The offers apply to a wide range of spring and summer departure dates and must be booked by February 28 to be eligible. Other conditions may apply.
Among the hotel barges offering 20% off is the luxurious 8-passenger Renaissance (pictured above), which cruises the Upper Loire Valley, a region renowned for its elegant châteaux and fine wines. With the cruise area located just one hour from Paris, it is ideal for people who wish to combine time in the “City of Lights” with a relaxing voyage along France’s oldest canal. At 20% off, a charter party of eight will save up to $11,700.
Also offering 20% off is the 8-passenger L’Art de Vivre, which cruises the Canal du Nivernais in Burgundy. Notable for its ever-present towpath and scenic, wide open spaces, it is perfect for walking, cycling, or simply taking in the view. The whole-boat charter special of 20% off represents up to $7,750 in savings.
The 12-passenger Panache, which cruises the waterways of Holland in the spring at the height of tulip season, is also offering 20% off. Itinerary highlights include visits to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, as well as the Royal Delft pottery, and historic cities such as Leiden. Whole-boat charters provide savings of up to $13,400.
The 20-passenger La Bella Vita, cruising the Venetian Lagoon and the Po Valley in Italy, will appeal to both groups and extended families. They will be able to savor the many charms of the romantic Veneto region, with its multi-cultural heritage and Renaissance architecture, from a unique viewpoint as they cruise in luxury and comfort, enjoying the regional cuisine and delightful wines. Whole boat charters represent savings of up to $16,000.
In addition to the charter specials, European Waterways is also offering up to 20% off cabin bookings on many hotel barge cruises. The offers apply to select departure dates and must be booked by February 28 to be eligible.
Full details of all these offers are on the European Waterways website: http://www.gobarging.com/special-offers.php#offers
Prices are all-inclusive and include all gourmet meals, fine wines, open bar, escorted daily excursions and local transfers to and from the hotel barge.