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'C'est la Vie' - Marne River & Marne Canal

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Meet in Paris for transfer to the village of Meaux. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabin before a gourmet dinner on board. (Dinner)
Cruise through wooded countryside to Saint-Jean-les-Deaux-Jumeaux. After lunch, tour the stunning 17th-century Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a Baroque masterpiece designed by the architect of Versailles for finance minister Nicholas Fouquet. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning, cruise through a landscape of villages and vineyards to Château-Thierry. Visit the battle site of Belleau Wood and the beautifully maintained Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, commemorating the sacrifice of American marines in World War I. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, visit Épernay, home to many Champagne houses. Enjoy a tasting at the famed Möet & Chandon winery with its 18 miles of cellars, where some 30 million bottles are stored. Continue to the pretty village of Hautvillers, where monk Dom Perignon invented the Champagne-making process. Dinner is ashore this evening at Michelin-starred Les Crayères. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After a leisurely morning cruise, take a scenic drive to a family-run vineyard for a tour and tasting. Later, enjoy another gourmet dinner aboard 'C'est la Vie.' (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
During today's excursion to Reims, visit the magnificent 800-year-old cathedral where French kings were crowned. Continue to the former palace of the Archbishops of Reims, now a museum, with time at leisure for individual exploration of the historic town. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, disembark in Châlons-en-Champagne and transfer back to Paris. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Enjoy the good life aboard 'C'est la Vie,' toasting the journey with two Champagne tastings. Visit somber reminders of World War I, and explore Reims and its great cathedral. Indulge during an unforgettable dinner ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • Canal Barges Hand-Selected by A&K
  • Choice of Independent Bookings or Private Charters Available
  • Transfers to/from Barges
  • All Meals and Drinks on Board
  • All Sightseeing Excursions During the Cruise
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard C'est la Vie
  • Minimum age for Individual Travel is 17 years.
  • Independent Bookings available with a minimum of 2 booked cabins.
  • Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.
  • Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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