Champagne Region Barge Cruise

Embark on a captivating journey from the picturesque town of Epernay to the heart of Paris, tracing the tranquil waters of the majestic Marne canal. This enchanting route winds through cities brimming with character, each offering its own unique allure and historical significance.

As you meander along the canal, prepare to be captivated by the timeless beauty of Paris, where iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum await your exploration. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and culture that permeates every cobblestone street and grand boulevard of this renowned city.

Venturing beyond Paris, the journey continues to the historic city of Reims, hailed as the “City of Art and History.” Here, marvel at the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that has stood as a symbol of faith and resilience for centuries.

Make sure not to overlook the quaint village of Hautvillers, nestled amidst rolling hills adorned with vineyards that produce some of the world’s finest champagne. Lose yourself in the idyllic countryside as you wander through charming streets lined with centuries-old buildings, and indulge in tastings of exquisite wines that have been crafted with centuries of expertise.

From the bustling streets of Paris to the tranquil vineyards of Hautvillers, this journey along the Marne Canal promises a tapestry of unforgettable experiences, where history, culture, and natural beauty converge to create moments of pure enchantment.



Inclusions & Highlights

  • 6 Nights Luxury Barge Accommodations
  • Daily Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinner
  • Refined French Cuisine
  • On board drinks (including a great selection of French wines)
  • Gala dinner
  • Tour of Meaux
  • Cheese tastings
  • Château-Thierry excursion
  • Falconry show
  • Guided tour of Hautvillers
  • Visit a champagne house with a tasting
  • Excursion to Reims
  • Meaux, with its historic and gastronomic heritage
  • Transfer by coach from Paris to Epernay
  • Wifi onboard
  • Bicycles are available onboard
  • Hostess, Captain and full crew
  • English-speaking guides
  • All port fees
  • Women’s Travel Club Tour Host

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.


Double Occupancy – $5599 USD per person (sharing a room)
Single Occupancy – $6669 USD per person (your own room) 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate, we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. USD = United States of America dollars.

Payment & Cancellation Schedule
Payment of $500 is due at time of booking
Payment of $1500 is due on September 15, 2024
Payment of $1500 is due on November 15, 2024
Final payment due – February 1, 2025

All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change based on availability.

Activity Level

Low-moderate Moderate Activity. Some shorter walking tours with stops.
Bicycles and walking paths are available for those who would like a more active tour.

Group Size

Minimum: 10 members
Maximum: 20 members


  • International Airfare
  • Visa and passport handling fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages from special lists
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Departure transfers
  • Travel Insurance

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy, and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If, during the tour, you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate, you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore, you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible or refundable air tickets when possible.

Arrive Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in the morning or before the first day of the tour.
Depart from Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) – the last day of the tour.

If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour, please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out-of-country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote

MS Deborah

Experience the timeless charm of a canal barge cruise aboard the MS Deborah, a luxurious 38.50-meter-long and 5.07-meter-wide vessel. With 11 cabins accommodating 22 passengers, each equipped with modern amenities, guests are ensured a comfortable stay. The ship’s 6 crew members provide personalized service, while the onboard restaurant offers exquisite cuisine in an elegant setting. Relax in the jacuzzi on the upper deck or unwind on the sun deck, taking in the picturesque views of the French countryside.



  • TV
  • Telephone (for internal calls only)
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Towels
  • Safe
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Electricity 220V
  • Wi-Fi


Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

Canada and U.S. citizens with valid passports traveling for tourism or business can enter France without a visa for a period of 90 days within each six-month period.

The average daily temperatures in France in May range from 10°C (50°F) to 21°C (70°F).

May 08 - May 14 2025

Tour Level: Classic Tours,
Tour Type: Cruises,

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