If you like the idea of slow, immersive travel, a barge cruise on one of Europe’s canals could be a great alternative to coastal or river cruising. Intimate and ideal for solo travellers and couples, there is an opportunity to meet people whom you will have a lot in common with; as most passengers will be well-travelled and having an interest in food and wine!

Barge Cruise Holidays

Our French barge cruises are also perfect for 'non cruisers' as you get none of the motion sickness you might find on larger vessels and you are free to hop on or off the barge and or catch up at the next lock. 

Join us on a leisurely barge cruise along the Canal du Rhône on Péniche Provencale and explore of some of the lesser-known waterways of the Camargue area. Rewarding excursions and fine French food and wine are balanced by afternoons of gentle cruising in a sociable atmosphere with refreshments to hand.

For those with fine tastes, Péniche Champagne will be the perfect barge cruise for you, sailing along majestic Marne canal through charming towns, visiting the Champagne region and tasting Champagne every day! Alternatively, you can follow the ‘Great Canal Journey’ of Timothy West and Prunella Scales on Péniche Alsacienne, barging through the beautiful scenery of the Marne-Rhine Canal, sailing past fairy-tale castles and through wonderful forests, mountains and valleys.