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Special Offers / Discounts:  2019 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for the 2019 season aboard luxury, crewed hotel barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. We hope you can take advantage of these special barging cruise dates.  READ MORE...

Updated: May 16, 2019

Family Barge Charters

Have kids who are interested in European history or maybe studying French? Here's a great idea... a family barge charter! A quality family vacation where several generations of the same family can grab that rare opportunity to all be together is becoming more and more desirable. There is something on offer for family members of all ages. Read More...

Posted: May 18, 2019

New Special Offers - Expires June 24, 2019

We have updated the special offers for our European hotel barges. Most offers are valid for new bookings made by June 24, 2019. There's a variety of nice discounts across France, Italy & Scotland for you to enjoy, including La Bella Vita's special opera cruise. Departures range from May through October 2019. Read More...

Posted: May 17, 2019

Special Offers for 2020 Barge Charter Season

Most of the barges we represent are currently offering 2020 bookings at 2019 prices. A few even have special offers for next spring if booked before June 24, 2019. Take this opportunity to save on your 2020 barging vacation. Read More...

Posted: May 17, 2019

La Bella Vita's 2019 Opera Cruise

The special opera itinerary is for 7 nights and begins Saturday August 10, 2019. It includes a hotel night in Verona (August 10), opera museum visit, dinner, and a performance of Puccini's "Tosca" at the Arena di Verona. The cruise then continues for 6 nights August 11-17, 2019 between Venice and Mantua. Read More...

Posted: May 16, 2019

Special Offer For Solo Travellers

If you are a solo traveller, or perhaps want to cruise with family or friends and would simply like a cabin to yourself, then our special "No Single Supplement" offer will certainly appeal.  Read More...

Posted: May 15, 2019

Magna Carta's New River Table

This beautiful River table is one of the latest additions to the English Hotel Barge Magna Carta for the 2019 season. Their unique dining table was created exclusively for Magna Carta using solid oak for the table top and legs, and a blue resin to create the river effect. Read More...

Posted: May 14, 2019

More News From English Hotel Barge Magna Carta

Over the off season, Magna Carta had quite a few projects going on. We show a few examples: solar panels & more efficient alternator for charging, new decking, new hot tub installation, beautiful new dining table... Also, remaining open 2019 dates for Magna Carta. Read More...

Posted: May 13, 2019

Magna Carta Food News

View some of Chef Carl's culinary sensations from a recent cruise on the English Hotel Barge Magna Carta. You too can experience these delights on the Thames! Also posted remaining open 2019 dates for Magna Carta. Read More...

Posted: May 13, 2019

From Shannon Princess: Irish Bluebells And Their Folklore

It's that time of year when much of our Emerald Isle is in fact blue. There are carpets of bluebells in woodland and forests, also in hedgerows where their presence indicates ancient woodland.
NOTE: Only one week still available for 2019 season. 2 cabins open. Read More...

Posted: May 12, 2019

Chef's Update For 2019 Barging Season on Finesse

Mike Crowson, the chef aboard French Hotel Barge Finesse, is looking forward to getting back into the kitchen and meeting lots of new guests. Also, remaining open 2019 dates for Finesse. Read More...

Posted: May 5, 2019

Hotel Barge Rosa - Tastes of Gascony

What better way to spend a relaxed, romantic holiday than sampling some of the region’s delectable delights aboard a barge cruise? Here are a few of the specialities you should definitely try when in Gascony… Read More...

Posted: May 3, 2019

Celebrate Flower Power aboard Dutch Hotel Barge Panache

Keukenhof Gardens turned 70 this year. An important anniversary for one of Europe’s most revered and celebrated of gardens. Book the Hotel Barge Panache in advance for 2020 to stroll among the tulips of this Dutch gem. View open 2019 dates for Champagne and Alsace-Lorraine regions. Read More...

Posted: May 1, 2019

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