European Barging Can Help You Find the Perfect European Cruise
Europeanbarging 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.
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