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La Belle Epoque - Wine Appreciation Cruise

La Belle Epoque - Wine Appreciation Cruise

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€42,500 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Delight yourself in a 6-night cruise vacation on board the luxurious La Belle Epoque which gives you a taste of the Burgundy wine experience!

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LBEWIN0816
  • Itinerary
    Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €9,940 per charter*
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From
€42,500 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Delight yourself in a 6-night cruise vacation on board the luxurious La Belle Epoque which gives you a taste of the Burgundy wine experience!

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LBEWIN0816
  • Itinerary
    Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €9,940 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 bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Venarey-les-Laumes andTanlay.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Cruise between Venarey-les-Laumes and Tanlay to delight yourself with wine tasting experiences and beautiful sceneries! Visit the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis, a local Champagne producer in the picturesque town of Les Riceys and more! Take the opportunity to meander through the village of Noyers-sur-Serein and other historic sites. This wine experience while cruising is definitely a must try! 
 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay, a UNESCOWorld Heritage site
  • Visit the charming town of Nuits St George
  • Discover the 13th century cellar, Caveau des Arches
  • Explore the beautiful village of Noyers-sur-Serein
  • Tasting at an excellent local Champagne producer in Les Riceys
  • Visit to the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis
     

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
  • Small library of books and maps
  • Board games
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Nodic walking sticks (on request)
  • Hi-Fi system with CD player, radio and iPod docking station

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer duration between Paris & La Belle Epoque = 2.5 hours

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 1:45 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 1:45 pm OR a TGV train 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 train station by 10:00 am

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialties
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic; Magret de Canar; Poulet à L'Estragon  

Wine Cellar
Fers Saint Eloi Grande Cuvée Fleurie; Montagny Premier Cru; Domaine Jadot, Moulin à Vent; Domaine Michelo; Meursault  

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

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Itinerary 

Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to the barge moored in Venarey-les-Laumes. A full crew welcome aboard with champagne and canapés. After time to settle into your cabin you are invited to join us for a first dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
Wake to the aromas of ground coffee and French patisseries, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning cruise through deep Burgundian countryside Late morning your wine guide joins the barge and while cruising introduces you to the wine regions you’ll be visiting during the week. While he talks you’ll be tasting samples of these wines.

After lunch we drive you to the exquisite World Heritage Unesco site of Abbey de Fontenay founded by St Bernard in 1118. Representing a distinctive example of early Cistercian architecture and virtually intact, Fontenay allows an exceptional glimpse of early Cistercian life and industry with its peaceful gardens and ponds and fascinating cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium. Dinner on board. 

Day 3, Tuesday
Leaving the barge shortly after breakfast we drive south to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world. In the town of Nuits St George, we visit a small family wine producer to visit their cellar and taste some of their world renowned Pinot Noirs from villages, including Gevrey-Chambertin and Vosne-Romanée.

Lunch in a 13th century cellar (Caveau des Arches) in the medieval wine capital of Beaune. Siesta in the minibus and by mid afternoon return to the hotel barge and enjoy a cruise through the stunning Burgundian countryside. Light dinner on board. 

Day 4, Wednesday
Morning visit to Noyers to enjoy the vegetables, cheeses, colors and delights of the local market. Returning to the hotel barge we enjoy a lazy cruise gently down to Ancy le Franc with plenty of opportunity to wander or cycle as the vessel descends through the locks. Before dinner, wander around the village and across to the 16th century Renaissance Chateau d’Ancy le Franc. Dinner on board. 

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast we drive to the picturesque town of Les Riceys, the centre of Champagne producing region of the Aude. Visit and tasting at an excellent local Champagne producer followed by a wander around the old town centre. Back on the barge for lunch while cruising through woodlands and rolling fields with great towpath biking and walking opportunities past the tiny canal side villages. Late afternoon arriving in the lovely village of Lezinne. Dinner on board. 

Day 6, Friday
Morning visit to the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis where you get a wonderful view of these world famous Chardonnay vineyards. A brief history of the region is given then on to a great local wine producer to taste a selection of wines including 1er Premier Cru and Grand Cru’s. Return to the barge and after lunch, we cruise to Tanlay. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.  

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

Barge Details 

La Belle Epoque Deck Plan

La Belle Epoque deck plan

  • 128 feet long
  • 12 passengers
  • 6 crew
  • 2 Junior Suites (150 to 165 sq ft)
  • 4 state rooms (125 to 130 sq ft)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 12 touring bikes/1 tandem on reuest
  • 2 Air-conditioned minibuses
  • WiFi (Subjec to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

10% off per cabin on September 10. 20% off per cabin on October 1.
No single supplement on September 10 & October 1

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single supplement Book Before
September 3, 17, 24 4,950 Euros 5,050 Euros 1,800 Euros
 
September 10 4,555 Euros 4,545 Euros None 8 September 2017
October 1 3,960 Euros 4,040 Euros None 29 September 2017 
October 8, 15, 22 4,190 Euros 4,350 Euros 1,150 Euros  

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 22

Departure Dates (Sunday) 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 49,300 Euros 51,000 Euros 52,300 Euros 53,600 Euros 54,900 Euros  
October 8, 15 42,500 Euros 43,900 Euros 45,000 Euros 46,100 Euros 47,200 Euros  
October 22 34,000 Euros 35,120 Euros 36,000 Euros 36,880 Euros 37,760 Euros 20 October 2017

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single Supplement
April 1, 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)

10% off per charter on April 1, 8, 22 & 29; May 6

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
April 1, 8, 22 39,600 Euros 40,860 Euros 41,850 Euros 42,840 Euros 43,830 Euros 15 September 2017
April 15 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
April 29 45,810 Euros 47,340 Euros 48,510 Euros 49,680 Euros 59,850 Euros 15 September 2017
May 6 45,810 Euros 47,340 Euros 48,510 Euros 49,680 Euros 59,850 Euros 15 September 2017
May 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 per charter
Wine Appreciation Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl 4,300 Euros
Walking Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl 3,000 Euros
Family Burgundy Charter up to 12 to 20 ppl None

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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