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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
Suite per person
€ 5,490 € 6,350
Single Supplement
€ 2,000 € 2,300
Charter 6 passengers Whole Boat
€ 38,400 € 44,000
Charter 7 passengers Whole Boat
€ 39,600 € 45,500
Charter 8 passengers Whole Boat
€ 40,800 € 47,000
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


Finesse
2017 Season Departure Dates
DATES
RATES
March - 26
Value
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 - St-Julien-sur-Dheune to St-Jean-de-Losne

Rates Include:

  • Local transfers between local meeting point and the hotel barge,(approximate transfer duration 45min / 1 hour depending on the cruise direction)
  • 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 5 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 - St-Julien-sur-Dheune to St-Jean-de-Losne:
Sunday, Day 1 St-Julien-sur-Dheune
Guests are met in Dijon and transferred by air-conditioned minibus to Finesse for a Champagne Welcome and the opportunity to meet the crew. Then there is time to wander along the towpath and admire the classic Burgundy scenery before dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 St-Julien-sur-Dheune to St-Leger-sur-Dheune
This morning, we begin our voyage through Southern Burgundy along the Canal du Centre through undulating countryside to moor at the little village of St-Leger-sur-Dheune. We descend a series of locks with plenty of opportunities to disembark and explore the villages along the way. After lunch on board, we visit the 14th century Chateau de Germolles, the best preserved of the residences of the Dukes of Burgundy, with its ducal chapel, medieval wall paintings and romantic gardens Dinner on board.

 Tuesday, Day 3 St-Leger-sur-Dheune to Remigny
This morning, we head to Autun, a town of ancient origins with Roman gates and a 17,000 seat amphitheatre. The 12th century cathedral is also renowned for its architecture and its position on the pilgrims route from Vezelay to Santiago de Compestela in Spain. We return to the barge for lunch, then we cruise to the rural setting of Remigny, passing along the route the famous wine-producing village of Santenay. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Remigny to Rully
After breakfast, we set off on a drive through the Cote de Beaune vineyards to the town of Beaune itself, capital of Burgundy wine country where we visit the fascinating 15th century Hotel-Dieu Hospice and explore the quaint shops of the town, before enjoying a gastronomic lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant Le Montrachet. After lunch, we return to the barge for an afternoon cruise past the charming little town of Chagny, to our mooring near the village of Rully. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Rully to Fragnes
This morning, we continue our cruise along the Canal du Centre at a leisurely pace to moor at the village of Fragnes. There are perfect opportunities to walk or cycle along the towpath en route. In the afternoon we escort you on a winery tour and private tasting to the delightful 17th century Château de Chamirey in Mercurey, owned by the Devillard family for five generations. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Fragnes to St-Jean-de-Losne
This morning, the barge leaves the winding canal to join the peaceful River Saone, passing delightful little ports such as Seurre and Verdun-sur-le-Doubs en route, to arrive at St-Jean-de-Losne. After lunch on board, we take a walking tour of old Dijon, gastronomic capital of France with its mustard shops and home to the impressive Notre-Dame de Dijon. You might also wish to enjoy some excellent shopping time. Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 St-Jean-de-Losne
After breakfast, guest are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Dijon.

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

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