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Hotel Barge Elisabeth cruises in Burgundy and Nivernais

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  • Deluxe Class Barge 

  • 3 Cabins with a crew of 4 

  • 2022 Charter Price per person in a twin share cabin from: A$6,950 

France at Leisure Elizabeth Barge banner2The Hotel Barge Elisabeth is a beautiful hotel barge on the Canal du Nivernais and the Canal de Bourgogne offering unique, luxury, all-inclusive, fully customisable cruising holidays. Redesigned in 2018 and 2019, Hotel Barge Elisabeth has been specifically designed for comfort, tranquillity and privacy whilst boasting a spacious and light environment with modern hotel facilities.

All three guest rooms provide air-conditioned, private en suite facilities with access to the saloon, bar with tea and coffee making facilities and dining area. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the canals and rivers of France and allow our dedicated and experienced crew to provide you with unrivalled personal service.

Burgundy Cruise Highlights

  • Visit the famous Champagne houses for wine-tastings
  • Explore Noyers, a beautiful medieval village
  • Marvel at Château d’Ancy leFrance
  • Discover France’s religious history at Fontenay Abbey
  • Excursion to Chablis town, its vineyards with wine tasting

Alternative Cruise options

Elisabeth is very flexible and can also cruise in western Burgundy on the Canal de Nivernais if requested. She also offers a Taster Cruise with a Half-board Itinerary for 3 nights / 4 days.

Deck plan

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Facilities include:

  • 3 spacious en suite queen or twin suites
  • Luxurious toiletries
  • Laptop sized in-room safes
  • Open bar including cocktails made to order
  • Climate controlled wine cellar
  • TV with movie library and accessibility to all streaming services
  • Bose Bluetooth speakers
  • Amazon Echo in each public space
  • Extensive book library
  • Delightful sun terrace and covered wheelhouse
  • Wonderfully comfortable outdoor furniture
  • Bicycles and helmets for each guest
  • Wireless internet throughout

Other information

  • Dimensions: 29.6 metres long and 5 metres wide (97ft x 16.5ft)
  • Cabins: 3 equally sized queen or twin-bedded cabins, 103 sq ft, with en-suite bathroom.
  • Beds are large – 5ft 8in by 6ft 6in with orthopaedic mattresses
  • Super soft bed linens: sheets 1,000 TPI, duvet and pillows 800 TPI
  • Hair-dryer, bath robes, fluffy towels and Neal’s Yard toiletries
  • Laptop-sized safe
  • Opening windows
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating throughout

From $6,950 per person based on 6 people charter

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Classic Cruise – Northern Burgundy

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    BURGUNDY CRUISE ITINERARY  From Tanlay to Monbard

    Day 1 — Sunday

    Arrival in Tanlay

    Meet at the pre-arranged pick-up in Paris for chauffeur by private air-conditioned mini-bus to barge Elisabeth, moored at Tanlay. Meet the crew over a champagne reception and settle in before the first delicious dinner on board, introducing you to the wonderful local cuisine and wines of Burgundy.

    Day 2 — Monday
    Cruise to Lezinnes | Excursion to the Champagne region for tastings

    After a leisurely breakfast of your choice, your first excursion of the week is to the Champagne region for tastings at the famous houses. Lunch on board and then a gentle cruise along the picturesque canal to Lezinnes to moor for the night. Relax and reflect on your experiences of the day over another sumptuous dinner.

    Day 3 — Tuesday
    Cruise to Ancy-le-France | Excursion to Château d'Ancy-le-Franc

    This morning’s relaxing cruise is to Ancy-le-Franc. After lunch on board, take a short stroll to discover the Renaissance delights of the 16th century Chateau d’Ancy-le-Franc with a private guided tour. Return to Elisabeth for another evening of fine wine, delicious cuisine and companionship.

    Day 4 — Wednesday
    Cruise to Ravières | Excursion to Noyers

    After an early breakfast, we’re off to one of the prettiest medieval villages in France, Noyers and its traditional market. You’ll be able to sample local produce and chef will help you haggle for one or two ingredients for lunch. Then a relaxing cruise through the delightful scenery as we cruise to Ravières. Dinner on board.

    Day 5 — Thursday
    Cruise to Buffon | Excursion to Chablis

    This morning we tour the famed vineyards of Chablis in the limestone hills to taste its celebrated crisp and delicate wines. Return to Elisabeth for a delicious lunch and then enjoy a leisurely cruise to Buffon where we moor next to the 18th century forge. Cocktails, canapés and dinner on board.

    Day 6 — Friday
    Cruise to Montbard | Excursion to Fontenay Abbey

    As we cruise this morning to the evening’s mooring at Montbard there’s a chance to walk or cycle along the towpath, discovering tiny villages and the verdant fields of this region. After lunch on board the excursion is to the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey at Fontenay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight we celebrate your week aboard Elisabeth with the Gala Dinner hosted by your Captain.

    Day 7 — Saturday

    Leave Elisabeth at 9:00 am for private transfer to the drop off point.

    This is a sample itinerary and subject to change; on alternate weeks it runs in the reverse direction

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