Pricing Barge Elisabeth

 Elisabeth 2015 Pricing: NOTE: Guaranteed departures may require minimum number of passengers booked.
Value Season
Saturday departures
April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2

Cabin Rates - 2 cabin minimum
Per Person Double 0ccupancy    $4,500
Single supplement    $1,500
Charter Rates   
Six-night charter for 4    $18,000
Six-night charter for 5    $22,000
Six-night charter for 6    $24,000

Regular Season
Saturday departures
May 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27;
July 4, 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24

Cabin Rates - 2 cabin minimum
Per Person Double 0ccupancy    $4,750
Single supplement    $1,500
Charter Rates   
Six-night charter for 4    $22,000
Six-night charter for 5    $25,000
Six-night charter for 6    $27,000

Deposit: 30% non-refundable deposit, balance due 90 days prior to departure. 

What's Included for 2015
- 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in a cabin with private bath
- Transfers from Paris to the barge and return
- All meals beginning with dinner on Saturday, through breakfast on Friday
- All wines with lunches and dinners
- Open bar
- All escorted side-excursions (hot air ballooning, golf, etc. at additional cost)
- Use of bicycles

Honeymoon or Anniversary Cruise: In addition to "what's included" above, this special charter for two includes three crew members to pamper you and look after your every need, special Wine and Chocolate and Romance Itinerary, and red roses and champagne in the cabin as an extra treat!  Charter for Two: $16,470 (early) & $18, 180 (Regular)

What's Not Included for 2015
- Suggested minimum 5% gratuity for the crew, to be given to the captain in equivalent Euros
- Overseas air transportation to Paris 


Cruising on ELISABETH
Burgundy Canal, Northern Burgundy
Tanlay to Venarey-les-Laumes (or reverse)

Sample Wine and Chocolate Cruise

Great for foodies, girlfriend getaways and chocolate lovers!

Saturday - Transfer from Paris to Tanlay
Welcome Aboard! We'll meet you at one pickup location in central Paris at 2:00 pm and chauffeur your party to ELISABETH moored in the delightful chateau village of Tanlay. After the traditional Champagne Welcome, there is time to unpack and take a stroll around the village. The Chateau at Tanlay is romantic in nature. It is encircled by water-filled moats and entered across a stone-filled drawbridge. Tonight experience the first of many gourmet dinners on board, including a chocolate dessert, of course!

Sunday - Tanlay to Lezinnes
Set an early start after breakfast featuring just-baked pastries from the village. This morning's cruise is to the village of Lezinnes. Now is the time to walk or bicycle on the towpath - or just relax on deck or in the wheelhouse, both prime spots to watch the countryside slip slowly by. This afternoon's excursion is to the Renaissance chateau Ancy-le-Franc, pictured at left, one of the week's high points. This is one of France's few chateaux built in the Italian Renaissance style - the same architect was then hired by the French King to work on Fountainebleau. Now owned by a private company dedicated to its restoration, Ancy-le-Franc is filled with gorgeous frescos and friezes, gilt and marble-set in its own romantic grounds complete with stable and a "folie" built in the middle of lake. Then it's back to ELISABETH for another delicious on-board dinner!

Monday - Lezinnes to Ancy-le-Franc
We'll moor today right near the Chateau. Depart after lunch for a drive through glorious vineyard country to the village of Chablis. Here there is both a tasting of local vinatges and the local Chocolate, Pillars of Chablis. There will be time for a brief stop in Noyers, one of the five prettiest villages in France! Then return to the barge for dinner - and may we suggest a movie night?! We have many good films - but would suggest the movie "Chocolat," which anticipates our visit later this week to the actual village featured!

Tuesday - Ancy-le-Franc to Ravieres
Today begins with a leisurely cruise to Ravieres. After lunch, depart with Sheena for her tour of Grottes D'Arcy sur Cure, a pre-historic cave offering some of the oldest cave paintings in the world - with new works being uncovered all the time. Sheena is the only private guide allowed to lead tours here - and the visit is mesmerizing. Cro-Magnon man lived and worked here 30,000 years ago! Return to dinner on board, and a chocolate dessert or two!
Wednesday - Ravieres to Montbard
We'll cruise to Montbard this morning. The scenery just gets prettier as we go. Our afternoon visit is to Abbaye de Fontenay, pictured at left, the oldest complete Cistercian abbey in France. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are many beautifully preserved buildings. Come back to Elisabeth and relax on deck as the sun sets, then enjoy dinner.

Thursday - Montbard to Venarey-les-Laumes
Our last cruise takes us to Pouillenay, a climb up with fabulous views over the countryside. We finish our week with a lunch in the village of Flavigny (where the movie "Chocolat" was made) and a walking tour of the village. From here we will drive the short distance to Alesia to see the site of the last great battle between the Romans and the Gaules. The Roman ruins and amphitheatre date back to 345bc. Returning to Elisabeth in time for a rest before Captain's dinner and our last chocolate feast.

Friday - Transfer to Paris
Depart at 9:00am for your chauffeured transfer back to either central Paris or Charles de Gaulle Airport - Your entire party must go to the same location. Estimated arrival time is noon. (An earlier departure may be arranged. Please do not book a flight out of Paris before 2:00pm on the day of departure.) We look forward to seeing you back again on ELISABETH!

This sample itinerary runs in the reverse direction - Venarey-les-Laumes to Tanlay - on alternate weeks. 6 night cruises begin Saturday at mid-afternoon in Paris and end the following Friday at noon in Paris


 
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