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Weetie & Wayne, 23rd July 2017

Weetie & Wayne, 23rd July 2017

23rd July 2017

Oh My! This vacation exceeded ALL expectations! We knew it would be wonderful, but have been blown away by how fabulous every day has been. Every meal is a divine experience – gorgeous presentations, delicious beyond words! Each day we’ve had an excursion that taught us so much and took us to beautiful places. So much fun! So many laughs! Such incredible memories have been made. We love, love, love this crew! We will be back!
Weetie and Wayne, Virginia, USA

Pam & Jimmy, 16th July 2017

Pam & Jimmy, 16th July 2017

16th July 2017

What can we say .. this trip was more amazing than we ever imagined it would be. The crew made it absolutely perfect! There was so much wine, gourmet food, scrumptious desserts and wonderful sights and history! We can’t thank you enough – and can’t wait to be back !
Pam & Jimmy, USA

Jann & Anthea, 9th July 2017

Jann & Anthea, 9th July 2017

9th July 2017

Now I see both France and wine differently. What a wonderful six days. I don’t want to leave. Once in a lifetime experience, it exceeded every wild expectation. You guys are the absolute BEST!
Jann & Athena, USA

Jean and Phil, 3rd July 2017

Jean and Phil, 3rd July 2017

3rd July 2017

What a fabulous experience, we will always remember our wonderful cruise with you; can’t wait to do it again

Jean and Phil, Monaco

Peter and Debbie

Peter and Debbie

4th June 2017

A once in a lifetime experience. We have toured the world but this week was unique – wonderful food, superb wine. A magical journey, your kindness, your knowledge and caring skills gave our senses the opportunity to grow and absorb the character of this small community and Burgundy’s long historic evolution.

THE BARGE OF DREAMS
Floating along on a barge in a dream
Jo Pours the coffee, Caz pours the cream
A wave from the Captain, a shout from the shore
It’s off to the van with Glen to explore

We feast on ambrosia, we peek into abbeys
We stroll on the tow path, we pat all the tabbies
We dip into hot tubs with rainbows to light us
We sleep tight as bedbugs, among our detritus
But Jo sneaks in early to tidy and guide us

It’s all very dreamy and lovely and fine
The cheeses! The croissants! The wine
The cows – gleaming whitely – the sun in the trees
the cheeky brown muskrat, the drone of the bees..
But the best part of living aboard Apres Tout
Are the bonds of affection that bind the GRAND CREW

Peter & Debbie

Muz and Susan

Muz and Susan

28th May 2017

Families make many decisions and this was one of our best! Agreeing to spend the week on the Apres Tout celebrating a graduation with this amazing staff! Bountiful, creative and delicious meals, smooth sailing through many locks, with ship shape cabins and service and endless and interesting and enthusiastic history of wine and Burgundy ! Thanks for the simply cry best barge in France and welcoming our family AND entertaining our children!

Muz & Susan

Lew and Sharon

Lew and Sharon

14th May 2017

What a perfect week! Thanks for the memories!! Food, facts, fun and a week that we will fondly remember. May you be blessed as you have blessed us. Until we meet again …

Lew & Sharon, USA

Debby and Jim

Debby and Jim

14th May 2017

Je vous aime, Je vous adore, que voulez- vous de plus encore
Merci Merci .. What a spectacularly wonderful semaine!

Thank you so much for your gift of a marvellous week! We will never forget your warmth and loving care, and the special and unique view of Burgundy that you’ve shown us.

With love and appreciation
Debby and Jim, USA

David & Ann

David & Ann

16th October 2016


What a great week! Far better than we ever imagined. The boat, the food, the wine and the crew made our trip a memory we will never forget! We have been exposed to a part of France we will always remember in our minds and heart!


PS To be able to serve others so beautifully is an awesome gift
David & Ann

Scott & Judy

Scott & Judy

9th October 2016


From the moment you picked us up in Paris, to the 1st step on board the barge we felt pampered and relaxed. We felt at home on your beautiful floating hotel


Scott & Judy

Larry & Elizabeth, Lee & Diane, Alexis & Chick

Larry & Elizabeth, Lee & Diane, Alexis & Chick

2nd October 2016


Great friends, Great food, Great wines and much love.. Merci beaucoup Apres Tout


Larry & Elizabeth, Lee & Diane, Alexis & Chick

Jeff & Linda, USA

Jeff & Linda, USA

25th September


As this, our second cruise with you approached, we began to wonder: could it possibly meet our expectations – heightened by the memories of our first cruise? If anything, it has been more wonderful, the outstanding food and wine, the fabulous excursions. It has been a carefree week of luxury with the company of great friends, and that most certainly includes the crew.


Jeff & Linda, USA

BJ & Wally, USA

BJ & Wally, USA

18th September 2016


Your attention to details blows us away. If we could only encounter so many happy professionals everyday, wouldn’t life be grand! Big words like stupendous, brilliant, spectacular, all burst from us when describing our time here. We will have a unique memory for all our days!


BJ & Wally, USA

Craig, USA

Craig, USA

11th September 2016


Everyone was wonderful! Service was extraordinary, but hospitality was awesome; like being with friends


Craig, USA

Michael & Elyse

Michael & Elyse

4th September 2016


What a fantastic week! We had an amazing introduction to the food, wine and scenery of Burgundy. We enjoyed our first barge cruise immensely, thanks to the care we received from everyone. Thanks for a wonderful week, we would love to cruise with you on the Apres tout again


Michael & Elyse

Diane and Jim, USA

Diane and Jim, USA

21st August 2016


Terrific week! Great to be back! Enjoyed the river cruise as an interesting new view of France! Hats off to you all


Diane and Jim, USA

Gay & Laurie, USA

Gay & Laurie, USA

14th August 2016


Another deeply restful and totally fun week on the extraordinary boat. Perfection! Marvelously gifted crew; unforgettable meals, unexpected delights each day and an astonishingly lucky Captain! There’s one last toast; To Excellence!


Gay & Laurie, USA

Walter

Walter

29th July 2016

This is the last part of our one month vacation in Europe that included Switzerland, Paris and finally a one week barge trip in southern Burgundy. The link below takes you to the Barge Page on my website.



The barge trip far exceeded our expectations. The entire barge and our cabins were in first class shape. The food was fantastic.



The barge name is Apres Tout.



Caroline, our chef was trained at the famous Corden Bleu. It showed. Her cooking was amazing. The entire barge staff was very friendly and all had English as their native language, and of course, they were all fluent in French.

visit walters website

Walter, Florida

Marc & Gail, New Jersey

Marc & Gail, New Jersey

17th July 2016


Our week has been magical! You have created a true home away from home on the Apres Tout. From the moment we walked on board the barge, it has been a wonderful experience in every way. You have arranged a perfect balance of sight seeing, wine tasting, gourmet meals, and relaxing. Every one made us feel so welcome and part of your Apres Tout family. This week has been a very special birthday celebration. Fantastic.. magnificent .. Until next time


Marc & Gail, New Jersey

Pat & Don, Texas

Pat & Don, Texas

10th July 2016


What can I say – this is our 3rd trip on the Apres Tout and will be back on the boat. Everything – the food, wine, excursions, life on the barge – everything is perfect! Thank you so much for giving us another great week – you wonder how the experience can top the previous trip but it always does!!


Pat & Don, Texas

Annette, California

Annette, California

3rd July 2016


It has been a beautiful week celebrating July 4th and Werner’s 60th birthday ! Your secret to success to be in your amazingly complementary talents and skills! Your teamwork is absolutely fantastic!! But it more! It is very clear to us that you all love what you ‘do’ and ‘do’ what you love. Your passion and joy makes this one of the most unforgettable vacations that we have ever experienced. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boat, your warmth, your gracious hospitality and your joie de vie with us!


Annette, California

Walter, California

Walter, California

26th June 2016


Please kidnap me and hold me hostage on this barge, no matter what the ransom offers are (and there may be none) but no matter, I can pay rent !! Best vacation I can remember with the most wonderful crew in France


Walter, California

Ann & Bill, USA

Ann & Bill, USA

19th June 2016


The USA South has always been known for its hospitality but y’all have exceeded the term of being hospitable! Loved every minute, wine, food, excursions and most of all being with each of you


Ann & Bill, USA

Dennis & Lynn, Charleston

Dennis & Lynn, Charleston

12th June 2016


How do you put words to perfection? From the first time we laid eyes on your brilliant smiles, we felt at peace and at home. Everything was wonderful and beyond expectations. Our excursions were fantastic and informative, and food …beyond compare


Dennis & Lynn, Charleston

Bryan & Jose, Australia

Bryan & Jose, Australia

5th June 2016


‘After all’ The time has come to say ‘au revoir’ We have loved every second of our trip and under sleeping under the stars ! All 5 stars of them!! Thank you for your care, hospitality and delicious food .. We will be back. Better than our expectations – simply the best..


Bryan & Jose, Australia

Larry & Gaylia, Seattle

Larry & Gaylia, Seattle

15th May 2016


Your smiles, pampering, preparation, attentiveness to detail, knowledge, caring and over all enjoying yourselves allowed us to have a cruise that exceeded our expectations. We are not used to being waited on – you made us very comfortable. You allowed us to be ourselves and adjusted things to suit our desires. Thanks for being such great hosts.


Larry & Gaylia, Seattle

Chuck and Alice, Texas

Chuck and Alice, Texas

8th May 2016


A great experience! Everything was 1st class! Great food, great wine, great cruising, and most of all great company! Wonderful scenery, history and FUN!


Chuck and Alice, Texas

Pat, New York

Pat, New York

1st May 2016


We 3 sisters have had such a mellow, peaceful and delicious time!! Thank you for all your warmth and welcoming hospitality – what gastronomic pleasures, and kindness from such a fabulous crew.


Pat, New York

Angelo and Mary, USA – The trip of a lifetime

Angelo and Mary, USA – The trip of a lifetime

30th August 2015


Mary and I travelled on the Apres Tout in June 2013. It was a trip of a lifetime and part of me worried that this years voyage would not live up to our expectations. I should have known better that Rory and Caroline would live up to the challenge. This year was even better! We look forward to another cruise on the Apres Tout. You guys are the best! It does not get any better than this.


Angelo and Mary, USA

Kathy & Jeff, USA – What an extraordinary adventure

Kathy & Jeff, USA – What an extraordinary adventure

23rd August 2015


What an extraordinary adventure! On return home it will seem like a wonderful dream. The cuisine, adventures, sights and company cannot be compared. You are truly amazing ! We look forward to our return!


Kathy & Jeff, USA

Diane and Steve, USA – Luxury cruising is an understatement

Diane and Steve, USA – Luxury cruising is an understatement

26th July 2015


Luxury cruising is an understatement. We cannot imagine a more perfect week of travel. As repeat customers we thought it would be impossible to beat our last experience on the Apres Tout. You more than you can imagine exceeded our expectations, and your services were tops. Starting with Captain Rory who greeted us from start to finish, making us feel as family. Caroline who created one amazing meal after another, and if that was not enough, she made sure our every need was accommodated. We feel fortunate to have travelled with experts of wines, history, cheese, art and numerous other talents. Thank you for providing the most memorable trip of our lives.


Diane and Steve, USA

Katie & John, England – 19th July 2015 – A perfect week

Katie & John, England – 19th July 2015 – A perfect week

19th July 2015


We honestly could not have had a more perfect week. So much thought was put into every detail – the food, the wine, the towns. The comfort on the boat – Every thing! Do not worry – we shall return ….


Katie & John, England

Kathy and Paul – what memories we have

Kathy and Paul – what memories we have

16th July 2015


What memories we have from our week together on the beautiful, clean, well organised, friendly, impeccable Apres Tout! We met new friends, ate way too much bread and cheese, drank way too much wine and martinis and laughed like loons!


Kathy and Paul

Carma, USA – 12th July 2015 – Wonderful trip on the french canals

Carma, USA – 12th July 2015 – Wonderful trip on the french canals

12th July 2015


The most wonderful trip in all my 83 years – Thank You


Carma, USA

Naomi and David, Australia – 5th July 2015 – Glorious food in Burgundy

Naomi and David, Australia – 5th July 2015 – Glorious food in Burgundy

5th July 2015


Everything exceeded expectations! The food was glorious, the staff sensational and the boat very comfortable and spotless. A great week made possible by a terrific barge and fantastic staff


Naomi and David, Australia

John and Roberta, Hawaii – 28th June 2015 – Wonderful cruise in Burgundy

John and Roberta, Hawaii – 28th June 2015 – Wonderful cruise in Burgundy

28th June 2015


We will never forget our cruise with you, which was delightful in every way. This wonderful experience far surpassed our expectations. Merci for your gracious hospitality – you treated us all like royalty! Being with you on beautiful Apres Tout was a highly educational intro to your lovely part of the world.


John and Roberta, Hawaii

Gene and Sherry, USA – 21st June 2015 – Vacation of a lifetime in France

Gene and Sherry, USA – 21st June 2015 – Vacation of a lifetime in France

21st June 2015


We were told before coming that this could be a vacation of a lifetime and we were not disappointed. Your hospitality, thoughtfulness and patience were extraordinary. It will be our goal to send our friends so they too can enjoy such a wonderful experience.


Gene and Sherry, USA

Neil and Jane – 14th June 2015 – Outstanding luxurious adventure on the french canals

Neil and Jane – 14th June 2015 – Outstanding luxurious adventure on the french canals

14th June 2015


Outstanding luxurious adventure! Every expectation was met or exceeded. Every aspect of our cruise reflected great thought and attention to detail. The quality of every aspect of our cruise, meals, tours and service were of the absolute highest quality. Your crew were genuinely friendly and sought to accommodate every/any wish. We thoroughly enjoyed our interactions with all.


Neil and Jane

Nat & Susie, USA, 7th June 2015 – Fine wines and gourmet meals on the canals of France

Nat & Susie, USA, 7th June 2015 – Fine wines and gourmet meals on the canals of France

7th June 2015


Our journey with you on the Apres Tout was truly remarkable, from the fine wines and gourmet meals to the most accommodating crew we could imagine.


Nat & Susie, USA

Sandra, USA – 31st May 2015 – Luxurious detachment on the canals of Burgundy

Sandra, USA – 31st May 2015 – Luxurious detachment on the canals of Burgundy

31st May 2015


Such an opportunity for total detachment, luxurious and sublime self indulgence is very rare! Caroline deserves a Michelin star. We understand we pay for this but; nonetheless, I think we all still feel like someone has done us a great favour.


Sandra, USA

10th May 2015


Thank you for giving us one of the best weeks we’ve ever experienced! Your incredible hospitality, the amazing food and wonderful wines – all unparalleled. This truly has been a vacation we will never forget.


Richard & Marion

3rd May 2015 – Simply wonderful in every respect

3rd May 2015 – Simply wonderful in every respect

3rd May 2015


We could not have imagined a more beautiful adventure of scenery, hospitality and gastronomic pleasures. Simply wonderful in every respect is accurate and no more need be said.


Paul & Terese Liz & Tim

12th April 2015 – Our third repeat visit

12th April 2015 – Our third repeat visit

12th April 2015


Our third repeat visit to the Apres Tout and you continue to raise the bar !! We have had a wonderful week and will be back for more!


John and Helen

21st September 2014 – Molly and John – Remarkable hospitality and gracious meals

21st September 2014 – Molly and John – Remarkable hospitality and gracious meals

21st September 2014


You have taught us that cruising with you is not like chartering a sail boat in the Caribbean. Thank you for a stable boat, spacious cabins, daily towel changes and shore excursions without dinghies! Oh yes, and the remarkable hospitality and gracious meals. What a team you are, we can hardly believe our good fortune!


Molly & John

14th September 2014 – Christine and Dana – Fine cuisine, wine education

14th September 2014 – Christine and Dana – Fine cuisine, wine education

14th September 2014


Thank you for all you have done to make our week so special. We will take away great memories (and a few extra kilos) to savour in the future. We appreciate the fine cuisine, wine education, clean accommodations and beautiful peniche so expertly navigated on the great Canal du Bourgogne in France.


Christine and Dana

7th September 2014 – Tom and Grace – Trip of our lives

7th September 2014 – Tom and Grace – Trip of our lives

7th September 2014


Thank you for a trip of our lives. From the moment you welcomed us, we felt love and passion that you all bring to this experience. You will all be a part of our memories forever. Do we have to disembark?? Stow away ??


Tom and Grace

31st August 2014 – Pat and Don – Exceeded EVERY expectation

31st August 2014 – Pat and Don – Exceeded EVERY expectation

31st August 2014


Amazing, amazing, amazing – our second cruise on the Apres Tout and our next is already planned for 2016. You all exceeded EVERY expectation, Rory the fearless Captain who wakes up sunny, even on a cloudy windy day! Caroline our chef – who thinks of everything before you know you want it! An absolutely perfect team and barge that gives guests a trip of a lifetime and forever memories.


Pat and Don

24th August 2014 – Jane and Chuck – Activities galore

24th August 2014 – Jane and Chuck – Activities galore

24th August 2014


What a glorious cruise to Lyon on the river Saone! You have thought of everything to make our trip sensational – from the delicious meals, unique wines, activities galore (biking, go carting, horseback riding to name but 3) and a fantastic birthday dance bash for Andy’s 37th. This is our third cruise with you and it gets better and better each time. We hope we can do this again.. You are all the best !


Jane and Chuck

17th August 2014 – Maurice and Tybra – One of the most magical experiences ever!

17th August 2014 – Maurice and Tybra – One of the most magical experiences ever!

17th August 2014


There is not enough room on the remaining page to let you know how much we appreciate all you do to make a week on the Apres Tout one of the most magical experiences ever!! We have travelled extensively through Europe and your fabulous knowledgeable staff and infectious personalities are unsurpassed. The food, the off boat jaunts and the overall feeling of cruising with all of you has been nothing short of fantastic!


Maurice and Tybra

3rd August 2014 – Caroline and Steve – A perfect week in beautiful Burgundy

3rd August 2014 – Caroline and Steve – A perfect week in beautiful Burgundy

3rd August 2014


We have had a most wonderful and elegant week focused on Burgundy wine, cuisine, and French cheeses. The beauty, functionality, and immaculately maintained barge made a wonderful home for our cruise. Your high level of service, with great attention to detail – both in general and tailored to guests special needs was a superb treat. The interesting variety of excursions to key sights coupled with some unique personalities gave us a memorable introduction to the history, culture, and terrior of Burgundy. Thank you all so much for a perfect week in beautiful Burgundy aboard the very special Apres Tout !


Caroline and Steve