Burgundy By Barge: April 16-22, 2022
In April, we’re combining beautiful scenery with a relaxed barge trip through Burgundy. Join River Cruise Advisor’s Ralph Grizzle and only 21 others, for a seven-day adventure through one of the most beautiful regions of France.
Priced at $3,495 per person, double occupancy, our Burgundy barge trip is …
- Intimate, with only 22 guests on each trip
- Interesting, with included tours in some of France’s most beautiful cities and villages
Our group will have the whole barge.
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- Prices are per person, double occupancy. Single traveler rates can be quoted upon requests.
- A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person guarantees your space.
- Please review the Waiver Agreement that you will be required to agree to and sign before boarding.
- Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea.
- All meals onboard. Superb French Cuisine, with to-die-for French cheeses served during each dinner on board
- Bicycles available onboard
- Free WiFi
- All port fees
Please see the itinerary for this trip on CroisiEurope’s site.
Photos from the Barge
I’ve hosted barge cruises for the past five years now. In 2015, I hosted a canal cruise from Arles-to-Sete trip on the Anne-Marie. These photos will give you a taste of what to expect, along with posts below that detail each day of our trip. All of CroisiEurope’s barges are practically identical in layout and offerings.
CroisiEurope’s barges are custom-built for hotel barging, as opposed to being modified from cargo barges. Anne-Marie features bicycles, included excursions, jacuzzis, and complimentary WiFi that actually worked well — and the all-important open bar.
Staterooms are down one deck from the living room and bar, cozy, measuring 110-square-feet, and exceptionally well-configured, with plenty of space for storage. Knowing that the staterooms were small before boarding Anne-Marie, I found that the cabin exceeded my expectations.
The staterooms featured smartly designed storage in the headboards of the twin-bed configured staterooms, as well as a small closet for hanging clothes and storage of suitcases underneath the beds. I was pleased to see the bathroom had plenty of storage, in a smartly configured drawer beneath the sink, and that the shower was large enough to accommodate all of my 6’5″ body, even with the glass doors closed and elbows extended when washing my hair.
Dinner On Anne-Marie
Dinner is served course-by-course, beginning with an amuse-bouche, followed by a starter, then the main course, then cheese, then dessert — all complemented by complimentary wines from the region, which just so happens to be the largest wine-producing region in France. We enjoyed Côte du Rhône, Provençal Rosé as well as Chablis and Chardonnay, along with other wines on our voyage.
For those with food allergies or food preferences, the galley can be flexible, serving alternative dishes. Bottled water was at our table, both sparkling and still. Specialty coffees and soft drinks, as well as spirits and beer, were all available at no extra charge.