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Burgundy Barge Cruises

If you are looking to go hotel barging in Burgundy, we can offer you the perfect holiday.

France is unquestionably the homeland of luxury barge cruising. The beautiful European country has a plethora of waterways that pass through the breathtaking countryside and many of the country’s historic towns & cities. Burgundy, located in the east-central region of France may not be the most popular destination in the country, however, that does not make it any less spectacular. We can assure you that Burgundy will not disappoint.

The Burgundy Region is known to be home to some of the finest wines in the world. And with a total of 33 Grand Cru vineyards in Burgundy. The glorious waterways such as the Canal du Centre and the Canal de Bourgogne run through the 60,000 acres of vineyards to create some of the most picturesque scenery in Europe. En route, you will also wind through medieval towns, elegant chateaus, UNESCO sites, magnificent cathedrals, The old capital of the Dukes of Burgundy Dijon and so many more fantastic sightseeing opportunities.

We offer barge cruises across the whole of burgundy, with each divide offering its own uniqueness and charm. Our burgundy cruises are the perfect place to take in glorious scenery and offer you the opportunity to explore the cuisines and wine that the region has to offer.

Hotel Barge Cruises Burgundy

  • Cruise through the stunning Burgundian vineyards that the Region is famous for.
  • Navigate the stunning French waterways passing stunning chateaux, cathedrals, and gorgeous villages and market towns.
  • Indulge in the local food and wine freshly prepared and cooked by your onboard private chef.

We offer a number of different boats to explore the beauty of Burgundy. The first boat is La Belle Epoque, a vessel that was originally used to carry logs from Burgundy to Paris. She was designed with beautiful bespoke wood panelling throughout, creating elegant comfort for her passengers. It features a charming dining room, saloon, and a stunning outdoor spacious sundeck with a heated spa pool. The boat is built to host 12 guests between two junior suites and four staterooms.

A smaller vessel that cruises the waters of southern Burgundy is Finesse, a double-decker boat that was designed with complete luxury in mind. It features contemporary furnishings and large panoramic windows throughout, to allow guests to relax in pure luxury while never missing a view. The boat accommodates 8 guests in four elegant en suite double/twin cabins. It also features a large outdoor sundeck, an alfresco dining area, and a heated spa pool.

The next boat L’Impressionniste is very similar to La Belle Epoque with its light and airy interior and room for 12 guests. There are prints throughout the barge reminiscent of the area in which the vessel was named. It features a stunning saloon space complete with rich-coloured teak flooring, soft lighting, and supremely comfortable leather sofas. The 12 guests are divided between two junior suites and four staterooms all with air-conditioning.

The oldest barge in our fleet, L’Art de Vivre was built in England during World War One and was used as a supply vessel in the Battle Of Somme. The barge is extremely traditional with original wood and brass that emphasizes the heritage of the boat and creates a warm and inviting interior. This stunning vintage boat accommodates 8 guests in 4 compact cabins all with beautiful en suite facilities. The barge also has a stunning spa pool to help you to relax or bikes for its more adventurous passengers.

Renaissance has been designed to host its guests in extreme luxury. The barge is hugely spacious, decorated with elegant wooden beams, classic dining furniture, and fine art creating a similar atmosphere to a French manor house. The boat accommodates 8 guests between 4 generously sized bedroom suites. The outside decks feature covered room extensions, an alfresco dining table, and a glorious heated spa pool.

Lastly, La Nouvelle Etoile provides a blend of traditional elegance with modern-day facilities with an attractive cocktail bar, piano, exercise room and lift to provide its passengers with a full experience on board the boat. 8 passengers are divided between four 200sq cabin suites with impressive fully equipped bathrooms.

Burgundy Barge Cruise Highlights

Our Burgundy barge cruises pass through many of the vast waterways of the beautiful east-central region of France. The region is full of historic towns and cities that you will have the chance to explore and experience. The area truly does have some of the most beautiful scenery that France has to offer.

Taking a barge cruise down the waterways of burgundy is truly an unforgettable experience. The area boasts some of the most impressive vineyards in the world and the magical waterways flow straight through them, offering a hugely unique glimpse at the vast vineyards.

Our barge cruises travel to every corner of the region stopping at the many mediaeval towns, elegant chateaux, stunning cathedrals, picturesque villages and local markets to give you the full burgundy experience. We do not doubt that you will fall into the love story that is Burgundy.

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    Our Hotel Barges in Burgundy

    Deluxe 12 Passengers 6 Crew Cruise Rates
    La Belle Epoque - Cruising - 490

    La Belle Epoque is a deluxe, 12 passenger vessel that cruises in the north of the region between Venarey-les-Laumes and Tanlay from April to October

    Ultra Deluxe 8 Passengers 5 Crew Cruise Rates
    The Ultra-Deluxe hotel barge Finesse

    Finesse is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises in Southern Burgundy between St-Julien-sur-Dheune and St-Jean-de-Losne from April to October

    First Class 8 Passengers 4 Crew Cruise Rates

    L’Art de Vivre is a first-class, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne in Burgundy from April to October

    Deluxe 12 Passengers 6 Crew Cruise Rates
    L'Impressionniste Cruising

    L’Impressionniste is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that cruises in Southern Burgundy between Fleurey-sur-Ouche and Escommes between April and October

    Ultra Deluxe 8 Passengers 5 Crew Cruise Rates
    Renaissance barge

    Renaissance is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises in the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy between Chatillon-sur-Lore and Montargis from April to October

    Ultra Deluxe 8 Passengers 5 Crew Cruise Rates

    La Nouvelle Etoile is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises the Upper Loire and Burgundy between Moret-sur-Loing and Briare from early June to mid-July

    Burgundy Wine & Dining River Cruises

    Burgundy is one of the main wine regions in France and has 33 CRV vineyards throughout the vast landscape. Burgundy is the producer of some of the world’s finest wines such as Domaine Leroy, Domaine Comte, Pinot Noirs, and so many more.

    Over the course of the cruise, you will be taken to some of the region’s highest-quality vineyards and wineries where you will enjoy a private wine tasting and try some of the finest wines to come from the winemakers of Burgundy

    Throughout the cruise, you will experience some of the finest French cuisines, freshly prepared by your own private chef. You will also visit numerous food markets where you can get a true feel for the fresh cuisines of the region. Burgundy is also widely known for its cheese. Over the course of the journey, you will visit numerous cheesemakers and have the opportunity to try the phenomenal cheeses that they offer.

    Themed Cruises Burgundy

    If you charter a full vessel then you can choose from a huge variety of themed cruises. We will cater your itinerary to your choice and help you to see and experience more of what you love. You will still be on the same breathtaking route but will have additional stops that will allow you to see more of the opportunities that Burgundy has to offer.

    During our Golf Cruises You will play countless rounds of golf all across the region at courses such as Golf Chateau De Taniay, Domaine du Roncemay Golf, and Country Club, Chateau de Avoise Golf Course, Golf de Beaune Livernois, and so many more gorgeous and exclusive courses.

    We also offer Tennis Cruises in the region. Locations such as Vincelles will give you the amazing opportunity to play on one of the world-famous red dirt courses that are unique to France. You will also experience morning tennis at some of the best locations such as Vermenton, Chattel Censor, Coulange, Sur Yonne and so many more.

    Why Book A Burgundy Barge Cruise

    • You will travel through the stunning waterways of this stunning region passing through stunning vineyards, towns and cities.
    • You will visit a plethora of phenomenal locations that are both beautiful and steeped in history.
    • During the week you will get the opportunity to try some of the finest cuisines and wines that the world has to offer.

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