Burgundy by Barge The luxury hotel barging cruise company European Waterways is commissioning a barge and offering a new route next spring. Finesse, an eight-passenger double-decker vessel with a crew of five, will cruise along the River Saône and the Canal du Centre in France. The six-night cruise will meander through vineyards of southern Burgundy, with stops including the Château de Germolles, a 14th-century palace once home to the dukes of Burgundy, Dijon and Beaune.
Cabins are air-conditioned and have either double or twin beds. The barge will have a spa pool, sun deck and outdoor dining. The route will provide opportunities for walking and cycling. Prices start at $6,290 a person, based on double occupancy. The package includes a tour and tasting at Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, and lunch in the orangery of the chateau, above, owned by the winery since the early 1800s.