All our hotel barges are available for private charter and depending on the one you choose, each can accommodate between up to 20 passengers. With a highly-trained and doting onboard crew – including captain, gourmet chef, hostesses and tour guide – at your disposal, embarking on a chartered cruise allows you the intimacy of your own private vessel along with the expert knowledge and assistance you would expect from a luxury hotel.
Here are a few of our themed cruises that would provide a memorable backdrop for an anniversary get-together.
Wine Appreciation Cruises
Oenophiles love the plethora of wine tours that we offer throughout France and Italy. In Burgundy or Bordeaux, Loire Valley or Languedoc-Roussillon, our carefully-crafted wine cruises offer you the opportunity to visit some wonderful, long-established wineries and vineyards, as well as explore the cultural and historical delights of each wine-growing region you cruise through. And, of course, there will be plenty of tasting opportunities both on and off the vessel – a perfect way to toast that special occasion!
If your family and friends are opera fans, this unique cruise will provide an unforgettable experience that will be a talking point at gatherings for years to come. Our 20-passenger hotel barge La Bella Vita will take you on a voyage across the charming Venetian Lagoon and up the River Po from Venice to Mantua, experiencing some of Italy’s world-famous opera venues along the way. You will enjoy a performance of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly in the stunning setting of the Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, and visit two historic theatres, Venice’s Gran Teatro La Fenice and the Teatro Bibiena in Mantua. All in all, a cruising experience to really sing about.
Our cycling cruises are an excellent option for a group of various ages and interests: with fully customisable cruises through the Loire Valley and Burgundy, you can choose the distances travelled each day. A specialist cycling tour guide will accompany you throughout your journey, enabling you to share in his/her considerable local knowledge as you soak up the sights and scenery of some breath-taking French locations.
If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate a special anniversary with family or friends, a hotel barge cruise on one of Europe’s beautiful inland waterways is a wonderful way to create memories that will last a lifetime.