Relax and Cruise - A Gourmet Cruise down Picardy Way
FRC-BWT-810888/803155 French Canals
6 Nights
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Tour Highlights:

  • Four full days cruising with lunch on board and a complimentary bar
  • Fine dining a la Carte at the hotel restaurant (40 Euro per person evening meal vouchers provided)
  • Visits to Coucy-le-Château Auffrique, Chevregny for its Schools Museum
  • Free time in Reims, Laon and St Omer
At A Glance

What's Included

  • Executive Coach Travel departing from Ashford and Folkestone
  • Assistance with booking taxi connections and/or hotel stay pre-departure
  • Eurotunnel or Ferry crossings
  • 5 Nights Hotel stay at the 4* Qualys Hotel at Lac d'Ailette, with breakfast
  • Daily cruise itinerary with on-board lunch
  • Tea, coffee and drinks from the bar during cruising

What's Not Included

Day 1
UK - Chamouille

Depart the UK this morning or your journey to Chamouille. This afternoon is free for you to relax in the lakeside setting of the Hotel Lac d'Ailette, where you will stay for the whole week.

Day 2
Chauny - Guny

Depart this morning for the town of Chauny, where the boat awaits. Today is an all-day cruise to the village of Guny, where you can use the coach to visit the 13th Century fortress at Coucy-le-Château before you continue cruising to Anizy-le-Château.

Day 3

Rejoin the boat this morning at Anizy-le-Château and enjoy another full day of cruising. Cruise as far as Pargny-Filain, where you can pause to visit the fascinating School Museum at Chevregn. Return to cruising up to the summit pound of the canal to the Canal Lateral de L'Aisne at Bourg-et-Comin.


Day 4

Continuing cruising today to Berry-au-Bac, a famous old barge town also notable for its proximity to the local French sector of the First World War Western Front. After lunch the coach will offer an excursion into the hilltop citadel of Laon to enjoy its attractions which include magnificent views and the chance to ride on the SNCF funicular.

Day 5

Reboard again this morning, for a final days cruising to Reims. Here you will have some free time in the city before you return to the hotel.

Day 6
St Omer - UK

Depart for home after a visit to St Omer.