Posts Tagged ‘cruising through Burgundy’

France Cruises Presents New Excursion to Burgundy’s ‘Musical Encounters’ Festival in August

April 1, 2012

France Cruises is offering five itineraries cruising along the Nivernais Canal to experience the “Musical Encounters of Vezelay” festival in Burgundy, set for August 25-28, 2012 in the village of Vezelay and surrounding cities © 2012 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

France Cruises offers travelers the opportunity to delight their senses with the sounds of classical, choral and folk music along a hotel barge cruise during the “Musical Encounters of Vezelay” festival in Burgundy. With five itineraries cruising along the Nivernais Canal, guests can experience the concert series, set for August 25-28, 2012 in the village of Vezelay and surrounding cities, featuring a cast of internationally acclaimed vocalists and artists from Europe performing a selection of religious music traditions from the Renaissance period to present day.

Throughout the four-day event, guests will enjoy a slew of world-class performances from vocalists, symphony orchestras, choirs and soloists beneath Vezelay’s landmark, the 9th-century Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene as well as other nearby towns and villages of Burgundy. Among the featured performers are renowned German vocalist group Die Singphoniker, award-winning baroque and classically inspired pianist Jos van Immerseel and Arsys Bourgogne, a prominent choir from Vezelay known for their romantic and contemporary works under the visionary direction of Pierre Cao.

This special program can be experienced on five hotel barge cruises; from the ultra-deluxe 7-passenger C’est La Vie, priced from $5,750 per person, to the budget-friendly 4-passenger Randle, priced under $2,435 per person.

For more information about the cruises featuring the Musical Encounters of Vezelay festival, visit France Cruises.

France Cruises, Inc. specializes in canal and river cruises in France. France Cruises’ fleet of over 40 luxury hotel barges and riverboats float along the narrow canals of France, providing an intimately unique way to discover the splendid and historic countryside. Along with superb opportunities for relaxation, the carefree elegance of each expedition combines the opportunity to enjoy France in a whole new way with gourmet dining, fine wines and unique sightseeing excursions to ancient villages, castles, cafes, markets and so much more. For more information please visit www.FranceCruises.com. Additionally, France Cruises offers a concierge service, which assists in acquiring car rentals, train tickets, hotel stays and more together with its new land tours and hotel packages division: www.FranceCountryTours.com.

See also:

Barging through Burgundy: A visit to Chagny Market and slideshow

Barging through Burgundy, Day 2: Chateau de Rully and slideshow

Barging through Burgundy, Day 3: Hotel-Dieu, Beaune and slideshow

Barging Through Burgundy, Day 4: Clos de Vougeot, ‘mother church’ of wine and slideshow

Barging through Burgundy, Day 5-6: Walking Tour of Dijon’s Old City and slideshow

 

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France Cruises Unveils 2012 Cruise Season with Free Hotel Nights in Paris for booking by Nov 30

November 2, 2011

The Caprice, one of France Cruises' luxury hotel barges, floats up a canal in Burgundy © 2011 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com.

France Cruises has just announced the release of its 2012 cruise schedule, giving travelers more access than ever before to experience cruise vacations along the most scenic canals and waterways of France. With the launch of the new season, France Cruises is offering an early booking special that enables travelers to receive up to two complimentary hotel nights in Paris, or save up to $500 on eligible 2012 departures.

Valid until November 30, 2011, travelers who book and pay in full have the choice to save $500 per cabin, or enjoy a two-night stay at a boutique hotel in Paris. Guests have the option to select from five charming hotels, including the 3-star Observatoire Luxembourg and the popular New Atlantic Hotel. Those who book and place a deposit can save $250 or receive a one-night stay. Furthermore, this France Cruises exclusive deal may be combined with any other special discounts offered by cruise operators.

“We wanted to enhance the traditional early booking savings by giving our clients the gift of Paris,” said Jean-Francois Dabrowski, president of France Cruises. “These authentic hotels have been handpicked by us to give our clients the complete and optimal travel experience.”

From ultra-luxury cruises, such as a Southern France odyssey aboard the 6-passenger “yacht barge” Esperance priced at $7,750 per person, to more budget-friendly cruises like the one offered in the wine country of Burgundy with the 21-passenger Caprice, priced at just under $3,000 per person for the week long sailing, the 2012 France Cruises’ portfolio of over 54 cruise itineraries are suited to fit every age, taste and budget.

To learn more about the Free Hotel Package in Paris offer, and preview the newly-improved website, which features sample menus, video and photo gallery and day-by-day itineraries, visit www.francecruises.com.

France Cruises, Inc. specializes in canal and river cruises in France. France Cruises’ fleet of over 40 luxury hotel barges and riverboats float along the narrow canals of France, providing an intimate way to discover the splendid and historic countryside.  The carefree elegance of each expedition combines the opportunity to enjoy France with gourmet dining, fine wines and unique sightseeing excursions to ancient villages, castles, cafes, markets and so much more. Additionally, France Cruises offers a concierge service, which assists in acquiring car rentals, train tickets, hotel stays and more together with its new land tours and hotel packages division: www.FranceCountryTours.com, or call  866-498-3920, email: info@francecruises.com

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