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 $7000 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 - 250 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 2015 / 2016

Barge France Itineraries Price Charter Price

8 pax

6 pax as of 2016 and renamed Hemingway

Southern Burgundy itinerary

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

Fleurey-sur-Ouche to Escommes

$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

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

Check out the Apres Tout Video




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:

New for 2016:
Upper Loire

Link to barge video

$5,750 $42,000 - $48,400
8 pax
Canal du Midi itinerary:
Beziers, Capestang, La Croisade, Le Somail, Paraza, Homps, Montpellier

Check out the Enchante video
$5890 $42,300 - $48,600
La Nouvelle Etoile 
8  pax

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

Other itineraries

$6900 $52,900
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 
12 pax

Cruising the waterways of Germany, France, Holland and Belgium

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

Golf charter supplement - $600 pp
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
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
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 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

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