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L'Impressionniste

L'Impressionniste

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€4,190 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

The beautiful L’Impressionniste was built in 1960 as a cargo barge. She was converted to a hotel barge in 1996. She now cruises the along the picturesque Burgundy canal from Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLIM0816
  • Itinerary
    Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €10,980 per charter*
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From
€4,190 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

The beautiful L’Impressionniste was built in 1960 as a cargo barge. She was converted to a hotel barge in 1996. She now cruises the along the picturesque Burgundy canal from Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTLIM0816
  • Itinerary
    Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €10,980 per charter*
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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 bicyclesBonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.Itinerary Itinerary Cruise between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and EscommesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

L’Impressionniste is a beautiful, 12-passenger hotel barge that cruises along the Burgundy Canal. She is the sister ship of La Belle Epoque. She offers four comfortable state rooms and two superior Junior Suites. Her beautiful and spacious salon features comfortable leather sofas and original paintings. You can also relax on the beautiful sun deck and get to know the other passengers.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein, one per cabin booked.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to
    • Historic Dijon, the Ducal Palace, colourful markets and mustard shops
    • Beaune, a medieval walled town and its famous Hôtel-Dieu (15th century hospices)
    • Clos de Vougeot, a wall-enclosed vineyard where Cistercian monks first started making wine in the 12th century
    • Bouchard Père et Fils, famous winery for gastronomic lunch and Grand Crus and Premier Crus wine tasting
    • Châteauneuf-en-Auxois and its medieval castle
    • Local wineries for private wine tasting
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 6 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris and L’Impressionniste
  • Cruise from April to October/Sunday departures
  • Short cruises available from 3 nights
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer duration between Paris & L’Impressionniste = 3 hours 15 minutes.

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 2:30 pm
  • Drop-off point: The Hotel Westminster by 12:00 noon

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: One location of the group's choice in Paris at 2:30 pm OR a local TGV station close to the barge after 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point: One location of the group's choice in Paris by 12:00 noon OR at a local TGV station by 10:00 am

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic;Magret de Canard au Ratafia de Bourgogne; Poulet à L'Estragon;Filet de Boeuf Charolais avec Sauce Epoisses


Wine Cellar
Domaine Laroche, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bruno Clair, Marsannay; Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils, Meursault ‘Les Clous’; Domaine Comte Georges de Vôgué, Musigny; Château de la Saule, Montagny Premier Cru; Domaine Jadot, Ladoix ‘Les Clous d’Orge’


Cheese Board
Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin; Le Petit Vougeot

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Itinerary 

Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes

Sunday, Day 1
Guests are met at the Hotel Westminster in Paris and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the elegant L’Impressionniste. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and the opportunity to meet the captain and crew. Then enjoy your first dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2
This morning, experience your first day's cruise along this enchanting canal, which also promises a walk or cycle along an ever-present towpath past sleepy villages and pretty lock houses. After lunch we visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who award a special prized label to the finest Côte d‘Or vintages every year. On the way back to the hotel barge we enjoy a tasting of fine Burgundy wines in the reputable domaine, Château André Ziltener, a family-run winery built on the foundations of an old Cistercian abbey. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of old Dijon, including a visit to the vivid produce markets, mustard shops and the impressive Notre-Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time. Return to the hotel barge for lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise to La Bussière and perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4
After a short morning cruise, we set off on a drive through the vineyards, stopping en route at the “vigne de l’enfant Jesus”, a famous vineyard owned by the Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils. There, a wine expert will give us a real insight into the domaine’s production of its Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines. We continue to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country, for a winery tour and private tasting of Bouchard Père et Fils wines before enjoying a gastronomic lunch in the orangery of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Afterwards, we visit the fascinating 15th century Hôtel-Dieu Hospice and explore the town, before returning to the barge for a short evening cruise to Pont d’Ouche. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5
After breakfast, we cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, passing grazing white Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages, crossing the only aqueduct on the Burgundy Canal. After lunch on board, we visit the medieval village, craft shops and castle of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, once an outpost of the Dukes of Burgundy and offering a fine overview of the feeder lakes, canal and surrounding countryside. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6
Our last day’s leisurely cruise takes us to the canal summit, 1,250 feet above sea level, just before the Pouilly tunnel. This afternoon we visit Château de Bussy-Rabutin and see the portrait gallery created by the disgraced courtier of King Louis XIV, before strolling through the gardens and enjoying views of the château surrounded by its moat. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7
After breakfast, guests are transferred to the Hotel Westminster in Paris.

Barge Details 

L'Impressionniste Deck Plan

L’Impressionniste deck plan

  • 6 crew
  • 39 metres long
  • 2 Junior Suites (13-14 sqm)
  • 4 en-suite cabins (10-12 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with spa pool
  • 12 bicycles available on board
  • DVD player, TV and telescope
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

No single supplement on September 3 & October 8

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single supplement
September 3, 10, 17, 24 4,950 Euros 5,050 Euros 1,800 Euros
October 1 4,950 Euros 5,050 Euros 1,800 Euros
October 8, 15, 22 4,190 Euros 4,350 Euros 1,550 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 1 & 15

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
September 3, 10, 17, 24 49,300 Euros 51,000 Euros 52,300 Euros 53,600 Euros 54,900 Euros  
October 1 39,400 Euros 40,800 Euros 41,840 Euros 42,880 Euros 43,920 Euros 13 October 2017
October 8, 22 42,500 Euros 43,900 Euros 45,000 Euros 46,100 Euros 47,200 Euros  
October 15 34,400 Euros 35,120 Euros 36,000 Euros 36,880 Euros 37,760 Euros 13 October 2017

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single Supplement
April 8, 15, 22 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
April 29 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
July 22, 29 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
August 26 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl
April 8, 15, 22 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
April 29 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 22, 29 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
August 26 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement
Golf Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl 500  Euros per passenger
Wine Appreciation Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl 4,300 Euros per charter
Family Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl None


Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

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.

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

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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