This is a unique opportunity to cruise on waterways in the Champagne region of France. Our comfortable day cruiser is a floating lounge and the ideal way to see the Real France on little rivers that the big cruise ships are not able to navigate.
Our secret journey through charming French countryside and a visit to a Champagne house is the ideal way to enjoy a ‘bubbly’ spring break!
Day 1 To Reims
We depart the travel centre in the early morning and make our way to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais and onward journey to Reims in the Champagne region of France
Our evening meal is included at the hotel this evening.
Day 2 Reims and Champagne
After breakfast today, we explore Reims and visit a Champagne House during the day for a tasting of the fine bubbles!
Reims vies for the title of Champagne Capital with its close neighbour Epernay. Standing in the shadow of the magnificent Gothic Cathedral we will find many pedestrian Boulevards and art deco cafes along with fine – dining restaurants and Champagne Houses.
After a full day exploring the grandeur of this city, we will return to our hotel for an evening meal.
Day 3 Cruise through the Champagne region
Today we meet Natalia, our day cruise boat and we take to the gentle waters of Champagne for a leisurely day cruising to Vaudemanges , in the heart of the Champage countryside.
We will have a picnic lunch with wine on board and sit back to enjoy the scenery
After a lovely serene day, we return to our hotel for our evening meal.
Day 4 Cruise through the Champagne region l
After breakfast at the hotel, we re- join Natalia in Vaudemanges and continue our cruise journey to Ay, to sit back, relax and enjoy another full day of Champagne Countryside.
We have lunch again on board.
On arrival in Ay we will wave farewell to Natalia and her Captain and travel by coach to Epernay for a short visit to the ‘second’ Champagne Capital before returning to our hotel for our evening meal.
The town is entirely surrounded by vines. Along the Avenue de Champagne, there are grand mansions and opulent homes occupied by famous Champagne Houses and you can see why Epernay competes for the title of ‘Capital of Champagne’.
Day 5 Return journey
Breakfast at the hotel this morning and then we depart for the journey to Calais and ferry to Dover.
We expect to arrive back at the Roberts Travel centre in the mid evening
Included in the price :
5 days coach
Return ferry from Dover to Calais
4 nights’ accommodation with breakfast and evening meal at the Novotel Reims Tinquex
2 days cruising on waterways through the Champagne region
Lunch on board the cruise with wine
A visit to a champagne House