European Waterways has announced savings on many remaining luxury 2016 barge departures including L’Art de Vivre and La Belle Epoque, cruising through the Burgundy region, and Anjodi and Clair de Lune, traveling the Canal du Midi. They are offering up to $2,500 off per cabin, with L’Art de Vivre and Anjodi also offering $8,000 off the whole boat charter price. Cruise rates are all-inclusive and on each hotel barge there is a crew that includes an English-speaking guide, master chef, hostesses and an experienced captain. Guests enjoy daily gourmet meals, fine wines, an open bar, spacious sun decks with spa pools, bicycles for independent exploration and daily escorted excursions including wine tastings.
“You couldn’t ask for a better time to visit France. Popular attractions are less crowded and the temperature is perfect for walking, cycling and sightseeing,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “Every cruise is an adventure of discovery. The Burgundy Canal, for example, winds through a land renowned for its vineyards, medieval towns, elegant châteaux, magnificent cathedrals, picturesque villages and wonderful local markets.”