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La Belle Epoque 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


La Belle Epoque
2017 Season Departure Dates
DATES
RATES
April - 02, 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 - Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay

Rates Include:

  • Local transfers between local meeting point and the hotel barge,(the approximate transfer duration is 2hrs 30mins)
  • 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 - Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay:
Sunday, Day 1 Venarey-les-Laumes
Guests are met at the Hotel Westminster in Paris and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to La Belle Epoque. A full crew Welcome Aboard with champagne and canapes. After time to settle into your cabin you will enjoy your first dinner on board and an introduction to Burgundy's excellent cuisine.

Monday, Day 2 Venarey-les-Laumes to Montbard
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, then we cruise through woodlands and rolling fields with great towpath biking and walking opportunities past the tiny canalside villages of Nogent, Courcelles and Les Granges. After lunch, we enjoy either a stroll around the hilltop village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where the film Chocolat was set, or a tour of the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois. On the way from the summit of Mount Auxois, we also look at Alesia, where the last battle between the Gauls and Romans took place in 52 B.C. and visit the impressive museum. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Montbard to Ravieres
Morning cruise with excellent towpath walking or cycling, passing the 18th century Forges de Buffon. Then after lunch we escort you to the exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abbaye de Fontenay founded by St Bernard in 1118. Representing a distinctive example of early Cistercian architecture and virtually intact, Fontenay allows an exceptional glimpse of Cistercian life and industry with its peaceful gardens, ponds and fascinating cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium. Return to the barge and cruise to Ravieres. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Ravieres to Ancy-le-Franc
Morning visit to medieval Noyers-sur-Serein to admire the local produce, colours and delights of the traditional French market, or to wander the town ramparts in this, one of the most beautiful villages in France. We return to the hotel barge and after lunch on board, enjoy a gentle afternoon cruise past grazing Charolais cattle, with plenty of opportunity to walk or cycle along the towpath, to moor in Ancy-le-Franc. Dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

Thursday, Day 5 Ancy-le-Franc to Lezinnes
This morning we visit Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc. This beautifully symmetrical, 16th century masterpiece contains France's biggest collection of Renaissance murals and is set in magnificent gardens and parkland. In the afternoon, a gentle cruise as your hotel barge continues along the Burgundy Canal and descends through the picturesque locks to moor at Lezinnes. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Lezinnes to Tanlay
After breakfast we enjoy a leisurely cruise to our final mooring at Tanlay, with the opportunity to cycle or walk into the picturesque village of Saint Vinnemer. Following lunch, we tour the vineyards and town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times and enjoy a private wine tasting at a renowned winemaker such as the family-run Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard, which makes the most of the region's wonderful local terroir to produce high quality wines, before returning to the barge for Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Tanlay
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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