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European Barge Cruises 

For travelers that have seen the major tourist sites and now want to experience more of Europe, and still have the comfort of every aspect of the trip taken care of, then a canal barge cruise may be for them.  For travelers that are not interested in a typical cruise, this is a totally different experience.  The atmosphere is very relaxed, no formal nights, you are out during the day exploring, so they will never run out of activities.   The similarities are unpack only once, all meals and beverages included, as well as the excursions.  There are special cruises/dates for golfers, garden lovers, wine enthusiasts, and many more.

Barge cruise prices range from the mid $3000 - to over $7000 per person. Some of  the features of the barges that distinguish the prices between barges are the cabin and lounge space, level of food and wines provided as well as barge amenities. On the lower priced barges, you will be looking at cabins around 90 - 100 sq ft, compact bathrooms - usually with a shower curtain and small shower stall. The wines will be good regional wines. The more expensive barges will have bigger cabins - 170 - 250 sq ft with big bathrooms, big shower stalls with a glass door. Other barge feature might include: computers or internet access on board, tvs / dvds in the cabins, hot tubs or fitness rooms. On some of the ultra deluxe barges, there are wines served for the serious wine enthusiasts - featuring  premier and grand cru.

These cruise rates include gourmet meals, wine and cheese of the region with lunch and dinner, open bar with alcoholic beverages and all the sightseeing.  For a different experience, some barges offer a night out at a typical French restaurant for a meal.  No matter what level of barge cruise is selected, you will always find a great crew that will go out of their way to provide top level service and go the extra effort to make sure your cruise is truly memorable.  The crew on board will have knowledge of the areas and love to impart known and little known facts to interested passengers.  The food will always be top quality and prepared with a emphasis on pairing wonderful food with special wines of the regions.

Cruising areas for the barges include the French regions of Alsace Lorraine, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire and Provence.  Additional cruising areas are Holland and Belgium during the Tulip season, Mosel River of Germany, Thames River of England, Shannon River of Ireland, Highlands of Scotland and Venice and Po River of Italy.


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Pricing for 2016 / 2017

Barge

France Itineraries

Price

Charter Price

Absoluut2
8 pax

6 pax as of 2016

Southern Burgundy itinerary

Plombiers les Dijon - Velars- St. Marie - St. Victor- Pont d'Ouche - Vandenesse

Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes

$5790 - $5950 $37,500 - $42,000
Alegria
4 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary 
Beziers, Poilhes, Capestang, Le Somail, Roubia, Homps, Pulcheric, Trebes

ALEGRIA VIDEO
 
$19,400 - $22,000
Anjodi
8 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary: 
Marseillan, Portiragnes, Beziers, Fonserannes, Capestang, Le Somail

 

$4900-$5390 $35,000 - $40,000

Anne Marie

22 pax

Provence Itinerary:
Arls, Gilles, Aigues Mortes, Palavas, Les Flots, Sete

Check out the Anne Marie Video

$2688  

Apres Tout
6 pax

Formerly the
Le Premier

Burgundy itinerary:
Dijon, St Jean de Losne, Clos de Vougeot, Dijon, Fleurey, Gissey, Beaune, Pont d'Ouche, Paris

Cooking Cruise

Check out the Apres Tout Video

$6,340

$35,000

$38,000

Caprice
21 pax

Not Available at This Time

$3290 - $3390 $62,910 - $64,810

C'est la vie
8  pax

Formally the Lone Star

Burgundy itinerary:
Ravieres, Ancy le Franc, Lézinnes, Tanley, Flogny la Chapelle, St Florentin

New for 2016:
Upper Loire

Link to barge video

$6,690 $49,300 - $55,900
Claire de Lune
6 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary:
Beziers, Homps, Carcasssonne, Trebes
  $5300 $27,500 - $29,000
Colibri
4 pax

Canal du Midi itinerary:
Carcassonne to Castelnaudary

NEW FOR 2017
Upper Loire

 

16,500 euro

Daniele
22 pax

New For 2016

Garone itinerary
Toulouse to Castelsarrasin

CHARTERED UNTIL 2018

$2556  

Deborah
22 pax

New For 2016

Loire itinerary

Briare to Nevers
(with Paris Transfers)

$2681  
Elisabeth
6 pax
Burgundy Canal itinerary: 
Tonnerre, Tanley, Ancy Le Franc, Ravierre, Montbard,  Veneray les Laumes

$4500
$5000

  $23,800-$25,800
Enchante
8 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary:
Beziers, Capestang, La Croisade, Le Somail, Paraza, Homps, Montpellier

Check out the Enchante video
$5890 $42,300 - $48,600

Jeanine
22 pax

formerly the Lorraine

 

Burgundy itinerary:
Saint Leger sur Dheune - Santenay - Chagny - Chalon - Saine Jean de Losne -  Petite-Ouge - Dijon

Check out the Jeanine video

$2438
 
 Johanna 
14 days
6 pax

Bruges to Paris

$6250 $40,700
 Johanna 
7 days
6 pax

Upper Seine

Paris - Evry - Melun - Moret sur Loing - Souppes sur Loing - Château Landon - Montargis

$3450  
 Johanna 
7 days
6 pax

Upper Loire

Briar - Belleville - Menetreol sous Sancere - Chapelle Montlimard - Cours les Barres - Nevers

$3450  
 Johanna 
7 days
6 pax

 

Champagne

Reims - Sillery - Conde sur Marne - Cumierers - Epernay - Dormans - Chateau Thierry

$3450  
L'Art de Vivre
8 pax

Burgundy itinerary:
Auxerre, Vincelles, Mailly la Ville to Le Saussois, Lucy sur Yonne, Chevroches

$4450-$5150 $33,000 - $38,000
L' Impressionniste
12 pax

Burgundy itinerary: 
Fleurey sur Ouche, Gissey sur Ouche, La Bussiere, Vrugey, Escommes

$5090 -5890 $57,000 - $66,000
La Belle Epoque
12 pax

Burgundy itinerary:
Tanlay, Lezinnes, Ancy le Franc, Ravieres, Montbard,Venarey les Laumes


$5090 -5890 $57,000 - $66,000
La Nouvelle Etoile 
8  pax

Paris to Epernay
Paris, Meaux, La Ferte, Charley-sur-Marne, Darney, Epernay

Alsace Lorraine Itinerary

Chablis Itinerary

Upper Loire Itinerary

$7275 - 7975 $55,000 - $61,000
Le Phenicien
18 pax
Southern France itinerary:
Avignon, Chateauneuf-de-Pape, Pont de Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Carmarque, Beaucaire,  St Gilles

Golf itinerary   Wine itinerary

Special charter only - cycling

Le Phenicien Video

$3640 - $4520 $58,945 - $74,270
Luciole
14  pax
Nivernais Canal   
Auxerre, Vincelles , Vermenton, Mailly le Chateau, Lucy Sur Yonne, Clamecy, Paris

LUCIOLE VIDEO

$4400 - $4800 $55,000 - $64,000

Madeleine

22 pax

Alsace Lorraine itinerary:
Xouaxange – Lutzelbourg – Saverne – Waltenheim – Strasbourg

Check out the Madeleine Video

$2374  
Meanderer
6 pax
Upper Loire Valley itinerary:
Paris, Montbouy, Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses, Briare, La Gazonne, Briare, Beaulieu-Sur-Loire, Lere, Paris

 

Ask us about the multi excursion options for individaul travelers

Meanderer Video

$5575-6100 $32,150 - $34,900
Nymphea
6 pax
  Loire Valley itinerary:
Moulin de Nitray, Larcay, Vallet, Chissay en Touraine, St Aignan, Montrichard, Moulin de Nitray

 

$4475 $25,500

Panache
12 pax

Alsace Lorraine itinerary

Between Strasbourg and Niderviller
Waltenheim, Dettwiller, Saverne, Lutzelbourg

Champagne Itinerary

$5250 - $6090 $57,000 - $66,000

Raymonde
22 pax

Champagne Itinerary:

Chalons-en-Champagne - Epernay - Dormans- Chateau Thierry - Saint-Jean-les-Deux-Jumeaux - Meaux - Lagny-Sur-Marne - Paris


GREAT WAR Itinerary

Check out the Raymonde Video

$2620  
Rennassiance
8 pax
Upper Loire itinerary:
Paris, Montargis, Montbouy, Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses, Ouzouer-Trezee, Briare, Chatillon-Sur-Loire, Paris
$6650 - $7690 $49,500 - $57,220
Roi Soleil
6 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary: 
Beziers, Capestang, La Croisade, Le Somail, Pech Laurier, Les Aiguilles, Carcassonne 

Provence itinerary

  $33,900 - $35,900 
Rosa
8 pax
Bordeaux:
  Touluse, Montauban, Montech, Castelsarrasin, Moissac, Valence D'Agen, Agen, Toulouse
$4050 - 4590  $28,800 - $33,000
Saint Louis
6 pax
Bordeaux:
  Agen, Serignac sur Garonne, Buzet-sur-Baise, Mas d'Argenais, Meilhan, Castets

Various itineraries in the South of France

$5500  $29,100
Saroche
6 pax

Burgundy itinerary:

Champagne Itinerary
$5500 - 6500  $32,000 - $36,000
Savoir Faire
12 pax

Champagne France
Chateau Thierry - Cumieres - Tour sur Marne - Sillery - Courcy - Maizy


$4975 - 5700
$55,600 - $63,000
Wine and Water
6 pax

6 Night Burgundy itinerary:
Vandenesse, Pont d'Ouche, Chateauneuf en Auxios, Beaune, Gissey sur Ouche, Fleurey sue Ouch, Dijon

4 Night Burgundy itinerary:
Vandenesse en Auxios, Guests Choice, Beaune

 

$24,660

 

$16,442

Barge

Holland/Belgium  Itineraries

Price

Price

Absoluut2
8  pax
Tulip itinerary:
Amsterdam, Roterdam, Gouda, Zaandam, Delft, Haarlem, Amsterdam
$5790 - $5950 $37,500 - $42,000
La Nouvelle Etoile
8  pax
Holland itinerary
Haarlem, Zandaam, Amsterdam, Ouderkerk, Aalsmeer, Gouda, Rotterdam, Oude Weetering, Haarlem
$7275 - 7975 $55,000 - $61,000

Panache
12  pax

Formerly
Marjorie2

Holland Tulip itinerary:
Alkmaar, Zaandam, Haarlem, Oude Weetering, Leiden, Delft,
$5250 - $6090 $57,000 - $66,000

Savoir Faire
12 pax
Holland Tulip Cruise 
Haarlem, Zandaam, Amsterdam, Ouderkerk, Aalsmeer, Gouda, Rotterdam, Oude Weetering, Haarlem

$4975 - 5700
$45,250 - $52,000

Barge

Germany  Itinerary

Price

Price

La Nouvelle Etoile
8  pax
Moselle itinerary: 
Trier, Trittenheim, Bernkastel , Zell, Cochem, Winnengen, Koblenz

Calendar of cruises
$7275 - 7975 $55,000 - $61,000

Barge

England  Itinerary

Price

Price

Magna Carta
8  pax

River Thames itinerary:
London, Hampton Court, Runnymeade, Windsor, Cookham, London  - 
Sunday departures

3 Night Cruises

Golf Itinerary

Downton Abbey Charter Cruise

WWII Charter Cruise


$4490-5250

$33,200 - $38,500

Barge

Scotland  Itineraries

Price

Price

Scottish Highlander
8 pax
Caledonian itinerary:
Inverness, Dochgarroch, Foyers, Laggan, Banavie, Fort Augustus, Dochgarroch, Fort Williams  - 
Sunday departures

Golf Itinerary     Cycling Itinerary
$4090-5450 $31,500 - $36,500

Barge

Irish  Itinerary

Price

Price

Shannon Princess II
10 pax
Shannon River Itinerary: 
Athlone, Banagher, Terryglass, Galway, Mountshannon, Killaloe, Dublin  - 
Sunday departures

Golf Itinerary

$4400-5050
$41,500 - $47,000

Barge

Italy  Itinerary

Price

Price

La Bella Vita
20 pax

Venice and Lagoon itinerary
Venice, San Pietro, Adria, Bussari,
Trevenzuolo, Mantua, Venice

individual Barge brochure

$3790 - $4990 $70,500 - $78,500

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