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About Apres Tout
We offer luxury barges cruises and wine visits on the Burgundy canal, river Saone, Canal du centre and Canbal rhone Rhin
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1NCfoodie wrote a review Mar 2020
Baton Rouge, Louisiana1,228 contributions352 helpful votes
I am deeply saddened that my wife and I had to cancel a May trip with Caroline and Rory due to the COVID-19 situation. Throughout this process, they have been a joy to communicate with and have shown why all of their reviews are 5 = Excellent. I simply want to say that for those who are worried about trustworthy operators, you should feel very comfortable booking the Apres Tout. My wife and I plan to book a barge cruise with them in the future.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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dione_ba wrote a review Nov 2019
Redwood City, California6 contributions
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My husband and I had been thinking about a big trip for our 15th wedding anniversary. We both love Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and french cuisine. When we found Apres Tout online, their cruise through Burgundy sounded like the perfect choice...and it was! Rory and Caroline were amazing hosts. Greeting us with a glass of champagne, the trip was first class all the way. Caroline's meals were exceptional. She even made us a special cake on our anniversary! Rory was kind enough to allow us into the wheel house while we were cruising and he shared many stories over a few drinks one evening! The excursions through the area allowed us to really learn about the region, the history, and most importantly the wine. Jean-Luc, our tour guide, had a wealth of knowledge and was a delight. Our favorite visits included the lunch at the Abbaye de la Bussiere, the town of Beaune and Hotel-Dieu, Hospice du Beaune, private wine tastings at Louis Jadot and Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, Dijon night walking tour, and the classic car ride through the vineyards. Jasmine, our hostess on-board, kept our glasses filled as we cruised through the Burgundy canals admiring the scenery. Jean-Luc also helped us ship some wine home to remember this amazing trip. Everytime we open one of the bottles, we will think fondly of our time aboard Apres Tout. We hope to come back again soon!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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JUDY HAMILTON wrote a review Oct 2019
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My wife and I spent a glorious week on the barge Apres Tout with some good friends. What a wonderful vacation! Rory and Caroline Macrae, the owners, have pulled out all the stops to ensure a marvelous luxurious experience. From the 'Cordon Bleu' trained Caroline's gourmet cooking, to Rory's fine Captainship it was defiantly the trip of a lifetime. The crew was most accommodating, catering to our every wish.The daily side trips with a very knowledgeable, well educated, crew member were a bonus, but not necessary if you don't care too leave the scenic, slow cruising barge. The nightly gourmet meals and perfectly paired wines, along with some French wine education, from a very knowledgable crew member in the evening was a delight. With only six guests on the barge it is a very intimate and enjoyable adventure, making new friends, both with the crew and other guests, was most enjoyable. The surroundings are most luxurious and comfortable, Rory and Caroline have thought of everything, but if for some reason there is a need for something not supplied they are more than happy to oblige you in your request. Rory and Caroline have redesigned and refitted the barge to the highest quality both in workmanship and amenities, there is no other barge that can compete with them, everything is first class! Should you chose to go Barging on the Apres Tout you will not be disappointed, it will be the adventure of a lifetime.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Keith S wrote a review Oct 2019
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Apres Tout was recommended to us by friends who had just completed their trip and loved every minute. We invited two other couples, great friends, to join us for a “trip of a lifetime”. A lot to live up to. Rory and Caroline and the Apres Tout lived up to every one of our expectations. The boat was great, The food was excellent. And the wines were perfect. Our group loved the trip and loved Rory and Caroline. Keith and Susan
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dean W wrote a review Sep 2019
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania4 contributions3 helpful votes
While "second time" trips can be a let down, our repeat cruise on Apres Tout (this time on the Saone River) was as memorable as the first. Hosts Rory and Caroline provided the same luxurious accommodations, fabulous food and fine wines, all with their characteristic warmth and a goal of making your dining and travel with them unforgettable. For relaxation, it's hard to beat beat sitting on the deck, reading a book and watching the bucolic French countryside pass by slowly. Their new "tour guide" and "sommelier," Jean-Luc, who leads a half day "excursion" daily, has a wealth of knowledge about his country, its history and its wine making, and shares it willingly with guests on the barge. The quiet effort which the entire team makes to ensure your experience is one to savor, quite literally, reflects the pleasure they derive from providing one of the loveliest vacations we've experienced.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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