French Country Waterways has announced a special savings event for its Champagne sailings.
Guests booking a stateroom on the luxury 12-guest Nenuphar can enjoy savings of 25% off the regular fare on select April 2024 departures. This space-available offer is for new bookings only and not combinable with other special offers or promotions. The special fares for these sailings are from US$5,846 per person, double.
These fully-inclusive fares include exclusive private tours and wine tastings, a dinner at the Michelin two-star Les Crayères, fully-stocked open bar and all wines, many from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards, dozens of tantalizing French cheeses, innovative cuisine from a talented onboard chef, a private motorcoach, independent walks or bicycle explorations along the canal-side towpath and small nearby villages. A welcome home spirit from the talented crew contributes to the relaxing, familial and rejuvenating atmosphere.
With its six king suites and antique provincial furnishings, the Nenuphar sets off at a leisurely pace as it makes its way through the canals of Champagne, the most celebrated wine region in the world and home to vineyards dating back to Roman times, and a historic heritage that includes Joan of Arc and Napoleon. Guests explore the lively port town of Châlons-en-Champagne with its multiple gardens, UNESCO Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, and 12-century Cathédrale Saint-Étienne. The cellars of the prestigious Champagne house of Ployez-Jacquemart in Ludes are opened to the guests for a private tour and tasting of their finest wines. Arriving in Sillery, guests are transported to Reims, the coronation city of French Kings, taking in the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, a prominent example of High Gothic architecture. A special dinner is planned at the Michelin two-star Les Crayères, whose wine list offers more than 600 champagne labels.
Additional information can be found at www.fcwl.com.