|European Waterways is rewarding multi-generational and small group travelers with early-booking specials of 10% off the whole-boat charter prices on many 2019 departures of the company’s luxury hotel barges, good when booked before September 14, 2018. These specials include the March 24 and 31, 2019 departures of the 12-passenger Panache as it cruises Holland during the beginning of the country’s famous tulip season. Prices for these cruises start at $53,550, a saving of almost $6,000.
In addition to departures in Holland, Panache is also offering 10% off whole boat charter prices on select departures in the Alsace & Lorraine region, which the vessel cruises later in the season. Prices for cruises on August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2019 start at $53,550, a saving of almost $6,000.
“Coordinating everyone’s vacation is probably one of the biggest challenges to families and groups,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “Advanced booking provides guests with greater flexibility on departure dates and in designing the itinerary. We can tailor their excursions to include more activities that better reflect the interests and passions of their party. For example, we can organize more family-friendly outings or culinary explorations, extra tee times for golfers or walking and cycling tours for the active travelers.”
Coming Up Roses
Featured in one of Europe’s most successful culinary series, “Rick Stein’s French Odyssey,” the 8-passenger Rosa hotel barge cruises the Gascony and Bordeaux regions of Southern France, with excursions that include wine tastings, tours of medieval towns, elegant chateaux, and colorful village markets. Whole boat charter prices start as low as $30,420 – a saving of almost $3,400 – for departures on April 14 and 21 and 28, as well as May 5 and 12, 2019.
European Waterways’ largest vessel, the stylish 20-passenger La Bella Vita, cruises the Venetian Lagoon, River Po and Canal Bianco between Venice and the Renaissance city of Mantua. Along the way, guests are immersed in a unique “voyage of discovery” that encompasses the Renaissance, Roman, Etruscan, and Byzantine cultures. Itinerary highlights include a tour of Venice, a visit to Chioggia’s colorful fish market, and dinner at the 17th century villa of Ca’Zen, accompanied by none other than the countess herself. Prices start at $66,960, a saving of $7,440. Eligible departures include March 24 and 31, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, and May 5 and 12, 2019.
A complete listing of specials and eligible departure dates can be found by visiting www.europeanwaterways.com.
About European Waterways
Hotel Barging is a boutique, unique experience which offers an immersive, all-inclusive “gentle voyage of discovery” that focuses upon the culture, history, fine wine and gourmet cuisine of the region. With a 6 to 20 person capacity and 1:2 crew ratio, European Waterways is able to provide an impeccable level of on-board service and can transport their guests on the intimate inland waterways that are inaccessible to larger vessels. This fascinating network of smaller canals allows for flexibility, spontaneity and ample opportunity to hop off and explore the beautiful surroundings via bicycle or on foot. In addition to this are daily, chauffeured excursions “off the beaten track” to a wide variety of enthralling locations, from exquisite wine tastings to private tours of stately homes. With over 40 years’ experience and a fleet that spans nine countries, European Waterways is the largest luxury hotel barging company in Europe. For more information, call 1-877-879-8808 or visit europeanwaterways.com.