Barge cruises were originally made with the purpose of transporting goods in Europe from the 17th century to the 19th century and now have been remodeled to feel like boutique hotels without the bustling of the city and streets. They sail at a very slow speed of under 5 miles an hour allowing you to truly appreciate the scenery and usually hold around a dozen passengers making it a more private experience. Our Rhine Rivers will usually go through Germany, France, Switzerland and even the Netherlands. If you have any questions about our barge river cruises don’t hesitate to contact us for help.
Wine and Dine on the Rhine!
Explore Central Europe from the intimacy of a barge cruise. The relaxing pace and friendly atmosphere aboard these luxuriously renovated vessels invites you to breathe in the fresh countryside air as you travel canals and parts of the river that aren't accessible to typical riverboats.
While you may visit fewer places on your Rhine River barge cruise than a Rhine river cruise, you will have more time to enjoy the destinations along the way.
Some highlights of your barge cruise on the Rhine may include visiting the seldom-visited Saverne, navigating the large Réchicourt locks, and cruising the Rhine-Marne Canal and learning about the local heritage & cuisine.
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