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Plan the perfect holiday cruising along the rivers and canals of France, Holland, Belgium, Germany-Luxembourg and/or the U.K. Savour the beauty of the countryside at a leisurely pace. Enjoy lazy days, stunning scenery, and friendly service on board. These fleets of old trading barges have been converted into “boutique” luxury hotel barges designed specifically to cruise Europe’s beautiful inland waterways. Barges are fully-crewed and accommodate between just six and twenty passengers ~ creating the atmosphere of a congenial floating house party.

One may choose to charter the entire boat with friends or family, or join a small group of like-minded travellers on an individual cabin basis. We can also arrange themed cruises to accommodate special interests such as golf and wine appreciation. Gourmet meals, regional wines, an open bar, local transfers, and the use of bicycles to explore the towpaths are all included. Some vessels feature a spa pool for relaxation. Daily escorted excursions to off-the-beaten-track castles, wineries, markets, and historical sights of interest are also a part of the barge experience.

Travel in comfort and luxury across Europe's romantic waterways. Savour the beauty of the countryside at the leisurely pace it deserves. Enjoy lazy days, friendly service and stunning scenery. On-board chefs guide you through gastronomic delights.

Current Specials:

  • Upper Loire - two free nights at the 4-star Hotel Westminster in central Paris for guests who charter luxury hotel barge Renaissance in 2017. The hotel stay includes breakfast and can be used either pre- or post-cruise.
  • Burgundy - 10% Off Cabins & Charters on select April, May, July & August departures
  • Canal du Midi - 10% Off Cabins & Charters on select March through August departures
  • Gascony - 10% Off Cabins & Charters on select April, May & June departures aboard Rosa
  • Alsace & Lorraine - 10% Off Cabins & Charters on select July & August departures aboard Panache
  • Holland - 10% Off Cabins & Charters on select March, April & May departures aboard Panache
  • Italy - 10% Off Cabins & Charters on select March, April & May departures aboard La Bella Vita
  • WWI Cruise - 10% Off Charter May 28 departure aboard Panache in Belgium & Picardy
  • Single Traveller - No Single Supplement April 2, 9 & 16, 2017 departures aboard Panache in Holland

 

Celebrate Summer!

Step aboard a luxury canal barge - a floating country inn where you will enjoy gourmet food and wine every day while experiencing an authentic journey through the waterways and villages of France or England. Relax on deck as the scenery flows by, or borrow a bicycle for a pedal along the towpath. Book early and save up to 25% on private hire (charter) journeys.

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Fabulous Fleur De Lys

Venture into the heart of the quiet French countryside aboard gracious Belmond Fleur de Lys - perhaps the most luxurious, sought-after péniche-hôtel plying the waters of the Burgundy Canal, Saône River and Canal du Centre. 

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Belmond Afloat-in-France

50% COMPANION FARE - Book on select dates in July, August or October on Belmond Hirondelle or Belmond Napoleon and your companion will travel half price.

• Routings vary - Call for Details.
• Offers are subject to availability and valid only for new bookings.
• Offers based on cabin only (open sailing) bookings for two persons sharing.

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Featuring the Stylish 'Meanderer'

The stylish Meanderer cruises the Upper Loire, offering a teak sun deck and heated spa pool from which its six guests can savor the historic countryside. Visit magical châteaux as well as the spectacular Palace of Fontainebleau, home to generations of French royalty. Explore Gien, known for its faïence earthenware, cruise the beautiful aqueduct at Briare; and enjoy a local wine tasting at hilltop Sancerre.

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