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Themed Cruises

Themed Cruises

Themed charter cruises are recommended to passengers based on their interests. Whether you or your family and friends are interested in arts, cycling or wine appreciation, our team will help you plan the best itinerary for you. See our guide for themed cruises around Europe.

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  • If you are an antique collector, the charming Magna Carta has an itinerary based on finding the best antiques near London and other areas. Antique-themed cruises are available on charter only. On this cruise, visit some of the most popular antique shops in England such as the Phelps Antique Centre, Antiquarius and the Nettlebed antique merchants. If you are into antiques, this itinerary may be for you or your friends. Contact our team today to book your cruise.

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  • If you an art enthusiast or an artist, an art-themed cruise on board the beautiful Athos might be the perfect itinerary for you. The idyllic scenery of Canal du Midi and Etang du Thau can be the backdrop for your artwork. Your Art cruise highlights include excursions of Pezenas, Bezieres and its hilltop cathedral, the beautiful Narbonne, Capestang, Minerve and the medieval city of Carcassonne. Contact our team today to book your cruise.

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  • An artisan-themed cruise aboard the beautiful Shannon Princess is a great choice if you are into crafting handmade products. This fascinating cruise gives you an insight on how local handmade products are created. Artisan cruise highlights include bread and baking demonstration, food and cooking demonstration, visit of Kelly’s Moonshine Organic Dairy Farm, Celtic Roots Studio, the Meadowsweet Apiaries & Farm Shop, Portumna Castle’s Kitchen Garden and Wilde Irish Chocolate Makers. Contact our team today to book your artisan cruise.

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  • Most of our luxury hotel barges include bicycles that you can borrow during your trip. We offer cycling theme cruises on board Nymphea and L’Art de Vivre. Our cycling routes offer something for every cyclist whether you are cruising in the beautiful Loire Valley region or the wine-producing region of Burgundy. Enjoy cycling along the tree-lined towpaths past the magnificent chateaux, quaint villages and medieval towns. Your cycling itinerary can be customised to suit you and your group’s interests. Contact our team today to book a cycling cruise.

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  • Family theme cruises are available in most of our barges. We offer family cruises that can be enjoyed by both young and old. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board with the family or do a barbecue during the week for the kids to enjoy. There are plenty of activities that the young ones and adults can enjoy while on board or ashore. While on board, adults can relax on the sun deck or enjoy the open bar while children can enjoy a board game in the saloon or bike along the beautiful, tree-lined towpaths. Contact our team today to book your family cruise.

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  • Flower show theme cruises are available in our Holland during the lovely season of spring and in England in May and July. The barges of Panache and La Nouvelle Etoile cruise in Holland between March to May with excursions to the famous Keukenhof Gardens and the Aalsmeer flower auction. In England, the charming Magna Carta offers a flower show cruise in May for the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Flower Show in July. Contact our team today to book your cruise.

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  • Our gastronomy cruises will leave you hungry and wanting for some great food and wine after. Enjoy sumptuous gourmet meals prepared by the master chef on board and try the region’s local cuisine. Superb wines and cheeses are also available on board. Contact our team today to book your gastronomy cruise.

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  • If you are a golf enthusiast, we offer golf cruises in France, England, Ireland and Scotland featuring some of the best golf courses in the world. Golf cruises are available in the following barges: Athos, Anjodi, Enchante, L’Impressionniste, La Bella Vita, Renaissance, Shannon Princess and Scottish Highlander. In addition to playing your favourite sport, you get to relax on board your floating hotel with delicious meals and superb wines. Contact our team today to book your golf cruise.

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  • If you are travelling with a large group of people whether you are on a holiday with family, friends or colleagues and require more cabins than a single barge offers, Barge Travel Connection proposes tandem cruising. Two barges will cruise on the same waterway, allowing more passengers to join a fantastic cruising holiday. Contact our team today for more information on tandem cruising.

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  • Looking for a romantic, honeymoon cruise in Europe with your special someone? Our honeymoon cruise in the beautiful Loire Valley region in France or Scotland may be the perfect getaway for you and your loved one. On board our barge, enjoy luxury accommodation in cabin our suite, excellent dining with gourmet meals and super wines and a Champagne welcome. Contact our team today to book your honeymoon cruise.

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  • If you are interested in longer cruising experience in multiple countries, we offer long cruises in France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and Germany. These long waterway journeys cover longer distances, so there will be more cruising each day. The ultra-deluxe La Nouvelle and the beautiful L'Impressionniste offer long cruises. These unforgettable voyages will take you to different countries along Europe’s most beautiful waterways. Contact our team today to book a long cruise.

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  • Italy is known as the birthplace of opera dating back to 1600s. The beautiful and stylish La Bella Vita offers an itinerary for opera enthusiasts. Before your magical cruise, you will learn the history of opera and watch a performance of Bizet’s Carmen (August 20 to 27, 2016). Your cruises starts in Venice which includes a tour of Venice’s famous monuments. Other cruise highlights include a guided tour of an opera house, a tour of Chioggia and its markets, tour of Adria, Ferrara and the city of Mantua. Contact our team today to book an opera cruise.

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  • Experience a memorable cruise along the waterways of France with the option where you cook your own meals while the crew in charge of the navigation. The barges Mirage, Saraphina and Magnolia offer self-catered cruises for charter. Contact our team for more information.
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  • Do you love tennis and cruising? We offer tennis cruises in England and France on board our beautiful barges. The 8-passenger Magna Carta offers a tennis-themed cruise in which we can arrange for you to play at clubs like the Royal Berkshire, the Windsor Tennis Club and Lensbury. In France, you will also have an opportunity to play tennis in Auxerre when you book a tennis cruise on board Athos or L’Art de Vivre. Contact our team today to book a tennis cruise.

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  • Discover the rustic charm of England, the lush scenery of Ireland or the lovely medieval towns of France with our walking-themed cruises. We offer walking-themed cruises on board the following barges: La Belle Epoque, L’Art de Vivre, Magna Carta and Shannon Princess. In Burgundy, enjoy walks past the fields of Charolais cattle, the ancient town of Montbard and more. In England, enjoy walks in Richmond Park, Virginia Water Lake and the Windsor Castle. Contact our team today to book a walking-themed cruise.

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  • We offer a fantastic Whisky trail cruise on board the charming Scottish Highlander. Discover how Scotland’s primary export is produced as you visit established distilleries around the country. You will visit Benromach Distillery, a family-run business for over 100 year, the Glen Ord Distillery, Tomatin Distillery and Dalwhinnie Distillery. In addition, your cruise also include excursions of the Uruquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and cruise on Loch Dochour, Loch Ness and Loch Oich. Contact our team today to book a whisky trail cruise.

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  • France is well-known for producing some of the best wines in the world. Our wine appreciation cruises take you to the country’s top-producing wine regions such as Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Bordeaux and Languedoc-Roussillon. Enjoy visits to wineries and wine tastings. Our barges that offer wine cruises include Anjodi, Athos, Finesse, L’Impressionniste, L’Art de Vivre, La Belle Epoque and Renaissance. We also offer a wine appreciation cruise in Italy, on board the stylish La Bella Vita. Contact our team today to book a wine appreciation cruise.

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  • Our team offers a commemorative World War I cruise on board the stylish, 12-passenger Panache every spring. Panache cruises along the Canal du Nord and the River Lys and taking you to significant and historic sites during World War I. Excursions include sites in Flanders, battlefields, the Menin Gate in Ypres, memorials and museums in Somme, Villers-Bretonneux and Fromelles. Contact our team today to book your World War I commemorative cruise.

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Themed Barges

We offer a great collection of themed charter cruises around Europe. Classic cruises allow you to discover the region you are cruising. This cruise usually includes excursions to local places of interests, visit to local markets and opportunity to try the region’s cuisine and wine. You can also stroll or cycle along the towpaths. You can simply book a cabin or charter the barge for your family or friends.

If you are an antique collector , Magna Carta will take you England’s best antique shops and art dealers. If you are into arts and painting, Athos offers an art-themed cruise which allows you to capture the beautiful scenery of France. If you are interested in handmade products, an artisan-themed cruise in Ireland is perfect for you and your group. We also offer family and honeymoon-themed cruises. Honeymoon cruise is available in Scotland and Loire Valley, France.

Other themed cruises that we offer are cycling cruises, flower show cruises, golf cruises, long water way cruises, opera cruises, tennis cruises, walking cruises, whisky trail cruises, wine appreciation cruises and World War I cruises

Contact our team today and let us know your itinerary that fits you and your family or friends.

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