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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Belmond Napoléon'- Rhône River 2017


7 Days from $5,660

Limited to 12 guests

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'Belmond Napoléon' - Rhône River

Spacious, comfortable 'Belmond Napoleon' offers guests three decks, with a hot tub for watching sun-drenched life along the sparkling Rhône River. Enjoy views of sleepy vineyards, Roman ruins, medieval towns, olive groves and the magnificent landscapes often depicted in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Experience a truffle farm, a lavender distillery and Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. Sip award-winning wines from Côtes du Rhône. And return after every excursion to your richly appointed home away from home to enjoy a glass of Champagne or stroll along the towpath before a gourmet dinner. Unique itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests, such as wine appreciation or cooking.

Vessel Information

129 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 12 with six queen/twin suites, each with en suite bathroom featuring shower, toilet and pedestal basin with shower gel, body cream, hand soap, shampoo and hair dryer

Each suite offers a phone/intercom system so guests may communicate directly with crew members in the galley or salon

Onboard living area includes a salon with separate dining area and features TV/DVD player and stereo system with selection of DVDs and CDs

Two sun decks, one shaded for comfortable al fresco dining

12 mountain bikes provided

All meals and alcoholic beverages included

Deck Plan
DAY 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and transfer to the rail station for the train to Valence. Join ‘Belmond Napoléon,’ moored at Tain l’Hermitage, where a welcome reception awaits. Later, attend a wine tasting at Mr. Ferraton's winery and enjoy dinner on board the barge.

Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
MONDAY

After breakfast, relax on deck and watch the beautiful scenery of the Rhône Valley glide by. At Viviers, your overnight mooring, take a walking tour through town and, time permitting, enjoy a game of pétanque with the crew.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
TUESDAY

In the fortified medieval market town of Nyons, the olive producing capital of France, visit an 18th-century mill and a lavender distillery. After lunch in Grignan, learn about truffles at a local farm and taste the area’s famous “black diamonds,” the world’s most expensive mushrooms. Rejoin ‘Belmond Napoléon’ and cruise to St-Etienne des Sorts.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
WEDNESDAY

Taste the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe today, followed by a leisurely lunch on board. Cruise to Avignon, where you embark on an excursion to Pont du Gard, part of an ancient Roman aqueduct that is three levels and stands almost 165 feet high.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
THURSDAY

A guided walking tour in Avignon includes the Palace of the Popes and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. After lunch on board, ‘Belmond Napoléon’ cruises to Arles during the afternoon for an excursion to the cliff-top village of les Baux-de-Provence.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
FRIDAY

Embark on a walking tour of Arles, where Vincent van Gogh once lived, and cruise to Avignon during lunch. Later, visit St-Rémy, the birthplace of Nostradamus, and enjoy an olive oil tasting at a traditional 18th-century Provençal bastide (country house). A gala farewell dinner awaits back on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
SATURDAY

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Avignon’s rail station for the train to Paris, where your journey ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Alternate Routes:
Apr 2, Jun 18, Jun 25, Jul 2, Jul 9,Oct 1: Lyon to Avignon or reverse
May 7, May 14: Avignon to Marseillan or reverse
Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27: Tain l'Hermitage to Chalon-sur-Saône or reverse
Sep 17, Oct 15: Tain l'Hermitage to St-Jean-de-Losne
Sep 24, Oct 22: St-Jean-de-Losne to Lyon
Contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 7 - Sept 30, 2017
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,070
    Single Supplement
    $4,245
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $84,710
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 1- Oct 28, 2017
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,660
    Single Supplement
    $3,395
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $67,765
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
Journey Details

Minimum age: 12 (independent bookings only); No minimum age for charters.

Price includes TGV high-speed rail from Paris and return.

Please ask about special prices for charters with 8 to 11 guests.

Apr 2, Jun 18, Jun 25, Jul 2, Jul 9,Oct 1: Lyon to Avignon or reverse

May 7, May 14: Avignon to Marseillan or reverse

Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27: Tain l'Hermitage to Chalon-sur-Saône or reverse

Sep 17, Oct 15: Tain l'Hermitage to St-Jean-de-Losne

Sep 24, Oct 22: St-Jean-de-Losne to Lyon

Contact A&K for details.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

New bookings only. Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.


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