Best Boating Vacation in Burgundy, France
Take the opportunity to cycle along the canal banks, and explore the Burgundy, France! Charter the 47 feet "Magnifique" Canal boat for up to 10 people. Rate stars at $1,292 USD per night and a preferred minimum rental of 3 nights. Rates: • 3 Nights Minimum:$1,292 USD per night Includes: • Renting the boat and its equipment • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demo • Technical support • On-board cruising information • Locks free (except in Ireland & Holland) Not Included: • Any additional extras & services • Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits • Travel from/to the base(s) • Mooring fees • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance What You Can Expect: The Burgundy Vineyards Cruise You start your France barge vacations amidst the Jura and Mâconnais wine regions, cousins to the renowned Côte de Beaune! You came to Burgundy because of its reputation for fine wines and gourmet cuisine, and you’re planning to take full advantage! As you travel, you find darling little cafés with superb local fare, and excellent restaurants in Chalon-sur-Saône and Auxonne. Branges Welcome to Branges, a calm and peaceful town. Take the opportunity to cycle along the canal banks, and explore the area. Downtown, you can have a drink on the terrace of a French village bar. Cuisery Cuisery is one of the four famous Book Villages of France. There are more than a dozen book shops selling collectors' items in gravure, lithography, illuminated text, early comics, etc. You will surely enjoy this cultural visit. The Church of Notre Dame is also pleasant to visit. Tournus Welcome to Tournus, a wonderful city filled with medieval monuments and vestiges. Here, you will have the opportunity to discover the beautiful Saint-Philibert church, with its high medieval tower covered in green ivy. The well-preserved abbey palace is also wonderful to observe. A great place to go for a walk. Chalon-sur-Saône Along the Saone, influenced by the history of the Burgundian kingdoms, is Chalon-Sur-Saone. Discover its long and complex history and its beautiful monuments. The market place, with the Saint-Vincent cathedral, is magnificent to see. A truly beautiful city. Chagny Chagny is a pretty town, with plenty of restaurants, including the famous Lameloise. Among the numerous shops, the 18th century apothecary is always interesting. If you have time, visit the contemporary art gallery. Verdun-sur-le-Doubs This pretty and calm village is great for leisurely strolls. There are numerous houses just over the water that you can see when you cross the beautiful Floerew bridge. Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is a good place to stop and relax a bit. Navilly In Navilly, you will enjoy the quiet athmosphere. Take the chance to have a walk in this pretty town, especially to see the church downtown, and the beautiful bridges, built so well that they seem in harmony with nature. Seurre A scenic town nestled next to a canal, Seurre is known for being the native village of the famous French writer, Bossuet. His house can still be visited and has been transformed into a little museum. In Seurre, you can enjoy a local popular dish, the pôchouse serruoise, made from fish. Saint-Jean-de-Losne Saint-Jean-De-Losne has seen numerous wars during the last few centuries, and was named "Belle-Defense" by the king. There are several downtown monuments about this. Walking through the streets, or over a beautiful bridge, you can also catch sight of Saint-Jean-Baptiste's church. Cruise Details • Waterways: River Seille, River Saône, River Doubs • Distance: 159 km • Cruising time: 33 hrs • Locks: 28 • Lock types: Seille : Self-oprated locks Grande Saône : automated locks, manned by lock-keeper, Petite Saône : Automatic oprated by a lock-keeper, Other : automatic, some operated by lock-keeper What To Expect Onboard: As one of our biggest canal boat rentals at 47 feet, the Magnifique is second to none in luxury, comfort and space. Magnifique Key Features • Wood-effect flooring, wood-tone cabinets and finishes, and plush upholstery create an ambiance of understated elegance. The large picture windows through let in abundant natural light, particularly in the grand saloon. • The saloon is well suited for larger parties, featuring a lavish U-shaped love seat and a large dining table that converts to a comfortable bed for two. • A music system includes a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. The sundeck is wired for sound. Each boat also has a flat-screen TV/DVD player (satellite TV is available on some models. Flat-screen/DVD player is not available in Italy). • An inside steering station has good visibility. • Side access to the decks makes line handling easy. • The huge kitchen/galley features black granite-effect counters, stainless-steel sink, large gas stove and oven, two spacious electric refrigerators, and plenty of cabinet space for provisions. • Kitchen equipment and utensils were recently upgraded. Cabins & Bathrooms • In the rear section of the boat, you'll find two comfortable cabins with two single beds that convert to double beds. In each is an en-suite bathroom with shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink. • Two luxury staterooms forward have comfortable double beds. These cabins share the boat's third bathroom, which is equipped with a shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink. • Plentiful closets and other storage make the sleeping cabins free of clutter. • Cabin fans in all areas are welcome in hot weather. Sundeck & Features • Swimmers will love the full-width swim platform in the stern. The platform also makes it easy getting on and off the boat. • The huge sundeck features a fixed table for alfresco dining, a large umbrella for shade, and cushioned love seats for comfort. • There's also a portable cooler to keep drinks cold. The second steering station has superior visibility. • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power. • The Magnifique is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine. Specification • Length: 14.5 m • Beam: 4.1 m • Max. Headroom: 2 m • Water Tank: 750 L • Fuel Tank: 350 L • Engine Type: Diesel • 1 bathroom adjacent to forward cabins • love seat in salon can sleep 2 additional people • 2 forward cabins with double beds • 2 rear cabins with convertible twin/double beds and bath in each cabin Additional Services (Options & extras) Bicycles • Standard : $63 per week • Bike Child Seat: $21 per week • Child / Tag-along : $49 per week • Secure Parking: $7.50 per car / day • Open-air locked parking : from $53 per car per week • Garage : from $70 per car per week • Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability) • Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability) • Top Deck Cushions (Pack of 2): $7 per week • Car Transfer: $175 - $420 depending on the route
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 10 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
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0% refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.