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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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 2023 per person in double cabin
starting from 4.450 EUR

CHAMPAGNE - Luxury Barge Cruise on PANACHE

Cruise in Champagne region through River Marne between Château-Thierry and Châlons-en-Champagne

7 Days / 6 Nights

Deluxe hotel barge "Panache" for 12 guests


• 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

Rate 2023 per person in Junior Suite
5.550 EUR


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

Deluxe vessel Panache for 12 passenger

• 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

Rate 2023 per person in Junior Suite
from 5.550 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
- E-Bike hire on request

BIKING PLUS 2023 offers:
- 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 2023 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 of 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 onboard of L'ART DE VIVRE

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

Along the small river Yonne and the parallel Canal du Nivernais onboard of L'ART DE VIVRE

• 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

Rate 2023 per person in double cabin
starting from 4,450 EUR

Loire Valley and West Burgundy on Luxury Barge RENAISSANCE

Classic Upper Loire and Western Burgundy Hotel Barging Cruise

7 Days / 6 Nights

Ultra Deluxe vessel "Renaissance" for max 8 guests

• 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

Rate 2023 per person in a Suite
starting from 6,850 EUR

Deluxe cruise voyage through SCOTLAND scenery

Magical barge cruise on the SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND from Banavie to Muirtown

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

Rate 2023 per person in double cabin
starting from 4.750 EUR

Connoisseur OPERA and Barging Cruise in ITALY

Between VENICE and MANTUA on board of LA BELLA VITA
including opera performance in Arena di Verona

7 Days / 6 Nights
July 30 to August 05, 2023 / AIDA

• Opera performance 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

Rates 202
from 4,465 per person

Deluxe barging cruise discovering HOLLAND´s hidden gems

Classic Holland Hotel Barging Cruise on board of PANACHE
7 Days / 6 Nights

From Alkmaar to Delft during Tulip blossom

• 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

Rate 2023 per person in Junior Suite
from 5,550 EUR