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 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 Features

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





Cruise Rates 2023 (in Euros) - Charter only

Sunday to Saturday (6 nights)

Please inquire or call 1-800-880-0071 for rates.

Cruise Dates 2023

April ​2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-May 6
May 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-June 3
June 4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-July 1
July 2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-August 5
August 6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-September 2
September 3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
October 1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28

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
  • 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


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


  • 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.




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

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.

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