Jeanine barge cruising Burgundy

The Jeanine barge, cruises through the Saône-et-Loire and La Côte d’Or regions of France. Cruising along the Canal du Centre and canal de Bourgogne and its wonderful rural landscapes. At the crossroads of the great wine appellations, we cruise alongside the great vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Continue reading

Madeleine barge cruising Champagne France

A Blend of Germany and France, the Alsace Region has a full complement of beautiful architecture and landscapes – including rich vineyards of delectable wine grapes.

Its spectacular course, follows the inclined plain at Arzviller – unique in Europe – where boats are hoisted up a Continue reading

Anne Marie Barge Cruising Provence France

Cruising Provence on the Anne Marie barge includes visits to such sites as Avignon and the Popes Palace,the hill side town of Les Baux de Provence, white Camargue horses, Roman arena of Arles, as well as several wine tastings.  Call us  888-869-7907

Trier – Germany’s Oldest City Located on the Mosel River

Trier is a 4th Century Roman city located on Germany’s Mosel River and surrounded by vineyards and charming wine villages. Easy town to tour by foot or bicycle and their is a sightseeing train to go further in the hills.Luxury Barges, Casual Bike and Barge and River Cruises all Continue reading

Spirit of Chartwell Offering Douro River Cruises

Cruise the Douro River on the Deluxe 30 passenger Spirit of Chartwell. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a small vessel with great service will exploring the splendor of Portugal.

Spirit of Chartwell

Queen Elizabeth II aboard the Chartwell during her Jubilee – before the barge moved to the Douro

 

This barge cruise sets the standard for service and quality.  Guest experience the finest interior furnishings, an impressive amount of space, and a high number of staff members. The elegance that is a part of the Douro River Cruise creates a club-like atmosphere for experienced travelers; an environment where every need is predicted and promptly attended to during the calm passage through the majestic Douro River Valley for every guest to enjoy.

 

Spirit of Chartwell twin cabin

“The inspiration behind the riverboat’s public areas is the Rene Lalique 1929 Pullman car ‘Cote d’Azur’ operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. The river between Régua and Barca d’ Alva is, one of the more scenic parts of the cruise route.  As Barca d’Alva is the last Portuguese town before the Spanish border,  this section of the cruise is at the greatest distance from Porto.  Along the route, the steep hills are covered in grape vines and there are several locks and dams, built to slow down the fast running river.” Jan Baumgartner

European Barging welcomes groups as well as couples to attend their Douro River cruise. The ship is perfect for small groups and charters.  The Chartwell ship offers 7 night cruises from April to October.  Rates start at  $2665 for 7 nights.

For more information about the wonderful Douro River cruise on the Spirit of Chartwell ship check out Europeans Barging’s video it showcases the Spirit of Chartwell and the Douro River http://youtu.be/lavTjJTlK6Y