1. Drive a Canal Boat for 6 Person in Burgundy, France
  2. Drive a Canal Boat for 6 Person in Burgundy, France
  3. Drive a Canal Boat for 6 Person in Burgundy, France

Drive a Canal Boat for 6 Person in Burgundy, France

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Visit the wine region and beautiful vineyards along your cruise on Burgundy waterways in France while you drive your own boat! Hire a 43' Canal Boat for up to 6 person. For around $593 USD per night and minimum booking of 3 nights, you can have a great time! Rates: • $593 USD per night (minimum 3 nights) What is included in the rates? • Rental of the boat and its onboard equipment • A fully equipped kitchen • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demonstration prior to departure • Technical support • On-board maps and visitor information • Passage through locks What is not included in the rates? • Optional vacation extras • Boat damage waiver • Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour • Travel to and from the base(s) • Waterside serevices if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc) • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance • Food and drink What You Can Expect: Pamper your palate in the heart of magnificent Burgundy Famous Burgundy well deserves its reputation for fine wines and gourmet cuisine. Lush vineyards hug rolling hills, and quiet villages invite you to linger. Amidst a network of canals flows the majestic Saône River, the focal point of your Burgundy boat rent in France! This beautiful river ushers you into a world of pleasures, a realm that pleases the senses and soothes the soul. In Vioménil amidst the beautiful Vosges Mountains, the Saône River bubbles crystal clear, draining the hills and valleys along its run of 480 kilometres (298 miles) to the Rhône River at Lyon. A Burgundy map shows that it’s navigable from Corre all the way to Lyon, a beautiful stretch spanning 371 kilometres (230 miles). Your Burgundy boat rent in France covers some of the prettiest waterways, which include adjoining canals and major tributaries! The river’s source is 396 metres (1,300 feet) above sea level, and the river makes most of its fall before Gray. From Gray all the way to the Rhône the drop is only 34 metres (111 feet). This means that the Saône is a very gentle river — slow, wide and peaceful below St. Jean-de-Losne on the Big Saône. It is narrower and more rural above Axonne on the Petit Saône. The Perfect Boating Region Wine Tasting Did you know that more than 200 million bottles of Burgundy wine are sold every year? Really! And you've got to savour some on your wine tasting cruise! Tour the Côte de Beaune vineyards! Stop by the Maison des Vins in Chalon-sur-Saône for regional wines Nature Lovers Burgundy's rivers and canals are a rich habitat for wildlife. Along the Saône and Doubs you'll find 42 species of mammals, 30 species of fish and 160 species of birds! Watch for bee-eaters, little ringed plovers, kingfishers, golden orioles, and even the common cuckoo! Gastronomy Dining in fine restaurants should be part of your Burgundy Boating Vacations! Try a flan filled with Burgundy snails at Maison Lameloise in Chagny, a 3-star Michelin favorite. How about Idéal mâconnais, a cake made with meringue and butter cream filling? Or pain d'epices (ginger cake)? Fishing A fishing vacation in Burgundy means angling for carp, pike, zander, perch and bream. But the real lure for the passionate angler lurks in the depths of the Saône, to catch the Silurus glanis or giant catfish, try the waters near Beaune! Route Suggestions To help you get an idea of how far you can travel in the time you have, here's a selection of routes to and from our bases in this region. You dont have to stop at all the places listed or follow the route exactly. So long as you return your boat to your end base by the date you've booked - you're free to enjoy your cruise however you like. For a comfortable pace, allowing you time to regularly stop and explore, we'd recommend an average of 2 - 4 hours cruising each day. Branges via Tournus • 10 hr(s) of cruising • 88.00 km • 6 locks • 3 nights Branges via Chagny • 34 hr(s) of cruising • 180.00km • 40 locks • 7 nights Châtillon-sur-Loire via Briare & Montargis • 28 hr(s) of cruising • 176.00km • 32 locks • 7 nights Branges to Saint-Jean-de-Losne • 20 hr(s) of cruising • 144.00km • 6 locks • 4 nights Fontenoy-le-Château via Ormoy • 12 hr(s) of cruising • 52.00km • 22 locks • 3 nights Fontenoy-le-Château via Ray-sur-Saône • 38 hr(s) of cruising • 208.00km • 52 locks 7 nights Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Fontenoy-le-Château • 32 hr(s) of cruising • 210.00km • 32 locks • 7 nights Saint-Jean-de-Losne via Gray • 16 hr(s) of cruising • 129.00km • 10 locks • 3 nights Fontenoy-le-Château to Branges • 50 hr(s) of cruising • 319.00km • 38 locks • 10 nights Saint-Jean-de-Losne via Dole • 16hr(s) of cruising • 48.00km • 18 locks • 4 nights Saint-Jean-de-Losne via Chagny • 26 hr(s) of cruising • 154.00km • 28 locks • 7 nights Must See in Your Burgundy, France Cruise Dijon Seat of the Burgundy dukes, it is one of the most attractive cities of provincial France and the historic capital of Burgundy. Discover Dijon and its mediaeval centre full of history, interesting buildings and monuments. Climb the 315 steps of the Philippe le Bon Tower for a splendid view over the rooftops of the city's well-preserved mediaeval quarter. Dole A wonderful city. The port is situated in a very picturesque part of the old town, directly below the magnificent cathedral, less than 100 metres from the old quarter of tanneries. This part of Dole is made up of narrow cobbled streets, and very old houses. You can visit the house where the scientist Louis Pasteur was born, and numerous churches. 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. Chlaon-Sur-Saône Along the Saône, influenced by the history of the Burgundian kingdoms, is Chlaon-Sur-Saône. 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. Fontenoy-le-château Fontenoy-le-château has an interesting history so be sure to visit the museum and numerous churches. Discover the old paved streets and alleyways where time seems to stand still, visit the Tower of the Lombards and maybe take a look at the château ruins. Port-sur-Saône A picturesque and welcoming town, Port-sur-saône has much to offer. Visit an old eighteenth century church, and discover the charm of the sixteenth century. You'll also want to see the magnificent, eighteenth century bridge: 13 arches long, it spans across all of Saône, offering you wonderful landscape views. Scey-sur-Saône With its tall tower houses, Scey-sur-saone welcomes you with many vestiges of the past. Visit the beautiful eighteenth century church, and walk along the banks of the Saint-Albin canal. The Scey-sur-saone castle cannot be toured but it remains a great sight to see. Ray-sur-Saône For being so small, this town has a lot of history. Ray-sur-Saône has kept its soul over the centuries, as you will see. Discover the former wash basin of the village, and the beautiful Saint-Anne church. The expansive Ray-sur-Saône castle dominates the valley and is open for tours. Gray Gray is a bustling town, steeped in history with fascinating preserved buildings that you can visit. Most notably are the Eglise, and the fortified chateau of Baron St. Martin, which is now an art gallery & museum. Auxonne Sometimes referred to as the jewel of the Saone valley", or " the second capital of Haute-Saône", Auxonne was a strategically important fortified town in the middle ages. Nowadays, it is a market town. 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. Besançon Besançon has many gems including its vast parks, wide boulevards and the Battant Quarter which was originally settled by wine-makers. You'll see some beautiful architecture here including seventeenth century facades fronted by wrought-iron balconies. The Citadel was built by the great military architect, Vauban, and offers magnificent views over the city and the river Doubs. 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. 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. Santenay Santenay is one of the villages that played host to the famous Burgundy duke, Phillipe le Hardi. His castle is still there and can be toured. There are also vineyards and a casino in this exciting and pretty town. 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. 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. 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. What To Expect Onboard: Royal Mystique B is a variation of our Royal Mystique A. As comfortable and easy to handle, it has the same design & arrangements and similar features. It can supply air conditioning when plugged into shore power. • Boat Size: 13.25 m x 4.10 m • 1 forward cabin with double bed • 1 cabin with convertible twin/double beds • 2 en-suite baths Interior and Saloon • The designer-style saloon has comfortable seating and plenty of room for fine dining.- • The large love seat converts to a double bed. • For entertainment, there's a 17-inch LCD flat-screen TV/DVD player, and a media center with MP3/USB connectivity. • An inside steering station provides excellent visibility, and there's easy access to the sundeck. • The full kitchen/galley includes a small oven, stove, microwave, large electric refrigerator, lots of storage space, and high-quality equipment and utensils. Cabins and Bathrooms • The forward cabin has a large double bed and an en-suite bathroom with an electric-flush toilet, sink, and shower. • The exceptionally spacious aft (rear) stateroom has two single beds that can combine to make a double bed. • The en-suite bathroom with shower, electric-flush toilet, and sink is luxurious. Sundeck and Exterior • The sundeck is very large with a dining table and cushioned seating. • Soft under-lighting and security lighting for alfresco dining and relaxing after sunset is inviting and beautiful. • A barbecue hot plate comes in handy for heating up appetizers, and there's a portable cooler as well. • Enjoy a hot outer-deck shower after a swim. • An expansive umbrella (Bimini) provides shade on sunny days. • There's easy access directly to the saloon through a companionway.- The sundeck is easily large enough to store four bicycles. Features • Fridge- 97 L • Freezer • Microwave • Oven / Grill • Hob • MP3/USB features • Flat Screen DVD Player • CD / Radio player • Heater • Cigar Lighter Plug (12V) • 12/220V Converter • Shore Power (220V on dock) • Internal Steering Position • Bow Thrusters • External Steering Position • Alfresco dining • Ambient light • Sonnensegel (Bimini) • Deck Shower • Fest installierter Gasgrill auf dem • Sonnendeck • Portable cool box • Sundeck Technical • Water Tank: 1000 L • Draft: 0.90 m • Max. Headroom: 1.95 m • Length: 13.25 m • Fuel Tank: 220 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Width: 4.10 m • Toilets Type • Electric • Safety Box Vacation Extras: We offer a range of optional extras to make you holiday more relaxing, comfortable and fun. You can add them to your initial booking, or you can add them on any time afterwards. You can even purchase them at the base when you arrive. Extras Package - A bundle of our top extras • Engine hours charge - which covers diesel to power the engine and onboard heating, gas for cooking and engine wear and tear. This is otherwise charged locally at the end of your vacation. • Non-refundable Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) - to signifacantly reduce the refundable damage deposit (and thus your liability) which is collected locally before your start your vacation. • Boat cleaning - so you don't have to spend your evening cleaning the boat. Just bag up your trash and wash the dishes. • Rental of one bike - ideal to collect your morning bread or for exploring the coutryside to discover the countryside Contact us for more details. Barbecues • Available in one size only and is suitable for up to 8 people. Groceries • Sundowner Pack • Starter Pack Please note: Grocery Packs must be ordered at least 7 days in advance of your departure date, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed. Bike Rental Please note: Bikes are not available to rent in Scotland, but our base team can put you in touch with local rental companies should you wish to explore the Highlands on two wheels. Early Boarding and Late Check Out Early Boarding enables you to collect your boat between 11am - 12pm, or from 2pm on the first day (instead of 4pm). Late Check-out means you can return your boat by 12pm on the last day (instead of 9am). Please note: Owing to operational constraints, it sometimes may not be possible to offer this service. WIFI A 3G Mini router, which uses SFR Mobile Broadband, provides internet access wherever there is a mobile phone signal. Each unit can have a maximum of five devices connected at any one time. Signal speeds can vary depending on location and local coverage. Download limit of 5GB (4000mb) per week. Deck Cushions Why not rent a pack of deck cushions for extra comfort while you cruise? They also double up as sunbathing matresses! Ecological Cleaning Pack Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by purchasing a pack of eco-friendly cleaning products which come in a ecological cotton bag. The pack includes: Ecological disinfectant spray, ecological kitchen spray, washing-up liquid, sponge, box of matches. Cleaning Service After a relaxing vacation, you probably don’t want to spend your last evening cleaning the boat. So why not pre-book our cleaning service and let us take care of the final clean of your boat. Then all you have to do is wash the dishes and bag up your trash. For details about the condition your boat should be returned in, Special Occasion Gift Basket If you are celebrating a special birthday or occasion, you can pre-order one of our beautifully presented gift baskets, full of local delicacies and regional specialities. It will be waiting for you on board when you arrive Bring your Dog! A boating adventure is the perfect kind of vacation to take your four-legged friend on. A maximum of two dogs are welcome on board each boat. A pet cleaning supplement applies. Parking If you are traveling to your start base by car, you can add parking onto your booking as an optional extra. Most bases have on-site parking. Some offer parking in a secure compound and a few of our bases offer undercover parking too. Car Transfers If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base. Please note: Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability Compulsory Costs • Engine Hours • Boat Damage Protection • Lock Fees • One-way supplement • Mooring fees

Captain is not included.
Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
Capacity
6 guests
Houseboats & Sleepaboards
Canal Boat
LH

Owner:Laurie

Features & Details

Length
43ft
  • Wi-Fi
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Berth
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

0% refund up to 30 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.

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