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Special Offer

Remaining 2019 Charter Departures discounted to $54,000 (normally $64,000).

Print Boat Info

Grand Cru will debut in April 2018 and we very excited fro her arrival! Cruise the most beautiful area of Burgundy aboard this luxurious eight passenger barge. Grand Cru offers a modern design with extremely large windows in the salon and dining area. An amazing demonstration kitchen like her sister ship Prosperite. Clean lines and large en-suite cabins. Light and airy decor with well designed open space throughout the barge. Expansive deck with Jacuzzi and great space to sit and relax as the canal and countryside glides by. The Grand Cru is a wonderful addition to our inventory of barges in Burgundy. Visited with the owners in April 2017 and Grand Cru is going to be amazing! 

Boat Details

Boat Size: 128 x 17 ft
Number of Cabins: 4
Crew: 6
Year Updated: 2017
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

4 King/Twin Bedded Suites
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
iPad for passenger use

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Heating
Safe
WIFI
Bathrobes
Heated Towel Racks
Music System
Ironing Board and Iron
Double Sinks

Pickup Location

2:00 PM, Central Location in Paris

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

12:00 PM, Central Location in Paris

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.
Pontallier-sur-Saone to St Leger
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Grand Cru at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the delightful town of Pontallier-sur-Saone. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard. Perhaps enjoy a glass of Grand Cru wine after dinner while lounging under the stars in the hot tub. Dinner on board. 
 
Monday
Pontallier-sur-Saone to St Jean de Losne
This morning, your Tour Guide presents an insider’s visit to Chateau d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy, where you will be welcomed by the castle's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy. After a tasting of locally produced gourmet specialties, return to Grand Cru for an afternoon cruise, admiring the rustic scenery gliding by. Relax on deck with a glass of wine and a good book or explore the towpath on foot or by bicycle. Tonight, enjoy socializing over cocktails and canapes before Chef serves a grand dinner.
 
Tuesday
Saint Jean de Losne to Seurre
The journey continues with another cruise through pastoral countryside. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide escorts you to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century, and still in use through the 1970s. Afterwards, browse the shops and galleries lining the pedestrian area, or enjoy a coffee in the town square. Return to the Grand Cru and explore the towpath's flora and fauna by bicycle or on foot before Chef presents tonight's dinner. 
 
Wednesday
Seurre to Fragnes
Relax in the hot tub or explore the towpath as a lazy morning cruise reveals the bucolic countryside. This afternoon, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the historic riverside town of Chalon-sur-Saone, where the bustling Place Saint-Vincent is lined with boutiques, galleries, and cafes. Awaken your senses during a visit to an artisanal chocolate shop and watch chocolatiers master their craft. Sample and savor the creative and premium chocolates before returning to the barge where canapes and cocktails await, followed by another gourmet dinner.
 
Thursday
Fragnes to Chagny
Begin with a morning cruise towards Chagny, the home of Michelin 3* rated Maison Lameloise. A highlight of the Grand Cru's culinary experiences, enjoy luncheon ashore in this luxurious venue, recently voted one of the world’s best restaurants. Then discover the hilltop chateau-fortress of Chateau de la Rochepot, a 12th-century feudal castle of neo-Gothic-Burgundian style. Turrets galore and a rooftop covered with colorful local tiles beckon for exploration. Back onboard, enjoy another evening of drinks and dinner. 
 
Friday
Chagny to St. Leger-sur-Dheune
A leisurely cruise begins the day's adventures. Join Chef in the open kitchen for an informal cooking demonstration or explore the towpath with a bicycle ride or brisk stroll. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to the cellars the prestigious Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet for a private winetasting. Known for high quality and complex vintages, these exceptional elixirs reveal the intricate tastes of Burgundy's terrior. Then it’s back to Grand Cru where Chef presents tonight's Farewell Feast, ending your cruise in style.
 
Saturday
Final Farewell
After breakfast you will be chauffeured to a designated location Paris.

Buffet Lunch

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Four-Cheese Quiche

Whiskey-flamed Lobster Tails

French Charcuterie Platter

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Haricot Verte Salad (Fresh Green Beans) with Sliced Duck

Vegetable salad, Mayonaise Dressing

Lettuce Salad with Goat Cheese Rounds

Cheese Platter with Three Choices

Stewed Plums

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Buffet Lunch

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Couscous

Fresh Beet Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad Displayed in a Watermelon Basket

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Roast Checken

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Ham with Garlic and Parsley a kind of Pate

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Cheese Platter with Three Choices

Tarte Almondine

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Sample Captain’s Dinner

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Ceeam of Pumpkin Soup Served in a Small Hallowed Out Pumpkin

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Fresh Crabmeat Cocktail

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Veal Filet with Porto Sauce, Roast Tiny Potatos and Vegetables

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Cheese Platter with Three Cheeses

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Tarte Almondine

2019 RATES
ACCOMMODATION  VALUE REGULAR
Charter 8 Passenger  $58,000  $64,000

 

2020 RATES
ACCOMMODATION  VALUE REGULAR
Charter 8 Passenger $58,000  $64,000

 

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

 

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodations, 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 & 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 Or Revese SEASON
March 31 Dole - St Leger Value
April 7, 14 Dole - St Leger Value
April 21, 28 Dole - St Leger Regular
May 5, 12, 19, 26 Dole - St Leger Regular 
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dole - St Leger Regular  
July 7, 14, 21, 28 Dole - St Leger Regular  
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 Dole - St Leger Regular  
Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dole - St Leger Regular  
Oct 6, 13 Dole - St Leger Regular
Oct 20 Dole - St Leger Value