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Barge Cruises in France

The focus of these itineraries is on relaxation, gastronomy and scenery.

Barge Cruises

Barge cruises offer you the ability to go where roads and rail cannot reach. Our characterful barges can take you on an adventure with its charming features and enables you to view the beautiful scenery around you. We invite you to take a journey on our royal barges, through the rivers of the world.

Gently cruise through French waterways, pausing to sip Champagne at a renowned Maison de Champagne, visit a traditional cheese maker to sample the authentic flavours, and visit notable châteaux, all on a fabulous cruise that exquisitely combines repose and culture.

Waterways of France

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France's Waterways from Paris to Champagne

Cruising down the famous Champagne route of France on the elegant Raymonde hotel barge, with excursions to the birthplace of Dom Pérignon and Meaux, this tour is a gastronomic delight. We also enjoy a grand tour of Paris during this all inclusive journey. This tour is operated by our sister comapny Great Rail Journeys.

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2020Jun

7 days from £2,095 pp

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Secrets of Provence

Sublime, sun-drenched towns and cities rich with history and glittering waterways await on this fabulous cruise holiday. This fabulous cruise brings you the very best of France's elegant Provence region. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunJulAugSep

7 days from £2,295 pp

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The Loire Valley Waterways

Cruise serenely along the idyllic waterways of the Loire Valley and take in the historic towns and villages that have grown prosperous on the bounty of the region's world-class wine trade. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunJulSep

7 days from £2,095 pp

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The Waterways of Alsace and Lorraine

On this all inclusive cruise, explore the hidden gems of Alsace and Lorraine, discovering many sights that lie off the beaten path. With visits to the medieval towns of Saverne and Sarrebourg, we travel on board the MS Madeleine, along these scenic waterways. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunSep

7 days from £2,295 pp

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The Waterways of Burgundy

Indulge in the scenery and produce of the famous Burgundy region, travelling along its picturesque waterways. Experience the Grands Crus Wine Circuit for an authentic flavour of wine-rich France. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JulAug

7 days from £2,195 pp

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Douro Cruise on the Spirit of Chartwell

Iconic port wine, enigmatic cities and Portuguese charm, all on a ship used by Her Majesty the Queen, makes this cruise one to remember. Discover the unique culture of the golden Douro river on board the exclusively chartered Spirit of Chartwell as you visit quintas, explore villas and sample Portuguese delicacies. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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Douro Cruise onboard The Spirit of Chartwell

Iconic port wine, enigmatic cities and Portuguese charm, all on a ship used by Her Majesty the Queen, makes this cruise one to remember. Discover the unique culture of the golden Douro river on board the exclusively chartered Spirit of Chartwell as you visit quintas, explore villas and sample Portuguese delicacies. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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Our Barges

At Rail Discoveries, we know that the itinerary and destination make up only part of the excellent cruise experience we strive for. On a barge cruise, your accommodation becomes part of the holiday, and your ship should be as comfortable, as luxurious and as elegant as possible - coincidentally, all things our ships happen to be!

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