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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


Belmond Afloat-in-France


Cruise on the delightful Hirondelle from Besancon to Chagny: Discover Franche-Comté’s rich culinary and architectural heritage. Explore the walls and citadel of Besançon, one of France’s finest provincial Roman cities. Wind through the medieval streets of picturesque Dole on the bank of the Doubs River, a tributary to the Saône. On the other end, Chagny is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department of Bourgogne. As Burgundy’s northeastern-most region close to the Swiss border, Franche-Comté, in additional to its culinary and architectural offerings, boasts lush forests perfect for nature lovers to explore.

Belmond Hirondelle comfortably accommodates up to eight people in sumptuous surroundings. Four generously-sized cabins each enjoy an ensuite bath. It features a spacious sun deck with a 360˚ view, and is available for private charter or per cabin.



Tain to Arles: Plying the majestic Rhône, take in the charms of Provence on grand Belmond Napoléon. Belmond Napoléon is perfect for convivial parties of up to 12 passengers. Six decadent cabins each boast en-suite bathrooms. Feast on dinners in the stately lounge. Unwind in the outdoor Jacuzzi and watch the scenery unfold. Or enjoy candlelit alfresco dinners. On-shore, visit some of France’s most iconic wine châteaux. Belmond Napoléon is available for private charter or can be booked per cabin.


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