Hotel Barge GRAND CRU - Barging in France -

Cruising Southern Burgundy France
Canal de Bourgogne

Golfing Cruise Itinerary

Plombieres-les-Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois
(Canal de Bourgogne)

SUNDAY, Day 1: Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrival at Plombieres-les-Dijon — Meals: Dinner onboard

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 Grand Cru, moored in the village of Plombieres-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.

MONDAY, Day 2: Private Chateau Experience
Travel: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleurey-sur-Ouche — Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner onboard

Your luxurious journey begins with a lazy morning cruise. Relax on deck in the hot tub, or explore the waterside towpath with a gentle stroll or leisurely bicycle ride. This afternoon, your Tour Guide presents an insider’s visit to Château d’Arcelot, the first neoclassical castle of Burgundy. After being personally welcomed by the estate's owner, Madame la Comtesse de Loisy, take a tour of the beautiful grounds and then savor a taste of the housemade gourmet specialties. Return to the Grand Cru for an evening of drinks and dinner onboard.

TUESDAY, Day 3: Destination Dijon, Golf Norges Dijon Bourgogne Country Club
Travel: Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche — Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner onboard

Today's morning cruise reveals more of the idyllic Burgundian countryside. After lunch, golfers will be escorted to Norges Dijon Bourgogne Country Club, an 18 hole course surrounded by woodlands, while non-golfers will explore Dijon. Preserved palaces and beautiful churches recalling the reign of the Dukes of Burgundy vie for attention with specialty boutiques, small cafes, and serene gardens. Shop, sip, and stroll your way through this small city brimming with authentic Burgundian life. Everyone returns to Grand Cru for cocktails and dinner.

WEDNESDAY, Day 4: Quaint Medieval Village Overlooking the Canal
Travel: Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussiere-sur-Ouche — Meals: Breakfast & Lunch aboard, Dinner ashore

Explore the towpath on a bike or on foot during this morning's cruise. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a village perched atop a hill overlooking the Canal. Chateauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Chateau reveals architectural details and timeworn relics that speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France’s history. Tonight, enjoy a gourmet dinner ashore at the Abbey de la Bussiere's Michelin-starred restaurant, Le 1131.

THURSDAY, Day 5: Beautiful Beaune, Golf de Beaune Levernois
Travel: La Bussiere-sur-Ouche to Pont d’Ouche — Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner onboard

Today's morning cruise reveals more of the idyllic Burgundian countryside. After lunch, the golfers will be chauffeured to Golf de Beaune Levernois, where numerous water hazards keep the 18 hole course challenging. Non-golfers will be accompanied to the charming town of Beaune, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterward, browse the specialty shops, or enjoy a coffee in the lively town square. Everyone returns to Grand Cru for cocktails and dinner.

FRIDAY, Day 6: Chassagne Montrachet Wine Tasting, Golf Chateau de Chailly
Travel: Pont d’Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois — Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner onboard

Enjoy your last morning cruise through idyllic countryside. What about a dip in our hot tub? After lunch, the golfers will be taken to Chateau de Chailly, an 18 hole parkland course with raised greens and a restored Medieval chateau as scenic backdrop. Your Tour Guide will accompany the non-golfers to Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet for a private cellar tour and wine tasting of the world-renowned Montrachet wines. Return to Grand Cru where Chef is preparing a special Captain’s Dinner to end your cruise in style.

SATURDAY, Day 7: A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Vandenesse-en-Auxois — Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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