wine & water - burgundy

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Wine & Water - burgundy

Canal Barge in France

welcome on board

Cruise through the prettiest parts of the Burgundy Canal.

private wine visits, tasting Grand Crus & Première Crus

Visit Beaune, the City of wines and the 15thC medieval hospital

guided tour of historical Dijon and its colourful market

Visit of the Clos de Vougeot, very famous vineyard

local fresh meals everyday and interesting wine cellar

open bar, WIFI, bluetooth.

NEW - 4 electric bicycles

"I just wanted to drop you quick note to say the cruise was far better than we had ever imagined. Max, Bea, Lindsey, and Jo were WONDERFUL, catering to our every need and going out of their way to make our vacation memorable. We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this experience. We'll recommend Wine and Water to all our friends for sure. Thanks for everything!" - Paul et John / May 2018

happy crew, for happy guests !


Wine & Water offers 3 bedroom suites for 2 to 6 passengers. The boat is air-conditioned and very comfortable. The large windows allows plenty of natural light and panoramic views. The Salon has a dining area, a large bar with bar stools and an open planned kitchen. The huge sun deck is perfect for relaxing and alfresco dinning.

cruise highlights

on board

itinerary - Fleury sur houche to Escommes

Wine & Water 6 night cruise - Pick up and Drop off: railway station or your hotel in Dijon.

SUNDAY - Dijon / Fleurey sur ouche

Fleurey S Ouche at only a 10 minutes drive from the City of DIJON Guests are met at the designated meeting point either at the Dijon train station or hotel in DIJON, transferred to where the boat is moored up by the boats air-conditioned minibus. A warm welcome aboard awaits you by the 4 members of crew, with a Burgundy welcome KIR Royal, the perfect start to a unique and memorable few days in Burgundy. Your first candlelit dinner will mark your introduction to seasonal regional specialties and the wines of Captain Max. Dinner on board. .

MONDAY - Fleurey sur Ouche - Gissey sur Ouche

Cruise in the morning, after lunch on board Wine & Water, a drive out with the air conditioned minivan to Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, a stunning symbol of Burgundy’s wine history and attracts lovers of history, architecture, afterwards you will drive to the famous wine village of Gevrey Chambertin for a reserved private wine tasting. Dinner on board.

TUESDAY - overnight at Gissey sur Ouche

No cruising today a full days visit, 2 private wine tastings, for lunch invited to a restaurant in a famous wine village on the outskirts of Beaune where you will again taste wines, after a visit of the famous wine town of Beaune where there is a 15thC medieval hospital, after free time to relax, shop. Dinner on board.

WEDNESDAY - Gissey sur Ouche - Pont d'Ouche

Today is the lazy day for you, lunch on board, cruising, relaxing, at the same time enjoying the Captains different wines from the wine cellar onboard and great seasonal food. Dinner tonight will be reserved for you in a nearby 17th century castle built in an old monastery.

THURSDAY - Pont d Ouche - Vandenesse en Auxois

Cruise in the morning, after lunch at around 15:00hrs a visit to a medieval village, Châteauneuf-en-Auxois one of the last remaining examples of 14th century Burgundian military architecture. During the Hundred Years War, towers and curtain walls were built to defend the village. It is easy to imagine the history of this once prosperous borough if you are curious and look around carefully you will see houses with pediments and stair turrets. Dinner on board.

FRIDAY - Vandenesse en Auxois - Escommes

Cruise in the morning and after lunch a drive to a charming little wine-producing family, where a local wine producer will greet you. You will learn more about the wine making process and enjoy a tasting of local wines. Farewell dinner aboard Wine & Water.

SATURDAY - Day of departure

After breakfast before 10:00hrs or earlier, we will drive you back to the Dijon train station to catch your train or to your hotel in Dijon or to a car rental agency.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

  • 2020 - 2021


    2 / 4 person charter

    5 / 6 person charter

  • discovery cruise
    5 nights half:board

    April to October

    15000 Euros / whole boat

    20000 Euros / whole boat

  • discovery & wine cruise
    6 nights all inclusive

    April to October

    16800 Euros / whole boat

    22000 Euros / whole boat

Price for Wine & Water includes:

• Six nights (or four nights when short cruise is available) accommodation • continental breakfast • buffet lunch with fresh local Burgundian products • evening dinners (evening dinners on board with 2 evening meals in local restaurants) • selected local wines • beers & soft drinks • high standing accommodation • entrance fees for visits • bicycles • 3 crew members • taxes included

These rates do not include:
• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)

To avoid currency exchange fees

• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.


Bon voyage!