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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Belmond Napoléon'- Rhône River 2018


7 days from $6,630

Limited to 12 guests

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 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 for a gourmet dinner. 
'Belmond Napoléon'- Rhône River Vessel

Vessel Information

  • 129 feet long and 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating'
  • Capacity for 12 guests in 6 queen/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom
  • Salon with stereo system, television, assortment of CDs/DVDs and piano keyboard
  • Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with spa tub
  • Bicycles provided
  • Internet access (limited in some areas)
  • All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included
Deck Plan
SUNDAY
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and transfer to the rail station for the TGV high-speed 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.

'Belmond Napoléon'
Meals: Dinner
MONDAY
MONDAY

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

'Belmond Napoléon'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
TUESDAY
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.

'Belmond Napoléon'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
WEDNESDAY
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.

'Belmond Napoléon'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
THURSDAY
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.

'Belmond Napoléon'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FRIDAY
FRIDAY

Embark on a walking tour of Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh once lived, and cruise to Avignon during lunch. Later, visit St-Rémy-de-Provence, 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.

'Belmond Napoléon'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
SATURDAY
SATURDAY

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

Meals: Breakfast

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


 

2019 Travel | 2019 prices available on request. Please 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 6- October 6, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,785
    Single Supplement
    $4,675
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Price
    $93,265
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between October 7- October 27, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,630
    Single Supplement
    $3,740
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Price
    $74,610
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Price includes TGV high-speed train from Paris and return.
Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.
Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 8 to 11 guests.

Alternate Routes:
Apr 1, Jun 17, Jun 24, Jul 1, Jul 8, Sep 30: Lyon to Avignon or reverse
Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26: Tain l'Hermitage to Châlon-sur-Saône or reverse
Sep 16, Oct 14: Tain l'Hermitage to St-Jean-de-Losne
Sep 23; Oct 21: St-Jean-de-Losne to Lyon
Contact A&K for details.

 


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