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Hotel Barge Panache

Panache is a stylish 12 passenger hotel barge, with spacious public areas and six comfortable double or twin en suite cabins. All the bathrooms have twin handbasins and oversized showers. There are panoramic windows in the saloon and the hotel barge has been fitted out in traditional yacht style with brass and mahogany fittings. A large sun deck and spa pool, plus 12 bicycles for guests’ use to explore the towpath complete the picture.
Panache's highly professional crew of six is comprised of Master Chef, Deck Hand/Steward, Tour guide and two Housekeepers, led by a knowledgeable and experienced Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more. Their knowledge of the region, combined with fascinating chauffeur driven private excursions and the 12 bikes we provide will allow you to explore the areas you cruise through in as much detail as you desire.

Cruise Highlights

Typical Cuisine

(March to May)
  • Tour the famous Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world
  • Explore Gouda's cheese markets and church of St. Pieterskerk
  • Visit the fascinating Zaanse Schans conservation area
(July to October)
  • Visit the spectacular Rene Lalique Collection
  • Strasbourg's Gothic Cathedral
  • Tours of hostoric Saverne and Sarrebourg
  • Experience the unique Arzviller boat elevator
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling. "Biking Plus" also available on this cruise.
Regional Specialities
Medallions of Veal with a Girolles and Truffle Sauce, Roasted Duck a l’Alsacienne, Magret de Canard aux Mirabelles, Le Baeckeoffe d’Alsace, Crepes Suzette with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream 
Wine Cellar
Riesling Grand Cru, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chablis Premier Cru Pouilly Fuisse, Gewurztraminer, 
Cremant d’Alsace, Florimont Riesling
Cheese Board
Munster, Brie de Meaux, Fourme d'Ambert, Chaource, Tomme Fermier d’Alsace, Gouda; Leyden, Maasdam, Brokkel Ould, Limburger

Panache also cruises from Holland to Belgium (Early May), Belgium to Paris (May) & Champagne (June).
Panache is owned and operated by Belle Epoque Charters Ltd


Sample Itineraries for Panache

Panache - Classic Cruise in Holland (March to early May)
Panache - Classic Cruise from Holland to Belgium (Mid May)
Panache - WWI Cruise in Belgium & Picardy (May 22, 2016)
Panache - WWI Cruise in Picardy & Paris (May 29, 2016)
Panache - Classic Cruise in Champagne (Jun)
Panache - Classic Cruise in Alsace & Lorraine (Jun to Oct)
Panache - Family Cruise in Alsace & Lorraine (Jun to Oct)

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