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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Belmond Napoléon'- Rhône River 2019


7 days from $5,440

Limited to 12 guests

Spacious, comfortable 'Belmond Napoléon' offers guests three decks, with a hot tub for watching sun-drenched life along the sparkling Rhône River. Enjoy views of sleepy vineyards and  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.
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Vessel Information

  • 129 feet long and 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout
  • 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 and non-alcoholic) included
Deck Plan
SUNDAY
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and transfer to the rail station for the TGV high-speed train to Lyon. Join ‘Belmond Napoléon' for a welcome reception before a gourmet dinner on board.

'Belmond Napoléon'
Meals: Dinner
MONDAY
MONDAY

Tour Lyon, the second city of France, renowned for culture and gastronomy. Visit the hilltop Basilica of Nôtre-Dame de Fourvière, constructed in the 19th century on the ancient site of the Chapel of the Virgin. Admire the magnificent panoramic views from the terrace before taking time to browse the shops or relax in a sunny café.

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

Cruise past the magnificent vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône this morning, and visit a prestigious local winery for a tasting. In the riverside town of Tain l'Hermitage, shop for premium French chocolate at the famous Valrhona shop.

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

Admire the beauty of the Rhône Valley this morning as 'Belmond Napoléon' cruises to Viviers. Disembark at mid-afternoon for a guided walk around the charming medieval town, returning to the barge to enjoy a traditional game of pétanque.

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

Take a scenic drive to Nyons, a typical Provençal village with a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill. Lunch is ashore today in Grignan, followed by a visit to a truffle farm. Back on board the barge, cruise to the village of Saint-Étienne-des-Sorts.

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

In Châteauneuf-du-Pape today, visit the old estate of Château de la Nerthe for a wine tasting. After a lunchtime cruise to Avignon, disembark to explore the city. Visit the magnificent Palais des Papes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was a papal residence in the 14th century. A gala farewell dinner awaits back on board to celebrate the cruise week.

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

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

Meals: Breakfast

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


 

2020 Travel | 2020 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 March 24 - May 4, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,440
    Single Supplement
    $3,265
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Price
    $79,395
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 5- July 6, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,100
    Single Supplement
    $4,860
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Price
    $90,630
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between July 7- August 31, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,045
    Single Supplement
    $3,630
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Price
    $88,215
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between September 1- October 26, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,100
    Single Supplement
    $4,860
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Price
    $90,630
    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.


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