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Luciole - Family Cruise

Luciole - Family Cruise

From
€31,000 Per Charter

Charming Class

 

Enjoy family-friendly activities such as cave climbing, canoeing, horse riding, and zip-lining in this exciting Luciole specialty cruise.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LUCFAM1118
  • Cabins
    8
  • Max Passengers
    12
From
€31,000 Per Charter

Charming Class

 

Enjoy family-friendly activities such as cave climbing, canoeing, horse riding, and zip-lining in this exciting Luciole specialty cruise.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    LUCFAM1118
  • Cabins
    8
  • Max Passengers
    12
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin, double bed or single cabins) with en-suite bathroom 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 deckInclusionInclusion Use of bicycles - including 4 electric bikes ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Auxerre and Clamecy.ActivityActivity Family friendly activities: wall climbing, canoeing, horse riding, zip-lining and tree climbingTransfersTransfers Transfers from/to the bargeInclusionInclusion WiFi on board

Summary

The Luciole combines pleasure cruising along the glorious Nivernais Canal with exciting activities that the whole family can enjoy. This family themed cruise offers thrills for every age with inclusions ranging from canoeing the River Yonne, to dramatic cave climbing, to treetop swinging in the picturesque Treigny. Alternative activities and excursions are also included, along with Luciole's signature excellent service, so your family can experience the ultimate cruising holiday in Burgundy.


CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zip-lining and tree climbing in Treigny
  • Horse riding in Pesteau Equestrian Farm 
  • Wall climbing in the impressive Late Field Cave
  • Canoeing in the enchanting River Cure
  • Excursions to Auxerre, Noyers-sur-Serein, Vezelay, and Guedelon
  • Cruising to Vincelles, Accolay, Mailly-le-Château, Lucy-sur-Yonne, and Clamecy
  • Optional tour of Chateau of Bazoches and Roman Museum at Escolives
  • Optional stop in one of the cafes in Noyers-sur-Serein


INCLUSIONS

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise rate for individuals or charter of 8-12 passengers
  • Up to 8 en-suite cabins available without single supplement
  • Use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles, library and music system, and sundeck
  • Helmets, harness and other equipment needed in the activities
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 6 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris and Luciole in the barge's air-conditioned bus
  • Cruise from April to October/Sunday departures

Cruise Cuisine

Lunch

  • Smoked salmon with capers & lemon; goat’s cheese and tomato tart; charcuterie board with green olives; chickpea and bean salad; roasted mixed pepper & courgette; green salad with croutons
  • Mediterranean couscous; Burgundian gougère; mange tout & celeriac remoulade; cucumber ribbons & marinated artichokes; green bean and chorizo salad; feta & lambs lettuce salad; French bread & butter pudding

Dinner

  • Slow braised lamb croquant with lentil stew; crispy bacon & wild mushroom sauce; steamed cod with sauce vierge; lemon crushed violet potatoes; roasted celeriac & turnip matchsticks; Sticky toffee pudding with caramel ice cream
  • Slow roasted butternut velouté; twice cooked pork belly with pork cheek; red wine braised cabbage; buttered baby carrots; French lemon tarte with lime sauce

Wines

  • Chablis - Brocard 2012
  • Irancy - Benoit Cantin 2014
  • Vézelay - Henri de Vézelay 2011
  • Chitry - Olivier Morin 2012
  • Aligoté - Bersan 2011
  • Chardonnay - Pascal Bouchard 2011
  • Sancerre - Domaine Achieres 2013
  • Melon - Coteaux de Tannay 2014
  • Tavel rosé - Les Mesillons 2014
  • Côtes d'Auxerre - Blanc 2014

Cheeses

  • Comté & Valençay
  • Morbier & Petit Billy
  • Reblochon & Chaource
  • Camembert & Livarot
  • Cantal & Bresse Bleu
  • Sauvignon Saint Bris - Tourelle 2014

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Itinerary 

Auxerre to Clamecy

Day 1, Sunday
Rendezvous in Paris at a location of your choice with Luciole's representative at 2:15 pm then journey to Auxerre aboard the barge's private bus. The Luciole will be moored on the impressive river frontage of the city, overlooked by the Cathedral, the 13 - 15th Century Abbey and Parish Church. A Champagne reception and canapés welcome guests on board.

Day 2, Monday
Early morning tour of Auxerre then cruising to Vincelles. Spend the afternoon zip-lining and tree climbing amidst the beautiful scenery. Traversing the wires, tackling the obstacles and exciting zip-lines from the treetop. The forest features numerous circuits for varying abilities and ages - some high up in the trees. You are provided with harness and helmets. It’s great fun, and can be as challenging or easy as the individual chooses. You will also visit Guedelon - a medieval town in the making that's slated to be a scientific, historic and educational interest.

Day 3, Tuesday
Morning horse riding in the hills. Ride through the buttercup fields and rolling hills. The stables offer horses and ponies for beginners to the more experienced rider. Helmets are provided. An alternative visit to the Roman Museum at Escolives is offered in case of any changes to the weather or circumstance. You will continue with an afternoon cruise to the beautiful village of Accolay.

Day 4, Wednesday
Excursion to the market of Noyers-sur-Serein for exploration and boutique shopping. With its friendly market stalls, half timbered houses and turreted ramparts it is easy to see why Noyers is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.  In the afternoon you'll cruise towards the magnificent Mailly-le-Château.

Day 5, Thursday
Morning cruise to Lucy-sur-Yonne. Watch out for dramatic cliffs that stand by the water's edge and the delightful ducks and geese, who have made this canal bank their home. Along the cruise route the Rochers du Parc and those at Les Saussois are regularly used by climbers. Enjoy a thrilling afternoon of rock wall climbing in an impressive old limestone quarry with a vast cave cut into the rock. Featuring long zip wires, abseiling and rock climbing on a course set into the cave walls. Different levels of difficulty mean any age can participate. This is great fun, especially for the thrill-seekers because there's an opportunity to feel scared. The café with seating area provides a perfect place for spectators, while others can wander and watch the activities of others.

Day 6, Friday
Morning cruise to the delightful medieval town of Clamecy, a worthy venue for the climax of your cruise. Spend the afternoon canoeing down the enchanting River Cure, past geological outcrops and under an ancient Roman bridge. It's not white water rafting - but it is fun. If time allows you can make a quick detour up to Vézelay for those wanting to see the inspiring bascilia.

Alternative: The river is close to the Chateau of Bazoches and Vézelay, for those preferring a guided tour.

Evening is dedicated for the farewell ‘Captain’s Dinner.'

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, the Luciole bus departs for Place Vendôme, central Paris where taxis are available for onward travel. For guests wishing to travel elsewhere in France by train or hire car, a stop can always be made in Auxerre en-route to Paris.

Barge Details 

Luciole Deck Plan

 Luciole deck plan

  • 6 crew
  • 35 metres long
  • 8 en-suite cabins: 3 twin/double, 3 twin, 2 single
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with umbrellas
  • Bicycles available on board
  • Library and music system
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2019

Departure Date Per Person Single Cabin
April 14, 21, 28 3,950 Euros 3,950 Euros
May 5, 12, 19 3,950 Euros 3,950 Euros
May 26 4,400 Euros 4,400 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4,400 Euros 4,400 Euros
July 7, 14 4,400 Euros 4,400 Euros
July 21, 28 3,950 Euros 3,950 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 3,950 Euros 3,950 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 4,400 Euros 4,400 Euros
October 6, 13, 20 4,400 Euros 4,400 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Date Charter 8 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 12 ppl Theme Cruise Supplement
April 14, 21, 28 31,000 Euros 42,000 Euros 44,500 Euros 2,000 Euros
May 5, 12, 19 31,000 Euros 42,000 Euros 44,500 Euros 2,000 Euros
May 26 47,000 Euros 49,500 Euros 2,000 Euros
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 47,000 Euros 49,500 Euros 2,000 Euros
July 7, 14 47,000 Euros 49,500 Euros 2,000 Euros
July 21, 28 42,000 Euros 44,500 Euros 2,000 Euros
August 4, 11, 18, 25 42,000 Euros 44,500 Euros 2,000 Euros
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 47,000 Euros 49,500 Euros 2,000 Euros
October 6, 13, 20 31,000 Euros 42,000 Euros 44,5000 Euros 2,000 Euros

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros or US Dollar and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of 30% of the total cruise fare for cabin or charter is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 100 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. Rates are subject to change. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

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