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Belmond Hirondelle

Belmond Hirondelle

From
AU$4,500 Per Person
 

Explore Franche-Comte's rich culinary through Belmond Hirondelle from Dole to St Leger. Hirondelle has 4 cabins that can accommodate up to 8 passengers.

  • France Region
    Franche Comte
  • Cruise Code
    CB9HIR0915
  • Barge
    Belmond Hirondelle
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
From
AU$4,500 Per Person
 

Explore Franche-Comte's rich culinary through Belmond Hirondelle from Dole to St Leger. Hirondelle has 4 cabins that can accommodate up to 8 passengers.

  • France Region
    Franche Comte
  • Cruise Code
    CB9HIR0915
  • Barge
    Belmond Hirondelle
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
Description 

Explore Franche-Comte's rich culinary through Belmond Hirondelle from Dole to St Leger. Hirondelle has 4 cabins that can accommodate up to 8 passengers.

  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary DrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deckTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Itinerary Itinerary Cruise from Bensacon to Chagny.FoodFood Authentic French cuisine and regional specialitiesTransferTransfer Transfer from the airport/hotel or train station to the barge

Summary

Hirondelle comfortably accommodates up to eight people in sumptuous surroundings. It has four generously-sized featuring an ensuite bathroom. It includes a sun deck with sun loungers, lounge with dining area, computer with Internet access and DVD player.

 

Cruise Highlights

  • Tour the citadelle of Besancon and enjoy the many museums, rampart walks and amazing views
  • A walking tour of the old town of charming Dole, birthplace of the great scientist Louis Pasteur
  • Trip to the little wine town of Arbois, sample the famous local “vin jaune” at a private tasting
  • Lunch in the charming La Chaumiere restaurant near Dole
  • Trip to the heartland of Burgundy to visit the Chateau de Clos de Vougeot
  • Visit the historic city of Beaune, with a private tour of the magnificent 15th century Hotel Dieu
  • Enjoy the bustling local market in Chalon sur Saone
  • Enjoy a private tasting in Chassagne Montrachet and visit the heart of this world famous village

 

Inclusions

  • Transfer from Paris airport/hotel/train station to barge by road.
  • Luxury accommodation for 6 nights.
  • Gourmet food, fine wines and beverages whilst on board. Each week’s menu includes regional specialities and seasonal delicacies unique to the particular  area of the country in which you are cruising.
  • Excursions and entry fees
  • Services of 5 crew
  • Use of bicycles and tennis equipment 
  • Air conditioned mini van for sightseeing

Itinerary

Belmond Hirondelle

Day 1, Sunday
Arrive in Besancon by private transfer. A champagne reception allows you to meet the crew before you enjoy your first dining experience onboard.
 

Day 2, Monday
Cruise along the stunning Rhone Rhine canal, taking in the numerous locks on the way. After lunch return to Besancon for a tour of the historic citadel and zoo. Return to the barge for cocktails and dinner.
 

Day 3, Tuesday
Cruise to the charming town of Dole, birthplace of Louis Pasteur. Spend the afternoon in a nearby water park, full of fun for the whole family. Dine at the Michelin starred restaurant La Chaumiere, a short drive from the mooring.
 

Day 4, Wednesday
Journey along the last stretch of canal on the majestic river Saône to St Jean de Losne. Lunch is followed by a trip to the Chateau du clos de Vougeot. Admire ancient wine presses and learn about the Chevaliers du Tastevin, who maintain the chateau as the spiritual home of Burgundy wine. Alternatively, visit the village of Brazey for horse riding and treks through the Saône valley.
 

Day 5, Thursday
A morning cruise down the stately River Saône takes you onto the Canal du Centre and the mooring in Fragnes. After lunch visit the historic city of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, for a tour of the 15th century Hotel Dieu. Take time to enjoy the charming town before returning to the barge mooring.


Day 6, Friday
Take a short drive to Chalon sur Saône for a bustling local market tour before cruising to Chagny. Look forward to active family fun at Accro Branche, an outdoor action park. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular gala dinner on board.


Day 7,
After breakfast and a fond farewell from the crew, depart by private transfer for your onward travel arrangements.

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2016

Prices in AUD

Departure Dates (Sunday) Cabin per person Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl
March 27 $5,650 $39,200 $42,200 $45,200
April 3, 10, 17, 24 $4,500 $31,400 $33,800 $36,200
May 1, 8, 15 $4,500 $31,400 $33,800 $36,200
May 22, 29 $5,650 $39,200 $42,200 $45,200
June 5, 12, 19, 26 $5,650 $39,200 $42,200 $45,200
July 3, 10,17, 24, 31 $5,650 $39,200 $42,200 $45,200
August 7, 14, 21, 28 $5,650 $39,200 $42,200 $45,200
September 4, 11, 18, 25 $5,650 $39,200 $42,200 $45,200
October 2, 9, 16, 23 $4,500 $31,400 $33,800 $36,200

 

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 €700 per per passenger or 25% of the total cruise fare for charters are payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched whent the booking form has been processed.

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