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Belmond Lilas

Belmond Lilas

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Belmond Lilas travels through the sceneries of Burgundy from Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune to Dole and vice versa. Glide through French waterways on a sleek, beautiful barge boasting an intimate ambience and bespoke service.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTALIL0816
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Belmond Lilas travels through the sceneries of Burgundy from Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune to Dole and vice versa. Glide through French waterways on a sleek, beautiful barge boasting an intimate ambience and bespoke service.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTALIL0816
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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 ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune and DoleTransfersTransfers Transfer from the airport/hotel or train station to the barge

Summary

The colourful Belmond Lilas is set to cruise in the beautiful region of Burgundy from Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune to Dole or vice versa. Lively colours reflect the barge's namesake, lilacs, as well as its exquisite decors consist of natural linens, handcrafted ironwork and timber wood furnishings. Four spacious cabins offer king or twin beds, which can accommodate up to 8 guests. 
 

Enjoy an unforgettable journey at the stunning region of Burgundy, famous for its first-class wines and network of canals studded with majestic chateaux.
 

Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees:
    • Visit of the 12th century medieval fortress in Rully
    • Private wine tasting in a 15th century kitchen
    • Private tour of the magnificent Hotel Dieu, a sumptuously adorned 15th century hospital
    • Sightseeing through the vineyards of Chateau de Chamirey
    • Visit of the wall enclosed chateau of Clos de Vougeot
    • Tour of Dijon, including visits to Maille mustard shop and the Ducal Palace
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 6 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris and Belmond Lilas
  • Cruise from April to October, Sunday departures
  • This barge is only available to be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group (minimum 6 passengers)

PICK-UP & DROP-OFF POINTS

  • Pick-up: Designated meeting point in Paris (hotel/airport/train station)
  • Drop-off: Paris

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Itinerary 

Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune to Dole (and vice versa)

Day 1, Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune
Arrive at St Leger. Step aboard for a champagne reception as you meet the captain and crew. Tonight, you’ll dine deliciously on classic French cuisine prepared by your Chef.

Day 2, Rully
Arise this morning to the gentle motion of the barge gliding along the Canal du Centre. After lunch, set off with your guide to the pretty village of Rully. Take an exclusive tour of a 12th century medieval fortress. You’ll be hosted by the count of Rully himself— his ancestors have owned the fortress since its creation over 800 years ago. Enjoy a private tasting of the de Ternay families’ own wines in the 15th century kitchen. Return to the barge for a delectable dinner freshly prepared by Chef.

Day 3, Beaune
Savour a delicious breakfast before you head to Beaune with your guide this morning. Wander along the evocative medieval lanes of Burgundy’s wine-capital. Take a private tour of the magnificent Hotel Dieu, an ornately decorated 15th century hospital. You’ll have free-time to explore the town and its charming boutiques before you return to the barge for lunch. This afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure as the barge navigates the final locks of the canal. Dinner is served on board this evening.

Day 4, Mercurey
Enjoy an indulgent breakfast this morning before you visit the town of Mercurey. Stroll through the vineyards of Chateau de Chamirey on a tour of this family run estate. After, take part in an exclusive tasting of the estate’s finest wines. Return to the barge for lunch as you leave the canal to join the majestic Soane River. Spend the afternoon relaxing on deck as you continue along the river. Tonight, Chef serves a sumptuous feast for dinner.

Day 5, Auxonne
Spend this morning at leisure as you cruise to Auxonne. After lunch, take a drive with your guide down the iconic route des Grands Crus, through the remarkable villages of the Cote d’Or. At Vougeot, you’ll visit the wall enclosed chateau of Clos de Vougeot. Wine was first produced here more than 800 years ago by Cistercian monks. Today, the castle is home to the Confrerie de Chevaliers de Tastevin, a formidable Burgundian wine society. Return to the barge this evening for a delectable dinner on board.

Day 6, Dijon
Rise this morning for a delicious breakfast, followed by a walking tour of historic Dijon. Visit the city’s famous Maille mustard shop and the Ducal Palace, formerly the seat of Burgundy’s medieval dukes. Take time at leisure to explore the cobbled streets and enjoy lunch at one of the pavement cafes. Return to the boat after lunch, for a final cruise to towards Dole. Delicious ‘Kir’ cocktails are served on deck, a mix of locally produced Cassis and Aligote white wine. To follow, Chef serves a sensational farewell feast for your final evening on board.

Day 7, Dole
Awake to enjoy an indulgent breakfast. After, the crew bids you a fond farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Barge Details 

Belmond Lilas Deck Plan

Belmond Lilas

  • 6 crew
  • 30.48 metres long
  • 4 king/twin suites
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with canopy and heated pool
  • Bicycles available on board
  • CD player, CDs, DVDs, books, games, and
  • iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

2019 Departure Dates

March 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20

2019 prices on request. Contact our team for more information.

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 20% of the total cruise fare for charters 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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