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Luxury Barge Cruises through Europe's Charming Waterways

Enjoy the luxury of decelerating on a luxury hotel ship and enjoy Europe's most beautiful landscapes, fascinating history and impressive local cultures. Our partner European Waterways is for over 35 years specialised in creating luxury barge holidays on Europe's most picturesque waterways and canals. These hotel ships are the finest rebuilt and renovated former cargo ships that offer all possible comfort. Each of the 6-day tours includes all gourmet meals, local wines, an open bar, transfers and a high quality, interesting excursion program. Explore the surroundings on your bike, laze on the sundeck and relax in the whirlpool on deck! Daily guided excursions “off the beaten track” are included, such as wineries, castles, museums, markets, handicraft and arts shops. You have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture of the visited region!
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Kanalkreuzfahrt Irland auf der Shannon Princess
Barge cruise Ireland Shannon Princess
River Shannon and its Loughs aboard Deluxe hotel barge Shannon Princess
Ireland at its finest from Glasson to Killaloe

Deluxe barge SHANNON PRINCESS 
10 passengers / 5 cabin suites each with en-suite shower/WC / 5 crew members / Sun deck with hot tub and sun loungers / Open bar / 6 bicycles

7 days / 6 nights

Highlights of the cruise:
* The legendary ruins of Clonmacnoise dating back to the 6th century
* Portumna Castle and Galway
* Traditional lunch with Guinness and Oysters
* Haunted Leap Castle
* Bird of prey demonstration at Adare Manor
* Whiskey Distillery with private tasting
* Excellent hiking and fishing opportunities

Rate per person in double cabin:
starting from 4,550 EUR
Kreuzfahrt Schottland vorbei an Urquhart Castle
Hotel barge cruise Scotland passing Urquhart castle
Deluxe cruise voyage on board of SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
Scotlands Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness and The Highlands

Deluxe hotel barge SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND:
12 passengers / 6 cabins with shower/WC / 6 crew members / Hot tub / Open bar / Salon with seating area and bar / Indoor and outdoor dining area / Roof terrace / 8 bicycles on board

7 Days / 6 Nights

Highlights:
• Tour of the Glen Ord whisky distillery with a private tasting
• Visit to Culloden Moor, scene of the last battle on British soil in 1746
• Tour of Cawdor Castle and gardens, home of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play
• Visit to Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site
• Cruise Lochs Lochy, Oich, Ness and Dochfour
• Wonderful river, canal and loch cruising
• Excellent opportunities for walking

Rate 2024 per person in double cabin
starting from 5,250 EUR
ATHOS  auf dem Canal du Midi
ATHOS on Canal du Midi
Canal du Midi on luxury hotel barge ATHOS
South of France from Argeliers to Marseillan

First class hotel barge ATHOS:
10 passengers / 5 staterooms / 5 crew members / sun deck with spa pool / 8 bikes (4 of them e-bikes) / open bar


7 days / 6 nights

Cruise Highlights
* Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
* Private tour and tasting at a Minervois winery
* Organic Olive Tasting at L’Oulibo
* Cruise through the natural haven that is the “Petit Camargue”
* Tour and tasting at the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery
* Excellent towpath for walking and cycling

Cruise rate 2024 per person in double cabin
starting from 4,890 EUR
First Class Schiff Rosa Bordeaux & Gascogne
First Class barge Rosa Bordeaux & Gascogne
Bordeaux & Gascogny aboard First Class barge Rosa
Southwest France on the Canal de Garonne: nature, wine, cuisine and culture

First class barge ROSA

8 passengers / 4 cabins with en-suite shower/WC / 4 crew members / Sun deck with hot tub and dining table / Salon with sofa group, small library and dining table / Open bar / 8 folding bicycles

7 days / 8 nights

Highlights:
* Visit to the famous town of Saint Émilion
* Cruise over the almost 600 m long canal bridge of Agen
* Tour on the Garonne on board a traditional flat-bottomed boat
* Culinary delights with wine, cheese and Armagnac tasting

Rate per person in double cabin:
starting from EUR 4,750
Kreuzfahrt in der Champagne
Barging cruise to Champagne
CHAMPAGNE - Luxury Barge Cruise on PANACHE
Cruise on the Marne between Château-Thierry and Châlons-en-Champagne

Deluxe hotel barge PANACHE:
12 guests / 6 cabins / 6 crew members / sun deck / hot tub / open bar / bicycles + Biking Plus option

7 Days / 6 Nights


Highlights:

• Enjoy a private winery tour and tasting at renowned champagne houses like Moët and Chandon, Domaine of Champagne Henriot, La Maison Pannier
• A gourmet lunch in Château Les Aulnois
• Tour the Cathedral in Reims, where Kings of France were crowned
• Cruise the pretty River Marne past waterside vineyards
• Visit Château-Thierry and and the American cemetery at Belleau Wood

Rate 2024 per person in Junior Suite
5,990 EUR
Luxus-Hotelschiff Kreuzfahrt durch das Loire Tal
Hotel barging in spectacular Loire Valley
Loire Valley and West Burgundy on Luxury Barge RENAISSANCE
France: Loire Valley and Burgundy from Châtillon-sur-Loire to Montargis

Ultra Deluxe Hotel Barge RENAISSANCE:
8 passengers / 4 spacious suites with en-suite shower/WC / 5 crew members / Sun deck with hot tub / 8 touring bikes / Salon with sofa group / Separate dining area / Open barb / 8 touring bikes and Biking Plus option

7 days / 6 nights

Highlights:

• Visit to Château de Fontainebleau
• Visit to the privately-owned Château de la Bussière
• 7-lock flight at Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses
• Visit to Château de Sully-sur-Loire
• Cruise across Gustave Eiffel's aqueduct at Briare over River Loire
• Wine tasting in Sancerre
• Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery
• Excellent towpath for walking and bicycling
• 'Biking Plus' option available

Rate 2024 per person in a Suite
starting from 7,490 EUR
Hotelschiff auf den Wasserwegen des Burgund
Hotel barging Burgundy
Gourmet cruise trip through pastoral scenery of BURGUNDY onboard of L'ART DE VIVRE
France Burgund: from Auxerre to Chevroches

First Class hotel bar L' ART DE VIVRE:
8 guests / 4 cabins / 4 crew / hot tub / open bar / 5 bikes + Biking Plus option

7 days / 6 nights

Highlights:
• Along the small river Yonne and the Canal du Nivernais
Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
• Private wine tasting of Chablis and Petit Chablis in renowned Domaine cellars
• Tour Noyers-sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy
• Visit the picturesque town of Vezelay and its hilltop basilica
• Visit elegant Château de Bazoches
• Optional hot air ballooning
• Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
• "Biking Plus" option available

Rate 2024 per person in double cabin
starting from 4,890 EUR
Elsass-Lothringen - die Route des Weins
Alsace-Lorraine - the Route des Vins d’Alsace
ALSACE & LORRAINE - Luxury Barging on PANACHE
On the Rhine-Marne and Rhine-Rhone-Canal between Niderviller and Krafft

Deluxe hotel barge “PANACHE”:
12 guests / 6 cabins / 6 crew members / sund deck / hot tub / open bar / bicycles and Biking Plus option

7 Days / 6 Nights


Highlights:
• Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral
• Explore the Route des Vins d’Alsace and a private wine tasting
• Visit various long-established wine makers of the region
• Experience an ascent or descent of the unique Arzviller boat elevator
• Visit the spectacular René Lalique Collection
• Tour of Sarrebourg including a visit to the Chagall chapel
• Enjoy a candlelit meal whilst cruising through the two Arzviller tunnels
• Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
• "Biking Plus" option available

Rate 2024 per person in Junior Suite
from 5,990 EUR
Niederlande Windmühle und Tulpen
Holland windmills and tulips
NETHERLANDS - Deluxe barging cruise on board of PANACHE
From Alkmaar to Delft during Tulip blossom

Deluxe hotel barge PANACHE:
12 guests / 6 cabins / 6 crew members / sun deck / hot tub / open bar / bicycles + Biking Plus option

7 Days / 6 Nights

Highlights:

• Tour Keukenhof Gardens with the largest display of flowers in the world
• Visit the Aalsmeer flower auction
• Visit the Royal Delft pottery to see the world famous earthenware being hand-made and painted
• Tour picturesque Haarlem and visit a museum of the Dutch painter, Franz Hals
• Tour the charming city of Leiden, Rembrandt’s birthplace

Rate 2024 per person in Junior Suite
from 5,990 EUR
LA NOUVELLE ETOILE Deutschland Luxemburg
LA NOUVELLE ETOILE Germany Luxembourg
Germany and Luxembourg on Ultra Deluxe barge LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
Picturesque river cruise on the Moselle from Koblenz to Remich
 
Ultra Deluxe Hotel barge LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
8 passengers / 4 suites of approx. 20 sqm each with en-suite shower/WC, TV-DVD player and WiFi / 5-7 crew members / Sun deck with hot tub, sun loungers and seating area / Fitness room / Elevator / Open bar / 8 bicycles (including 4 e-bikes)

7 days / 6 nights

Highlights of the cruise:
* Eltz Castle, the queen of German castles from the 12th century.
* Cruise on the Moselle past picturesque landscapes and vineyards
* Wine tasting at the best wineries on the Moselle
Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and the Porta Nigra
* Luxembourg with a visit to the capital

Rate per person in Suite:
from 8,650 EUR
Hotelschiff La Bella Vita in Venedig
Hotel barge La Bella Vita in Venice
Cruise Italy on First Class Hotel Barge LA BELLA VITA
Discover Italy in style: Canal barging cruise from Venice to Mantua

First Class Hotel barge La Bella Vita
20 passengers / 2 junior suites of approx. 13 sqm each with Juliette balcony and 8 cabins of approx. 10 sqm each, all with shower/WC en-suite / 6 - 10 crew members / sun deck with spa pool / upper deck with sun terrace with canopy and comfortable deck chairs / indoor dining area with 2 tables / saloon with seating area / Opben bar / piano / 10 bicycles

7 days / 6 nights

Highlights:
* Historic Venice, the Naval Museum and the Pavilion of Gondolas
* Cruise on the renowned Canal of the Orphans past picturesque lagoon islands
* Chioggia with its Roman, Etruscan and Byzantine history
* Dinner ashore at the 17th century stately home Villa Ca’Zen
* Private visit of wine cellars of Villa Widmann-Borletti
* Visit Mantua’s 14th century Ducal Palace and gardens
* Renaissance city Ferrara, including beautiful Estense Castle

Rate per person in double cabin:
starting from 4,250 EUR
Oper Verona mit Kreuzfahrt La Bella Vita
Opera and Barging Cruise La Bella Vita
OPERA and Barging Cruise in ITALY aboard Bella Vita
Between Venice and Mantua including opera in Arena di Verona

07 July to 13 July, 2024 / AIDA - 7 Days / 6 Nights

First class ship LA BELLA VITA
20 passengers / 2 junior suites and 8 cabins, all with en-suite shower/WC / 6-10 crew members / Sun deck with spa pool and comfortable sun loungers / Indoor dining area / Salon with seating area / Open bar / Piano / 10 bicycles

Highlights:
• Opera performance in Arena di Verona from best seats
• Visits to Gran Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Bibiena in Mantua and Teatro
Communale in Ferrara
• Cruises across the Venetian Lagoon and through the Po Valley
• Cruise along the Giudecca Canal past Venice's most famous monuments: the Chiesa del
Redentore, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and the Punta della Dogana
• Tour of the famous Doge's Palace
• Visits in Chioggia, Cathedral and the Piazzetta Vigo, the stunning
Ducal Palace
• Dinner ashore at the 17th century stately home Villa Ca’Zen
• Private visit and wine tasting in the wine cellars of Villa Widmann-Borletti

Rates 2024: from 5.365 per person in double cabin
kanalkreuzfahrten mit Radtouren
cruises biking plus option
`BIKING PLUS´ Waterway Cruises in FRANCE and HOLLAND
Enjoy BIKING during our hotel barge cruises with your bicycle and discover more about the regions

- Take some exercise during your hotel barge cruise
- Pedal a mile to the next pretty lock
- Cycle into a local village to look at a charming old church
- Set off FREE with your bicycle and bicycle helmet
- E-Bike hire on request

BIKING PLUS 2024 offers:
- Clearly marked maps for each round trip route
- A backpack with everything you might need
- Crew help when needed if you get stuck
- The hotel barge itinerary is arranged so that you won’t miss any of the organised excursions
- Easy to ride, all-terrain bicycles and bike helmets.
- Children’s bicycles for family groups, or tandems for the romantics
- Pre–designed offline maps and directions that you can download to your phone
Kanalkreuzfahrten für Golfer
Hotel barging cruises for golfers
GOLF Hotel Barging Cruise as private charter in SCOTLAND and FRANCE
7 Days / 6 Nights

Burgundy and Upper Loire in France and the Caladonian Canal in Scotland possess some magnificently scenic waterways and cultural attractions. They are also home of the most renowned golf courses in the world that inspire and challenge any keen golfer. This is why we have combined the best of both worlds and created our unique, memorable hotel barging charter cruises with golf playing possibilities.

• Group of 8 golf players
• Pre-booked and paid tee times
• Transfers to and from golf clubs

We have a selection of three different destinations:
BURGUNDY - Canal du Nivernais
Upper LOIRE and WEST BURGUDY - Canal de Briare
SCOTLAND - Caledonian Canal