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European Waterways ‘springs’ into 2017 with 10% off hotel barge specials

January 16, 2017 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

Springing into 2017, European Waterways has launched a series of special offers on many of its popular hotel barges. The offer of 10% off applies to a wide range of spring and summer departure dates on charters for cruises on the canals and rivers of Europe. The offer must be booked by February 28, other conditions may apply.

Among the hotel barges on offer is the luxurious 8-passenger Renaissance, 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 10% off, a charter party of eight will save up to €4,700 (AU$6,640).

Also offering 10% 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 10% off represents up to €3,100 (AU$4,400) in savings.

The 12-passenger Panache, which cruises the waterways of Holland in the Spring at the height of tulip season. 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 €5,500 (AU$7,800).

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 savour the many charms of the romantic Veneto region, with its multi-cultural heritage and Renaissance architecture, from a unique viewpoint. Cruise in luxury and comfort while enjoying the regional cuisine and delightful wines. Whole boat charters represent savings of up to €6,500 (AU$9,220).

“With the rise of travel by families, as well as multi-generation and small, special interest groups, this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of some of the best value in hotel barge cruising,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “With their ’floating boutique hotel’ all to themselves, sumptuous gourmet meals that inspire lively conversation, fascinating excursions, and the cruise’s leisurely pace, a hotel barge holiday offers the perfect setting for spending quality time together.”

In addition to the charter special offers, European Waterways is also offering up to 10% off cabin bookings on many hotel barge cruises. The offers apply to selected departure dates and must also be booked by February 28 to be eligible.

Full details of all these offers are on the European Waterways website:

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.

Visit  or call 1800 828 050 for information on pricing, cruises and schedules on these barges and more. 

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