Burgundy Grapes



Ouche Valley

Sunday, DAY 1   Dijon
You are met at the Hotel de la Cloche in Dijon at 4.30pm or Dijon TGV Station at 4.00pm (on request) and transferred to the elegant L’Impressionniste moored in Fleurey sur Ouche for your cruise through Burgundy. A Champagne reception welcomes you on board and provides you with a chance to meet the crew. Dinner on board.

Monday, DAY 2 Fleurey sur Ouche / Gissey sur Ouche.
This morning experience your first day’s cruise along this enchanting canal, which also promises a walk or cycle along an ever-present towpath, as we ascend gradually to the canal summit, past sleepy villages and pretty lock houses. Leaving Dijon, we pass Lake Kir and cruise by the limestone escarpments which feed the nearby vineyards. After lunch we visit Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the esteemed Chevaliers du Tastevin, who award every year a special prized label to the finest Cote d‘Or vintages. On the way back to the barge visit one of the great cellars of Burgundy where we enjoy a private wine tasting of fine Burgundy wines. Dinner aboard.

Tuesday, DAY 3 Gissey sur Ouche / La Bussiere.
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of old Dijon including a visit to the produce market, mustard shops and the flamboyant 14th century Ducal Palace which hosts the art museum of Dijon (or enjoy some excellent shopping time). Return to the boat for lunch and leisurely afternoon cruise to Gissey sur Ouche. Dinner aboard.

Wednesday, DAY 4 La Bussiere / Pont D’Ouche.
Early morning cruise and exclusive tour of the magnificent 12th Century Abbaye de la Bussiere. The ornamental gardens and lake, wine press, crypt and cellars are interwoven with ancient colonnades, stone staircases and huge stained glass windows. After a Kir Royale aperitif, we enjoy the gastronomic delights of Master Chef Olivier Elzer in the vaulted Michelin starred restaurant whilst enjoying the sommelier’s choice of local burgundies. This afternoon we visit the moat-encircled 13th century Chateau de Commarin. Going back 26 generations, the de Vogue family ownership portrays an insight into the glamorous lives of the French aristocracy as well as showing off the Chateau, stables and landscaped gardens. Light dinner aboard

Thursday, DAY 5  Pont D’Ouche / Vandenesse
After breakfast we cruise to Pont D’Ouche, passing grazing white Charolais cattle, rolling hills and picturesque villages crossing the only canal bridge of the Burgundy Canal. In the afternoon we cross the premier cru vineyards into Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine country with a history going back over 2000 years. We absorb the fascinating 15th century Hotel Dieu Hospice and visit Maison Champy, Beaune’s oldest winery established in 1720 with even older cellars. Dinner on board.

Friday, DAY 6 Vandenesse / Escommes
Our last day’s leisurely cruise takes us to the canal summit, 1250 feet above sea level, just before the Pouilly tunnel. Mid afternoon we continue to the mediaeval village, craft shops and castle of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, once an outpost of the Dukes of Burgundy and offering a fine overview of the feeder lakes, canal and surrounding countryside. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board

Saturday, DAY 7 Dijon
After breakfast disembark the barge and transfer to Dijon TGV station, Dijon centre or Hotel de la Cloche by 9.40am. (Suggested train to Paris TGV 6710 departing Dijon at 9.57 and arrive in Paris, Gare de Lyon at 11.37am).

Itinerary is subject to change.  On alternative weeks, the cruise is in reverse direction.



Individual Bookings: Child 12 to 17 years traveling with an adult $300 reduction 
Charter bookings: Child reduction of $300 applicable for all children aged 0-17 years.

Impressionniste Deck Plan


2022 Rates

Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Stateroom per person Value 5590
Stateroom per person Regular 6590
Jr Suite Value 5950
Jr Suite Regular 6990
Single supplement Value 2050
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 54900
Single supplement Regular 2350
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 63300
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 56600
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 65400
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 67100
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 57900
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 59200
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 68800
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 60500
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 70500


Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Mar 27; Apr 03, 10, 17, 24 Value Burgundy
May 01, 06, 15, 22, 29 Regular Burgundy
Jun 05, 12, 19, 26; Jul 03, 10 Regular Burgundy
Jul 17, 24, 31; Aug 07, 14, 31 Value Burgundy
Aug 28; Sep 04, 11, 18, 25; Oct 02 Regular Burgundy
Oct 09, 16, 23 Value Burgundy

2023 Rates

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