Day 1 - Paris
Day 2 - Paris/Lagny-sur-Marne 
Day 3 - Lagny-sur-Marne/Meaux/
Day 4 - Saint-Jean-Les-Deux-Jumeaux/
Chateau Thierry
Day 5 - Chateau Thierry/Dormans 
Day 6 - Reims/Epernay
Day 7 - Epernay/Paris

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Péniche Champagne

An exclusive new barge cruise from Paris to Epernay on the majestic Marne canal through charming towns, the Champagne region and historic cities, tasting Champagne every day!

The majestic Marne canal flows through the picturesque Montagne de Reims Natural Park and links with the Marne River. This is part of an important waterway linking the Paris Basin to the Champagne region and the Rhine river.

This cruise allows full enjoyment of the peace and quiet of the French countryside and local charm. Visit small villages and historic towns plus the great cities of Paris and Reims. Indulge in tastings of local produce including champagne and cheese on included excursions.

Discover ‘The Pearl of Champagne’, the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne where Dom Perignon perfected a method to produce ‘the best wine in the world’.

Of course Champagne is a vital ingredient of a Champagne cruise, so Jules Verne has specially arranged for our guests to enjoy daily a Champagne tasting or Champagne toast before the fine food and wines served at dinner.

Key Features

New Cruise
Exclusive Small Ship Cruise 
Free Cabin Selection
UNESCO: Reims Cathedral
Excursions Included
Drinks Included
Champagne Daily
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 2 – 20

Day 1 Travel from London to Paris by Eurostar. Embark on the barge near the Eiffel Tower. Welcome Champagne reception and crew introduction. (D)

Day 2 Enjoy a tour of Paris from Place de la Republique, main boulevards, the Opera, Place Vendôme to the Louvre. Travel back through time and history on an original walk along some of the prettiest covered arcades in Paris. Afternoon cruise through central Paris towards Lagny-sur-Marne. Enjoy a glass of Champagne before dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Morning cruise to Meaux. Afternoon visit of the town including the Cathedral and the Bishops’ Palace, passing the Gallo-Roman ramparts and the magnificent Bossuet Garden, traditionally believed to be an early work of Le Nôtre. Taste the Brie de Meaux cheese, hailed as “the King of Cheeses”. Return on board at Saint-Jean-les-Deux-Jumeaux where the barge will be moored. Enjoy a glass of Champagne before dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Morning cruise through the heart of the Seine-et-Marne countryside and its Champagne vines. At the riverside town of Château-Thierry visit the Hôtel-Dieu and enjoy a Champagne tasting. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Sail towards Dormans. Afternoon excursion along the famous Champagne route with a visit to the picturesque village of Hautvillers located in the Montagne de Reims Regional National Park and birthplace of Champagne. Champagne tasting in a prominent Champagne house. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Morning sailing towards Epernay. Afternoon excursion to Reims, known as the ‘City of Coronations’. Guided visit of the historic centre and the Cathedral Notre-Dame where Kings of France were crowned for more than 1,000 years. A Champagne toast to your cruise and special farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Disembark in Epernay. Transfer to Paris for your train journey to London. (B)

  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.


per person in a twin Lower Deck cabin
Péniche Raymonde

Eurostar from London St. Pancras

Date Price
August 18 £2195


per person in a twin Lower Deck cabin
Péniche Déborah

Eurostar from London St. Pancras

Date Price
May 3 £2495
June 28 £2395
September 20 £2495

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £995

 Rail Options

Eurostar Standard Premier Class £225

Price Includes
Rail travel, all port charges, 6-night cruise, breakfast daily, full board and drinks on cruise vessel, excursions, UK Tour Manager, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated rail fares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.


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