€4,490 Per Person
- Country / RegionFrance / Burgundy
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Max Passengers12
- Cruise HighlightsAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary Meals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Activity Use of bicyclesItinerary Cruise between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and EscommesInclusion WiFi on boardActivity Wine tasting sessions
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.
- Visit Clos de Vougeot, a wall-enclosed vineyard in Burgundy
- Wine tastings in the cellars of renowned Burgundy Domaines
- Tour Dijon and its markets
- 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
- Transfers by chauffeured minibus 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
- Nordic walking sticks (on request)
- Hi-Fi system with CD player, radio and iPod docking station
- Guest iPods
- Air-conditioned/centrally heated
Filet d'Agneau au Basilic;Magret de Canard au Ratafia de Bourgogne; Poulet à L'Estragon;Filet de Boeuf Charolais avec Sauce Epoisses
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’
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 2019
20% off per cabin on April 14 & 21; May 5, 12 & 19
Departure Dates Stateroom per person Junior Suite pe person Single Supplement Book Before April 7 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros April 14, 21 3,592 Euros 3,672 Euros 1,650 Euros 18 February 2019 April 28 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros May 5, 12, 19 4,200 Euros 4,280 Euros 1,650 Euros 18 February 2019 May 26 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros July 7, 14 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros July 21, 28 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros August 4, 11, 18 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros August 25 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5,250 Euros 5,350 Euros 1,900 Euros October 6, 13, 20 4,490 Euros 4,590 Euros 1,650 Euros
Charter (Whole Barge)
Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 9 ppl Charter 10 ppl Charter 11 ppl Charter 12 ppl April 7, 14, 21 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros April 28 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros May 5, 12, 19, 26 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros July 7, 14 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros July 21, 28 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros August 4, 11, 18 45,200 Euros 46,600 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros August 25 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 52,600 Euros 54,300 Euros 55,600 Euros 56,900 Euros 58,200 Euros October 6, 13, 20 45,200 Euros 54,300 Euros 47,700 Euros 48,800 Euros 49,900 Euros
Theme Cruise Supplement
Theme Available for Supplement Culinary Charter 12 ppl 125 Euros per person Family Charter 12 ppl None Golf Charter 12 ppl 500 Euros per golfer Wine Appreciation Charter 12 ppl 5,000 Euros per charter
Culinary cruises include more food-focussed excursions, a French cooking lesson and onboard cooking demonstrations.
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.
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.
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.
Day 1, Sunday - Fleurey-sur-Ouche
You are met at a meeting point in Paris** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the elegant L’Impressionniste. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and the opportunity to meet the captain and crew. Then enjoy your first dinner on board.
Day 2, Monday - Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Sainte Marie-sur-Ouche
This morning, experience your first day’s cruise along this enchanting canal, which also promises a walk or cycle along an ever-present towpath past sleepy villages and pretty lock houses. After lunch, visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who award a special prized label to the finest Côte d‘Or vintages every year. On the way back to the hotel barge, enjoy a tour of the cellars and a private tasting of fine Burgundy wines at another long-established domaine. Dinner on board.
Day 3, Tuesday - Sainte Marie-sur Ouche to La Bussière
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of old Dijon, including a visit to the vivid 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 and perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two. Dinner on board.
Day 4, Wednesday - La Bussière to Pont d’Ouche
After a short morning cruise, set off on a drive through the vineyards, stopping en route at the “vigne de l’enfant Jesus”, a famous vineyard owned by the Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils. There, a wine expert will give you a real insight into the domaine’s production of its Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines. Continue to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country, for a winery tour and private tasting of Bouchard Père et Fils wines before enjoying a gastronomic lunch in the orangery of Château de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Afterwards, visit the fascinating 15th century Hôtel-Dieu Hospice and explore the town, before returning to the barge for a short evening cruise to Pont d’Ouche. Dinner on board.
Day 5, Thursday - Pont d’Ouche to Vandenesse
After breakfast, cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, passing grazing white Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages, crossing the only aqueduct on the Burgundy Canal. After lunch on board, visit the medieval village, craft shops and castle of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, once an outpost of the Dukes of Burgundy and offering a fine overview of the feeder lakes, canal and surrounding countryside. Dinner on board.
Day 6, Friday - Vandenesse to Escommes
Your last day’s leisurely cruise takes you to the canal summit, 1,250 feet above sea level, just before the Pouilly tunnel. This afternoon, visit the moat-encircled Château de Commarin where you are lucky enough to enjoy a private tour, accompanied by none other than Count Bertrand de Vogue, the current resident and 26th generation of the de Vogue family to maintain continuous residence since the 13th century. Count de Vogue will offer insight into the Château’s fascinating history, after which you can explore the regal interior, rustic stables and surrounding gardens. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
Day 7, Saturday - Escommes
After breakfast, you are transferred to Paris**.
This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction.
**Other locations available for Private Charter bookings
If you are a family with children, a bespoke itinerary is created and a maximum of 4 excursions from the Classic Cruise Itinerary is substituted with your preferred family activities.
The following activities can usually be arranged on-board directly with the barge Captain and included in your itinerary without any extra charge, unless otherwise stated:
Parc Aquatique et Complexe du Cap Vert (3 years+)
Leisure & Sports Centre in the town of Dijon with sports pool, play pool featuring water slide and a paddling pool for children. Adults can enjoy relaxing in the sauna, hammam, jacuzzi or shower with water jets.
Bowling alley in Dijon in which opportunities to play in the dark, guided only by neon lights and lasers is offered. Suitable for all ages and levels of expertise. Wearing of bowling shoes and socks is obligatory, the hiring of which is available in the complex.
Canoeing & Kayaking
Discover the River Ouche by canoe (2 seats) or kayak (single seat) during a descent from St Victor or Gissey, depending on the direction of travel. Choose between an hour’s ride and a half day depending on the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary. Suitable for all ages. Must be booked in advance.
Beautiful artificial lake just outside of Dijon with a beach and water sports opportunities. Other activities include mini golf and tree climbing in the vast forest surrounding the lake. Suitable for children of all ages, but they should be able to swim.
Tennis Club in Pouilly-en-Auxois offering court hire by the hour. Suitable for all ages.
Paintballing (12 years+)
Paintballing Park is set in 6 acres near Dijon. Protective clothing is provided with masks, gloves and breastplates for adults and children. Three formulas are possible – 1 ¼ hours (200 balls) or 2 ¼ hours (500 balls), or a full day of play. Must be booked in advance. Please contact us for the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary before booking. (Supplement Payable).
Other activities* – shown below – can be arranged but, due to their nature, they should be booked directly by the client with the activity provider. These activities are:
The Golf Club of La Chassagne is the local club in the Ouche Valley. With 9 holes, a par of 36, and a course length of 2,616m this is a gentle, but beautiful, course suitable for players of all levels. Suitable for all ages. Hire of clubs, trollies and buggies available on site. Must be booked in advance. (Supplement Payable).
Set in the heart of Burgundy, the 400 square metre Morvan Adventure Ground is exceptionally good for wild quad biking. Several different courses are available depending on the time slot allocated by the barge’s itinerary. Check with the activity provider for more details. (Supplement Payable).
Horse Riding (3 years+)
Set within the Morvan Massif, a number of different equestrian activities are available – including “around the pony” (brushing and caressing ponies, walking discovery, games and an introduction to acrobatics) for children aged 3 – 6 years; Pony Trekking for children under 12; Horse Riding for those over 12 years old. Please contact us for assistance as numerous durations are also offered – as well as the chance to ride under a full moon! (Supplement Payable).
Hot Air Ballooning
Experience the landscape and scenery of Burgundy from a different angle as you climb into the clouds in a hot air balloon. A magical experience the whole family can enjoy, and one which will last forever in your memories. (Supplement payable).
Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
*Activities are payable by the client directly to the provider, whose individual terms and conditions apply.
All activities are subject to availability. Children’s bicycles, bicycle helmets, child car seats and high chairs and available without cost.
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)
- 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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