Enjoy a leisurely pace, and a convivial house-party like atmosphere onboard an intimate barge for just six to twenty passengers. A barge cruise offers a relaxing atmosphere and an opportunity to both unwind and explore like no other holiday. As your hotel barge moves serenely from one mooring to the next, you can wander along the towpath, perhaps stumbling across local villages playing a game of boules, or discover a vineyard, or get on or off at one of the pretty locks. Perhaps you'd prefer to cycle along the towpath, discovering charming villages and farms, or simply absorb the ever-changing scenery from the comfort of a lounger on deck. Small enough for an intimate atmosphere, the barges are also small enough to access waterways and canals other vessels simply can't - offering unique cruising experiences such as Eiffel's Aqueduct at Briare, the Arzviller Boat Elevator, and the Malpas Tunnel, as well as small group excursions to 'off the beaten track' places, visits to private stately homes, some of the most renowned vineyards for wine tasting, some of Europe's finest castles, and the sites of historic battlefields. European Waterways' itineraries take you through regions rich with history, beauty, culture, and tradition, and their excursions offer something for everyone.

Met by the Captain, or another crew member, at a designated meeting point, you'll be escorted by air-conditioned minibus to your hotel barge, and your journey will begin in style as you're welcomed aboard with a champagne welcome. You'll find this a most inviting experience, and your barge will soon become a floating home-from-home, complete with traditional features, such as hardwood panelling and antique furniture, and creature comforts, such as air-conditioning (and central heating), WiFi, a library, games and a sound-system, and charming accommodation. Of course, with the barge's attentive crew, you'll be pampered and enjoy outstanding service and need not have a care in the world! With gourmet meals prepared by the barge's chef from locally sourced ingredients, washed down with complimentary fine wines, the mouthwatering regional cuisine will no doubt be one of the highlights of your holiday.

European Waterways also offer a number of themed barge cruises, tailored to specific interests, such as wine appreciation, golf cruises, or walking cruises for those keen on hiking. It's also possible to charter cruises for friends and family, so you have sole use of the vessel - so enjoy the company of your friends, or the different generations of your family, and simply let the barge's excellent crew look after you all!

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European Waterways specialise in barge holidays across Europe - along the Dutch Canals and Waterways, the Venetian Lagoon and the Po Valley, all over the UK and Ireland, cruising along the Thames, the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness and the Highlands, and the river Shannon and its lakes, or the many famous canals of France, through the fBurgundy region, the Canal du Midi, Gascony and Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, Alsace and Lorraine, and Champagne. You can enjoy some truly beautiful regions, exploring vineyards, historic cities and charming villages, lochs, lakes and lagoons, at a more leisurely pace on a hotel barge.

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