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Cruising the canals & rivers

This is all about great vacations on grand boats in glorious settings. We hope you find all the information and answers about hotel barges, barging holidays cruising on the rivers and canals.

There are reviews and photographs of best boats, barges, routes and destinations which can be cruised.

From fun self-drive boats to bespoke charter barge vacations. Small budget rentals to high-tech river yachts, you’ll discover and see the best of the best on water.

Looking upstream on the Burgundy canal near Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Discover the inland waterways, were historic canals climb over the country hills and the majestic rivers flow beneath the bridges of grand capitals.

Each river and canal is unique and will offer you a different cruise. So which will you choose the canal or the river?

The choice of destinations

From the warmth of the sun in the French Provence or the majestic castles along the banks of the river Rhine; the tranquillity along the meandering  Burgundy canal. Each destination is to be savoured and enjoyed. Your final choice should depend on your desires and preferences. So you should select the right destination for the best reasons.

Canals or rivers?

 Burgundy canal
Looking upstream on the Burgundy canal near Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Discover the inland waterways, were historic canals climb over the country hills and  the majestic rivers flow beneath the bridges of grand capitals.

Each river and canal is unique and will offer you different cruise. So which will you chose the canal or the river?

To barge or to boat?

If you’re not sure what type of cruise is best suited to your budget and needs ask us now . Find out which type of hotel barge or rental boat will make your vacation a wonderful experience.

Find out the differences between the self-drive rental boats and a crewed hotel barge.

Hotel Barge

Is it a good idea to organize a private charter or mix in with other people and holiday as a couple, group of friends or  family? Learn what you should expect on a charter cruise, what are the advantages  and is it more expensive to charter?
More information about hotel barges.

Self-drive boat

Boat rentals are available in many countries, generally no previous boating experience is required.

Will you need a skipper licence when you do it your self? Is it hard work operating the locks and bridges?  There are many questions  to ask yourself before choosing your barge, and we’ll give you all the answers.

More information about self-drive boats.

Cruise holidays and vacations

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