€4,490 Per Person
- Country / RegionFrance / Burgundy
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Cruise CodeBTLIM0816
- Max Passengers12
- Cruise HighlightsAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary Meals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Activity Use of bicyclesItinerary Cruise between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and EscommesInclusion WiFi on boardActivity Wine tasting sessions
L’Impressionniste is a beautiful, 12-passenger hotel barge that cruises along the Burgundy Canal. She is the sister ship of La Belle Epoque. She offers four comfortable state rooms and two superior Junior Suites. Her beautiful and spacious salon features comfortable leather sofas and original paintings. You can also relax on the beautiful sun deck and get to know the other passengers.
- All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
- Daily excursions and entry fees to
- Historic Dijon, including its markets, mustard shops and the impressive Notre-Dame de Dijon
- Beaune, a medieval walled town and its famous Hôtel-Dieu (15th century hospices)
- Clos de Vougeot, a wall-enclosed vineyard where Cistercian monks first started making wine in the 12th century
- Bouchard Père et Fils, famous winery for gastronomic lunch and Grand Crus and Premier Crus wine tasting
- Châteauneuf-en-Auxois and its medieval castle
- Local wineries for private wine tasting
- All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
- Attentive service from 6 crew members
- Transfers between Paris and L’Impressionniste
- Cruise from April to October/Sunday departures
- Short cruises available from 3 nights
- Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.
Pick-up & Drop-off Points
- Pick-up: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 2:30 pm
- Drop-off: The Hotel Westminster by 12:00 noon
- Pick-up: One location of the group's choice in Paris, Geneva or Lyon at 2:30 pm OR a local TGV station close to the barge after 4:00 pm
- Drop-off: One location of the group's choice in Paris, Geneva or Lyon by 12:30 noon OR at a local TGV station by 10:00 am
Approximate transfer duration between Paris & L'Impressionniste is 3 hours & 15 minutes.
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic;Magret de Canard au Ratafia de Bourgogne; Poulet à L'Estragon;Filet de Boeuf Charolais avec Sauce Epoisses
Domaine Laroche, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bruno Clair, Marsannay; Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils, Meursault ‘Les Clous’; Domaine Comte Georges de Vôgué, Musigny; Château de la Saule, Montagny Premier Cru; Domaine Jadot, Ladoix ‘Les Clous d’Orge’
Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin; Le Petit Vougeot
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Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes
Day 1, Sunday
You are met at our meeting point in Paris** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the elegant L’Impressionniste. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and the opportunity to meet the captain and crew. Then enjoy your first dinner on board.
Day 2, Monday
This morning, experience your first day’s cruise along this enchanting canal, which also promises a walk or cycle along an ever-present towpath past sleepy villages and pretty lock houses. After lunch, visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who award a special prized label to the finest Côte d‘Or vintages every year. On the way back to the hotel barge we enjoy a tour of the cellars and a private tasting of fine Burgundy wines at another long-established domaine. Dinner on board.
Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of old Dijon, including a visit to the vivid produce markets, mustard shops and the impressive Notre-Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time. Return to the hotel barge for lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise to La Bussière and perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two. Dinner on board.
Day 4, Wednesday
After a short morning cruise, set off on a drive through the vineyards, stopping en route at the “vigne de l’enfant Jesus”, a famous vineyard owned by the Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils. There, a wine expert will give us a real insight into the domaine’s production of its Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines. Continue to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country, for a winery tour and private tasting of Bouchard Père et Fils wines before enjoying a gastronomic lunch in the orangery of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Afterwards, visit the fascinating 15th century Hôtel-Dieu Hospice and explore the town, before returning to the barge for a short evening cruise to Pont d’Ouche. Dinner on board.
Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast, cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, passing grazing white Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages, crossing the only aqueduct on the Burgundy Canal. After lunch on board, we visit the medieval village, craft shops and castle of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, once an outpost of the Dukes of Burgundy and offering a fine overview of the feeder lakes, canal and surrounding countryside. Dinner on board.
Day 6, Friday
Your last day’s leisurely cruise takes you to the canal summit, 1,250 feet above sea level, just before the Pouilly tunnel. After an early lunch, visit the moatencircled Château de Commarin to be treated to a private demonstration of the medieval sport of falconry***. The close-up encounter with these majestic birds against the backdrop of the castle grounds is an amazing experience and afterwards, you meet Count Bertrand de Vogue, the current resident and 26th generation of the de Vogue family to maintain continuous residence since the 13th century, who will give a fascinating insight into the Château’s history. This is followed by a private tour of the building. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, you are transferred back to Paris**
This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.
**Other locations available for private charter bookings.
*** Weather dependent
L'Impressionniste Deck Plan
- 6 crew
- 39 metres long
- 2 Junior Suites (13-14 sqm)
- 4 en-suite cabins (10-12 sqm)
- Centrally heated
- Sundeck with spa pool
- 12 bicycles available on board
- DVD player, TV and telescope
- Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
- Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices
Rates for 2019
20% off per cabin on April 14 & 21; May 5, 12 & 19
*No single supplement on April 14 & 21; May 5, 12 & 19
Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite pe person Single Supplement Book Before April 7 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros April 14, 21 3,592 Euros 3,672 Euros None 1 April 2019 April 28 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros May 5, 12, 19 4,200 Euros 4,280 Euros None 1 April 2019 May 26 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros July 7, 14 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros July 21, 28 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros August 4, 11, 18 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros August 25 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros October 6, 13, 20 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros
Charter (Whole Barge)
20% off per charter on April 7 & 28. 10% off per charter on July 7.
Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before April 7 36,160 Euros 37,280 Euros 38,160 Euros 39,040 Euros 39,920 Euros 1 April 2019 April 14, 21 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros April 28 42,080 Euros 43,440 Euros 44,480 Euros 45,520 Euros 46,560 Euros 1 April 2019 May 5, 12, 19, 26 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros July 7 47,340 Euros 48,870 Euros 50,040 Euros 51,210 Euros 52,380 Euros 1 April 2019 July 14 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros July 21, 28 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros August 4, 11, 18 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros August 25 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros October 6, 13, 20 45,200 Euros 54,300 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros
Theme Cruise Supplement
Theme Available for Supplement Culinary Charter 12 ppl 125 Euros per person Family Charter 12 ppl None Golf Charter 12 ppl 500 Euros per golfer Wine Appreciation Charter 12 ppl 5,000 Euros per charter
Culinary cruises include more food-focussed excursions, a French cooking lesson and onboard cooking demonstrations.
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.
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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