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Discover the most beautiful destinations in Europe on board our luxury hotel barges. Our luxury barges sail the canals and rivers of France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Scotland, England and Ireland. Each country offers unique and exciting experience to every passenger. Explore each country or region's rich history and diverse culture through its landscape, monuments, castles, historic cities and towns, gastronomy and a lot more. Contact our team today and let us help you plan your cruising holiday in Europe.

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  • France is the most popular cruise destination in Europe. It has numerous, beautiful canals and river that are interconnected making it easy to reach different regions.  The 300-year old Canal du Midi is the most well-known canal in the country.  Aside from Canal du Midi, our beautiful barges cruise along the waterways of Alsace, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire Valley, Provence, Aquitaine, Paris, Picardy, Gascony and Camargue. Explore the beauty of France and book a cabin or charter a barge for your family or friends.

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  • Belgium is one of three countries that is part of Benelux. It shares borders with France on the southwest, Luxembourg on the southeast, Germany on the east and the Netherlands on the north. Belgium has three regions - Flanders, the capital region of Brussels and the French-speaking region of Wallonia. Your Belgium cruise highlights include excursions to the battlefield sites, museums and memorials in Ypres, Somme, Arleux and Peronne. To book a cabin or charter a barge, contact our team today.

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  • Holland is frequently referred to the whole country of Netherlands. Holland is actually a region and a former province of Netherlands. Holland is usually associated with windmills and tulips. Beyond its famous tulips and windmills, Holland offers beautiful gardens, world-class museums and historic towns. Your Holland cruise highlights include a tour of the beautiful city of Haarlem, Zaanse Schans, Gouda, Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden, the famous Keukenhof Gardens, Aalsmeer and more. Don’t forget to try the famous Gouda cheese.

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  • Germany is the largest country in Central Europe. With its rich history and culture, Germany is one of the most visited countries of the world. The deluxe, 8-passenger La Nouvelle Etoile cruises between Germany and Luxembourg in September and October. It cruises along the Moselle River, one of Germany's most beautiful river valleys. Your Germany cruise highlights include a tour of the majestic Eltz Castle, the town of Trier and more. Contact our team today to book your Germany cruise.

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  • Luxembourg is another fantastic destination to consider when cruising in Europe. Luxembourg is bordered by France, Belgium and Germany. It is one of the smallest countries in Europe. The beautiful La Nouvelle Etoile cruises in Germany with a side trip in Luxembourg. Visit Luxembourg City, the country’s vibrant capital offering numerous tourist attractions including the Casemates Bock, the Grand Ducal Palace, Cathedrale de Notre Dame Neumunster Abbey and a lot more. Contact our team today to book your Luxembourg-Germany cruise.

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  • Italy is considered to be the birthplace of Western culture together with Greece. Brimming with the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, delicious cuisine, beautiful canals and lakes, it is one of the most visited countries. The charming La Bella Vita cruises along the canals of Venice and the Bianco Canal. Your Italy cruise highlights include a tour of Venice and some of its monuments, a cruise on the Canal of the Oprhans, tour of Chiogggia, Ferrara and Mantua. Contact our team today to book your Italy cruise.

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  • For an unforgettable cruising experience, join our Scotland cruise on board the beautiful Scottish Highlander. Scotland offers breathtaking scenery with rolling hills, green fields and forests, romantic castles and historic monuments. On this cruise, the Scottish Highlander sails on Lochs Dochfour, Ness, Oich and Lochy. Your Scotland cruise highlights include a visit of Glen Ord distillery, tour of the Cawdor Castle and gardens, Urquhart Castle and Eilean Donan Castle. To book your Scotland cruise, contact Barge Travel Connection today.

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  • Discover the rustic beauty and charm of England on board the charming Magna Carta. A barge cruise along the River Thames will take you to some of England’s hidden gems. If you want lesser crowd England may be the perfect cruising destination for you. Your England cruise highlights include excursions of Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace, the Windsor Castle, the Stanley Spencer Gallery, Christ Church College, Cliveden House and more. To book your England cruise, contact our team today.

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  • The idyllic Ireland is another perfect destination for cruising. Ireland also known as the Emerald Island or Emerald Isle due to its lush countryside. Ireland offers gorgeous castles, breathtaking cliffs, excellent beaches and numerous festivals for tourists and locals alike. Your Ireland cruise highlights include excursions of the Clonmacnoise Ruins, Portumna Castle, the Leap Castle, Birr Castle and the Kilbeggan Distillery. When in Ireland, try some local cuisine or enjoy Irish music in Killeen's pub. To book your Ireland cruise, contact our team today.

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Cruising in Europe can be intimidating especially for first-timers. The Barge Travel Connection team will help you plan your cruising holiday.

France is one of the most popular for barge cruises with its numerous canals and rivers. We offer exciting cruises in the following regions/areas: Burgundy, Champagne, Loire Valley, Provence, Aquitaine, Canal du Midi, Alsace, Paris, Normandy, Gascony, Picardy and Camargue.

Burgundy is known for its world-famous wines, gastronomic cuisine and historic monuments. When barging in Burgundy, don’t forget to try their different cheeses and wines. We offer 10 luxury barges that sail on this beautiful region – Renaissance, L’Impressionniste, La Belle Epoque, Belmond Amaryllis, Finesse, L’Art de Vivre, Belmond Fleur de Lys, Luciole, Jeanine and La Nouvelle Etoile.

Champagne is famous for producing the sparkling wine of the same name. Visit the cities of Reims and Epernay when cruising in Champagne. The beautiful barges of La Nouvelle Etoile, Panache and Raymond sail in this region.

Cruising in Loire Valley gives you an opportunity to visit the most beautiful chateaux of France. The charming barges of Renaissance, Nymphea, C’est La Vie, Deborah and Meanderer cruise on this picturesque region.

Discover one of France’s most popular holiday region, Provence on board the beautiful Belmond Napoleon or Anne-Marie. Both barges cruise in the canal of Provence and take you to the walled city of Avignon, the cities of Arles, the town of Saint-Remy-de-Provence and more.

Aquitaine is known for its capital, Bordeaux. Bordeaux is known for producing some of the world’s best wines. The 24-passenger Mirabelle and the beautiful Rosa sail in this region.

Canal du Midi is possibly the most popular canals in France. The canal connects to Garonne River, Canal de Brienne, Herault River and Etang de Thau. We have 10 lovely barges cruising in this area – Athos, Belmond Alouette, Anjodi, Enchante, Alegria, Clair de Lune, Caroline, Saraphina, Savannah and Roi Soleil.

Paris, known as the City of Light is a top tourist destination. If you are looking for a unique way to discovery the culture and history of Paris, why not try cruising on board a hotel barge? The beautiful barges of La Nouvelle Etoile and Panache either start or end their cruises in Paris. The 22-passenger Raymonde also cruises around Paris.

Gascony is located in southwest of France known for its foie gras and Armagnac brandy. The charming, 8-passenger Rosa cruises in Gascony. The Camargue region is an interesting region for barging. It is home to more than 400 species of bird. Discover Camargue on board the beautiful Le Phenicien.

Belgium is located on the northeast coast in Benelux. It borders France to the southwest, Luxembourg to the southeast and Netherlands to the north. The country offers beautiful cathedrals, medieval cities and a lot more. The barges Panache and La Nouvelle cruise through Belgium on their way between Holland and Paris.

Holland is a region located on the west coast of Netherlands. It is famous for its tulips as tourists flock each year to them every spring. Highlights of a Holland cruise include a tour of Keukenhof Gardens, excursion of Haarlem and more.

Germany and Luxembourg are two countries you don’t want to miss when cruising in Europe. Visit Germany’s beautiful castles, the largest wine-growing villages, then finish the cruise in Luxembourg. Italy is located in southern Europe. It is known for its beautiful architecture and monuments and it features the most number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. The stylish, 10-passenger La Bella Vita cruises in Italy, taking you the most beautiful parts of the country.

Scotland offers breathtaking scenery, ancient castles, historic sites and more. Scottish Highlander is the perfect barge for your holiday cruise.

England is another great destination for barging. The magnificent Magna Carta will take you to England’s countryside and visit its famous royal palaces, castles and abbeys.

Ireland is still undiscovered when it comes to cruising. Admire its rolling green fields, beautiful castles and abundant wildlife on board the Shannon Princess.

With so many destinations in Europe you can choose from, let our team help you plan your best cruising holiday for you and your loved ones.

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