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Private Charter - Southern Burgundy Cruise Aboard L'Impressionniste

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard L’Impressionniste
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Board L'Impressionniste for this 7-day private cruise roundtrip Paris, exploring the French countryside and viticulture of Southern Burgundy's Ouche Valley. Explore old Dijon and browse through its markets for some locally produced goods. Taste fine Burgundy wine in the reputable domain, Château André Ziltener. Relax on board while leisurely cruising through the beautiful French countryside where you see grazing white Charolais cattle and quaint villages. Continue with a close-up encounter with majestic falcons against the backdrop of the Chateau Commarin, followed by a meeting with Count Bertrand de Vogue, current resident of the de Vogue Chateau. If you prefer a peaceful activity, you can spend time walking or bicycling on the towpath. 

 
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Highlights
  • Explore the 12th-century castle Château de Bussy-Rabutin with your private group of up to 12 guests
  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevin
  • Tour Burgundy's capital city of Dijon, known for its food and markets
  • Enjoy a private wine tours & tastings in the cellars of renowned Burgundy domaines
Places Visited
  • Europe
  • France
  • Escommes
  • Fleurey-sur-Ouche
  • Gissey-sur-Ouche
  • La Bussière-sur-Ouche
  • Pont d’Ouche
  • Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Fleurey-sur-Ouche | Embark

Guests are met in Paris and transferred to the elegant L'Impressionniste by a private chauffeured minibus. The crew and a champagne reception await for guests to arrive, and your first dinner is served once you've settled in your cabins. 
 

Day 2: Sainte Marie-sur-Ouche

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The tour starts by cruising along an enchanting canal in which an ever-present towpath is nearby where you can spend time walking or biking. While doing whichever you prefer, see the sleepy and peaceful villages 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. You then return to the hotel barge and have a taste of a fine Burgundy wine in the reputable Domaine, Château André Ziltener. Dinner served on board.


 

Day 3: La Bussière-sur-Ouche

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Breakfast served on board. Walk around old Dijon afterward. Visit the vivid produce markets, mustard shops, and the impressive Notre-Dame de Dijon, or enjoy some excellent shopping time. You return to the hotel barge to have your lunch, and L’Impressionniste continues cruising to La Bussière. You have the opportunity of walking and bicycling along the canal to the next lock or two. Dinner on board. 


 

Day 4: Pont d’Ouche

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, L’Impressionniste continues cruising. Set off on a drive through the vineyards and stop at a famous vineyard owned by the Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, the Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus. A wine expert gives you insight into what it is like to produce Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines. Continue your tour to Beaune, where you find an old winery and taste of their Bouchard Père et Fils wines. You then proceed to Château de Beaune to have your lunch. Afterward, 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: Vandenesse-en-Auxois

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois where you can enjoy the stunning views of the Charolais cattle, the hills, and the nearby villages. As L’Impressionniste cruises, cross the only aqueduct on the Burgundy Canal. Lunch served on board. Then continue touring by visiting the medieval town, craft shops, and castle of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. This has a fine overlooking view of the feeder lakes, canal and the countryside as well. The day ends with a fine dinner on board.

Day 6: Escommes

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your last day’s leisurely cruise takes you to the canal summit, 1,250 feet above sea level, just before the Pouilly tunnel. After an early lunch, visit the moat-encircled Château de Commarin to be treated to a private demonstration of the medieval sport of falconry. The close-up encounter with these majestic birds against the backdrop of the castle grounds is a fantastic experience. Afterward, meet Count Bertrand de Vogue, the current resident and 26th generation of the de Vogue family to maintain continuous residence since the 13th century, who gives a fascinating insight into the Château’s history. A private tour of the building follows this. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7: Escommes | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, guests are transferred back to Paris.

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$63,300
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Staterooms
110 - 127 sq. ft. featuring twin/double beds, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower and a small desk.
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Junior Suites
143 - 152 sq. ft. featuring twin/double beds, wardrobe, spacious private bathroom with shower and a small desk.
Included
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Selected regional wines and alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • All sightseeing tours and admittance fees
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Superior Châteaux vintage wines
  • Passport or Visa fees

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