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Renaissance - Wine Appreciation Cruise

Renaissance - Wine Appreciation Cruise

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€38,400 Per Charter

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Immerse yourself in the culture of wines as you travel in Burgundy and the Upper Loire aboard the enchanting Renaissance! An ultimate treat for wine lovers! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    RENWIN0816
  • Itinerary
    Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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From
€38,400 Per Charter

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Immerse yourself in the culture of wines as you travel in Burgundy and the Upper Loire aboard the enchanting Renaissance! An ultimate treat for wine lovers! 

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    RENWIN0816
  • Itinerary
    Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €9,400 per chapter*
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesItineraryItinerary Cruise between Chatillon-sur-Loire and Montargis. InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

An array of wine tastings awaits at this exciting voyage! Visit some of the prominent wineries like Domaine Henry Bourgeois, Domaine Chatelain and Domaine Fevre. This 6-night cruise also allows you to explore some of the lovely villages and markets like Montbouy and Gien where you'll uncover interesting arts and history. A true perfect treat for wine enthusiasts! 
 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admire the Gustave Eiffel's magical aqueduct
  • Visit to a renowned winery in Sancerre
  • Cruise to La Gazonne, a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds
  • Visit the Domaine Chatelain, a winery founded nearly 400 years ago
  • Moor at Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses
  • Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery
  • Private wine tasting at Domaine Fevre
  • Cruise through Little Venice
  • Explore the Chateau de Fontainebleau, a national museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site  
     

Inclusions

  • 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

Cruise Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Filet Mignon de Charolais; Medallion d’Agneau Farci; Filet de Sole Chablisienne; Canard au Petits Navets


Wine Cellar
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


Cheese Board
Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin

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Itinerary 

Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the Hotel Westminster and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the spacious Renaissance where a Champagne welcome with canapés awaits you and you meet the Captain and crew. We enjoy a short evening cruise to Briare, crossing Gustave Eiffel’s magical aqueduct over the River Loire, an amazing 10,000 ton, 662 metre Pont Canal, which was completed in September 1896. Late afternoon before dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
Morning visit to a renowned winery in Sancerre, such as Domaine Henry Bourgeois, in Chavignol for a tour and private tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant region which has known viticulture since Roman times.

After lunch, we enjoy an afternoon cruise to La Gazonne, a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds that provide water for the workings of the Canal de Briare. Here, our expert wine guide joins us to give an introductory talk and leads an on-board wine tasting. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
This morning, we visit Domaine Chatelain, a winery founded nearly 400 years ago on the right bank of the River Loire in St Andelain and maker of some wonderfully flinty Pouilly-Fumé wines. Here we enjoy a winery tour and of course, a private tasting. After lunch back on board the barge we cruise further along the canal, with plenty of opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath, to our mooring at Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses near its 350-year-old 7 lock-flight, which is well worth exploring. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
After a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants, baguettes and assorted pastries, we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery, renowned for its beautifully decorated and vibrant dinnerware. There is also time to explore the bustling market. After lunch back on board, we enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise to the lovely village of Montbouy. Dinner ashore at the Michelin-starred Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards.

Day 5, Thursday
An early departure after breakfast as our wine guide takes us on a tour of the vineyards and town of Chablis, dating back to Roman times, where we enjoy a private wine tasting at a winery such as the long-established Domaine Fevre. Owned by award-winners Nathalie and Gilles Fevre, the domaine makes the most of the region’s wonderful local terroir to produce high quality wines. We return to the barge for a slightly later lunch on board, then leave Montbouy for a gentle cruise to just outside of the village of Montcresson and our peaceful mooring. 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. Our visit this afternoon is to the splendid Château de Fontainebleau, a national museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France. It is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries and every French royal family has added its own architectural style and features when in residence. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred to the Hotel Westminster in Paris.

Barge Details 

Renaissance Deck Plan

Renaissance deck plan

  • 128 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 5 crew
  • 4 twin/double suites with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • 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

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 15 & 22

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

Wine appreciation cruises for charter groups include a comprehensive wine itinerary with additional winery visits, private tastings and the services of a professional wine guide. Also includes an upgrade of the wine list to include additional premier and grand cru wines.

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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