Luxury Barge Cruises through Europe's Charming Waterways

Enjoy the luxury of decelerating on a luxury hotel ship and enjoy Europe's most beautiful landscapes, fascinating history and impressive local cultures. Our partner European Waterways is for over 35 years specialised in creating luxury barge holidays on Europe's most picturesque waterways and canals. These hotel ships are the finest rebuilt and renovated former cargo ships that offer all possible comfort. Each of the 6-day tours includes all gourmet meals, local wines, an open bar, transfers and a high quality, interesting excursion program. Explore the surroundings on your bike, laze on the sundeck and relax in the whirlpool on deck! Daily guided excursions ”off the beaten track” are included, such as wineries, castles, museums, markets, handicraft and arts shops. You have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture of the visited region!
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Here you can find SPECIAL OFFERS 2020 for cabin and charter bookings with deposit to be paid until 17th February, 2020.

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Canal du Midi on luxury hotel barge Athos

South of France for maximum 10 guests

UNESCO World Heritage Site, ancient villages, Roman fortresses, lush vineyards, picturesque landscapes

7 days / 6 nights

Cruise Highlights
* Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
* Private tour and tasting at a Minervois winery
* Organic Olive Tasting at L´Oulibo
* Cruise through the natural haven that is the ”Petit Camargue”
* Tour and tasting at the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery
* Excellent towpath for walking and cycling

Cruise rate per person in double cabin
starting from 4.150 EUR

CHAMPAGNE - Luxury Barge Cruise to Champagne

Cruise in Champagne region through River Marne
7 Days / 6 Nights

"Panache" is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that cruises in the Champagne region between Château-Thierry and Châlons-en-Champagne

• Enjoy a private winery tour and tasting at renowned champagne houses like Moët and Chandon, Domaine of Champagne Henriot, La Maison Pannier
• A gourmet lunch in Château Les Aulnois
• Tour the Cathedral in Reims, where Kings of France were crowned
• Cruise the pretty River Marne past waterside vineyards
• Visit Château-Thierry and and the American cemetery at Belleau Wood

Price per person in Junior Suite 5.690 EUR

ALSACE & LORRAINE - Barging French-German cultures

Luxury barging cruise to Alsace and Lorraine, forested hillsides, storybook villages and exceptional wine
7 Days / 6 Nights

The deluxe Panache (12 passenger) offers cruises in Alsace between Niderviller and Krafft.

• Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral
• Explore the Route des Vins d´Alsace and a private wine tasting
• Visit various long-established wine makers of the region
• Experience an ascent or descent of the unique Arzviller boat elevator
• Visit the spectacular René Lalique Collection
• Tour of Sarrebourg including a visit to the Chagall chapel
• Enjoy a candlelit meal whilst cruising through the two Arzviller tunnels
• Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
• "Biking Plus" option available

Price per person in Junior Suite from 4.590 EUR

`BIKING PLUS´ Waterway Cruises in FRANCE and HOLLAND

Enjoy BIKING during our hotel barge cruises with your bicycle and discover more about the regions

- Take some exercise during your hotel barge cruise
- Pedal a mile to the next pretty lock
- Cycle into a local village to look at a charming old church
- Set off FREE with your bicycle and bicycle helmet

BIKING PLUS option offers you:
- Clearly marked maps for each round trip route
- A backpack with everything you might need
- Crew help when needed if you get stuck
- The hotel barge itinerary is arranged so that you won´t miss any of the organised excursions
- Easy to ride, all-terrain bicycles and bike helmets.
- Children´s bicycles for family groups, or tandems for the romantics
- Pre–designed offline maps and directions that you can download to your phone

GOLF Hotel Barging Cruise in SCOTLAND and FRANCE

GOLF EXPERIENCE with a memorable hotel barging charter cruise

7 Days / 6 Nights

Burgundy and Upper Loire in France and the Caladonian Canal in Scotland possess some magnificently scenic waterways and cultural attractions. They are also home for the most renowned golf courses in the world that inspire and challenge any keen golfer. This is why we have combined the best of both worlds and created our unique, memorable hotel barging charter cruises with golf playing possibilities.

• Group of 8 golf players
• Pre-booked and paid tee times
• Transfers to and from golf clubs

We have a selection of three different destinations:
BURGUNDY - Canal du Nivernais
Upper LOIRE and WEST BURGUDY - Canal de Briare
SCOTLAND - Caledonian Canal

Gourmet cruise trip through pastoral scenery of BURGUNDY

Classic Burgundy Hotel Barging Cruise from Auxerre to Chevroches
7 Days / 6 Nights

The Burgundy cruise aboard L´Art de Vivre is a journey back in time along the small river Yonne and the parallel Canal du Nivernais. The tour is designed from Auxerre to Chevroches.

• Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
• Private wine tasting of Chablis and Petit Chablis in renowned Domaine cellars
• Tour Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
• Visit the picturesque town of Vezelay and its hilltop basilica
• Visit elegant Château de Bazoches
• Optional hot air ballooning
• Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
• "Biking Plus" option available

Price per person in double cabin from 3.850 EUR

Special cruise along Canal de Bourgogne with focus on WINE CULTURE

Enjoy unique WINES with experts along the Canal de Bourgogne in SOUTHERN BURGUNDY

12th to 18th April, 2020
7 Days / 6 Nights

• Cruise along the world-famous vineyards of the Côte de Beaune
• Visit famous Grand Cru vineyards and wineries:
- a domain in the village of Puligny-Montrachet
- Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils
- Clos de Vougeot
- Domaine Jafflin in the heart of Nuits-St-Georges
• Visit to a falconry
• Gourmet lunch in the beautiful Orangery of Château de Beaune
• Hiking or cycling
• A walk through the old Dijon

Price per person in double room from 5.325 EUR

LOIRE - Luxury Barging Loire and Burgundy

Classic Upper Loire and Western Burgundy Hotel Barging Cruise - from Châtillon-sur-Loire to Montargis
7 Days / 6 Nights

We offer you this wonderful experience on our vessel Renaissance which has been designed to elegantly carry its guests in ultimate luxury.

• Visit to Château de Fontainebleau
• Visit to the privately-owned Château de la Bussière
• 7-lock flight at Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses
• Visit to Château de Sully-sur-Loire
• Cruise across Gustave Eiffel's aqueduct at Briare over River Loire
• Wine tasting in Sancerre
• Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery
• Excellent towpath for walking and bicycling
• 'Biking Plus' option available

Price per person in a Suite from 5.850 EUR

Deluxe cruise voyage through SCOTLAND scenery

Magical barge cruise from Banavie to Muirtown - SCOTLAND
7 Days / 6 Nights

Cruise sedately through the Great Glen between Inverness and Fort William, navigating beautiful lochs and the engineering masterpiece that is the Caledonian Canal.

• Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery with a private tasting
• Visit to Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil in 1746
• Tour of Cawdor Castle and gardens, home of Shakespeare´s Scottish Play
• Visit to Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site
• Cruise Lochs Lochy, Oich, Ness and Dochfour
• Wonderful river, canal and loch cruising
• Excellent opportunities for walking

Price per person in double cabin from 3.950 EUR

Discover the roots of SCOTTISH WHISKY

Cruise along Caledonian Canal from BANAVIE to MUIRTOWN

5th to 11th April, 2020
7 days / 3 nights

Visit and tasting in many famous and traditional whisky distilleries, such as:
- the Dalwhinnie distillery in Cairngorms National Park
- the Tomatin distillery founded in 1897
- the Glen Ord distillery founded in 1838
- the Benromach distillery at Forres, the smallest distillery on Speyside, run by Gordon and MacPhail of Elgin, a family-owned company that has been in business for over 100 years
• Visit the Invermoriston Falls and the 'Old Bridge' designed by Thomas Telford
• Enjoy the most beautiful landscapes of Scotland and a famous castle - the Eileen Donan
• experience the unique Scottish traditional music from a Highland Piper

Price per Person in Stateroom starting from 3.890 EUR

Connoisseur OPERA and Barging Cruise in ITALY

OPERA Cruise from VENICE to MANTUA including
Performance of Verdi's NABUCCO in Arena di Verona

16th - 22nd August, 2020
7 Days / 6 Nights

• Opera performance of "Nabucco" in Arena di Verona from best seats
• Visits to Gran Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Bibiena in Mantua and Teatro
Communale in Ferrara
• Cruises across the Venetian Lagoon and through the Po Valley
• Cruise along the Giudecca Canal past Venice's most famous monuments: the Chiesa del
Redentore, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and the Punta della Dogana
• Tour of the famous Doge's Palace
• Visits in Chioggia, Cathedral and the Piazzetta Vigo, the stunning
Ducal Palace
• Dinner ashore at the 17th century stately home Villa Ca´Zen
• Private visit and wine tasting in the wine cellars of Villa Widmann-Borletti

Price per person in double room from 4.030 EUR

Deluxe barging cruise discovering HOLLAND´s hidden gems

Classic Holland Hotel Barging Cruise from Alkmaar to Delft
7 Days / 6 Nights

Hotel barging cruise to Holland is offered in the Deluxe vessel Panache in the spring, when the flowers are in full bloom. This is without a doubt the best time to visit this country, and this Holland river cruises are carefully planned to allow you to experience all that the country has to offer.

• Tour Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world
• Visit the Aalsmeer flower auction
• Visit the Royal Delft pottery to see the world famous earthenware being hand-made and painted
• Tour picturesque Haarlem and visit a museum of the Dutch painter, Franz Hals
• Tour the charming city of Leiden, Rembrandt´s birthplace

Price per person in Junior Suite from 4.790 EUR