Champagne Country on the Marne Rhine Canal

Journey to the birthplace of Champagne on a superb 6-night hotel barge cruise, with an exciting full day tour of Paris and its most famous sights. Including unlimited complimentary beverages on board, meals and shore excursions

Cruise Only - Package Possible
6 nights from £1954pp

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Cruise on the beautiful Marne–Rhine Canal which connects Paris and the north of France with the Alsace, the Rhine, and Germany.

See the iconic sights of enchanting Paris on a full day city tour, before cruising to Meaux with its impressive cathedral. Discover the Brie de Meaux exhibit, and enjoy tastings of this renowned cheese, known as the King of Cheeses.

Explore the beautiful town of Chateau Thierry and admire stunning scenery as you travel along the famous champagne Tourist Route to Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne.

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The Marne-Rhine Canal Cruise aboard Hotel Barge Raymonde - PCE/ECP

Day 1 - Paris (France)

Join our ship in Paris, boarding late afternoon. Crew presentation and cocktail drink. Dinner on board. Overnight.

Day 2 - Paris - Lagny-sur-Marne

See the sights on a guided tour of Paris, past the Louvre, the Opera and the Place de la Madeleine, and walk along the city's prettiest covered walkways. Sail to Lagny-sur-Marne for an evening arrival. Overnight.

Day 3 - Lagny-sur-Marne - Meaux - Saint-Jean-les-Deux-Jumeaux

Spend this morning cruising towards Meaux. This afternoon, take a tour of the town, including Meaux Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace and the beautiful Bossuet Garden, and enjoy a brie tasting. Rejoin the ship which has cruised to Saint-Jean-les-Deux-Jumeaux. Overnight.

Day 4 - Saint-Jean-Les-Deux-Jumeaux - Chateau Thierry

Cruise through the Seine-et-Marne countryside towards Chateau Thierry. This afternoon, explore the town of Chateau Thierry and take part in a falconry show. Overnight. On the reverse itinerary, there is also an included visit to the Jean de la Fontaine Museum.

Day 5 - Chateau Thierry - Dormans

Cruise to Dormans. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Reims which includes a guided tour of the historic centre and its cathedral. Return to the ship in Dormans. Overnight in port.

Day 6 - Dormans - Epernay

Cruise to Epernay this morning. In the afternoon, join the excursion along the famous Champagne Tourist Route. Later, visit the picturesque village of Hautvillers, the birthplace of Champagne. There is also a visit to a prominent champagne house with a tasting. Gala evening on board. Overnight.

Day 7 - Epernay - Paris

Buffet breakfast on board. We will disembark this morning and transfer by coach to Paris.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary in the light of tidal and other conditions. The transfer is from Paris and valid for a minimum of 18 paying passengers. If this number is not reached, transfer will be done individually.

Price Includes

  • 6-nights accommodation on 24 passenger Hotel Barge MS Raymonde
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine
  • Farewell Gala dinner
  • Shore excursions as mentioned in itinerary with wireless audio system Port Talk
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Use of barge facilities including bicycles and Jacuzzi
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • All port fees
  • Post-cruise transfer by coach from Epernay to Paris. On the reverse itinerary, this is a pre-cruise transfer from Paris to Epernay.

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Paris to Epernay

Departure Date Blue Water Price from
Ship: Raymonde
May 19; Jun 30; Aug 25£1954

Price Information

  • Single person supplement - 2017: £1216 2018: £814
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