Barging in historic Europe this spring

Chateau Vaux le VicometeFor those looking for a personalized cruise experience to Europe’s most fascinating and stunning places, then consider barging in Europe with European Waterways, Go Barging, and GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel and Tours.

“Barging offers numerous opportunities to meet the locals, visit areas inaccessible to larger vessels – it is ideal for families, couples, clubs or a group of friends to charter a barge,” said Patrick Tsung, president of GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel and Tours. 

Substantial savings are available this winter for barge tours for March & April 2010 to France, Scotland, England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium and Italy.

Save up to 25% or get free nights on various luxury barges

PARIS & BURGUNDY: 10 nights for the price of 6! 

Cruise aboard the luxurious 8 passenger “Renaissance” equipped with suites, fully stocked bar, heated Jacuzzi on deck, entertainment options for this special Paris Marathon Cruise.  Perfect for a family or group of friends.   Enjoy an extra four nights as the barge departs Paris and joins France’s oldest canal, the Briare.  Highlights include visiting Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, which inspired Versailles and site of the film, “The Man With the Iron Mask”.   Visit the medieval town of Chateau Landon, a walking tour of the 11th century Saint Severin Abbey, and wine tasting of Loire wines.  There are many opportunities to get off and walk and bike in the towns. Cruise date:  April 7-17, 2010.


GLP is offering 25% off an 8-passenger charter group price with special low prices available for 6 and 7 passenger groups.   La Nouvelle Etoile is the barge that will take you through the windmills, tulip bulb fields, cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and quaint towns of Gouda and Haarlem. Cruise date: April 4, 2010.

Provence, FranceCANAL DU MIDI & PROVENCE – 10% off!

Cruise aboard the 8-passenger Enchanté on 6 night excursions along the Cana du Midi or Provence, France.   Cruise highlights include Thau Lake with its mussel and oyster beds, tour of Aries, including the Roman Arena, visit to Pezenas, the “Versailles of the Languedoc, wine tastings, places where Vincent Van Gogh visited.    Must book by January 31, 2010 for discount.  Cruise date: March & April 2010.

BURGUNDY, UPPER LOIRE & SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS – 10% off all charter and cabin bookings for April and May 2010 cruises. 

Barged used are the L’Art de Vivre in Burgundy, Renaissance in Upper Loire and the Scottish Highlander in the Scottish Highlands. All of these cruises bring history to life as you pass through locks and rivers.   In Scottish Highlands, cruise by ancient castles on the water’s edge, heather-clad hillsides, the land of single malt and the Loch Ness mythical creature.   Must book by January 31, 2010 for discount.

Go Barging Cruises include the following:

  • HighlandsAll transfers, plus daily excursions by chauffeured barge mini van and inclusive entry fees to Castles, Exclusive Vineyards, Markets and local Historical and Cultural places of interest
  • The services of our experienced Captain / Host, Chef, Housekeeper(s) Driver/Tour Guide
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner aboard. All lunch and evening meals aboard are a gastronomic adventure with local produce
  • Local lunch ashore, once per week on most barges. Depending on the route, this may well be in a Michelin ranked restaurant
  • An excellent selection of fine regional and international wines and spirits plus all day Open Bar, tea and coffee
  • Use of barge facilities such as bicycles, library and on certain vessels, a spa pool

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