Amaryllis is flawlessly operated as a traditional luxury hotel, and just might be the most regal and elegant barge in all of France.
From antique furniture in the salon, to the chandeliers created by Italian craftsmen, to the Villeroy and Bosch china on the dining room table, the decor throughout this vessel is a treasure trove of elegant yet welcoming European design.
Plush seating and picture windows in the salon encourage guests to linger and relax a with good book and a glass of wine, or just marvel at the beautiful Burgundian scenery drifting by. The incredibly spacious cabins exude voluptuous comfort, while the immaculately bathrooms feature every amenity, including double sinks and heated towel bars.
Guests who enjoy outdoor activities will thrill to the many opportunities for cycling and strolling along the canal’s marvelous towpaths, and those who wish to relax onboard are invited to lounge on the sun deck, perhaps after taking a refreshing plunge into the swimming pool.
Menus are seasonally inspired by the region’s bounty, thanks to modern interpretations of classic Burgundian cuisine, and an attentive crew serves the carefully curated wine pairings. Excursions reflect the best of the Cote d’Or region’s attractions and activities, introducing guests to established and emerging vineyards, working artisans, and local culture.
What is included in the tour
- 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
- Chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return
- All meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
- All wines with lunch & dinner
- Open bar
- Daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Airfare to and from France
- Cancellation insurance
- Crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)
- Welcome Aboardsunday image
- Welcome Aboard
- Travel: Arrival to St. Leger-sur-DheuneMeals: Dinner onboard
- In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Amaryllis at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the village of St. Leger-sur-Dheune. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner aboard.
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- Vines and Wines
- Travel: St. Leger-sur-Dheune to RullyMeals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard
- Enjoy a lazy morning cruise and start the day with a tranquil traipse or gentle pedal along the towpath. In the afternoon, your Tour Guide takes you to the stunning Chateau de Pommard, a splendid estate and winery set among the prestigious vines of the Cote de Beaune. A guided tour of the cellars precedes a winetasting; guests are also encouraged to explore the Chateau's private collection of fine art. Back onboard, Chef is preparing tonight's gourmet dinner.
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- Private Tour of a Preserved Chateau
- Travel: Rully to Chalon-sur-SaoneMeals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard
- The Amaryllis leaves the River Saone today via the Canal du Centre, offering a perfect opportunity for a casual stroll or leisurely pedal on the canal’s manicured towpath. Or, laze on deck and admire the pastoral and bucolic scenery drift by. This afternoon, your Tour Guide accompanies you to the immaculately preserved 14th century Chateau de Germolles on the outskirts of Beaune for a private tour with the property's owner. You will be chauffeured back to Amaryllis for drinks and dinner.
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- The Best of Burgundy in Beaune
- Travel: Chalon-sur-Saone to St. Jean de LosneMeals: Breakfast & dinner onboard, lunch ashore
- This morning's cruise is through the peaceful valley of the River Saone. Your Tour Guide will chauffeur you to lunch ashore at a boutique hotel’s bistro, and then it’s off to the town of Beaune, the region's wine capital. Here you will visit the Hospice de Beaune, a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the shops and galleries lining the pedestrian area, or enjoy a coffee in the town square, followed by a private winetasting. Your Tour Guide will escort you back to Amaryllis for cocktails and dinner.
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- Destination Dijon
- Travel: St. Jean de Losne to LongecourtMeals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard
- The lively town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the covered food market, presents colorful produce and aromatic pastries; jars of mustard are displayed in boutiques; and public spaces beckon with greenery and scenery. Shop, sip, and stroll through this town brimming with authentic French life. Your Tour Guide will chauffeur you back to Amaryllis for an afternoon cruise. Relax on deck and watch the Burgundian scenery slip by. Cocktail hour precedes another gourmet dinner.
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- Where 12th Century Monks Made Wine
- Travel: Longecourt to DijonMeals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner onboard
- Your Tour Guide escorts you to 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, who annually award special labels to the finest Cote d’Or vintages. Explore the preserved presses from which these Burgundian wines were first produced. An afternoon cruise provides the perfect opportunity to traverse the towpath with a leisurely stroll or gentle pedal. Freshen up for the Captain's Dinner tonight.
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- A Sad Farewell
- Travel: Transfer from DijonMeals: Breakfast onboard
- After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.