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Sleeps
12
Cabins
6
Crew
6
From $4,750 per person

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Print Boat Info

L’Impressionniste began life as a cargo barge in Holland before under going a complete transformation into the deluxe canal and river cruiser she is today. Her light and airy interior features picture windows and a selection of fine prints, fabrics and wall colorings reminiscent of the turn of the century era after which she has been named. Impressionniste offers deluxe accommodations for twelve. She is crewed by a knowledgeable Captain, Master Chef and crew of three.

 

Boat Details

Boat Size: 126 x 16.5 ft
Number of Cabins: 6
Crew: 6
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

Renoir Suite
  • Queen
  • 170 sq ft
Monet Suite
  • Twin or Queen
  • 150 sq ft
Sisley Stateroom
  • Twin or Queen
  • 135 sq ft
Degas Stateroom
  • Twin or Queen
  • 135 sq ft
Pissaro Stateroom
  • Twin
  • 135 sq ft
Cezanne Stateroom
  • Twin
  • 135 sq ft
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
Sun Shade
DVD
Heater
Jacuzzi
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
TV
WIFI
Music System

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Bathrobes
Opening Portholes

Pickup Location

2:30 PM, Westminster Hotel

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

12:30 PM, Westminster Hotel Paris

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Boat Diagram

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Fleurey sur Ouche to Escommes
Sunday
Welcome Aboard!
Guests are met in Paris at the designated meeting point and transferred to the elegant L'Impressionniste moored in Fleurey-sur-Ouche for your cruise through Burgundy. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and provides you with a chance to meet the captain and crew. Dinner on board.
 
Monday
Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-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 cruising past sleepy villages and pretty lock houses. After lunch we visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who award a special prized label to the finest Cote d'Or vintages every year. On the way back to the hotel barge we enjoy a tasting of fine Burgundy wines in the cellars of a reputable domaine, such as Chateau Andre Ziltener, a family-run winery built on the foundations of an old Cistercian abbey.  Dinner on board.
 
Tuesday
Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere
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 the leisurely afternoon cruise to La Bussiere and perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two. Dinner on board.
 
Wednesday
La Bussiere to Pont d'Ouche
After a morning cruise to Pont D'Ouche, we go on an exclusive tour of the magnificent 12th century Abbaye de la Bussiere. The ornamental gardens and lake, wine press, crypt and cellars are interwoven with ancient colonnades, stone staircases and huge stained glass windows. After a Kir Royale aperitif, we enjoy the gastronomic delights of Master Chef Emmanuel Hebrard in the Bistro or Garden Restaurant while enjoying a selection of local Burgundies. Mid-afternoon, we visit the medieval village, craft shops and castle of Chateauneuf-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.
 
Thursday
Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
After breakfast we cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, passing grazing white Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages crossing the only canal bridge on the Burgundy Canal. We then drive through the premier cru vineyards into Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country.  We absorb the fascinating 15th century Hotel Dieu Hospice, before visiting another one of Burgundy's oldest winemakers, such as Bouchard Pere et Fils, renowned for its Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines and of course, enjoy a tasting.  Dinner on board.
 
Friday
Vandenesse-en-Auxois to Escommes
Our last day's leisurely cruise takes us to the canal summit, 1,250 feet above sea level, just before the Pouilly tunnel. This afternoon we visit Chateau de Bussy, once the home of the Comte Roger de Bussy-Rabutin who was exiled to his estate due in part to his scandalous lifestyle and satirical chronicles of French nobility which found him in great disfavour with King Louis XIV. The bitter Bussy-Rabutin amassed a collection of portraits that included former mistresses, mistresses of French kings as well as military greats of the time. The galleries give insight into the decadent reign of the Sun King. There is time to stroll through the French-style garden and enjoy the views of the chateau surrounded by its moats. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
 
Saturday
Breakfast and Farewell
After breakfast disembark the barge and transfer to the designated drop off point in Paris. 

Regional Specialties

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Filet d’Agneau au Basilic

Magret de Canard

Poulet à L’Estragon

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Wine cellar

Chablis

Vosne Romanée

Domaine Laroche,

Nuit St-Georges

Epineuil

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Cheese board

Aisy Cendré

Bouton de Culotte

Epoisses

Ami du Chambertin

  

2022 & 2023 RATES
ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Stateroom Per Person $5,590 $6,590
Junior Suite Per Person $5,950 $6,990
Single Supplement  $2,050 $2,350
Charter 8 Passenger  $57,900 $66,600
Charter 9 Passenger $59,600 $68,800
Charter 10 Passenger $60,900 $70,600
Charter 11 Passenger $62,200 $72,400
Charter 12 Passenger $63,500 $74,200

 

 

2022 DEPARTURE DATES
Mar 27; Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 VALUE
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10 REGULAR
Jul 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21 VALUE
Aug 28; Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2 REGULAR
Oct 9, 16, 23 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 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)

 

2022 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE or Reverse SEASON
March 27, April 3, 10, 17 & 14 Between Fleurey-sur-Ouche & Escommes  Value 
May 1 to July 16 Between Fleurey-sur-Ouche & Escommes  Regular
July 17 to Aug 27 Between Fleurey-sur-Ouche & Escommes  Value
August 28 to Oct 8 Between Fleurey-sur-Ouche & Escommes  Regular 
Oct 9 to 29 Between Fleurey-sur-Ouche & Escommes  Value