BELMOND AMARYLLIS, an 8-passenger ultra deluxe barge, cruises in Southern Burgundy, France

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BELMOND AMARYLLIS is an ultra deluxe 8-passenger barge cruise, meticulously decorated with a mixture of contemporary and antique Louis XVI and XV furniture. Luxury, comfort and relaxation abound on board, from the large suites with roomy bathrooms to the elegant lounge, deck and dining area. Take a plunge in the heated pool for the ultimate barging experience. Linger over meals cooked by the cordon bleu chef, and enjoy a cruise that traverses two canals and a day on the River Saone. An alternate route between Dijon and Vandenesse on the Burgundy Canal is available on select weeks.

This cruise is ideal for those who love beautiful surroundings and appreciate luxurious accommodations and service on one of the top barges on the waterways of France.

Cruise Highlights of Itinerary #1 between St. Léger-sur-Dheune ​and Dijon

  • All-inclusive with open bar, wines with lunch and dinner, gourmet cuisine, guided excursions
  • Cruise past the country villages of the Canal du Centre, Saone River and the Canal de Bourgogne
  • Wine tasting at the magnificent Château de Marguerite de Bourgogne
  • Tour the quaint antique shops of Chalon-sur-Saône, with its stunning cathedral square and half-timbered buildings
  • Visit Beaune, capital of the wine region of Burgundy and the famous Hôtel-Dieu, Hospice de Beaune
  • Lunch in Beaune at the restaurant, L'Oiseau des Vignes
  • Walk the historical town of Dijon, including a visit to the Ducal Palace and the colorful market
  • Plenty of opportunity to walk and bike the towpaths, or relax on deck and enjoy the unfolding French countryside

Cruise Highlights of Itinerary #2 between Dijon and Vandenesse

  • Winetasting at the Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, the famous Burgundian wine society
  • Walking tour of Dijon including the Ducal Palace and the world-famous Maille mustard shop
  • Lunch in the stunning 12th-century Abbaye de la Bussiere at the one star Michelin restaurant
  • Stroll through the hilltop medieval village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Drive into Beaune to visit the Hospice de Beaune. Free time to roam and shop
  • Visit the Chateau de Pommard, set amongst the vines of the Cote de Beaune​,​ for a private tour of the cellars and a tasting as well as taking in the fine art exhibition
  • Plenty of opportunity to walk and bike the towpaths, or relax on deck and enjoy the unfolding French countryside

Cruise Features

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Canal lock on the Burgundy Canal
Owner Operated: Crew operated
Number of Passengers: 8
Category: Ultra Deluxe
Cabin Bookings: No
Charter Bookings: Yes
Cruising Region: Canal du Bourgogne, Saone River, Canal du Centre, Southern Burgundy
Length of Cruise: 6 nights - Sunday to Saturday
Cruising Season: March - October
Theme Cruises: Wine Academy (supplement per person)
Meeting Location: Your Paris hotel

 

 

Floorplan

BELMOND AMARYLLIS Floorplan

Cruise Rates 2017 (in Euros) - Charter only

Cruise Rates 2018 (in Euros) - Charter only > >

Sunday to Saturday (6 nights)

Value Season Departures
March 26
April ​​2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 1, 8, 15, 22

Charter Rates

6 passengers
€41,094
7 passengers
€45,822
8 passengers

€50,552
Regular Season Departures
May ​7, 14, 21, 28
June ​4, 11, 18, 25
July ​2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August ​​6, 13, 20, 27
September ​​3, 10, 17, 24
(*July 9 Grand Cru Cruise - Contact Us)

Charter Rates
6 passengers
€​​​51,365
7 passengers
€​57,277
8 passenger €6​3,189

Deposit:
15% deposit is due with booking, 25% is due 90 days prior to departure and the final payment is due 56 days prior to departure.

Included in Cruise Price

  • Transportation between your hotel in Paris and the barge
  • Six nights accommodation in private suite with ensuite bath
  • All meals, wine and drinks on board
  • Open bar
  • Daily escorted excursions by air-conditioned van
  • All barge amenities including bicycles, swimming pool on deck, music system, library, etc.

Not Included in Cruise Price

  • Air or other transportation to the meeting location
  • Trip cancellation or medical insurance (available when booking)
  • Personal expenses
  • A discretionary gratuity for the crew suggested at 5% or more of the cruise price

 

Cruise Rates 2018 (in Euros) - Charter only

Sunday to Saturday (6 nights)

Value Season Departures
March 25
April ​​​1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 7, 14, 21

Charter Rates

6 passengers
€41,388
7 passengers
€46,151
8 passengers

€50,920
Regular Season Departures
May ​​6, 13, 20, 27
June ​​3, 10, 17, 24
July ​​1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August ​​​5, 12, 19, 26
September ​​2, 9, 16, 23, 30
(*July 8 Grand Cru Cruise - Contact Us)

Charter Rates
6 passengers
€​​​52,392
7 passengers
€​58,422
8 passenger €6​4,456

Deposit:
 15% deposit is due with booking, 25% is due 90 days prior to departure and the final payment is due 56 days prior to departure.

Included in Cruise Price

  • Transportation between your hotel in Paris and the barge
  • Six nights accommodation in private suite with ensuite bath
  • All meals, wine and drinks on board
  • Open bar
  • Daily escorted excursions by air-conditioned van
  • All barge amenities including bicycles, swimming pool on deck, music system, library, etc.

Not Included in Cruise Price

  • Air or other transportation to the meeting location
  • Trip cancellation or medical insurance (available when booking)
  • Personal expenses
  • A discretionary gratuity for the crew suggested at 5% or more of the cruise price

BELMOND AMARYLLIS Features

Passengers: 8
Category: Ultra Deluxe
Crew: 6
Barge Size: 126 ft long
Cabins: 4
Cabin Size: 1 upper level suite at 184 sq. ft. and 3 lower level suites at 232, 279 and 281 sq. feet
Accommodations: 4 king or twin suites with ensuite bath
Heat & Air: Individually controlled heat and air conditioning

Amenities

  • Double sinks
  • 2 bathrooms with bathtubs and 2 with shower stalls
  • Hairdryers
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Newspaper
  • Library of books and games
  • Bose iPod docking station
  • Music system with surround sound
  • TV with DVD player in salon
  • Computer with internet access
  • WiFi
  • Bicycles
  • Heated pool 13 x 13 and lounge chairs on deck
  • 8 passenger Mercedes Sprinter van with A/C
  • 220V (110V for shaver)

Theme Cruises

Family, Golf, Grand Cru Wine Appreciation, Wine Academy and Custom Cruises upon request.

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Cruising on BELMOND AMARYLLIS

Burgundy Canal, Saone River and Canal du Centre
St. Léger-sur-Dheune to Dijon (or reverse) - Itinerary #1

Sunday - Transfer from Paris to Barge
Board the barge at St Leger-sur-Dheune for your cruise through Burgundy. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and gives you a chance to meet the crew. Later that evening, enjoy your first dining experience on board.

Monday - St Leger to Rully
A leisurely cruise on the Canal du Centre gives you a chance to savor the beauty of the French countryside, with plenty of opportunities at the many locks to get off the barge and walk or cycle along the splendid tow path. Later, your guide takes you to Couches for a tour of the magnificent privately owned Château de Marguerite de Bourgogne dating from the 12th and 15th centuries and harboring some medieval Burgundian secrets!

Tuesday - Rully to Chalon-sur-Saône
Relax on board while the barge cruises the final section of the Canal du Centre before entering the last and very deep lock into the River Saône just north of Chalon-sur-Saône. The scenery changes from the close proximity of the canal banks to the expanse of this beautiful river. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of Chalon with its quaint antique shops, stunning cathedral square and half timbered buildings. There is free time to enjoy the fine shops, or perhaps just to sit in one of the numerous sidewalk cafes and watch the world go by.

Wednesday - Chalon to St Jean-de-Losne
A somewhat different cruising experience today, through the lovely valley of the River Saône to the town of Seurre. Lunch will be taken at the beautiful Levernois estate near Beaune before we visit this charming old town to see the famous Hotel-Dieu, a magnificent 15th century charity hospital, followed by a private wine tasting. There is time to stroll through the old town taking in the wonderful architecture and fine shopping. Tonight's mooring is at St Jean-de-Losne, the barging capital of France. Take some time to stroll around the ports and see the many working barges and house boats that are moored here.

Thursday - St Jean-de-Losne to Longecourt
This morning the barge leaves the river and enters the Burgundy Canal. Enjoy the chance to walk or cycle along the towpath. After a wonderful lunch on board we visit the historic Clos de Vougeot where the Cistercian monks first began making wine in the 12th century. The ancient chateau is now the headquarters of the celebrated Burgundian wine society the, Confrererie des chevaliers de tastevin, and contains the ancient cellar and wine presses from medieval times. Rejoin the barge in the countryside near Longecourt,the overnight mooring.

Friday - Longecourt to Dijon
Today your guide takes you on a walking tour of Dijon to visit the market, Ducal Palace, the Grey Poupon mustard shop and enjoy some shopping at the covered food market. Tonight, the barge moors in the port of Dijon. As the chef prepares for your Farewell gala dinner on board, perhaps try a 'Kir' aperitif; a cocktail which mixes the locally produced Cassis blackcurrent liqueur with the area's Aligoté white wine.

Saturday - Transfer to Paris
After breakfast, disembark the barge for your transfer to Paris.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. The itinerary is in reverse direction on alternate weeks.

 

Burgundy Canal, Val d'Ouche
D​ijon to Vandenesse (or reverse) - Itinerary #2


Sunday - Transfer from Paris to ​Barge

A champagne reception welcomes you on board the barge moored at Dijon's Port du Canal for your cruise through Burgundy, and gives you a chance to meet the crew. A delicious dinner is served later that evening.

Monday - Dijon to Fleurey-sur-Ouche
Leaving Dijon, the canal follows the river Ouche where small-unspoiled villages and green, forested hills provide exceptional views from the deck. Spend the morning walking, or perhaps cycling along the tow path. This afternoon's excursion is a dégustation in Vougeot and a visit to "Clos de Vougeot", a medieval château and the headquarters of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, the famous Burgundian wine society. The chateau still contains the ancient wine presses used
by Cistercian monks. The barge moors for the night in the small village of Fleurey-sur-Ouche.

Tuesday - Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
After a wonderful French style breakfast, your guide takes you on a walking tour of historic Dijon including a visit to the Ducal Palace, the market and the Grey Poupon mustard shop. Enjoy some free time for shopping at the many wonderful shops in town, or perhaps just sit in one of the numerous pavement cafés and simply watch the world go by. Return to the boat for lunch and an afternoon's cruise to the charming village of Gissey. This is a truly stunning part of the canal, sit back and watch the beautiful scenery glide by.

Wednesday - Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussière-sur-Ouche
Mid-morning, disembark the boat for a visit to l'Abbaye de la Bussière, which was built in the 12th century under the guidance of the Cistercian monks from Citeaux. Enjoy a tour of the grounds and have lunch in the one Michelin star restaurant. In the afternoon, a short drive takes us to the charming hilltop village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, where we can visit the 12th century castle and take in the splendid views over the surrounding countryside. Return to the barge in the early evening in La Bussiere.

Thursday - La Bussière-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
Relax with a morning cruise through the rolling hills of the Ouche Valley to Pont d'Ouche. After lunch visit Beaune, capital of the wine region of Burgundy and home to the famous Hôtel-Dieu, a magnificent 15th century charity hospital. There is free time for shopping or strolling through the cobbled streets of this lovely town. Sample some of the local wines before returning to the barge.

Friday - Pont d'Ouche to Escommes
Our final cruise of the week takes us to the countryside mooring of Escommes, then after lunch visit Chateau de Pommard, a splendid estate set amongst the vines of the Cote de Beaune. Enjoy a private tour of the cellars and a tasting as well as taking in the fine art exhibition. Meanwhile, the chef is preparing your farewell gala dinner on board.

Saturday - Transfer to Paris
After breakfast the crew bids you farewell before you disembark the barge for your transfer to Paris.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. The itinerary is in reverse direction on alternate weeks.

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