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European Waterways - Renaissance - France - 2015 Season

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CRUISING THE BURGUNDY

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Rates are for six nights on either: A whole boat charter basis or per person based on double occupancy per cabin for our GoBarging luxury hotel barge cruises with departures every Sunday, from March to November

2015 Rates in EUR (Euros )
ACCOMMODATION VALUE REGULAR
Suite per person €4,890 €5,650
Single Supplement €1,750 €2,050
Charter 6 guests wholeboat €34,000 €39,200
Charter 7 guests wholeboat €35,100 €40,600
Charter 8 guests wholeboat €36,200 €42,000
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


DEPARTURE DATES - (sundays) RATE ROUTE
April - 12, 19, 26 Value Upper Loire / Burgundy
May - 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 Regular Upper Loire / Burgundy
June - 07, 14, 21, 28 Regular Upper Loire / Burgundy
July - 05 Regular Upper Loire / Burgundy
July - 12, 19, 26 Value Upper Loire / Burgundy
August - 02, 09, 16 Value Upper Loire / Burgundy
August - 23, 30 Regular Upper Loire / Burgundy
September - 06, 13, 20, 27 Regular Upper Loire / Burgundy
October - 04 Regular Upper Loire / Burgundy
October - 11, 18, 25 Value Upper Loire / Burgundy


Cruise Highlights Cuisine Aboard
  • Visit to Chateau de Fontainebleau
  • Tour of the 1000-year old Chateau Saint Fargeau
  • 7-lock flight at Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses
  • Visit to Chateau de Sully-sur-Loire, a moated fortress and monument historique
  • Cruise across the Pont Canal de Briare, built by Gustav Eiffel over the River Loire
  • Wine tasting in Sancerre
  • Excellent towpath for walking and bicycling

Regional Specialities
Filet Mignon de Charolais, Medallion d'Agneau Farci, Filet de Sole Chablisienne,Canard au Petits Navets

Wine Cellar
Sancerre, Chablis, Pouilly Fume, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Vosne Romanee, Domaine Laroche, Nuits St Georges

Cheese Board
Aisy Cendre, Bouton de Culotte, Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin

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CRUISE RATES INCLUDES ...
Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes mini bus between Paris and the hotel 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 include an open fire, satellite TVs and DVD players, bicycles and a spa pool.


ITINERARY - Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
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Sunday, Day 1 - Chatillon-sur-Loire
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the spacious Renaissance where a Champagne Welcome awaits you. We cruise to Briare crossing of Gustave Eiffel’s magical aqueduct across the River Loire, an amazing 10,000 ton, 662 metre Pont Canal, which was completed in September 1896. Time for a walk or cycle ride before your first dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 - Chatillon-sur-Loire to La Gazonne

Morning visit to a renowned winery, Henry Bourgeois in Sancerre for a tour and tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant and pulsating region which has known viticulture since Roman times. After lunch we enjoy an afternoon cruise to La Gazonne, a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds with the Seine River on one side and the Saone River on the other. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 La Gazonne to Rogny les Sept Ecluses
A morning cruise to the village of Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses. After lunch, today’s excursion is to the 1000 year old Chateau de Saint Fargeau. In 980, Héribert, Auxerre's bishop and biological son of King Hugues Capet, built this fortified hunting meeting place. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Rogny les Sept Ecluses to Chatillon Coligny
After a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants, baguettes and assorted pastries we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery. Afternoon cruise to Chatillon-Coligny with houses, battlements, moats and towers dating from the 16th century. The park of the Chateau de Coligny has the oldest orangery in France. Dinner ashore at the Michelin starred Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards.

Thursday, Day 5 Chatillon Coligny to Montbouy
We leave Chatillon-Coligny this morning for a gentle cruise to Montbouy. This afternoon we visit Chateau Sully sur Loire. The castle originally belonged to Georges de la Trémoïlle, who infuriated Joan of Arc by encouraging the Dauphin to devote himself to idle hunting in the forests around Sully. After Joan's failure to liberate Paris 1430, de la Trémoïlle imprisoned her in the castle. In the 18th century, Voltaire, exiled from Paris, also spent time at the Château. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Montbouy to Montargis
We enjoy a morning cruise through Little Venice, past flower-bedecked bridges and medieval watercourses joining France’s oldest canal. The cruise takes us through the Loiret countryside with towpath cycling to Montargis. Our visit this afternoon is to the splendid town of Moret-sur-Loing, home to the great Impressionist artist Alfred Sisley. This medieval walled town is still an inspiration for painters today, with its elegant Renaissance facades, colourful shops and medieval half-timbered house. Captain’s Farewell Dinner aboard.

Saturday, Day 7 Montargis to Paris
After breakfast we return you to the **designated drop off point

** The designated meeting and drop off point is Paris. Other options are available for charter groups

This is a sample itinerary. On alternative weeks the cruise is in reverse direction.

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ITINERARY - Classic Upper Lore & Burgundy Cruise - Montargis to Chatillon-sur-Loire

Sunday, Day 1 Montargis
Guests are met at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the spacious Renaissance moored in Montargis where a champagne welcome awaits you. Time enough to explore the pretty village of Montargis by foot or bicycle before dinner on board. Monday, Day 2 Montargis to Montbouy Morning cruise through the Loire countryside with towpath cycling to Montbouy. After lunch we visit the Château de Fontainebleau. It is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France and every French royal family added its own architectural style and features when in residence. Return to the hotel barge and enjoy dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Montbouy to Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses
This morning we cruise to historic Rogny and its 350 year old 7 lock-flight. Today’s excursion is to Chateau Fargeau. Chateau de Saint Fargeau is 1000 years old. In 980, Héribert, Auxerre's bishop and biological son of King Hugues Capet, built this fortified hunting meeting place. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses to La Gazonne
After a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants, baguettes and assorted pastries we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery. After lunch we enjoy an afternoon cruise to La Gazonne a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds with the Seine River on one side and the Saone River the other. Dinner ashore at the Michelin-starred Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards.

Thursday, Day 5 La Gazonne to Briare
Morning cruise to Briare and Gustave Eiffel’s magical aqueduct across the River Loire with walking and bicycling opportunities. We preview Friday’s crossing of this amazing 10,000 ton, 662 metre Pont Canal which was completed in September 1896. This afternoon we visit Chateau de Sully sur Loire. The castle originally belonged to Georges de la Trémoïlle, who infuriated Joan of Arc by encouraging the Dauphin to devote himself to idle hunting in the forests around Sully. After Joan's failure to liberate Paris 1430, de la Trémoïlle imprisoned her in the castle. In the 18th century Voltaire, exiled from Paris, also spent time in the Chateau. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Briare to Chatillon sur Loire
This morning we wander around fruit and vegetable, seafood, cheese and French fashion stalls in the market in Briare before returning to the hotel barge a short cruise across the aqueduct and lunch on board. An afternoon visit to a renowned winery in Sancerre, Henry Bourgeois, for a tour and private tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant region which has known viticulture since Roman times. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Chatillon Sur Loire
After breakfast we return you to the **designated drop off point.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. 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

 

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