nouvelle etoile - alsace burgundy

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nouvelle etoile - alsace burgundy

canal cruising in france

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Nouvelle Etoile - burgundy & Alsace

Canal Barge in France

"The cruise exceeded our expectations in every way. Some of us had been on barge cruises in France previously, and La Nouvelle Etoile easily topped them all."



La Nouvelle Etoile is a luxurious barge with very spacious accommodation for only 8 passengers, offering a wonderful blend of traditional elegance and sophisticated, state of the art facilities. The bedroom suites, boast internet access and satellite TV and large double sink bathrooms. One of the suites is fully adapted to accommodate passengers with physical disability and the barge is fitted with a lift for wheelchairs.

on board


Holland Tulip Cruise
1 April - 6 May

• Tour the famous Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world. • Visit a working windmill, clog maker and cheese maker • Explore the Aalsmeer flower auction and the mecca of Dutch cheese, the town of Gouda • Visit the Delft pottery works to see the world famous porcelain being handmade and painted • Visit the picturesque town of Haarlem and wander around a museum of the famous Dutch painter, Franz Hals.

Holland to Belgium Cruise
13 May

Belgium to Paris 11 days Cruise
20 May

Upper Loire & Burgundy
3 June - 8 July

• Visit the magnificent Chateau de Fontainebleau and the nearby village of Moret, home of the impressionist painter Sisley • Tour the medieval town of Provins, the “City of Roses” and see a birds of prey show • Visit Sens, the oldest town in France with its gothic cathedral • Enjoy a private tasting and tour of the cellars at a select vineyard in Chablis • Explore Auxerre, the most beautiful of riverside towns on the River Yonne.

Champagne cruise
22 July - 5 August

Alsace Lorraine Cruise
19 August - 9 September

• Take a walking tour of the city of Nancy with its Baroque palaces and home of the Art Nouveau movement • Visit the graceful Chateau de Fleville with its 14th century keep and its displays of renaissance antiques • Marvel at the Plan Incline Arzvillers, a unique lock that carries the barge up or down the mountainside • Enjoy a tour of the Route du Vin d’Alsace and a visit to the old fortified town of Obernai • Visit the city of Strasbourg, see its magnificent cathedral and explore the elegant shopping streets.

Germany & Luxembourg Cruise
16 September - 14 October

• Visit Burg Eltz, the 12th century “Queen of German Castles”, one of the few not destroyed by King Louis XIV • Enjoy a private wine tasting in Bernkastel, home of the crème de la crème of German wines • Tour Triers, Germany’s most ancient town, dating back to Roman times and visit the Porta Nigra • Finish the cruise in Luxembourg with a visit to its capital city.

On alternate weeks the cruise will be in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

  • cruise

    individual or charter

    us$ price on request


    single supplement

    8 person charter

    11 day cruise / Belgium - Paris

  • 2018 value season
    6 nights all inclusive

    22 Jul - 5 Aug & 14 Oct

    6690 eUROS per person

    3350 Euros

    51000 Euros

    11900 Euros / person

  • 2018 regular season
    6 nights all inclusive

    1 Apr - 8 Jul / 19 Aug 7 Oct

    7190 Euros per person

    3550 Euros

    54600 Euros

    91000 Euros

Price for Nouvelle Etoile includes:

Price includes: Local transfer to and from the barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 5 crew and use of barge facilities, which includes bicycles, DVD player, a PC and wireless internet access, an exercise room and a spa pool.

These rates do not include:
• Insurance • Personal expenses • Gratuities to the crew (between 7 and 10%)

To avoid currency exchange fees

• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card. • US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.


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Bon voyage!