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Cabins
4
Crew
6
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Print Boat Info

The Amaryllis offers the ultimate in luxury for eight guests. Tastefully appointed salon with picture windows, separate formal dining room, large deck with heated pool and elegant twin or double staterooms with private baths, dressing table and generous storage. Nothing has been spared with respect to passenger comfort and entertainment aboard this glorious vessel.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 126 x 17.5 ft
Number of Cabins: 4
Crew: 6
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

Suite 1 Upper Deck
  • Twin or King
  • 185 sq ft
Suite 2
  • Twin or King
  • 235 sq ft
Suite 3
  • Twin or King
  • 280 sq ft
Suite 4
  • Twin or King
  • 280 sq ft
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Sun Shade
DVD
Heater
Books & Games
Open Bar
Pool
Transfers
TV
WIFI
iPod docking station

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Heating
Safe
Heated Towel Racks
Opening Portholes
Double Sinks

Pickup Location

2:30 PM, Your choice of location in Paris

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

12:00 PM, Your choice of location in Paris

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Boat Diagram

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Dijon to St Leger sur Dheune
Sunday
Welcome Aboard! 
Board the barge moored in Dijon’s Port du Canal, where your cruise through Burgundy begins. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and gives you a chance to meet the crew. Later that evening, experience your first dinner on board.
 
Monday
Cruise to Longecourt, Visit Château de Longecourt
This morning enjoy your first cruise on the canal. Once moored in Longecourt visit the Chateau de Longecourt which has been owned by the same family since 1631. It has been beautifully decorated through the centuries and is rich in history. Some ‘graffiti’ can be found in the stables, left behind by the American pilots who stayed there during World War II. If the Count is in residence, he will give you a personal tour of his property.
 
Tuesday
Visit Dijon, Cruise to St. Jean de Losne
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Dijon including a visit to the market, the Grey Poupon mustard shop and the Ducal Palace. There will be some free time for shopping or perhaps to sit in one of the numerous pavement cafes and simply just watch the world go by. Return to the boat for lunch and an afternoon cruise to St. Jean de Losne, the barging capital of France. Take some time this evening or early tomorrow to stroll around the port and see the many working and pleasure barges. Cycling Option: This afternoon there would be approx 20 km ride to St Jean de Losne from Longecourt. There are a few bars and restaurants in St Jean, many facing the river Saone.
 
Wednesday
Visit Beaune, Cruise to Chalon-sur-Saône
Continue to cruise the peaceful valley of the River Saône downstream to Seurre. Today, lunch is taken at the famous Relais & Chateaux hotel at Levernois. In the afternoon, discover Beaune, the capital of the wine region of Burgundy. Enjoy a visit to the famous Hôtel-Dieu, Hospice de Beaune and a wine tasting. Later, your guide takes you on a walking tour of the pedestrian area in Chalon-sur-Saône, the last of the Burgundian style river towns. Cycling Option: The distance between St Jean and Beaune is approx 40 kms, so a longer ride into Beaune for keen riders. After lunch and the tour, transfer to Chalon sur Saone in the minibus.
 
Thursday
Cruise to Rully, Visit Château de Germolles
The barge cruise leaves the River Saône by clearing the lock to enter the Canal du Centre. Back in the canal environment you may disembark the barge at a lock, bicycle alongside or walk and keep up with the pace of the barge. After lunch, visit the Château de Germolles, the only remaining residence of the Dukes of Burgundy. Tonight it is back to a countryside mooring in Rully. Cycling Option: From Fragnes (approx 11 am) cycle to Rully. There is a lovely restaurant in the centre of Rully called Le Vendangerot with a terrace overlooking the square which would be ideal for a late lunch. Then meet the group for the tour of Château de Germolles.
 
Friday
Visit Couches and the Château Marguerite de Bourgogne, Cruise to St. Léger
A leisurely cruise to St. Léger, another quaint village along the Canal du Centre which is our final destination. Your guide takes you to the stunning 11th century Château Marguerite de Bourgogne in Couches, for a tour of the magnificent buildings, surrounded by their own vines, followed by a wine tasting in their cellar. Meanwhile the chef is busy preparing your farewell gala dinner on board. Cycling Option: A very scenic ride from Rully to St Leger; there is a lovely canalside restaurant called the L'Escale half way between the 2 ports.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast disembark the barge for your onward journey. 
Dijon to Vandenesse en Auxois
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
Board at Dijon's Port du Canal and meet your crew for a Champagne reception.
Enjoy a delicious dinner on board.
 
Monday
Villages and Forest Covered Hills
Leave Dijon and cruise along the River Ouche past unspoiled villages and forest-covered hills. You can choose to walk or cycle alongside on the towpath. Enjoy a wonderful dégustation in Vougeot.
Visit Clos de Vougeot, a medieval château and headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin society. See the ancient wine presses once used by Cistercian monks. Back on board, cruise to Fleurey-sur-Ouche village.
 
Tuesday
Ducal Palace and Dijon Mustard
Tour historic Dijon and visit the magnificent Ducal Palace and the Grey Poupon mustard shop. Enjoy browsing the wonderful shops, or simply relax in a pavement café. Have lunch on board and watch the beautiful passing scenery as you cruise to Gissey.
 
Wednesday
Hilltop Village and Michelin starred restaurant
Cruise the picturesque Ouche valley to La Bussière sur Ouche. In the afternoon, drive to the hilltop village of Châteauneuf en Auxois. Visit its 12th-century castle and take in the splendid views. In the evening enjoy a wonderful dinner at Abbey de la Bussière. This restored Cistercian abbey is now a Michelin-starred restaurant.
 
Thursday
Visit Wine Capitol Beaune
Cruise past stunning rolling hills to Pont d'Ouche. After lunch visit Beaune, capital of the Burgundy wine region. Visit the magnificent 15th-century charity hospital Hôtel-Dieu. Browse the shops or stroll through the cobbled streets.
Enjoy a wine tasting before returning to the barge.
 
Friday
Wine Cellars and Tasting
In the morning cruise to Vandenesse. After lunch on board, visit Château de Pommard. This estate is set among the vines of the Côte de Beaune. Enjoy a tour of the cellars and tasting before taking in a fine art exhibition. In the evening enjoy a farewell gala dinner.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.
Wine Cruise - Grand Cru
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
Board the barge at St Leger sur Dheune for the beginning of your cruise through the heart of Burgundy. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and gives you a chance to meet your crew for the week ahead. Your dedicated local wine expert Pascal Wagner will give an introductory overview of Burgundy wines and associated appellations.  Later, enjoy your first dining experience on board.
 
Monday
Cruise to Chagny. Grand Cru Lunch Puligny Montrachet & Vineyard tour 
A leisurely cruise on the Canal du Centre gives you a chance to savor the beauty of the French countryside, with plenty of opportunities at the many locks to get off the barge and walk or cycle along the dedicated tow path. Late morning Pascal will accompany you for a 'Côte de Beaune Grand Cru tasting' & lunch in the King of white wine villages - Puligny Montrachet. After lunch enjoy a cellar tour and visit into the surrounding vineyards with Pascal.
 
Tuesday
Cruise to Fragnes. Visit Château de Pommard & Degustation 
After breakfast, Pascal will accompany you to the magnificent Château de Pommard and surrounding domaine – one of the largest privately-owned estates in Burgundy. There will be a special Oenological presentation based on 'senses and aromas' followed of course by a tasting of the Domaine's prestigious wines. This afternoon, relax on board while the barge cruises the final section of the Canal du Centre towards the delightful village of Fragnes. Early evening Pascal will unveil the secrets of the local Cremant de Bourgogne & Champagne with a private tasting held on board. 
 
Wednesday
Cruise to St Jean de Losne. Visit Beaune
A somewhat different cruising experience today, through the lovely valley of the River Saone to the town of Seurre. After lunch on board we visit the charming old town of Beaune to see the famous cafes, a magnificent 15th century charity hospital, followed by a private cellar tour & wine tasting. There is time to stroll through the old town taking in the wonderful architecture and fine shopping. Tonight's mooring is at St Jean de Losne, the barging capital of France.  Take some time to stroll around the ports and see the many working barges and house boats that are moored here.
 
Thursday
Cruise to Longecourt. 'Grand Cru' Lunch Gevrey Chambertin & Visit to Clos de Vougeot 
This morning the barge leaves the river and enters the Burgundy Canal. Enjoy the chance to walk or cycle along the tow path. Late morning your guide will take you on a picturesque drive towards the world renowned village of Gevrey Chambertin, home of the great Reds. Enjoy a 'Cote de Nuits Grand Cru' tasting & lunch at one of the reputed local Domaine's. After lunch drive through the Cote and visit the historic Clos de Vougeot where the Cistercian monks first began making wine in the 12th century. The ancient chateau is now the headquarters of the celebrated Burgundian wine society the Confrerie des Chevaliers de Tastevin, and contains the ancient cellar and wine presses from medieval times. Return to the barge at Longecourt, your overnight mooring.
 
Friday
Cruise to Dijon. Visit Dijon
Today your guide takes you on a walking tour of historic Dijon, capital of the great dukes of Burgundy, to visit the market, Ducal Palace, the Grey Poupon mustard shop and enjoy some shopping at the covered food market. Tonight, the barge moors in the port of Dijon. As the chef prepares for your Farewell gala dinner on board, perhaps try a Kir aperitif, a cocktail which mixes the locally produced Cassis blackcurrant liqueur with the area's Aligote white wine.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Sample Menu

Bisque de Tomates a la creme d’avocat

(Tomato bisque with avocado cream)

Cordon de truite, farci d’epinard et d’aneth, Mousse de Carottes a l’estragon, Haricots verts

aux amandes

(Trout stuffed with spinach, carrot mousse with basil, green beans with almonds)

Salades and fromages (st. Agur, Chabichon, Epoisses)

Salad and Regional Cheeses

Melon et sorbet au citron vert et framboise

Wines: Chateauneuf de Pape, Gigondas

Coffee/Tea & Chocolates

 

2019 RATES
ACCOMMODATION  HIGH VALUE  LOW
Charter 6 Passenger € 53,000 € 51,000 € 45,900
Charter 7 Passenger € 59,000 € 57,000 € 51,300
Charter 8 Passenger € 65,000 € 63,000 € 56,700

 

2020 RATES
ACCOMMODATION  LOW REG
Charter 6 Passenger € 43,775 € 64,250
Charter 7 Passenger € 45,775 € 66,250
Charter 8 Passenger € 47,775 € 68,250
Grand Cru p/p   € 12,000

 

2020 DEPARTURE DATES
April 5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2 LOW SEASON
May 3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6 REG SEASON
June 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4 REG SEASON
July 5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1 LOW SEASON
August 2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5 LOW SEASON
Sept 6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3 REG SEASON
Oct 4-10, 11-17, 18-24 REG SEASON

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodatoins, chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge and return, 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)

 

2020 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE
March 22 Dijon to St Leger
March 29 St Leger - Dijon
April 5 Dijon - St Leger
April 12 St Leger - Dijon
April 19 Dijon - St Leger
April 26 St Leger - Dijon
May 3 Dijon - St Leger
May 10 St Leger-Dijon
May 17 Dijon -St Leger
May 24 St Leger - Dijon
May 31 Dijon - St Leger
June 7 St Leger to Dijon
June 14 Dijon - St Leger
June 21 St Leger to Dijon
June 28 Dijon - St Leger 
July 5 St Leger - Dijon 
July 12 Dijon - St Leger
July 19 St Leger - Dijon
July 26 Dijon - St Leger
Aug 2 St Leger - Dijon
Aug 9 Dijon - St Leger
Aug 16 Grand Crus - Special Cruise
Aug 23 Dijon - St Leger 
Aug 30 St Leger - Dijon
Sept 6 Dijon - St Leger 
Sept 13 St Leger - Dijon 
Sept 20 Dijon - St Leger
Sept 27 St Leger - Dijon
Oct 4 Dijon - St Leger
Oct 11 St Leger - Dijon 
Oct 18 Dijon - St Leger

** Split week, two 3 night journeys