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Sleeps
8
Cabins
4
Crew
5
From $6,290 per person
Barge Finesse
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Print Boat Info

Finesse is complete luxury afloat. She offers spacious accommodations for up to 8 passengers in four twin or king-bedded suites (approx. 265sq ft including en suite), each air-conditioned and with beautifully appointed shower-rooms. She will also has a large salon with panoramic windows and a demonstration galley where guests can watch their chef preparing delicious gourmet meals. She has a modern and well-designed interior, offering plenty of natural light. Outside guests can relax on the large sun deck with its alfresco dining area, comfortable seating and spa pool. With her fantastic crew of five to look after you, Finesse will be the perfect vessel on which to meander through the vineyards and undulating countryside of Southern Burgundy.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 128 x 17.5 ft
Number of Cabins: 4
Crew: 5
Year Updated: 2016
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Saturday

Cabin Information

Suite 1
  • Twin or King
  • 226 sq ft
Suite 2
  • Twin or King
  • 226 sq ft
Suite 3
  • Twin or King
  • 226 sq ft
Suite 4
  • Twin or King
  • 226 sq ft
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Sun Shade
Heater
Jacuzzi
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
WIFI
iPod docking station
Music System
Demonstration Kitchen

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Safe
WIFI
Bathrobes
Heated Towel Racks
Double Sinks

Pickup Locations

4:15 PM, Hotel La Cloche Dijon

4:00 PM, Dijon Rail Station

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Locations

11:00 AM, Hotel La Cloche Dijon

11:00 AM, Dijon Rail Station

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.
St Jean de Losne to St Julien-sur_Dheune - Burgundy
Sunday
Welcome Aboard! 
Guests are met in Dijon (other locations available for charter groups) and transferred by air-conditioned minibus to Finesse. A Champagne Welcome and the opportunity to meet the crew, followed by dinner on board.
 
Monday
St-Jean-de-Losne to Fragnes
We begin our voyage this morning through Southern Burgundy along the peaceful River Saône, passing delightful little river ports such as Seurre and Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, before joining the Canal du Centre at Chalon-sur-Saône to arrive at our mooring in Fragnes. After lunch on board, we visit the 14th century Château de Germolles, the best preserved of the residences of the Dukes of Burgundy, with its ducal chapel, medieval wall paintings and romantic gardens. Dinner on board.
 
Tuesday
Fragnes to Rully
This morning, we visit Clos de Vougeot***, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin (translates as "Fraternity of Knights of the Wine-Tasting Cup"), who award a special prized label to the finest Côte d‘Or vintages every year. We will have the opportunity to pay homage at the fields of Romanée Conti before returning to Finesse for lunch followed by an afternoon cruise with perfect opportunities to walk or cycle along the towpath en route, to our mooring near the village of Rully. Dinner on board. ***Charter groups might wish to visit Dijon with its Cathedral and mustard shops instead of Clos de Vougeot. This can be discussed with the Captain once on board.
 
Wednesday
Rully to Remigny
After a short morning cruise to Chagny, we set off on a drive through the Côte de Beaune vineyards to the town of Beaune itself, capital of Burgundy wine country, where we visit the fascinating 15th century Hôtel-Dieu Hospice and explore the quaint shops of the town, before enjoying a gastronomic lunch in the heart of Puligny & Chassagne Montrachet vineyards at the restaurant Le Montrachet. After lunch, we return to the barge for an afternoon cruise to Remigny. Dinner on board.
 
Thursday
Remigny to St-Léger-sur-Dheune
This morning's leisurely cruise takes us past picturesque Burgundian villages such as the famous wine-producing village of Santenay. You may wish to cycle along the towpath en route, before we moor at the pretty little port of St-Léger-sur-Dheune. In the afternoon we escort you on a winery tour and private tasting to the delightful 17th century Château de Chamirey in Mercurey, owned by the Devillard family for five generations. Dinner on board.
 
Friday
St-Léger-sur-Dheune to St-Julien-sur-Dheune
This morning, we continue our cruise along the Canal du Centre through undulating countryside to moor at the little village of St-Julien-sur-Dheune. We will ascend a series of 11 locks while cruising past the villages along the way. After lunch, we head to Autun, founded by the Romans as Augustodunum it has retained many of its original Antique monuments such as Roman gates, ruins of a Temple and a 17,000 seat amphitheatre. Farewell Dinner on board. 
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Dijon (other locations available for charter groups).

Sample Menu

Regional Specialities

Tournedos of Charolais beef served with glazed carrots & asparagus

Shallot tarte tatin & red wine sauce

Duo of pan-roasted and confit quail on wild mushroom and sautéed watercress with a cassis syrup

Montgolfier of Escargots with a garlic crème

Oeufs en Meurette served on toasted pain d'épices

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Wine Cellar

Meursault

Pouilly-Fuissé

Nuits-St-Georges

Santenay

Chenas

Chablis

Gevrey-Chambertin

Sancerre

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Cheese Board

Chaource

Brillat-Savarin

Reblochon

Abondance

 

2019 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Suite Per Person $6,750 $7,850
Single Supplement $2,450 $2,850
Charter 6 Passenger $47,500 $54,000
Charter 7 Passenger $49,000 $56,200
Charter 8 Passenger $50,500 $58,400

 

2020 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Suite Per Person $6,750 $7,850
Single Supplement $2,450 $2,850
Charter 6 Passenger $47,500 $54,000
Charter 7 Passenger $49,000 $56,200
Charter 8 Passenger $50,500 $58,400

 

2020 DEPARTURE DATES
March 29-April 4 VALUE
April 5-11, 12-18, 19-25 VALUE
April 26-2 REGULAR
May 3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6 REGULAR
June 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4 REGULAR
July 5-11, 12-18 REGULAR
July 19-25, 26-01 VALUE
August 2-8, 9-15, 16-22 VALUE
August 23-29, 30-05 REGULAR
Sept 6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-03 REGULAR
Oct 4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31 VALUE

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodatoins, transfers to and from Lyon to the barge, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch and dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of bicycles

Cruise cost does not include

Airfare to and from your destination, cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

 

2019 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE SEASON
March 24, 31 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Value
April 7, 14, 21 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Value
April 28 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Regular 
May 5, 12, 19, 26 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Regular 
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Regular 
July 7, 14 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Value
July 21, 28 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Value
Aug 4, 11, 18 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Value
Aug 25 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Regular 
Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Regular
Oct 6, 13, 20 Between St Jean de Losne to St. Julien sur Dheune Value