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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Renaissance' - Canal de Briare 2020


7 days from $6,990

Limited to 8 guests

Offer

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

Explore the Upper Loire aboard 'Renaissance' as one of only eight privileged guests. Visit a lively market in Gien, enjoy dinner ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant and taste local vintages at a family-owned vineyard. Cruise on Gustav Eiffel's famous canal bridge, and visit Château de Rully with its spectacular turreted tower.
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.

Book a 2021 cruise at 2020 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2020. 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 5 - Apr 19, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,990
    Single Supplement
    $2,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $52,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 26 - Jul 12, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,190
    Single Supplement
    $2,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $61,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Jul 19 - Aug 23, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,990
    Single Supplement
    $2,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $52,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Aug 30 - Sep 27, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,190
    Single Supplement
    $2,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $61,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 4 - Oct 25, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,990
    Single Supplement
    $2,550
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $52,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age for Individual Travel is 12 years.

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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