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Sleeps
8
Cabins
4
Crew
5
From $4,275 per person

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Special Offer

20% off Charters: for July 14 & 28; August 4; Sept 1

Need to book by June 14, 2019

Print Boat Info

Vacationing aboard the Hirondelle is a true pleasure; combining the accommodations of a luxury country inn with the mobility of a private yacht. Deluxe accommodations for eight with skylight in salon and light and airy decor. Explore the diverse regions of Champagne, which are renowned for their vineyards, Gothic churches, abbeys and canal-side villages.

Boat Details

Boat Size: 128 x 16.5 ft
Number of Cabins: 4
Crew: 5
Cruise Length: 6 nights
Departure Day: Sunday

Cabin Information

Stateroom 1
  • Queen
  • 150 sq ft
Stateroom 2
  • Twin or Queen
  • 138 sq ft
Stateroom 3
  • Twin or Queen
  • 125 sq ft
Stateroom 4
  • Twin
  • 125 sq ft
Note: All cabin sizes are approximate.

Boat Amenities

A/C
Bicycles
DVD
Heater
Books & Games
Open Bar
Transfers
TV
WIFI
iPod docking station
Computer with printer

Cabin Amenities

A/C
Hairdryers
Heating
Bathrobes
Opening Portholes

Pickup Location

12:30 AM, Paris

Note: Pickup locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Dropoff Location

12:00 PM, Paris

Note: dropoff locations may be TBD on charter bookings.

Boat Diagram

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Chalons-en-Champagne to Chateau-Thierry
Sunday
Château-Thierry - Welcome Abaord!
Board the barge in Château-Thierry, where you're welcomed aboard with an effervescent champagne reception, including a tasting session, and the chance to meet your captain and crew. Meanwhile, your chef is preparing your first gourmet dinner of the week. 
 
Monday
Château-Thierry to Courcelles
Start the morning with a leisurely breakfast on board, admiring the picturesque scenery as we drift along the canal. After lunch, alight with your guide for a visit to Belleau Wood, the site of a famous battle during World War I, when American troops halted the progression of the German army. Continue to the Aisne-Marne cemetery, containing the graves of 2,288 American soldiers. Return to the barge for an afternoon cocktail on deck. 
 
Tuesday
Courcelles to Damery
Relax on board as the barge winds its way past the glorious vineyards of this celebrated region. After lunch, leave the barge for a scenic drive to the house of Champagne J de Telmont, where you spend a fascinating afternoon participating in their unique oenological workshop. On the way back, your guide will take you for a brief visit to the abbey in Hautvillers where Dom Pérignon's tomb lies. Admire the spectacular views overlooking the vineyards before returning to the boat for dinner.
 
Wednesday
Damery to Mareuil-sur-Ay
Enjoy a morning visit to Epernay, the jewel of Champagne. Wander down the Avenue de Champagne, an elegant street lined with prestigious champagne houses and swish courtyards and stop for a private tasting at Moët & Chandon. Return to Hirondelle for lunch and unwind as we cruise towards Mareuil-sur-Ay, our mooring for the night. Later, enjoy dinner at the celebrated La Briqueterie restaurant.
 
Thursday
Mareuil-sur-Ay to Vraux
Take advantage of the slow pace and wide towpaths to alight for a walk or a cycle ride alongside the barge. Alight mid-morning with your guide for a trip to the city of Reims, not just an important centre of champagne production but the place where some 34 French sovereigns were crowned. Savor lunch at a local bistro before exploring the beautiful Gothic cathedral, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the bountiful shops. Return to the barge for dinner.
 
Friday
Vraux to Châlons-en-Champagne
After breakfast another treat awaits: a tasting at a local family-run champagne house. The final leg of our journey brings us to the charming town of Châlons-en-Champagne. After lunch, leave the barge to explore attractions including the gothic Saint-Etienne Cathedral, the Cloister Museum of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux with its remarkable statuary, and three glorious public gardens. Back on board, Chef is busy preparing a farewell gala dinner. 
 
Saturday
Final Farewell
After breakfast, the crew bids you farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements. We look forward to welcoming you back on board soon.

Bisque de Tomates a la creme d’avocat

(Tomato bisque with avocado cream)

 ***

Cordon de truite, farci d’epinard et d’aneth, Mousse de Carottes a l’estragon, Haricots verts aux amandes

(Trout stuffed with spinach, carrot mousse with basil, green beans with almonds)

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Salades and fromages (st. Agur, Chabichon, Epoisses)

Salad and Regional Cheeses

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Melon et sorbet au citron vert et framboise

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Wines: Chateauneuf de Pape, Gigondas

2019 RATES
ACCOMMODATION HIGH VALUE LOW
Stateroom Per Person €5,400 €4,300 €3,870
Charter 6 Passenger €38,800 €36,000 €32,400
Charter 7 Passenger €41,601 €38,801 €34,921
Charter 8 Passenger €44,331 €41,531 €37,378

 

2020 RATES
ACCOMMODATION  LOW REG
Per Person € 5,616 € 5,616
Single Occupancy € 3,370 € 3,370
Charter 6 Passenger € 27,032 € 40,331
Charter 7 Passenger € 29,032 € 42,331
Charter 8 Passenger € 31,032 € 44,331

  

2020 DEPARTURE DATES
April 5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-2 LOW SEASON
May 3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-6 REG SEASON
June 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-4 REG SEASON
July 5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-1 LOW SEASON
August 2-8, 9-15, 16-22, 23-29, 30-5 LOW SEASON
Sept 6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-3 REG SEASON
Oct 4-10, 11-17, 18-24 REG SEASON

Cruise cost includes

Six night accommodations, chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge and return, all meals, from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning, all wines with lunch and dinner, open bar, daily escorted excursions and use of bicycles

Cruise cost does not include

Airfare to and from your destination, cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

 

2019 CRUISING SCHEDULE
DEPARTURE DATE ROUTE RATE SEASON
March 24 Couvrot - Epernay Low
March 31 Epernay - Couvrot Low
April 7 Couvrot - Epernay Low
April 14 Epernay - Couvrot Low
April 21 Couvrot - Epernay Low
April 28 Epernay - Couvrot Low
May 5 Chalons - Chateau Thierry High
May 12 Chateau Thierry - Chalons High
May 19 Chalons - Chateau Thierry High
May 26 Chateau Thierry - Chalons High
June 2 Chalons - Chateau Thierry High
June 9 Chateau Thierry - Chalons High
June 16 Chalons - Chateau Thierry High
June 23 Chateau Thierry - Chalons High
June 30 Chalons - Chateau Thierry High
July 7 Chateau Thierry - Chalons Value
July 14 Chalons - Chateau Thierry Value
July 21 Chateau Thierry - Chalons Value
July 28 Chalons - Chateau Thierry Value
August 4 Chateau Thierry - Chalons Value
August 11 Chalons - Chateau Thierry Value
August 18 Chateau Thierry - Chalons Value
August 25 Chalons - Chateau Thierry Value
September 1 Chateau Thierry - Chalons High
September 8 Chalons - Chateau Thierry High
September 15 Chateau Thierry - Chalons High
September 22 Chalons - Chateau Thierry High
September 29 Chateau Thierry - Chalons High
October 6 Couvrot - Epernay High
October 13 Epernay - Couvrot  High
October 20 Couvrot - Epernay High