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Belmond Hirondelle France

 

Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- Members receive 2.5% discount

Fixed price €30k offer to charter Hirondelle during 2019.


HIRONDELLE-Chalons-en-Champagne to Epernay.


Hirondelle can be hired for a family gathering, or you can take just one cabin; this luxury river boat cruises, Explore vintage vineyards and pretty riverside towns as you glide along from Chalons-en-Champagne to Epernay.


About Hirondelle


Belmond Hirondelle is available for private charter or can be booked per cabin.

Four generous cabins Capacity: 8 passengers


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Accommodation

Cabins: Four decadent cabins each with en-suite bathrooms, for up to 8 guests.

Lounge: Feast on dinners in the stately lounge/Dining area, prepared by your chef. Sound system, DVD & internet.

Sun deck: Large deck, sun loungers, and canopied dining area.

WiFi and computer with internet access, Bose iPod docking station, selection of books, games, satellite TV, DVDs and CDs.


Chalons-En-Champagne to Chateau-Thierry

World-class wineries, fantastic fromageries and enchanting medieval towns. Glide in style through France’s iconic Champagne region to discover what the fizz is about. Meanwhile, you’ll enjoy a journey of peerless comfort aboard Belmond Hirondelle.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Our crew welcome you aboard at Chalons-en-Champagne. Your journey begins in sparkling style with a champagne tasting session. Meet your captain and crew as you settle in to your luxurious surrounds. Tonight, Chef serves a gourmet feast to celebrate your first evening on board.

Day 2: Rise this morning for a delicious breakfast. After lunch, set off to Chalons-en-Champagne with your guide. You’ll uncover the town’s architectural heritage with a visit to Saint-Etienne Cathedral and the museum of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Cloister. Return to the barge to set sail along the canal. Later, head to a family-run champagne house for a tasting. Dinner tonight is a gastronomic sensation freshly prepared by Chef.

Day 3: After breakfast, join your guide on a tour of the city or Reims. Famous for its royal connection, 34 of France’s sovereigns were crowned here. Explore the impressive gothic cathedral and the Musée des Beaux-Arts. You’ll have free-time to wander among the many boutiques before you stop for an exquisite lunch at a nearby restaurant. Return to the barge this afternoon for a relaxing cruise along the pretty Marne River.

Day 4: This morning you’ll visit the jewel of the Champagne region, Epernay. Stroll along the Avenue de Champagne. Founded in 1743, Moet & Chandon is one of the region’s oldest and finest champagne houses. Step through the hallowed courtyard to enjoy an exclusive tasting session before you return to the barge for lunch. This afternoon, enjoy your time at leisure as we cruise to Courcelles for a delicious dinner at the celebrated La Briquette restaurant.

Day 5: Enjoy life at a gentle pace this morning as we continue along the canal. Step from the barge onto the towpath for a stroll or cycle. Alternatively, sink into a deck-chair and soak-up the sun. After lunch, your guide leads you on a scenic drive to the abbey at Hautvillers. Here lies the tomb of Dom Pérignon overlooking breathtaking views of the vineyards. After, head to the house of Champagne J de Telmont. Their unique oenological workshop promises a merry introduction to the champagne making process. Tonight, we berth in Mareuil-le-Port where Chef prepares a sumptuous dinner on board.

Day 6: Spend a relaxing morning on board. The riverside presents a stunning picture of life in rural France surrounded by beautiful landscapes. After lunch, take a scenic drive to Belleau Wood. It was here during World War I that American troops halted the progression of the German Army. Next, follow your guide to the Aisne-Marne cemetery nearby, where 2,288 American soldiers were buried. Back on board, Chef prepares a farewell feast for your final evening on board.

Day 7: Awake to enjoy an indulgent breakfast. After, the crew bids you a fond farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2019 (cabins): May: 5. June: 30 July: 14, 28

7 Days / 6 Nights, from €3,870 per guest.


Chateau-Thierry to Chalons-En-Champagne


Soak-up the spirit of Champagne on a cruise of luxurious indulgence. The riverside town’s of the Marne Valley harbour legends of champagne alchemy. Delve in and uncover the region’s rich cultural heritage and iconic sparkling wines.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Our crew welcome you aboard the barge at Chateau-Thierry. Your journey begins in sparkling style with a champagne tasting session. Meet your captain and crew as you settle in to your luxurious surrounds. Tonight, Chef serves a gourmet feast to celebrate your first evening on board.

Day 2: This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast and spend time relaxing on the deck as we glide past picturesque rural villages. Lunch is followed by a scenic drive to Belleau Wood. It was here during World War I that American troops halted the progression of the German Army. 2,288 American casualties were buried in Aisne-Marne nearby. Today, the cemetery is a peaceful space to reflect on lives lost. That evening enjoy dinner onboard.

Day 3: Enjoy life at a gentle pace this morning as we sail alongside the stunning vineyards of Champagne. Step from the barge onto the towpath for a stroll or cycle, or sink into a deck-chair and soak-up the sun. After lunch, take a scenic drive to the abbey at Hautvillers. Here lies the tomb of Dom Pérignon overlooking breathtaking views of the vineyards. After, head to the house of Champagne J de Telmont. Their unique oenological workshop promises a merry introduction to the champagne making process. Tonight, we berth in Mareuil-le-Port, while Chef prepares a sumptuous dinner on board.

Day 4: This morning you’ll visit the jewel of the Champagne region, Epernay. Stroll along the Avenue de Champagne and admire the many elegant champagne houses. Founded in 1743, Moet & Chandon is one of the region’s oldest and finest. Step through the hallowed courtyard and enjoy an exclusive tasting session before you return to the barge for an indulgent lunch. This evening savour a dinner of sublime French cuisine at the celebrated La Briquette restaurant.

Day 5: After breakfast join your guide on a tour of the city or Reims. Famous for its royal connection, 34 of France’s sovereigns were crowned here. Explore the impressive gothic cathedral and the Musée des Beaux-Arts. You’ll have free-time to wander among the many boutiques, each brimming with artisanal delights. After lunch at a local bistro return to the barge for a leisurely afternoon on board.

Day 6: Rise this morning for an indulgent breakfast followed by a visit to a local family-run champagne house. After lunch, set off to explore Chalons-en-Champagne at leisure. Uncover the town’s architectural heritage with a visit to Saint-Etienne Cathedral and the museum of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Cloister, or browse the many boutiques and pavement cafes. Back on board, Chef prepares a farewell feast for your final evening on board.

Day 7: Awake to enjoy an indulgent breakfast. After, the crew bids you a fond farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2019 (cabins): May, 12, 26. July, 21. August,4. September, 1.

7 Days / 6 Nights, from €3,870.

Couvrot to Epernay


Life on France’s waterways is lived at a gentle pace. Recline on the deck of your luxury barge and admire stunning rural views, or set off into the landscape to visit pretty medieval towns and historic champagne houses...the choice is yours.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Join us for a champagne reception as we welcome you aboard in Couvrot. Settle into your luxurious surrounds while you meet the captain and crew. Later, take a seat as chef serves an exquisite gourmet dinner for your first night on board.

Day 2: Relax and enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning as we glide along the canal. After lunch, head to Reims— the crowning place of 34 French sovereigns and an important centre for champagne production. Marvel at the impressive gothic cathedral and explore the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Later, spend some free-time in the city to explore the many boutiques. Return to the barge late afternoon for cocktails followed by a sumptuous dinner.

Day 3: The morning is yours to enjoy at leisure. Alight for a gentle stroll along the towpath, or cycle alongside the barge. After a delicious lunch at a local bistro, head to La Mains de Massiges with your guide. The trenches here were built in wavy lines to avoid gunfire during World War I. A nearby cemetery shelters the graves of fallen soldiers. After an emotive afternoon, return to the barge for dinner—a gastronomic sensation prepared by Chef.

Day 4: Today the barge arrives in the pretty town of Chalons-en-Champagne. Set off to explore the gothic Saint-Etienne Cathedral and wander among the gardens of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Cloister. Marvel at the remarkable statues guarding the cloister walls. After, return to the barge as we set sail for Mareuil-sur-Ay. A delectable lunch is served as we pass beautiful rural scenes along the river. Later, prepare for an evening of divine dining on board.

Day 5: Sink into life at a gentle pace this morning as the barge drifts along the canal. After a delectable lunch on board, take a scenic drive to the abbey at Hautvillers. Here lies the tomb of Dom Perignon, presiding over a spectacular view of the vineyards below. Later, head to the house of Champagne J de Telmont to take part in their unique oenological workshop. Dinner will be at the celebrated restaurant, La Briquette.

Day 6: Relax on board this morning as your journey continues. After lunch, head to Epernay with your guide. Wander along the iconic Avenue de Champagne, before an exclusive tasting at the champagne house of Moet & Chandon. Return to the barge for a farewell gala dinner to celebrate your final evening on board.

Day 7: Awake to enjoy an indulgent breakfast. After, the crew bids you a fond farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2019 (cabins): October, 20.

7 Days / 6 Nights, from €5,400

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Epernay to Couvrot

Life on France’s waterways is lived at a gentle pace. Recline on the deck of your luxury barge and admire stunning rural views, or set off into the landscape to visit pretty medieval towns and historic champagne houses...the choice is yours.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Join us for a champagne reception as we welcome you aboard at Epernay. Settle in and meet the captain and crew. Later, take a seat as chef serves an exquisite gourmet dinner for your first night on board.

Day 2: Savour a delicious breakfast as we cruise along the canal at a gentle pace. Spend the rest of the morning a leisure, perhaps reclining on the deck to admire the beautiful views. After lunch, head to Epernay with your guide. This charming town is brimming with champagne provenance. Wander along the Avenue de Champagne to the prestigious house of Moet & Chandon, where you’ll enjoy an exclusive tasting. Return to the barge for cocktails on deck before dinner at the celebrated La Briquette restaurant.

Day 3: Relax this morning as the barge glides past glorious vineyards and rural scenes. Lunch is served on board followed by a scenic drive into the countryside. Arrive at the house of Champagne J de Telmont. Here you’ll enjoy a fascinating oenological workshop to uncover the process of making champagne. Visit the abbey at Hautvillers before you return to the barge. You’ll find the tomb of Dom Perignon here, overlooking beautiful vineyards. Back onboard, enjoy a delicious dinner of fine French cuisine.

Day 4: Today the barge arrives in the pretty town of Chalons-en-Champagne. Set off to explore the gothic Saint-Etienne Cathedral and wander among the gardens of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Cloister. Remarkable statues guard the walls of the cloister, waiting to be admired. Your guide leads you on a tour through the town before you return to the barge for a sumptuous dinner this evening.

Day 5: After a delicious breakfast, head to La Mains de Massiges with your guide. The trenches here were built in wavy lines to avoid gunfire during World War I. A nearby cemetery shelters the graves of fallen soldiers. After lunch at a local bistro, return to the barge for the afternoon, guests can alight for a gentle stroll along the towpath, or cycle alongside the barge.

Day 6: Today you’ll visit the royal town of Reims. 34 French sovereigns were crowned here, sparking a trend for serving the local sparkling wine at celebrations. Marvel at the impressive gothic cathedral and explore the Musée des Beaux-Arts. You’ll have some free-time to wander among the charming boutiques. Back on the barge enjoy lunch and leisurely afternoon cruise before Chef prepares a fabulous farewell gala dinner for your final evening on board.

Day 7: Awake to enjoy an indulgent breakfast. After, the crew bids you a fond farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Dates and Prices 2019 (cabins): October, 13.

7 Days / 6 Nights, from €5,400.






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