Golfing Barge Cruise Itinerary
Between Plombieres-les-Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois
Day 1, Sunday: Paris to Plombieres-les-Dijon
In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of the Prospérité at the designated meeting point. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the é, moored in the village of Plombieres-les-Dijon. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first gourmet dinner onboard.
Day 2, Monday: Plombieres-les-Dijon to Fleury-sur-Ouche
This morning the Prospérité begins her journey with a lazy morning cruise. Relax on the deck and admire the beautiful Burgundian scenery. This afternoon's excursion is to the private cellars of the family owned Domaine Prieur-Brunet for a tour and tasting. This venue can trace its history back to 1804 when all the land in the region was confiscated from the church and sold to private interests. Swirl, sip, and savor the wines, known for their bold aromas and smooth finishes. Return to the Prospérité for cocktails and dinner.
Day 3, Tuesday: Fleury-sur-Ouche to Gissey-sur-Ouche
Today's morning cruise reveals more of the idyllic Burgundian countryside. After lunch, the golfers will be chauffeured to Golf de Beaune Levernois, where numerous water hazards keep the 18-hole course challenging. The non-golfers will be accompanied to the charming town of Beaune, for a guided visit to the Hospice de Beaune, an immaculately preserved Medieval hospital built in the 15th century. Afterwards, browse the specialty shops and boutiques, or enjoy a coffee in the lively town square. Everyone returns to Prospérité for cocktails and dinner.
Day 4, Wednesday - Gissey-sur-Ouche to La Bussière-sur-Ouche
Explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll during this morning's cruise. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a village perched atop a hill overlooking the Canal. Chateauneuf's imposing position refers to its history as a 15th century fortress. A tour of the Château reveals architectural details and time-worn relics which speak to the deprivations and decadence so prevalent in France's history. Tonight, enjoy dinner ashore at the Abbey de la Bussière's award-winning bistro.
Day 5, Thursday - La Bussière-sur-Ouche to Pont d'Ouche
A morning cruise offers the perfect time to explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot. After lunch, the golfers will be taken to Château de Chailly, an 18-hole parkland course with raised greens and a restored Medieval château as scenic backdrop. The Tour Guide will accompany the non-golfers to Clos de Vougeot where Cistercian monks made wine in the 12th century. Discover the preserved presses from which these ancient wines were first produced, and then enjoy a winetasting. Everyone relives the day back at Prospérité for another gourmet dinner.
Day 6, Friday - Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse-en-Auxois
The town of Dijon offers a pleasurable assault of the senses. "Les Halles", the region's food market, presents a panorama of colorful produce; mustard jars are cheerfully displayed in boutiques; and public gardens are vibrant with greenery. Shop, stroll, and sip your way through this small city brimming with authentic French life. After lunch, golfers will be escorted to the 18-hole Norges Dijon Bourgogne Country Club, while non-golfers relax during a cruise to the final mooring. The Captain's Dinner culminates the cruise in style.
Day 7, Saturday - Return to Paris - A Sad Farewell
After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point in Paris.
Note: This is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions. The route is run in reverse on alternate weeks.