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Renaissance

Renaissance

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€5,490 Per Person

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Renaissance accommodates up to eight passengers in ultimate luxury.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Loire Valley
  • Itinerary
    Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €2,196 per couple*
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From
€5,490 Per Person

Ultra Luxury Class

 

Renaissance accommodates up to eight passengers in ultimate luxury.

  • Country / Region
    France / Burgundy & Loire Valley
  • Itinerary
    Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
  • Cabins
    4
  • Max Passengers
    8
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Up to €2,196 per couple*
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Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Cabin accommodation (twin or double bed) with en-suite bathroomActivityActivity Excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary MealsMeals All meals included - authentic French cuisine and regional specialities plus a selection of fine winesDrinksDrinks Open bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic drinksInclusionInclusion Sun deck with spa poolTransportation Transportation Vehicle for transfers and excursions ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesBonusBonus Each cabin booked receives a free signed copy of French Odyssey by Rick Stein.ItineraryItinerary Cruise between Chatillon-sur-Loire and Montargis.InclusionInclusion WiFi on boardActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Renaissance's interior has been extensively refitted and includes a beautifully appointed and spacious lounge area with comfortable seating. The extremely generous accommodation features four suites, each at least 260 sq ft. including a large en suite bathroom. Renaissance’s other impressive features include a forward deck with a roof extension for alfresco dining and an on-deck heated spa pool.

 

Renaissance has five members of crew who attend to the eight passengers throughout the cruise including a captain, tour guide, master chef and two hosts/hostesses.

 

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on board for guests bringing their own appliances. Connectivity can be limited in remote locations.

 

Receive a free signed copy of French Odyssey, one per cabin booked.

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit to Château de Fontainebleau
  • Visit to Château de la Bussière
  • 7-lock flight at Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses
  • Visit to Château de Sully-sur-Loire
  • Cruise across the Pont Canal de Briare, built by Gustav Eiffel over the River Loire
  • Wine tasting in Sancerre
  • Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery

 

Inclusions

  • Transfers by chauffeured Mercedes mini bus between Paris and the hotel barge
  • Luxury 6 night cruise
  • All meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • 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
  • Services of 5 crew
  • Use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles, DVD player and spa pool

 

Cuisine

Regional Specialities
Filet Mignon de Charolais; Medallion d’Agneau Farci; Filet de Sole Chablisienne; Canard au Petits Navets

Wine Cellar
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Sancerre; Domaine Billaud Simon, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, Meursault; Domaine Changarnier, Monthelie; Domaine Camus, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

Cheese Board
Aisy Cendré; Bouton de Culotte; Epoisses; Ami du Chambertin

 

Pick-up & Drop-off Points

Approximate transfer duration between Paris & Renaissance = 2 or 2.5 hours, depending on the cruise direction.

 

For cabin bookings:

  • Pick-up point: The Hotel Westminster, Paris at 2:15 pm
  • Drop-off point:  The Hotel Westminster by 12:00 noon

 

For charter bookings:

  • Pick-up point: One location of the group's choice in Paris at 2:15 pm OR a TGV train station close to the barge after 4:00 pm
  • Drop-off point: One location of the groups choice in Paris at 12:00 noon OR at a local TGV train station by 10:00 am

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Dates & Prices 

Rates for 2017

10% off per cabin on September 24. 20% off per cabin on October 15
No single supplement on September 24 & October 8

Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement Book Before
September 3, 10, 17 6,350 Euros 2,300 Euros
 
September 24 5,715 Euros None 22 September 2017
October 1 6,350 Euros 2,300 Euros  
October 8, 22 5,490 Euros 2,000 Euros. No supplement on Oct 8  
October 15 4,392 Euros 2,000 Euros 13 October 2017

Charter (Whole Barge)

20% off per charter on October 15 & 22

Departure Dates Charter 8 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 6 ppl Book Before
October 1 47,000 Euros 45,500 Euros 44,000 Euros
October 8 40,800 Euros 39,600 Euros 38,400 Euros  
October 15, 22 32,640 Euros 31,680 Euros 30,720 Euros 20 October 2017

Rates for 2018

Departure Dates Suite per person Single Supplement
April 8, 15, 22 5,690 Euros 2,050 Euros
April 29 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros
May 6, 13, 20, 27 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros
July 22, 29 5,690 Euros 2,050 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 5,690 Euros 2,050 Euros
August 26 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 6,550 Euros 2,350 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 5,690 Euros 2,050 Euros

Charter (Whole Barge)

10% off per charter on April 8, 15, 22 & 29

Departure Dates Charter 6 ppl Charter 7 ppl Charter 8 ppl Book Before
April 8, 15, 22 35,640 Euros 40,800 Euros 42,000 Euros 15 September 2017
April 29 40,950 Euros 42,300 Euros 43,650 Euros 15 September 2017
May 6, 13, 20, 27 45,500 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros
June 3, 10, 17, 24 45,500 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros
July 1, 8, 15 45,000 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros
July 22, 29 39,600 Euros 40,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
August 5, 12, 19 39,600 Euros 40,800 Euros 42,000 Euros
August 26 45,500 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 45,500 Euros 47,000 Euros 48,500 Euros
October 7, 14, 21 39,600 Euros 40,800 Euros 42,000 Euros

Theme Cruise Supplement

Theme Region Available for Supplement
Golf Upper Loire & Western Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 500 Euros per person
Wine Appreciation Upper Loire & Western Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl 3,500 Euros per charter
Family Upper Loire & Western Burgundy Charter up to 8 ppl None

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. *Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

Family cruises include a tailor-made itinerary taking into consideration the ages and interests of all those in the group. Baby and child equipment can be provided at no extra cost including children’s bikes, car seats, cots, high chairs etc. Children under 18 years receive a discount on many vessels.

Terms & Conditions

Prices shown in Euros and will be converted in Australian Dollar (AUD) at time of payment using a daily ROE. An initial deposit of €800 is payable at the time of booking. The balance must be paid within 90 days as per our terms and conditions and as specified in our confirmation invoice, which will be despatched when the booking form has been processed. Cancellation policy applies to all bookings.

Itinerary 

Chatillon-sur-Loire to Montargis

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred to the spacious Renaissance moored in Chatillon-sur-Loire, where a champagne welcome awaits you. Cruise to Briare crossing Gustave Eiffel’s magical aqueduct over the River Loire, an amazing 10,000 ton, 662 metre Pont Canal, which was completed in September 1896.

Time for a walk or cycle ride before dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
In the morning, visit a renowned winery, Henry Bourgeois in Sancerre for a tour and tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant and pulsating region which has known viticulture since Roman times.

After lunch, enjoy an afternoon cruise to La Gazonne, a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds with the Seine River on one side and the Saone River on the other. Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
A morning cruise further along the canal, with plenty of opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath, to our mooring at the village of Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses near its 350-year-old 7 lock-flight.

After lunch on board, visit the delightful, privately-owned Château de La Bussière, known as the ‘fishermen castle’, with its wonderful ornamental and vegetable gardens. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
After a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants, baguettes and assorted pastries we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery. There is also time to walk around the market to see the fresh produce.

After lunch back on board, enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise to the lovely village of Montbouy. Dinner ashore at the Michelin-starred Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards.

Day 5, Thursday
Leave Montbouy this morning for a gentle cruise to just outside of the village of Montcresson and our peaceful mooring.

In the afternoon, visit Château Sully-sur-Loire. The castle originally belonged to Georges de la Trémoïlle, who infuriated Joan of Arc by encouraging the Dauphin to devote himself to idle hunting in the forests around Sully. After Joan's failure to liberate Paris 1430, de la Trémoïlle imprisoned her in the castle. In the 18th century, Voltaire, exiled from Paris, also spent time at the château. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
Enjoy a morning cruise through Little Venice, past flower-bedecked bridges and medieval watercourses joining France’s oldest canal.
 

In the afternoon, visit the splendid Château de Fontainebleau. It is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France and every French royal family has added its own architectural style and features when in residence.

Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast disembark Renaissance and transfer to the designated drop off point.

 


 

Wine Appreciation Itinerary

If you are wine connoisseur, you will enjoy this itinerary. Addtional visits include Sancerre, Chablis and Pouilly Fumé. This wine itinerary is available for charter groups.

Day 1, Sunday
Guests are met at the Hotel Westminster and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to the spacious Renaissance where a Champagne welcome with canapés awaits you and you meet the Captain and crew. We enjoy a short evening cruise to Briare, crossing Gustave Eiffel’s magical aqueduct over the River Loire, an amazing 10,000 ton, 662 metre Pont Canal, which was completed in September 1896. Time perhaps for a walk or cycle ride before dinner on board.

Day 2, Monday
Morning visit to a renowned winery in Sancerre, such as Domaine Henry Bourgeois, in Chavignol for a tour and private tasting. This medieval hilltop village overlooks a vibrant region which has known viticulture since Roman times. After lunch, we enjoy an afternoon cruise to La Gazonne, a beautiful mooring surrounded by lakes and ponds that provide water for the workings of the Canal de Briare Dinner on board.

Day 3, Tuesday
A morning cruise further along the canal, with plenty of opportunities for walking or cycling along the towpath, to our mooring at Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses near its 350-year-old 7 lock-flight, which is well worth exploring. After lunch on board, we visit the delightful, privately-owned Château de La Bussière, known as the ‘fishermen’s castle’, with its wonderful ornamental and vegetable gardens. Dinner on board.

Day 4, Wednesday
After a leisurely breakfast of fresh croissants, baguettes and assorted pastries, we visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery, renowned for its beautifully decorated and vibrant dinnerware. There is also time to explore the bustling market. After lunch back on board, we enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise to the lovely village of Montbouy. Dinner ashore at the Michelin-starred Auberge des Templiers in Les Bezards.

Day 5, Thursday
We leave Montbouy this morning for a gentle cruise to just outside of the village of Montcresson and our peaceful mooring. This afternoon, we visit Château Sully-sur-Loire. The castle originally belonged to Georges de la Trémoïlle, who infuriated Joan of Arc by encouraging the Dauphin to devote himself to idle hunting in the forests around Sully. After Joan's failure to liberate Paris 1430, de la Trémoïlle imprisoned her in the castle. In the 18th century, Voltaire, exiled from Paris, also spent time at the château. Dinner on board.

Day 6, Friday
We enjoy a morning cruise through Little Venice, past flower-bedecked bridges and medieval watercourses joining France’s oldest canal. Our visit this afternoon is to the splendid Château de Fontainebleau, a national museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France. It is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries and every French royal family has added its own architectural style and features when in residence. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Day 7, Saturday
After breakfast, guests are transferred to the Hotel Westminster in Paris.

Cruise Details 

Renaissance Deck Plan

Renaissance deck plan

  • 128 feet long
  • 8 passengers
  • 5 crew
  • 4 twin/double suites with en-suite facilities
  • Air-conditioned
  • Centrally Heated
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Sun deck with spa pool
  • 8 touring bikes/1 tandem on request
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • WiFi (Subject to local reception)

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AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
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