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.
Having now returned from our 9 day break in Rome and Venice, we would like to thank you for all the arrangements you made on our behalf. The hotels were excellent, the transfers in Rome on time and with good drivers and cars. The Eurostar Italia transfer between Rome and Venice was on time, and the water taxi waiting for us on the Grand Canal, outside the railway station, made Maureen’s day – he was so charming and attentive, the only thing he didn’t do was sing! The water taxi on departure from the hotel in Venice was again on time and took us direct to the airport terminal and was fantastic. The holiday, which was taken at rather short notice, was a complete success, even the weather was good!! We will certainly use Planet Rail again. Many thanks.