6 Passenger - Luxury
Cruising the rivers and canals of Burgundy, the Grand Victoria offers a relaxing, scenic view of the countryside vineyards and picturesque châteaux of the Cote d’Or. Enjoy market fresh cuisine prepared by an onboard chef. Tour the many wineries dotting the countryside. See the historic sites in Dijon and Beaune. Relax and cruise on the water with a drink in hand, and see the world differently.
Recently refurbished, the Grand Victoria is an experience like no other. Luxuriously appointed cabins allow for the ultimate in comfort and a restful night of sleep. An onboard chef prepares fresh meals with local, market-purchased ingredients right on board, and an open bar will keep you satisfied, day and night.
You’ll feel right at home with us as you see the beauty of Burgundy from the water. Kick back, relax, and have a drink on deck as the world floats by. With numerous itineraries, the Hemingway is a bounty of adventures just waiting to be written by you.
Grand Victoria staterooms were crafted to ensure guests are provided with a luxurious sleep experience that includes all the must-haves. Our comfortable cabins are individually air conditioned and feature king sized beds, movie streaming and large screen televisions. A comfortable haven for a good night’s rest or just simply to relax.
For the more active crowd, we offer daily activities that include golfing, cycling, walking, and everything in between. Enjoy cycling along the Burgundy Canal, or perhaps a hot air balloon ride over the rolling hills, viewing châteaux and vineyards from above. Golf and/or wine intensive itineraries are just one of the many available options to you. Maybe even take a World War II jeep through the vineyards before tasting some of the finest wines Burgundy has to offer.
The Queen Victoria is dog-friendly, and will provide a doggy bed for our four-legged guest
Length: 128 feet
3 King or twin bedded 180 sq. ft cabins with en-suites that have walk-in showers
Windows that open in each cabin
6ft 5 inch ceilings in cabins 6"7 in public areas
individually controlled heated and air conditioned cabins
Flat-screen TVs and Apple iTV in each cabin
air conditioned mini-bus for tours
complimentary open bar
WiFi access in each cabin
6 mountain bikes
Accommodations & Pricing 2019
Private Charter Max. 6 pax.: $41,900.
Private Charter Max. 5 pax.: $39,900.
Private Charter Max. 4 pax.: $37,500. Regular
Private Charter Max. 3 pax.: $31,500. Regular
Individual Pricing: $6,999 single or double occupancy
For more information, call us: 971-544-0318
2019 Sunday Departure Dates
April 28- May 4 -2 Cabins available
May 19-25 BOOKED
May 26- June 1
June 9-15 BOOKED
June 16-22 BOOKED
June 23-29 BOOKED
June 30-July 6 BOOKED
July 14-20 BOOKED
July 28- Aug 3
September 1-7 BOOKED
September 8-14 BOOKED
September 15-21 BOOKED
September 22-28 BOOKED
September 29-October 5 BOOKED
October 6-12 BOOKED
October 20-26 - 2 Cabins available
October 27 - November 2
Paris to Auxonne
In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Grand Victoria at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the charming town of Auxonne. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first of many gourmet dinners aboard. After dinner, feel free to take a dip in the hot tub with a nightcap.
Auxonne to St. Jean de Losne
After a relaxed walking tour of Dole, a morning cruise is the perfect time to discover the towpath's flora and fauna with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, explore Clos de Vougeot, where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. The ancient Clos now serves as the headquarters of the revered wine society Chevaliers du Tastevin, who annually award special labels to the finest Cote d’Or vintages. Enjoy an informal and private tasting at a local winery before returning to Grand Victoria for sundowners and dinner onboard.
St. Jean de Losne to Seurre
The town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles”, the covered food market, presents colorful produce; jars of mustard are displayed in boutiques; and public spaces beckon with greenery and scenery. Shop, sip, and stroll through this charming town brimming with authentic French life. Take time to explore Dijon’s specialty shops and charming boutiques, and enjoy luncheon at a local bistro before returning to Grand Victoria for an afternoon cruise on the scenic River Saone. Cocktails and canapes precede tonight's dinner.
Seurre to Chalon-sur-Saone
This morning's cruise provides the perfect opportunity to relax on deck with a cup of coffee and admire the beautiful Burgundian scenery slip by. Once moored, your Tour Guide escorts you the the family-owned Chateau de Rully, a 12th century castle overlooking its own vast vineyards. Experience the storied history of this private home, including a sampling of chateau-grown vintages in the property's grand kitchen. Return to Grand Victoria for another epicurean dinner, and enjoy a nighttime stroll into the delightful port of Chalon-sur-Saone.
Chalon-sur-Saone to FragnesThis morning, your Tour Guide escorts you to the charming town of Beaune, the region's wine capital, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, a preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century, and still in use through the 1970s. Afterward, return to the barge for Grand Victoria's signature craft cocktails -- and an impromptu dance party! Explore the barge’s diverse selection of vintage vinyl and turn up the volume of all your favorite 45s. Meanwhile, Chef gets into the groove as he adds the final touches to tonight's gourmet dinner.
Château de Meursault
Franges to ChagnyThis morning's cruise is a wonderful time to relax on deck, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Then it is on to a special lunch ashore at Lameloise, a Michelin 3-star rated restaurant, recently voted as one of the world’s best. This afternoon, the epicurean delights continue with a tour and tasting at Chateau de Pommard, the largest privately-owned Clos in the Cote d’Or. Return to the Grand Victoria where the crew toasts the week at tonight's festive Farewell Feast, followed by a pub crawl back in Beaune!
Transfer from Chagny
Travel: Transfer from Chagny
Meals: Breakfast onboard
After a Champagne Breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.
Your Cruise Includes:
6 nights/7 days in a luxurious cabin with a private bath, pick up and drop off to and from the barge in Paris or a designated meeting point (train station, local hotel, or car rental facility), all meals, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Your cruise does not include:
Air to and from France, Golfing fees, tee times, club rentals etc
Massage, Spa Treatments
Rare, chateau bottled wines - (please notify us in advance of your request)