Travel from Dole to St. Leger-sur-Dheune on the Canal du Rhone au Rhin, River Saone and Canal du Centre.
This is a sample itinerary which may change depending on the availability of the individual courses and will run in the opposite direction every other week
Sunday, Day 1 Arrival to Dole
In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Grand Cru at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the village of Dole. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard. Perhaps enjoy a glass of Grand Cru wine after dinner while lounging under the stars in the hot tub.
Monday, Day 2 Dole to St. Jean de Losne
A morning cruise is the perfect time to explore by bicycle or on foot. After lunch, golfers play 9 holes at Val D’Amour, with its unique setting at the confluence of two rivers. The non-golfers visit Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the revered wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin. Explore the presses from which these iconic wines were first produced; a tasting of local vintages follows. Everyone is reunited on board for cocktails and dinner.
Tuesday, Day 3 St. Jean de Losne to Verdun sur le Doubs
The town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the covered food market, presents colorful produce; jars of mustard are displayed in boutiques; and public spaces beckon with greenery and scenery. Shop, sip, and stroll through this charming town brimming with authentic French life. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge in time for a relaxing afternoon of cocktails and cruising. Complete the day with a gourmet dinner -- paired, of course, with Grand Cru wines.
Wednesday, Day 4 Verdun sur le Doubs to Fragnes
A leisurely cruise begins the day. Upon arrival, you are escorted to the Chateau de Rully, a preserved medieval fortress. Complete the tour with samples of the estate's boutique wines. Then it is on to a special lunch ashore at Lameloise, a Michelin 3-star rated restaurant, recently voted as one of the world’s best. Return to the barge and enjoy an afternoon cycling, walking, or lazing in the hot tub. Tonight, Chef serves another gourmet dinner.
Thursday, Day 5 Fragnes to Rully
Enjoy a scenic cruise this morning to our beautiful riverside mooring. After lunch, the golfers will head to Golf de Levernois Beaune for an 18 hole round in the heart of the wine country. The non-golfers will explore the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the shops and galleries in the pedestrian area, or enjoy a coffee in the town square. Everyone returns to Grand Cru for another gourmet dinner on board.
Friday, Day 6 Rully to St. Leger-sur-Dheune
Relax on the deck with a cup of coffee during this morning's final cruise or traverse the towpath by bicycle or on foot. After lunch, golfers will enjoy an 18 hole round at Chateau D’Avoise, set in a pristine landscape of greenery and lakes. Meanwhile, the non-golfers have a private wine tasting at Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet, which are among the most recognized and prestigious appellations in Burgundy. Back on board, enjoy canapes, Grand Cru wines, and a celebratory Captain’s Dinner, culminating the cruise in style.
Saturday, Day 7 Transfer from St Leger-sur-Dheune
After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.
On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change