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L'Impressionniste - Wine Appreciation Cruise

L'Impressionniste - Wine Appreciation Cruise

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€42,500 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Discover the best wines in the world in Burgundy with our 6-night cruise on board the sytlish L'Impressionniste.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LIMWIN0816
  • 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
€42,500 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Discover the best wines in the world in Burgundy with our 6-night cruise on board the sytlish L'Impressionniste.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LIMWIN0816
  • 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 bicyclesItinerary Itinerary Cruise between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and EscommesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Wine enthusiasts will enjoy this 6-night wine cruise in Burgundy on board L'Impressionniste. Visit the most  famed vineyards and wineries of the region and enjoy wine tasting sessions. Explore Clos de Vougeot, the largest vineyard in Cote de Nuits with a Grand Cru designation. Enjoy a walking tour of Dijon, Hotel Dieu Hospice and the Chateauneuf-en-Auxois.

 

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

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, a vineyard created by Cistercian monks.
  • Wine tastings in the cellars of renowned Burgundy domaines
  • Tour Dijon and its markets
  • Explore Château de Bussy-Rabutin
  • Tour and tasting at Bouchard Pere et Fils winery and lunch in its chateau
  • Visit Beaune and its Hospices de Beaune
  • Tour the medieval Château de Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Excellent towpath for walking and biking

 

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
  • Nordic walking sticks (on request) 
  • Hi-Fi system with CD player, radio and iPod docking station
  • Guest iPods

 

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

Day 1, Sunday
Meet at the designated meeting point and transferred to the elegant L’Impressionniste moored in Fleurey-sur-Ouche for your cruise through Burgundy. The Captain and his crew will be there to welcome you with a champagne reception on board. Then enjoy your first dinner on board. 

Day 2, Monday
This morning experience your first day’s cruise along this enchanting canal, which also promises a walk or cycle along an ever-present towpath cruising past sleepy villages and pretty lock houses. Late morning, our expert wine guide joins the barge to give an introductory talk on the vineyards of Burgundy and during an on-board wine tasting, ensures that everyone has mastered their tasting technique! In the afternoon, he takes us on a visit to Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who annually award prized special labels to the finest Côte d‘Or vintages. Driving past legendary Grand Cru vineyards, we also pay homage at the fields of Romanée Conti, then stop at the family-run Domaine Jafflin in the heart of Nuits-St-Georges on the Route des Grands Crus. A tour of their cellars is followed by a tasting of their exceptional Pinot Noirs including Vosne Romanée, Nuits St George and Gevrey Chambertin. Dinner on board. 

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, we enjoy a leisurely cruise to La Bussiére-sur-Ouche with perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two. Following lunch on board, we embark on a walking tour of old Dijon, including a visit to the vivid flower and produce markets, mustard shops and the impressive Notre-Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
After a short morning cruise, we set off on a drive through premier cru vineyards, stopping en route at the “vigne de l’enfant Jesus”, a famous vineyard owned by the Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils. There, we will find out more about the domaine and gain a real insight into the 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 delightful orangery of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Afterwards, we visit the fascinating 15th century Hôtel-Dieu Hospice and explore the quaint shops of the town, before returning to the barge for a short evening cruise to Pont d’Ouche. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast, we cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, past grazing white Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages, crossing the only canal bridge on the Burgundy Canal. Later, our wine guide joins us again and we drive from the barge through wooded hillsides out into the world famous vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. After making a stop in the Grand Cru vineyards of Le Montrachet, we visit a domaine in the village of Puligny-Montrachet where we enjoy a private cellar tour and a tasting of some of the world’s greatest white wines. There should also be time to 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 canal and surrounding countryside. Dinner on board. 

Day 6, Friday
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, once the home of the Comte Roger de Bussy-Rabutin who was exiled to his estate due in part to his scandalous lifestyle and satirical chronicles of French nobility which found him in great disfavour with King Louis XIV. There is time to stroll through the French-style gardens and enjoy the views of the château surrounded by its moat.  Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast disembark the barge and transfer to the designated drop off point. 

Barge Details 

L'Impressionniste Deck Plan

L’Impressionniste deck plan

  • 128 feet long 
  • 12 passengers
  • 6 crew
  • 2 Junior Suites (143 to 152 sq ft)
  • 4 state rooms ( 110 to 127 sq ft)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 12 touring bikes/1 tandem on request
  • 2 Air-conditioned minibuses
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
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
Wine Appreciation Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl 4,300 Euros per charter

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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