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Champagne in Paris

Champagne Cruise

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile
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Spoil yourself on a 7-day cruise along the region of Champagne while aboard La Nouvelle Etoile ship. Visit Chateaux of Vaux-le-Vicomte and the Cathedral and the Musee de la Reddition located in Reims where Eisenhower had his Map Room and where the ending of WW2 was signed. Enjoy a tasting of different varieties of Brie crafted by a master cheese maker, as well as high-quality wines from his excellent cellar. Explore the village of Cumieres just outside of Epernay. 
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  • Visit the magnificent Chateaux of Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Enjoy a tasting of varieties of Brie crafted by a master cheese maker
  • Visit the Cathedral and the Musee de la Reddition
  • Explore the village of Cumieres
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Day 1: Paris

Guests are met in Paris and transferred to the barge which will be moored in the heart of the city for an elegant champagne welcome. Relax on your "floating hotel" as you cruise past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. This evening, enjoy your first of many gourmet meals on board.

Day 2: Meaux

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning you will cruise out of Paris onto the River Marne.  After lunch onboard, you will 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.

Day 3: Meaux to La Ferte

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, we visit a local cheese maker of ”Brie de Meaux”.  Enjoy a tasting of different varieties of Brie crafted by a master cheese maker, along with wines from his excellent cellar.  This afternoon you will cruise up the river Marne to La Ferte.  Dinner is served on board.

Day 4: La Ferte to Charly-sur-Marne

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You are now in the Champagne region and on your 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. Travelers have the option to visit Belleau Wood battlefield this afternoon.  Dinner on board.

Day 5: Damery

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy breakfast this morning as the Marne takes us through covered hills dotted with small wine villages. This picturesque path leads you to the delightful little town of Damery.  Lunch is served on board before our drive to Reims. Here you will visit the Cathedral and the Musee de la Reddition, where Eisenhower had his Map Room and where the documents that ended WW2 were signed. Dinner on board.

Day 6: Damery to Epernay

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, you will visit the Abbey of Hautvilliers where the monk Dom Perignon first made his famed champagne. Return to the ship to set off on our last cruise to the village of Cumieres, just outside of Epernay.  Enjoy lunch onboard with your fellow travelers before your afternoon visit to the cellars of Moet et Chandon for a private wine tasting.  Captain's Farewell Dinner will end your last night on the La Nouvelle Etoile.

Day 7: Epernay

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark the La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer back into Paris.


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200 sq. ft. including en-suite facilities. Twin/double beds, private bathroom with shower, wardrobe, small tables and a chair.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Selected regional wines and alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • All sightseeing tours and admittance fees
  • Gratuities
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  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Superior Châteaux vintage wines
  • Passport or Visa fees



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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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