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L'Art de Vivre - Family Cruise

L'Art de Vivre - Family Cruise

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€27,000 Per Charter

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Go on a family adventure with our family cruise in Bugurndy on board the charming L'Art de Vivre.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVFAM0816
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €3,280 per charter
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From
€27,000 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Go on a family adventure with our family cruise in Bugurndy on board the charming L'Art de Vivre.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVFAM0816
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €3,280 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 Auxerre to ChevrochesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Explore the charming region of Burgundy with the entire family. The 8-passenger L'Art de Vivre offers a family-themed cruise in Burgundy. This wine-producing region boasts vineyard-clad hills, medieval towns and pretty castles. Activities and option excursions are available for the young and young at heart.

 

Note: Family themed cruises are charter only.

 

Cruise Highlights

    • Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
    • Private wine tasting of Chablis and Petit Chablis in the cellars of a renowned Domaine
    • Tour Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
    • Visit the picturesque town of Vezelay and its hilltop basilica
    • Visit elegant Château de Bazoches
    • Optional hot air ballooning
    • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
    • “Biking Plus” option available
    • Dinner at the 5 Star Château de Vault-de-Lugny
    • Customised itinerary, substituting max of 4 excursions with any of the following familiy activities:
      • Ten Pin Bowling (5 years+)
      • Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure
      • Laser Quest
      • Ice Skating (3 years+)
      • Chateau Guedelon – Medieval Castle Construction Project 
      • Mini-Golf
      • Cardo Land
      • La Fabuloserie – Atypical Art & Sculpture Museum 
      • Swimming
      • Tennis
      • Go Karting (Minimum height of 1.25m / 4ft 1)
      • Canoeing & Kayaking (Must be able to swim)
      • Paint Balling (6 years+)
      • Trampoline Tree Nets (3 years+)
      • Tree Climbing at Go Ape (from 4 years)
      • Quad Biking
      • Horse Riding (3 years+)
      • Hot Air Ballooning/Gyrocopter (12 years+)

                   

                  Inclusions

                  • Transfers by chauffeured minibus 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 4 crew members
                  • Use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles and spa pool
                  • Library of books and maps 
                  • Board games 
                  • Boules 
                  • Hi-Fi system with CD player with selection of CDs
                  • Nordic walking sticks (on request)
                  • Air-conditioned/centrally heated

                   

                  Pick-up & Drop-off Points

                  Approximate transfer duration between Paris & L’Art de Vivre = 2.5 hours

                   

                  For cabin bookings:

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

                   

                  For charter bookings:

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

                  Cruise Cuisine

                  Regional Specialities
                  Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison; Tourte Chaude d'Escargots à la Ciboulette; Filet de Rouget au Safron


                  Wine Cellar
                  Terrine de Pêcheur façon Maison; Tourte Chaude d'Escargots à la Ciboulette; Filet de Rouget au Safron


                  Cheese Board
                  Brie; Maroilles; Pont L'Eveque; St Marcellin

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                  Itinerary 

                  If you are a family with children, a bespoke itinerary is created and a maximum of 4 excursions from the Classic Cruise Itinerary is substituted with your preferred family activities.

                  The following activities can usually be arranged on-board directly with the barge Captain and included in your itinerary without any extra charge, unless otherwise stated:

                  Ten Pin Bowling (5 years+)
                  At the Leisure Centre in the town of Auxerre, with 20 lanes. Lightest ball weighs 3kg. Bowling shoes with socks are obligatory and can be hired from the complex starting from size 26 (UK Child size 8 – 8½, US Child size 9½). Discount offered for bowling & laser quest combination. Open every day except for Mondays.

                  Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure
                  A series of caves featuring remarkable parietal art (cave paintings), the second oldest presently known after those of the Chauvet cave being 28,000 years old. The paintings were discovered in 1990 under a thin layer of lime sediments which were hiding them from view. Unfortunately, some of these paintings were damaged due to regular high pressure cleaning of the walls of the cave from 1976 to 1990, but a great many have survived and are now on display to the public.

                  Laser Quest
                  At the Leisure Centre in the town of Auxerre. Four levels of difficulty are offered, with a maximum of 30 participants per game. Discount offered for bowling & laser quest combination. Open every day except for Mondays.

                  Ice Skating (3 years+)
                  Ice Skating rink close to Auxerre with availability to rent skates.

                  Chateau Guedelon – Medieval Castle Construction Project
                  A team of 50 master craftsmen are building a castle from scratch using only the materials and construction techniques available during the Middle Ages. The only construction of its type in the world, Chateau Guedelon is certainly a day trip for the whole family to enjoy!

                  Mini-Golf
                  An indoor mini-golf venue illuminated with black lights. Suitable for all ages. Reduced pricing available for children under 12 years.

                  Cardo Land
                  A unique park displaying 88 dinosaur sculptures and more than 800 dinosaur sound effects. Visit the park’s museum to see dinosaur fossils and bones. A cave painted with frescos recreated from Lascaux, Pech Merle and Font de Gaumme is also situated on site for the chance to discover life for prehistoric man through a sound and light show. Other activities for children such as clay modelling, charcoal painting, a sand pit/archaeological dig and face-painting can also be enjoyed.

                  La Fabuloserie – Atypical Art & Sculpture Museum
                  House and garden displaying more than 1,000 pieces of art and sculpture collected and created by the architect Alain Bourbonnais. The collection is described as being “l’art brut” – or “raw art” – and incorporates graffiti, naïve art and other styles which lie outside the academic traditions of fine art. Suitable for all ages.

                  Swimming
                  Swimming Pool in the town of Auxerre, featuring 5 indoor pools and 3 outdoor pools. The indoor pools comprise of a 25m sport pool with 8 lanes and a play pool including a counter-current river, water cannon, massage jets and Jacuzzi. The outdoor pools include an Olympic sized pool (50m x 17.5m) and a similar play pool featuring a 48m high toboggan slide. Appropriate for all ages. Flotation aides are available upon request.

                  Tennis
                  Tennis Courts alongside the River Yonne in Auxerre. Other activities include Squash and Badminton. Suitable for all ages.

                  Go Karting (Minimum height of 1.25m / 4ft 1)
                  Indoor Go-Karting course close to the town of Auxerre. Individual sessions are limited to 10 minutes per driver, whereas a Grand Prix-style race allows for up to 8 participants, and a timed lap of 12 minutes per driver, finishing with a final race lasting 15 minutes. (Supplement Payable).

                  Canoeing & Kayaking (Must be able to swim)
                  Allows for the chance to canoe and kayak on the River Cure, a tributary of the Yonne within the Morvan massif, a mountainous region in Central France. Two times are available, depending on the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary – 8 km (1 ½ – 2 hours) or 18 km (4 ½ – 5 hours). Available for all ages. Children less than 8 years old can be provided with a child-seat if necessary. (Supplement Payable).

                  Paint Balling (6 years+)
                  Paintballing venue on the banks of the River Cure in the Morvan Massif. Play with up to 500 pellets per player, or choose a game-mode, including camouflage and paint-grenades. Suitable for children as young as 6, thanks to the age-appropriate protective clothing. (Supplement Payable).

                  Trampoline Tree Nets (3 years+)
                  Set in the grounds of a lock-house on the Canal du Nivernais, the Ecluses des Dames, this adventure park features a series of trampoline nets secured to trees for the chance to jump high above the ground. Bike rental is also available, as are eating and drinking facilities. (Supplement Payable).

                  Tree Climbing at Go Ape (from 4 years)
                  Swing from the trees with this abseiling and climbing course set amidst the highest branches of the forest! (Supplement Payable)

                  Other activities* – shown below – can be arranged but, due to their nature, they should be booked directly by the client with the activity provider. These activities are:

                  Quad Biking
                  Set in the heart of Burgundy, the 400 square metre Morvan Adventure Ground is exceptionally good for wild quad biking. Several different courses are available depending on the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary. Check with the activity provider for more details. (Supplement Payable).

                  Horse Riding (3 years+)
                  Set within the Morvan Massif, a number of different equestrian activities are available – including “around the pony” (brushing and caressing ponies, walking discovery, games and an introduction to acrobatics) for children aged 3 – 6 years; Pony Trekking for children under 12; Horse Riding for those over 12. Please contact us for assistance as numerous durations are also offered – as well as the chance to ride under a full moon! (Supplement Payable).

                  Hot Air Ballooning/Gyrocopter (12 years+)
                  Discover the landscape of the Morvan Massif or the hills surrounding Chablis from a different perspective with a pre-set route in a gyrocopter, or wherever the wind takes you in a hot air balloon! (Supplement Payable).

                  Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

                  *Activities are payable by the client directly to the provider, whose individual terms and conditions apply.
                  All activities are subject to availability. Children’s bicycles, bicycle helmets, child car seats and high chairs and available without cost.

                  Barge Details 

                  L'Art de Vivre Deck Plan

                  L'Art de Vivre deck plan

                  • 100 feet long
                  • 8 passengers
                  • 4 crew
                  • 4 twin/double state rooms with en-suite facilities
                  • Air-conditioned
                  • Centrally Heated
                  • CD player/iPod dock
                  • Sun deck with spa pool
                  • 8 touring bikes/1 tandem on request
                  • Air-conditioned minibus
                  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)
                  Dates & Prices 

                  Rates for 2019

                  10% off per cabin on April 7, 14, 21 & 28; May 5 & 12

                  Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before
                  April 7, 14, 21 3,465 Euros 1,450 Euros 7 January 2019
                  April 28 4,005 Euros 1,650 Euros 7 January 2019
                  May 5 & 12 4,005 Euros 1,650 Euros 7 January 2019
                  May 19 4,450 Euros 1,650 Euros
                  June 2, 9 16, 12, 30 4,450 Euros 1,650 Euros
                  July 7, 14 4,450 Euros  1,650 Euros
                  July 21, 28 3,850 Euros 1,450 Euros
                  August 4, 11, 18 3,850 Euros 1,450 Euros
                  August 25 4,450 Euros 1,650 Euros
                  September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,450 Euros 1,650 Euros
                  October 6, 13, 20 3,850 Euros 1,450 Euros

                  Charter (Whole Barge)

                  10% off per charter on April 7, 14, 21 & 28; May 5 & 12

                  Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
                  April 7, 14, 21 24,300 Euros 25,020 Euros 25,740 Euros 7 January 2019
                  April 28 27,720 Euros  28,620 Euros 29,520 Euros 7 January 2019
                  May 5 & 12 27,720 Euros 28,620 Euros 28,620 Euros 7 January 2019
                  May 19 30,000 Euros 31,800 Euros 32,800 Euros
                  June 2, 9 16, 12, 30 30,000 Euros 31,800 Euros 32,800 Euros
                  July 7, 14 30,000 Euros 31,800 Euros 32,800 Euros
                  July 21, 28 27,000 Euros 27,800 Euros 28,600 Euros
                  August 4, 11, 18 27,000 Euros 27,800 Euros 28,600 Euros
                  August 25 30,000 Euros 31,800 Euros 32,800 Euros
                  September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 30,000 Euros 31,800 Euros 32,800 Euros
                  October 6, 13, 20 27,000 Euros 27,800 Euros 28,600 Euros

                  Theme Cruise Supplement

                  Theme Available for Supplement
                  Family Charter 8 ppl None

                  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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