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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
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The 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 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 learn how champagne is produced at picturesque vineyards.


Highlights

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

Program Notes

The 04/20/15 and 09/07/15 operate Chalons to Paris on the cruise portion as opposed to Paris to Chalons.

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, Chateau-Thierry, Epernay); disembark Chalons-en-Champagne, coach to Paris for departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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4.8
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