Private barge cruises

From €2,183 per person for five nights

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On our charter cruises your group has exclusive use of the barge.  Able to accommodate up to six people, a barge cruise is great for groups of friends or family celebrating a special birthday or just getting together to relax and enjoy each others company.  It’s like having your own ‘private floating villa’ that moves to a different location each day and as we do all the organisation, everyone can relax and enjoy their holiday.

You'll quickly slide into the gentle routine of cruising and excursions, punctuated with delicious meals.  With just your group onboard the pace is totally up to you.  Feeling energetic? - then borrow a bike and explore before meeting Serenity further down the canal.  Want to just while away the afternoon soaking up the sun and enjoying a good book? - no problem.

100% Champagne cruises
Cabin cruises
1 night cruises

 

5 nights - private charter cruise

 

€10,300 for 1 or 2 people

€11,700  for 3 or 4 people

€13,100  for 5 or 6 people

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Villages, vineyards and sparkling cities....

Our cruise route takes us through the heart of the Champagne region, along both the historic canal with its small locks and the Marne river which lazily winds its way through a valley covered in vineyards.  Whether you travel in an eastward or westward direction you'll get to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the French countryside including vineyards, châteaux and charming villages.

We typically spend 3 to 5 hours cruising each morning and while we're travelling, you can relax on the deck and soak in the scenery, lose yourself in a book, take a nap in the sunshine or, if you want, 'join the crew' and help Graeme with the ropes.   You can even soak in the jacuzzi with a glass of something as you watch the champagne countryside sliding past.

In the afternoon you’ll enjoy an excursion accompanied by a member of the crew.  While some visits are just a short walk from our mooring, most days we’ll use our comfortable 9-seater van to explore a bit further afield - find out more about the excursions options by clicking on the interaries below.

Wonderful holiday, wonderful people nothing was any bother, truly a great time. Recommend it highly.

Jennifer, USA

Tempt your tastebuds....

We passionately believe that eating in local restaurants is the only way to really experience French cuisine - that's why you'll enjoy a meal at one of our favourite local restaurants each day.  Depending on the day's itinerary you'll either have lunch or dinner onboard, typically a relaxed affair at the deck-top dining table.  One guest described eating aboard as like the perfect dinner party - tasty food, great wine and no washing up!  A different wine will be served with each meal, sourced directly from small independent vineyards, meaning even the most dedicated oenophile will discover new styles and flavours during a cruise.   And if you're not a wine drinker we also offer beer or a range of soft drinks.

What's included?

Double or twin ensuite cabin
Breakfast and lunch aboard each day
All dinners, either ashore at a local restaurant or aboard
All wines, beers and soft drinks aboard
Daily excursions with one of the crew as your guide
8 seater vehicle with driver for excursions and transfers
Private transfer between Paris and the barge
Use of all onboard amenities including hot tub and bicycles
All taxes, fuel and mooring charges

Looking for something different?

Although we recommend a Wednesday start for your cruise we're happy to be flexible and offer alternative departure days to fit in with your other travel plans - just check here to see when the barge is available.

And whilst five nights is our most popular cruise, we can offer longer or shorter cruises on a private charter basis to suit your availability and budget:

 

1 night

 

€3,850  for 1 or 2 people

€5,250  for 3 or 4 people

€6,650 for 5 or 6 people

 

3 nights

 

€7,500  for 1 or 2 people

€8,400  for 3 or 4 people

€9,300  for 5 or 6 people

 

4 nights

 

€9,000  for 1 or 2 people

€10,100  for 3 or 4 people

€11,200  for 5 or 6 people

 

6 nights

 

€11,400  for 1 or 2 people

€13,200  for 3 or 4 people

€15,000  for 5 or 6 people

 

7 nights

 

€12,700  for 1 or 2 people

€14,800  for 3 or 4 people

€16,900  for 5 or 6 people

 

8 nights

 

€  for 1 or 2 people

€  for 3 or 4 people

€18,500  for 5 or 6 people

How to book your cruise

You can book your cruise by emailing serenitybarge@gmail.com

A 30% deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the balance due 60 days before departure.  Various methods of payment are available: credit card, bank wire transfer/internet banking transfer or Paypal.

It is strongly advised that travel insurance is taken out when you make the deposit booking payment. Please read carefully our cruise cancellation and refund policy.