There is something truly special about cruising along the waterways of France in style and comfort. Experience the French countryside in its full glory and enjoy a relaxed voyage on board our carefully selected hotel-barges. Slip back in time and discover a pace of life that seems long forgotten, along with a rail journey surely the most civilised way to travel.
We have chosen some wonderful routes which will allow you to unwind as you immerse yourself in a world of quaint medieval villages, sleepy backwaters, stunning Châteaux and world-renowned vineyards. Enjoy gastronomic dinners on-board from the classically trained French chefs accompanied by a selection of fine regional wines. All our hotel-barges offer comfortable en suite cabins and attractive public areas. These intimate hotel-barges pride themselves on their first class, highly personalised service delivered by their well-trained, friendly crew. All shore excursions are included giving you the opportunity to explore some of France’s most interesting sights and surroundings.
For an indulgent, relaxing, yet fascinating voyage by rail and river this holiday is the perfect choice.
We have just returned from our holiday to Venice. In short, we had a wonderful time, and all the arrangements worked very well. The trains all ran pretty much to time, and we found them all comfortable. The hotel in Venice was particularly nice. The staff were friendly, and it was in a beautiful situation – away from the crowds, but within easy walking distance of all the sights. It was nice to walk about the area of the hotel, and see ‘residential’ Venice at work. The hotels on the way there and back were fine, and we were blessed with beautiful weather for the morning we were at Montreux, so had a wonderful walk along the lakeside. Thank you again – I’m sure we will be coming back to you for future holidays.