Panache

12 passenger Deluxe

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Description

Panache is a stylish 12 passenger hotel barge, with spacious public areas and six comfortable double or twin en suite cabins. All the bathrooms have twin handbasins and oversized showers. There are panoramic windows in the saloon and the hotel barge has been fitted out in traditional yacht style with brass and mahogany fittings. A large sun deck and spa pool, plus 12 bicycles for guests’ use to explore the towpath complete the picture.

Panache's highly professional crew of six is comprised of Master Chef, Deck Hand/Steward, Tour guide and two Housekeepers, led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more. Their knowledge of the region, combined with fascinating chauffeur driven private excursions and the 12 bikes we provide will allow you to explore the areas you cruise through in as much detail as you desire.

Holland Highlights include: Touring the famous Keukenhof Gardens and exploring Gouda's cheese market

Alsace Lorriane Highlights include: A visit to Strasbourg's spectacular cathedral and its astronomical clock and tours of historic Saverne and Sarrebourg.

General Information

  • Length: 128 feet
  • 12 Passengers
  • 6 crew
  • 6 twin/double Jr. Suites
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Central heat
  • Sun Deck
  • Spa pool
  • 12 tour bikes; 1 Tandem on request
  • WiFi
  • 2 air conditioned mini-buses for tours

Accommodations & Pricing 2018

Junior Suite per person
$5,350. Value
$6,190. Regular

Single Supplement per person
$1,900. Value
$2,150. Regular

Charter Max. 12 pax.
$58,000. Value
$67,000. Regular

Charter Max. 11 pax.
$56,700. Value
$65,300. Regular

Charter Max. 10 pax.
$55,400 Value
$63,600. Regular

Charter Max. 9 pax.
$54,100. Value
$61,900. Regular

Charter Max. 8 pax.
$52,400 Value
$59,800. Regular

2018 Sunday Departure Dates

 Value Season
March 25
April 01, 08, 15
May 20, 27
June 03
July 22, 29
Aug 05, 12, 19
October 07, 14, 21

 Regular Season
April 22, 29
May  06, 13
June 10, 17, 24
July 01, 08
August 26
September 02, 09, 16, 23, 30

 


Sample Itinerary Holland

Sunday

Alkmaar
We meet you at the *designated meeting point and transfer you to Panache moored at Alkmaar. Once aboard enjoy a champagne welcome and an introduction to your crew and hotel barge. Dinner on board.

Monday

Alkmaar to ZaandamThis morning we visit Alkmaar, a beautiful coastal town famous for its traditional cheese and clog making. A guided walk with your tour leader and free time to enjoy the quaint shops and town. After lunch we cruise to Wormerveer and then a bicycling opportunity or minibus to tour Zaanse Schans, an open air conservation area and museum, giving you a vivid impression of the Dutch way of life in the 17th and 18th centuries. This historical area consists of authentic houses and windmills, an historic shipyard, pewter factory, a cheese and dairy farm and an age-old grocery store dating back to the 1900’s. Return to the hotel barge by bicycle or minibus and cruise to Zaandam. Dinner on board.

Tuesday

Zaandam to Haarlem
We enjoy an early morning cruise to the historical city of Haarlem, dating back to the 13th Century. Haarlem is home to the Frans Hals Museum founded in 1862 with its vast collection of Old Masters. Other highlights include St. Bavo's Cathedral on the main square, where both Handel and Mozart played the magnificent Muller organ or free time visiting a fine selection of boutique shops. This afternoon marks a cruise highlight, with a walk through the world famous Keukenhof Gardens. Known as the garden of Europe, with more than 100 acres filled with over 7 million flowering bulbs, we stroll through breathtaking waves of colour on this unforgettable half day excursion. Dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

Panache Holland Itinerary

Panache Holland Itinerary

Wednesday

Haarlem to Oude WeteringOptional very early morning tour is to Aalsmeer Flower auction, where some 17 million cut flowers from all over the world are traded here each day. Return to the hotel barge for a breakfast cruise to Oude Wetering, our mooring for tonight. Free time this afternoon to cycle along the many towpaths around the lake or visit a local cheese market, in the nearby medieval town of Gouda. The large Gothic church of Sint Janskerk in Gouda is known especially for its magnificent stain glass windows, for which it has been placed on the UNESCO list of Dutch monuments. Dinner on board.

Ducal Palace, Dijon

Ducal Palace, Dijon

Thursday

Oude Wetering to Leiden 
After breakfast we cruise to Leiden. Home to one of the oldest universities in the country and the birthplace of Rembrandt. Leiden is an historical city full of charm and character. Perfect for those who like to cycle, or simply stroll the banks of the pretty tree lined canals. This afternoon we take a tour of the city, with your tour leader explaining the history that dates back to Roman times and includes more recent sites such as the church, St. Pieterskerk, from which the pilgrims departed for America. Free time to explore the abundance of local cafes, boutique shops, markets, and antique dealers. Dinner on board.

Friday

Leiden to Delft
Morning cruise arriving in Delft by lunchtime, our final mooring. Delft is well known for its pottery ceramic products, which were styled on the imported Chinese porcelain of the 17th century. This beautiful, unspoilt town is more than 750 years old, and began as the home port of the Dutch East India Company. Following lunch, we visit a Delft tableware factory, just 5 minutes walk from our hotel barge mooring to learn how this world-famous porcelain is made. You will have time during the afternoon to explore Delft further. Tonight enjoy the Captains Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday

Delft
After breakfast depart Panache and transfer to the **designated drop off point.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks, the cruise is in the reverse direction.

 

 

 

Sample Itinerary Alsace Lorraine

Sunday

Strasbourg
We meet you at the **designated meeting point and transfer you to Panache moored in the Parc de l’Etoile, for a champagne welcome and introduction to your crew and hotel barge. Dinner on board.

Monday

Strasbourg to Brumath Forest
This morning we cruise into the stunning Brumath Forest with walking and cycling opportunities.  After Lunch we drive to Strasbourg and enjoy a tour of the city, including of course, a visit to the 12th century Gothic pink sandstone cathedral, home to an astronomical Renaissance clock and a soaring spire. We then visit Place Gutenberg and explore La Petite France, a pedestrian area brimming with half-timbered houses, boutique shops and cafes. Later we enjoy a tour with a private wine and kougloff tasting at the Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, which dates from 1394 and still stores a barrel of wine from 1472 that was last tasted by De Gaulle’s liberating French army in 1944.  Dinner aboard.

Tuesday

Brumath Forest to HochfeldenThis morning we cruise to Hochfelden. After lunch we enjoy a tour of the village of Wingersheim and visit the Alsace hops region situated between the Vosges mountains and the Black Forest. The climate is continental with hot summers that perfectly suit the hops plants. From a view point above the village, we hear about growing hops and the history of the hops culture, before a tour and tasting of locally brewed beer with local expert André Fisher. On the way back we stop for a Tarte Flambee and beer at a typical Hansel and Gretel style Alsatian inn Dinner on board. 

 

Alsace Itinerary

Alsace Itinerary

Wednesday

Hochfelden to SaverneAfter breakfast, we relax and enjoy our cruise to Saverne and moor at the foot of the 18th century neoclassical Château de Rohan, also known as the Versailles of Alsace with its red sandstone façade.  After lunch we drive to the troglodyte houses in the Vosges National Park followed by a visit to the mountaintop village of La Petite Pierre, with its medieval castle, fortified by the personal architect of Louis XIV, Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban. We then tour the outstanding René Lalique collection and see over 500 exceptional examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware.  In nearby Wingen-sur-Moder is also the World War II battleground where in 1945 American infantry confronted some of Germany’s most seasoned veterans. Dinner on board.

Alsace Lorraine

Alsace Lorraine

Thursday

Saverne to Lutzelbourg 
After breakfast, we enjoy a walking tour of Saverne, including a visit to its local market.  We then visit the 11th century hilltop Château de Haut Barr, a former residence of the bishops of Strasbourg with its Roman chapel and Gothic. Before we return to Panache we drive through the scenic Vosges hills on the Route des Grands Crus and stop to admire the vineyards. Return to Panache for a cruise to Lutzelbourg followed by dinner ashore at the restaurant le soldat de l’an 2.

Friday

Lutzelbourg to NidervillerWe start the day with a visit to a local bakery to watch skilled patissiers preparing their delicious creations.  We then visit the Fusion Libre artistic glass blowers workshop before ascending the unique Arzviller boat elevator that carries Panache effortlessly 450 feet up the mountainside in minutes, thus avoiding 17 traditional locks and an additional day’s navigation. We then enjoy a candlelit lunch on board whilst passing through the two Arzviller tunnels.  Once we arrive in Niderviller we tour the interesting town of Sarrebourg, including visits to the 13th century chapel containing the remarkable stained-glass window designed by Marc Chagall and the impressive museum of Roman and Medieval artefacts. Return to Panache for Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday

NiddervillerAfter breakfast, disembark Panache and transfer to the designated drop off point in Strasbourg.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternate weeks, the cruise is in the reverse direction.

Your Cruise Includes:

Local transfers to and from the hotel barge, a luxury 6 night cruise, all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef, an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, all wines served throughout the cruise, excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary, the services of 6 crew and use of barge facilities, which include bicycles and spa pool.