Contemporary style amidst timeless landscapes

Hotel Barge Finesse

Finesse is a double-decker hotel barge that was built to exacting standards with luxury in mind, enhanced by her modern public areas and very spacious cabin suite accommodation.

The well-designed public areas include a saloon with contemporary furnishings and panoramic windows where the emphasis is on making the most of the natural light. There is also a demonstration galley where guests can watch their chef preparing delicious gourmet meals. Outside, guests can relax on the large sun deck with its alfresco dining area, comfortable seating and spa pool.

The four en-suite cabins, which can be in twin or double-bedded configuration, are very spacious (approx. 265sq ft including en suite), each one air-conditioned and with a beautifully appointed shower room.

Finesse is the perfect vessel on which to cruise the meandering waterways of Southern Burgundy past vineyards and charming canal-side villages, and to discover fascinating places along the way such as Autun, Beaune and Dijon.

Cruise Highlights

  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevin
  • Tour and private wine tasting at Maison Champy, the oldest winemakers in Burgundy
  • Visit to Beaune, including Hôtel-Dieu Hospice
  • Visit to the ancient roman city of Autun
  • Lunch with wine pairings, served in a unique dining venue, created from a historic wooden wine vat
  • Excellent opportunities for walking and biking. “Biking Plus” option available

Classic Cruise Itineraries

Classic Cruise – Southern Burgundy


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Please see above letter. The Barge is perfect, large and comfortable. The crew was outstanding! The scenery perfection and the tours were wonderful!

Mrs Hillary Smith , USA

Barge wonderful great crew and plenty of food and drink. Amazing local tours

Mr John Davies

A memorable trip. Very relaxing, interesting and fun! Everyone on board and at European Waterways was great!

Mr Chuck Kinsey , Seattle WA

I said it all in my previous claims.

Mr Stanley Bey

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Mr Duke Ponick , Kansas City, Missouri

Wonderful new barge - best one we have ever had (out of about 6 prior charters)

Robert , California

This was our third barge cruise with European Waterways. The staff, food, crew and service on all three have been outstanding. Finesse was especially...

David , Chicago

Deck Plan

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