European Barging to Offer 5 Day Rhine River Cruise at 10% Off

With the 2019 5 day Rhine River Cruise sold out, European Barging is offering a 10% discount for travelers booking a 2020 cruise before August 25th

SPRING, TX, UNITED STATES, July 4, 2019 / — In its recent website post, European Barging is slashing the $1404 ticket price by 10%, a great deal considering the itinerary for the five-day mini Rhine River cruise.

The five-day cruise begins in Strasbourg, where tourists embark the ship. A welcome cocktail and dinner is served as the ship picks up the route to Breisach, Germany, located along the Rhine River.

La Boheme cruising the Rhine River

The river lends itself to a good view of the Rhine Gorge, a World Heritage Site, and Rhine Valley. But by the second day, the cruise is quickly topped with an excursion through the Automobile Museum in Mulhouse France. A home to the most expensive car displays in the world, the Automobile Museum is also considered the largest of its kind in Europe.

Meanwhile, Day 3 features a trip aboard the Glacier Express Train, from Andermatt to Tiefencastel, before returning to the ship in Basel. The scenery along the route features valley and snow covered mountains and charming villages. Andermatt it’s self is a cute village as well.

The itinerary for Day 4 offers a clear and close view of the Rhine Falls – the biggest in Europe — and Lake Constance. Mid-day is spent at Mainau Island, where tourists eat their lunch and watch birds fly about in the green park.

The cruise ends on Day 5, when tourists are return back to Strasbourg early in the afternoon.

“The UNESCO city of Strasbourg is well worth a day or 2 of exploring. Strasbourg has one of Europe’s largest medieval quarters. Also there is the famous Cathedral, (known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in Europe), the Alsatian Architecture as well as charming canals and the historical old town known as Petite-France.”
Jan Baumgartner, Europeanbarging

While the description of the cruise already sounds enticing, the prospect of getting a discount for this inclusive cruise is a great deal. The rate includes the 5 day Rhine River cruise, all meals, beverage package, Wi-Fi and listed excursions. European Barging, however, stands out with its great price deal. So long as interested tourists are able to book before August 20th, a ten-percent discount will be in effect. An affordable monthly payment plan is also available.

For more information contact Europeanbarging at 888-869-7907 or, River Cruise and Barge specialist since 1998.


European Christmas market cruises are a great way to enjoy festive Christmas in Europe by being able to quickly visit many of Europe’s famed Christmas markets.

SPRING, TX, USA, June 17, 2019 — These Christmas markets are one of the best reasons to spend the holidays in Europe. The street markets are held during the four weeks of Advent, starting in late November and usually closing just before the end of December. They are a venerable holiday tradition that draws tourists from all over the world.

Christmas markets were first held in Germany, but these days, you can find them not only in Europe but also in many countries all over the world.

Frankfurt Christmas Market Stahl

It should not be surprising that the best Christmas markets are held in Germany. There are markets in cities all over the country, but the most popular ones are in Cologne. The largest market is situated in front of the historic Cologne Cathedral, which is the country’s most visited tourist attraction.

The market boasts not only of delicious food and drinks such as mulled wine and cinnamon biscuits, but also entertainment. There are stages situated throughout the market, with performances ranging from gospel to swing music. And of course, you can shop for crafts that you can take home as gifts or souvenirs.

Austria is another great destination for people wanting to visit Christmas markets. One of the best known is the Christkindlmarkt, which is found in Rathausplatz, Vienna. The market attracts tourists from all over the world and boasts of more than 150 stalls, where you can shop for gifts and enjoy holiday food and drinks. There are even rides and a skating rink.

While the Christmas markets of France are not as well known or popular as those in Austria or Germany, they are still worth visiting. The oldest one is in Strasbourg, where the first market dates back to 1577. It practically oozes with old world charm as visitors can walk the cobbled streets and look at half-timbered houses done up in their best Christmas finery.

The market not only boasts of stalls serving traditional holiday fare such as its spicy hot orange juice and bredle Christmas cookies, but also Strasbourg’s famed Great Christmas Tree, which rises a hundred feet into the air. There are also themed events, as well as a giant ice rink for guests to enjoy.

Taking one of our Christmas cruises down the Rhine River lets you visit the markets of Cologne, as well as those of Koblenz, Rudesheim and Frankfurt. You can then proceed to French Christmas markets located in Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse. If you avail of our Danube River cruise, you can visit markets in Passau, Vienna and Salzburg.

Our European Christmas market cruises offer a variety of itineraries, ranging from seven-day cruises down the Danube and Rhine to a shorter one down the Danube with options for land extensions. You can also avail of Christmas Time Land Tours, which are escorted tours of German Christmas markets. Visit to learn more about the Christmas market river cruises that are available.

Europeanbarging is offering $250 – $500 per person discount on 2019 AmaWaterways Christmas Market Cruises and if you like to plan ahead, there are discounts from $500 to $750 off per person on 2020 departures. Ask about their payment plan.  Offer ends July 30th 2019, when regular rates are in offered.

For more information contact them at 888-869-7907 or

Europeanbarging Offering 10% Discount For All Military Personnel

Europeanbarging, an ARC accredited agency, is offering a Military Discount of 10%, for both active or veterans, on its’ full line of barge and river cruise products.

Their products include: European river cruises, Short European river cruises (4, 5, 6 and 7 days) Luxury European Barge cruises and Casual Bike and Barge cruises.

The river cruise itineraries include the countries of  France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Austria, Hungary, Portugal and Spain.

The luxury barge cruises are offered on the canals of France, Mosel River in Germany, Venice lagoon in Italy, Thames River in England, Scottish Highlands of Scotland and the Shannon River in Ireland.

The casual bike and barge cruises take place in Holland and Belgium, Germany, France and Italy.

“A  river cruise is one of the easiest ways to visit multiple cities throughout Europe, while still enjoying enough downtime to have the relaxed holiday getaway you deserve.  Our spectacular cruise packages are the ideal way to travel in style and beauty.”  Jan Baumgartner, Europeanbarging

AmaWaterways is rated one of the top river cruise lines in the world.  In addition to offering many different itineraries, they have many themed cruise itineraries such as wine, art, food and music.  The rates include 7 night cruise with multi choice excursions, use of bicycles to cycle the area, free Wi-Fi,  all meals including wine with lunch and dinner as well as a one hour happy hour each evening before dinner.  A wide variety of food choices available onboard.  Rates start at $2999 per person in low season, often with discounts up to $750 off.  Military discount would be additional.

AmaLegro docked at night

Europeanbarging offers two different international cruise lines for their short river cruises:

While onboard the German/English cruise line Arosa, you will enjoy a multitude of amenities including all meals, a beverage package, free Wi-Fi and discounts on spa services.  Meals feature food stations offering regional specialties with lots of options.

Rates for your Rhine River Cruise, Danube River Cruise, Douro River Cruise, Rhone River Cruise or Seine River Cruise start as low as $1,429 per person for a 7 night cruise when booked through Europeanbarging.    For singles, there is a low single supplement charged.  Each ship has a few lower deck cabins with 3 beds that will hold 3 persons.  Children 15 and under CRUISE FREE with 1 or 2 adults in the cabin.

For the French/English cruise line Croisi, their rates include all meals, unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including: beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea as well as included Wi-Fi.  They offer optional, motorcoach and walking tours as well as active excursions of cycling and hiking.   Several of their ships feature single as well as triple cabins and elevators. A five day Rhine River Cruise starts at $909 per person.

Luxury barges range in price from low $3000’s to over $7000 per person.  There are several barges in the mid to high $4,000’s.  The rates include the 6 night cruise, daily maid service, bicycles on board for cycling, gourmet meals, wine and cheese of the region with lunch and dinner, open bar with alcoholic beverages and all the sightseeing.  Some barges will have a small swimming pool or spa/Jacuzzi.

Barge on Canal du Midi

The prices are based on the features of the barges and food/wines provided. On the lower priced barges, you will be looking at cabins around 90 – 100 sq. ft., compact bathrooms and small shower stall. The wines will be regional wines. The more expensive barges will have larger cabins – 170 – 230 sq. ft. with larger bathrooms, big shower stalls with a glass door. Some of the wines will be premier and grand cru.  Children are not allowed on the barges unless it is a specific children’s week or a family charter.

Many of the casual bike and barge cruises are 7 nights instead of the 6 nights on a regular full service barge.  Prices range from $1940 to $2378 per person.  These barges range from  6, 20, 21, 22, 24 and 34 passengers.

Barge and Bike In Italy

These cruises are typically for serious cyclist as the biking ranges from  20KM – 65KM per day.  Bikes on these barges are typically heavy duty bikes designed for cycling in the  area.  Many bike and barge cruises have electric bikes available at a cost of between $100 – $150 for a week.

Included in the price: 6 or 7 night cruise, guide for the cycling tours , breakfast buffet, including makings for your packed lunch, dinner (3 courses) on boat, water with meals, clean towels and  bed linen delivered half way through the cruise and bike rental (with helmets).  Children are allowed on the bike and barge cruises.

Europeanbarging welcomes all inquiries to help you find the perfect cruise.  888-869-7907

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Europeanbarging Presents Their 2014 Brochures

Europeanbarging – the company established in 1998 and specializing in European barge and river cruise products presents their cruises through three new brochures for 2014.

Barge Brochures

spainBarge Brochure is an extended edition of the 2013 updated with new offers on cruises. Those are: 24 passenger Raymonde cruising Champagne France, 24 passenger Madeleine cruising Alsace Lorraine, 24 passenger Anne Marie cruising Provence and the 6 passenger Wine and Water cruising southern Burgundy. All of these new cruises are 6 nights and include excursions, wine with meals, open bar and bicycles for cycling.
Raymonde explores the Canal Latéral a la Marne and the Marne River, so that it gives fantastic insight into the riches of French heritage. The Canal Latéral a la Marne was built between 1840 and 1846 in order to improve navigation conditions and to promote trade. The canal is 67 km long, of which 16 km -go through the Montagne de Reims Natural Park, it has 15 locks along its route and it is used most often nowadays as part of the network of “Green Ways”, or cycle paths. This water way in north-eastern France is significant because it connects the Paris Basin to both the Rhine and Saone rivers. The Canal Latéral à la Marne links Vitry-le-François to Dizy, with the towns of Chalons-en-Champagne and Epernay and the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne, along the way. From that point onwards, the canal joins the Marne River which is navigable all the way to Paris, and passes through the towns of Chateau-Thierry and Meaux before it reaches the French capital city. The Marne canal and river form an important structuring axis for the areas and villages through which they pass, and they are intimately linked to the history, economy and social life in the valley.

Madeleine cruises between Strasbourg and Xouaxange. This section of the canal, also called the Green Route, flows through the plains of Alsace and the Vosges. It forms the link between Strasbourg and Saverne and is the gateway to Alsace at the foot of the Vosges Mountains. Its route takes it through a wooden massif as far as Lutzelbourg in the Moselle. Its spectacular course, which can be seen in many works of art and paintings, follows the inclined plain at Arzviller – unique in Europe – where boats are hoisted up a cliff before they reach Xouaxange – a pleasant commune in the Moselle.
Anne Marie cruises the Canal du Rhone and Sete. It discovers authentic landscapes as a journey through the two beautiful regions of Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur and the Languedoc Roussillon. The current canal du Rhone-à-Sète is made of previously constructed canals: the canal de Beaucaire, the canal de Radelle and the canal des Étangs. The canal is about 98 km long and from it you can observe the rich variety of fauna in the lakes, as well as watch professional fishermen. From Avignon to the port at Frontignan, the cruise begins on the Rhone, a mighty river and a great power source. Next come the historic twin towns of Tarascon and Beaucaire (with its port), where the canal joins the Rhone. Then at the foot of the Costières plateau, St Gilles du Gard can be seen with its beautiful landscapes and its magnificent 12th century abbey. Next town of Aigues-Mortes has a tumultuous history. It is in the heart of the Camargue region, with its bull breeding farms and white horses. Finally the route takes you across the lakes and you reach the port of Sète.

The last news for barge cruising is Wine and Water cruise in southern Burgundy. It starts in Vandenesse and ends in Dijon.

Check Out Two Different Itineraries in Spain

Europeanbarging River Cruise Brochure offering 2 different itineraries in Spain on the Guadalquivir and Guadiana Rivers as well as some new cruises in Bordeaux and more short cruises throughout Europe as well.

Casual Bike & Barge Brochure introduces two 20 passenger casual bike and barge vessels cruising in tandem in Provence, so Europeanbarging can offer groups of 40 barge cruising together now. There are also a few dates available on a new Main River cruise itinerary between Miltenberg and Bamberg and for passengers who want an unstructured bike and barge itinerary Europeanbarging prepared the 6 passenger Johanna cruising Flanders in Belgium with great itineraries of Flanders Fields, Chocolate and Beer as well as Art Cities.

Europeanbarging is an ARC accredited company located in Spring Texas a suburban area north of Houston Texas.
Contact information:

Jan Baumgartner – Europeanbarging 25132 Oakhurst suite 130 Spring, Texas 77386 USA
Telephone: 713-240-6753 fax 281-419-3920 Toll free 1-888-869-7907

Let Us Help Your Find the Perfect European Cruise

European Barging Can Help You Find the Perfect European Cruise

danube riverEuropeanbarging as a company specializing in European barge and river cruise products offers a wide variety of cruises that can satisfy people who looks for unique way of exploring the beauty of Europe.

Wide range of Europeanbarging cruises includes luxury barge and river cruises, casual bike and barge cruises and small ship cruising.

European River Cruise itineraries include voyages through such countries as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal and more without the usual inconvenience of packing and unpacking. The “Floating Hotels” cruise by beautiful cities, villages, castles and vineyards.

On the European Rhine River Cruises, a variety of itineraries depart from Amsterdam, Cologne, Mainz and Basel. The Rhine River is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Grisons in the southeastern Swiss Alps, flows through Germany and eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands. It is the twelfth longest river in Europe, at about 1,233 kilometers (760 mi) long. 883 kilometers (549 mi) can be used by ships. It is one of the longest rivers in Europe. Its name comes from the Celtic word “renos”. Renos means raging flow.
The second longest European river, the Danube rises in the Black Forest mountains of western Germany and flows for some 1,770 miles (2,850 km) to its mouth on the Black Sea. Along its course, it passes through nine countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine. The Danube River Cruise voyages depart from Passau and Nuremburg Germany and cruise to the Austrian and Hungarian capitals of Vienna and Budapest.

In Italy, European River Cruises offer round trip cruises out of romantic Venice visiting fascinating cities like Verona, Ferrara, and Parma. On the Rhone, ships sail from Lyon, France to the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions and the Mediterranean style cities of Avignon and Arles. Cruising on the Seine River between Paris and Normandy France, shows towns from the Norman times as well as charming port cities such as Honfleur and Le Harve. Passengers enjoy world famous port wine tasting in Portugal as you cruise the Douro River and explore the many religious and historical monuments of Portugal.

River cruises in comparison to barge cruises are different in that they cruise the rivers of Europe rather than the small canals. The ships are larger and hold from 80 to 200+ passengers and offer cruise lengths from 3 – 21 days.

Barge cruises are great for small groups of 4-20 people, whether friends, family, or for business meetings or incentives. Such group themes as gardens and architecture, opera, gastronomy, wine, health/walking/cycling, golfing, religious, and ballooning are available.

Luxury Barge Cruises represents an extremely comfortable way to experience Europe. Barge Cruising in France, Germany, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium or Holland allows a journey that shows quaint little villages, beautiful chateaux, cathedrals, wineries, and more. There is much to see and do, but the pace can be as leisurely as one wants.

French Barge Cruises include the regions of Burgundy, Alsace-Lorraine, Upper Loire, Champagne, Franche-Compte and Provence. A cruise through the Burgundy region will feature scenery made famous by French Impressionists painters and an itinerary of medieval towns and chateaux and the famous vineyards of Chablis. A journey through the Alsace region, perhaps one of the most picturesque provinces in France, is an endless discovery of art, architecture, gourmet food and wine and history. The itinerary is full of turreted castles and picture-book villages. In the Upper Loire region there are the famous Sancerre vineyards and the home of the famous French goat cheese –“Crottin de Chavignol,” as well as many historical buildings. With a cruise to the Champagne region, Europeanbarging organizes wine tastings in some of the most prestigious champagne houses, as well as visiting memorials to the fallen of the First World War, and the superb Gothic Cathedral in Reims. While cruising through the Franche-Compte region, culinary delights will include Compte cheese and the white wines of Arbois. The region is full of rivers, lakes, and streams.

Contact information:

Jan Baumgartner – Europeanbarging 25132 Oakhurst suite 130 Spring, Texas 77386 USA
Telephone: 713-240-6753 fax 281-419-3920 Toll free 1-888-869-7907