The Most Romantic Destinations for a Luxury Hotel Barge Cruise

Imagine exploring the beautiful sights of Europe without having to share them with the crowds. Could anything be more romantic than winding your way along  a slow-moving canal on board a luxury barge with the one you love? If you’re looking to do something special this year, then a barge cruise to one of our many romantic destinations could be just the thing.


Paris in the Spring

There probably isn’t a more romantic destination on earth than Paris. The ‘City of Lights’ has so much to offer with its huge variety of heritage, architecture and culture, from the history of the Louvre Museum, to the ultra modern Opera de la Bastille; from Eiffel’s world famous Tower, to the Champs-Elysées headed by the Arc de Triomphe. All this, together with wonderful restaurants and some of the best shopping in the world make Paris an unmissable place to visit.

Many guests choose to visit Paris before or after their cruise, a visit in contrast to the peace and relaxation of the barge cruise itself. This is why the crew of all of our barges which cruise in Burgundy, including our deluxe flag ship Renaissance, pick you up and drop you off in the heart of Paris. Return transfers by air-conditioned mini bus are included in the price of the cruise.

Venice For Lovers

One of Europe’s most romantic destinations and iconic cities, Venice, the city on the lagoon, has everything you could wish for in a romantic getaway, and the best part is, on a luxury Italian cruise aboard La Bella Vita you’ll be ideally placed to see it all. Explore the city with its famous sights, take in the beautiful islands (including the beach at the stylish Lido), all from the comfort of your own barge. Take a stroll through the city’s medieval streets, visit Saint Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and the Rialto, and then enjoy a romantic dinner cooked by a world-class chef aboard your very own floating luxury hotel.

The Grand Canal in Venice is a filming location for James Bond's Casino Royale. Witness Venice and its surrounds on a luxury barge cruise

Champagne for Two

If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Europe’s cities then you should consider a luxury barge cruise aboard hotel barge Panache through the tranquil countryside of France’s stunning Champagne region. Stroll around the pretty towns, take walks in the beautiful countryside or sample some of the local vineyards’ famous sparkling wine. Where better to drink a toast to one another than the home of authentic French Champagne.

Wherever you choose, make it special by taking to the water and seeing your chosen romantic destinations from a whole new perspective. Enjoy the tranquil meanderings of Europe’s most romantic waterways on a canal barging holiday.

Champagne's rolling vineyards - a UNESCO World Heritage site and a wonder to behold

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