Barging holidays

The ultimate in luxury canal barge holidays, where you can spoil yourself or a loved one for that special occasion.

Your all-inclusive cruise offers the very highest standards in en-suite double or twin rooms, elegant meals freshly prepared by your on-board chef, fine wines, an open bar and a balanced blend of suggested excursions to help you discover the vineyards of Burgundy or the southern part of the Canal du Midi, just like Rick Stein on his ‘French Odyssey’.

Your captain, crew, chef, hosts and tour guides are experts in the food, wine, history, geology and traditions of the area through which you cruise. It’s not obligatory but you may find that you may go home an ‘expert’ in your selected destination.

Our luxurious converted barges offer every comfort of a modern hotel and are ideal for people looking for either an individual cruise with other like-minded people, or you can charter a whole barge for a family or group of friends to celebrate that very special occasion.

A cruise of this type allows you to relax in cosseted luxury while experiencing the French countryside, towns and life from a truly unique perspective. The pace of life is simply slower and you can jump off the barge and walk or cycle along the tow path should the mood, or desire to work up an appetite, take you.

Excursions to towns are included, but optional. Why not join the chef as he buys tonight’s ingredients at a local market, or let your host drive you to, and from, a tasting at a local wine producer.

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All of our barging holidays

Hotel Barge Anjodi

from £3150 per person

7 Days

Anjodi is of classic Dutch design, specifically rebuilt to navigate the 300-year-old Canal du Midi. Travel along the route of the chef Rick Stein on his ‘French Odyssey’.

Tour Carcassonne
Private wine tastings
Guided tours available
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Hotel Barge La Belle Époque

from £3450 per person

7 Days

La Belle Epoque is a spacious, luxurious hotel barge, designed with both elegance and passenger comfort in mind.

Visit the Abbaye de Fontenay
Optional Hot Air Ballooning
Guided tours available
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Hotel Barge L’Art de Vivre

from £2990 per person

7 Days

Chablis wine, Richard the Lionheart and Charolais beef. Enjoy the ‘good life’, history and culture on this beautifully renovated Scottish lumber carrier. It’s a floating celebration of the Burgundian ‘L’Art de Vivre’.

Explore Auxerre
Optional Hot Air Ballooning
Guided tours available
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