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  • Why should you take a Barge Cruise in France?

    France is such a beautiful country with different regions having their own specific flavours and heritage. There is no shortage of what can be explored and discovered in the country. And this is exactly why anyone who has the chance should take a barge cruise in France; to explore and taste the offerings of different r... Read More »

  • Gastronomy Cruise: A delectable feast for all your senses

    If cruising is legendary for anything, it's the dining experience. During a gastronomy cruise, you're being served a tasty meal curated like a tempting visual poetry as you sail smoothly across a glassy river. The palate-pleasing journey puts you in a blissful trance, albeit for a while - but throw a bespoke itiner... Read More »

  • Cruising the Caledonian Canal

    From big skies and vast lakes down to proud castles and forbidding ruins, Scotland retains its air of myth and legend despite the hustle and bustle of today’s society. The Caledonian Canal, the arrow-straight waterway that links the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Fort William, is 60 miles o... Read More »

  • Choose Your Cruise: The 10 Most Popular Themed Cruises

    Barge holidays are perhaps the most relaxing and luxurious way to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations that do not always make the cut in tourist itineraries. Regional destinations often require more time and effort than city attractions, but barge cruises take all the hassle away and makes the journey (the best)... Read More »

  • What is Barge Cruising? Jump aboard!

    Countless canals and rivers weave in and out of Europe, passing through medieval towns, fortified cities and old villages, all often surrounded by spectacular scenery. This intricate lacework of waterways staked countries such as France, Scotland and Germany in the map for leisurely barge cruising, and opened up a wh... Read More »

  • Cruising the Loire: What to See along the River of Kings

    The Loire River is the longest river in France, stretching at a great length of 1,012 kilometres and piercing six departments to which it has given its name before emptying into the Bay of Bicay at Saint-Nazaire. Cruising the Loire actually means tracing century-old trade routes. It was one of the main waterways of... Read More »

  • Canal du Midi: A Voyage Back in Time

    Running from the blushing rose city of Toulouse all the way down to the Mediterranean coastal town of Sète, the 240-kilometre Canal du Midi is one of the most extraordinary feats of civil engineering in modern times and remains the key inland waterway in Southern France today. It’s funny to think that when the ide... Read More »

  • 6 Must-See Sights while Barging through Burgundy

    If exploring quaint villages, old town squares and ancient castles punctuating lush landscape is high in your to-do list, Burgundy will surely captivate you. With colourful history, gorgeous countryside and architectural heritage dating as far back as the Gallo-Roman and Celtic times, this intriguing French region de... Read More »

  • 8 things to consider before booking a barge cruise

    Lunch on-board Belmond Amaryllis Planning a holiday can be a challenging experience, especially if you are anything like us and seek a perfect and, above-all, memorable getaway. If you are reading this then you are at the very least  contemplating a cruise. But we know that a dozen other questions are going throu... Read More »

  • Top reasons to cruise Europe aboard a barge

    Ever wondered why people come back from a cruise raving over it? If you are amongst those considering whether or not to take the plunge (perhaps not literally though), trust the experts and read Barge Travel Connection’s reasons why you should - aboard a charming hotel barge. DISCOVER AMAZING DESTINATIONS What ... Read More »

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