Perfect landscapes, magical towns
Burgundy is a truly special region of outstanding beauty, with its Chateaux, vineyards and water ways. Rory and Caroline have chosen to cruise the Apres Tout on the Canal du Bourgogne – the Burgundy Canal – between Pont d’ouche and St Jean de Losne. This valley is stunning and how better to admire the passing it than from the comfort of a shaded deck chair with a chilled glass of Burgundy in hand.
Arrival to an evening cruise
Depart Paris in our luxury private transfer service direct to the barge, where you board the Apres Tout for your canal cruise through Burgundy on the Canal du Bourgogne. A champagne reception gives you a chance to meet the crew. Once you have settled into your cabin, it will be time to return to the deck for a cocktail cruise on the river Saône. A delicious four course dinner will be served with wonderful wines to match, followed by after dinner drinks – weather permitting all served on the magnificent teak deck.
Longecourt and truffle production
Leaving the River Saône behind, we now enter onto the Canal de Bourgogne through the first of many locks! Our guide will take you to the area of the ‘Côte d’Or’ ( In French meaning Gold Coast), planted with vines that produce some of the most wonderful wines of Burgundy – on the ‘Route de Grand Cru’. We visit a local truffle producer at his Chateau, near Nuits St George. Here, we learn all about this most valued mushroom and of course, purchase some of these delights to be used on board during the week. We then return to the barge moored at Longecourt for a well deserved refreshing cocktail!
Visiting the Dijon markets and taking a 2CV classic car trip through the vines
Set off early to visit the wonderful open air market in historic Dijon, taste mustard at the famous Maille shop in the centre and learn all about the long and interesting history of this city. We walk along the cobbled streets, learning all about the Dukes of Burgundy and see the remains of their Ducal Palace. We return to the barge for a delicious lunch before spending the afternoon driving classic 2CV’s through the vineyards. We have developed a perfect circuit for our round trip through many wine villages such as Pommard, Saint Romain, & Auxrey Duresse.
Discover the valley of the Ouche and the grand cru winemakers of Gevrey Chambertain
Leaving Dijon behind we continue our canal cruise to the valley of the Ouche. Enjoy a relaxing morning on board; there are many locks for dis-embarking to cycle or to walk. Late morning you transfer over the hillside and down through the vines to the charming village of Gevrey Chambertin. We are greeted by the owner of this prestigious Grand Crus wine makers, and here we have a splendid lunch on their terrace over looking their vines! During lunch Madame Drouhin Laroze (the owner) will present her wines. We then take a scenic drive along the famous ‘Route du Grand Crus’, Passing through many of the famous wine villages.
Beaune, the capital of the wine region of Burgundy
The morning is spent cruising through the lovely Ouche Valley, this is a truly spectacular part of the canal, small villages pass by, cows wander in the fields, and there is nature all around. There is a total feeling of peace and tranquillity as we slowly cruise this magnificent canal. After another wonderful lunch, you are transferred to the delightful town of Beaune, the capital of the wine region of Burgundy. Enjoy a visit to the famous Hôtel-Dieu, Hospice de Beaune with its interesting history and magnificent tiled roof. After some free time for shopping or strolling in the pedestrian streets we have an appointment for a private wine tasting at the famous cellars of Louis Jadot. Later, we return to the barge for a refreshing cocktail moored in the beautiful village of Gissey.
Abbaye de la Bussiere and Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
We spend the morning cruising through the Ouche valley and then drive up to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a medieval hill-top village steeped in History. This is a charming place with stunning views from all angles, of the surrounding countryside.
The day to day itinerary described here is a typical cruise. However, on any one cruise the moorings may change and the places visited may vary depending on the season and guest preferences.
Departure dates for 2021
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|18th April||St Jean de Losne - Pont d'Ouche|
|25th April||Pont d'Ouche - St jean de Losne|
|2nd May||St Jean de Losne - Pont d'Ouche|
|9th May||Pont d'Ouche - St jean de Losne|
|16th May||St Jean de Losne - Pont d'Ouche|
|23rd May||Pont d'Ouche - St jean de Losne|
|Prices for 2021 season
|Our prices include transfers to the barge/and return six night cruise, all food & wine, visits, open bar and all excursion fees.
Not included are travel insurance, crew gratuity and air fares.
|Whole boat charter for 6 passengers||$40,000 US Dollars|
|Whole boat charter for 5 passengers||$35,000 US Dollars|
|Whole boat charter for 4 passengers||$34,000 US Dollars|
|Price per person
|$6,670 US Dollars
$3,000 US Dollars