€38,400 Per Charter
Ultra Luxury Class
- Country / RegionFrance / Burgundy & Loire Valley
- Duration7 Days/6 Nights
- Cruise CodeRENFAM0816
- ItineraryChatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
- Max Passengers8
- Cruise HighlightsAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary Meals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions Activity Use of bicyclesItinerary Cruise between Chatillon-sur-Loire and Montargis. Inclusion WiFi on boardActivity Wine tasting sessions
Create lifelong memories with the family on board the elegant, 8-passenger Renaissance. Visit historic castles and medieval towns as you cruise along the beautiful waterways of River Loire and Canal Briare. Children will enjoy activities such as kayaking, swimming or horseback riding.
Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey, one per cabin booked.
Note: Family themed cruises are charter only.
- Cruise across the Pont Canal de Briare, built by Gustav Eiffel over the River Loire.
- Visit Guedelon Castle in Treigny.
- Visit Gien including its castle.
- Tour of the beautiful Chateau Sully sur Loire.
- Discover Chateau Landon and Saint Severin Abbey.
- Optional activities - kayaking, horseback riding and swimming.
- Cruise through Montbouy and Montargis.
- Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes mini bus between Paris and the hotel barge
- Luxury 6 night cruise
- All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
- Open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. All wines served throughout the cruise
- Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
- Services of 5 crew
- Use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles, DVD player and spa pool
Pick-up & Drop-off Points
Approximate transfer duration between Paris & Renaissance = 2 or 2.5 hours, depending on the cruise direction.
For cabin bookings:
- Pick-up point: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 2:15 pm
- Drop-off point: The Hotel Westminster by 12:00 noon
For charter bookings:
- Pick-up point: One location of the group's choice in Paris at 2:15 pm OR a TGV train station close to the barge after 4:00 pm
- Drop-off point: One location of the groups choice in Paris at 12:00 noon OR at a local TGV train station by 10:00 am
Filet Mignon de Charolais; Medallion d’Agneau Farci; Filet de Sole Chablisienne; Canard au Petits Navets
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Sancerre; Domaine Billaud Simon, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, Meursault; Domaine Changarnier, Monthelie; Domaine Camus, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin
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Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
Day 1, Sunday
Meet at the **designated meeting point and transferred to the spacious Renaissance where a Champagne welcome awaits you. We preview Monday’s crossing of Gustave Eiffel’s magical aqueduct across the River Loire, an amazing 10,000 ton, 662 metre Pont Canal, which was completed in September 1896. Time for a walk, cycle ride or game of boules before your first dinner on board.
Day 2, Monday
Morning cruise across the River Loire on Eiffel’s aqueduct to Briare. Before lunch, time to wander around fruit and vegetable, seafood, cheese and French fashion stalls in the market in Briare. Afternoon visit to Guedelon Castle in Treigny located deep in secluded woodland, an abandoned quarry reveals a landscape, seemingly untouched since the dawn of the last millennium. Out of this wood and stone, using 13th century building techniques, a castle is being created. Evening cruise across the River Loire on Eiffel’s aqueduct. Dinner on board.
Day 3, Tuesday
This morning we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery and hunting museums and Chateau de Gien. Another option is kayaking near Chatillon-sur-Loire for all the family. Afternoon cruise to the village of La Gazonne. Dinner on board.
Day 4, Wednesday
This morning we visit Chateau Sully sur Loire. The castle originally belonged to Georges de la Trémoïlle, who infuriated Joan of Arc by encouraging the Dauphin to devote himself to idle hunting in the forests around Sully. After Joan's failure to liberate Paris 1430, de la Trémoïlle virtually imprisoned her in the castle. In the 18th-century Voltaire, exiled from Paris, also spent time at the Château. Afternoon cruise to the historical town of Rogny. Another option today for lake swimming. Dinner ashore at Michelin starred Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards.
Day 5, Thursday
We leave Rogny this morning for a gentle cruise to Montbouy. Today’s excursion is to Chateau-Landon. With a history going back 20,000 years to the first evidence of primitive habitation, this seldom visited, mainly medieval town was captured by Caesar in 52 BC. We have a private guided walking tour and see the 11th century Saint Severin Abbey, as well as enjoy a tasting of Loire wines. (If you prefer to replace Chateau Landon we can visit Parc Animalier de L’Emprunt, a children’s animal farm in Souppes-sur-Loing, or karting at Planete Karting in Pannes (payment for karting is made by customer directly to karting on the day). If you prefer this afternoon to trek around the local country-side on horseback with experienced guides, visit the super stables where palomino horses are raised and given a maximum of freedom. (payment should be made by clients directly to stables on the day). Dinner on board.
Day 6, Friday
We enjoy a morning cruise through Little Venice, past flower-bedecked bridges and medieval watercourses joining France’s oldest canal. The cruise takes us through the Loiret countryside with towpath cycling to Montargis. After lunch we visit The Château de Fontainebleau, a residence of Napoleon 1st, from where he abdicated his reign in 1814, also boasts the finest example in France of Renaissance interior design and magnificent gardens. A tour will also be taken in a horse drawn carriage. On the way back to the barge we can stop at Souppes-sur-Loing and if the weather is fine there is time for a swim in the beautiful beach lake or tennis. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.
Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast we return you to the **designated drop off point.
Renaissance Deck Plan
- 128 feet long
- 8 passengers
- 5 crew
- 4 twin/double suites with en-suite facilities
- Centrally Heated
- CD player/iPod dock
- Sun deck with spa pool
- 8 touring bikes/1 tandem on request
- Air-conditioned minibus
- WiFi (Subject to local reception)
Dates & Prices
Rates for 2017
10% off per cabin on September 24. 20% off per cabin on October 15
No single supplement on September 24 & October 8
Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before September 3, 10, 17 6,350 Euros 2,300 Euros September 24 5,715 Euros None 22 September 2017 October 1 6,350 Euros 2,300 Euros October 8, 22 5,490 Euros 2,000 Euros. No supplement on Oct 8 October 15 4,392 Euros 2,000 Euros 13 October 2017 Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 6 ppl Book Before October 1 47,000 Euros 45,500 Euros 44,000 Euros October 8 40,800 Euros 39,600 Euros 38,400 Euros October 15, 22 32,640 Euros 31,680 Euros 30,720 Euros 20 October 2017
Rates for 2018
Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement April 8, 15, 22 5,690 Euros 2,050 Euros April 29 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros May 6, 13, 20, 27 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros June 3, 10, 17, 24 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros July 1, 8, 15 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros July 22, 29 5,690 Euros 2,050 Euros August 5, 12, 19 5,690 Euros 2,050 Euros August 26 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros October 7, 14, 21 5,690 Euros 2,050 Euros
Charter (Whole Barge)
10% off per charter on April 8, 15, 22 & 29
Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before April 8, 15, 22 35,640 Euros 40,800 Euros 42,000 Euros 15 September 2017 April 29 40,950 Euros 42,300 Euros 43,650 Euros 15 September 2017 May 6, 13, 20, 27 45,500 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros June 3, 10, 17, 24 45,500 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros July 1, 8, 15 45,000 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros July 22, 29 39,600 Euros 40,800 Euros 42,000 Euros August 5, 12, 19 39,600 Euros 40,800 Euros 42,000 Euros August 26 45,500 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 45,500 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros October 7, 14, 21 39,600 Euros 40,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
Theme Cruise Supplement
Theme Region Available for Supplement Golf Upper Loire & Western Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 500 Euros per person Wine Appreciation Upper Loire & Western Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 3,500 Euros per charter Family Upper Loire & Western Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl None
Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.
Terms & Conditions
Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.
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