Board Belmond Pivoine in Châlons-en-Champagne, meeting your captain and crew in style over a champagne reception.
Continue the indulgence with a sumptuous dinner prepared by the onboard chef.
Disembark after breakfast for a visit to Reims, capital of the Champagne region.
The architecture here ranges from magnificent medieval to opulent art deco.
Embark on a guided city tour.
Admire the gothic cathedral, site of many coronations and home to stunning Chagall stained-glass windows.
Explore the Musée des Beaux-Arts, which notably houses 27 works by landscape painter Corot.
Return to the boat to prepare for dinner, which tonight is at the Michelin-starred Villa René Lalique.
The former home of the legendary art deco glassmaker is now a lavish hotel and restaurant.
Return to the barge for lunch before settling down to an afternoon of leisurely cruising towards Tours-sur-Marne.
In the early evening an ambassador from Champagne Laurent-Perrier steps aboard to host a tasting of the marque's collection.
A local jazz group entertains before dinner is served.
In the morning visit the private family estate of Champagne Ployes-Jacquemart in Ludes.
The cellars once hid members of the Royal Air Force during World War II.
An exclusive tasting ishosted in the family home by Laurence Ployez, the founder's granddaughter.
Return to the barge for lunch and a cruise along the picturesque River Marne, perhaps alighting to walk or cycle along the towpath.
At Cumières the barge moors for Hautvillers, known as the birthplace of champagne.
Visit Hautvillers Abbey and see the tomb of the monk Dom Pérignon, who is credited with perfecting the champagne production process.
Savour a champagne picnic overlooking the town.
Tonight's dinner is served at the Michelin-starred Hostellerie La Briqueterie, which is located a short drive from the barge in the heart of the vineyards.
This morning you are taken on a visit to the Champagne house of Billecart Salmon.
Tour the vineyard and learn about the vinification process before tasting some of the house's finest champagnes
Return to the barge for lunc and then enjoy an afternoon relaxing on board, soaking up the verdant riverside scenery.
Cruise towards the town of Château-Thierry as the chef prepares a lavish dinner on board.
Enjoy breakfast beofre disembarking to visit Belleau Wood.
This was a pivotal site during World War I when American soldiers stopped the progression of the German army.
Continue to the 420-acre Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial where 2,288 soldiers are buried.
Return to the boat for lunch and a languid afternoon as we meander towards Courteron
Dinner is served on board.
The morning begins with a cruise downstream to the town of Meaux.
Following lunch you are excorted to the magnificent baroque Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
This was a masterpiece of 17th-century parliamentarian Nicolas Founquet, and served as the location for the 1998 film"The Man in the Iron Mas".
After a private tour a farewell champagne reception is hosted in the château's immaculate gardens.
Back on board, it is time to toast the end of an affervescent adventure at the Captain's Farewell Dinner.
Savour a final breakfast bid your crew farewell and disembark for your onward travel arrangements.