Comments and remarks from guests

Below you can read comments from people who have previously cruised with Dawn and Jason on a barge trip.

Mr and Mrs Grant2019-10-26CANADA

It truly has been a remarkable week of history, food, nature and gluttony in slow motion.


Mr and Mrs Wattman2019-10-19U.S.A

Our week aboard Saroche was an experience we will never forget. Everything from top to bottom exceeded all of our exceptions.. by miles! We are sad to be leaving you today, but are confident we will be back for Alsace!


Mr and Mrs Kemp2019-10-19U.S.A

It was by far our best vacation in every aspect, Jason's tours and narration were spot on, there are truly no words for Dawn's meals, 3 star Michelin! And Johnny's and Megans attention to detail and service just added to our enjoyment. We hope to be guests on your beautiful boat again in the near future.


Mr and Mrs Schiano2019-12-09U.S.A

Once again, thank you for your wonderful hospitality! Everything was fantastic, always, food, wine, accommodation, service and tours! We can not imagine a better time. See you in Alsace 2021!


Mr and Mrs Terry2019-10-06U.S.A

It is always a treat to be on the fabulous Saroche, your hospitality is unrivalled, looking forward to seeing you in Alsace in 2021!


Mr and Mrs Shafer2019-09-15U.S.A

Thank you for a life enriching experience and instilling in us a deep appreciation of French wine, food and canal travel.


Mr and Mrs Sullivan2019-09U.S.A

A finer crew there never could be- Dawn, your meals were a delight, so beautifully presented, truly gourmet - EXCEPTIONAL. Jason, we were always under you expert guidance and amazed by your breadth of knowledge. Megan and Jonny, complimented the team that Jason and Dawn are, by servicing our rooms to perfection and attending to every need and want, before we knew we needed or wanted for anything! We will be back!


Mr and Mrs Dixon2019-9-8U.S.A

We have no proper words to express the true delight we feel about this adventure upon this glorious barge/home. The excursions have been so enlightening and educational, the service has been top notch and 5 star. The food is indescribably delicious and delectable, every morsel and meal was our new favourite. You continuously surprised us with new experiences and joys.


Mr and Mrs Bush2019-9-8U.S.A

What a fabulous time you have given us! it was a joyous week away, we truly hope we can join you again aboard the beautiful Saroche.


The Cohen family2019-08-30U.S.A

This trip was truly a dream come true! We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, joined by our two wonderful daughters. From the moment we stepped on the Saroche, to our last dinner complete with gluten free chocolate cake, pink champagne, and sparkles, everything was perfect. All the crew contributed to a fabulous, memorable week. it really was the trip of a lifetime!


Mr and Mrs Witzke2019-08-16CANADA

We want to express our fullest appreciation for the wonderful week we have enjoyed the care and attention of Jonny and Megan just superb. The creations from Dawn we will never forget. The knowledge, the history and love of wine conveyed by Jason was immeasurable. Thank you for your outstanding hospitality, Jason and Dawn.


Mr and Mrs Carriere2019-08-11CANADA

Thank you so much for one of the most special weeks in our travel history. We will always hold close to our hearts the delicious and refined dishes Dawn served, the special stories and history from Jason, Jonny what a cocktail maker! and the love of cheese and wine from Megan. We will never forget your care and the warmth we enjoyed together.


Mr and Mrs Allen2019-9-8U.S.A

We had a wonderful time, learned a lot about French history, the food was out of this world, we loved the humour of all members of the crew as well as the excellent service.


Mrs Chelberg2019-9-8U.S.A

Another wonderful trip on the Saroche for the Chelberg family! Cuisine superb, staff absolutely the very best and a lovely time for all!


Mr and Mrs Brown2019-07-20TASMANIA

What a wonderful experience, thanks to all the crew! Another marvellous holiday, this time in the Champagne region, we will see you again for the Alsace trip!


Mr and Mrs Stewart2019-07AUSTRALIA

Thank you for such a wonderful experience. Beautiful Champagne and wines, magnificent food, Dawn your love of food has given me inspiration to cook again, I will be trying your easier recipes at home! Jason your knowledge of wine and history is sooo impressive, you are a fabulous teacher. It was such a pleasure to have met hostess Megan and deck hand Jonny, what a team! Now we start saving for our return trip!


Mr and Mrs Hudnut2019-06-28U.S.A

Magnifique! We will be back.....


Mrs Hotham24/05/2019U.S.A

A superb week of sheer indulgence aboard your lovely home. Thank you for spoiling us, educating us on the fine wines of France, the bubbles du jour were a highlight of every day. Dawn deserves three Michelin stars as her cuisines is out of this world! We sadly depart tomorrow but full of great memories! We will be back for the Burgundy tour!


Mr and Mrs Keating2018-09U.S.A

Thank you so much for giving extra extraordinary glimpse into another side of France. Everything we saw from the barge was so peaceful and beautiful. See you again soon.


Stone Wiske2018-09U.S.A

A week of extraordinary beauty, expertise, conviviality, delights and excursions deep into French history, culture and deliciousness. The atmosphere created by the four of you has seeped into my sole permanently.


Mr and Mrs Cudecki2018-10U.S.A

We had a wonderful week! Dawn thank you for so many wonderful delicious memorable meals. We feel so fortunate to be the beneficiaries of your talents. Jason, your knowledge and with from everything from wine to history made the trip one of a kind and so enjoyable. All the crew made us feel like royalty. We will return!


Mr and Mrs Brown2018-09U.S.A

Truly a one of a kind and magnificent vacation, Dawn you are the best, we loved every meal, Jason, well such knowledge, amazing tours and your answered every single question passed you, even though it didn't pertain to whatever we were doing ha ha. Luther and Sarah were such a great crew and sooo attentive and the wine and champagne were truly phenomenal. A magical time, 5 stars all round...


Mr and Mrs Elliott2018-9U.S.A

We have always loved France. But now we love it even more, thanks to the crew of the Saroche, all of whom have made our vacation here extra special. History, lovely countryside, great meals and wine, outstanding service. May we have the privilege of barging with you again, we would be most fortunate!


John Snow2018-09U.S.A

It was beyond my expectations. Everyone was an expert at their position. But I have to give 5 stars to Dawn. Such food, visually, wonderful, great combination of textures and flavours. Outstanding. I will willingly recommend this experience to all.


Lesley and Andy Snow2018-09U.S.A

We did not want to leave. Exceptional food, wine, conversation and fun. Thank you for the wonderful experience.


Mr and Mrs Cardenas2018-09U.S.A

We heard about this wonderful adventure through our dear friends. We could not have imagined just what was in store for us. From the moment we boarded to every detail being taken care of...., it far exceeded our expectations. Jason, we truly enjoy the historical tours, all the information you provided, made it fun, while learning. Dawns cooking, presentation and thoughtfulness about diet restrictions, can only be surmised as absolutely fabulous. Sara and Luther made our trip so pleasant, always being concerned with our comfort. Definitely a trip to remember and look forward to returning.


Mr and Mrs Roper2018-09USA

Our fifth time with Jason and Dawn, we could not have imagined a more perfect week. We always feel like we are visiting old friends, this is one of the most amazing vacations possible.


Mr and Mrs Walton2018-08USA

Our 3rd visit with Jason and Dawn has been the best yet. A wonderful week on Saroche. See you next year for our 4th time aboard Saroche....


Mr and Mrs Berg2018-08USA

Wow! what to say! Fine food, wines and company. A "once in a lifetime adventure" were looking to partake in again!


Mr and Mrs Haseman2018-07USA

Wow another fabulous time again on this barge, beautiful rooms, wonderful food, excellent staff. Continue living your dream so we can return for the third time! see you in 2020, if not before.


Mr and Mr Terry2018-06-19USA

One of the best barge trips or more likely, THE best barge trip we've ever been on and we have been on quite a few, NINE! The tours the food, the accommodation and most of all, the kind hospitality shown to us by all the crew was A-1, top notch-perfect. Thank you for providing a wonderful atmosphere for our dear friends to enjoy many laughs, good fellowship and many fond memories created, see you next year!


Karen2018-6-19USA

What a fantastic six days we have had here on the Saroche, slowly meandering down the Marne! Everything has been perfect from the hospitality to the excursions and the food was divine . George and I have had the time of our lives and look forward to returning some day in the not too distant future!


Tony and Susan2018-6-19USA

What an amazing trip and experience! No detail left untouched. The hospitality was warm and sincere in every aspect. Dawn's cooking was amazing, and Jason as a captain and tour guide was tremendous. I had very high expectations and you managed to exceed them! We are spoiled - we will only be able to sail on the Saroche. See you again soon.


Mr and Mrs Lester2018-6-13USA

Another wonderful barge trip filled with attention to every detail! Great food, wine and Champagne and new experiences.


Jen and Dan2018-6-9USA

Everything was perfect! We wouldn't have changed a thing, so much so, we are already making arrangements to return next year! See you again soon!


Shoko and Eddie2018-06-03USA

What a wonderful unforgettable week on your barge! It was idyllic and so special! Food was fantastic, weather too, wonderful wines and explanations.


Diana and Bob Mitche2018-05-25USA

Thank you so much for a spectacular week. You all took marvellous care of us. Fed us food that we could not have imagined and wine that we had only dreamed of. Jason the towns were just terrific, so much history, knowledge and, most importantly, enthusiasm. Dawn, every meal was a wonderful adventure and better than the last.


Chalk party2017-10-28U.S.A

Another memorable week on the Saroche. Thank you for the countless thoughtful acts and caring attention to detail. We look forward to our next cruise on board the Saroche.


Mr and Mrs Rosenwald2017-10-13U.S.A

We had the best week on our Burgundy trip! It was beautiful, relaxing and delicious. The combination scenery, food, wine, art, adventure and history was just right. What a wonderful way to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary. We hope to return for the Champagne tour.


Mr and Mrs Templeton2017-09-29U.S.A

Thank you to Dawns kindness and culinary expertise, Jason knowledge and charm of delivery and to the rest of the crew you were the best.


Carol and Larry2017-09-24U.S.A

Thank you for our joyful cruise, through Burgundy, your loving care. Fabulous cuisine, education of and about this wonderful region...homelike hospitality, which means everything to us on our journey. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Mr and Mrs Vanderbee2017-09-16U.S.A

We will be back!


Mr and Mrs Herd2017-09-08U.S.A

Thanks to all of you for such a splendid week! We can not wait to return to experience the Champagne region.


Cythia2017-09-22U.S.A

What a beautiful experience, you are so generous, we would do it again and again and again...


Mrs and Mr vanderbur2018-09-10U.S.A

This was truly a trip of a lifetime for Gary and I. You have a wonderful home and home town. The meals, were a 10 plus Dawn. Perfect portions and the selections were delicious. Your enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of wine, history, Jason made all our excursions a pleasurable learning experience. You all made us feel so comfortable and "at home" away from our home. We can not wait to share our memories with our friends and family.


Mr and Mrs Nowak2017-09-10U.S.A

Words can never truly express what a special time we had with all of you on the Saroche celebrating 30 years of marriage. A dream come true to be on the barge. We loved our tours, the wine, the history, the wine, the food (fabulous Dawn), the wine, the countryside, the wine, our joking around, the wine, oh did I mention how much we enjoyed learning about and drinking wine? And Champagne! The trip was beyond ALL expectations and made even more perfect by your never ending hospitality, your willingness to please and your sense of humor and smiles. A 5 star Michelin trip, can not wait for a return adventure.


Mr and Mrs Hite2017-08-26U.S.A

Our fifth visit was at least, five times as good as our first. We will be back!


Mr and Mrs Herd2017-09-08U.S.A

What a wonderful vacation you gave us! Great food, good laughs, wonderful visits and fantastic wine. Jason, you make the history come alive.


The Chesley party2017-08-13U.S.A

Back again for a great week with Dawn and Jason, we will be back a third time!


The Chelbergs2018-15-07U.S.A

Your cooking skills, wine paring, Champagne knowledge and history tours made this a fantastic memorable trip.


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