French Country Waterways
About French Country Waterways:
You are greeted at the meeting point hotel by your guide, who then escorts the small group via private motorcoach or high-speed train to the mooring where the luxury hotel barge awaits. Once aboard, the cordial, English-speaking crew offers up French champagne (or any drink of your choosing). The first evening is spent getting acquainted with the crew, the barge’s layout and fellow passengers.
Each morning, the luxury hotel barge gets underway for the day’s cruise. As it navigates the frequent locks on the canal, it is easy to step directly ashore for a leisurely stroll. If you feel adventurous, take one of the barge’s bicycles to explore the quiet lanes and quaint villages nearby. Or simply relax on the sundeck and watch the lovely French countryside slowly unfold before you.
During the day, join an excursion via private motorcoach to a nearby point of special interest. Each itinerary has been selected to include a varied sampling of the region… romantic castles, historic towns, and renowned vineyards for wine tasting. At certain châteaux and estates, the tour will be conducted by the owner, whose family has been in residence for generations.
On one evening, passengers will be welcomed by one of France’s Michelin-starred restaurants for an elegant dinner ashore. The Captain will also arrange for you to enjoy special local events which occur during your cruise, from lively farmers’ markets to the fireworks on Quatorze Juillet.
Since the same high level of quality and service can be found on each of French Country Waterway’s barges, passengers can select their cruise based on the itinerary they find most intriguing. Whatever the destination, guests will discover a land of quiet beauty and gracious people, and gain a rare, insider’s perspective of provincial France.
French Country Waterways Ships:
- Adrienne, 12 Passengers
- Esprit, 18 Passenters
- Horizon II, 8 Passengers
- Nenuphar, 12 Passengers
- Princess, 8 Passengers
French Country Waterways Destinations:
- Central Burgundy
- Burgundy Cote d’Or
- Upper Loire Valley
Additional information about French Country Waterways:
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French Country Waterways Excursions: Click here for information on shore excursion for this line
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