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:
|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.
|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.
|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!
For more information on our barges and barging, visit our website : www.BargeCharters.com