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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2 for 1 Cruise Offer on a AmaWaterways Medieval Treasures

AmaWaterways introduced a new itinerary package in 2018  for tourists wanting to explore the sights of France, Germany and Switzerland via romantic river of Rhine and the serene water of Main River. For the Nov 15, 2018 departure, aboard the AmaDante, they are now offering 2 for 1 cruise pricing on the cruise only rates.  With discounted pricing starting at $1949 + $168 port tax for a cabin on the middle deck with a French Balcony, this is a great opportunity to experience this great cruise line.

This new AmaWaterways Itineraries package is called the Medieval Treasures. It is a 7-night cruise from Basel to Nuremberg. It promises a plethora of medieval treasures that you will remember for the rest of your life. So, bring your family with you and take a journey of a lifetime.

Day 1 – Basel
Prepare for your cruise and meet your co-passengers.

Day 2- Strasbourg
There are two ways to explore the city – walk or take a bike tour. Explore the iconic structures of Parc de l’Orangerie, the Place de la République, the European Parliament and the famous, fairy-tale like district called “La Petite France”.

Day 3- Ludwigshafen
A guided walking tour will take you to Germany’s old city. Explore Europe’s biggest Romanesque cathedral which is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy Altpörtel, Speyer Technical Museum and Mannheim Baroque Palace. As the day ends, cruise will take to Rüdesheim for special wine tasting in Riesling.

Day 4- Rüdesheim
There are many choices to explore the place. Ride a gondola to reach Niedelwald Monument and enjoy the sights vineyards along the riverbanks. If you love music, visit the famous Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum which houses the grandest collection of self-playing instruments. A whole-day excursion to the medieval city of Heidelberg situated in Neckar River Valley in the Castle Road is another option.

Afterwards, end your day tour by visiting the panoramic city views of Frankfurt, the capital of Germany. Have a taste of authentic flavors of Römerberg beer.

Day 5- Miltenberg
Miltenberg is known as the “Pearl of the Main River”. It will bring you to a fairytale world as you roam around its 14th and 15th century gabled, semi-timbered houses. Find the famous Crooked House and explore the Royal Inn which is operational since 17th century. Never miss the chance to take photos. These fabled structures are treasures to be remembered. Other options included guided bike tour along the riverbanks of Main River or have a gastronomic trip to Franconia specialties.

Day 6- Würzburg
It is located along Germany’s “Romantic Road” amidst vineyards of the region. It is a beautiful place with Baroque structures and architectural designs. Its crown jewel is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Baroque Residenz Palace. The structure boasts of gran fresco by Tiepolo and lavish interiors which is truly breathtaking. Hike and explore the prominent landmark of the area, the Marienberg Fortress along the left Main River bank.

Your afternoon delight can include visiting the famed wine cellars underneath Würzburg and participating in Franconian wine-tasting activity.

Day 7 – Bamberg
Bamberg is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be enchanted by its numbers of elegant mansions, Old Town Hall and the Cathedral. While roaming, taste their smoked beer and Hornla (a pastry dating back 1427) and the licorice rot.

Day 8- Nuremberg
Your new AmaWaterways itineraries journey ends here.

But remember, every journey has an end but the memories of experiencing the treasured journey will be forever etched in your heart.

The 2 for 1 offer expires Sept 30, 2018, so call or email now to book your cabin.  888-869-7907  jan@europeanbarging.com

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Europeanbarging Offers Discount River Cruises

Europeanbarging, in cooperation with AmaWaterways, recently announced its newest promo that gives travelers the chance to save $1000 when ordering one of the company’s 2018 or 2019 Holiday River Cruise Specials. Moreover up to $50 ship board credit is also given per person, the company stated.
To receive the discount
and other perks, customers must book on or before August 30, 2018. For convenience, the company also has several cruise payment plans for customers to choose from, as well as specially priced airfare.

About the Company
Europeanbarging is a company that specializes in European barge and river cruise products. Some of these include luxury river cruises, small ship cruises, and even casual bike cruises.

2018 and 2019 Holiday River Cruise Options
Europeanbarging has given several selections for its Affordable River Cruises in order to satisfy every traveler’s cruise demands. Each cruise has different itinerary, departure dates, as well as rates.

One river cruise option for travelers is the Iconic Christmas Market Cruise. The journey follows the beautiful Danube River, spending seven nights onboard from Budapest to Nuremberg, in addition to a total of three nights land tour in Prague and two nights in Budapest. Some of the most noteworthy stops in this tour are the St. Stephen’s Basilica, Mirbach Palace, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, where the largest cathedral organ is located.

Another cruise choice is the Rhine River Cruise which spends seven nights in a trip from Amsterdam to Basel, as well as a tour of Switzerland for four nights. The tour begins in the scenic canal of Amsterdam where the house of Anne Frank is located. It then proceeds to several towns of Germany, France, and Switzerland. Some of the iconic sites to see in this cruise are the Cathedral Square in Germany, the Swiss Lion Monument, and the “La Petite France” neighborhood.

And for those who want to celebrate the Holiday season traveling, Europeanbarging also announced its Christmas on the Rhine Tour. The different departure dates for this cruise are set from November 26 to December 24, 2018. The journey includes seven nights cruising between Amsterdam and Basel, then an additional four nights of land tour in Switzerland. Aside from the different sceneries to be seen in the journey, the cruise also highlights its stops in different Christmas markets. Some of these include the Christmas market in Rudesheim, which boasts a collection of over 120 stalls from 12 countries, and the largest Christmas market in Europe, which is located in Zurich.
2018 Cruise Fare

Europeanbarging has released a list for its upcoming 2019 cruises. The rates depend on the type of cruise selected, the choice of room, and departure dates. Generally, the company stated that standard fares for cruise can go as low as $2499 for March departures.

For more information, visit their website at www.europeanbarging.com or to book a cruise contact: Jan@europeanbarging.com or call 888-869-7907

Messina Hof Winery Hosts AmaWaterways Wine Cruise

Uncork local traditions, savor intense flavors and enjoy palate-pleasing adventures during an AmaWaterways Wine Cruise. Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo of the Messina Hof Winery hosts the March 2019 wine cruise aboard AmaLyra. The cruise promotes a wide range of activities throughout the whole trip in order to appreciate wine heritage more through a series of tastings, discussions, and tours around each port.

The AmaWaterways Seine Wine Cruise sets sail on March 21st, 2019 and will last for 7 nights. The cruise is set for the following cities and sights: Paris, Les Andelys, Le Havre, Honfleur, Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy Landing Beaches, Rouen, and Vernon. Each destination has been preprogrammed with activities for all the cruise attendees to enjoy. Itinerary are as follows:

March 21st Paris – Embarkation and welcome aboard wine toast.
March 22nd Les Andelys – Château Gaillard tour, or Les Andelys bike tour, or Château Gaillard hike, and Scenic cruising.
March 23rd Le Havre – choices of Full-day Honfleur excursion, or Half-day Honfleur excursion, or Routes des Abbayes tour, Afternoon Le Havre city tour, or Fécamp Monastery visit with Benedictine tasting, or Le Havre bike tour.
March 24th Caudebec-en-Caux – choose from a Full-day excursion to American or Canadian & British Normandy Landing Beaches, or Normandy countryside excursion.
March 25th Rouen – Morning walking tour, or Rouen bike tour, or Rouen hike, Jewish Heritage Rouen, or Tastes of Normandy tour.
March 26th Vernon – Scenic cruising, Château de Bizy tour with cider and Calvados tasting, or Bike tour.
March 27th Paris – Wine Museum and Onboard Champagne tasting.
March 28th Paris – Disembarkation

To get on the cruise, rates start from $2,249 per person. (This includes the $750 per person disount). This is good for 7 nights’ deluxe accommodation in river view stateroom. Upgrades in stateroom category assignments are allowed but should be prearranged before the cruise embarks. Europeanbarging is also offering a $50 per cabin on board credit.

The fare also covers for unlimited wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Passengers will enjoy fine dining at The Chef’s Table and Main Restaurant, and Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour. Passengers will also get to experience and mingle at a Captain’s Gala Dinner and Cocktail Reception. And for creature comforts, there is complimentary Wi-Fi access on board. When docked, they can get to choose from a variety of guided shore excursions as well as complimentary bicycles and helmets.

The AmaWaterways Cruise is not only a great way to appreciate wine more, it is also a great opportunity to meet and socialize with people that share the same passion and delight for wine and more.

For more information on the cruise and its activities, contact Jan Baumgartner of Europeanbarging.com at 888-869-7907, or send an email to jan@europeanbarging.com.

Jan Baumgartner is an expert when it comes to Wine Cruise, Seine River Cruise, AmaWaterways . To find out about River Cruises, AmaWaterways, visit their website at Europeanbarging.com.

Save 20% on Normandy Beaches and Seine River Cruise on Amawaterways Nov 4, 2016.

HonfleuerRates start at $2798. Book by May 15th and receive a FREE pre cruise hotel stay in central Paris.

For travelers looking to spend a few days in Paris and also see the French countryside, tour Monet’s Giverny, stroll through Honfleur or Rouen, and see the Normandy Beaches, a Seine River cruise is a perfect way to experience the region.

“A cruise on the Seine River is a great cruise itinerary for any cruiser, with the added bonus of the history of WWII and earlier Norman times, famous scenery painted by great impressionist artists as well as wine enthusiasts.” Jan Baumgartner of Europeanbarging.

As Amawaterways offers multiple included excursions in most ports (at no additional costs), there is a tour for most every interest – including independent and escorted bicycle touring.

From Vernon, the first port, the excursion is to Monet’s Giverny gardens – a site that does not have enough words for description. The expected lilies and bridge are there but so much more, including the house he lived in as well as a splendid combination of flowers.

There are two days spent docked in Caudebec-en-Caux. The first day offers a choice of two different tours. (1) The first option is to visit Honfleur, a historic and picturesque port with pastel-colored houses that was a favorite subject of artists such as Courbet, Boudin and Monet. The town’s medieval Sainte-Catherine church, with its separate bell tower, is the largest wooden church in France. (2) As an alternative, choose the “Routes des Abbayes” excursion spotlighting Normandy’s famous abbeys, more than 100 of which once covered this region. You will visit the ruined abbey in Jumièges as well as St. Wandrille, still a working monastery.

From Caudebec-en-Caux, on the second day, there are three different excursions. (1) “D-Day Remembered” is a full day excursion to the US sector. Your first stop will be the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. You will have free time to see the museums before visiting the US Cemetery and Omaha Beach at St. Laurent-sur-Mer. Your last stop is the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer before returning to the ship in Caudebec. (2) As an alternative, you can tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors. Your first stop will be the Pegasus Monument in Ranville followed by Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer. You will also have the chance to visit the Juno Beach Centre, Canada’s WWII museum, with a final stop at Arromanches. (3) A third option is an excursion to rural Normandy, which includes a visit to the Pays d’Auge and “Routes du Cidre” (the Cider Road). You will visit beautiful Norman towns and villages, such as Beuvron-en-Auge, Crevecoeur-en-Auge and Cambremer, and tour a Calvados distillery where you may sample apple cider and apple brandy.

Following Caudebec-en-Caux, a visit to the medieval town of Rouen – with it’s imposing Notre Dame Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. The next morning cruising to Les Andelys (known for Chateau Gaillard – the former strong hold of Richard the Lionheart) for a brief stop then continue on to Conflans.

Conflans offers a choice of two excursions. (1) The first option is to visit Château Malmaison, former home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Your tour includes the Château’s interior, gardens and museum. (2) Alternatively, travel to Auvers-sur-Oise, a town famous for the Impressionist painters who lived there in the 19th century, such as Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro. Your “Artists’ Walk” tour will include many sites associated with their work, including the Auberge Ravoux, former home of Vincent van Gogh. The upstairs room where Van Gogh died has been meticulously preserved. He and his brother Theo are both buried in the nearby town cemetery. The ship departs this afternoon for Paris, arriving in the evening.

Discounted rates for the Seine River Cruise, start as low as $2,798 per person for a 7 night cruise when booked through Europeanbarging, departing Nov 4 – 11, 2016. Book by May 15th and receive 1 pre night hotel stay in central Paris before the cruise. If guests would like to extend their trip in Paris, Amawaterways offers a 2 night post hotel stay in Paris including breakfast daily and a city tour for $600 per person. Otherwise, Europeanbarging can assist in putting together a land tour of interest for guest. For more information: 888-869-7907 http://www.europeanbarging.com/AMA/AMAPARPAR.htm