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Magnolia
From
€14,000 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Magnolia is a charming hotel barge which cruises between Escommes and Dijon and vice versa. She features three comfortable cabins that can accommodate up to six passengers.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMAGN0417
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
From
€14,000 Per Charter

Premier Class

 

Magnolia is a charming hotel barge which cruises between Escommes and Dijon and vice versa. She features three comfortable cabins that can accommodate up to six passengers.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTMAGN0417
  • Cabins
    3
  • Max Passengers
    6
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 bicyclesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsCruiseCruise Self-catering option available from 6,800 Euros per charter of 6 people

Summary

Explore the rich history and culture of Burgundy on board the charming barge of Magnolia. Magnolia was built in 1956 and converted into a hotel barge in 2014. She features three comfortable en-suite cabins, two sundecks for dining and one with spa pool, TV/DVD player and six bicycles.


Magnolia also offers a self-catered cruise. The self-catered cruise is a new concept where guests are taking care of their own meals, while the crew is in charge of the navigation. A fully equipped kitchen is available and the crew will assist you for food supply. Price is 6,800 Euros charter of 6 people.


Cruise Highlights

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • Historic Dijon, the Ducal Palace and a city market
    • Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a medieval town and its castle
    • Beaune, a medieval walled town and its famous Hôtel-Dieu (15th century hospices)
    • Vosne-Romanée wine estate for Grand Crus Clos Vougeot tasting
    • Truffle farm visit and hunt
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 4-5 crew members
  • Transfers between Dijon and Magnolia
  • Cruise from April to October/Saturday departures
  • This barge is only available to be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group (minimum 2 passengers).

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Itinerary 

Escommes to Dijon

Day 1, Saturday
Guests are met in Dijon train station at 3:00 pm and transferred to the barge moored in Escommes. Enjoy your welcome drink on board as the boat and its crew are presented. Take a cocktail cruise to Vandenesse (8 locks). Dinner on board is included.

Day 2, Sunday
In the morning, visit Châteauneuf en Auxois then explore the 12th century castle and its medieval village. Savour lunch in Chateauneuf (at guest’s expense). The afternoon cruise to Pont d’Ouche offers walking and cycling opportunities (11 locks). Enjoy a home-hosted dinner at a local family house.

Day 3, Monday
You will take a morning cruise to La Bussière (6 locks). Lunch on board is included. The whole afternoon includes a visit to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, a guided tour of the charity hospital from the 15th century, and free time for shopping. You can have your dinner at a local restaurant like l’Abbaye de La Bussière or Barbirey sur Ouche (at guest’s expense).

Day 4, Tuesday
After breakfast, you will drive to Dijon to explore the capital of the dukes. Explore its rich and coloured market with the resident chef. He will help you choose your lunch before he prepares it on board “à la plancha” on the outdoor kitchen. Lunch on board is included. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise to Lock 34 (8 locks). Dinner at lock 34, an authentic lock house reconverted into a welcoming "guinguette", will let you savour the owner's original cuisine (at guest’s expense).

Day 5, Wednesday
Enjoy a morning cruise to Fleurey (8 locks). You can grab lunch at the O P'tit Repere Du Gout in Fleurey (at guest’s expense). In the afternoon, have an exquisite wine tasting experience in Vosne-Romanée at Armelle Rion family domaine.  After tasting prestigious wines, you will drive to Clos de Vougeot chateau, owned by the knights of the Tastevin. Dinne on board is included.

Day 6, Thursday
You will take a day cruise to Dijon (13 locks). A morning visit to l’Or des Valois, a truffle farm, will let you experience truffle hunting with dogs. Lunch at the truffle farm is included. This is the end of the cruise to Dijon. Farewell dinner on board is included.

Day 7, Friday
After breakfast, guests will disembark and be transferred to Dijon train station.



Dijon to Escommes

Day 1, Saturday
Guests are met in Dijon train station at 3.00 pm and transferred to the barge moored in Dijon. Enjoy your welcome drink on board as the boat and its crew are presented. Take a cocktail cruise to Plombières les Dijon (5 locks). Dinner on board is included.

Day 2, Sunday
Have an exciting morning visit to experience truffle hunting with dogs at l’Or des Valois. Lunch at the truffle farm is included. In the afternoon, you will cruise to Fleurey sur Ouche, which will give you an opportunity to walk or to cycle along the canal (8 locks). Dinner is served on board.

Day 3, Monday
Take a morning cruise to Lock 34 (8 locks). Lunch is served on board. Enjoy an afternoon wine tasting in a family domaine Armelle Rion in Vosne Romanée where you will have a prestigious tasting of the grand cru: Clos de Vougeot. Savour dinner at lock 34, an authentic lock house reconverted into a welcoming “guinguette”, where you will taste the owner's original cuisine (at guest’s expense).

Day 4, Tuesday
After breakfast, you will drive to Dijon to explore the capital of the dukes, including its rich and coloured market, with your chef who will help guests choose their lunch before preparing it on board “à la plancha” on the outdoor kitchen. Enjoy your lunch on board (included) and take an afternoon cruise to La Bussière (8 locks ). Dinner is served on board.

Day 5, Wednesday
In the morning, you will cruise to Pont d’Ouche (6 locks). Savour lunch on board. Have a memorable afternoon when you visit Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Discover the 15th century charity hospital, also famous for its wine auction, as well. Spend your free time shopping. Enjoy a “home hosted” dinner at a local French family house.

Day 6, Thursday
Take a day cruise to Escommes (19 locks). Lunch is served on board. In the afternoon, you will visit Châteauneuf en Auxois, a 12th century castle and its medieval village. Farewell dinner on board is included.

Day 7, Friday
After breakfast, guests will disembark and be transferred to Dijon train station.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.



Self-Catered Cruise

This barge also offers self-catering option for guests to cook at their leisure whilst crew take care of navigation. 6,800 per charter of 6 people for 6 nights. A fully equipped kitchen is available and the crew will assist you for food supply. Optional excursion is also available at 220 Euros per person, optional breakfast at 400 Euros for 6 persons for the week.

Barge Details 

Magnolia Deck Plan

Magnolia deck plan

  • 4/5 crew
  • 40 metres long
  • 2 en-suite cabins (13 sqm) and 1 junior suite (18 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • 2 sundecks with outside kitchen and spa pool
  • 6 bicycles available on board
  • PC with internet access (subject to local reception)
  • Library, TV, DVD player, iPod dock, playing cards, games and petanque game
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2019

Full Board

Departure Date Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl
April 13, 20 17,000 Euros 20,000 Euros 22,350 Euros
May 4, 18, 25 17,000 Euros 20,000 Euros 22,350 Euros
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 17,000 Euros 20,000 Euros 22,350 Euros
July 6, 13, 20, 27 17,000 Euros 20,000 Euros 22,350 Euros
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 17,000 Euros 20,000 Euros 22,350 Euros
September 7, 14, 21, 28 17,000 Euros 20,000 Euros 22,350 Euros
October 5, 12, 19, 26 17,000 Euros 20,000 Euros 22,350 Euros

Half Board

Departure Date Charter 4 ppl Charter 5 ppl Charter 6 ppl
April 13, 20 14, 000 Euros 17,000 Euros 19,300 Euros
May 4, 18, 25 14, 000 Euros 17,000 Euros 19,300 Euros
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 14, 000 Euros 17,000 Euros 19,300 Euros
July 6, 13, 20, 27 14, 000 Euros 17,000 Euros 19,300 Euros
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 14, 000 Euros 17,000 Euros 19,300 Euros
September 7, 14, 21, 28 14, 000 Euros 17,000 Euros 19,300 Euros
October 5, 12, 19, 26 14, 000 Euros 17,000 Euros 19,300 Euros

Self-catered cruiseThis barge also offers self-catered cruise for guests to cook at their leisure whilst crew take care of navigation. 6,800 Euros per charter of 6 people for 6 nights. Price includes transfer from and to Dijon train station and use of bicycles. Optional excursion at 220 Euros per person and optional breakfast at 400 Euros for 6 persons for the week.

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 35% of the total cruise fare 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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