Chateau-Thierry to Chalons en Champagne
Sunday, Day 1 Paris - Chateau-Thierry
Guests are met early afternoon in Paris** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the hotel barge moored in Château-Thierry, an historic, strategically-situated town overlooking the river, surrounded by vineyards that produce some of the region’s famous sparkling wine. The town is also the site of an iconic battle for American Marines in World War One. Enjoy a Champagne welcome while your Captain introduces you to the crew. Dinner on board.
Monday, Day 2 Chateau-Thierry to Dormans
This morning, we visit La Maison Pannier, a select champagne house with a labyrinth of medieval underground cellars, for a tour and a private tasting. After lunch, the hotel barge sets off on her first voyage along the meandering River Marne and cruises to the pretty riverside town of Dormans, the site of a chateau, water mill and World War One memorial. Dinner on board.
Tuesday, Day 3 Dormans to Damery
After breakfast, there is the option to visit the elegant Château de Condé with its sumptuous 18th century interiors, or the World War One battlefield and monument at Château-Thierry and the American cemetery at Belleau Wood, it was here that US forces fought one of their bloodiest battles during World War One. After returning to the barge and lunch on board, we enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise along the Marne to our mooring at Damery. Dinner on board.
Wednesday, Day 4 Damery to Dizy
After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the Domaine of Champagne Henriot, one of the oldest family owned houses in Champagne, originating in the late 1700s. En route, we stop at a Henriot vineyard on the hillside above Epernay where we are met by one of their viticulture experts who will explain how their selected grapes create the house style. We then move on to the beautiful Château Les Aulnois in the nearby village of Pierry where, after a private tour of this 18th Century manor, we enjoy an exclusive tasting of various Henriot champagnes before a gastronomic lunch in the château’s dining room. Mid-afternoon we return to the barge and continue our cruise along the Marne to Dizy. Dinner onboard.
Thursday, Day 5 Dizy to Tours-sur-Marne
This morning, we visit one of the best-known Champagne houses in the world, Moët & Chandon, founded in 1743, where we are guided through their vast underground cellars, the largest in the region, which were carved out of the chalk to offer the maturing wine the perfect temperature and humidity. This is followed by a tasting of some of Moët’s best-known vintages in an elegant private salon, hosted by an experienced cellar master. We then return to the barge for lunch and cruise to our pretty mooring at Tours-sur-Marne, joining the Canal Lateral à la Marne en route. Dinner on board.
Friday, Day 6 Tours-sur-Marne to Chalons-en-Champagne
This morning, we visit the magnificent 800-year-old Reims cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece where the Kings of France were crowned, before some free time perhaps to wander around this delightful city with its grand squares and elegant shopping arcades. After lunch on board, we cruise to our final mooring at Châlons-en-Champagne. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
Saturday, Day 7 Chalons-en-Champagne
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to our drop-off location in Paris**
On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
REVERSE ITINERARY ALTERNATE WEEKS
|Accommodations||Rate Type||Rate Amount|
|Charter 12 passengers wholeboat||Value||60500|
|Charter 12 passengers wholeboat||Regular||70500|
|Charter 11 passengers wholeboat||Regular||68800|
|Charter 11 passengers wholeboat||Value||59200|
|Charter 10 passengers wholeboat||Regular||67100|
|Charter 10 passengers wholeboat||Value||57900|
|Charter 9 passengers wholeboat||Regular||65400|
|Charter 9 passengers wholeboat||Value||56600|
|Charter 8 passengers wholeboat||Regular||63300|
|Charter 8 passengers wholeboat||Value||54900|
|Departure Dates (Sunday)||Rate Type||Route|
|Mar 27||Value||Holland Cruise - Alkmaar / Delft|
|Jul 17, 24, 31; Aug 07, 14, 21||Value||Alsace & Lorraine|
|Apr 03, 10, 17, 24; May 01, 08||Regular||Holland Cruise - Alkmaar / Delft|
|Aug 28; Sep 04, 11, 18, 25||Regular||Alsace & Lorraine|
|Oct 02, 09, 16,23||Value||Alsace & Lorraine|
|May 29; Jun 05, 12, 19, 26||Regular||Champagne Region|
|Jul 10||Regular||Alsace & Lorraine|
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