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Renaissance

Renaissance

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€5,490 Per Person

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Renaissance was built in 1960 in Belgium and used to carry grain and ore. She was converted to a hotel barge in 1997 and now cruises in the waterways of Burgundy and Loire Valley.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTREN0816
  • Itinerary
    Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €2,196 per couple*
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From
€5,490 Per Person

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Renaissance was built in 1960 in Belgium and used to carry grain and ore. She was converted to a hotel barge in 1997 and now cruises in the waterways of Burgundy and Loire Valley.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Cruise Code
    BTREN0816
  • Itinerary
    Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €2,196 per couple*
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomMealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions BonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.Daily ExcursionsDaily Excursions Excursions and wine tasting sessions as per the itineraryInclusionsInclusions Sun deck, spa pool, use of bicycles, WiFi on board, etc.ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Chatillon-sur-Loire and Montargis.

Summary

The elegant, 8-passenger Renaissance cruises in the beautiful canals of Burgundy and Loire Valley. She features four spacious suites with en-suite facilities, salon and dining room, relaxing sun deck with spa pool and touring bikes. Renaissance has five members of crew including a captain, tour guide, master chef and two hosts/hostesses. 

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey, one per cabin booked.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • All-inclusive 6-night/7-day cruise
  • Daily excursions and entry fees to:
    • 7-lock flight at Rogny-Les-Sept Ecluses
    • Cruise across the aqueduct at Briare, built by Gustave Eiffel
    • Faiencerie of Gien, a ceramics museum founded in 1821 in a former convent
    • Château de Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Napoléon’s favourite residence
    • Château de Sully-sur-Loire
    • Château de la Bussière
    • Sancerre winery for private tour and tasting
  • All gourmet meals and open-bar 24/7
  • Attentive service from 5 crew members
  • Transfers between Paris and Renaissance
  • Cruise from April to October/Sunday departures
  • Bookings available by the cabin. Alternatively, this barge may be fully chartered for the exclusive use of your group.

 

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 designated meeting point and transferred to the spacious Renaissance moored in Chatillon-sur-Loire, where a champagne welcome awaits you. 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. Time for a walk or cycle ride before dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
In the morning, visit a renowned winery, Henry Bourgeois in Sancerre for a tour and tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant and pulsating region which has known viticulture since Roman times.

After lunch, enjoy an afternoon cruise to La Gazonne, a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds with the Seine River on one side and the Saone River on the other. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
A morning cruise further along the canal, with plenty of opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath, to our mooring at the village of Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses near its 350-year-old 7 lock-flight.

After lunch on board, visit the delightful, privately-owned Château de La Bussière, known as the ‘fishermen castle’, with its wonderful ornamental and vegetable gardens. 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. There is also time to walk around the market to see the fresh produce.

After lunch back on board, 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
Leave Montbouy this morning for a gentle cruise to just outside of the village of Montcresson and our peaceful mooring. In the afternoon, visit Château 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 imprisoned her in the castle. In the 18th century, Voltaire, exiled from Paris, also spent time at the château. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Enjoy a morning cruise through Little Venice, past flower-bedecked bridges and medieval watercourses joining France’s oldest canal.

In the afternoon, visit the splendid Château de Fontainebleau. It is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France 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 disembark Renaissance and transfer to the designated drop off point.

Barge Details 

Renaissance Deck Plan

Renaissance deck plan

  • 5 crew
  • 39 metres long
  • 4 twin/double suites with TV (23 sqm)
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally heated
  • Sundeck with spa pool
  • 8 bicycles available on board
  • CD player, iPod dock, library and games
  • Wi-Fi (subject to local reception)
  • Air-conditioned minibus
Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement
October 22 5,490 Euros 2,000 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 22

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 6 ppl Book Before
October 22 32,640 Euros 31,680 Euros 30,720 Euros 20 October 2017

Rates for 2018

10% off per cabin on April 8, 15, 22 & 29

Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
April 8, 15, 22 5,121 Euros 2,050 Euros 5 January 2018
April 29 5,895 Euros 2,350 Euros 5 January 2018
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 5 January 2018
April 29 40,950 Euros 42,300 Euros 43,650 Euros 5 January 2018
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

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

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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