Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Three cabins all 190 sq ft
  • Ensuite bath with large walk-in shower
  • Choice of one Queen or two twin beds
Also in Each Cabin
  • Opening windows
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • 6 bicycles 12 speed Gitane bicycles
Public Area
  • Opening panoramic windows
  • Skylight
  • Split level lounge and dining area
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Satellite TV, video and DVD player
  • Stereo/CD player
Deck
  • 128 Feet Long
  • Spacious deck with shaded area
  • Hot tub

Itineraries

Cruise from Vandieres to Beaumont sur Vesle on the Marne River

Sunday
Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Bargesunday image
Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Barge
Travel: Paris to Vandieres
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met at the designated meeting point by Saroche crew. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in Vandieres. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first of many gourmet dinners aboard. Enjoy a nightcap in the hot tub to end the day!

Monday
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Explore a Private Hunting Lodge
Travel: Vandieres to Cummiers
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Today your Tour Guide escorts you to the chateau of Conde en Brie. This 16th century hunting lodge has hosted Kings, Queens, and all kinds of characters both well-known and unknown. An afternoon cruise presents the perfect opportunity to relax on deck, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Join Chef Dawn in her show kitchen for the first of many cooking lessons. Captain Jason introduces you to "bubbles du jour" with a champagne tasting, preceding tonight's gourmet dinner.

Tuesday
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Champagne and Chocolate, Bien Sur!
Travel: Cummiers to Tour-sur-Marne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide accompanies you to a chocolate making lesson at the boutique chocolatier Thibaut. Spend the morning creating artisanal chocolate with the master chocolate maker, famous as the last chocolatier to make the alcohol-filled chocolate champagne cork. Back on board, laze on deck and admire the bucolic countryside, or explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot. Chef Dawn offers another culinary demonstration, while Captain Jason presents a new champagne sampling with canapes before dinner.

Wednesday
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Moor, Tour, and Taste
Travel: Moored in Tour-sur-Marne
Meals: Breakfast and dinner onboard; lunch ashore

The first of many excursions today begins in the Eisenhower War Rooms, an important yet little-known museum where the first treaty to end the World War II was signed. Then visit the Cathedral of Reims, where the Kings of France were crowned. Lunch is ashore in the Jardin Brasserie at Domaine Les Crayeres, once home to the Pommery family, and currently of the best small hotels in the world. En route back to Saroche, stop at a small champagne house for a tasting preceding another gourmet dinner on board.

Thursday
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A Private Sampling of Champagne
Travel: Tour-sur-Marne to Mont-du-Billy
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

The day begins with a visit to Billecart Salmon, one of the last remaining independent large champagne houses. Tour and taste! Your Tour Guide chauffeurs you back to the barge for an afternoon cruise, which is the perfect time to relax on deck, laze in the hot tub, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Chef Dawn offers another cooking demonstration in her open kitchen, and after “bubbles du jour” another delightful dinner awaits.

Friday
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An Authentic Archeological Dig
Travel: Mont-du-Billy to Beaumont-sur-Vesle
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

A morning cruise is the perfect time to laze in the hot tub, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Upon mooring, your Tour Guide escorts you to the World War I trenches at the Mains de Massiges, an archeological dig that is as authentic as it is mysterious. These trenches are the newest discovery involving Champagne’s history in the war. Back on board, preparations have been taking place to present a festive cocktail hour and celebratory Captain’s Dinner to culminate your cruise.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Paris
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to a designated drop off point in Paris.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining View Restaurant Guide

Lunch
  • Salad of Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and Olive Oil
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Red Fruits of the Forest Marinated in Creme de Cassis Creme Fraiche
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
  • 1 Lunch Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Dinner
  • Roasted Red Peppers with Tapenade
  • Roasted Leg of Lamb Studded with Garlic and Rosemary, Gratine Dauphinoise, Port Jus and Seasonal Vegetables
  • Cheeses: Delice de Pommard, Regal du Bougogne, Camembert
  • Chocolate Fondant with Cream Anglaise
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • 1999 Santany 1er Cru, Domain Bachey Legros
  • Chilled Dry Reisling
  • Hospice de Beaune Cuvee Nicolas Rolin
  • 2012 Paul Kubler Grand Cru Zinnkoepfle Pinot Gris
  • White Montagny 1er Cru, 2002
  • 2009 Santany 1er Cru, Domain Bachey Legros

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 4 guests)$30,000$30,000
Private Charter (up to 5 guests)$34,000$34,000
Private Charter (up to 6 guests)$38,000$38,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$6,500$6,500
Single-Occupancy Supplement$3,000$3,000

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
May13-19, 20-26, 27-2
June3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
July1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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