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Belmond Lilas France

 

BELMOND LILAS OFFERS

Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- Luxury RiverBoat and Luxury Train Club Members receive a 2.5% discount.

- Take advantage of our best rates on the 5 and 12 April 2020.

- Free First Class Train transfers to/from Paris

Belmond Lilas-

Launching in 2018, Belmond Lilas invites you to step into a world of understated indulgence. Soft furnishings and rustic timbers echo the surrounding landscape of Burgundy. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, or savour divine local delicacies on deck. Each sensational adventure explores the region’s finest vineyards and legendary chateaux.

About Belmond Lilas


Capacity: 2 - 8 persons

Crew: TBA

Belmond Lilas is available for private charter; individual suite bookings may be available, ask for details.

Accommodation

Cabins. Four generous cabins offer king or twin beds, with private bathrooms - shower, toilet, wash basin.

Dining Room. Formal dining room for dinners.

Lounge. Savour lunch in the lounge, with full-width doors that open up for an alfresco atmosphere.

Heated pool and sundeck. Soak up the sun while relaxing in the heated pool on deck, or relax in the shade under the canopy.

WiFi and computer with internet access, Bose iPod docking station, selection of books, games, satellite TV, DVDs and CDs.

Belmond Lilas Luxury Riverboat Club, Marne Rhine Canal and Strasbourg

Itineraries

Montmerle-Sur-Saone to Pontailler-Sur-Saone

Discover the historical region of Burgundy as you travel in luxury aboard Belmond Lilas. Explore charming villages, marvel the rolling countryside and taste the exceptional wines created there.

Day 1 Montmerle. Board the Barge at Macon for your cruise through Burgundy. A champagne reception welcomes you on board and gives you a chance to meet the crew. Later that evening enjoy your first dining experience on board.

Day 2 Abbaye De Cluny. A leisurely cruise north on the River Saone gives you your first opportunity to savor the beauty of the French countryside. After lunch onboard we take a very scenic drive to the famous Abbaye of Cluny. for Centuries the largest Church in the world. The whole town was originally enclosed by fortifications, two of which remain today. It Is a remarkable site and of great importance to the church. Return to the Historic town of Tournus and enjoy a delicious dinner on deck.

Day 3 Beaune. Spend the morning relaxing on board while the barge cruises to the market town of Chalon. After lunch disembark with your guide and visit the charming old town of Beaune to see the famous Hotel-Dieu, a magnificent 15th century charity hospital, followed by a private wine tasting. There is time to stroll through the Old town taking in the wonderful architecture and fine shopping before returning to the barge. Tonight, dinner is served at a charming local restaurant.

Day 4 Chateau De Rully. This morning your guide will take you to the pretty village of Rully and the 12th century medieval fortress which has remained in the same family by marriage since its origin. The owner will guide you through his home sharing the intriguing history of his ancestors. Return to the barge for lunch and enjoy a somewhat different cruising experience this afternoon, as we leave the canal behind and join the majestic Soane River. Dinner is served on board.

Day 5 St Jean De Losne. This morning the barge continues the cruise upstream on the Saone River to St Jean De Losne. After a wonderful lunch on board we visit the historic Clos de Vougeot where the Cistercian monks first began making wine in the 12th century. The ancient chateau is now the headquarters of the celebrated Burgundian wine society, the confrererie des chevaliers de tastevin and contains the ancient cellar and wine presses from the medieval times. Rejoin the barge in St Jean de Losne, this evening mooring location. Dinner is served on board.

Day 6 Dijon. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour if historic Djion including a visit to the market, the famous Maille mustard shop and the Ducal Palace, seat of the great medieval dukes of burgundy. There will be some free time for shopping, and to enjoy lunch at one of the pavement cafes. Return to the boat after lunch for the final cruise towards Pontailler-Sur-Saone. As the chef prepares for your farewell gala dinner on board, perhaps try an aperitif; a cocktail which mixes the locally produced cassis black current liqueur with the area's Aligote white wine.

Day 7 Disembark. After breakfast we say goodbye as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2020/2021

Charter availbility: 5 April 2020.

7 Days / 6 Nights, from approximately €9,944 per guest - based on private hire for 4 guests




Pontailler to St Leger Sur Dheune

Venture inland to visit Burgundy’s historic chateaux and world-class wineries. The region’s rich heritage and famous flavours are waiting to be discovered, all while you enjoy a life of refined indulgence on board— of course!

Day 1 Pontailler. We await your arrival at Pontailler. Step aboard for a champagne reception as you meet the captain and crew. Tonight, you’ll dine deliciously on classic French cuisine prepared by your Chef.

Day 2 Cote D'or. Arise this morning to the gentle motion of the barge gliding along the Saone River. After lunch, set off for a drive down the famous route des Grands crus, passing the glorious villages of the Cote d’Or. You will then visit the celebrated Clos de Vougeot vineyard and Château, followed by a private wine tasting. Return to the barge for a delectable dinner freshly prepared by Chef.

Day 3 Dijon. Savour a delicious breakfast before you head to historic Dijon. Explore the market, the famous Maille mustard shop and the Ducal Palace, seat of the great medieval dukes. You’ll have free-time to wander through the town and to choose from one of its cafés for lunch. In the afternoon return to the barge and relax into a cruise along the majestic Soane River to Verdun sur le Doubs. Dinner this evening is served on board the barge.

Day 4 Rully. This morning includes the fascinating experience of moving from the Saone River to the Canal du Centre. The barge will pass through the impressive Crissey lock whilst you sit back and take in your surroundings. After lunch you will enjoy a guided tour from the owner of a 12th century medieval fortress in the village of Rully. The owner will guide you through his home sharing the intriguing history of his ancestors. This evening you will dine out at a charming local restaurant.

Day 5 Beaune. Spend this morning at leisure as we cruise along the canal. If you wish you may disembark the barge at a lock, and bicycle or walk alongside. After lunch onboard, you will visit the historic city of Beaune and enjoy a private tour of the magnificent Hotel Dieu, a brilliantly decorated charity hospital that represents Burgundy’s fascinating history. After some time to explore the town at leisure, you will return to the barge this evening for a delectable dinner on board.

Day 6 St Leger. Rise this morning for a delicious breakfast, followed by a leisurely cruise to our final destination, the quaint village of St Léger. After lunch you will visit Château de Chamirey, where you will enjoy a tour of the vineyards, property and wine cellar. After a tasting of the fine range of wines you will return to the barge for your sensational farewell feast. Toast to your adventure on the deck where you will be served ‘Kir’ cocktails, a delicious mix of locally produced Cassis and Aligote white wine.

Day 7 Disembark. Awake to enjoy an indulgent breakfast. After, the crew bids you a fond farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2020/2021

Charter availbility: 12 April 2020. 7 and 21 June 2020. 18 October 2020.

11 and 25 April 2021. 9 and 23 May 2021. 6 and 20 June 2021. 1 July 2021. 1,15 and 29 August 2021.

12 and 26 August 2021. 10 October 2021.

7 Days / 6 Nights, from approximately €9,944 per guest - based on private hire for 4 guests





St Leger to Pontailler

Step ashore to visit medieval chateaux and world-class wineries, or while away the day enjoying the gentle pace of life along France’s waterways. Your journey through the heart of Burgundy will be one of pampered luxury and indulgence whatever you choose.

Day 1 St Leger Sur Dheune. We await your arrival at St Leger. Step aboard for a champagne reception as you meet the captain and crew. Tonight, you’ll dine deliciously on classic French cuisine prepared by your Chef.

Day 2 Chagny. Spend this morning at leisure as we cruise to Chagny. Step ashore for a stroll along the towpath, or keep up with the barge on a cycle ride. Lunch is served as the barge winds along the canal. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the family run wine estate Château de Chamirey. Here you will be given a tour of the vineyards and wine cellar, followed by a tasting of the fine wines. You will then return to the barge for dinner.

Day 3 Beaune. Rise for a delicious breakfast, followed by a morning relaxing onboard while the barge cruises the final section of the Canal du Centre. After a delectable lunch, visit the charming town of Beaune, taking in the wonderful architecture and sights such as the magnificent Hotel-Dieu, an ornately decorated 15th century hospital. This is followed by a private wine tasting before returning to the barge. Dinner this evening is served at a charming local restaurant.

Day 4 Rully. This morning you will set off with your guide to the pretty village of Rully. Take an exclusive tour of the 12th century medieval fortress. You’ll be hosted by the count of Rully himself— his ancestors have owned the fortress since its creation over 800 years ago. After lunch on-board, you will bid farewell to the Canal du Centre to join the majestic Soane River. A delicious dinner will be served on board this evening.

Day 5 St Jean De Losne. Spend a relaxing morning on the deck as you admire splendid views as the barge cruises towards our next location, St Jean de Losne. After a wonderful lunch on-board, you will visit the ancient Château Clos de Vougeot. The Cistercian monks began making wine here in the 12th century, and it is now the headquarters of the celebrated Burgundian wine society. You will then return to the barge for a delectable dinner whilst admiring this evenings mooring location.

Day 6 Dijon. This morning you will enjoy a walking tour through Dijon; this historic city is home to the famous Maille mustard shop, a fantastic market and the Ducal Palace, the seat of the great medieval dukes of Burgundy. You will also have the opportunity to explore the area at leisure and dine at one of the many delicious cafés for lunch. Back on board, Chef prepares a sensational farewell feast for your final evening on the barge.

Day 7 Pontailler. Awake to enjoy an indulgent breakfast. After, the crew bids you a fond farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2020/2021

Charter availbility: 17 and 31 May 2020. 26 July 2020. 11 October 2020.

4 and 18 April 2021. 2,16 and 30 May 2021. 13 and 27 June 2021. 11 and 25 July 2021. 8 and 22 August 2021.

5 and 19 September 2021. 17 Ocotober 2021.

7 Days / 6 Nights, from approximately €9,944 per guest - based on private hire for 8 guests


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All prices are at publicly-quoted rates. We will be happy to answer any questions and make the booking for you - contact us in the UK: +44 ()) 1249 890205 or info@luxurytrainclub.com

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