Special Places Travel Barges In Holland,
Barges In France,
Barges In Germany:
La Nouvelle Etoile







La Nouvelle Etoile: Luxury Canal Cruises and River Cruises in France in Holland, Belgium, France (Champagne and Alsace) and Germany Cruise In Holland, Belgium, Germany And France (Champagne, Burgundy And Alsace) Aboard The Ultra Deluxe Hotel-Barge LA NOUVELLE ETOILE


BARGE CRUISES: SEVEN DAYS/SIX NIGHTS
Special Places Travel Logo.  EMAIL: info@specialplacestravel.com or PHONE: 1-877-642-2743 (001.443.321.3614 outside US/Canada).The 8-passenger La Nouvelle Etoile sets a new standard for elegance and sophisticated technology in barge cruising, with four spacious suites boasting internet access with flat-screen monitors, satellite television and video. Each suite has a luxuious en-suite bathroom with double sinks and an oversized shower. The barge is one of the few that is wheelchair accessible, with a wide gangplank, elevator to the cabins, and a suite with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. A state-of-the-art exercise room and hot tub on the upper deck are also available for your use.

The experienced owners on board, Jan and Diana Meijer, will ensure that everything is perfect for your cruise. Their meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout -- from the selection of the linens to the fresh flowers and fruit in each suite. The warm, elegant teak interiors, subtle color schemes and pleasant furnishings invite you to relax and enjoy. On deck, comfortable patio furniture in the shade or sun lets you float through the countryside.

The seasons decide the cruise itineraries. Each itinerary has been arranged by season so that you may enjoy the very best of each region. In the spring La Nouvelle Etoile cruises from Holland through Belgium to France, spending the summer in France and ending in Germany in the fall. In the spring La Nouvelle Etoile cruises in Holland on its Amsterdam area tulip cruise, visiting the famous Keukenhof Gargens with its flower displays and cruising on the canals in Amsterdam and nearby countryside. In May it cruises from Holland to Belgium, to the beautiful town of Bruges, the " Venice of the North. " This cruise is followed by a 12-day cruise from Bruges to Paris including a visit to Claude Monet's home in Giverny and a cruise on the Seine River past the Eiffet Tower and Notre Dame. In the summer it cruises from Paris to the Chablis wine region, with a visit to the chateau of Fontainbleau, followed by cruises in the Upper Loire on the Briare Canal in the Sancerre wine region. Later in the summer it cruises in the Champagne region on the Marne River to visit the famous Champagne houses. In late summer it cruises on a canal through the Alsace Lorraine region to Strasbourg, followed by cruise on the beautiful Mosel River in Germany to visit castles, quaint villages and wine makers.

The tours are designed to let you do what interests you most. Go for a morning walk, bicycle along the towpath, jog in the countryside or simply enjoy the luxury by sunbathing on the deck, as the barge slips down the lazy river. Pursue your interest in art at fine local museums or visit architectural marvels dating back to the Renaissance or Roman times. The possibilities, like the memories you return home with, are endless.

Imagine dining on exquisite gourmet cuisine, drinking fine wines of exceptional vintage from top local vineyards while sitting at a table replete with elegant Wedgwood china, Christofle silver and the finest crystal. On La Nouvelle Etoile, each meal is an event, carefully planned and prepared as an extraordinary culinary experience. The kitchen procures the finest local foods and freshest produce that are seasoned with herbs grown on board. Your Chef is happy to personalize your meals to meet any special requirements or specific dietary needs.

We have stayed on board and visited the barge several times and can attest to the fact that this barge provides an outstanding cruise in all respects, no matter which of its many cruise routes you pick.


Features




La Nouvelle Etoile's Deck Plan
Deck Plans, side view



Dining Aboard La Nouvelle Etoile:
Sample Menu


A taste of the gourmet cuisine served aboard La Nouvelle Etoile. BREAKFAST
LUNCH
DINNER
SAMPLE WINE LIST
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Pouilly Fumé; Château Davenay, Montagney; Domaine Laroche, Chablis Premier Cru; Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, Santenay; Château La Rose Trintaudon, Haut Médoc

Passenger Comments:


A five star experience! The five staff were superior and very very nice and welcoming throughout. wines? The meals and wines were unbelievably top rate. Chef was better than any Michelin 2-star. The high points were the staff and food! Plus great friends. All a perfect combination!
B.&.E.M., CA, USA, April 2016

Excellent trip. The best of the 4 barge trips we have taken. The service was excellent. The best we have experienced. Superb meals. Again, consistently the best we have had probably anywhere. Our high points were the food and the beautiful scenery along the Mosel.
J & G. K. CA, USA, October 2014

This is the second trip on this Barge, Both were exceptional, Enjoyed it very much. The owners / operators were the best we have found.
G. P., CA, USA, June 2014

An excellent barge trip. Jan and Diana are such a lovely host and hostess and Captain. Even though we had a substitute chef for the week, the food was excellent. The staff goes above and beyond to please everyone!! We hope to return one day. They make the trip and experience to never forget! The high points were Franck on the piano and his amazing knowledge of the history! Also, leaving Paris in the hot tub going past the Eiffel tower! The meals and wines were above excellent.
G. &.N. S, CA, USA, June 2014

This is my 5th barge trip!!! Very comparable. Love the individual attention! 1200+ photos of amazing, relaxing holiday! I documented every meal and every course: treat for eyes, mouth and nose! Franck (tour guide) is amazing and so " simpatico. " Very knowledgeable, charming, gives detailed accurate directions, arranged many personal touches.
M.F., TX, USA, September 2013



NOUVELLE ETOILE'S ITINERARIES
SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Holland: Amsterdam Tulip Cruise
Haarlem to Haarlem Spring 2017

Sunday
After your pick-up by our driver you will be taken to La Nouvelle Etoile which will be moored in the center of Haarlem, only about 20 minutes from Amsterdam. Haarlem is quite a charming and cosmopolitan city full of historical beauty. St. Bavo's Cathedral in the main square is where both Mozart and Handel played on the magnificent Muller organ. You are welcomed on board with a champagne reception. There is time to relax as you cruise this afternoon to Zaandam before your first gourmet dinner on board.
Monday
Wake up to an elegant breakfast and then take an excursion to the reconstructed historic village of Zaanse Schans with its working windmills, clog makers, cheese farm and mustard mill. Everything the Dutch are known for can be found in this quaint village. This afternoon we cruise through the heart of Amsterdam where the small canals and architecture take you back to a previous century. Continue cruising along the Amstel River to Ulthoorn where we will moor for the night.

Tuesday
A leisurely cruise to Gouda, famous for its cheese, pipes and candles. After lunch, visit a local cheese farm. Later, explore Gouda's gorgeous architecture, excellent shopping and also the most beautiful stained glass windows in Holland. These remarkable windows in St. John's church date back to the 15th century.

Wednesday
This morning's cruise is to Rotterdam, the world's largest port, stopping at a vodka distillery en route. Ketel One is the oldest distillery in Holland still owned by the same family. Then we continue to Delft. Delft is a beautiful town with many historic connections including being one of the starting chambers of the Dutch East India Company and the birthplace of artist Jan Vermeer. The day's visit also includes a tour of a Delft factory to learn how this world famous pottery is made. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling around this delightful and historic Dutch city.

Thursday
This morning we cruise through the canals past Leiden, a charming University town. It is also where many of the Pilgrims lived before they ventured to the New World. Cross the Brasemmer Lakes to Oude Wetering. Spend the afternoon at the famous Keukenhof Gardens, a 70-acre showcase for the Dutch floral industry. From late March to mid-May visitors are treated to an ever changing display of spring flowers beginning with narcissus followed by hyacinths and tulips a few weeks later.

Friday
An early morning visit brings you to the world's largest flower auction in Aalsmeer, where some 10 billion flowers are sold every year. Return to La Nouvelle for a cruise to Haarlem with an optional visit to the Cruquius Museum along the way. The Cruquius pumping station is a beautiful neo-Gothic building built in 1846. This draining station contains a Cruquius steam engine, with a cylinder having the largest diameter in the world; almost 144 inches! Visit the picturesque town of Haarlem and the Frans Hals Museum which has an internationally well known collection of Old Masters and works representative of the Dutch Golden Age. Tonight enjoy a gala farewell dinner on board.

Saturday
This will be your last wonderful breakfast on board and then you will be taken to either your hotel or the airport depending on your travel plans.

Note: This is a sample cruise itinerary and it is subject to change.


SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Belgium to France:
Two Country Cruise (12 Days)
Bruges to Paris, May 14-28, 2017

Sunday
You will be met by our driver at your hotel and be driven to La Nouvelle Etoile which will be moored in the the beautiful little town of Bruges, known as the 'Venice of the North'. After a wonderful champagne welcome we will take you into Bruges for a city tour on one of the little canal boats. Upon return to La Nouvelle Etoile you will have time to relax and get ready for your first of many gourmet meals on board.

Monday
This morning you can join a guided walking tour of Bruges with a local guide. Return to the barge for lunch. After lunch, you will have some free time in Bruges. Late afternoon cruise to Ghent.

Tuesday
After breakfast your guide will take you into Ghent. Visit the cathedral with fabulous painting 'The Mystic Lamb', painted by the Van Eck brothers. Return to the barge for a cruise up the River Schelde to the town of Oudenaarde where we will moor for the night.

Wednesday
A morning cruise further up the River Schelde will take us to the ancient town of Tournai with its famous 'Pont des Trous' (Bridge with holes). This afternoon you can stroll around Tournai or take an optional drive to Waterloo.

Thursday
We continue along the Schelde through the town of Valenciennes to the junction of Canal du Nord at the little French village of Arleux. We will drive to Valenciennes along the way to visit the Museum of Fine Arts.

Friday
We begin our climb over the Vermandois Hills of Picardie through the many locks and several tunnels of the Canal du Nord. The scenery is spectacular rural France at its best. There is a great towpath for the barge along the canal that allows you to have a leisurely walk if you wish. After lunch, there will be a trip to Amiens to visit what must be one of the greatest of all Gothic cathedrals with its powerful towering spires and columns.

Saturday
After breakfast you can visit the War Museum in Peronne. Upon return, we will continue our journey on the canal du Nord. There will be plenty of opportunities to walk or bike while the barge travels from lock to lock. The cruise now continues along the Canal du Nord as it drops down into the valley of the Somme River before climbing over another watershed.

Sunday
Today we will cruise down to the Oise River valley to moor in the riverside town of Compiegne. There are many places to visit, including the train where the World War I Armistice was signed, as well as the Royal Palace.

Monday
We are now cruising down the Oise River Valley where we stop at the village of Auvers sur Oise. This charming village is a Van Gogh scene. Here is where he lived and painted most of his last and most important paintings, and where he stayed in a small room above a local cafe. We will have an afternoon walk around the town and visit the cemetery where Vincent and his brother are buried.

Tuesday
We will take a picnic lunch, complete with deck chairs and tables, and we are off on a day excursion to Giverny to visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet, probably the most famous of all the Impressionist painters. The gardens will be at their most beautiful at this time of year where we will see the famous 'Lily Pond' and the 'Japanese Bridge' that inspired so many of his paintings. We will moor for the night in Conflans, which is the junction of the Oise and Seine Rivers.

Wednesday
In the morning we will cruise to Bougival and visit Malmaison, the home of Napoleon. We will see its many lavishly decorated rooms furnished by Josephine. We will rejoin La Nouvelle Etoile for an evening cruise up the floodlit Seine past the Eiffel Tower and into the 'Port d'Arsenal' adjacent to the Bastille for a farewell dinner on board.

Thursday
After your last elegant breakfast on board you will be driven to either your hotel or the airport.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change at the Captain's discretion.


SAMPLE ITINERARY*
France: Seine River, Yonne River
Chablis Cruise
Paris to Auxerre, May 28, 2017

Sunday
After being met by our driver you will be taken to the barge moored in the heart of Paris for a wonderful champagne welcome. We have the afternoon to relax and cruise past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. We will moor that night in the Latin Quarter where you will enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday
Scenic cruise out of Paris to Samois sur Seine. After lunch we will take an excursion to Chateau of Fontainebleau. To walk through Fontainebleau is to walk through the history of France. Every royal family has added its own architectural signature. Go on the charming village of Moret, where the Impressionist Sisley painted, and then rejoin the barge for the evening.

Tuesday

A morning cruise on the upper part of the Seine to Montereau, where the smaller river the Yonne meets us. After lunch we will take a drive out to the Medieval town of Provins, also called the 'City of Roses'. Here we will watch the magnificent show of the birds of prey. Return to the barge moored in a beautiful country setting along the banks of the Yonne.

Wednesday

A pleasant cruise along the beautiful river Yonne to the town of Sens, the oldest town in France. Visit the first great Gothic cathedral, a magnificent building that dominates the main square. Time to shop, visit the museum, or stroll around the town.

Thursday

Winding up on the Yonne River we reach the pretty riverside town of Joigny. The beautiful narrow cobblestone streets winding their way up to wonderful churches perched on top of the hillside, takes you back to another era. In the afternoon we will take a drive out to Chablis. We select one of the small family operations for an intimate tour of their vineyards and cellar. We will moor for the night in Bassou.

Friday
Cruise along the upper reaches of the Yonne River to Auxerre, the most beautiful of all of the river towns in France, whose skyline is punctuated by church spires and its streets lined with timbered 16th century houses. Time for shopping, visiting the old port or the 15th century clock tower. Here we will have our last gourmet dinner on board that will also be a farewell party.

Saturday
After your last wonderful breakfast you will either be transported to the airport or your hotel.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks the cruise is in the opposite direction.


SAMPLE ITINERARY*
France: Canal de Loing & Canal de Briare
Upper Loire
Moret-sur-Loing to Briare, June 2017

Sunday
You're met by our driver at your Paris hotel and driven to La Nouvelle Etoile moored in St Mammes in the heart of the Fontainebleau forest. After a Champagne welcome you can take a stroll through the medieval walled town of Moret-sur-Loing,  known to many as the home of the famous Impressionist painter, Alfred Sisley. Tonight you can enjoy your first of many gourmet meals on board.

Monday
Today we begin our cruise into the Upper Loire region. Affectionately known as the ''Garden of Paris," this little known region gently reveals its secrets. After lunch, we visit the Palace of Fontainebleau. To walk through this palace is to walk through the history of France. Every royal family has added its own architectural style. On our drive back to the barge it may be possible to visit the artist community of Barbizon. We will moor for the night in Nemours.

Tuesday
Today we will have a full day's cruise on the canal to Montargis with plenty of opportunity to bike or walk along the side of the canal. After lunch we will visit Montargis, also called ''Little Venice of the Gatinais'' because its numerous canals. Visit one of the many museums or shop at the famous Mazet Praline shop with its exquisitely packaged delicacies.

Wednesday
After breakfast, we will set off for a leisurely cruise to the charming village of Chatillon Coligny. This afternoon, we will take a drive out to the splendid 16th century Chateau Fargeau. The chateau is over a thousand years old and the most important historical site of Puisaye Forterre. In the evening there is time to stroll around the ramparts that surround the village of Chatillon-Coligny.

Thursday
Continuing our cruise uphill we will reach Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses (the seven locks of Rogny). This ''staircase'' of seven locks was built in 1648 and is an impressive tribute to the engineers of the past. After another gorgeous lunch we will take a short drive out to the beautiful town of Gien, built on the river banks of the Loire. Gien is famous for its faience earthenware and we will visit the faience factory and museum.

Friday
After passing the locks of Rogny, we have reached the highest summit of the canal and we will now start to descend down towards the river Loire. In Briare, we will cross the Loire valley on a canal bridge. This magnificent structure was designed by Gustav Eiffel in 1890. This afternoon we will take the opportunity to drive out to the Sancerre wine region to sample some of this delicious wine and maybe taste some of the local Crottin de Chavignol cheese on our way back to the ship. Tonight will be your farewell dinner on board.

Saturday
After your last elegant breakfast you will be driven to your departure destination.

Note: On alternate weeks the cruise is in the opposite direction. Itinerary is subject to change.


SAMPLE ITINERARY*
France: Seine River, Marne River
Champagne and Brie Cruise
Paris to Epernay, July 2017

Sunday
After being met by our driver you will be taken to La Nouvelle Etoile, which will be moored in the heart of Paris, for a wonderful champagne welcome. You will have the afternoon to relax as we sail down the Seine past Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. We will moor the first night in the Port d'Arsenal near the Bastille, where you will enjoy the first of many gourmet meals on board.

Monday
A morning cruise out of Paris onto the Marne River where we will have lunch and then visit the magnificent Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte. We will rejoin the barge in Meaux in time to stroll around the town and visit the cathedral.

Tuesday
Morning cruise from Meaux to Courtaron with an afternoon visit to Coulommiers, one of the centers of Brie cheese making. You will enjoy a tasting of the various Brie cheeses with a master cheese maker, along with wines from his excellent cellar.

Wednesday
We are now in Champagne and on our way to Charly-sur-Marne. Stop to enjoy the wonderful champagne of a small family vineyard before an afternoon cruise to Chateau Thierry, the scene of American battles during World War I. There will be an optional trip to visit Belleau Wood Battlefield.

Thursday
The Marne River takes us through vine-covered hills dotted with small wine villages to the delightful little town of Damery. Here we will visit the vast cellars of Moet Chandon and a private tasting of the champagne.

Friday
We leave the Marne River for a small canal leading to Epernay. We will visit the Abbey of Hautvilliers where the monk Dom Perignon first made champagne. Afternoon drive to Reims Cathedral and then back to La Nouvelle for your last gourmet dinner on board and a farewell party.

Saturday
After your last elegant breakfast on board you will be driven to either your hotel or the airport.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and it is subject to change if deemed necessary by your Captain.


SAMPLE ITINERARY*
France: Canal de la Marne au Rhin
Alsace Lorraine Cruise
Nancy to Strasbourg, August 20-September 10, 2017

Sunday
After being met by our driver you will be taken to La Nouvelle which will be moored in Nancy. After a wonderful champagne welcome we will set of for a short late afternoon cruise to Laneuville. Tonight, you will enjoy your first of many gourmet meals on board.

Monday
We will cruise during breakfast and then drive to Nancy for a walking tour of the city beginning at the elegant Place Stanislas.  Flanked by handsome Baroque palaces and enclosed by ornate gold and wrought iron entry gates, the square is considered one of the grandest in all of France.  The Art Nouveau movement originated in Nancy.  We may visit the Musee de l’Ecole de Nancy to see its fine collection. Return to La Nouvelle Etoile for a leisure afternoon cruise to Lagarde.

Tuesday
After a morning cruise past tidy farms and pasturelands we will drive to one of the local Cristalleries where fine crystal is still blown by hand. Then continue Sarrebourg to have a look at the famous Chagal windows.

Wednesday
Each day we travel on the canal we have been gradually climbing to the crest of the Vosges Mountains.  After navigating two tunnels carved into the mountaintop, we will encounter the Inclined Plane at Arzviller.  This unique lock allows a barge to glide effortlessly up or down the mountainside using a system of weights and balances.  We continue the cruise through the Zorn Valley where the surrounding hilltops are dotted with ruins of feudal castles.  Our overnight stay will be in Lutzelbourg.

Thursday
This morning we wind our way through the heart of Saverne, past the regal 18th century Bishop’s Palace.  From Saverne we will take an afternoon drive along the Route du Vin d’Alsace to the old fortified town of Obernai where we will visit the Market Square and the 14th century ramparts that surround the city.  We will stop along the way at a vineyard to taste some of the best Alsacian wines.

Friday
Today we will finish the cruise in Hochfelden just outside of Strasbourg.  Our afternoon tour of Strasbourg includes the folk museum and the 11th century gothic cathedral, leaving enough time to stroll around to explore the fine shops.  Returning to the barge late in the afternoon you will enjoy your last gourmet dinner on board.

Saturday
After an elegant breakfast you will be driven to either your hotel, train station or the airport.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. It runs in reverse on alternate weeks.


SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Germany: Mosel River Cruise
Koblenz to Remich, September 17-October 21,2017

Sunday
After being met by our driver we will take to La Nouvelle that will moored in the heart of Koblenz for a wonderful champagne welcome. There will be a short late afternoon cruise to Winningen, one of the oldest and largest wine growing villages in the area where we will stop and you will experience the first of many gourmet meals on board.

Monday

A morning cruise guides us through the lowest part of the Mosel River up to the charming town of Cochem. In the early afternoon we will drive you to the castle of Burg Eltz, also called the 'Queen of the German Castles' as it is one of the few that was not destroyed by the French King Louis XIV in 1689. A guided tour takes us through this fascinating 12th century castle. We return to La Nouvelle in Cochem in time to stroll through this delightful little village.

Tuesday
After breakfast we will take a leisurely cruise past numerous vineyards in beautiful scenery to Zell, one of the most beautiful towns on the Mosel and is famous for its wines. Visit the cellars of Dr Josef Weiss, just outside of town for our first wine tasting.

Wednesday
Cruising up this very picturesque part of the Mosel we reach Bernkastel, another famous wine village. Here you will find the 'crème de la crème' of Mosel wines. In the afternoon visit the private cellars of Pauli Bergweiler for a sampling of his superb wines. Finish our day with a stroll around the village of Bernkastel.

Thursday
This morning we will cruise to the oldest town in Germany, Trier. Trier will take you back to the old Roman times from hundreds of years before Christ. Visit the Porta Nigra, part of the old town wall and the magnificent St. Peters Cathedral, or stroll the old town to shop or browse.

Friday
This morning we will cruise our last part on the Mosel into Luxembourg to the small village of Remich. In the afternoon, there will be time to visit the nearby capital of Luxembourg. Tonight, captain Jan Meijer and his wife Diana will join you for a farewell dinner on board.

Saturday
After your last elegant breakfast on board you will be taken to either your hotel or the airport.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and it is subject to change if deemed necessary by the Captain.



La Nouvelle Etoile
2017 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 2 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 9 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 16 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 23 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 30 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
May 7 Amsterdam-Bruges Regular
May 14 Bruges-Paris Bruges-Paris
May 21 Bruges-Paris  
May 28 Paris-Auxerre Regular
Jun 4 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jun 11 Moret-sur-Loing-Briare Regular
Jun 18 Briare-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jun 25 Moret-sur-Loing-Briare Regular
Jul 2 Briare-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jul 9 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
       
Cruise Schedule* ... continued

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 16 Auxerre-Paris Value
Jul 23 Paris-Epernay Value
Jul 30 Epernay-Paris Value
Aug 6 Paris-Epernay Value
Aug 13 Epernay-Nancy
Aug 20 Nancy-Strasbourg Regular
Aug 27 Strasbourg-Nancy Regular
Sep 3 Nancy-Strasbourg Regular
Sep 10 Strasbourg-Nancy Regular
Sep 17 Remich-Koblenz Regular
Sep 24 Koblenz-Remich Regular
Oct 1 Remich-Koblenz Regular
Oct 8 Koblenz-Remich Regular
Oct 15 Remich-Koblenz Value

2017 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 2 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 9 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 16 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 23 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 30 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
May 7 Amsterdam-Bruges Regular
May 14 Bruges-Paris Bruges-Paris
May 21 Bruges-Paris
May 28 Paris-Auxerre Regular
Jun 4 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jun 11 Moret-sur-Loing-Briare Regular
Jun 18 Briare-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jun 25 Moret-sur-Loing-Briare Regular
Jul 2 Briare-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jul 9 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 16 Auxerre-Paris Value
Jul 23 Paris-Epernay Value
Jul 30 Epernay-Paris Value
Aug 6 Paris-Epernay Value
Aug 13 Epernay-Nancy
Aug 20 Nancy-Strasbourg Regular
Aug 27 Strasbourg-Nancy Regular
Sep 3 Nancy-Strasbourg Regular
Sep 10 Strasbourg-Nancy Regular
Sep 17 Remich-Koblenz Regular
Sep 24 Koblenz-Remich Regular
Oct 1 Remich-Koblenz Regular
Oct 8 Koblenz-Remich Regular
Oct 15 Remich-Koblenz Value

*Note: Cruise directions and sample itineraries may be in reverse and are subject to change and may depend on bookings and local navigation conditions. Alternate excursions of equal appeal are substituted when needed. For charter cruises special itineraries can be arranged.


The La Nouvelle Etoile's routes from The Netherlands, Belgium, to Paris, in the Upper Loire, in Champagne, in the Alsace region and in Germany.
The La Nouvelle Etoile's routes from The Netherlands, Belgium, to Paris, in the Upper Loire, in Champagne, in the Alsace region and in Germany. For a more detailed look at the cruise routes, view our maps of Holland & Belgium, in Paris and the Upper Loire, see the maps for the Seine River and Canal de Briare, in Champage on the Marne River, in Alsace, on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin and in Germany on the Mosel River.



LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
2017 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE REGULAR
Apr 2 thru May 13
May 28 thru Jul 15
Aug 20 thru Oct 14
VALUE
Jul 16 thru Aug 12
Oct 15 thru Oct 21
BRUGES-PARIS 12 DAYS
May 14 thru May 20
Cabin (per person, double occupancy)
$7,975
$7,475
$13,290
Charter for 8
$61,000
$57,000
$101,600


LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
2018 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE REGULAR
Apr 1 thru May 19
Jun 3 thru Jul 14
Aug 19 thru Oct 13
VALUE
Jul 15 thru Aug 11
Oct 14 thru Oct 20
BRUGES-PARIS 12 DAYS
May 20 thru Jun 2
Cabin (per person, double occupancy)
$7,975
$7,475
$13,290
Charter for 8
$61,000
$57,000
$101,600


What's Included
- 7 days, 6 nights in a cabin with private bath (12 days, 11 nights for Bruges-Paris cruise)
- Transfers from pickup and drop point in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels/Bruges, Strasbourg or Frankfurt (depending on cruise route) to the barge and return
- All meals from dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Saturday
- Open bar and wines with lunches and dinners
- All escorted side-excursions
- Use of bicycles

What's Not Included
- Overseas air transportation to Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels/Bruges or Frankfurt) and return
- Suggested minimum 5% gratuity for the crew, to be paid to the captain in equivalent euros





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