Mini cruises, 2 - 5 days

A weekend away? Want to enjoy a midweek with friends or family? Then our mini cruises are the perfect way to explore the Champagne region.

For those who never made a river cruise or canal cruise, our mini boating holidays are the ideal opportunity to try it out. We are sure that you will want to sail a little longer with us afterwards.

Do you have more time and do you want to enjoy sailing more? Then book your room as a B&B the night before departure or add a night after the cruise. In any case, a quiet start or end to your mini cruise experience.

We look forward to meet you on board.

     Kris & Patsie

Mini cruises, discovering Champagne

June to September

2 day cruise (e.g. weekend)

Château-Thierry - Dormans - Epernay

Day 1:

  • Morning: pick up at Château-Thierry train station (9:30)
  • Welcome aboard barge Johanna with bubbles and snacks.
  • Cruise with tasting on the Marne. 3 h. quiet sailing with a view of the vineyards and medieval churches.
  • Lunch on deck with selected wines.
  • Afternoon excursion by minibus to 2 champagne farmers. Visit to a small champagne museum and production with explanation.
  • Chocolate and champagne tasting.
  • Taste 6 completely different champagnes.
  • Dinner on board or at local restaurant (half board).

Day 2:

  • We start the day with a tasty and extensive breakfast buffet.
  • About 3 to 4 hours sailing on the Marne to Epernay with refreshments and bubbles on deck.
  • We pass Chatillon-sur-Marne and Cumières with its statues along the river banks. You can already see the abbey of Hautvillers high on the hillside.
  • Lunch with selected wines while sailing.
  • Afternoon trip to Epernay with a visit to the famous champagne cellars and to Hautvillers, where Dom Pérignon was at the base of the champagne production.
  • Drop-off at Epernay station for your return to Paris or Reims.

Included:

  • Welcome on board with snacks and bubbles.
  • 2 days sailing (4h / day) on the Marne.
  • 1 night with extensive breakfast buffet.
  • 2 x lunch on board with adapted wines.
  • Visit to various winegrowers and champagne houses.
  • Tasting of at least 8 different champagnes.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at local train station or hotel.
  • All taxes and fees.

Options:

  • Arrival the evening before departure with overnight stay and breakfast.
  • Dinner + overnight and breakfast after the mini cruise.
  • Cruise in half board or full board: dinner in restaurant or 3-course menu on board with selected wines.
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Paris.
Price per person, 2 days cruise!
 Charter  Half board  Full board
  2 Pers.   € 1150   € 1250
  3 pers.   €  950   € 1050
  4 pers.   €  800   €  900
  5 pers.   €  700   €  800
  6 pers.   €  600   €  700
 Options    
  Cabine booking   €  850   €  950
  Additional night B&B   €   80   €  150

5 days, 4 nights cruise (e.g. midweek)

Epernay - Damery - Courcelles - Château-Thierry

Day 1:

  • Afternoon: Welcome aboard barge Johanna with bubbles and snacks.
  • Visit of the city and surroundings.
  • Dinner on board or in restaurant (half board).

Day 2:

  • We start the day with a tasty and extensive breakfast buffet.
  • Visit Epernay, Avenue de champagne and famous cellars.
  • Lunch on board with selected wines.
  • About 3 hours sailing on the Marne. Enjoy the peace and the view of the vineyards. We pass through different types of locks.
  • Possibility to cycle along the towpath to the next lock.
  • Dinner on board or at local restaurant (half board).

Days 3 and 4:

  • We start the day with a tasty and extensive breakfast buffet.
  • About 3 hours sailing on the Marne to our next stop.
  • Possibility to cycle along the towpath to the next lock.
  • Afternoon excursion to various winegrowers with tastings, museums, historical sites and small villages.
  • Dinner on board or at local restaurant (half board).

Day 5:

  • Goodbye after a delicious breakfast.

Possible excursions:

  • Champagne Alain Navarre, Passy-sur-Marne.
  • Champagne Dom Caudron in Passy-Grigny with tasting of “trio of chocolate and champagne.”
  • Champagne Les Gallais, at Boursault castle.
  • Champagne Mercier, Castellane or Moët & Chandon in Epernay.
  • Avenu de Champagne, Epernay.
  • Eco museum of Oeuilly.
  • Ruïns of medieval castle of Château-Thierry.
  • Belleau-Wood & Amerikan monument of WW1.
  • French monument of WW1 in Dormans.
  • Viewpoint and statue of Urbanus II at Chatillon-sur-Marne.
  • Abbey and village of Hautvillers.
  • Le Pressoir, new interactive museum on champagne winesn, Aÿ.
  • Castles of Perry or Condé-en-Brie.
  • etc…

Included:

  • Welcome on board with snacks and bubbles.
  • 3 days sailing (± 3h / day) on the Marne.
  • 4 nights with an extensive breakfast buffet.
  • 3 x lunch on board with selected wines.
  • Visit to various winegrowers and champagne houses.
  • Tasting of at least 10 different champagnes.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at local train station or hotel.
  • All taxes and fees.

Options:

  • Half-board or full-board cruise: dinner in the restaurant or 2-course menu on board with appropriate wines.
  • Full board with 3-course menu: + € 75 / pers.
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Paris, Reims or other location at price/km.
Price per person, midweek cruise (4 nights, 5 days)
 Charter  Half board  Full board
  2 Pers.   € 2250   € 2500
  3 per.   € 1850   € 2100
  4 pers.   € 1550   € 1800
  5 pers.   € 1350   € 1600
  6 pers.   € 1250   € 1500
 Options    
  Cabine booking   € 1700   € 1950

Contact us with your cruise wishes and desires. We will send you an offer and availability as soon as possible.
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