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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare 2019


7 days from $6,890

Limited to 8 guests

Offer

Savings available on select cabin and charter dates. Contact A&K for details.

Hosting just eight guests, 'Renaissance' cruises the lovely Canal de Briare in the Upper Loire. Disembark at a renowned family-run vineyard in Sancerre for a tasting, enjoy a gourmet dinner ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant, cruise on Gustav Eiffel's famous canal bridge and visit the privately-owned Château de la Bussière.
Renaissance-Deck-Plan-2019

Vessel Information

128 feet long, 17.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 8 in 4 king/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom and flat-screen television

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially covered by a canopy 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
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and transfer to ‘Renaissance,’ moored in Montargis. After a welcome reception, there is time to settle into your spacious cabin before a gourmet dinner on board.

'Renaissance'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

The morning cruise to Montbouy offers excellent opportunities for walking or cycling. After lunch, visit the distinguished palace of Fontainebleau, home to generations of French royalty who continuously added personal embellishments. The immense estate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes acres of landscaped parkland.

'Renaissance'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

Visit Château de la Bussière today with its formal garden designed by renowned 17th-century landscape architect André le Nôtre. Then cruise to Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses to see the impressive staircase of seven locks, originally built to connect the Loire and Seine rivers.

'Renaissance'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Tour Gien, known for its production of faïence (glazed ceramic earthenware). Then cruise to La Gazonne and enjoy a sumptuous dinner ashore at the acclaimed Auberge des Templiers, a Michelin-starred restaurant.

'Renaissance'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

Cruise to Briare this morning. After lunch on board the barge, visit a family-run vineyard at Sancerre for a private tour and tasting of local vintages. The picturesque village here has many old houses lining narrow streets.

'Renaissance'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Wander the market in Briare today before 'Renaissance' crosses the Pont-Canal de Briare, a magnificent canal bridge built in the late 19th century by Gustav Eiffel. Then visit Château de Ratilly, a charming medieval castle dating from the 13th century. Cruise to Châtillon-sur-Loire for a celebratory farewell dinner on board to end the cruise week.

'Renaissance'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer to Paris, where your journey ends.

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 Apr 7 - Apr 27, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,890
    Single Supplement
    $2,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $51,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 28 - Jul 20, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,990
    Single Supplement
    $2,900
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $59,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 21 - Aug 24, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,890
    Single Supplement
    $2,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $51,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 25 - Oct 5, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,990
    Single Supplement
    $2,900
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $59,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 6 - Oct 26, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,890
    Single Supplement
    $2,500
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $51,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.

Family, golf and wine theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

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


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