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L'Impressionniste 2017 Rates

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European Waterways - France 2017 Rates
Rates are shown in Euros
Rates are for six nights on either Per Person
based on double occupancy per cabin or Whole Boat Charter basis
ACCOMMODATION
VALUE RATE REGULAR RATE
Stateroom per person
€ 4,190 € 4,950
Junior Suite per person
€ 4,350 € 5,050
Single Supplement
€ 1,550 € 1,800
Charter 8 passengers Whole Boat
€ 42,500 € 49,300
Charter 9 passengers Whole Boat
€ 43,900 € 51,000
Charter 10 passengers Whole Boat
€ 45,000 € 52,300
Charter 11 passengers Whole Boat
€ 46,100 € 53,600
Charter 12 passengers Whole Boat
€ 47,200 € 54,900
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


L' Impressionniste
2017 Season Departure Dates
DATES
RATES
April - 09, 16, 23
Value
April - 30
Regular
May - 07, 14, 21, 28
Regular
June - 04, 11, 18, 25
Regular
July - 02, 09, 16
Regular
July - 23, 30
Value
August - 06, 13, 20
Value
August - 27
Regular
September - 03, 10, 17, 24
Regular
October - 01
Regular
October - 08, 15, 22
Value
Classic Burgundy Cruise - Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes

Rates Include:

  • Local transfers between local meeting point and the hotel barge,(the approximate transfer duration is 3hrs 15mins)
  • a luxury 6 night cruise
  • all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • all wines served throughout the cruise
  • excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • the services of 6 crew and use of barge facilities
  • which include bicycles and spa pool.

Rates Do Not Include:

  • Air Fare
  • Airport Taxes
  • Visas
  • Health or Accident Insurance
  • Trip cancellation Insurance
  • Superior Chateaux vintage wine
  • Crew gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Laundry
  • Communication charges or purchases

Cruise Map

Classic Burgundy Cruise - Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes:
Sunday, Day 1 Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Guests are met at the Hotel Westminster in Paris and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the elegant L'Impressionniste. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and the opportunity to meet the captain and crew. Then enjoy your first dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Sainte-Marie-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 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 reputable domaine, Chateau Andre Ziltener, a family-run winery built on the foundations of an old Cistercian abbey. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Sainte-Marie-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 a leisurely afternoon cruise to La Bussiere and perhaps a walk or bicycle ride to the next lock or two. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 La Bussiere to Pont d'Ouche
After a short morning cruise, we set off on a drive through the vineyards, stopping en route at the "vigne de l'enfant Jesus", a famous vineyard owned by the Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils. There, a wine expert will give us a real insight into the domaine's production of its Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines. We continue to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country, for a winery tour and private tasting of Bouchard Pere et Fils wines before enjoying a gastronomic lunch in the orangery of Chateau de Beaune, owned by the winery since 1820. Afterwards, we visit the fascinating 15th century Hotel-Dieu Hospice and explore the town, before returning to the barge for a short evening cruise to Pont d'Ouche. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse
After breakfast, we cruise to Vandenesse-en-Auxois, passing grazing white Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages, crossing the only aqueduct on the Burgundy Canal. After lunch on board, 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.

Friday, Day 6 Vandenesse 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-Rabutin and see the portrait gallery created by the disgraced courtier of King Louis XIV, before strolling through the gardens and enjoying views of the chateau surrounded by its moat. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Escommes
After breakfast, guests are transferred to the Hotel Westminster in Paris.

On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
 

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