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
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.
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.
“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