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Napolean Barge Cruising

'Napolean': Vallee du Rhone and Provence
7 Day Tour

Napolean Six Night Barge Cruises by Abercrombie and Kent

     

    With year-'round sun warming lavender fields and Mediterranean shorelines, and an ancient culture dedicated to supplying every need of mind, body and soul, Provence and the South are blissful places for rest and relaxation.

    These are the lands of olive oil and honey, rosemary and sunflowers, hilltop villages and cypress avenues. Van Gogh painted here, and here the Popes fled to escape the turmoil of 00th century Rome. In recent years, Provence has become a potent symbol of “the good life,” and every visitor would agree that there’s something magical in the Proven?al air.

    Canal and river cruising is one of the most relaxing and intimate ways to experience the beauty of Europe, without crowds and in great comfort. For those who appreciate fine food and wines, peaceful vistas and an exciting new destination each day without ever leaving “home,” this has become a favorite way to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or time together as a family.

    Napolean Barge Cruise Abercrombie and KentLuxury barge 'Napoleon' is one of Europe's finest vessels. This year she cruises from Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage in France's Rhone region to Arles in Provence, a diverse itinerary that passes from chateaux and sleepy vineyards to the sun-drenched landscapes of Van Gogh and the monuments of the Roman Empire.

    'Napoleon'


  •  Passengers: 12
  •  Crew: 6-7
  •  Length: 129 feet
  •  Width: 17.5 feet
  •  Cabins: 6 twin/queen, all outside facing staterooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner

ITINERARY
This cruise departs every Sunday from April 4 - October 30

SUNDAY

With the purchase of rail transfers, chartering parties are met at their Paris hotel and transferred to the rail station for the train to Valence. Join 'Napoléon,' moored at Tain l'Hermitage, where a welcome reception awaits. Later, attend a wine tasting at Ferraton Père & Fils and enjoy dinner on board the barge.

'Napoléon' Barge D


MONDAY

After breakfast, relax on deck and watch the beautiful scenery of the Rhône Valley glide by. At Viviers, your overnight mooring, take a walking tour through town and, time permitting, enjoy a game of pétanque with the barge crew.

'Napoléon' Barge B, L, D


TUESDAY
In the fortified medieval market town of Nyons, the olive producing capital of France, visit an 18th-century mill and a lavender distillery. After lunch in Grignan, learn about truffles at a local farm and taste the area's famous "black diamonds," the world's most expensive mushrooms. Rejoin 'Napoléon' and cruise to St-Etienne des Sorts.

'Napoléon' Barge B, L, D


WEDNESDAY
Visit Château de la Nerthe to taste the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe, followed by a leisurely lunch on board. Cruise to Avignon, where you embark on an excursion to Pont du Gard, part of an ancient Roman aqueduct that is three levels and stands almost 165 feet high.

'Napoléon' Barge B, L, D


THURSDAY
A guided walking tour in Avignon includes the Palace of the Popes and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. After lunch on board, 'Napoléon' cruises to Arles during the afternoon for an excursion to the cliff-top village of les Baux-de-Provence.

'Napoléon' Barge B, L, D


FRIDAY
Set out on a walking tour of Arles, where Vincent Van Gogh lived in 1888 and 1889. 'Napoléon' cruises to Vallabrègues during lunch. Afterward, visit St-Rémy, a haunt of Van Gogh and the birthplace of Nostradamus. Then enjoy an olive oil tasting at a traditional 18th-century Provençal bastide (country house) before a special farewell dinner on board.

'Napoléon' Barge B, L, D


SATURDAY

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the rail station in Avignon.

Day 1: SUNDAY
Meet in Paris and transfer to the rail station for the train to Valence. Join ‘Napoléon,’ moored at Tain l’Hermitage, where a welcome reception awaits. Later, attend a wine tasting at Ferraton Père & Fils and enjoy dinner on board the barge.

'Napoléon' River Cruiser   |   Meals: D
Day 2: MONDAY
After breakfast, relax on deck and watch the beautiful scenery of the Rhône Valley glide by. At Viviers, your overnight mooring, take a walking tour through town and, time permitting, enjoy a game of pétanque with the crew.

'Napoléon' River Cruiser   |   Meals: B L D
Day 3: TUESDAY
In the fortified medieval market town of Nyons, the olive producing capital of France, visit an 18th-century mill and a lavender distillery. After lunch in Grignan, learn about truffles at a local farm and taste the area’s famous “black diamonds,” the world’s most expensive mushrooms. Rejoin ‘Napoléon’ and cruise to St-Etienne des Sorts.

'Napoléon' River Cruiser   |   Meals: B L D
Day 4: WEDNESDAY
Visit Château de la Nerthe to taste the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe, followed by a leisurely lunch on board. Cruise to Avignon, where you embark on an excursion to Pont du Gard, part of an ancient Roman aqueduct that is three levels and stands almost 165 feet high.

'Napoléon' River Cruiser   |   Meals: B L D
Day 5: THURSDAY
A guided walking tour in Avignon includes the Palace of the Popes and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. After lunch on board, ‘Napoléon’ cruises to Arles during the afternoon for an excursion to the cliff-top village of les Baux-de-Provence.

'Napoléon' River Cruiser   |   Meals: B L D
Day 6: FRIDAY
Embark on a walking tour of Arles, where Vincent van Gogh once lived, and cruise to Avignon during lunch. Afterward, visit St-Rémy, the birthplace of Nostradamus. Then enjoy an olive oil tasting at a traditional 18th-century Provençal bastide (country house) before a special farewell dinner.

'Napoléon' River Cruiser   |   Meals: B L D
Day 7: SATURDAY
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Avignon’s rail station for the train to Paris, where your journey ends.

Meals: B
Cruise itinerary operates in reverse direction on alternate weeks.

Canal Barge Cruising in Europe is a relaxed way of travel that is inherently flexible and subject to change. The above itinerary is an example of the places you may see and visit during your cruise; your actual itinerary may vary.


EXTEND YOUR STAY IN PARIS:
Pre- and post-cruise hotel accommodation can be arranged at Le Parc Sofitel Demeure. Prices available on request. 

'Napoléon' can travel in tandem with 'Hirondelle,' 'Fleur de Lys' and 'Amaryllis' to accommodate larger groups. 

PRICE PER PERSON

Cruise arrangements

Apr 04 - Oct 30
Double occupancy..... $5,500
Single supplement..... $1,375
Six-night charter*..... $66,000

* Please ask about special prices for charters with 8 to 11 passengers.

Roundtrip Rail Transfers..... $300

Special Routes: Chalon-sur-Saône to Tain l'Hermitage on Apr 04 and Sep 05; Avignon to Lyon on Jun 13 and Oct 17; Lyon to St-Jean-de-Losne on Jun 20 and Oct 24; St-Jeande- Losne to Lyon on Jun 27; Lyon to Avignon on Jul 04; Tain l'Hermitage to Chalon-sur-Saône on Aug 15; Macôn to St-Jean-de-Losne on Aug 22; St-Jean-de-Losne to Macôn on Aug 29. Contact A&K for details.

Please check with A&K for our special international airfares.

Note: This route is run in reverse on alternate weeks.

For hotel sailings with purchase of rail transfers, guests meet on Sunday at the Mercure (Hotel) Paris Gare de Lyon, one hour prior to train departure.

A&K RECOMMENDS ...
Extend your stay with pre- and post-cruise hotel nights. Contact A&K for details and pricing.

6 nights | Sunday departures | Hotel and charter sailings | Children under 12: charters only With transfer purchase, departs from the Paris hotel chosen by the charter group: Sunday, 12:00pm

Child Policy: On non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual program page, a minimum age of 10 years is required. Call for details.

An Introduction to Provence and Southern Rhône

The attractive town of Arles was both a Roman capital and medieval one. Its Roman Amphitheatre was one of the largest in Gaul (seating over 20,000 spectators) and is well preserved thanks to its transformation into a fortification during the Middle Ages. In troubled times, the arena was used as ramparts and crowded with homes. The Romanesque basilica, Église St-Trophime, is one of the most beautiful churches in the south of France. Its facade incorporates a magnificent doorway with impressive figures. From the cloister, there are excellent views of the church's splendid, three-tiered tower. Arles' Museon Arlaten is France's most famous ethnographic museum. Its founder was Nobel Prize winner, Frédéric Mistral, a champion of Provençal life and culture. The Impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh, also lived in Arles between 1888 and 1889 before entering an asylum in nearby St-Rémy. 

Situated on the left bank of the River Rhône, Avignon was a papal residence in the 14th century. Palais des Papes, The Palace of the Popes, being the largest Gothic palace in all of Europe, stands as the mighty symbol of the church's influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. It served as a fortress as well as a palace. When Provence was the center of the Christian world, this huge feudal structure was commissioned by Pope Clement VI and remained property of the Holy See until 1791. Its walls are 13-feet thick in some places, and its defensive towers are up to 165-feet tall. Although some original frescoes remain, much of the furniture and decoration was taken during the French Revolution. 

Château de Grignan is the largest Renaissance château in southeastern France. From its position atop a rocky mound, it dominates the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views from its terraces. When the Château's 17th-century owner, Count François de Grignan, married Françoise-Marguerite, the daughter of Mme de Sévigné, the ensuing 27-year correspondence between mother and daughter created a new type of literature. These famous letters, full of keen observation and wit, were to become an important source of historical information about the age of Louis XIV. The Château has been a listed historic monument since 1993 and contains a magnificent collection of furniture, paintings, and tapestries. 

The region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the most famous of the Southern Rhône Valley and one of the most beautiful in Provence. The name literally translates to 'New house of the Pope" and the "Avignon Popes" used to have their summer residence at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The papacy while located in this region did much to promote viticulture in the surrounding area and the wines produced here became known as "Vin du Pape", subsequently, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The appellation is primarily red wine only (although some chateaux are producing whites) and is known for richly colored, full-bodied, aromatic wines. Châteauneuf-du-Pape was the first region in France to gain Appellation contrôlée status in France in 1920. The wines compliment the local Provençal cuisine laced with garlic and olive oil and herbes de Provence grown in the same soil as the grapes. 

Les Baux de Provence is both a "Live City" and a "Dead City." This unique title refers to the ancient ruins that stand along side a quaint inhabited village. The provençal word baou means a prominent cliff, and the town perches on a narrow strip of land, which surges up from the valley below and is surrounded on three sides by jagged cliffs. Ancient Celtic and Roman peoples inhabited this cliffside and it had been a defensive site throughout history. The "Baux" family rose to power in the 9th century and ruled as Lords until 1426 when the last of the lords died. Baux became part of Provence and later France, in 1481. King Louis XIII destroyed the castle in 1632 to squelch a revolt and the ruined city, once inhabited by almost 6000 people, lay deserted for several hundred years. The view from the ancient citadel encompasses the Val d'Enfer below it, and extends as far away as the Mediterranean. 

Ever since the Capetian kings made it their capital in the 12th century, Paris has been the center of political, intellectual, and artistic life in France. The oldest part of the city is on the Ile de la Cité, which has been occupied since the time of Caesar. By the middle ages, the town had spread onto both the left and right banks. Later periods of growth led to successive enlargements of the town walls, but real development did not begin until the time of Henry IV in the late 16th century. The museums and monuments of Paris are legendary. The 12th-century Cathedral of Notre-Dame is situated on the Ile de la Cité on a site that was occupied by two earlier churches. Though it was severely damaged during the French Revolution, the Cathedral with its massive flying buttresses remains one of the most recognizable buildings in Paris. The Louvre is one of the world's best-known art galleries. Once a Royal residence, it first opened as a museum in 1793. On the opposite end of the Champs-Elysées sits the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile, the largest triumphal arch in the world. It was completed in 1836 and commemorates the military glory of Napoleon. Near the Hôtel des Invalides is Paris' most famous symbol, the Eiffel Tower. It dates from 1889 when it was constructed for the Universal Exhibition. 

St-Rémy-de-Provence is a country town with shady boulevards and charming old alleyways. The doctor and astrologer, Michel de Nostredame (Nostradamus), was born here in 1503, as was Frédéric Mistral, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1904. Vincent Van Gogh, who was fascinated by the quality of light and ardent beauty of the landscape, arrived here from Arles in 1889 to begin one of his most prolific periods, creating more than 150 paintings and numerous sketches in only one year. The artist left St-Rémy for Auvers-sur-Oise, where he died in 1890. The once-prosperous Greco-Roman town of Glanum, south of St-Rémy, contains the remnants of the earliest Greek houses in Provence. 

Attractively situated on the River Rhône, Tournon sur Rhône has a 15th-century Château that sits atop granite rocks and a gracious, tree-lined promenade. Tain l'Hermitage, on the other side of the river, is dominated by vineyards that produce the robust Hermitage, considered to be the finest of all Côtes-du-Rhône wines. Tain is also known for its fine chocolate, which is made at its Valrhôna chocolate factory. The twin cities of Tounon and Tain are connected by two bridges. 

Viviers is an unspoiled small town nestled along the Canal Donzère-Mondragon. The seat of a bishopric from the 5th Century until the Revolution. The former importance of the town accounts for its remarkable architectural heritage, which makes this a most agreeable place for an evening stroll. 


Itinerary Notes 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included daily -- beginning with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday. 

Itineraries are continuously adapted throughout the season in response to conditions and to take best advantage of special events along the way. Itineraries may also be altered to suit the special interests of passengers. 

Water levels, waterway traffic, and maintenance of canals and locks have an effect on canal and river cruising itineraries. Some waterways are subject to occasional closures because of drought, storms, floods, canal/lock repairs, or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such occurrences, the appropriate itinerary changes will need to be made. 

Be assured that any sightseeing or routing changes on your specific departure will be made to enhance your cruise and make it a unique and memorable experience. You have only to relax and enjoy the journey as it unfolds.

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A?K’s impressive and enticingly varied list of luxury and adventure holidays combine active days with comfortable, luxuriant nights. Small group escorted journeys allow guests to confidently travel to places they might otherwise hesitate to go on their own, with a choice of itineraries at varying levels of luxury. Family holidays are tailored to the interests, attention spans and abilities of all ages, with comfortable hotels and comforting meals, and, most importantly, a friendly guide who understands children. Tailor made private travel offers independent travellers meticulous attention to detail, safety and customer service. These lifestyle-oriented programs are one reason why A and K was honored at the World Travel Awards as “World’s Leading Luxury Specialist Tour Operator.”

Geoffrey Kent, who along with Jorie Butler Kent owns and operates A and K, was born-most fittingly-while his British parents were on safari in Zambia. Indeed, he spent much of his childhood on the African continent. In 1962, Geofrey Kent, along with his parent's Colonel John and Valerie Kent, formed Abercrombie and Kent.

In the 1970s, Geoffrey Kent, who by then had long been the Managing Director of the company, entered into a partnership with Jorie Ford Butler of Oak Brook, Illinois, to run A?K. They continue to travel the world in search of adventures that will surprise and thrill their guests. Under their passionate and visionary guidance-Geoffrey Kent serves as Chairman and CEO, Jorie Butler Kent as Executive Vice Chairman - Abercrombie and Kent represents the uncompromising best at every turn in the road.

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Abercrombie and Kent has received the following:
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Elite Traveler
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World Travel Awards
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Travel + Leisure Magazine
 “Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter” - 2004 (#12), 2003 (#5), 2002 (#2), 2001 (#1), 2000 (#2), 1999 (#1), 1998 (#1), 1997 (#1), 1996 (#1)
 “Top Guides in Africa” – Joseph Ndunguru, Gavin Ford - 2001
Conde Nast Traveler
“Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 15 African Safari Camps”
   Olonana and Chief’s Camp - 2004
   Chief’s Camp - 2003
   Chobe Chilwero -2002
“The World’s Best Places to Stay,” Gold List
   Chief’s Camp - January 2004
   Chobe Chilwero - 2003
“The Greatest Travel Pros on Earth”
“A and K has access to places and people that other operators in China don’t – including some of the top English speaking guides. Hatherly is a cultural encyclopedia, Chen a whiz with logistics.” - 2003
"Reader’s Choice: Top 20 Small-Ship Cruise Lines" - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Gavin Ford, “15 Best Safari Guides” - 2002
Ecotourism Award – Special Mention - 1996
Conde Nast Traveller (UK)
"World's Best Tour Operator” - 2004 (#3), 2003 (#5), 2001 (#2), 2000 (#1), 1999 (#1)
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
“Favorite Hideway Resorts of the Past 25 Years”, Chief’s Camp - 2004
“Favorite Worldwide Travel Adventures”, Olonana, Chief’s Camp - 2004
“Previewing Heaven: 15 Worldwide Hotels with Drop-Dead Views”, Chief’s Camp - 2003
“Top 20 Hideaway Gems,” World’s Best Hotels, Resorts and Hideaways, Chief’s Camp - 2002
Travel Agent Magazine
“Leaders in Luxury,” Geoffrey Kent - 2002
World Travel and Tourism Council
Green Award for Corporate Social Leadership in Travel ? Tourism - 2002
Town and Country
Gavin Ford, “Top Guides in Africa” - 2001
Queen’s Award for Enterprise
(A and K Europe) - 2001, 2000
Chevron Conservation Award
Jorie Butler Kent - 1999
ASTA/Smithsonian
Environmental Award - 1992


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