A gentle cruise on a hotel barge is the perfect way to discover the very soul of Europe, exploring its wonderful countryside and historical treasures and meeting its many friendly, diverse people.
Far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, hotel barge voyages allow you to travel in luxury without the strains of packing and unpacking, whilst enjoying a balanced blend of daily excursions and fascinating cruising.
The Journey has Begun
You are collected at the designated meeting point by the Captain or another crew member and escorted by air-conditioned minibus to your hotel barge. After a champagne welcome and the opportunity to meet the English-speaking crew and your fellow passengers, we will show you to your comfortable stateroom or suite, with its full en suite facilities.
We sometimes embark on a short cruise on the first evening and immediately the fascinating world of barge cruising begins to unfold before you. Then, perhaps after an aperitif, it’s time to indulge in your first gourmet dining experience aboard, complemented, of course, by fine wines.
Each hotel barge cruise is for 6 nights and includes:
Comfortable accommodation in air-conditioned, en suite staterooms or suites
Gourmet meals prepared by the onboard chef, fine wines and an open bar
Daily escorted excursions to places of interest and private wine tastings in air-conditioned minibuses
Local transfers e.g. to and from Paris
Bicycles and on most hotel barges, an on-deck spa pool
Attentive service from an experienced crew - Captain, chef, tour guide, and hosts/hostesses