Join a Unique, luxury tour through Burgundy and Provence

Written by on September 8, 2017 in Burgundy, Provence-Alpes, Tours in France

 

Join a once in a lifetime experience. Exclusive, luxurious with the best French wines, gourmet food and Michelin star restaurants in enchanting Burgundy and Provence. This is a 6 star trip for those who really want to experience the luxury lifestyle. Don’t expect a regular cruise with half a day at a port here and there herded along with hundreds of other people. This is a billionaire’s lifestyle trip without the billionaire bill. It’s like having your own exclusive boat, chef and sommelier without the hassle (or a bank loan).

Why not spend two weeks visiting the best of France with experts, meeting wine producers, enjoying authentic and memorable experiences. In Provence you’ll stay in a mansion, sit in market squares at cafés under the shade of plane trees and a deep blue sky, follow in the steps of Van Gogh and discover real France. You’ll cruise the canals of historic Burgundy, your every need catered to, an open bar with the finest wines, restaurants booked and a private guide taking you to wine tastings at the best vineyards. Or would you rather shuffle your bags on a cruise ship, get a quick view of cities and move on? With this trip you really can live the dream rather than just, well, dream it…

Unique, exclusive and oh so luxurious

This unique, exclusive trip takes in the heart of France – one magnificent tour in a once in a lifetime trip…

It’s a sensational itinerary that will show you the very best of two of France’s most endearing regions. Starting near Dijon the capital of Burgundy you will spend a lavish week aboard the Saroche, one of the finest examples of converted working barges in the whole of Europe. Owners, Captain Jason and chef Dawn will cruise you through unspoilt canals, mooring up in quaint hamlets and villages, enjoying fabulous food and Grand Cru wines along the way. You will visit the world famous vineyards of the Côte d’Or, indulge in private wine tastings, truffle hunting and medieval history.

Cruise on the Burgundy Canal

Along the Burgundy Canal, a historical monument in its own right you’ll visit the most beautiful places of Burgundy such as the fairy tale hill top town of Chateauneuf en Auxois, officially classified as one of France’s prettiest villages, the romantic Abbey of Fontenay, Beaune and much more. Whether you’re relaxing on deck at sunset with a glass of the region’s finest wine, enjoying delicious gourmet cuisine on board or in restaurants chosen for their scrumptiousness and authenticity you will be tasting the best of the region. You’ll visit chocolate makers, use the bikes on board, have a cooking lesson, visit markets, enjoy wine tasting, visit historic icons including Clos du Vougeot, join a truffle hunt and much more and you’ll never want to leave…

But this trip doesn’t stop here.  You’ll transfer to Avignon on a high speed train where your second week begins in exquisite Provence. You’ll be staying at a Provencal mansion just outside of the “Venice” of Provence, stunning Isle sur la Sorgue, known for its antique market and canal-lined streets.

Discover Authentic Provence

Here, you’ll be immersed into Provencal cuisine with local chefs coming to cook for you and you’ll sip rosé in the lovely garden of your fabulous mansion while playing a game of Pétanque. Every day will be an opportunity to explore the region, see the scenic landscapes you may remember from the movie ‘A Good Year’ starring Russell Crowe or walkthrough the villages made famous by Peter Mayle.

With your local guide and host Emily, your discoveries go beyond the known and you’ll discover the secrets of Provence.

You’ll enjoy a 2CV tour through the legendary villages of the Luberon from Roussillon to Goult, seeing the narrow winding streets in style with the breeze blowing through your hair. You’ll visit the markets of Provence and you’ll even be supplied with a wicker basket so that you can enjoy it like a local. You’ll see the most iconic places such as Avignon and St Remy de Provence and visit chateaux, enjoy wine tasting, a picnic in a vineyard, meet artisans and enjoy the very best of French cuisine.

Join a very special 13 day extravaganza in beautiful Burgundy and magical Provence – don’t just dream it, live it.

When? Autumn 2018. Find out more at: www.charterbarge.com and contact Jason for details

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