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European Canal Barge Cruises

Hirondelle, A Belmond Boat, Champagne 2021

7 days

Limited to 8 guests

Live graciously on 'Hirondelle' as you discover the essence of the Champagne region. Explore the sobering sites of World War I. Visit historic Reims, the centuries-old place of French coronations. And — of course! — tour Épernay with exclusive tastings of its most famous effervescent wines. Return to your cozy barge each evening for a gourmet dinner and perhaps a nightcap under the stars.


Vessel Information

128 feet long and 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 8 guests in 2 double/twin cabins, 1 double cabin and 1 twin cabin, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially shaded for al fresco dining

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

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

'Belmond Hirondelle' - Canal du Centre, Saône River & Canal du Rhône au Rhin Vessel

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

Priced from $38,480 to $60,465 per charter

Prices are for an eight guest Private Charter, with reduced pricing available for Private Charters of six or seven guests.  Departures operate weekly from Sunday to Saturday between April 4 and October 17, and pricing varies by departure date and time of booking. Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

NOTE: This barge is also sold on a cabin basis from $6,965 per person, double occupancy.

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