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La Nouvelle Etoile 2017 Rates

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European Waterways - France 2017 Rates
Rates are shown in Euros
Rates are for six nights on either per Person
based on double occupancy per cabin or Whole Boat Charter basis
ACCOMMODATION
VALUE RATE REGULAR RATE
Suite per person
€6,500 €6,900
Single Supplement
€3,250 €3,450
Charter 8 passengers Whole Boat
€49,500 €53,000
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


La Nouvelle Etoile
2017 Season Departure Dates
DATES
RATES
April - 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Regular
May - 07, 14, 28
Regular
June - 04, 11, 18, 25
Regular
July - 02, 09
Regular
July - 16, 23
Value
August - 20, 27
Regular
September - 03, 10, 17, 24
Regular
October - 01, 08
Regular
October - 15
Value
 Classic Cruises in Upper Loire & Burgundy
Classic Cruises in Paris & Champgane
Classic Cruises in Alsace & Lorraine
Classic Cruises in Burgundy & Paris


Rates Include:

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge (the approximate transfer duration is between 2 and 3 hours depending on the cruise itinerary & direction.Except cruises in Holland when the transfer is just 45mins)
  • a luxury 6 night cruise
  • all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an 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
  • the services of 5 crew and use of barge facilities
  • which include bicycles
  • TV and DVD player
  • a PC and wireless internet access
  • an exercise room and a spa pool.

Rates Do Not Include:

  • Air Fare
  • Airport Taxes
  • Visas
  • Health or Accident Insurance
  • Trip cancellation Insurance
  • Superior Chateaux vintage wine
  • Crew gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Laundry
  • Communication charges or purchases

Cruise Map

Classic Upper Loire & Burgundy Cruise - Moret-sur-Loing to Briare:
Sunday, Day 1 Moret-Sur-Loing
Guests are met in Paris and transferred to La Nouvelle Etoile moored in the heart of the Fontainebleau forest. After a champagne welcome you can take a stroll through the medieval walled town of Moret-sur-Loing, known to many as the home of the famous Impressionist painter, Alfred Sisley. Tonight you enjoy your first gourmet meal on board.

Monday, Day 2 Moret-Sur-Loing to Nemours
Today, we begin our cruise into the Upper Loire region. Affectionately known as the "Garden of Paris", this little known region gently reveals its secrets. After lunch, we visit the Chateau de Fontainebleau. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France where each French Royal Family added their own architectural style and features when in residence. On our drive back to the barge we may visit the artist community of Barbizon. This evening we moor for the night in Nemours. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Nemours to Montargis
Today, we have a full day cruise to Montargis with plenty of opportunity to bicycle or walk along the towpath of the canal. After lunch we visit this charming town, also called a "the Little Venice of the Gatinais" because of its numerous canals. Visit one of the many museums, or shop at the famous Mazet Praline shop with its exquisitely packaged delicacies. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Montargis to Chatillon Coligny
After breakfast, we set off on a leisurely cruise to the charming village of Chatillon Coligny. This afternoon, we take a drive out to the splendid 16th century Chateau de Saint Fargeau. The chateau is over a 1,000 years old and probably the most important place of historical interest in this unspoilt rural region, the Puisaye. Later, in the evening, there is time to stroll around the ramparts surrounding Chatillon-Coligny. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Chatillon Coligny to Rogny
Today, we continue our cruise higher up the canal we reach Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses. (The seven locks of Rogny). This "staircase" of seven locks was built in 1648 and is an impressive monument to the engineers of the past. After another relaxing lunch, we take a short drive out to the beautiful town of Gien, on the banks of the River Loire. Gien is famous for its faience earthenware and we visit the International Hunting Museum at Chateau de Gien. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Rogny to Briare
After passing through the locks of Rogny, we reach the highest point of the canal and now start to descend slowly towards the River Loire. At Briare, we cross the river on the Pont Canal de Briare. This magnificent structure was designed and built by Gustav Eiffel in 1890. This afternoon we drive out to the Sancerre wine region to sample some of this delicious wine and perhaps taste some of the local Crottin de Chavignol cheese on our way back to the barge. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Briare
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to your drop-off point in Paris.

On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

Classic Champagne Cruise - Paris to Epernay:
Sunday, Day 1 Paris
Guests are met in Paris and transferred to the hotel barge moored in the heart of Paris for a champagne welcome. Time to relax as we cruise past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. This evening, enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Paris to Meaux
This morning we cruise out of Paris onto the River Marne. After lunch we visit the magnificent Chateaux of Vaux-le-Vicomte. Rejoin the barge in Meaux in time for a stroll and a visit to the cathedral. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Meaus to Courtaron
After breakfast, we visit a local cheese maker of "Brie de Meaux". Enjoy a tasting of the various Brie's of a master cheese maker, along with wines from his excellent cellar. This afternoon we cruise up the river Marne to Courtaron. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Le Ferte to Charly-sur-Marne
We are now in the Champagne region and on our way to Charly-sur-Marne. Stop to enjoy the wonderful champagne of a small family vineyard before an afternoon cruise to Chateau Thierry, the scene of American battles in World War I. Optional visit to Belleau Wood battlefield. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Charly sur Marne to Damery
Enjoy breakfast this morning as the Marne takes us through covered hills dotted with small wine villages to the delightful little town of Damery. Lunch on board before our drive to Reims. Here we visit the Cathedral and the Musee de la Reddition where Eisenhower had his Map Room and where the ending of WW2 was signed. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Damery to Epernay
After breakfast, we visit the Abbey of Hautvilliers, where the monk Dom Perignon first made champagne. Upon return, we set off for our last cruise to the village of Cumieres, just outside of Epernay. Lunch onboard before our afternoon visit to the cellars of Moet et Chandon for a private wine tasting. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Epernay
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to your drop-off point in Paris.

On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

Classic Alasace & Lorraine Cruise - Nancy to Strasbourg:
Sunday, Day 1 Nancy
Guests are met in Strasbourg and transferred to La Nouvelle which will be moored in Nancy. After a champagne welcome we set off for a short cruise to Laneuville. Tonight, enjoy your first of many gourmet meals on board.

Monday, Day 2 Nancy to Lagarde
We cruise during breakfast this morning, then a short drive to Nancy for a walking tour of the city beginning at the elegant Place Stanislas. Flanked by handsome Baroque palaces and enclosed by ornate gold and wrought iron entry gates, the square is considered one of the grandest in all of France. The Art Nouveau movement originated in Nancy and we have the opportunity to visit the Musee de l'Ecole De Nancy to see its fine collection. Return to the barge for a leisurely afternoon cruise to Lagarde. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Lagarde to Xouaxange
Enjoy breakfast on board. After a morning cruise past tidy farms and pasturelands we reach Richecourt, our last lock "climbing up". The lock of Richecourt replaces 6 old locks and has an elevation of 15 meters. After passing this lock, we then cruise on to Xouaxange. After lunch, drive to one of the local Cristalleries where fine crystal is still blown by hand. Then continue to Sarrebourg to have a look at the famous Chagal stained glass windows. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Xouaxange to Lutzelbourg
After breakfast we continue along the canal we have been gradually climbing, to reach the crest of the Vosges Mountains. After navigating two tunnels carved into the mountaintop, we will encounter the Arzviller boat elevator. This unique lock allows a barge to glide effortlessly up or down the mountainside using a sophisticated system of weights and balances. We continue the cruise through the Zorn Valley where the surrounding hilltops are dotted with ruins of feudal castles. Our overnight mooring will be in Lutzelbourg. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Lutzelbourg to Saverne
We wind through the heart of Saverne, past the regal 18th century Bishop's Palace in the heart of the Alsatian countryside. From Saverne, we take an afternoon drive along the Route du Vin d' Alsace to the old fortified town of Obernai where we visit the Market Square and the 14th century ramparts that surround the city. Enroute, we stop at a vineyard to taste some of the best Alsatian wines on offer. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Saverne to Strasbourg
Today we end our cruise in Hochfelden just on the outskirts of Strasbourg. Our afternoon tour of Strasbourg includes the folk museum and the 11th century gothic cathedral, leaving enough time to stroll around to explore the fine selection of shops. Captains farewell dinner onboard.

Saturday, Day 7 Strasbourg
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to your drop-off point in Strasbourg.

On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

Classic Burgundy & Paris Cruise - Paris to Auxerre:
Sunday, Day 1 Paris
You are met in Paris and transferred to the hotel barge moored in the heart of Paris for a champagne welcome. We have the afternoon to relax and cruise past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, you will enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Paris to Moret sur Loing
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic cruise out of Paris to Melun. After lunch we will take an excursion to Chateau of Fontainebleau. To walk through Fontainebleau is to walk through the history of France. Every Royal Family has added its own architectural signature. Meanwhile, your barge has travelled up to Moret sur Loing where there is time to visit this beautiful village in the late afternoon where Sisley used to paint. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Samois-sur-Seine to Misy sur Yonne
A morning cruise on the upper part of the River Seine to Monterereau, where the smaller river, the Yonne, meets us. We continue onto Misy sur Yonne. After lunch, we take a drive to the medieval town of Provins, also called the "City of Roses" and here we watch the magnificent show of birds of prey. Return to the barge moored in a beautiful country setting. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Monterereau to Sens
After breakfast we enjoy a pleasant cruise along the beautiful River Yonne to the town of Sens, one of the oldest towns in France. We visit the first great gothic cathedral, a magnificent building that dominates the main square. Time to shop, visit the museum or stroll around the town. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Sens to Bassou
After breakfast we leave Sens and wind up the Yonne until we reach the pretty riverside town of Joigny. The beautiful narrow cobblestone streets, stretching their way up to wonderful churches perched on top of the town, takes you back to another era. From here we take a drive out to Chablis. We select one of the small family operations for an intimate tour of their vineyards and cellar whilst the barge is cruising on to Bassou. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Joigny to Auxerre
Cruise along the upper reaches of the River Yonne to Auxerre, the most beautiful of all river towns, whose skyline is punctuated by church spires and its streets lined with timbered 16th century houses. Time for shopping, visiting the old port or the 15th century clock tower. Return at your leisure to the barge for Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Auxerre
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to your drop-off point in Paris.

On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.
 

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