The Diner's Canal & River Cruise - Six Nights

Enjoy the epicurean lifestyle as you cruise through the beautiful Burgundy countryside from restaurant to restaurant. France is renowned for its cuisine and here in our corner of Burgundy we have a choice of some very wonderful dining establishments, dine Michelin starred or cosy bistro, the choice is yours, evening chauffeur service is included for your dining pleasure. 

Your cruise includes one dinner aboard however dining at delightful restaurants ashore is additional to cost. Offers true flexibility, dine Michelin style or local Bistro, as you like, and experience the best of French restaurant dining at your own pace.

6 night private diner's cruise for up to four Passengers.

Sunday - Paris Rendezvous

At 2pm the owner greets you at your agreed Paris meeting point, hotel, station or airport arrivals lounge for a private transfer to the Randle waiting in the picturesque Burgundy village of Chevroches. Enjoy a Champagne welcome aboard, meet the crew and settle in.  

Champagne Welcome Aboard.

Before dinner enjoy an evening stroll around nearby historic town of Clamecy, nestled in the rolling landscape of the Nievre region from where the Nivernais Canal gets its name. Wander through the meandering cobbled streets with ornate timbered houses to the magnificent 16c church St Martin. Clamecy was also the seat of the bishop of Bethlehem for 600 years before the revolution. 

Evening dining at Hostellerie de le poste.

Chef Denis Guenot prepares revisited regional cuisine, young, inventive, and adapted to the rhythm of the seasons. Enjoy accompanied by excellent Burgundy wines.

Monday - Tour Vézelay 

Chef Gael arrives with fresh croissants and prepares a delicious continental breakfast as we commence our cruise descending onto the river Yonne, past limestone cliffs and the 14c fortified farm Chartreuse-de-Bassville.

Lunch

Terrine of Roasted Summer Vegetables with a Tomato & Basil Salsa, Warm Puy lentil salad with walnuts and shallots, Mixed salad leaves with a balsamic vinaigrette, Plateau de Fromages

Vézelay La Croix Montjoie "Voluptueuse"

Continuing to our destination of the day, the canal side village of Lucy-sur-Yonne. Visit the 11c church with restored stained glass windows and nearby mill pond.

World Heritage Site 

Our guided afternoon tour takes us to Vézelay, an UNESCO listed world heritage site and fortified town with Romanesque Basilica housing the relic of Mary Magdalene. Stroll the picturesque village with many boutiques, art galleries and cafés.

Evening dining aboard the Randle 

Salmon marinated with Beetroot & Dill
Parma wrapped Pork Fillet stuffed with Sage & Shallots
Fraisier Cake

Santenay premier-cru from the Côte d'Or

Tuesday - Michelin Dining

Continuing along the meandering canal we pass hilltop villages and the magnificent white cliffs of Rochers-du-Saussois,

Lunch

Asparagus Feuilleté with lemon butter, Roasted Red peppers with basil & Goat’s Cheese, Cous-cous Cherry Tomato & Herb Salad, Plateau de Fromages.

Givry Premier-Cru from the Côte Chalonnaise

Afternoon cruise to the riverside village of Mailly-la-Ville where we moor for the evening. 

Palaeolithic Cave Paintings  

Take an Afternoon guided tour to the caves of the Grottes d'Arcy. A fascinating cave system formed over millions of years with stalactites, crystal formations, and over two hundred fascinating 28,000 year old Palaeolithic cave paintings representing Bears, Rhino, and Mammoth.

Evening dining
Auberge-le-Voutenay 

Enjoy a traditional Burgundy cuisine at the Auberge-le-Voutenay. 

OR

Michelin Starred Chateau Vault-de-Lugny

For a grand night out dine at the Michelin starred Chateau, Private chauffeur service included.

Wednesday - Market Day 

Wednesday is morning market day at the picturesque village of Noyers-sur-Serein. A medieval fortified village with ornate 15c timber framed buildings, it is listed as one of the 159 prettiest villages in France, "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France".

Medieval Village and Market Tour

Home to artists, a potter, a jeweller, and a leather worker, stroll the cobbled streets and market stalls, buy a little something for friends back home.

Lunch aboard the Randle

Roasted Haddock with Braised Fennel & Fennel Velouté, New Potatoes & Chive Salad, Green Bean Salad with Herbs & Hazlenuts, Plateau de Fromages.

Rully Domaine Belleville

Followed by an afternoon cruise along the canal and river Yonne to the pretty canal side village of Accolay.

Evening dining at Hostellerie-de-la-fontaine

A short walk from our mooring and with an elegant 17th century vaulted stone dining room, or al fresco on balmy evenings. 

The refined gastronomy with local accents is punctuated with creative notes and fresh seasonal products.

A fine wine list or a selection of wines by the glass

Thursday - Vineyard Tour 

A morning cruise takes us along the Yonne valley with vineyards coming into view on the hills above.

Lunch

Caramalised Red Onion Tart, Red cabbage salad with roquefort & walnuts, Marinated Aubergines with peppers capers & olives, Plateau de Fromages.

Chablis premier-cru from the nearby vineyards 

After lunch we continue to the riverside village of Vincelles.  

Chablis Grand-Cru Tour

Tour the famous grand-cru vineyards of Chablis or take a private tasting at one of the family vineyards in the surrounding villages of Chitry, Bailly or Irancy.

Evening Dining : Auberge-de-les-tilleuls

Set on the banks of the river Yonne, Alain Renaudin prepares according to the seasons and its inspirations traditional and gastronomic cuisine.

A member of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France,

Friday - Historic Auxerre

River cruising along the Yonne with open vistas past pretty riverside villages.

Lunch

Panaché of Mushrooms Filo Parcels, Pea & Burrata Salad with a Confit of Lemon Dressing, Verrines of Avocado Red Pepper & Dill Pesto; Heirloom tomato Salad, Plateau de Fromage.

Santenay Premier-Cru from the Côte d'Or

After lunch we continue to our destination, the historic town of Auxerre, prosperous since Roman times, the birthplace of Saint Germain.

A Town of Art and History

A town of Art and History Auxerre is dominated by the 11-16c cathedral St Étienne overlooking the river. Bustling and modern it maintains its charming 15c timber framed buildings and cobbled streets, take our private tour to the cathedral and historic centre or self guide as you wish.

Evening dining : La P’tite Beusaude

A charming restaurant where Jérôme and Sylvie Carpentier focus on traditional Burgundy cuisine. 

Saturday - Sad Farewell 

After a delicious breakfast aboard we bid you au revoir for your private transfer to your Paris hotel, station, or airport departure lounge.  

Vegetarian and Vegan Options

Suggested menus only, please enquire about our vegetarian and vegan cruises. All food allergies and preferences are catered for, it is our chef's pleasure to cook to your exact requirements.

Unwind aboard your private charter péniche with fine wine and gourmet cuisine, #luxury, #wellness #tranquillity.

Paris Transfers Included 

The suggested itinerary above can be tailored to your exact requirements and focused on your subjects of interest. 

Evening dining options are as your choosing.

Please CONTACT US with any queries you may have.

Whats included?
  • 22 metre (72ft) private riverboat with modern comforts and classic charm.
  • Mercedes V Class Avantgarde : Paris Transfers, Tours, and evening chauffeur service.
  • Crew of three; Captain and Owner, gourmet chef, and tour guide host.
  • Fine Dining with selected premier-cru wine whilst aboard.
  • Air conditioned and en-suite mahogany panelled cabins.
  • Private guided tours to vineyards, chateaux, castles, and places of interest.
  • Electric bicycles for exploring villages and towns.
  • Rowing launch for exploring the tranquil backwaters of the river Yonne
  • Wi-Fi, music system, and satellite TV/DVD
  • Evening restaurant chauffeur service included.
  • Options include Golf, Spa, Fly Fishing, Horse Riding and Ballooning
  • Open bar with a good selection of fine Burgundy wines, spirits and artisanal beers.
  • Perfect for couples, family, and friends.

6 night private diners cruise for up to four Passengers.
Included : 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 1 dinner aboard, tours, entrance fees, evening chauffeur service, and Paris transfers.

Not included : 5 Dinners ashore at local restaurants along our route. Add additional dinners aboard with our Cruise Builder.

Whole Boat Charter Before April 18 and after Oct 11 April 19 to May 16 May 17 to Oct 10
6 Nights EURO
€ 10,574.00, 4 passengers

€ 8,457.00, 2 passengers
€ 11,755.00, 4 passengers

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€ 13,243.00, 4 passengers

€ 10,473.00, 2 passengers
 

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All customers cruising in 2020 may change their plans up to seven days prior to boarding without incurring any cancellation fees. They will receive a 100 percent future cruise credit that can be used for any equivalent 2020, 2021 or 2022 cruise.

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