• French Barge Vacation 2019
  • Luxury Barge trips in France
  • Enjoy private tours of historic châteaux in France
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2019 French Canal Barge Cruises

It’s All About the Wine


We focus on great flavors and experiences with each meal. Pairings of fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Burgundy wine. Our local sommelier expertly pairs our onboard menu with the finest of selections to enhance each course. Tasting a Burgundy wine is an aromatic experience. Wine tasting is a wonderful way to learn about the diversity of Burgundy wines and uncover the notes to your favorite appellation.

Exquisite Fine Dining


Let our private chef tantalize your senses! Our menu infuses the simplicity of classic French cuisine with a modern twist and fresh ingredients. Our chef has created a menu that uses ingredients sourced from the Grand Fresh Market and local French bakeries, which is a good indication of the thought put into your gastronomic experience. This emphasis on fresh and local ingredients imparts bold flavors into our dishes ensures the relationship between food and culture.

Welcome to Southern Burgundy

Experience

Food & Wine
Itineraries
Accommodations

Itineraries

Classic Burgundy
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A Champagne Welcome

Our private driver meets you in Paris or Geneva to drive you to the Grand Victoria, moored in Dole. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our cheerful crew and experience our Grand Victoria welcome. While we get you checked in and the crew take your luggage to your stateroom, you’ll have the chance to sit and relax with our signature champagne welcome. Afterwards, there will be plenty of time to unpack and unwind before your first of many incredible dinners on board.

Culinary Journey
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Champagne Welcome Aboard

Our private driver meets you in Paris or Geneva to drive you to the Grand Victoria, moored in the heart of Lyon. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our cheerful crew and experience our Grand Victoria welcome. While we get you checked in and the crew take your luggage to your stateroom, you’ll enjoy our signature champagne welcome.  After champagne and hors d’oeuvres take a stroll to appreciate this beautiful city as the sunsets or enjoy a fantastic cocktail cruise before your first of many incredible dinners on board.

Wine Lovers Tour
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Burgundy River Wine Cruise

New for the 2018 season, we are proud to offer a Wine Lover's package for our Classic Burgundy itinerary. With an emphasis on the region's wines, our tour through Burgundy will introduce you to the essential knowledge and help you become a regional expert. Explore the unique wines, study food pairings, and learn how to build your private collection at home with us on the trip of a lifetime. Crafted in partnership with a local sommelier, our Wine Lover's tour satisfy wine aficionados and novices alike.

A major focus for the tour is the meeting point of fine dining and exquisite wines to tempt the palate. The Grand Victoria's chef prepares every delicious meal with an emphasis on gourmet cuisine perfect for a wine pairing. Every lunch and dinner aboard the Grand Victoria will feature a unique pairing, chosen by a professional sommelier, that highlights some of the region's foremost Grand cru and Premier cru wines. Join him in our demonstration galley and learn some of the secrets to making a mouthwatering meal perfect for serving alongside the region's superb pinot noir and chardonnay wines. Experiencing these wonderful wines in the historic home of both grapes only adds a further appreciation for the terroir that brings forth their best character.

Our wine tour is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Burgundy's perfect climats and terroir, with lessons at some of the region's best wine vigneron, or producers. Learn how to build your own personal wine cellar at Château de Pommard, marvel in the history of Burgundy's storied clos at Clos de Vougeot, and discover the secrets of food and wine pairings at Château de Meursault. Together, we'll explore the Côte de Beaune from Gevrey-Chambertin to Nuits St. George; you'll return home with a broader appreciation of Burgundy's complex, well-balanced wines and the artistry behind every bottle.

Contact us today to book a wine tour like no other!

Wonderful Burgundy

2019 Routes, Departures & Pricing

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Prices Include

  • Accommodation with en-suite bathrooms
  • All meals, sommelier selected premier cru wines and alcoholic beverages carried on board
  • All sightseeing tours and admittance fees as stipulated on our website
  • Use of the vessels' bicycles and other facilities
  • Round-trip transfers from the specified meeting point in either Paris or Geneva.

Prices Exclude

  • Air transportation
  • Airport taxes, visas, health or accident insurance, trip cancellation insurance
  • Superior Chateaux vintage wines
  • Optional activities not included in the itinerary
  • 10% crew gratuity

Crew

6

Guest Capacity

6

Length

128

Feet (39 Meters)

Suites

3

En-Suite Bathroom & Satellite TV

Amenities

Jacuzzi/Spa, Central Heat & Air Conditioning, Free Internet WiFi, Apple TV’s, Bicycles

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