Discover the enchanting inland waterways of
France with Afloat in France, Orient-Express' fleet of five
luxury bespoke péniche-hotels, and experience some of the many
culinary delights of this captivating country.
local artisan farmers markets and century old chateaux to sampling
rare wines in Burgundy, Afloat in France offers individually
tailored cruises as you travel with your very own chef and tour
guide to introduce you to the best of France. Afloat in France's
2010 season opened earlier this month and ends on 24 October 2010.
Back by popular demand and held for the very first on
board the elegant Amaryllis, an
itinerary like no other awaits the oenophiles among us for the
annual Grand Cru Cruise. Escorted by wine expert Jean-Pierre Cropsal with visits to four exclusive family-owned vineyards, the
Semaine des Grands Crus is a must for wine aficionados. The journey is an unmissable opportunity to taste the 33
Grand Crus of Burgundy, including Bonne Mares, Montrachet and most
famous of them all, La Romanée Conti. Exercise the taste buds and
the mind as you learn, discover and explore all aspects of wine as
well as the wine making process, accompanied by some of the most
glorious food imaginable to even the most well trained palate.
At an all inclusive cost of £5,500 per person
departing Dijon 18 July 2010 and 25 July 2010, this is a unique week-long
cruise aboard a luxury barge where you will be treated to hosted
tours, tastings and dinners in an exclusive, access all areas
journey through the heart of the wine making region.
Orient-Express can tailor your trip with an individually
customised cruise designed specifically for you and your parties
needs. From bike riding to art and cooking classes, hot air
ballooning to golf lessons, your holiday will be like no other
reflecting each individuals passion and with your very own tour
guide and host ensuring all activities indulge you and you alone;
creating memories which will last a life time.
péniche-hotel is available for private hire between April and
October, giving guests the opportunity to have their own floating
house party. A mini bus is also available for the on land
excursions, allowing passengers discover more of the enchanting
A six-night journey on the Alouette
starts at £12,960 for a two person private charter in 2010,
cruising the tranquil Canal du Midi between Béziers and
Carcassonne. For those who wish to explore the enchanting medieval
city of Carcassonne at greater leisure, consider adding on a night
or two at the Hôtel de la Cité, an Orient-Express Hotel that is
nestled in the citys ramparts between two historic landmarks, the
Romanesque Château Comtal and the Gothic Basilica of
Saint-Nazaire, and set in its own beautiful gardens.
Napoleon is available for private charter for up to twelve
people or on a per cabin basis. For an all inclusive, six night
cruise prices start from £29,940 for eight people and from £3,060
per person on a cabin only basis.
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