Accommodating up to 6 passengers
Wine & Water is rated 5 star
Crew members : 4
Length 101′8″ ft (31 metres)
Width 16′7″ ft (5.05 metres)
Number of bicycles : 6
Up to 6 guests
Suites : 1
Double cabins : 2
Spa or pool
New minivan & new spa pool
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Bruce, Australia. June 2013
We appreciated the barge's level of comfort, the bikes and peace
Enjoyed cycling into nearby villages, Châteauneuf and the locks!
Max and Bea were attentive but not overbearing... Max cooked one night (best bit!!!), good wine info...
Patti K. May 2013
Max and Bea, first and foremost.
The fantastic food and wine.
Oh so comfortable accommodations.
The sheer beauty of the area.
The excursions we took, especially to the vineyards.
Encountering the other barges along the way (even though ours was the best!)
How professional, yet personal your service is.
Everything was taken care of for us.
Immediate answers to any queries we had.
Barbara Blahuta, USA. July 2014
Much more than we expected
The rooms and baths were just lovely and fresh. Being able to be outside under an umbrella and out of the sun..
I give it a 10/10
We were delighted!
Max and his wife were wonderful hosts, and she is a marvellous chef. The food was the best we had in France, beautifully prepared and presented.
We had toured France for 6 weeks, and we were ready for a relaxing time. This barge cruise was perfect in every way.
I had subscribed to your e-mails and you sent a notice of a special 4 days which fit perfectly into our schedule.
I would book with you again: It was easy and you were helpful when we had questions and we did have questions as we had never been barging before.
We just had a perfect time and the memories linger on...
Donnelle Holck, USA. July 2014
The boat was better than I expected.
...Being able to rest and not having to cook, drive or figure out touring plan for the day. Just relax. I thought Bea and her husband were delightful. They made us feel very welcomed and always were fun to talk with about France and a host of other topics.
Enjoyed the hot tub as well. Great to relax in after biking.
The barge rates a 10.
Cruise route: Thought is was very nice. I liked the biking path beside the route, as I enjoyed getting on bike path every day.
I would you book with us again...
Trust factor. It is scary thing to pre-pay for an adventure when you are unsure of your hosts. This was difficult for me, and buyers remorse always sets in for an internet transaction, including tons of worry. But of course, I did not need to worry everything was on the up and up and even better than I expected.
The accommodations were lovely. The barge, Wine and Water, is meticulously maintained by Bea and her husband . I hope someday to return and enjoy their company once again!
Richard Haslep, USA. September 2014
We appreciated the Cabin sizes and furnishings
Please rate the boat: 9/10
Would you book with us again? Absolutely! This is our third cruise booked with you. Sorry we did not get to meet with you on our last trip!
Great Attention to details. Very helpful and accommodating. We have been very happy with our previous bookings. Thanks again for all you do!
We have recommended you to others and will continue to do so. Many have asked if this is like Viking Cruises and we explain that the barge cruises are so much more relaxing and mainly cater to small groups of 6-8, which make them perfect for family or friends gatherings. The slow pace and not dealing with 100 or so people on each excursion is so nice. A wonderful getaway treat in this fast paced world. We love it!
As you enter Wine & Water, you will be impressed by the spacious lounge/diner/galley and the exceptional headroom of 2.2m. throughout the barge.
Decorated in light colours, full of natural light, this is the perfect space in which to relax.
Leather settees and a fine bar invite you to leave the stresses of life far behind you, added to which, the dining table and seating has been specifically designed to ensure a perfect view of the surrounding countryside.
Leading off from the saloon, just three steps down take you to a wide, light corridor from which the suites are accessed.
Two identical suites contain purpose-built ship beds with drawers underneath, which can be arranged as two singles or one queen.
There is hanging space and two opening windows.
The tiled en-suite bathrooms feature high-standard fittings and opening windows.
At the front, a spacious suite with freestanding furniture has an exceptionally large en-suite bathroom with shower room and two hand basins.
The suites and corridor are fully carpeted and are characterised by LED floor lighting.
Good insulation between the cabins assures privacy for all of our guests.
The attention to detail aboard is second to none: handmade tiles adorn the bathrooms, and a stained glass window featuring the boat has been handmade by a local craftsman to complete the decoration.
During your cruise, enjoy the panoramic view from the fully furnished, 40m2 top deck, complete with heated spa pool and teak deck furniture, which includes comfortable loungers.
Alternatively, join Max in the wheelhouse to watch the master at work, or make use of the six mountain bikes and explore the hills, or the towpath if you are feeling less sporty!
For those needing to keep in touch, bluetooth Sonos sound system Wi-Fi is available on board.
Laundry facilities are provided.
Bathrobes, slippers and soaps are provided.
Cruises are for 6 nights and 5 full days.
All meals are included and comprise continental breakfasts, buffet lunches and evening dinners, with fresh, local Burgundian produce.
Selected local wines, beers and soft drinks are also included.
Lunches are either on board or in local restaurants; dinners are mainly on board, but one will be taken in the local Chateau de St Sabine.
The use of bicycles and all visit entrance fees, excursions and local taxes are included.
There are many places of interest to consider for excursions.
Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, is rich in history and culture and boasts three market days, high-class boutiques, museums, and the famous Dijon mustard shop.
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois is reputed to be one of the prettiest villages in France.
Beaune is the capital of the wine region and is known for its Hospices de Beaune and its mustard museum.
The Chateau du Clos de Vougeot was built in the 12th century by Cistercian monks.
You might also like to visit the renowned wine producing locations of Gevrey Chambertin, Aloxe-Corton, Mersault or Puligny-Montrachet.
|Private charter for 5-6 guests, 6 nights||22000|
|Private charter for 2-4 guests, 6 nights||16800|
|Private charter for 2 to 4 guests||18000|