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Der gute Geist der Highlands

Auf einer 6-tägigen Kreuzfahrt an Bord der Luxus-Hotelbarge Spirit of Scotland besuchte O. Schmidt die schönsten Sehenswürdigkeiten Schottlands. Read More

11.Dec 2017

Cruising in Burgundy

David Powell spent a week on the luxury hotel barge L’Impressionniste cruising through Burgundy. Read about his experience here Read More

30.Oct 2017

The Best River Cruise Ever!

Tim Hedgley cruised aboard hotel barge L’Impressionniste in Southern Burgundy in June 2017. Read about his experience Read More

02.Oct 2017

Taking a Slow Boat to the Land of Plenty: Barging through the Burgundy Countryside

The Mail on Sunday's Susie Boulton went on a barge cruise in Burgundy aboard La Belle Epoque. Read her story as she cruises 40 miles in six days through the Burgundy countryside. Read More

19.Sep 2017

La Belle barge provides small-scale cruising with a very French flavour

There’s a lot of numbers, but no math needed for a six-day cruise along the Burgundy Canal on La Belle Epoque: one hotel barge, 17 meals, 22 wines and 19 cheeses, one hot tub, some mountain bikes and visits to at least a dozen interesting sites Read More

07.Aug 2017

A Mouth-Watering Meander Along the Waterways of Burgundy

Hotel barging is completely different from other types of river cruising, be it the mainstream European vessels carrying up to 200 passengers or navigating a self-hire narrowboat or pleasure craft. Barges can access narrow waterways and canals inaccessible to larger vessels and, with just eight passengers being looked after by five crew members, it’s a really personal experience with the ambience of a house party afloat Read More

10.Jan 2017

Barging through France with Panache

"I had been looking forward to this trip for a while. Not just because it would be my third visit to fascinating France, but also because of the mode of transportation I would be using to get around during my six days here — a barge. And not just any old commercial barge, but a luxury European Waterways barge with all the amenities of a 5-Star hotel." Read More

27.Dec 2016

A Gourmet Lunch on Finesse

Imagine drifting through the sleepy French countryside as your personal chef prepares a gourmet feast for you and a few friends. Isn’t that a vision to savour?" Read More Read More

30.Nov 2016

Burgundy by barge: It’s about the journey

Simon and Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge Song” and the lyrics, “Slow down, you move too fast,” pop into mind as I gaze across Burgundy’s pastoral landscape from the deck of my hotel barge Read More

28.Nov 2016

Savoring the Slow Road: Cruising the Burgundy Canal by Barge

My husband and I chose a European Waterways cruise in Burgundy not only for the peaceful setting, but to explore the prestigious wine-growing region up close, immersing in its rich history and culture. Read More

28.Nov 2016

Going with the Flow on the Rivers of Bordeaux

Most mornings I choose the bike option. I stoke up on breakfast then head out to the nearest village, wheel around, move on, smell the trees and get some air into my lungs. This trip might turn out to be the best antidote for city life ever Read More

02.Nov 2016

Barging Through French Wine Country

European Waterways offers the perfect all-inclusive vacation for wine lovers wishing to explore wine regions in other parts of the world. Read More

06.Oct 2016

Finding Balance on a Barge in France

Barging is a perfect adventure for a couple. Once the reservation is made, there are no more decisions to discuss. There is nothing to argue about, except perhaps who is having more fun Read More

01.Oct 2016

Slow Travel of the Canal du Midi

On board, you can reach out and almost touch the passing scenery – the giant plane trees lining both sides of the canal, the vineyards, the fields dotted with red poppies, the stone farmhouses, the other barges and boats. Read More

09.Sep 2016

Cruising France’s Canal du Midi aboard European Waterways’ Barge Anjodi

Was the trip about more than fine food and wine? Absolutely. Barge cruising is slow travel at its best, a chance to settle into the rhythms and textures of life along a French waterway from your very own floating boutique hotel. Read More

31.Aug 2016

Tiptoe Through the Tulips on a Holland Cruise

Mix a handful of Americans, a couple of Brits, and a pinch of an Australian. Put them aboard a canal cruise flowing around Holland for several days, add some interesting excursions along the way, and feed them glorious food all day and night. What do you have? A fabulous cultural vacation in a European country with lots of sights, laughter, and good food. Read More

26.Aug 2016

Cruising Towards the Holiday of a Lifetime

Mediaeval cities, spectacular scenery, five-star dining experiences and being treated like royalty come as standard to guests staying aboard the famous hotel barge Anjodi, as Susan Welsh discovered when she cruised along the Canal du Midi in France. Read More

11.Aug 2016

Cruising The Burgundy Canal

For a cruise aboard La Belle Epoque is slow travel at its finest, a luxurious opportunity to explore the legendary landscape of Burgundy, France’s renowned wine region, as a staff of experts feeds your mind, body and soul. Read More

08.Aug 2016

A Classic Burgundy Barge Cruise … well worth the weight gain

L’Impressionniste, converted into a 12 passenger luxury hotel barge in 1996, now cruises the Burgundy Canal from Escommes to Fleury sur Ouche. The cabins, with en-suite baths, range in size from 110 feet to 143 feet. Read More

18.Jul 2016

Thames barging: signing on with the Magna Carta

Barge cruising is the absolute antithesis of today’s 5,000-passenger cruise ship experiences. Read More

16.Jul 2016

Anjodi Cruise Review

Barge cruising is the absolute antithesis of today’s 5,000-passenger cruise ship experiences. Read More

08.Jun 2016

More of Scotland

"For six days we explored this hidden corner of France covering a mere 74 nautical miles. We came to appreciate that the insouciant movement is an inherent charm of barging..." Read More

12.Mar 2016

All aboard for the good life in Italy

"For six days we explored this hidden corner of France covering a mere 74 nautical miles. We came to appreciate that the insouciant movement is an inherent charm of barging..." Read More

03.Feb 2016

A slow barge tour through Burgundy, France

"For six days we explored this hidden corner of France covering a mere 74 nautical miles. We came to appreciate that the insouciant movement is an inherent charm of barging..." Read More

16.Jan 2016

Champagne Charm aboard the Boutique Hotel Barge Panache

"For six days we explored this hidden corner of France covering a mere 74 nautical miles. We came to appreciate that the insouciant movement is an inherent charm of barging..." Read More

04.Jan 2016

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