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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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
6 nights from £1485pp

Hotel Barge Holiday
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Notre Dame, Paris
  • Notre Dame, Paris

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save £540pp on 6 Aug 2019 departure! Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability

Save £270pp on 3 Sep 2019 departure! Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability

Champagne Country on the Marne Rhine Canal Special Offer

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 your hotel barge in Paris. 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.

Day 5 - Chateau Thierry - Dormans

Cruise to Dormans. Join the excursion along the famous Champagne route, beginning with a guided tour of Hautvillers located in the Montagne de Reims Regional National Park. Continue to a prominent champagne house for a tasting.

Day 6 - Dormans - Epernay

Cruise to Epernay this morning. This afternoon, travel to Reims for a guided tour of its historic centre plus its cathedral. Gala Dinner this evening.

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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 6th - Paris to Epernay - Sailing on: Raymonde From: £1485
      Lower Deck Main Deck Disabled Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1485 Blue Water Price from: £1485
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Paris to Epernay - Sailing on: Raymonde From: £1755
      Lower Deck Main Deck Disabled Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1755 Blue Water Price from: £1755

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 23rd - Paris to Epernay - Sailing on: Raymonde From: £2126
      Lower Deck Main Deck Disabled Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2126 Blue Water Price from: £2126

Price Information

  • Single supplement: £833
Map for Champagne Country on the Marne Rhine Canal