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'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Yonne River, Seine River & Canal du Loing

7 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Meet in Paris, and transfer to lovely 'La Nouvelle Etoile,' moored in the river town of Auxerre. After a welcome reception, enjoy a gourmet dinner on board. (Dinner)
Cruise the beautiful Yonne River this morning to the pleasant riverside town of Joigny. After lunch on board, drive to Chablis to visit a small family-owned vineyard for a tasting and tour of the cellars. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Explore the winding, cobbled streets of Joigny's old town this morning to view the interesting medieval carvings on its ancient, half-timbered houses. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon cruise to the charming village of Villeneuve-sur-Yonne. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Continue cruising along the Yonne River to the town of Sens. Visit the Musées de Sens, situated in the former archbishop's palace, and the great 12th-century cathedral, the first to be built in Gothic style. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After a leisurely cruise this morning, visit the medieval town of Provins. Its high ramparts and fortified gates have earned it a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List. After lunch, attend a magnificent birds of prey show and demonstration. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today’s excursion is to the magnificent Palace of Fontainebleau. The château, set amid 130 acres of gardens and parkland, was home to French royalty for eight centuries. Experience charming Moret-sur-Loing, where Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley created many famous canvases. A gala dinner this evening ends the cruise week. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, transfer back to Paris. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Designed to provide a high level of comfort, 'La Nouvelle Etoile' offers a blend of traditional elegance and modern-day amenities as you cruise along historic waterways in France. Visit Chablis for an intimate tour of a family-run vineyard. In medieval Provins, a town on the UNESCO World Heritage List, watch an impressive falconry demonstration. Visit Château de Fontainebleau, continuously inhabited by French royals for seven centuries, and stroll the charming village of Moret-sur-Loing, the 19th-century inspiration for the paintings of Alfred Sisley.
  • 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 La Nouvelle Etoile
  • Minimum age for Individual Travel is 18 years.
  • 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.
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* 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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