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Luxury barge cruise vacations on the French hotel barge GRAND CRU cruising the Canal du Rhone au Rhin and the Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy France
French Hotel Barge Grand Cru

French Hotel Barge GRAND CRU
Cruising along the Canal du Rhone au Rhin and the Canal du Centre
between Dole and St. Leger-sur-Dhune in Southern Burgundy France

GOLFING ITINARARY



SUNDAY, Day 1: Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Barge
Travel: Arrival at Dole --- Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Grand Cru at one location of the group’s choice in either Paris, Dijon or Geneva. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the delightful town 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: Winetasting and Golf at Val d'Amour
Travel: Dole to St. Jean de Losne --- Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard

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: Destination Dijon
Travel: St. Jean de Losne to Verdun sur le Doubs --- Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

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: Medieval Fortress + Michelin 3-star Lunch
Travel: Verdun sur le Doubs to Fragnes --- Meals: Breakfast & dinner onboard

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: Best of Beaune and Golf de Levernois Beaune
Travel: Fragnes to Chagny --- Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

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: Vines and Wines, Golf at Chateau D’Avoise Montchanin
Travel: Chagny to St. Leger-sur-Dheune --- Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard

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: A Sad Farewell
Travel: Departure from St. Leger-sur-Dheune --- Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point at one location of the group's choice in either Paris, Dijon or Geneva.

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6/26/2018