Europe’s largest luxury hotel barge cruise company is kicking off its 2011 season with special offers and a lineup of all-inclusive hotel barge cruise vacations that feature destinations throughout Europe, with accommodations for 4 to 20 people.
With three new barges adding to the company’s wide selection of cruises in 2011, European Waterways offers savings that include 50% off the companion price on select vessels, for departures throughout the entire 2011 season – based on double occupancy and if booked by December 15.
Other special offers include 10% off whole boat charter prices on select vessels and departures if booked by January 7, 2011. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary night’s B&B at a five star hotel in Paris for all 2011 full boat charters on select vessels. Complete details are available online at www.gobarging.com.
Burgundy: The Barging Capital of the World
Two deluxe vessels have been added to European Waterways’ Burgundy lineup for the coming year: the 8 passenger Amaryllis and the 6 passenger Fleur de Lys, both cruising the lower Burgundy region.
For a limited time only, travelers will receive one complimentary night in a 5-star hotel in Paris, if a full boat charter on either vessel is booked by December 15, 2010. Excursions range from a wine tasting in Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, to a tour of “Château de Germolle”, home of the Dukes of Burgundy.
Italy: The Italian Renaissance
La Bella Vita, another recent addition to the fleet, will celebrate its first season with European Waterways in 2011. A stylish, newly refitted 20-passenger vessel, La Bella Vita will cruise betweenVenice and the beautiful Renaissance city of Mantua via the Venetian Lagoon, River Po and the Bianco Canal.
Each 6-night, all-inclusive cruise includes all meals, selected regional wines, open bar, daily escorted excursions, local transfers, and the use of all barge amenities such as bicycles and spa pools.
European Waterways also offers a wide range of themed cruises, focusing on activities such as golf, walking and wine appreciation. The fleet of hotel barges comprises 21 vessels cruising through nine countries: France, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. Crews include a captain, chef, tour guide, and hostess – ensuring personal attention and a high level of service.
For more information: www.gobarging.com.