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Savoir Faire: Luxury Tulip Cruises in Holland, and Cruises in Burgundy and Champagne Cruise In Holland and in France In Northern Burgundy And Champagne Aboard The Deluxe Hotel-Barge SAVOIR FAIRE



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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 12-passenger Savoir Faire will be cruising in 2018 on its most popular routes. In April 2018 it will offer tulip cruises in Holland, then a 12-day cruise from Bruges to Paris which includes visits to Bruges, the Amiens Cathedral, and Monet's home in Giverny as well as a cruise through Paris. In the summer it will cruise on the Seine and Yonne Rivers in Northern Burgundy between Moret-sur-Loing and Auxerre, which includes visits to Fontainebleau and the riverside town of Auxerre, as well as wine tasting in Chablis. In September and early October it will be cruising in Champagne between Paris and Epernay on the Marne and Seine rivers, with visits to the beautiful chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Champagne houses as well as World War I sites.

The Savoir Faire dates back to 1932 when she was built as a transport barge in the Belgian estuaries. During World War II, her bow was replaced with a landing bow so she could sail upon the beaches. She was sunk during the war but later lifted from the river bottom and completely refurbished. In 1979, the barge was brought to Holland where she underwent a total metamorphosis and was converted into the elegant three-decked hotel barge that she is today. Carrying just 12 passengers and built on the largest hull that can cruise the waterways, the former "Etoile de Champagne" was substantially refurbished in 2005 and renamed the "Savoir Faire." She continues to maintain the very high standard of excellence in cuisine, accommodations and service that she has been known for. As an owner-operated luxury barge, the Savoir Faire prides itself in customizing your cruise week to your desires.

Chris Bennett has been the Captain and owner of Savoir Faire since the end of 2004. His extensive experience on the waterways of France has included operating a successful hotel barge in Burgundy that set the stage for his operations aboard the Savoir Faire. He is accompanied on board by a crew of five, including a master Chef. We have known Chris since he operated his first barge and have been on board the Savoir Faire many times, most recently in 2013 on its cruise in Northern Burgundy. We have found his itineraries to be excellent and look forward to seeing the Savoir Faire again in 2018.

Savoir Faire's master Chef selects only the freshest ingredients to prepare the subtle sauces and the delicate pastries that are so much a part of exceptional French cuisine. A grand selection of fine, regional wines accompanies both lunch and dinner, beautifully complementing the superb cuisine.All meals are served in Savoir Faire's elegant mahogany panelled dining room with the finest crystal, Christofle silver and Wedgwood china.

The Savoir Faire features six staterooms. Each can be configured with two twin beds or with one queen bed. Cabin #1 has a large bathroom with shower, sink, vanity, and toilet. The five other cabins have a separate toilet and shower rooms. All cabins offer good lighting, a large number of electrical outlets, and include 220v European standard and 110v U.S. standard power outlets.

There are five separate public areas on the Savoir Faire for our passengers' enjoyment. Regardless of whether you need a place for a personal retreat, a place to have a quiet conversation or a small group get-together, the Savoir Faire has room to accomodate all of our passengers. The salon, dining area, and bar are finished in mahogany, teak and brass and decorated with antiques and paintings that were collected over the years. Many new original works of art have been introduced by Chris.

The main lounge has a panoramic view, comfortable custom-made furniture, upright piano, game table, and library. Adjacent to the lounge is an elegant dining room, large enough to double as a dance floor on festive evenings, and a writing desk in its own quiet corner. The aft area of the barge has a cozy cocktail lounge that always becomes a favorite meeting place for aperitifs or quiet conversations, with stereo and CD player. Outside there are two spacious decks: a fore deck that opens directly from the main lounge, and an elevated observation deck that offers a magnificent view of the passing countryside.


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Savoir Faire's Deck Plan
Savoir Faire's Deck Plan




Dining Aboard The Savoir Faire:
SAMPLE MENU

A taste of the gourmet cuisine served aboard the Savoir Faire. BREAKFAST
Our Continental & hot breakfast offerings include pancakes, Belgian waffles, eggs, bacon, fresh breads, pastries, cereals, fresh fruits and yogurt.

LUNCH


DINNER



Passenger Comments:

It was excellent. It was a truly relaxing vacation on the barge. It exceeded my expectation. Every member of the staff was very helpful, engaging, and made much effort to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The meals prepared by chef, Mel, were fantastic. Each course was presented beautifully, paired with wine. It was nice that all the excursions were paid for, and therefore no extra expenditures on our part. The dining, living, and lounge spaces were very nicely furnished. The inside of the barge was like a very comfortable home. Visiting palaces, towns, and castles were all wonderful, but most of all, the relaxation and dreamlike quality of gliding on the barge while the world goes by outside of the windows were the unique and high points of the cruise. I much prefer this barge trip to a large cruise ship. I like the idea of small numbers of passengers on the barge boat. The barge provided us with personal and family-like care in all aspects of the trip.
S.G., WA, USA, October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our barge experience on the Savoir Faire. The food and wine were excellent; the attention of the crew to the passengers' needs was graciously responsive, from the captain to the chef and deck crew [servers and jacks of all trades] and the van drivers and Tom, the tour guide. The meals were very good, sometimes too much food for our own good! And the wine flowed with abundance. The wines were superb and I think, showed the love of the captain for the "good life" and "good wine."
M&A K. NY USA September 2015

This was our 3rd barge trip. The barge itself was by far the best of the 3. Very spacious; Our 11 people had plenty of room both to be together and to find a quiet nook to relax. Champagne region during harvest/crush spectacular.
P.C., CA, USA, September 2014

Wonderful barge trip! The barge was beautiful with excellent service, they really took good care of us! Exceeded our expectations!
C.D. & L K., OK, USA, October 2012

A pleasurable and relaxing experience. Cruising the canals of Holland was a trip we had wanted to do for awhile, the experience proved to be memorable and enjoyable. The Savoire Faire seemed like our comfortable refuge, floating castle and entertainment palace all in one! Thanks SPT for your help in making the canal trip seamless and full of memories.
P & T P., IA, USA, April 2012



SAVOIR FAIRE'S ITINERARIES

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Holland: Haarlem to Haarlem Tulip Cruise 2018


Sunday - Sunday - Haarlem to Leiden - Magnificent Cruise past the Lakes to Leiden

You are met at the designated meeting point in Amsterdam and transferred to Savoir Faire, moored at Haarlem. Once aboard your Captain and host welcomes you with a Champagne reception and an introduction to your crew and hotel barge. We then cruise via the lakes to Leiden, where we moor overnight. This evening enjoy your first dinner on board.

Monday - Leiden to Delft - Keukenhof Flower Gardens

After breakfast, enjoy a peaceful cruise along the canals out of Leiden and through the oldest lock in Holland at Leidschendam. After lunch, we drive to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world. Here you will see hundreds of varieties of tulips, hyacinths and other beautiful bulbous plants. Return to the hotel barge moored in the center of Delft. Dinner on board.

Tuesday - Delft to Gouda - Royal Porcelain and the Port of Rotterdam

After breakfast, we take a walking tour of the Delft Royal Porcelain Factory, where beautiful hand-painted ceramics are still made. We then take a stroll around the cobbled streets of Delft before joining the hotel barge to begin your cruise through the port of Rotterdam and onto Gouda. Dinner on board.

Wednesday - Gouda to Uithoorn - Gouda Cheese and Famous Stained Glass Windows

This morning your tour guide will escort you through the streets of medieval Gouda, where you will see the most famous of all stained glass windows in Holland. A leisurely stroll through town is a must, with its "Disneyesque" main square and small boutiques. After lunch we cruise through towns clinging to the canal sides to our overnight mooring at Uithoorn. Dinner on board.

Thursday - Uithoorn to Zaandam - Aalsmeer Flower Auction and the Windmills of Zaans Schans
Early optional visit today before breakfast to Aalsmeer Flower Auction where some 17 million cut flowers from all over the world are traded each day. Return to the hotel barge for breakfast and cruise along the winding Amstel River into Amsterdam and then through the very heart of this enchanting city, where small canals and unique architecture take you back to a bygone era. You can literally reach out and touch the passers-by. Leaving Amsterdam, we join the mighty North Sea Canal and head west towards our overnight mooring at Zaandam. After lunch, your tour guide drives you to Zaans Schans to see the clog-makers and working windmills. Dinner on board.

Friday - Zaandam to Haarlem - Frans Hals Museum and the beautiful town of Haarlem
Our final cruise takes us to Haarlem, a town of exceptional beauty with its main square, once used for jousting. We visit the famous Frans Hals Museum, founded in 1862 with its vast collection of Old Masters. There will be plenty of time to enjoy this wonderful place and to shop around its many boutiques. Upon your return, relax before dinner and enjoy the best view in town from the panoramic deck of the Savoir Faire. Candlelit crystal and gleaming silverware add to the romantic ambience of the Captain's Dinner.

Saturday - Departure - A Sad Farewell
Finally time to say farewell to the Savoir Faire and her Captain and crew, but not before a rather special breakfast. After all, we wouldn't want you leave hungry!! Bags are loaded by 9.30am and off we drive to your designated destination in Amsterdam.

Note: This is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Belgium & France: Bruges to Paris (11 nights) 2018


Sunday - Bruges - A Champagne Welcome and Tour of Bruges, the Venice of the North

Your drivers will meet you at your hotel or the rail station and drive you to the Savoir Faire, which will be moored in the picturesque town of Bruges. Lovingly referred to as the "Venice of the North", this beautiful town is laced with small canals and magnificent squares. Bruges is very deserving of the UNESCO World Heritage Site award it has received and our guests are continually delighted by this gem. After a Champagne Welcome and some delicious canapés, you are free to wander around and explore. Upon your return, you will have time to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the bar onboard, before the first of many gourmet meals.

Monday - Bruges to Ghent - The Medieval Beauty of Ghent

After your hearty breakfast, your tour guide will escort you on a walking tour of Bruges to explore the many architectural wonders of this town. We then return to the barge for lunch, starting our afternoon cruise to Ghent.

Tuesday - Ghent to Oudenaarde - The Cathedral of Ghent and The Mystic Lamb
This morning your guide will escort you into Ghent. Our visit includes the magnificent cathedral with its fabulous painting 'The Mystic Lamb', painted by the Van Eck brothers. There's also an assortment of fantastic boutiques nearby. Upon returning to the barge for lunch, we begin our cruise up the River Schelde to the town of Oudenaarde, where we will moor for the night.

Wednesday - Oudenaarde to Tournai - Tournai and the "Pont des Trous"
A gentle morning cruise further up the River Schelde will take us past sleepy hamlets and rolling landscapes to the ancient town of Tournai, with its famous Pont des Trous (Bridge with holes). We shall also explore the wonderful square with its ancient and fascinating clock tower.

Thursday - Tournai to Arleux - The market town of Cambrai
We continue along the river Schelde as it winds its way through the town of Valenciennes to the busy junction of the Canal du Nord at the little French village of Arleux. This sleepy town is the meeting place of many of the barges setting south towards France. Along the way we will drive to the bustling town of Cambrai.

Friday - Arleux to Peronne - The great Gothic Cathedral of Amiens
This morning we begin our climb over the Vermandois Hills of Picardie, through the many deep locks and several tunnels of the Canal du Nord, one of which is over 3 miles long. The scenery is spectacular, giving you the opportunity to see rural France at its best. Well maintained towpaths follow alongside the canal that allow for great walking and cycling. After lunch, we have a real treat in store with an excursion to Amiens, to visit what must be one of the greatest of all Gothic cathedrals in France, with its towering spires and magnificent columns. This is one of the "not to be missed" items on any visit to France.

Saturday - Peronne to Our Overnight Mooring - War Museum and the Canal du Nord
After breakfast you can visit the War Museum in Peronne. Upon your return, we will continue our journey along the Canal du Nord. There will be plenty of opportunities for you 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. The landscape unfolds revealing a part of France tourists rarely see.

Sunday - Overnight mooring to Compiegne - The Royal Palace of Compiegne
Today we cruise down to the Oise River valley to moor in the busy riverside town of Compiègne, with its Royal Palace and huge square. There are many places to visit, including the train where the World War I Armistice was signed. This large town gives you the opportunity to see how the local people live.

Monday - Compiègne to Auvers sur Oise - Van Gogh's resting place
The Oise River Valley is truly beautiful. Our cruise today us to Auvers sur Oise, where we moor for an opportunity to explore this charming Van Gogh scene. Here is where he lived and painted many of his last and most important paintings, and where he stayed in a small room above a local cafè. We will have an afternoon walk around the town and visit the cemetery where Vincent and his brother are buried.

Tuesday - Auvers sur Oise to Conflans - Claude Monet's Gardens of Giverny
Today we are off on a day-long excursion to Giverny to visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet, probably the most famous of all the Impressionist painters. Lunch is taken ashore at a delightful bistro. During your walk you 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 at the junction of the Oise and Seine Rivers. It is here that many of the commercial skippers retire, thus the reason for so many barges moored alongside the quays.

Wednesday - Conflans to Paris - Cruise through Paris
In the morning we cruise up the mighty river Seine to Bougival where we visit Malmaison, the home of Napoleon. We will see its many lavishly decorated rooms furnished by Josephine. We will rejoin the Savoir Faire for an afternoon cruise into Paris, passing the Eiffel Tower and the cathedral of Notre Dame. Relax before dinner and enjoy the best view in town from the panoramic deck of the Savoir Faire. Tonight your chef adorns your table with a special Farewell Dinner. Candlelit crystal and gleaming silverware add to the romantic ambiance of your celebration. Laughter, great times and the warmth of friendship contribute to those "Golden Memories" that last a lifetime.

Thursday - Paris (9.30am departure) - A Sad Farewell

Finally time to say farewell to the Savoir Faire and her Captain and crew, but not before a rather special breakfast. After all, we wouldn't want you leave hungry! Bags are loaded by 9.30am and off we drive to your designated destination in Paris.

Note: This is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Champagne: Seine & Marne Rivers
Paris to Epernay 2018

From the most romantic city in the world to the tranquil beauty of the vineyards of Champagne

Sunday - Paris
Guests are met at the designated meeting place and transferred to the Savoir Faire, moored in the heart of Paris. Your Captain welcomes you aboard and introduces you to the crew and then we enjoy a cruise through Paris past the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame. Your crew will serve champagne and canapés on deck as we cruise past the monuments and romantic bridges of this delightful city. This evening your master chef will delight you with the first of many delicious meals. Welcome Dinner aboard.

Monday - Paris to Meaux

An early morning cruise out of Paris onto the River Marne. After lunch, we visit the magnificent Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its gardens, location of the film "The Man in the Iron Mask". Return to the Savoir Faire in Meaux in time for a stroll along the riverbank before dinner aboard.

Tuesday - Meaux to La Ferté-sous-Jouarre

A morning tour of Meaux, the capital of Brie de Meaux, a delicious creamy cheese exported throughout the world. Here we visit the cathedral and a local cheese supplier. We then cruise to La Ferté-sous-Jouarre where we moor overnight. Dinner aboard.

Wednesday - La Ferté-sous-Jouarre to Château Thierry

We are now in the heart of the Champagne region as we cruise upstream to Charly-sur-Marne. We visit one of the small family vineyards, to taste their wonderful champagne and visit their cellars. Lunch is followed by an idyllic afternoon cruise to Château Thierry, a pretty town that offers a promenade along the original walls of the town with views over the Marne Valley. The area was the scene of American battles in World War One. Nearby is the American Monument that was built in 1929 at an altitude of 660 feet to commemorate the American troops who fought in World War One. (Optional visit to Belleau Wood battlefield and the American cemetery). Dinner aboard.

Thursday - Château Thierry to Damery

Today our cruise along the River Marne winds its way through vine-covered hills dotted with small wine villages to the delightful little town of Damery. After lunch we visit the cellars of Moët & Chandon for a private tasting, followed by a stroll around Epernay. Dinner aboard.

Friday -Damery to Cumières

After breakfast, we cruise the last stretch of the River Marne before arriving at our mooring in Cumières. We visit the outside of the Abbaye Saint Pierre d'Hautvillers where the monk Dom Perignon first made champagne. After lunch, we drive to the majestic Reims Cathedral, where the Kings of France were crowned. We return to Savoir Faire for cocktails on deck, surrounded by stunning scenery. Tonight your chef adorns your table with a special Farewell Dinner. Candlelit crystal and gleaming silverware add to the romantic ambiance of your celebration. Laughter, great times and the warmth of friendship contribute to those "Golden Memories" that last a lifetime.

Saturday - Cumières
After breakfast, disembark Savoir Faire and transfer to the designated drop off point.

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

SAMPLE ITINERARY*
Burgundy: Seine & Yonne Rivers and Canal du Loing
Moret-sur-Loing to Auxerre 2018

From one of the greatest royal palaces of Europe to one of the prettiest riverside towns in France

Sunday - Moret-sur-Loing - Impressionist Sisley

Our chauffeurs collect you from Paris and bring you to the Savoir Faire. Your Captain introduces you to your crew and the ship and a Champagne reception sets the mood for our afternoon stroll through Moret-sur-Loing, made famous by the Impressionist painter Sisley. This is a picture postcard town nestled alongside tree lined riverbanks. You'll have time to soak in the atmosphere and then enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail on deck before your first of many delicious dinners is served.

Monday - Moret-sur-Loing to Courlon - The Palace of Fontainebleau

After breakfast your drivers escort you to the Palace of Fontainebleau, one of the greatest royal palaces in France. Upon your return for lunch we set off on our cruise along the final stretch of the river Seine before joining the meandering river Yonne towards our overnight mooring in the small hamlet of Courlon. You will have time for a stroll or a game of petanque before dinner.

Tuesday - Courlon to Sens - The Mighty Gothic Cathedral of Sens
During breakfast we start our cruise towards the bustling market town of Sens. Enjoy the beautiful countryside as you sip your first coffee of the day. After lunch your tour guide will escort you by foot into Sens for a private guided tour of the Cathedral of St Stephen, the first of the great Gothic cathedrals of France. The beauty of the exterior dominates the main square of Sens. Begun in 1140AD, this magnificent building houses one of the richest treasuries in France. In addition to this there is an optional tour of the museum, which is in the 13th Century synodal palace, situated in the former archbishop's residence. It houses a fascinating exhibition of Gallo-Roman mosaics and works of art from the cathedral.

Wednesday - Sens to Villeneuve - A Relaxed Day
A tranquil cruise awaits us after breakfast as we set off towards the riverside town of Villeneuve, where your tour guide will briefly escort you to view the 700-year-old town gate as well as the magnificent Church of Notre Dame, the building of which lasted from the 12th to the 16th century.

Thursday - Villeneuve to Joigny - Wine Tasting in Chablis

Today's cruise takes us along the upper reaches of the Yonne to the market town of Joigny, where cobbled streets and timbered-framed buildings take you back to a bygone era. Today is the perfect opportunity for those who wish to cycle alongside the ship as she glides gently by. After lunch we take a drive to Chablis, town to some of the greatest white wines in Burgundy. We have selected a small family vineyard for an intimate tour of their cellar and an insightful introduction to the secrets of this ancient art. A comprehensive wine tasting rounds off this fascinating visit. Dinner is served aboard after which you may enjoy a stroll around the lamp-lit streets of Joigny.

Friday - Joigny to Auxerre - One of the Most Beautiful Riverside Towns in France

Our final day of cruising takes us to Auxerre, undoubtedly one of the prettiest riverside towns in France. This is the capital of Lower Burgundy and is situated in the heart of a wine growing area most famous for its Chablis wine. Its skyline is punctuated by church spires and its streets lined with timbered 16th century houses. You will visit the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne dominating the skyline. Behind its apparent simplicity lies one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in France. The town's magnificent monuments, which include a splendid 15th Century clock tower, all bear witness to a remarkable historical past. The center, which is classified as a protected area, is best visited on foot. Upon your return, relax before dinner and enjoy the best view in town from the panoramic deck of the Savoir Faire. Tonight your chef adorns your table with a special Farewell Dinner. Candlelit crystal and gleaming silverware add to the romantic ambiance of your celebration. Laughter, great times and the warmth of friendship contribute to those "Golden Memories" that last a lifetime.

Saturday - Departure - A Sad Farewell

Finally time to say farewell to the Savoir Faire and her Captain and crew, but not before a rather special breakfast. After all, we wouldn't want you leave hungry!! Bags are loaded by 9.30am and off we drive to your designated destination in Paris.

Note: This a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions. It runs in reverse on alternate weeks.
2018 Season Cruise Schedule

Savoir Faire
2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 1 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 8 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 15 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 22 Haarlem-Bruges Regular
Apr 29 Bruges-Paris Bruges-Paris 12 days
May 6 Bruges-Paris Bruges-Paris 12 days
May 13 Paris-Auxerre Regular
May 20 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
May 27 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Jun 3 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jun 10 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Jun 17 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jun 24 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Jul 1 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jul 8 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
       
Cruise Schedule* ... continued

Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 15 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jul 22 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Jul 29 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Aug 5 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Aug 12 Auxerre-Paris Regular
Aug 19 Paris-Epernay Regular
Aug 26 Epernay-Paris Regular
Sep 2 Paris-Epernay Regular
Sep 9 Epernay-Paris Regular
Sep 16 Paris-Epernay Regular
Sep 23 Epernay-Paris Regular
Sep 30 Paris-Epernay Regular
Oct 7 Epernay-Paris Bruges-Paris 12 days
Oct 14 Paris-Bruges Bruges-Paris 12 days

2018 Season Cruise Schedule*
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Apr 1 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 8 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 15 Haarlem-Haarlem Regular
Apr 22 Haarlem-Bruges Regular
Apr 29 Bruges-Paris Bruges-Paris 12 days
May 6 Bruges-Paris Bruges-Paris 12 days
May 13 Paris-Auxerre Regular
May 20 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
May 27 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Jun 3 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jun 10 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Jun 17 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jun 24 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Jul 1 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jul 8 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Week Route (Or Reverse) Season
Jul 15 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Jul 22 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Jul 29 Auxerre-Moret-sur-Loing Regular
Aug 5 Moret-sur-Loing-Auxerre Regular
Aug 12 Auxerre-Paris Regular
Aug 19 Paris-Epernay Regular
Aug 26 Epernay-Paris Regular
Sep 2 Paris-Epernay Regular
Sep 9 Epernay-Paris Regular
Sep 16 Paris-Epernay Regular
Sep 23 Epernay-Paris Regular
Sep 30 Paris-Epernay Regular
Oct 7 Epernay-Paris Bruges-Paris 12 days
Oct 14 Paris-Bruges Bruges-Paris 12 days



*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.





SAVOIR FAIRE
2018 SEASON PRICES in US DOLLARS
TYPE REGULAR
Apr 1 thru Apr 28
May 20 thru Oct 6
BRUGES-PARIS 12 DAYS
Apr 29 thru May 12
Oct 7 thru Oct 20
Cabin (per person, double occupancy)
$4,200
$6,600
Single Occupancy Supplement
$1,200
$1,800
Charter for 8
$33,600
$52,800
Charter for 10
$42,000
$66,000
Charter for 12
$50,400
$79,200


What's Included
- 7 days and 6 nights on the barge in six cabins, each with private bathroom (12 days/11 nights for Bruges - Paris cruise)
- Transfers from Amsterdam, Paris or Bruges to the barge and return, depending on cruise route
- All meals beginning with dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Saturday
- Open bar and all wines with lunches and dinners
- All escorted side-excursions
- Use of bicycles

What's Not Included
- Overseas air transportation to Amsterdam, Paris or Bruges and return
- Suggested minimum 5% gratuity for the crew, to be paid in equivalent Euros to the captain




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