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Burgundy Grand Cru Cruise

 

About the Amarylis

Each state room has been meticulously decorated in a traditional style with a mixture of contemporary and antique Louis XVI and XV furniture, complimented by occasional tables from Li Puma of Florence. The specially designed window casings incorporate huge windows that panoramically frame the passing countryside.

On the top deck guests can relax on sun loungers or luxuriate in the heated swimming pool.

Amaryllis cruises some of the most picturesque waterways in France, including the River Saône and the River Rhône and the Canal du Centre.

Throughout the Burgundy region excursions are arranged to visit ancient châteaux and sample many of the famous wines of the region: Beaune, Dijon, St Jean de Losne, Chalon-sur-Saône and Dole are just some of the towns and villages visited.

Boat Features

Guests Eight
Crew Six
 
Dimensions
Length 129 ft
Width (Beam) 17.5 ft
Decks 2

boat layout

 State Room 1 (upper deck)
Bedroom 11'9" x 11'3"
Bathroom (shower) 8'72 x 5'6"
 
State Room 2 (lower deck)

Bedroom 15'3" x 11'7"
Bathroom (bathtub) 8'8" x 5'8"
 
State Room 3 (lower deck)
Bedroom 14'8" x 15'
Bathroom (shower) 11'8" x 5'
 
State Room 4 (lower deck)
Bedroom 14'8" x 15'
Bathroom (bathtub) 9'5" x 6'
 
Note : beds are changeable as double or twin

Routes

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St Léger to Dijon
Cruise the Canal du Centre and River Saône with visits to Château Marguerite de Bourgogne, Chalon-sur-Saône, Château de Rully, Beaune, Clos de Vougeot and Dijon. Sample many of the wonderful wines of the region

Dole to St Léger
Cruise through Burgundy and the Franche-Comté with visits to Dole, Clos de Vougeot, Beaune, Chalon-sur Saône, Château de Rully and Château Marguerite de Bourgogne in Couches. Experience market day in Dijon.

Lyon to St Léger
Cruise the Saône and Canal du Centre with visits to Lyon, Château de la Chaize, the Benedictine Abbey in Cluny, Solutré, Chalon-sur-Saône, Beaune, Château Marguerite de Bourgogne in Couches. Sample the many wines of the region.

Dijon to St Léger
Cruise through Burgundy with excursions to Clos de Vougeot, Dijon, Beaune, Chalon-sur-Saône, Château de Rully, Château Marguerite de Bourgogne in Couches. Enjoy wine-tasting in the region and experience typical french markets and speciality shops.

History

The Amaryllis (pronounced in French to rhyme with Fleur de Lys), is the sister ship to the Fleur de Lys.

Designed in conjunction with La Fluviale, a prominent boat company in St. Jean de Losne, she has been decorated by some of the most respected names in France and Italy.

Amaryllis is a 40 meter Dutch hull, vintage 1962, converted into the most upscale hotel barge throughout 2001 and welcomed her first passengers in Spring 2002.

 

Details

Includes

 

• First class TGV return travel from Paris
• Six nights accommodation on board your péniche-hôtel breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
• Morning coffee and afternoon tea
• Wine with meals, liqueurs and bar drinks on board
• Sightseeing excursions, including
• entrance fees
• Use of bicycles
• Air-conditioned mini-van with driver for sightseeing and transfers
• All transfers.

 

Champagne Visit
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Champagne Visit
Champagne Visit

Burgundy Grand Cru Barge Cruise

Join us on a 6-night tour aboard The Amaryllis barge and an unmissable opportunity for the wine connoisseur to taste the 33 Grand Crus of Burgundy, including Bonne Mares, Montrachet and Romanée Conti.

Travel in superb comfort on our luxury barge, where you will enjoy the delightful scenery and culture of Burgundy at a very relaxed pace. The wines that you will come to enjoy during the cruise are the heart and soul of the region, and have an honoured place in the wine-cellers and at the dinner tables of wine lovers all over the world.

The Amaryllis barge is one of the finest river cruisers in Europe, with all the amenities of a luxury hotel and the ambience of a country inn.

Cost :6,800euro pp

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Wine Cruise Itinerary

Sunday 25th July - St. Léger sur Dheune
On arrival at St Leger sur Dheune you are met by the Afloat in France guide and transferred to the Amaryllis for your Grand Cru cruise. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and gives you a chance to meet the crew.  Later that evening enjoy your first dining experience on board, hosted by your resident expert, accompanied by the first selection of Grand Crus. 

Monday 26th July - mooring Rully.
A leisurely cruise on the Canal du Centre gives you a chance to savor the beauty of the French countryside.  Mid morning join  your resident expert on the sun deck for a wine class on Burgundy and its 'terroir'.  After lunch on board, your guide takes you for a drive across the countryside to visit the wonderful Château Germolles. Dinner on board.

Tuesday 27th July - mooring Chalon-sur-Saône.
Relax on board while the barge cruises the River Saône and admire the ever changing scenery along the banks of this beautiful river. Arrive in Beaune, capital of the wine region of Burgundy, for a delightful lunch at the Hotel Cep followed by a visit to the famous Hôtel Dieu, Hospices de Beaune.  This afternoon explore Domaine Joseph Drouhin's cellar where the King of France and the Duke of Burgendy used to store wines, followed by tastings of the winemaker's choice.  Dinner on board with your afternoon's vineyard host and her selection of Grand Crus.

Wednesday 28th July - mooring St Jean de Losne.
Spend the morning cruising before lunch on board.  Later visit the family owned vineyards at the Domaine Ponsot for a tasting from the barrels followed by a walk in the vineyard.  Dinner on board with the winemaker and his choice of Grand Crus.

Thursday 29th July - mooring Longecourt.
This morning we spend cruising on the Canal du Bourgogne towards the countryside mooring at Longecourt.  After lunch on board, explore Clos de Vougeot, set in the heart of the vvines and head quaters of the famous Chevaliers de Tastevin.  A tour of this remarkable building is followed by tastings at the Grand cave.  This evening we take a visit to Drouhin-Laroze estate in Gevrey Chambertin where a Burgundian dinner is served in the family cellar with the winemaker's choice of Grand Crus.

Friday 30th July - mooring Dijon.
Today your guide takes you on a walking tour of Dijon to visit the market, Ducal Palace, and the Grey Poupon mustard shop.  Enjoy some free time for shopping or to explore at leisure.  After lunch on board, enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise to the port of Dijon, our final destination.  Dinner on board with your resident wine expert and his choice of Grand Crus, finishing with a tasting of the most famous Grand Cru of Burgundy - La Romanée Conti.

Saturday 31st July - Dijon
After breakfast disembark the barge for your onward journey.

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