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BURGUNDY      La Reine Pedauque       8 Passengers




The spacious eight passenger La Reine Pedauque features a large air conditioned interior including a saloon with comfortable leather sofas, a bar with bar stools and a separate dining room. The four suites all have en-suite facilities and each have a choice of twin or double bed configuration. The suites vary in size allowing you to choose the cabin best suited to you. The facilities on the barge include a computer with internet access, a TV and DVD player, 8 bikes and a sun deck with seating. A crew of five will look after your every need during your week on board.

La Reine Pedauque is designed to be fully accessible to wheelchair users and the less physically able. The doors are wide enough for wheelchair users to move easily from room to room and there is a lift between decks. One of the cabins has shower stool, commode and handrails available on request and the height of the bed is suitable for easy accessibility. All tours are suitable for wheelchair users and the air conditioned minibus has a lift and special straps to secure a wheelchair in place.

Cruise Highlights

Cuisine Aboard

  • Tour of Dijon

  • Wine tastings and a tour at Beaune

  • Clos de Vougeot et la Route des Grands Crus

  • Hilltop Chateuneuf en Auxois castle and craft shops

  • Rolling Burgundian Scenery

  • Great walking and cycling

  • Optional hot air ballooning

Regional Specialities
Boeuf bourguignon with fresh Pasta and Zucchini Strips, Duet of Monkfish and Salmon in pink Peppercorn Sauce, Vegetable Pearls, Filet of Lamb dressed in Pesto and Pinot Noir sauce with Ratatouille
Wine Cellar
Beaune "les Beaux Fougets", Savigny les Beaune, Rully, Montheliem Mercurey "les Rochelles"
Cheese Board
Epoisse, Ami du chambertin, Délice de Pommard, Aisy Cendré


Itinerary:   Dijon to Vandenesse en Auxois


Friday, Day 1 Dijon

Guests are met a in Dijon at 5pm and transferred by air-conditioned minibus to La Reine Pedauque. A warm welcome aboard from the captain and crew with a Kir-Royal cocktail, the perfect start to a unique and memorable stay in Burgundy. Early evening we visit Dijon with the Captain and then return to the boat in time for our first candlelit dinner aboard.

Saturday, Day 2 Dijon to Fleurey sur Ouche

During breakfast, we leave Dijon and head for the first of a total of 45 locks. We make our way along Lake Kir, with its leisure facilities, via Plombieres to Velars sur Ouche. Guests are welcome to leave the boat at any of the picturesque locks and to continue on foot or bicycle along the towpath to the next lock. After lunch, we continue on our leisurely way before reaching Fleurey sur Ouche, where we will moor for the night. Dinner aboard.

Sunday, Day 3 Fleurey sur Ouche to Gissey

Today brings us into the heart of Burgundy, into the glorious Ouche Valley. Comfortably seated on the sundeck, we will travel back through time to an unhurried world, past the enchanting village of Pont de Pany and Château la Chassagne and past Ste. Marie sur Ouche. We finally moor in Gissey and set out to explore the surrounding countryside in the company of the Captain. Dinner aboard.

Monday, Day 4 Beaune

After breakfast, we set off on a day's excursion to beautiful town of Beaune. Here we will visit the world-famous Hospice, Hotel-Dieu and the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame. After lunch at a local French restaurant in Beaune, we enjoy a wine-tasting at a typical, local Burgundian vineyard. Dinner aboard.

Tuesday, Day 5 Gissey to Pont d'Ouche

This morning we begin our day with a cruise to Saint Victor and La Bussiere where we visit the Cistercian Abbey. After lunch we continue our cruise past Veuvey on our way to today's mooring in Pont d'Ouche. Late afternoon we visit the medieval hillside village of Châteauneuf en Auxois. Dinner aboard.

Wednesday, Day 6 Pont d'Ouche to Vandenesse en Auxois

Very hard work for the Captain today mastering the numerous locks between Pont d'Ouche and Vandenesse. For passengers it is the last chance to sit back and soak up the beauty of the surroundings. In the evening you are guests at the Captain's table for the Farewell Gala Dinner at which you will be presented with your lock diplomas.

Thursday, Day 7 Vandenesse en Auxois to Dijon

After a generous breakfast, passengers leave the boat and are driven back to Dijon by about 11am.
On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and subject to change.


Click here to see deck plan and itinerary map


* Prices per person twin share in Australian Dollar

Accommodation Regular Rate

Commodore Suite per person

4,993 AUD

Royale Suite per person

5,327 AUD

Imperial Suite per person

5,661 AUD

Single supplement

2,338 AUD

Charter 6 passengers whole boat

39,145 AUD

Charter 8 passengers whole boat

41,850 AUD

Price includes: Transfer to the barge from the meeting point on Friday, 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles and PC with internet access, and transfer back to the drop off point the following Thursday morning.

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Departure Dates (Friday) Rate Cruise Route
April 8, 15, 22, 29 Regular Burgundy
May 6, 13, 20, 27 Regular Burgundy
June 3, 10, 17, 24 Regular Burgundy
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Regular Burgundy
August 5, 12, 19, 26 Regular Burgundy
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Regular Burgundy
October 7, 14, 21, 28 Regular Burgundy

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