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Adventures Afloat: Champagne Canal Voyage: The Spirit of France by Barge

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Program #21555RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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The French province of Champagne is known around the world for the sparkling wine whose popping signifies a celebration. But you’ll find that there’s much more to Champagne during this voyage aboard a “hotel barge” exclusively chartered for a small Road Scholar group. Begin your adventure with two nights in Paris then board the barge to visit important World War I battlefields, learn about the coronations of the French kings at the Reims Cathedral and experience traditional champagne production at picturesque vineyards.


Highlights

• Discover the magnificent cities of Châlons-en-Champagne and Meaux with their Gothic and Romanesque architecture.
• Sample and learn about the sparkling wine this region is famous as you follow the Champagne Route.
• Enjoy two nights in Paris and explore the City of Lights on expert-led field trips.

Program Notes

The 04/20/15 and 09/07/15 operate Chalons to Paris on the cruise portion as opposed to Paris to Chalons and are on the MS Raymonde instead of the MS Madeleine.

Activity Notes

Walking up to four miles per day; some uneven terrain and cobblestones.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Paris, 2 nights; embark Raymonde, 6 nights (ports of call include Nogent-sur-Marne, Meaux, Château-Thierry, Épernay); disembark Châlons-en-Champagne, coach to Paris for departure.

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8 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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