€45,200 Per Charter
- Country / RegionFrance / Burgundy
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Cruise CodeLIMCUL1118
- 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
Discover the richness of Burgundy's cuisine and indulge your taste buds with local specialities with a 6-night, culinary cruise on board the beautiful L'Impressionniste. Enjoy cheese and wine tastings and visit the most famous wineries of the region.
- All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
- Daily excursions and entry fees to
- Cheese tasting at Abbaye de Citeaux
- Visit Clos de Vougeot, a historic Cistercian winery built in the 12th century.
- Walking tour of old Dijon including its food market
- Gastronomic private lunch in the orangery of Château de Beaune
- Visit Gaugry Fromagerie, famous maker of Burgundian cheeses.
- 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
Pick-up & Drop-off Points
Approximate transfer duration between Paris & L’Impressionniste = 3 hours 15 minutes.
For cabin bookings:
- Pick-up point: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 2:30 pm
- Drop-off point: The Hotel Westminster by 12:00 noon
For charter bookings:
- Pick-up point: One location of the group's choice in Paris at 2:30 pm OR a local TGV station close to the barge after 4:00 pm
- Drop-off point: One location of the group's choice in Paris by 12:00 noon OR at a local TGV station by 10:00 am
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 are met 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. Perhaps a stroll along the towpath before 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, we drive to Abbaye de Citeaux, where the Cistercian monks have been making cheese since the 1920s. Citeaux is made from the milk of the white Montbéliarde cows that graze in the Abbaye’s meadows and only 300 cheeses are made every Monday and Tuesday. We enjoy a cheese tasting, before moving on to 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. Dinner on board.
Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, we enjoy a walking tour of old Dijon, including a visit to the indoor food market to admire the wonderful local produce and buy the freshest of ingredients. Time afterwards perhaps to visit the impressive Notre-Dame, a mustard shop or two, or enjoy some shopping time, before a lunchtime cooking lesson to prepare and eat the fruits of our shopping labours. Return to the hotel barge for a leisurely afternoon cruise to La Bussière, with perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two en route. 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. We 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 private lunch in the orangery of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Afterwards, we visit the Edward Fallot Moutarderie. The Fallot family have been making mustard since the 1840s using traditional methods and we are given a fascinating ‘Sensational Experiences’ tour and a private tasting of some diverse mustard-based products. We return to the barge for a short evening cruise to Pont d’Ouche. Dinner on board.
Day 5, Thursday
This morning, you visit the Gaugry Fromagerie, a specialist maker of several flavoursome Burgundian cheeses. Gaugry is the last cheesemaker still producing raw milk Epoisses, first made by monks in the 16th century, as well as others such as Plaisir au Chablis, matured with Chablis to give it’s unique flavour. After a guided tour and of course, a tasting of a number of delicious cheeses, we return to the barge. Our afternoon cruise is to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, passing grazing white Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages, crossing the only aqueduct on the Burgundy Canal. Time later perhaps to visit the medieval hilltop village 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
Our last day’s leisurely cruise takes us to the canal summit, 1,250 feet above sea level, just before the Pouilly tunnel. This afternoon we visit the moat-encircled Château de Commarin where we are lucky enough to enjoy a private tour, accompanied by none other than Count Bertrand de Vogue, the current resident and 26th generation of the de Vogue family to maintain continuous residence since the 13th century. Count de Vogue will offer insight into the Château’s fascinating history, after which guests can explore the regal interior, rustic stables and surrounding gardens. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred to their choice of location in Paris.*
*Alternative locations are available for private charter bookings.
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
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 1,650 Euros 18 February 2019 April 28 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros May 5, 12, 19 4,200 Euros 4,280 Euros 1,650 Euros 18 February 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)
Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl April 7, 14, 21 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros April 28 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros 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, 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
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.
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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