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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Pivoine' - Marne River & Marne Canal 2020


7 days from $57,810

Limited to 8 guests

Offer

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

On its leisurely course through France's renowned Champagne region, 'Pivoine' hosts up to eight guests in four contemporary en suite cabins. Its trompe l'oeil wall mural, embroidered Parisian bed covers and marble bathrooms provide a stylish vibe, while romantic yellows and whites echo the color of peonies and Champagne. Luxuriate on the expansive deck or relax in the heated plunge pool, and savor gourmet cuisine in the inviting lounge and the sumptuous dining room. Go ashore for Champagne tastings and a superb lunch at celebrated La Briqueterie restaurant.
'Belmond Pivoine'

Vessel Information

126 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 8 in 4 king/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system, television with assortment of CDs/DVDs

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining, with heated plunge pool

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and transfer to 'Pivoine,' moored in Château-Thierry. Enjoy a Champagne reception upon arrival. Tonight, dine on board, savoring a gastronomic tour de force.

'Pivoine'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Visit Belleau Wood, the site of the first large-scale battle of World War I involving American troops. Then, take time to reflect at the solemn Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial. Return to the barge for another delicious dinner prepared by your talented chef.

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

Spend a leisurely morning on board as 'Pivoine' winds its way past celebrated vineyards. After lunch, visit the family estate of Champagne J. de Telmont for a unique oenological workshop. Return to your barge by way of Hautvillers, a charming village where monk Dom Pérignon first made Champagne in the 18th century.

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

Early risers can accompany the chef to the covered market in Épernay to select the best seasonal produce for today's lunch. Later, explore the town, surrounded by vineyards and known the world over for its Champagne houses. Enjoy a private tasting at Moët & Chandon and lunch ashore at La Briqueterie before cruising to Mareuil-sur-Ay.

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

This morning's canal cruise offers opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath. Then, visit Reims where the Gothic cathedral hosted coronations of French kings with glittering pageantry. Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts and take time to explore the shops before returning to your barge.

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

Travel to a family-run Champagne house today for a tasting. Then cruise to Châlons-en-Champagne with time to explore its Gothic cathedral and view the remarkable statuary at the Cloister Museum at Notre-Dame-en-Vaux. Back on board your barge, the chef prepares a sumptuous dinner for this evening's gala farewell to the cruise week.

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

After breakfast, transfer to Paris, as your luxurious sojourn by barge draws to a close.

Meals: Breakfast

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


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

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Mar 22 - Apr 26, 2020
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    Single Supplement
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    6 night charter
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    $57,810
    Single Supplement
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between May 3 - Jun 28, 2020
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    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Price
    $82,585
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  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 5 - Aug 30, 2020
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    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Price
    $57,810
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Sep 6 - Oct 18, 2020
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    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    6 night charter
    Price
    $82,585
    Single Supplement
    N/A
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Journey Details

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

On selected cruise dates, 'Pivoine' cruises an equally-interesting route in the Champagne region, between Châlons-en-Champagne and Château-Thierry. 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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