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La Nouvelle Etoile in Alsace

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  • Ultra Deluxe Barge

  • 4 Cabins with 5 Crew

  • Price per person twin share cabin from: A$ 13,515

La Nouvelle Etoile Cruising c

La Nouvelle Etoile has been designed to offer a very high level of comfort and convenience, to provide an on board blend of traditional elegance and modern-day facilities.

The spacious, air conditioned saloon with its attractive cocktail bar, piano and elegant furnishings provides a truly sophisticated setting, while other amenities include an exercise room and a lift. Each of the four generous 200 sq ft cabin suites is lavishly equipped and the en suite bathrooms feature double hand-basins and oversized showers. On deck there is a large sun deck with comfortable loungers and a hot tub, as well as bicycles for you to pedal along the nearby towpath.

This cruise on the luxurious La Nouvelle Etoile is a journey back in time through a picturesque landscape along two delightful canals, including France’s oldest, the Canal de Briare. She also cruises in Alsace, Champagne, Holland, Belgium, Picardy, Germany and Luxembourg in Spring and Autumn.

Cruise Highlights

 Holland (April & May)

  • Tour Keukenhof Gardens
  • Visit fascinating Zaanse Schans
  • Visit the Royal Delft pottery

Burgundy (June & July)

  • Visit Château de Fontaineblea
  • Cross the river on the Pont Canal de Briare
  • Tour of Château Saint Fargeau

Germany & Luxembourg (September & October)

  • Visit Burg Eltz, the 12thC Queen of German Castles
  • Tour Trier, Germany’s oldest town and see the Porta Nigra
  • Finish the cruise in Luxembourg with a visit to its capital

  • Classic Cruise – Champagne (mid-June to early July)


    Sunday, Day 1 Paris

    Guests are met in Paris and transferred to the barge moored in the heart of Paris for a wonderful champagne welcome. Time to relax as we cruise past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. This evening, enjoy your first of many gourmet meals on board.

    Monday, Day 2 Paris to Meaux

    This morning we cruise out of Paris onto the River Marne.  After lunch onboard, 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 Meaux to La Ferte

    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 La Ferte.  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.  Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

    Saturday, Day 7 Epernay

    After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to Paris**

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

    **other locations available for Private Charter bookings

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