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L'Impressionniste - Culinary Cruise

L'Impressionniste - Culinary Cruise

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€45,200 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Discover the culinary specialties of Burgundy on board the elegant L’Impressionniste with a 6-night, culinary cruise. Discover historic towns, enjoy cheese and wine tastings and visit the famous wineries of the region.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LIMCUL1118
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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From
€45,200 Per Charter

Luxe Class

 

Discover the culinary specialties of Burgundy on board the elegant L’Impressionniste with a 6-night, culinary cruise. Discover historic towns, enjoy cheese and wine tastings and visit the famous wineries of the region.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LIMCUL1118
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Save up to €11,640 per couple
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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 bicyclesItinerary Itinerary Cruise between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and EscommesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

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.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

Cabin Bookings

  • Pick-up: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 2:30 pm
  • Drop-off: The Hotel Westminster by 12:00 noon

 

Charter Bookings

  • 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.

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic;Magret de Canard au Ratafia de Bourgogne; Poulet à L'Estragon;Filet de Boeuf Charolais avec Sauce Epoisses


Wine Cellar
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’


Cheese Board
Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin; Le Petit Vougeot

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Itinerary 

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.

Barge Details 

L'Impressionniste Deck Plan

L’Impressionniste

  • 6 crew
  • 39 metres long
  • 2 Junior Suites (13-14 sqm)
  • 4 en-suite cabins (10-12 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • 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


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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