European Waterways, Europe’s leading luxury hotel barge cruising company, is offering $1,380 off per cabin on selected departures on some of its most popular routes this European summer with bookings made by May 22.
Among eligible hotel barges are La Belle Époque and L’Art de Vivre cruising the Burgundy region from June to August; thePanache in Alsace in July and August, as well as its new itinerary in the Champagne region of France; and the Scottish Highlander in June and July. Each all-inclusive cruise is for 6 nights.
“Europe and the UK are bustling with activity, celebrations, and special events during the warm weather months,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “These special offers present our guests with a unique opportunity to experience some of our most popular cruise areas during this ideal time.”
A Taste of Burgundy on La Belle Époque
Bordered by the River Loire in the west and by the Champagne region in the east, Burgundy in France is most known for its superb wines. It offers visitors a mix of unspoiled countryside and historical towns. Cruising this region is the spacious hotel barge, La Belle Époque. The itinerary includes chateaux visits and a Chablis wine tasting at one of Burgundy’s distinguished wine cellars. The cruise includes a chauffeured transfer service to and from Paris.
European Waterways is offering $1,380 off per cabin on La Belle Époque for departures on June 21, July 12 and 26, and August 16. It also offers $8,280 off for full 12-passenger charter for selected departures in May, July and August.
Living the Life on L’Art de Vivre
Another hotel barge cruising Burgundy, the delightful L’Art de Vivre, also presents a varied itinerary including excursions to the riverside town of Auxerre, famous for its Gothic Cathedral, the magnificent hilltop pilgrimage village of Vezelay, and theelegant 12th century Château de Bazoches.
European Waterways is offering $1,380 off per cabin on L’Art de Vivre for departures on June 14 and 21, and July 19. It also offers $5,520 off for full 8-passenger charter for selected departures in May, July and August.
Story Book Towns and Medieval Villages
The hotel barge Panache, which cruises the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, introduces guests to the region’s distinctive mixture of French and German architecture and cuisine. Among the many inimitable experiences offered by the cruise is a ride on the unique “boat lift” at Arzviller, which lifts the vessel 450 feet up a mountainside. The itinerary also includes a romantic candlelit breakfast as the barge moves through two tunnels, a visit to the spectacular René Lalique Collection, and wine tastings at vineyards on the renowned Route des Vins d’Alsace.
European Waterways is offering $1,380 off per cabin on Panache and no single supplement for the July 12 and August 2 departures. Full-boat charters are also available at $8,280 off for selected departures in July and August.
The Land of Folklore, Battles and Distilled Whisky
The Scottish Highlander leisurely cruises the Caledonian Canal and across the famous Loch Ness with a spectacularly scenic Highlands backdrop. Its itinerary includes a visit to the medieval castles of Eilean Donan and Macbeth’s Cawdor, exploration and walks through famous battlefields and a tour of the Glen Ord distillery, where guests can taste some wonderful malts.
European Waterways is offering $1,380 off per cabin on the Scottish Highlander for selected departures in May through July and also $5,520 off per full 8-passenger charter for selected departures during these months.