Take a Canal Boat Cruise in Nivernais, France
Cruise and enjoy a canal boating in Nivernais, France aboard the 34 feet "Consul" Canal Boat for up to 4 person. Rate starts at $1,110 USD per night and minimum booking of 3 nights. Rates: • $1,110 USD per night (3-nights minimum) What's included in the price? • Renting the boat and its equipment • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demo • Technical support • On-board cruising information What's not included in the price? • Any additional extras & services • Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits • Travel from/to the base(s) • Mooring fees • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance What You Can Expect: Burgundy: Nivernais & Loire To help you get an idea of how far you can travel in the time you have, here's a selection of routes to and from our bases in this region. You dont have to stop at all the places listed or follow the route exactly. So long as you return your boat to your end base by the date you've booked - you're free to enjoy your cruise however you like. For a comfortable pace, allowing you time to regularly stop and explore, we'd recommend an average of 2 - 4 hours cruising each day. Unwind and delight in the scenic valleys of Nivernais & Loire Stately châteaux, colorful gardens, flourishing vineyards, medieval villages and larger Roman towns create an idyllic landscape for boating in the Nivernais & Loire Valleys. Let yourself meander through beautiful valleys, take the bikes for a spin and enjoy some of the world-class wines these regions are famous for. Wine Tasting Take a tour of the Chablis wine district in the Nivernais or the famous Sancerre vineyards of the Loire! Particular viticultural highlights include the vineyards of Tannay, the Domaine Bernaert wine cellars in Accolay and the Maison des Sancerre which provides a full breakdown on the 300 vineyards in the area. History & Heritage The Nivernais & Loire region is famous for its ancient cathedral cities and medieval villages. See the Cathedral of St. Etienne in Sens and the Basilique du Sacre Coeur in Paray-le-Monial! The gardens of the Château du Pont Chevron in Ouzouer-sur-Trezee are also beautiful. Nature Lovers In the Nivernais & Loire, you'll find unspoilt countryside rich in wildlife. Colourful flowers grow wild on the banks. More than 180 species of birds call the waters home. Grey herons, kingfishers, wagtails and kites are amongst them. Trek in beautiful Vaudeurs, a bird-watcher's heaven! Cycling Bicycle tours are great just about everywhere in the Nivernais & Loire! The Voie Verte cycle path on the Canal du Nivernais runs for 180 kilometres (112 miles). It's well kept and very beautiful! Gastronomy Fine restaurants can be found throughout the Nivernais & Loire, a Mecca for French gastronomy. La Madeleine, a 1-star Michelin-rated eatery in Sens, serves foie gras with blackcurrants. In Joigny, you'll find La Côte St. Jacques (2 stars from Michelin) with a superb view over the River Yonne. What To Expect Onboard The Consul hs a comfortable sleeping accommodations for four people, a Consul boat rent is well suited as a cruiser for boat vacations with a couple and two children, or with two couples. These fine canal craft offer elegance throughout, and a saloon that’s ideal for entertaining family and friends. Two layouts are available. Interior & Saloon • The central saloon with steering position features a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity • Large windows bathe the space in natural light • The kitchen/galley is equipped with an electric refrigerator, microwave, stove, and sink And there's loads of storage! Cabin and Bathroom • The forward cabin features a V-berth (two single beds) that can combine to make one double bed • There's an adjacent bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink. Cabin fans provide comfort in warm weather • The aft (rear) stateroom is quite large and is equipped with a double bed, and an en-suite toilet, sink, and shower Subdeck and Exterior • The spacious aft (rear) sundeck includes a second steering position and ample seating for relaxing • The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power. There's also 220-volt shore power • The Consul is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine Specification • Water Tank: 450 L • Draft1.30 m • Max. Headroom: 1.90 m • Length: 10.33 m • Fuel Tank: 270 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Breite: 3.37 m • Height above Waterline: 3.10 m • 1 cabin with convertible twin/double beds and adjacent bath • 1 cabin with double bed and en-suite bath
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 4 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Canal Boat
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.