French Country Waterways Celebrates Summer with 25% Savings on 2023 Champagne Sailings

National Vacation Day is on January 31 and top-rated French Country Waterways is making it easier for travelers to decide where to spend their hard-earned vacation days with a special savings event for its Champagne sailings.

Guests booking a stateroom on the luxury 12-guest Nenuphar can enjoy savings of 25% off the regular fare on select July and August 2023 departures. This space-available offer is for new bookings only. Regular fares, from $7,695 per person, double, are reduced to $5,771 with the offer.

With its six king suites and antique provincial furnishings, the Nenuphar slowly makes its way through the canals of Champagne, the most celebrated wine region in the world. Home to vineyards dating back to Roman times, it has a historic heritage that includes Joan of Arc and Napoleon. Guests explore the lively port town of Châlons-en-Champagne with its multiple gardens, UNESCO Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, and 12-century Cathédrale Saint-Étienne.

In Epernay, a private tour and tasting at the renowned Moët & Chandon is a highlight. Guests tour the cellars of the prestigious Champagne house of Ployez-Jacquemart in Ludes and taste their finest wines. Arriving in Sillery, guests are transported to Reims, the coronation city of French Kings, taking in the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, a prominent example of High Gothic architecture. In the evening, they enjoy a special dinner at the Michelin two-star Les Crayères, whose wine list offers more than 600 champagne labels.

A welcome home feeling is what guests find when coming aboard a French Country Waterways luxury barge. The professional, bilingual crew offers champagne, gets everyone settled into their impressive staterooms, and provides information about the week amidst the evening’s appetizers. Exclusive private tours and wine tastings, a Michelin-starred dinner, Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines, dozens of tantalizing French cheeses, innovative cuisine from talented onboard chefs, private motorcoaches, independent walks or bicycle explorations along the canal-side towpath and small nearby villages, all contribute to the relaxing, familial and rejuvenating atmosphere.

(French Country Waterways)