Barges

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The feeling of gentle exploration characterises barge cruises. The warm atmosphere and excellent service provided by the English speaking crew combines to ensure a perfect inland cruising experience. All our featured barges are air-conditioned and boast wonderful sundecks and small spa pools.
Each cruise includes a comprehensive programme of excursions and visits. They are a blend of cultural, historical and general interest, which compliment the time spent drifting lazily along the waterways.

THE VESSELS
The vessels featured are some of the most comfortable available. All barges have outside facing cabins with en suite facilities, drawers and wardrobe space and opening portholes or windows. Each has spacious saloon and dining areas, central heating, air-conditioning or cooling and umbrella-shaded sun decks. Many have a small library, games and a music centre, while some carry bicycles for use on towpaths. Hotel barges are also available for exclusive charter by larger parties. Please note that children under the age of 12 years are not accepted unless it is a charter booking or a special family departure.

FOOD & DRINK
France is renowned for its food, and it is a point of pride that the food aboard our vessels can compete with some of the very best restaurants in each region. On board, the barges daily breakfast include fresh breads and pastries whilst lunches might be a delicious buffet of patés, charcuterie, salads, desserts, fruit and cheeses or a sumptuous picnic. Four or five course dinners are served each evening. Throughout the cruise you will sample fine wines, often from regional vineyards at both lunch and dinner.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Islands, Savannas & the Amazon: Around the World by Private Jet

Nights: 25 | from £70,600

An incredible around-the-world trip by private jet taking in spectacular destinations, like Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Monaco... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Special Interest

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Quintessential France

Nights: 9 | from £3,900

Step back in time for 9 nights as your explore France’s fascinating history: think cobbled streets, gleaming palaces, bustling city squares and world... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Burgundy Barge Cruise

Nights: 6 | from £3,150

Meet in Paris and drive to L’Impressionniste, moored in Fleurey-sur- Ouche, where a champagne welcome awaits you before enjoying a delicious dinner on... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Paris

Nights: 3 | from £1,050

Explore the City of Love's greatest historic and cultural sites on this intoxicating 3 night adventure. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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A Wine Infused Tour of Bordeaux

Nights: 4 | from £1,675

Upon arrival in Bordeaux you will be met by a member of the A&K team and driven to Les Sources de Caudalie, your home for the next four nights... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Honeymoons

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Anjodi

The eight passenger Anjodi is of classic Dutch design and has been specifically rebuilt to navigate the 300 year old Canal du Midi. She has been completely... Find out more

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La Belle-Epoque

La Belle Époque, a state of the art luxury hotel barge, has accommodation for 12 passengers and cruises the idyllic waterways of the Burgundy Canal. The... Find out more

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Renaissance

This beautifully appointed barge was entirely refitted in 2009 to create a luxuriously relaxed cruise experience. The Renaissance's lounge has comfortable... Find out more

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L'Impressionniste

The 12 passenger L'Impressionniste began life as a cargo barge in Holland, before being transformed into the powerful canal and river cruiser she is today.... Find out more

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Anjodi, France

France

Prices from £2,290pp saving up to £600pp for 7 nights
Travel on the 12th July or the 12th August and save up to £600 per person on board Anjodi staying in a stateroom. Prices are based on two sharing, inclusive of full board and private transfers.
Alternatively you may wish to charter Anjodi saving up to £5,000. Prices from £2,050 per person based on 8 people, valid for travel on the 5th or 12th July, 2nd, 23rd or 30th August 2015. 
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort***** , France

France

Prices from £1,035pp saving up to £380pp for 7 nights
Book a 7 night stay at Terre Blanche Hotel & Spa and receive 50% off the second connecting Premier Suite or Villa for families with children under 18 years. Prices start from £1,035pp based upon two adults & two children under 18 years in two interconnecting Premier Suites on a B&B basis, with private transfers and return flights. Valid for travel from now until 30th November 2015.

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Robert, Lucy and Nicola are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

Read about our latest experiences in Europe and the Middle East in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Europe team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 703 or enquire online


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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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I would like to say what a fantastic tour company you are!! You made me and my family’s holiday in March to Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort the best holiday ever and I want to thank you so much. You made me and my family feel like royalty. You should be so proud of the hard work and excellence in your job. Thank you millions.

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Best time to be there

Sunworshippers head to the beaches from June to September. The climate is mainly temperate with the south enjoying hot summers and mild winters.

Fly to

Bordeaux, Geneva, Marseilles and Paris (British Airways), Nice and Lyon (British Airways or bmi)

Train to

Paris and Avignon (Eurostar)

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GMT +1

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