Our curated portfolio of European Canal Barge Cruises for 2018 spotlights some of the finest barges and itineraries available today. Cruising Europe by barge is relaxing, elegant and always authentic. Glide aboard a floating country inn where every day brings you fresh gourmet meals and a charming new view, and disembark to visit secluded towns and villages, immersing yourself in beyond-the-guidebook cultural riches and experiencing Europe at its most delightful.
Savor Superb Onboard Cuisine & Wine
Dining on board your barge is simply inspiring. Each morning offers locally sourced baked goods, fresh fruits, yogurt, coffee and tea. Lunch delicacies, often served al fresco, may include colorful salads, silky pâtés and flavorful quiches. And dinner each night is a culinary odyssey prepared by an expert chef with market-fresh, local ingredients, paired with select fine wines.
Explore Onshore, On Foot or Bicycle
Canal cruising opens up endless opportunities to explore. Most vessels carry enough bicycles for everyone on board, allowing you to take a gentle pedal — or a stroll — along the scenic towpaths, or venture into a nearby village to experience local life firsthand, before rejoining your vessel at another lock along the cruise route.
Many canal barge journeys curated by A&K offer you the option of a private charter, when you and your circle of friends or family members hire an entire canal barge and enjoy sightseeing activities specially tailored to your interests. Now is a great time to charter a barge for 2018.
Before or after your cruise, experience Europe on a private Luxury Tailor Made Journey created just for you, planned with your interests and preferences in mind by an expert A&K Travel Consultant, and backed with 24/7 support from our five local offices throughout the Continent.