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A Classic Champagne Cruise
(Paris to Epernay)

7 days with European Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Sunday, Day 1 Paris
Guests are met in Paris and transferred to the hotel barge moored in the heart of Paris for a champagne welcome. Time to relax as we cruise past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. This evening, enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Paris to Meaux
This morning we cruise out of Paris onto the River Marne. After lunch we visit the magnificent Chateaux of Vaux-le-Vicomte. Rejoin the barge in Meaux in time for a stroll and a visit to the cathedral. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Meaux to Courtaron
After breakfast, we visit a local cheese maker of ”Brie de Meaux”. Enjoy a tasting of the various Brie's of a master cheese maker, along with wines from his excellent cellar. This afternoon we cruise up the river Marne to Courtaron. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Le Ferte to Charly-sur-Marne
We are now in the Champagne region and on our way to Charly-sur-Marne. Stop to enjoy the wonderful champagne of a small family vineyard before an afternoon cruise to Chateau Thierry, the scene of American battles in World War I. Optional visit to Belleau Wood battlefield. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Charly sur Marne to Damery
Enjoy breakfast this morning as the Marne takes us through covered hills dotted with small wine villages to the delightful little town of Damery. Lunch on board before our drive to Reims. Here we visit the Cathedral and the Musee de la Reddition where Eisenhower had his Map Room and where the ending of WW2 was signed. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Damery to Epernay
After breakfast, we visit the Abbey of Hautvilliers, where the monk Dom Perignon first made champagne. Upon return, we set off for our last cruise to the village of Cumieres, just outside of Epernay. Lunch onboard before our afternoon visit to the cellars of Moet et Chandon for a private wine tasting. Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Epernay
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to your drop-off point in Paris.
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All This Included
  • Local transfer to and from the barge
  • A luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • An open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • All wines served throughout the cruise
  • Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • The services of 5 crew and use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles and spa pool
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard La Nouvelle Etoile
  • This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
  • The designated meeting and drop off point is Paris. Other options are available for charter groups.
  • 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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