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L'Impressionniste

L'Impressionniste

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€4,190 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

L’Impressionniste is a sister ship to La Belle Epoque. It was a cargo barge in Holland before undergoing a complete transformation into a beautiful hotel barge.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Itinerary
    Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €10,980 per charter*
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From
€4,190 Per Person

Luxe Class

 

L’Impressionniste is a sister ship to La Belle Epoque. It was a cargo barge in Holland before undergoing a complete transformation into a beautiful hotel barge.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy
  • Itinerary
    Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes
  • Cabins
    6
  • Max Passengers
    12
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Up to €10,980 per charter*
ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS CRUISE
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 bicyclesBonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.Itinerary Itinerary Cruise between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and EscommesInclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

The 12-passenger L'Impressionniste, is light and airy and features beautiful picture windows and selections of prints, fabrics and wall colourings reminiscent of the turn of the century era after which she is named. There is a sun-deck, spa pool, 12 bikes, and an always open inclusive bar. A choice of single cabin, junior suite or suite is available and we can offer double or twin bed configuration. All cabins are air conditioned and have en-suite facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on board for guests bringing their own appliances. Connectivity can be limited in remote locations.

 

It is crewed by a knowledgeable captain, master chef, tour guide and two housekeepers who will ensure you have everything you need.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stine, one per cabin booked.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, a wall-enclosed vineyard in Burgundy
  • Wine tastings in the cellars of renowned Burgundy Domaines
  • Tour Dijon and its markets
  • Explore Château de Bussy-Rabutin
  • Tour and tasting at Bouchard Pere et Fils winery and lunch in its chateau
  • Visit Beanue and its Hospices de Beaune
  • Tour the medieval Château de Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Optional: Hot air balloon
  • Excellent towpath for walking and biking

 

Inclusions

  • Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes Mini bus between Paris and the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of 6 crew
  • Use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles and spa pool
  • Library of books and maps 
  • Board games
  • Boules 
  • Nordic walking sticks (on request) 
  • Hi-Fi system with CD player, radio and iPod docking station
  • Guest iPods

 

Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic;Magret de Canard au Ratafia de Bourgogne; Poulet à L'Estragon;Filet de Boeuf Charolais avec Sauce Epoisses


Wine Cellar

Domaine Laroche, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bruno Clair, Marsannay; Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils, Meursault ‘Les Clous’; Domaine Comte Georges de Vôgué, Musigny; Château de la Saule, Montagny Premier Cru; Domaine Jadot, Ladoix ‘Les Clous d’Orge’


Cheese Board

Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin; Le Petit Vougeot

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer duration between Paris & L’Impressionniste = 3 hours 15 minutes.

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 2:30 pm
  • Drop-off point: The Hotel Westminster by 12:00 noon

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: One location of the group's choice in Paris at 2:30 pm OR a local TGV station close to the barge after 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point: One location of the group's choice in Paris by 12:00 noon OR at a local TGV station by 10:00 am

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

No single supplement on September 3 & October 8

Departure Dates (Sunday) Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single supplement
September 3, 10, 17, 24 4,950 Euros 5,050 Euros 1,800 Euros
October 1 4,950 Euros 5,050 Euros 1,800 Euros
October 8, 15, 22 4,190 Euros 4,350 Euros 1,550 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 1 & 15

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl Book Before
September 3, 10, 17, 24 49,300 Euros 51,000 Euros 52,300 Euros 53,600 Euros 54,900 Euros  
October 1 39,400 Euros 40,800 Euros 41,840 Euros 42,880 Euros 43,920 Euros 13 October 2017
October 8, 22 42,500 Euros 43,900 Euros 45,000 Euros 46,100 Euros 47,200 Euros  
October 15 34,400 Euros 35,120 Euros 36,000 Euros 36,880 Euros 37,760 Euros 13 October 2017

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite per person Single Supplement
April 8, 15, 22 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
April 29 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
July 22, 29 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros
August 26 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,090 Euros 5,190 Euros 1,850 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 4,350 Euros 4,490 Euros 1,600 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl
April 8, 15, 22 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
April 29 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
July 22, 29 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros
August 26 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 50,900 Euros 52,600 Euros 53,900 Euros 55,200 Euros 56,500 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 44,000 Euros 45,400 Euros 46,500 Euros 47,600 Euros 48,700 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement
Golf Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl 500 Euros per passenger
Wine Appreciation Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl 4,300 Euros per charter
Family Burgundy Charter up to 12 ppl None


Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Wine appreciation cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines.

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

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 €800 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.

Itinerary 

Day 1, Sunday
Meet at the designated meeting point and then transfer to the elegant L’Impressionniste moored in Fleurey-sur-Ouche for your cruise through Burgundy. You will be welcomed by the captain and his crew with a champagne reception on board. Then enjoy your first dinner on board. 

Day 2, Monday
Experience your first day’s cruise along this enchanting canal, which also promises a walk or cycle along an ever-present towpath cruising past sleepy villages and pretty lock houses.

In the afternoon we visit Clos de Vougeot. Enjoy a tasting of fine Burgundy wines in the cellars of a reputable domaine, such as Château André Ziltener, a family-run winery built on the foundations of an old Cistercian abbey.  Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
After breakfast, take a walking tour of old Dijon, including a visit to the vivid flower and produce markets, mustard shops and the impressive Notre-Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time.

Return to the hotel barge for lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise to La Bussière-sur-Ouche, with perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
After a short morning cruise, set off on a drive through premier cru vineyards, stopping en route at the “vigne de l’enfant Jesus”,  a famous vineyard owned by the domaine Bouchard et Père Fils. There, a wine expert will tell us more about the domaine and give us a real insight into the production of its Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines.

Continue to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country, for a tour and wine tasting of the Bouchard et Père Fils wines in the château before enjoying a gastronomic lunch.

Visit the fascinating 15th century Hôtel-Dieu Hospice and explore the quaint shops of the town, before returning to the barge for a short evening cruise to Pont d’Ouche. Dinner on board.

Day 5, Thursday
After breakfast, cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois and pass by the Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages, crossing the only canal bridge on the Burgundy Canal.

After lunch on board, visit the medieval village of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois and its castle and craft shops. Dinner on board

Day 6, Friday
The last day of cruise will take you to the canal summit before the Pouilly tunnel.


In the afternoon, visit Château de Bussy-Rabutin, once the home of the Comte Roger de Bussy-Rabutin. Take time to stroll through the French-style gardens and enjoy the views of the château surrounded by its moat. Captain’s farewell dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the designated drop-off point.

Cruise Details 

L'Impressionniste Deck Plan

L’Impressionniste deck plan

  • 128 feet long 
  • 12 passengers
  • 6 crew
  • 2 Junior Suites (143 to 152 sq ft)
  • 4 state rooms ( 110 to 127 sq ft)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 12 touring bikes/1 tandem on request
  • 2 Air-conditioned minibuses
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)

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