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Magnolia
From
€10,200 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Magnolia is a charming hotel barge which cruises between Escommes and Dijon and vice versa. She features three comfortable cabins that can accommodate up to six passengers.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMAGN0417
  • Itinerary
    Escommes to Dijon
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
From
€10,200 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Magnolia is a charming hotel barge which cruises between Escommes and Dijon and vice versa. She features three comfortable cabins that can accommodate up to six passengers.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMAGN0417
  • Itinerary
    Escommes to Dijon
  • 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 boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsCruiseCruise Self-catering option available from 6,800 Euros per charter of 6 people

Summary

Explore the rich history and culture of Burgundy on board the charming barge of Magnolia. Magnolia was built in 1956 and converted into a hotel barge in 2014. She features three comfortable en-suite cabins, two sundecks for dining and one with spa pool, TV/DVD player and six bicycles.


Magnolia also offers a self-catered cruise. The self-catered cruise is a new concept where guests are taking care of their own meals, while the crew is in charge of the navigation. A fully equipped kitchen is available and the crew will assist you for food supply. Price is 6,800 Euros charter of 6 people.


Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Historic Dijon, the Ducal Palace and a city market
    • Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a medieval town and its castle
    • Beaune, a medieval walled town and its famous Hôtel-Dieu (15th century hospices)
    • Vosne-Romanée wine estate for Grand Crus Clos Vougeot tasting
    • Truffle farm visit and hunt
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 4-5 crew members
  • Transfers between Dijon and Magnolia
  • Cruise from April to October/Saturday departures
  • This barge is only available to be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group (minimum 2 passengers).

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Itinerary 

Escommes to Dijon

Day 1, Saturday
Guests are met in Dijon train station at 3:00 pm and transferred to the barge moored in Escommes. Welcome drink on board, presentation of the boat and the crew. Cocktail cruise to Vandenesse (8 locks). Dinner on board. (included)

Day 2, Sunday
Morning visit to Châteauneuf en Auxois, visit of the 12th century castle and its medieval village. Lunch in Chateauneuf. (at guest’s expense). Afternoon cruise to Pont d’Ouche, walking and cycling opportunities (11 locks). « Home hosted « dinner at a local family (included).

Day 3, Monday
Morning cruise to La Bussière ( 6 locks). Lunch on board.(included) Afternoon visit of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, guided tour of the charity hospital from the 15th century, free time for shopping. Dinner at a local restaurant at l’Abbaye de La Bussière or Barbirey sur Ouche. (at guest’s expense)

Day 4, Tuesday
After breakfast, we drive to Dijon to explore the capital of the dukes and its rich and colored market with our chef who will help guests choosing their lunch and prepare it on board “ à la plancha” on our outdoor kitchen. Lunch on board (included) and afternoon cruise to La Bussière ( 8 locks). Dinner at lock 34, an authentic lock house reconverted into a welcoming « guinguette » where you will try the owner original cuisine. (at guest’s expense)

Day 5, Wednesday
Morning cruise to Fleurey ( 8 locks ). Lunch on board.(included). Afternoon wine tasting in Vosne-Romanée at Armelle Rion family domaine to taste prestigious wines and then drive to Clos de Vougeot chateau owned by the knights of the Tastevin. Dinner in Velars sur Ouche , to the Auberge Gourmande or la Grasilhade. (at guest’s expense)

Day 6, Thursday
Day cruise to Dijon (13 locks). Morning visit to l’Or des Valois , a truffle farm where we will experience truffle hunting with dogs. Lunch at the truffle farm included. End of cruise to Dijon, Farewell dinner on board.

Day 7, Friday
After breakfast, guests disembark and transfer to Dijon train station.



Dijon to Escommes

Day 1, Saturday
Guests are met in Dijon train station at 3.00 pm and transferred to the barge moored in Dijon. Welcome drink on board, presentation of the boat and the crew. Cocktail cruise to Plombières les Dijon (5 locks). Dinner on board.

Day 2, Sunday
Morning visit to experience a truffle hunting with dogs at l’Or des Valois, where we will have lunch. Lunch at the truffle farm. (included) Afternoon cruise to Fleurey sur Ouche , opportunity to walk or to cycle along the canal. (8 locks) Dinner on board.

Day 3, Monday
Morning cruise to Lock 34 (8 locks). Lunch on board. Afternoon wine tasting in a family domaine Armelle Rion in Vosne Romanée where we will have a prestigious tasting of the grand cru: Clos de Vougeot. Dinner at lock 34, an authentic lock house reconverted into a welcoming “guinguette” where you will taste the owner original cuisine (at guest’s expense).

Day 4, Tuesday
After breakfast, we drive to Dijon to explore the capital of the dukes and its rich and colored market with our chef who will help guests choosing their lunch and prepare it on board “ à la plancha” on our outdoor kitchen. Lunch on board (included) and afternoon cruise to La Bussière ( 8 locks ). Dinner at l’abbaye de La Bussière or in Barbirey sur Ouche (at guest’s expense).

Day 5, Wednesday
Morning cruise to Pont d’Ouche (6 locks ). Lunch in Pont d’Ouche or at the Chateau de Sainte Sabine at guest’s expense  Afternoon visit to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. We will discover the 15th century charity hospital also famous for its wine auction. Free time for shopping. “Home hosted” dinner at a local French family house.

Day 6, Thursday
Day cruise to Escommes (19 locks) Lunch in Chateauneuf or “Chez Lucotte”, traditional French restaurant in Vandenesse en Auxois at guest’s expense. Afternoon visit to Châteauneuf en Auxois, a 12th century castle and its medieval village. Farewell dinner on board included.



Self-Catered Cruise

This barge also offers self-catering option for guests to cook at their leisure whilst crew take care of navigation. 6,800 per charter of 6 people for 6 nights. A fully equipped kitchen is available and the crew will assist you for food supply. Optional excursion is also available at 220 Euros per person, optional breakfast at 400 Euros for 6 persons for the week.

Barge Details 

Magnolia Deck Plan

Magnolia deck plan

  • 4/5 crew
  • 40 metres long
  • 2 en-suite cabins (13 sqm) and 1 junior suite (18 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • 2 sundecks with outside kitchen and spa pool
  • 6 bicycles available on board
  • PC with internet access (subject to local reception)
  • Library, TV, DVD player, iPod dock, playing cards, games and petanque game
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates Charter 2 ppl Charter 4 ppl Charter 6 ppl
July 29 10,200 Euros 13,200 Euros 16,400 Euros
August 5, 12, 19, 26 10,200 Euros 13,200 Euros 16,400 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 10,200 Euros 13,200 Euros 16,400 Euros
October 7, 14, 21, 28 10,200 Euros 13,200 Euros 16,400 Euros

Rates for 2018

Full Board

Departure Date Charter 2 ppl Charter 4 ppl Charter 6 ppl
April 14, 21, 28 14,230 Euros 18,250 Euros 22,230 Euros
May 5, 12, 19 14,230 Euros 18,250 Euros 22,230 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 14,230 Euros 18,250 Euros 22,230 Euros
July 7, 14, 21, 28 14,230 Euros 18,250 Euros 22,230 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 14,230 Euros 18,250 Euros 22,230 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 14,230 Euros 18,250 Euros 22,230 Euros
October 6, 13, 20, 17 14,230 Euros 18,250 Euros 22,230 Euros

Half Board

Departure Date Charter 2 ppl Charter 4 ppl Charter 6 ppl
April 14, 21, 28 11,200 Euros 14,400 Euros 17,800 Euros
May 5, 12, 19 11,200 Euros 14,400 Euros 17,800 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 11,200 Euros 14,400 Euros 17,800 Euros
July 7, 14, 21, 28 11,200 Euros 14,400 Euros 17,800 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 11,200 Euros 14,400 Euros 17,800 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 11,200 Euros 14,400 Euros 17,800 Euros
October 6, 13, 20, 17 11,200 Euros 14,400 Euros 17,800 Euros

Self-catered cruiseThis barge also offers self-catered cruise for guests to cook at their leisure whilst crew take care of navigation. 6,800 Euros per charter of 6 people for 6 nights. Price includes transfer from and to Dijon train station and use of bicycles. Optional excursion at 220 Euros per person and optional breakfast at 400 Euros for 6 persons for the week. 


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 35% of the total cruise fare 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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