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Cruise in champagne from paris to epernay
champagne cruise in Summer
& paris cruise in Winter
The ideal river barge
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raymonde - champagne & Paris22 passenger river cruise.
Number of cabins : 11
Maximum passenger capacity : 22
Number of crew members : 5
Amenities on board : spacious lounge with bar - restaurant - sun deck with loungers and parasols - barbecue deck - Jacuzzi at the prow of the barge - bicycles on board available for use by passengers - wifi on board.
Lower deck : 11 spacious cabins, all with window.
Each cabin has a window and is equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), TV, radio, telephone (for internal calls only), safe and independant air-conditioning.
itinerary - Paris to Epernay
PARIS - LAGNY-SUR-MARNE - MEAUX - SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX - CHATEAU THIERRY - DORMANS - EPERNAY - PARIS
DAY 1: PARIS
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner and remain in port overnight
DAY 2: PARIS - LAGNY-SUR-MARNE
Optional excursion through the major sites of the capital: the Place de la République, the main boulevards, the Opera, the Place de la Madeleine, Place Vendôme and the Louvre. Join us on an original walk along the prettiest covered walkways in Paris, allowing you to travel back through time and history around the Palais Royal. We’ll return on board and start cruising towards Lagny-sur-Marne. Arrival in the evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.
DAY 3: LAGNY-SUR-MARNE - MEAUX - SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX.
Morning spent sailing to Meaux. This afternoon, join us on an optional tour of this charming town, from the Cathedral to the Bishops' Palace, passing the Gallo-Roman ramparts and the magnificent Bossuet Garden, traditionally believed to be an early work of Le Nôtre. Discovery and tasting of the Brie de Meaux cheese, hailed as “the King of Cheeses”. During this visit, the ship continues cruising to Saint-Jean-Les-Deux-Jumeaux where we will return on board. We’ll remain in port overnight.
DAY 4: SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX - CHÂTEAU THIERRY.
Morning spent sailing, passing Champigny and Drachy, through the heart of the Seine-et-Marne countryside and its Champagne vines. In the afternoon, arrival in Château Thierry and excursion with falconry show(2). In these fortifications which have dominated the Marne Valley for centuries, you’ll take part in a falconry show with live demonstrations. You’ll get the chance to discover an art that has been classified as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. You'll literally rub elbows with impressive birds. Afterwards, we’ll return on board and remain in port overnight.
DAY 5: CHÂTEAU THIERRY - DORMANS
We’ll start sailing towards Dormans which we’ll reach in the middle of the day. This afternoon, departure by coach for our optional excursion to Reims, known as the “City of Coronations”. We’ll take part in a guided tour of the historic center as well as a guided visit of the cathedral, which receives about one million visitors annually. We’ll return on board in Dormans and remain in port overnight.
DAY 6: DORMANS - EPERNAY.
This morning will be spent sailing towards Epernay. This afternoon, join us on an optional excursion along the famous Champagne route. You'll partake in a guided tour of the village of Hautvillers, once home to the famous Dom Perignon, a French Benedictine monk who made important contributions to the production and quality of champagne as we know it today. This picturesque village is located in the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park and is best explored on foot. Many of the little streets in the village have names that are reminiscent of the history of this village which is often called “The Pearl of Champagne”. We'll continue our visit to a prominent champagne house, with a tasting, of course. We’ll return on board on foot. Tonight is our gala evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.
DAY 7: EPERNAY - Paris
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Transfer by coach to Paris. End of our services.
The itinerary is subject to mooring availability at locks or ports, and may be modified as necessary.
(1) Ask for detailed itinerary of the opposite-direction cruise (ref. ECP), its itinerary and different excursion package.
(2) September 12th, 2017 departure: the falconry show will be replaced by a visit to the Hôtel-Dieu in Château-Thierry.
barge river cruise
22 passenger charter
APRil - OCTOBER 2019
from 1500 Euros per person
Price for raymonde includes:
Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship - drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - the transfer by coach from Paris to Epernay (D7).
These rates do not include:
• Drinks from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.
To avoid currency exchange fees
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.
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