premier and Grand cru wines from the 1980s. Return to barge awaiting us at Mailly la Ville.  Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
In the morning we cruise past the prehistoric coral reefs, which now form the spectacular cliffs at Mailly le Chateau and Le Saussois, a favourite rendezvous for rock climbers. In the early afternoon we arrive at our mooring in the pretty village of Chatel Censoir. From here we enjoy an excursion to Vézelay, one of Burgundy’s most famous treasures with the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, craft shops and fine views of the surrounding countryside while sipping a glass of wine from the ancient monastic vineyard.  Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
An early start after breakfast for the drive to Beaune arriving late morning for a tasting in the Grand Cru vineyards at Puligny Montrachet which include Philippe Chavy or Philippe Duvernay (Chassagne). Lunch  in the centre of Beaune followed by a visit to the famous Hotel Dieu. Afternoon drive north through the Cote de Nuits vineyards passing Romanée Conti and Clos Vougeot. Arrive back on board for short evening cruise to Lucy and light dinner.

Day 6, Friday
A gentle cruise this morning through the pastoral Morvan countryside to Chevroches. In the afternoon, we visit the Chateau of Bazoches, whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart and which was later remodeled by Maréchal Vauban. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

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

Barge Details 

L'Art de Vivre Deck Plan

L'Art de Vivre deck plan

  • 100 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 4 crew
  • 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 8 touring bikes/1 tandem on request
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

10% off per cabin on September 17. 20% off per cabin on October 22
No single supplement on September 17

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Single supplement Book Before
September 3, 10, 17, 24 4,190 Euros 1,550 Euros
September 17 3,771 Euros None 15 September 2017
October 1 4,190 Euros 1,550 Euros
October 8, 15 3,590 Euros 1,550 Euros
October 22 2,872 Euros 1,550 Euros 20 October 2017

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates (Sunday) Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl
September 3, 10, 17, 24 29,200 Euros 30,100 Euros 31,000 Euros
October 1 29,200 Euros 30,100 Euros 31,000 Euros
October 8, 15, 22 25,100 Euros 25,900 Euros 26,700 Euros

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement
April 8, 15, 22 3,690 Euros 1,400 Euros
April 29 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
July 22, 29 3,690 Euros 1,400 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 3,690 Euros 1,400 Euros
August 26 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4,350 Euros 1,600 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 3,690 Euros 1,400 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on April 8, 15, 22 & 29; May 6; August 12, 19 & 26

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
April 8, 15, 22 23,310 Euros 24,030 Euros 24,750 Euros 15 September 2017
April 29 27,180 Euros 27,990 Euros 28,800 Euros 15 September 2017
May 6 27,180 Euros 27,990 Euros 28,800 Euros 15 September 2017
May 13, 20, 27 30,200 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,000 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 30,200 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,000 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 30,200 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,000 Euros
July 22, 29 25,900 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,500 Euros
August 5 25,900 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,500 Euros
August  12, 19 23,310 Euros 24,030 Euros 24,750 Euros 15 September 2017
August 26 27,180 Euros 27,990 Euros 28,800 Euros 15 September 2017
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 30,200 Euros 31,100 Euros 32,000 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 25,900 Euros 26,700 Euros 27,500 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement per charter
Wine Appreciation Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 3,500 Euros

Wine appreciation cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines.

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 €800 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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