Champagne Country – a Voyage down the Marne
FRC-BWT-810899/803158 French Canals
7 Nights
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Tour Highlights:

  • Five full days cruising on the Marne with lunch on board and a complimentary bar
  • Tour of the Mercier Champagne cellars in Epernay
  • Free time in Reims, Epernay, Château-Thierry and Meaux
  • Visits to the Church of our Lady in Mézy-Moulins, and the Heritage Museum at OEuilly
  • Travel day stops in Amiens (outbound) and Reims (returning)
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
  • 6 Nights Hotel stay at the 3* Best Western in Château-Thierry, with breakfast and evening meals
  • Daily cruise itinerary with on-board lunch
  • Tea, coffee and drinks from the bar during cruising

What's Not Included

Itinerary
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Day 1
UK - Armiens

Depart the UK this morning for a scenic trip to Château-Thierry via Roye, Noyon and Soissons.

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Day 2
Port-à-Binson

This morning you will have the opportunity to visit the underground cellars of the Mercier champagne house. Your cruise departs Epernay this afternoon with lunch on board and continues to the village of Port-à-Binson.

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Day 3
Œuilly - Dormans

There is the chance to visit the heritage museum La Maison Champenoise at Œuilly, before departing on your cruise to Dormans this afternoon.

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Day 4
Dormans - Château-Thierry

Re-embark in Dormans this morning with a pause around lunchtime at Mont-St-Père to visit the nearby 13th Century Church of our Lady in Mézy-Moulins. The cruise concludes for the day in Château-Thierry.

 

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Day 5
Charly - La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre

Today, you are still in the heart of the Champagne vineyards, passing the town of Charly. Conclude for the day in La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre, built around an ancient fortress erected in the 9th century to protect its inhabitants from Norman invasion.

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Day 6
La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre - Meaux

For your final day of cruising, re-board at La-Ferté-sous-Jouarre and follow more of the great meanders of the Marne, through the villages of Arementères-en-Brie, Isles-les-Meldeuses, La Charmoye and Trilport before concluding in the fine city of Meaux.

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Day 7
Reims - UK

Make for Reims this morning, where you will have some free time and a relaxed lunch in the city centre. Depart Reims this afternoon for your return ferry crossing.