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Apres Tout Cruising

Cruising through Burgundy France

Apres Tout is a 38 metre luxury hotel barge, designed and built to the highest standards.

Retaining the classic shape and charm of the original French barge, Apres Tout offers luxurious comfort with accommodation for 6 guests in 3 spacious air conditioned staterooms.

The salon and dining area are tastefully furnished in light oak and are very bright and spacious.  The salon features large opening windows, a sky light, Bose sound system and a flat screen tv with satellite.  A study features a computer with internet access.

FEATURES

6 NIGHT VANDENESSE EN AUXIOS AND DIJON

The day to day itinerary described below is a typical cruise. However, on any one cruise the moorings may change and the places visited may vary depending on the season and guest preferences.

Sunday
first night on board Wine and Water in the Port of Vandenesse

At the designated meeting point in Dijon from 16:00hrs, an air-conditioned bus will transfer you to the barge. You are welcomed on board with a “Kir Royal” by the crew. An unforgettable cruise is about to begin in Burgundy. Your Chef will provide you with an introduction to regional specialties and wines with great names, Chambertin, Corton, Montrachet, etc. The bar and sun deck provide a warm atmosphere to share drinks with fellow passengers. Naturally, all drinks served on board are “all inclusive” and available around the clock.

Dinner aboard. Your dinner includes 4 courses: starter, main course, choice of 3 local cheeses and dessert, accompanied by Burgundy wines from village to première cru quality.

Monday
Cruise from Vandenesse to Pont d’Ouche afternoon site seeing tour with the Captain

While you have breakfast the barge leaves the Port of Vandenesse and begins to pass  through the first locks (there is a total of 45 locks during the week’s cruise) destination of Pont d’Ouche, the navigation is very interesting. A wonderful occasion for you to enjoy the countryside as the barge glides along the canal. Arriving in the village of Crugey at midday, the chef will enchant you with a typical Burgundy buffet. After the lunch time break the barge continues the voyage to the tempo of the canal locks to Pont d’Ouche. When your hotel barge is moored up, you will be driven to Chateauneuf en Auxois which you passed by today. Walk into this medieval village with its cafes, antique and curiosity shops along the picturesque streets. There is also a fantastic view over the Auxois plains, with lakes and the distant Morvan hills.

Dinner aboard. Your dinner includes 4 courses: starter, main course, choice of 3 local cheeses and dessert, accompanied by Burgundy wines from village to première cru.

Tuesday
full day excursion driven in an air-condtioned mini-van to the town Beaune.

Today you will make an excursion to the Capital of Burgundy wines. After breakfast with the minivan driven to:

In the afternoon, there is plenty of time to visit the famous Hospices de Beaune built in 1443 and stroll along cobbled streets with boutiques of all kinds. The return to the barge takes you through the “Hautes Côtes” vineyards and past the source of the river Ouche.

Dinner aboard. Your dinner includes 4 courses: starter, main course, choice of 3 local cheeses and dessert, accompanied by Burgundy wines from village to première cru.

Wednesday
Cruise from Pont d’Ouche to Gissey sur Ouche a full day of relaxing cruise

Today the barge cruise will take you into the magnificent Valley of the Ouche, a journey back in time passing through a unique landscape as the canal twists through the narrow valley. You will have many occasions to be sportive with walking and cycling along the tow-path. The barge will pass through the villages of La Buissière sur Ouche and Saint Victor to Gissey sur Ouche. There the barge is moored in a hidden spot, beside the river Ouche and a Gallo Roman bridge, one of the most photographed or painted views of the region.

Dinner aboard. Your dinner includes 4 courses: starter, main course, choice of 3 local cheeses and dessert, accompanied by burgundy wines from village to première cru.

Thursday
Cruise from Gissey sur Ouche to Fleurey sur Ouche afternoon wine tasting at the Château de Marsannay As the valley slowly unfolds, the barge passes through the charming villages of Saint Marie sur Ouche and Pont de Pany. The barge heads on to the village of Fleurey sur Ouche. There are many opportunities to use the mountain bikes and explore the surroundings or take a short walk to a nearby café. Once moored in Fleurey sur Ouche there are possibilities to discover more about the region, from Gallo-Roman ruins to feudal castles with dramatic histories. Today the passengers tell the guide where they would like to go: For example la Route des Grand Crus, Clos Vougeot or Nuit Saint Georges. On returning to the barge, your dinner will delight you with carefully prepared dishes and selected wines.

Dinner is served in selected nearby restaurant

Friday
Cruise frol Fleurey sur Ouche to the city of Dijon visit to the morning market in the old city centre.

Today you will make an excursion to the Dijon market and to visit the historical city center.Late morning return to the barge to continue the last part of the cruise arriving in the pretty port of Dijon, at only a 10 minutes walk from the Dijon city center. Farewell diner in a nearby gastronome restaurant with Captain.

Saturday
Dijon
After breakfast, passengers will disembark at 10:00 am and be transferred to Dijon railway station (or another destination agreed with the Captain).

4 NIGHT VANDENESSE EN AUXIOS AND BEAUNE

Pick up & drop off at the Dijon or Beaune train station. Cruise starts at 45kms West of Dijon and 30kms North of Beaune starting from the small village Vandenesse en Auxois near Chateuaneuf en Auxois, direction Dijon, cruising through the beautiful Vallée d’Ouche. This part of the Burgundy Canal is the most scenic of all the French canal routes with nearby villages & small towns, restaurants and not far from the famous Burgundian vineyards - Côtes de Nuits & Côtes de Beaune.

Day 1: Welcome drinks on board, guided tour the barge with the Captain. Welcome evening dinner is served on board.

Day 2: Cruise and if wished in the late afternoon visit to a nearby place of interest. 2nd night: the Captain will reserve you a nearby restaurant.

Day 3: Full days “Wine, Historical & Discovery tour“ with Max in his air-conditioned mini-van, lunch is reserved in a typical Burgundian restaurant in a famous wine village on the outskirts of Beaune (this is included in the price of the cruise) 3rd night: evening meal on board.

Day 4: Cruise and if wished late afternoon visit to a place of interest, early evening the Captain will reserve you a nearby restaurant!

Day 5: After breakfast the Captain will drive you to either the Dijon or Beaune train station.

2018 Rates

Wine and Water
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 6 passengers wholeboat 6 night 26250

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
May 6 - Oct 21, 2018 6 night Burgundy cruise between Vandenesse en Auxois and Dijon

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