Afloat in France with Orient Express: A Barge Trip for Wine Lovers

Orient Express, Afloat in France

Leave it to Orient-Express—the elite collection of luxury travel experiences—to orchestrate an unforgettable trip to France’s Burgundy region. (First known for the epic train journey, the company now embraces hotels, cruises, and luxury rail adventures in 24 countries.) Orient-Express’ "Afloat in France" invites wine-lovers to board the Amaryllis barge for a six-night voyage where they will have the opportunity to taste all 33 Grand Crus of Burgundy, including Bonne Mares, Montrachet, and Romanée-Conti. Traveling from St. Léger to Dijon, guests will discover charming villages and ancient wine cellars (like Domaine Joseph Drouhin's cellar where the King of France and the Duke of Burgundy stored their barrels), while indulging in gastronomic meals with local winemakers.

Departure dates are Sunday, July 17 and Sunday, July 24 (with the second itinerary sailing from Dijon to St. Léger), and rates start at $10,000 per person based on two sharing, inclusive of meals, wine, excursions, and round-trip transfers from Paris. To book, contact Orient-Express Centre, The Americas, Trains & Cruises at 800-524-2420 or email [email protected].

Pictured: The Amaryllis, one of five spacious barges that are part of Orient-Express’ “Afloat in France” experience. Each holds between four and 12 guests.

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