Apres Tout




Burgundy is a truly special region of outstanding beauty, with its Chateaux, vineyards and water ways. Rory and Caroline have chosen to cruise the Apres Tout on the Canal du Bourgogne – the Burgundy Canal – between Pont d’ouche and St Jean de Losne. This valley is stunning and how better to admire the passing it than from the comfort of a shaded deck chair with a chilled glass of Burgundy in hand


The day to day itinerary described below is a typical cruise. However, on any one cruise the moorings may change and the places visited may vary depending on the season and guest preferences.


Sunday - Paris to Dijon

Depart Paris in our luxury private transfer service direct to the barge, where you board the Apres Tout for your canal cruise through Burgundy on the Canal du Bourgogne. A champagne reception gives you a chance to meet the crew. Once you have settled into your cabin, it will be time to return to the deck for a cocktail cruise on the river Saône. A delicious four course dinner will be served with wonderful wines to match, followed by after dinner drinks – weather permitting all served on the magnificent teak deck.

Monday - Cruise to Longecourt. Visit Truffle producer

Leaving the River Saône behind, we now enter onto the Canal de Bourgogne through the first of many locks! Our guide will take you to the area of the ‘Côte d’Or’ ( In French meaning Gold Coast), planted with vines that produce some of the most wonderful wines of Burgundy – on the ‘Route de Grand Cru’. We visit a local truffle producer at his Chateau, near Nuits St George. Here, we learn all about this most valued mushroom and of course, purchase some of these delights to be used on board during the week. We then return to the barge moored at Longecourt for a well deserved refreshing cocktail!

Tuesday - Market visit to Dijon. Cruise to Dijon. 2 CV's classic car ride through the vines

Set off early to visit the wonderful open air market in historic Dijon, taste mustard at the famous Maille shop in the centre and learn all about the long and interesting history of this city. We walk along the cobbled streets, learning all about the Dukes of Burgundy and see the remains of their Ducal Palace. We return to the barge for a delicious lunch before spending the afternoon driving classic 2CV’s through the vineyards. We have developed a perfect circuit for our round trip through many wine villages such as Pommard, Saint Romain, & Auxrey Duresse.

Wednesday - Cruise to the Ouche Valley. Lunch Gevrey Chambertin at a wine maker. Route de Grand Cru

Leaving Dijon behind we continue our canal cruise to the valley of the Ouche. Enjoy a relaxing morning on board; there are many locks for dis-embarking to cycle or to walk. Late morning you transfer over the hillside and down through the vines to the charming village of Gevrey Chambertin. We are greeted by the owner of this prestigious Grand Crus wine makers, and here we have a splendid lunch on their terrace over looking their vines! During lunch Madame Drouhin Laroze (the owner) will present her wines. We then take a scenic drive along the famous ‘Route du Grand Crus’, Passing through many of the famous wine villages.

Thursday - Cruise to Gissey. Visit Beaune.

The morning is spent cruising through the lovely Ouche Valley, this is a truly spectacular part of the canal, small villages pass by, cows wander in the fields, and there is nature all around. There is a total feeling of peace and tranquillity as we slowly cruise this magnificent canal. After another wonderful lunch, you are transferred to the delightful town of Beaune, the capital of the wine region of Burgundy. Enjoy a visit to the famous Hôtel-Dieu, Hospice de Beaune with its interesting history and magnificent tiled roof. After some free time for shopping or strolling in the pedestrian streets we have an appointment for a private wine tasting at the famous cellars of Louis Jadot. Later, we return to the barge for a refreshing cocktail moored in the beautiful village of Gissey.

Friday - Cruise to Pont d'Ouche. Lunch at Abbaye de la Bussiere. Visit Châteauneuf-en-Auxois

We spend the morning cruising through the Ouche valley and then drive up to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a medieval hill-top village steeped in History. This is a charming place with stunning views from all angles, of the surrounding countryside.

Saturday - Paris

After breakfast disembark and transfer to Paris with our private luxury transfer service.



Après Tout 2024 Pricing and Dates


Depart dates
Après Tout
( 3 Cabins )
28th April Mittershiem – Hochfelden
5th May Hochfelden – Mittershiem
12th May Mittershiem – Hochfelden
19th May Hochfelden – Mittershiem
26th May Mittershiem – Hochfelden
2nd June Hochfelden – Mittershiem
9th June Mittershiem – Hochfelden
16th June Hochfelden – Mittershiem
23rd June Mittershiem – Hochfelden
30th June Hochfelden – Mittershiem
2nd July Hochfelden – Mittershiem
7th July Alsace
14th July Alsace
21st July Repositioning
28th July Repositioning
4th August St Jean – St Leger
11th August St Leger – St Jean
18th August St Jean – St Leger
25th August St Leger – St Jean
1st September St Jean – St Leger
8th September St Leger – St Jean
15th September St Jean – St Leger
22nd September St Leger – St Jean
29th September St Jean – St Leger
6th October St Leger – St Jean
13th October St Leger – St Jean
18th October St Jean – St Leger
25th October St Leger – St Jean



2024 Pricing

Cabin (per person, double occupancy)
Single Occupancy Supplement
Charter for 4
Charter for 5
Charter for 6




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