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Escorted Barge Cruises

Combining a great rail journey and cruising makes for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy fantastic dining and comfortable cabins and venture ashore for exciting excursions.

Treat yourself to one of our intimate barge cruises. With only 22 passengers per sailing, you'll get a completely personal on board experience and an expert crew looking after you, while your itinerary ensures relaxation, gastronomy and scenery are the order of the day. Gently cruise through French waterways, pausing to sip Champagne at a renowned Maison de Champagne, visit a traditional cheese maker to sample the authentic flavours, and explore notable châteaux, all on a fabulous cruise that exquisitely combines repose and culture. Featuring a range of beautiful ships that boast enchanting interiors and cabins, our barges can moor in towns inaccessible to bigger boats, which means there's always something special waiting around the river bend.

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France's Waterways from Champagne to Paris
(7 reviews)
2020Jun
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Secrets of Provence
(9 reviews)
2020JunJulAugSep
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£2,295 pp
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The Waterways of Alsace and Lorraine
(14 reviews)
2020MayJunSep
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£2,345 pp
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The Waterways of Burgundy
(16 reviews)
2020JulAug
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Loire Valley
2020MayJunJulSep
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Secrets of Provence
Anonymous
“Great holiday made really excellent by the partner croisieuropes peniche Anne Marie and her crew
The Waterways of Alsace & Lorraine
Mr A Gander
“An excellent holiday in terms of restfullness, good food and wine, plus some very interesting visits.
Waterways of Burgundy
Anonymous
“great holiday but we had to divert due to lack of water in a canal.Manager and crew made the best of a very difficult situation
France's Waterways from Paris to Champagne
Anonymous
“Very good arrangements and service

Working closely with our specialist cruise partners, we have built up an impressive variety of river cruises that will take you all across the continent and beyond. Combining the majesty of river cruising, with the charm of travelling by smaller vessels, our barge cruises offer a different side to the wonder of cruise. Featuring a range of beautiful ships, with enchanting interiors and cabins, our barges can often access parts of rivers which are not available to larger craft, so our barge cruises are always something special.

Departures on these select barge cruises are limited to an intimate 24 passengers per sailing. Travel with an expert crew for a superb, personal on board experience, with a focus on relaxation, gastronomy and scenery. Gently cruise through French waterways, pausing to sip Champagne at a renowned Maison de Champagne, visit a traditional cheese maker to sample the authentic flavours, and visit a stunning historic châteaux, on a fabulous cruise that combines relaxation and culture.

So for those of you searching for the ideal intimate cruise option, take a look at the following tours and embark on your own barge cruise adventure.

Luke Simpson
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Helen Laverack
Helen
Lynne Broadley
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