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L'Art de Vivre - Tennis Cruise

L'Art de Vivre - Tennis Cruise

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€27,000 Per Charter

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Refine your tennis skills while enjoying a voyage between Auxerre and Chevroches a board the fabulous L'Art de Vivre. A 6-night cruise vacation that is filled with excitement and enthusiasm! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVTEN0816
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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From
€27,000 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Refine your tennis skills while enjoying a voyage between Auxerre and Chevroches a board the fabulous L'Art de Vivre. A 6-night cruise vacation that is filled with excitement and enthusiasm! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LDVTEN0816
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Save up to €6,560 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 and ChevrochesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Sail on the beautiful L'Art de Vivre and enjoy a 6-night cruise vacation admiring the fantastic views of medieval towns like Auxerre, Vezelay and Chevroches. Moreover, engage into tennis activities at the famous clubs along your way such as Roland Garros Red Dirt Court, Vincelles (2 tarmac courts), Vermenton (2 tarmac courts), Chatel Censoir and Coulange Sur Yonne (2 tarmac courts). This is an ideal package for those who seek fun and relaxation at the same time

 

Note: Tennis themed cruises are charter only

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Explore the medieval town of Auxerre
  • Play tennis at Roland Garros Red Dirt Court 
  • Excursion at the St Bris, medieval passages
  • Wine tasting of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the 12th century cellars of Monsieur Bersan
  • Tennis at Vincelles
  • Visit market town of Mailly la Ville
  • Enjoy tennis at Vermenton
  • Play tennis at Chatel Censoir
  • Visit the  Chateau of Bazoches
  • Play tennis at Coulange Sur Yonne

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

Cabin Bookings

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

 

Charter Bookings

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


Approximate transfer duration between Paris & L'Art de Vivre is 2.5 hours.

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 

Day 1, Sunday - Auxerre
You are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to the barge moored in Auxerre, Burgundy. Following a Champagne Welcome, you are free to explore the medieval town of Auxerre or take a stroll along the banks of the River Yonne before returning for dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday - Auxerre to Vincelles
A morning cruise takes you past vineyard-clad hillside to Vincelles where you moor in rural bliss. During this morning tennis in Auxerre on Roland Garros Red Dirt Court (3 courts available) which of course is only found in France. The afternoon excursion is to St Bris with its extraordinary network of medieval passages beneath the town. A wine tasting introduces you to the outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the 12th century cellars of Monsieur Bersan. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday - Vincelles to Mailly la Ville
Tennis during the morning in Vincelles (2 tarmac courts). Late morning, cruise through rich pasturelands and past grazing Charolais cattle and past dramatic steep cliffs to the market town of Mailly la Ville. During the afternoon, visit the town of Auxerre to discover the medieval town centre. Originally the capital of Lower Burgundy, Auxerre prides itself on a collection of fine churches. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday - Mailly la Ville to Le Saussois
Take a morning cruise southwards to Le Saussois. During the morning, play tennis in Vermenton (2 tarmac courts). In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Vézelay, one of Burgundy’s most famous treasures with the Romanesque Basilica of St Mary Magdalene, craft shops and fine views of the surrounding countryside. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday - Le Saussois to Lucy sur Yonne
In the morning, cruise past the Saussois cliffs where an international climbing centre creates a spectacular setting to Lucy sur Yonne. During the morning, play tennis at Chatel Censoir (2 tarmac courts). Lunch out at a local auberge. In the afternoon, visit the Chateau of Bazoches, home of Maréchal Vauban, whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday - Lucy sur Yonne to Chevroches
A morning cruise through beautiful countryside towards Chevroches. Tennis this morning at Coulange Sur Yonne (2 tarmac courts). In the afternoon, visit the Chateau of Bazoches, whose illustrious visitors included Richard the Lionheart and which was later remodeled by Maréchal Vauban. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

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

Tennis themed cruises are charter only. This sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.
Various pick up and drop off points are available for charter groups.

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

20% off per cabin on May 26, June 16, July 14 & 28; August 25

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Single Supplement Book Before
May 19 4,450 Euros 1,650 Euros
May 26 3,560 Euros 1,650 Euros 24 June 2019
June 2, 9, 23, 30 4,450 Euros 1,650 Euros
June 16 3,560 Euros 1,650 Euros 24 June 2019
July 7 4,450 Euros 1,650 Euros
July 14 3,560 Euros 1,650 Euros 24 June 2019
July 21 3,850 Euros 1,450 Euros
July 28 3,080 Euros 1,450 Euros 24 June 2019
August 4, 11, 18 3,850 Euros 1,450 Euros
August 25 3,560 Euros 1,650 Euros 24 June 2019
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)

20% off per charter on July 7 & August 11

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
May 19, 26 30,800 Euros 31,800 Euros 32,800 Euros
June 2, 9 16, 12, 30 30,800 Euros 31,800 Euros 32,800 Euros
July 7 24,640 Euros 25,440 Euros 26,240 Euros 24 June 2019
July 14 30,800 Euros 31,800 Euros 32,800 Euros
July 21, 28 27,000 Euros 27,800 Euros 28,600 Euros
August 4, 18 27,000 Euros 27,800 Euros 28,600 Euros
August 11 21,600 Euros 22,240 Euros 22,880 Euros 24 June 2019
August 25 30,800 Euros 31,800 Euros 32,800 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 30,800 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
Cycling Charter 8 ppl 3,600 Euros per charter
Family Charter 8 ppl None
Golf Charter 8 ppl 500 Euros per golfer
Tennis Charter 8 ppl None
Walking Charter 8 ppl 2,750 Euros
Wine Appreciation Charter 8 ppl 4,000 Euros

Cycling cruises include daily cycling with a professional cycling guide and an upgrade of bicycle.

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.

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Tennis cruises include pre-booked and paid courts and transfers to and from the tennis clubs.

Walking cruises include daily walking with a professional walking guide.

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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