The Full Board Gourmet Cruise - Six Nights

Enjoy the epicurean lifestyle as you cruise through the beautiful Burgundy countryside from bucolic village to to Michelin Restaurant. France is renowned for its cuisine and here in our corner of Burgundy we have a choice of some very wonderful dining establishments, dine Michelin starred and aboard, an evening chauffeur service is included for your dining pleasure.

6 night private full board gourmet cruise for up to four Passengers.

Sunday - Paris Rendezvous

At 2pm the captain greets you at our agreed Paris meeting point, hotel, station or airport arrivals lounge for a private transfer to the Randle waiting in the picturesque Burgundy village of Chevroches. Enjoy a Champagne welcome aboard, meet the crew and settle in.  

Champagne Welcome Aboard

Before dinner enjoy an evening walk in the nearby historic town of Clamecy nestled in the rolling landscape of the Nievre from where the Nivernais Canal gets its name. Stroll through the meandering cobbled streets with ornate timbered houses to the magnificent 16c church St Martin. Clamecy was also the seat of the bishop of Bethlehem for 600 years before the revolution. 

Evening Dining Aboard The Randle 

Layered Roasted Vegetable Terrine with a Caper Dressing
Seared Duck Breast with a Cherry & Port Sauce
Chocolate Moelleux

Paired with a fine pinot noir Santenay premier-cru from the Côte d'Or

Monday - Tour Vézelay 

Chef Gael arrives with fresh croissants and prepares a delicious continental breakfast as we commence our cruise descending onto the river Yonne, past limestone cliffs and the 14c fortified farm Chartreuse-de-Bassville. After stopping for lunch we continue to our destination of the day, the canal side village of Lucy-sur-Yonne. Visit the 11c church with restored stained glass windows and nearby mill pond.

World Heritage Site.

Our guided afternoon tour takes us to Vézelay, an UNESCO listed world heritage site and fortified town with Romanesque Basilica containing the relic of Mary Magdalene. Stroll the picturesque village with many boutiques, art galleries, cafés, and restaurants.

Evening Dining Aboard The Randle 

Gambas Flambées au Cognac
Tournedos of Beef with Parsley & walnut pesto
Profiteroles au Chocolat

Paired with another delicious Pinot Noir of the region, Savigny-les-Beaune from the captain's cellar.

Tuesday - Michelin Dining

Continuing along the meandering canal as we pass hilltop villages and the magnificent white cliffs of Rochers-du-Saussois, arriving after lunch at the riverside village Mailly-la-Ville for our evening mooring.

Palaeolithic Cave Paintings 

Take an Afternoon guided tour to the caves of the Grottes-de-Arcy. A fascinating cave system with stalactites, crystal formations and over 200 amazing 28,000 year old Palaeolithic cave paintings representing Bears, Rhino, and Mammoth.

Evening Dining At The Michelin Starred Chateau Vault-du-Lugny

Enjoy an evening at the magnificent 12th century moated chateau with peacocks and centuries old trees.

Chef Franco Bowanee’s cuisine is a poem, a surprise for the eyes as well as healthy and delicious. It has a harmonious mix of regional Bourgogne products – some directly from the Château’s vegetable garden with its 140 varieties of fruit, vegetables and spices from Mauritius. 

Wednesday - Market Day 

Wednesday is morning market day at the picturesque village of Noyers-sur-Serein. A medieval fortified village with ornate 15c timber framed buildings in an oxbow river setting, it is listed as one of the 159 prettiest villages in France, "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France".

Medieval Village Market & Tour 

Home to many artists, a potter, a jeweller, and a leather worker. Stroll the cobbled streets and market stalls, buy a little something for friends back home. After a delicious lunch aboard the Randle makes an afternoon cruise along the canal and river Yonne to the canal side village of Accolay. 

Evening Dining Aboard The Randle 

Chilled Cherry Tomato Gazpacho
Supreme of Chicken with a panaché of wild Mushrooms
Tarte Tatin & Basil Ice Cream

Paired with a sumptuous Givry 1er Cru from the Côte Chalonnaise 

Thursday - Vineyard Tour 

A morning cruise takes us along the Yonne valley with vineyards appearing on the hillsides above. After a gourmet lunch aboard we stop at Vincelles on a picturesque riverside mooring. Enjoy an private tour to the wine villages of Irancy, Chitry, or Chablis.

Chablis Grand-Cru Tour

Tour the famous Grand-Cru vineyards of Chablis or take a private tasting to one of the family vineyards in the surrounding villages.

Evening Dining Aboard The Randle 

Salmon marinated with Beetroot & Dill
Parma wrapped Pork Fillet stuffed with Sage & Shallots
Fraisier Cake

Paired with a fine premier-cru Chablis from the afternoon's tour. 

Friday - Historic Auxerre

River cruising along the Yonne with open vistas and past pretty riverside villages. After a sumptuous lunch aboard we arrive to our final destination, the historic town of Auxerre (pop’ 45,000)
Prosperous since Roman times and the birth place of Saint Germain.

A City Of Art & History 

A city of Art & History Auxerre is dominated by the 11-16c cathedral St Étienne overlooking the river. Bustling and modern it maintains its charming 15c timber framed buildings and cobbled streets, take our private tour to the cathedral and historic centre or self guide as you wish.

Captain's dinner at restaurant l'Aspérule 

Chef Takayuki Nagayoshi, previously at the Hotel Georges V, Paris, 3* Michelin under the tutelage of Christian Le Squer, welcomes you to his diminutive restaurant where, like the pretty woodland flower after which it is named, the cuisine is delicate fresh and precise, with harmonious and clear marriages of flavours and textures. 

Saturday - Sad Farewell 

After a delicious breakfast aboard we bid you au revoir for your private transfer to your Paris hotel, station, or airport departure lounge.

Vegetarian And Vegan Options 

Suggested menus and restaurants only, other options available, please enquire about our vegetarian and vegan cruises. All food allergies and preferences are catered for, it is our chef's pleasure to cook to your exact requirements.

Unwind aboard your private charter péniche with fine wine and gourmet cuisine.

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Paris Transfers Included 

The suggested itinerary above can be tailored to your exact requirements and focused on your subjects of interest.

Evening dining options are as your choosing.

please CONTACT US with any queries you may have.

Whats included?
  • The Randle,a 22 metre (72ft) private riverboat with modern comforts and classic charm.
  • Mercedes V Class Avantgarde : Paris Transfers, Tours, and evening chauffeur service.
  • Crew of three; Captain and Owner, gourmet chef, and tour guide host.
  • Fine Dining with selected premier-cru wine whilst aboard.
  • Air conditioned and en-suite mahogany panelled cabins.
  • Private guided tours to vineyards, chateaux, castles, and places of interest.
  • Electric bicycles for exploring villages and towns.
  • Rowing launch for exploring the tranquil backwaters of the river Yonne
  • Wi-Fi, music system, and satellite TV/DVD
  • Evening restaurant chauffeur service included.
  • Options include Golf, Spa, Fly Fishing, Horse Riding, Ballooning, and Boating.
  • Open bar with a good selection of fine Burgundy wines, spirits and artisanal beers.
  • Perfect for couples, family, and friends.

6 night private full board cruise for up to four Passengers.
Included : 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners aboard, tours, entrance fees, evening chauffeur service, and Paris transfers.

All Inclusive

Whole Boat CharterBefore April 18 and after Oct 11April 19 to May 16May 17 to Oct 10
6 Nights Full Board EURO
€ 12,045.00 - 4 passengers

€ 9,633.00 - 2 passengers
€ 13,225.00 - 4 passengers

€ 10,580.00 - 2 passengers
€ 14,713.00 - 4 passengers

€ 11,770.00 - 2 passengers
 

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All customers cruising in 2020 may change their plans up to seven days prior to boarding without incurring any cancellation fees. They will receive a 100 percent future cruise credit that can be used for any equivalent 2020, 2021 or 2022 cruise.

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