Prestigious, world class crus
Burgundy is a truly special region of outstanding beauty, with its Chateaux, vineyards and water ways. This cruise gives you the opportunity to sample some of the greatest crus on the planet and be guided by producers and experts from the Burgundy region.
A warm welcome
Depart Paris in our luxury private transfer service direct to the barge moored in St Jean de Losne, where you board the Après Tout for your canal cruise 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.
A cruise to Longecourt and a 2CV classic car ride through the vines
Leaving the River Saône behind, the cruise will take you onto the Canal de Bourgogne through the first of many locks! Your guide will introduce you to the area of the ‘Côte d’Or’ (in French meaning ‘Gold Coast’), planted with vines that produce some of the world’s most famous wines. We will be driving classic Renault 2CVs through the vineyards and have developed a perfect circuit for our round trip through many great wine villages such as Pommard, Saint Romain, and Auxrey Duresse.
Cruise to Dijon and the vineyards of Cote de Beaune, tasting Grand Cru whites
As the cruise continues towards Dijon, we will take you for lunch along the beautiful Cote d’Or and then enjoy a beautiful drive through the magnificent villages of the Cote de Beaune. When we return to the barge in Dijon for the evening, you must try a ‘Kir Royale’ made with local Cassis, a liqueur invented here in Dijon made from blackcurrants and mixed with the Burgundy Champagne equivalent named Cremant.
Fleurey and the vineyards of Cote de Nuits with lunch and tasting of Grand Cru reds
Leaving Dijon behind we will continue our canal cruise to the valley of the Ouche. Enjoy a relaxing morning cruise onboard; there are many locks for disembarking to cycle or to walk. Late morning you transfer over the hillside and down through the vines to the charming village of Gevrey Chambertin for the opportunity to taste examples of fine wine from the town. We then take a scenic drive along the famous ‘Route du Grand Crus’, passing through many of the famous wine villages.
Gissey, Beaune and the Hotel Dieu
The morning is spent cruising through the lovely Ouche Valley, which is a truly spectacular part of the canal. There is a total feeling of peace and tranquillity as we slowly cruise by small villages and the wonderful countryside that is typical of Burgundy. In the afternoon, we will take you to see 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, followed by a private wine tasting at the famous cellars of Maison Louis Jadot where you will be able to indulge in tasting of older vintages. Later, we return to the barge for a refreshing cocktail and freshen up before enjoying another gourmet dinner aboard.
Cruise to Pont d’Ouche and a visit to a barrel makers
This morning you will have the opportunity to have a tour of a barrel makers and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in Burgundy as we continue along the valley of the Ouche, with plenty of walking and cycling opportunities. Return to the Apres Tout moored at Pont d’ouche for a gala dinner with wonderful wines to match and a fond farewell.
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.
Prices for 2024 season
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|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