Thursday, January 03, 2013

Fancy a Barging Cruise Vacation This Spring?

Springtime - Perfect for Hotel Barging

Springtime really is a glorious time of year to embark on a hotel barge cruise. We offer a wide variety of destinations, from the colorful waterways of Holland to the picturesque landscapes of Burgundy; from the sunshine of the Canal du Midi to the unspoiled countryside of Gascony... Don't forget England, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy!

Here are just a few examples that will whet your appetite:

Hotel Barge Panache
A Dutch Tulip Cruise aboard Panache, includes tours of the Delft pottery works, Gouda, and the Keukenhof Gardens with its magnificent displays of millions of tulips. It is also a perfect time for you to visit Amsterdam as there are several milestones in 2013: the Van Gogh Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary and 160 years since the great artist's birth; the Rijkmuseum reopens its doors on 13 April after 10 years of renovations; Amsterdam’s canals themselves mark 400 years since their construction first began; and Queen's Day (Koninginnedag), a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is on 30 April.

Hotel Barge L'Art de Vivre
A cruise along the delightful Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy aboard L'Art de Vivre. This canal meanders alongside the River Yonne through a largely undiscovered area near the rolling Morvan Hills. You will enjoy visits to the riverside city of Auxerre and the beautiful, medieval villages of Noyers and Vezelay, as well as a private tour of a renowned Chablis winery. Transfers to and from central Paris in a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus are also included for L'Art de Vivre’s guests, and indeed on our other Burgundy barges.

Hotel Barge Anjodi

A relaxing voyage through Cathar country along the world famous Canal du Midi aboard Anjodi or Enchanté, where you will discover a marvellous blend of Gallo-Roman influences reflected through this historic part of Southern France. As well as a fascinating itinerary on each hotel barge, you will enjoy delicious meals prepared by your own master chef, accompanied by excellent local Corbieres and Minervois wines. A wonderful combination!


Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your barging holiday
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