Ballooning in France

European Barge Cruises 

For your clients that have seen the major tourist sites and now want to experience more of Europe, and still have the comfort of every aspect of the trip taken care of, then a canal barge cruise may be for them.  For clients that are not interested in a typical cruise, this is a totally different experience.  The atmosphere is very relaxed, no formal nights, you are out during the day exploring, so they will never run out of activities.   The similarities are unpack only once, all meals and beverages included, as well as the excursions.  There are special cruises/dates for golfers, garden lovers, wine enthusiasts, and many more.

Barge cruise prices range from the mid $3000 - to over $6000 per person. Some of  the features of the barges that distinguish the prices between barges are the cabin and lounge space, level of food and wines provided as well as barge amenities. On the lower priced barges, you will be looking at cabins around 90 - 100 sq ft, compact bathrooms - usually with a shower curtain and small shower stall. The wines will be good regional wines. The more expensive barges will have bigger cabins - 170 - 230 sq ft with big bathrooms, big shower stalls with a glass door. Other barge feature might include: computers or internet access on board, tvs / vcrs in the cabins, hot tubs or fitness rooms. On some of the ultra deluxe barges, there are wines served for the serious wine enthusiasts - featuring  premier and grand cru.

These cruise rates include gourmet meals, wine and cheese of the region with lunch and dinner, open bar with alcoholic beverages and all the sightseeing.  For a different experience, some barges offer a night out at a typical French restaurant for a meal.  No matter what level of barge cruise is selected, you will always find a great crew that will go out of their way to provide top level service and go the extra effort to make sure you cruise is truly memorable.  The crew on board will have knowledge of the areas and love to impart known and little known facts to interested passengers.  The food will always be top quality and prepared with a emphasis on the combining wonderful food with special wines of the regions.

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Pricing for 2014

Barge France Itineraries Price Charter Price
8 pax

New Itinerary for 2014

Southern Burgundy itinerary

Plombiers les Dijon - Velars- St. Marie - St. Victor- Pont d'Ouche - Vandenesse

$5790 - $5950 $37,500 - $42,000
4 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary 
Beziers, Poilhes, Capestang, Le Somail, Roubia, Homps, Pulcheric, Trebes

$19,400 - $22,000
8 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary: 
Beziers, Capestang, Le Somail, Homps, Marseillette, Trebes, Beziers

Golf itinerary      Walking itinerary

$4550-$5190 $30,500 - $34,500

Anne Marie

24 pax

Provence Itinerary:
Avignon, Beaucare, Arls, Gilles, Aigues Mortes, Palavas, Les Flots, Sete

Apres Tout
6 pax

Formerly the
Le Premier

Burgundy itinerary:
Dijon, St Jean de Losne, Clos de Vougeot, Dijon, Fleurey, Gissey, Beaune, Pont d'Ouche, Paris

Cooking Cruise





21 pax

Burgundy Itinerary
Dijon, St Jean de Losne, Clos de Vouget, Chalon-sur-Saone, Rully, Beaune, Dennevy, St Leger

$3290 - $3390 $62,910 - $64,810
21 pax

Casual Bike and Barge Burgundy Itinerary
Dijon, St Jean de Losne, Clos de Vouget, Chalon-sur-Saone, Rully, Beaune, Dennevy, St Leger
August 16 - 23, 2014

21 pax

A Taste of Burgundy Itinerary
St Leger, Fragnes, Tournus
3 Nights / 4 Days
June 15 and 18
(check for additionla 2013 dates)

$1790 $32,000

C'est la vie
8  pax

Formally the Lone Star

Burgundy itinerary:
Ravieres, Ancy le Franc, Lézinnes, Tanley, Flogny la Chapelle, St Florentin

Champagne itinerary:

Link to barge video

$5,750 $42,000 - $48,400
Claire de Lune
6 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary:
Beziers, Homps, Carcasssonne, Trebes
  $5300 $27,500 - $29,000
4 pax

Canal du Midi itinerary:
Beziers to Carcassonne

Canal du Midi itinerary:
Carcassonne to Castelnaudary


14,500 euro
6 pax
Burgundy Canal itinerary: 
Tonnerre, Tanley, Ancy Le Franc, Ravierre, Montbard,  Veneray les Laumes


8 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary:
Beziers, Capestang, La Croisade, Le Somail, Paraza, Homps, Montpellier

$5890 $42,300 - $48,600

24 pax

formerly the Lorraine


Burgundy itinerary:
Saint Leger sur Dheune - Santenay - Chagny - Chalon - Saine Jean de Losne -  Petite-Ouge - Dijon

L'Art de Vivre
8 pax

Burgundy itinerary:
Auxerre, Vincelles, Mailly la Ville to Le Saussois, Lucy sur Yonne, Chevroches

Cycling itinerary Walking itinerary

Wine itinerary   Tennis itinerary

$3990-$4550 $30,000 - $34,000
20 pax
Provence itinerary:
Avignon, Chateauneuf-de-Pape, Pont de Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Carmarque, Beaucaire, St Gilles
Wine itinerary  Bike itinerary
$2650 $48,000

Wine Theme add'l $7500
L' Impressionniste
12 pax

Burgundy itinerary: 
Dijon, Fleurey sur Ouche, Gissey sur Ouche, La Bussiere, Vrugey, Escommes,Dijon

Wine itinerary  Golf itinerary

$4550 -5490 $51,500 - $60,000
La Belle Epoque
12 pax

Burgundy itinerary:
Pouillenay to Venarey les Laumes, Buffon to Ancy le Franc, Tanlay to Tonnerre

Wine itinerary  Walking itinerary

$4550 -5490 $51,500 - $60,000
La Nouvelle Etoile 
8  pax

Paris to Epernay
Paris, Meaux, La Ferte, Charley-sur-Marne, Darney, Epernay

Other itineraries

$6900 $52,900
Le Phenicien
18 pax
Southern France itinerary:
Avignon, Chateauneuf-de-Pape, Pont de Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Carmarque, Beaucaire,  St Gilles

Golf itinerary   Wine itinerary

Special charter only - cycling

Le Phenicien Video

$3490 - $4310 $55,010 - $69,320
14  pax
Nivernais Canal    
Auxerre, Vincelles , Vermenton, Mailly le Chateau, Lucy Sur Yonne, Clamecy, Paris


$3450 - $3850 $38,000 - $44,000


24 pax

Alsace Lorraine itinerary:
Xouaxange – Lutzelbourg – Saverne – Waltenheim – Strasbourg
6 pax
Upper Loire Valley itinerary:
Paris, Montargis, Montcresson, Chatillon-Coligny, Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses, Briare, Chatillon-Sur-Loire, Paris

Golf Itinerary

Cycling Itinerary

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Meanderer Video

$4950-5430 $28,900 - 31,400
24 pax
 Castets-en-Dorthe, Cadillac, Bordeaux,  Blaye, Pauillac / Bourg, Libourne
$2990 - $3300 $68,175 - 75,236
6 pax
  Loire Valley itinerary:
Tours, Azay Sue Cher, Moulin de Nitray, Blere, Chissay en Touraine, St Aignan, Montrichard, Nitray, Tours

Cycling itinerary

$3950 $22,600

12 pax


New Champagne itinerary for 2014

Champagne itinerary:

Alsace Lorraine itinerary

Between Strasbourg and Niderviller
Waltenheim, Saverne, Lutzelbourg to Xouaxange

$4690 - $5390 $50,000 - $58,500


Champagne Itinerary:

Chalons-en-Champagne - Epernay - Dormans- Chateau Thierry - Saint-Jean-les-Deux-Jumeaux - Meaux - Lagny-Sur-Marne - Paris

For 2015
GREAT WAR Itinerary

8 pax

Formally the La Bonne Humeur
Upper Loire itinerary:
Paris, Montargis, Montbouy, Rogny-Les-Sept-Ecluses, Ouzouer-Trezee, Briare, Chatillon-Sur-Loire, Paris
Golf itinerary
$6090 - $7100 $45,000 - $53,000
Roi Soleil
6 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary: 
Beziers, Capestang, La Croisade, Le Somail, Pech Laurier, Les Aiguilles, Carcassonne 

Provence itinerary

  $33,900 - $35,900 
8 pax
  Touluse, Montauban, Montech, Castelsarrasin, Moissac, Valence D'Agen, Agen, Toulouse
$4050 - 4590  $28,800 - $33,000
Saint Louis
6 pax
  Agen, Serignac sur Garonne, Buzet-sur-Baise, Mas d'Argenais, Meilhan, Castets

Various itineraries in the South of France

$5062  $23,994
6 pax
Burgundy itinerary:
Fleurey sur Ouche,  Gissey sur Ouche, La Bussière, Pont d'Ouche, Vandenesse
Other itineraries
$4500 - $6000  $26,000 - $34,000
Savoir Faire
12 pax

 Upper Loire:
Ancy-le-Franc,Tanley, Tonnerre, St Florentin, Gurgy, Auxerre

Champagne France
Other itineraries

12 pax

Cruising the waterways of Germany, France, Holland and Belgium

$3850-$4590 $42,000 - $49,500

Golf charter supplement - $600 pp
Wine and Water
6 pax

6 Night Burgundy itinerary:
Vandenesse, Pont d'Ouche, Chateauneuf en Auxios, Beaune, Gissey sur Ouche, Fleurey sue Ouch, Dijon

4 Night Burgundy itinerary:
Vandenesse en Auxios, Guests Choice, Beaune





Barge Holland/Belgium  Itineraries Price Price
8  pax
Tulip itinerary:
Amsterdam, Roterdam, Gouda, Zaandam, Delft, Haarlem, Amsterdam
$5790 - $5950 $37,500 - $42,000
La Nouvelle Etoile
8  pax
Holland itinerary
Haarlem, Zandaam, Amsterdam, Ouderkerk, Aalsmeer, Gouda, Rotterdam, Oude Weetering, Haarlem
$6900 $52,900
Golden Odyssey
6 pax
Flanders Itinerary
Mechelen, Ghent, St. Maartens Latem, Bruges

12  pax


Holland Tulip itinerary:
Amsterdam, Leiden, Delft, Gouda, Uithoorn, Zaandam, Haarlem, Amsterdam
$4690 50,000
Savoir Faire
12 pax
Holland Tulip Cruise 
Haarlem, Zandaam, Amsterdam, Ouderkerk, Aalsmeer, Gouda, Rotterdam, Oude Weetering, Haarlem

$4025 - 5290
$40,250 - $52,900
Barge Germany  Itinerary Price Price
La Nouvelle Etoile
8  pax
Moselle itinerary: 
Trier, Trittenheim, Bernkastel , Zell, Cochem, Winnengen, Koblenz

Calendar of cruises
$6900 $52,900
12  pax

2011 & 2012 Schedule


Barge England  Itinerary Price Price
Magna Carta
8  pax

River Thames itinerary:
London, Hampton Court, Runnymeade, Windsor, Cookham, London  - 
Sunday departures

3 Night Cruises

Golf Itinerary

Downton Abbey Charter Cruise

WWII Charter Cruise

Golf charter supplement - $940 pp

$29,600 - $34,600
Barge Scotland  Itineraries Price Price
Scottish Highlander
8 pax
Caledonian itinerary:
Inverness, Dochgarroch, Foyers, Laggan, Banavie, Fort Augustus, Dochgarroch, Fort Williams  - 
Sunday departures

Golf Itinerary     Cycling Itinerary
$3490-3990 Golf charter $26,900 -33,480

$27,200 - $31,000
Barge Irish  Itinerary Price Price
Shannon Princess II
10 pax
Shannon River Itinerary: 
Athlone, Banagher, Terryglass, Galway, Mountshannon, Killaloe, Dublin  - 
Sunday departures

Golf Itinerary

Golf charter $42,000 - $46,000 

$38,880 - $43,330
Barge Italy  Itinerary Price Price
La Bella Vita
20 pax

Venice and Lagoon itinerary
Venice, San Pietro, Adria, Bussari,
Trevenzuolo, Mantua, Venice

individual Barge brochure

$3590 - $4290 $65,000

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