While on board a comfortable barge, you'll meander through breathtaking landscapes on waterways that connect Europe's great cities and quaint hamlets. From castles and palaces on the river Thames to privately owned vineyards in Burgundy, barge cruises visit sights you might otherwise miss.
Onboard chefs prepare gourmet meals daily and wine is often included. Each barge's decor reflects the region it's traveling through, from a French country theme to an English manor style. Some barges may be chartered by small groups and itineraries can be designed to fit a theme.
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Barge cruises are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.
|Vacation Name||Days||Starts In||Ends In||Travel Style||Company||Quality*|
|Barge Cruises - Europe and Britain|
|Get Away From it all on an Emotional Journey from Saône-et-Loire to the Côte d'Or||7||Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune, France||Dijon, France||River Cruise||Croisi||Dates and Prices|
|'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River||7||Nimes, France||Avignon, France||River Cruise||A & K||Dates and Prices|
|'Mirabelle'- Canal des Deux Mers, Garonne & Dordogne Rivers||7||Bordeaux, France||Bordeaux, France||River Cruise||A & K||Dates and Prices|
|A Classic Cruise in Italy||7||Venice, Italy||Venice, Italy||River Cruise||Euro Waterway||Dates and Prices|
|'Scottish Highlander'- Caledonian Canal & Loch Ness||7||Inverness, Scotland||Inverness, Scotland||River Cruise||A & K||Dates and Prices|
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These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.
= Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
= Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.